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Gearing Up!
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Beautiful and Inspiring Words Given to Us…I Just Had to Share.
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Ready to Unveil the Foundation!
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Western Carolina University’s Final Presentation
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Oh the Anticipation!
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Thank you to All the Free Information Sources on the Web!
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Lights, Camera, Action!
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On a More Personal Note
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Which One Do You Think it Should be?
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We Are Taking a Page Out of His Book –

Gearing Up!

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Since we began this endeavor in 2013 we have made progress in leaps and bounds.  Despite being a team of 2 on and off.  2014 was full of “leaps” for World Tree Circle.  We teamed up with Western Carolina University’s Business College.  We have been able to interact with up-and-coming individuals in their field, helping us to gain new perspectives.  We now have the foundation for the actual community site.  As well as having built a fast growing group of followers on 3 different social media sites – most, if not all, of which are not duplicated from those 3 communities!western carolina univ logo

So it is with great pleasure we can announce that in this new year, we will continue to make great advances.  We will be teaming with WCU again this semester and will be assigned two teams.  One for the fundraising (most likely IndieGoGo or Kickstarter) and the other to focus entirely on the development of the site where our last student team left off.  This is extremely exciting.  I for one have very high hopes for this semester’s students.  We learned a lot from our last joint effort and will be able to improve on much this semester.

Also, along with defining exactly how much money we need to build World Tree Circle and fund the run, we are working on getting the run mapped out and deciding on the schedule for stops to meet new people along the way.  Our tentative date to head out from Highlands, NC, is June 14th.  We will have to keep up a pretty vigorous pace, but the goal is to be back in Franklin, NC, on August 10, 2015.  That will give our kiddos some time to unwind and get ready for the upcoming school year to start.  Considering all the places they will see, the new people they will have met, and the amazing things those people will have shared – we will all need at least that much time to sort of assimilate all we have experienced.

communicating across culturesWe will be doing intensive research on functions and places steeped in the cultures we have picked for this trip.  We want to get the best examples we can find here in the States.  If you know of something, or someone, we should be sure not to miss, please let us know.  Send us a quick note or email at info@worldtreecircle.com.

Here’s to Great things in the New Year!

 

Beautiful and Inspiring Words Given to Us…I Just Had to Share.

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World Tree Circle is the place that people turn to where products, businesses, and ideas whose goal it is to solve intractable problems, heal the earth, and share knowledge for the benefit of all are found. 

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Such beautiful words.  I can’t lay claim to them.  These are thanks to a World Tree Circle supporter like you.  Clarke’s dad, in fact.  From Clarke’s passionate explanation and defense of our pursuits to create this website, Mick has seen the picture described in his own words above.  World Tree Circle will be that, and so much more.  Our imagination is the limit.  It will be a simple social network for some.  For others it will be a tool.  And for those intrepid souls with limitless imaginations and faith it will be a place to gather with their fellow man and create a new world where we are all equal and beautiful.  Where we can solve the unsolvable and learn how to be…more.

In the words of Shakespeare, “We are such stuff as dreams are made on.”

 

Ready to Unveil the Foundation!

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We’re finally ready to show you what we have to so far.  Christian, Pat, Vin and Nadja worked hard over the last semester on how best to create this site for us all through surveys, focus groups, and lots of research.  Below is a screenshot of the foundation for the site that Christian and Pat turned over to us on Thursday.  There is still lots of work to do but now it is ready for all of you creative and giving Open Source designers to jump in and play!  It is being created on GitHub so you can look it up and see what we have so far.  We would love to see all your suggestions and comments and will be keeping an eye out for your Pull Requests.

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Western Carolina University’s Final Presentation

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What a day!  We were scheduled to be “on” at 10am this morning but due to a little snaffoo, our group presented at 10:30a instead.  We thought we had everything ready.  T-shirts for the team were done and bagged up ready to go.  We got to bed and were able to get a decent nights sleep, despite our excitement.  Even got out the door at a better than usual time.

Then we realized we left the shirts on the chair by the phone – back at the house.  We would have been doing okay, but there was a sweet English Staffordshire Terrier mama in the road on our way home that just wouldn’t get out of the road and stay there.  We couldn’t leave her there to get killed.  So, despite already running almost 10 minutes behind for a presentation that would last approximately 15 minutes, we tucked her into the car where she gratefully settled in and took her home to keep her safe until we could contact her owner with the number on her collar.

