I have decided to embark on a new and exciting adventure: I have launched my own podcast called “On The Shoulders Of Giants”. Here’s why …
The purpose of the podcast is to create my own meaningful contribution to the world and to the society I live in beyond the work I do in my regular job, while also sharing and reflecting who I am and what I believe in and inspiring anyone who chooses to listen with the stories of my guests.
The metaphor of dwarfs standing on the shoulders of giants (Latin: nanos gigantum humeris insidentes) expresses the meaning of “discovering truth by building on previous discoveries”. This concept has been traced to the 12th century, attributed to Bernard of Chartres. Its most familiar expression in English is by Isaac Newton in 1676: “If I have seen further, it is by standing on the shoulders of giants.”
The premise of the podcast is that at our core, none of us were meant to be common. We have giants living among us who have figured out how to be uncommon and have inspired greatness. My goal is for them to share their story about how they started ‘incredible’ out of nothing, or how they broke the status quo, or faced down adversity, or took the road less traveled. We also discuss how their lives (professional and personal) mix everyday to create lessons and insights for us to follow.
To start, my Podcast guests will be Vermonters. Why Vermont? Because that is where I live and these are the people that are impacting lives around me. Vermont is also the embodiment of inspiration … the little engine that could … the state that defies all conventional wisdom and charts its own path! This is where I find my inspration!
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