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Years ago Google gave us search - and we shared with them what we were looking for.Then Google gave us Gmail - and we shared with them what we were talking about.Google also gave us Maps - and we shared with them where we live and go.We also got Chrome - and shared with them what we were looking at.Then came Android - and we gave them a window into the way we communicate.Then Google purchased Nest - and we gave them the right to know how we live.Now Google gives us Glass - and we gave them the right to know everything we do.Google gave us the gift of 1984 - thank you! It’s great being watched all the time!

Years ago Google gave us search - and we shared with them what we were looking for.
Then Google gave us Gmail - and we shared with them what we were talking about.
Google also gave us Maps - and we shared with them where we live and go.
We also got Chrome - and shared with them what we were looking at.
Then came Android - and we gave them a window into the way we communicate.
Then Google purchased Nest - and we gave them the right to know how we live.
Now Google gives us Glass - and we gave them the right to know everything we do.

Google gave us the gift of 1984 - thank you! It’s great being watched all the time!

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… another drawing from Emily for our Haiyan relief campaign at bricksforhope.com. Spread the word and help rebuild the Philippines. Your contribution is a simple repost :)

… another drawing from Emily for our Haiyan relief campaign at bricksforhope.com. Spread the word and help rebuild the Philippines. Your contribution is a simple repost :)

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check out Emily Rodger’s cute little campaign girl … she is doing a series of pro bono drawings for our Philippines relief campaign . See more of her other work on her FB page. Thanks Emily!

check out Emily Rodger’s cute little campaign girl … she is doing a series of pro bono drawings for our Philippines relief campaign . See more of her other work on her FB page. Thanks Emily!

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Bricks-For-Hope is the world’s first crowd-sourced reconstruction project! Caritas Manila is using the latest technology to unite the global community to rebuild Salcedo in Eastern Samar (Philippines), an area that was badly devastated by #Haiyan. Check it out:www.bricksforhope.com

Bricks-For-Hope is the world’s first crowd-sourced reconstruction project! Caritas Manila is using the latest technology to unite the global community to rebuild Salcedo in Eastern Samar (Philippines), an area that was badly devastated by #Haiyan. Check it out:www.bricksforhope.com

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I really like your blog. Esspecially the post about that we are moving away from words to pictures which I always new was kind of ridiculous. I wanted to know why are you using kickstarter and not some traditional form of funding ie angel/mentor for seed funding?

Thanks for following me. We’re using both traditional investing and our own crowd funding platform. The reason is that we believe that using crowd funding will allow more people to get involved and show their support. Our philosophy is to create mindshare and by just having a few big investors, we forgo this opportunity. If you believe that great ideas need people to think and talk about them - spread the word :)

Why we need a Kickstarter for Causes
A few months ago my friend Jatin and I considered using Kickstarter for our new company 48Bricks (48Bricks.com).  We realized that the first thing you cannot do with Kickstarter is launch a campaign for a cause. However there are many important non-profit organizations out there and over 40% never reach their fundraising goal. - We need a new Kickstarter for causes!
When looking at most fundraisers, you may think that it’s all about the money.  But money doesn’t necessarily create mindshare. However it is mindshare that makes an idea fly … plus it certainly helps a lot when you want to raise money.  Check this out: If a charity raises $10,000 from 10 donors, they created 10 supporters. However if they raise $100,000 from $10,000 donors, they created a movement for change – and while the money raised is really important, it’s the movement that makes lasting change possible.
… we ended up developing the solution for causes ourselves – there was just too much of a vacuum to be filled.

Why we need a Kickstarter for Causes

A few months ago my friend Jatin and I considered using Kickstarter for our new company 48Bricks (48Bricks.com).  We realized that the first thing you cannot do with Kickstarter is launch a campaign for a cause. However there are many important non-profit organizations out there and over 40% never reach their fundraising goal. - We need a new Kickstarter for causes!

When looking at most fundraisers, you may think that it’s all about the money.  But money doesn’t necessarily create mindshare. However it is mindshare that makes an idea fly … plus it certainly helps a lot when you want to raise money.  Check this out: If a charity raises $10,000 from 10 donors, they created 10 supporters. However if they raise $100,000 from $10,000 donors, they created a movement for change – and while the money raised is really important, it’s the movement that makes lasting change possible.

… we ended up developing the solution for causes ourselves – there was just too much of a vacuum to be filled.

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Perfection is achieved, not when there is nothing more to add, but when there is nothing left to take away.
Jatin Patel
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Got my hands on a Selmer Chorus. What a treat.

Got my hands on a Selmer Chorus. What a treat.

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