Dr. Yue Hillon was wonderful.  She let our group hold off and put another group up in our slot so that we wouldn’t miss our team present.  I’d like to say it went off without a hitch.  I’d be lying.  However, it was a very small hitch (not counting being 15 minutes late, of course).  Part of the powerpoint presentation didn’t load but Christian barely missed a bit with his speech and they all kept smiling and moving confidently forward.  It was great.

During the question portion there were great comments and shows of support and interest from the other business owners present.  It was exhilarating as well as enlightening.  we stayed after for a bit talking with the team about how we would implement many of their recommendations and received several offers for further help.  We will continue to work closely with Western Carolina University through their internship program as well as future ventures with the the Business College’s capstone projects whenever we can.  Dr. Hillon has been a tremendous help and would like to continue to do so going forward. So look to hear more of our great adventures with WCU, SBTDC, and Yue Hillon and Wendy Cagle in the future.

Team World Tree Circle (WCU) 2014-12-11

Oh the Anticipation!

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It feels like Christmas Eve a bit tonight at the World Tree Circle Headquarters.  Tomorrow is the day that the Western Carolina University Business College students will present all their hard work to the businesses that they have been teamed up with over the last semester.  We have been working pretty closely with our team, meeting once a week whenever possible.  We got lots of great ideas and the the bones of what will become World    Tree    Circle.  True, it will be the bare bones.  These students had a short amount of time to work on what will be a very dynamic site.  But it is real now.  Not just a concept in our heads, or even a mock-up on paper. Tomorrow our students will present that in front of other businesses and their fellow graduates.  How exciting is that?  The closest I can come to describing it is that feeling we had as kids in the wee hours before Christmas when we could finally get out of bed and run to the tree.  Anyone else know that feeling?  Do you have a holiday or occasion that elicits a similar feeling?  We’d love to hear about it!

We’d like to give a huge thank you to Patrick Ballance, Christian Crawford, Nadja Heller, and Vin Pratt  for all the support, ideas, and help you have given us.  It was a true pleasure.

We’ll be sure to share all the new stuff we get in the presentation tomorrow as soon as we can.

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Thank you to All the Free Information Sources on the Web!

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WTC would like to send out a thank you to all the great folks who have made sites that provide free information for anyone interested. Sites like Wikipedia, Khan Academy, YouTube, and so many others. THANK YOU!

Lights, Camera, Action!

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In preparation for a crowd-funding campaign to raise money for the run next summer, as well as the other expenses of building a site like this, we have decided to put together some short videos on YouTube.  Some are pretty rough and some aren’t bad, or at least won’t be after some more advanced editing.  The idea is to make World Tree Circle’s goals and plans as transparent as possible while showing that we’re your average family.  No special skills, tricks or great funds – just a really great idea that we are passionate about making a reality to benefit all of us so we’re doing all we can to make it happen.

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On a More Personal Note

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pee safelyWe’ve been so preoccupied of late with the more technical aspects of World Tree Circle that I’ve noticed less of a personal touch to the blog posts.  Sorry about that! 🙂

WTC is all about the web being a tool for us to get closer and connect on a personal level.  So its only right that we start with the blog.  What about some little articles about topics you might see Sun Rays for?

Funny as it sounds, “Where to find a safe public restroom while traveling” is an example that has come up on more than one occasion.  Make’s sense though.  Don’t you think?  We’ll all find ourselves in that situation at one time or another.  Unless you never leave your house, of course.

It doesn’t even have to be when you are somewhere on the other side of the world.  I mean, what if you’re across town and don’t know the area well?  You see my point?

No question is stupid.  Or so the saying goes.  We all have our quirky curious to satisfy.  Whether its where to find a safe public lou or whether frog legs taste like chicken or fish.  What questions would you like to ask?

We Are Taking a Page Out of His Book –

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Vishen Lakhiani with Elina Peek and 16 others in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Our leadership team as of Mar 24 2014, 10 years from the day we registered the domain Mindvalley.com. I love building diverse teams. This one has people born in 13 DIFFERENT countries and is 45% female leadership. When you get people from so many different backgrounds together it forces you to communicate, think, and innovate in far more interesting ways. A team with one gender and one cultural background is like a person operating with just one part of their brain. Diverse teams on the other hand, are like operating with your full brain potential. I always bet on diversity.

Our leadership team as of Mar 24 2014, 10 years from the day we registered the domain Mindvalley.com. I love building diverse teams. This one has people born in 13 DIFFERENT countries and is 45% female leadership. When you get people from so many different backgrounds together it forces you to communicate, think, and innovate in far more interesting ways. A team with one gender and one cultural background is like a person operating with just one part of their brain. Diverse teams on the other hand, are like operating with your full brain potential. I always bet on diversity.

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