Wednesday, May 26, 2010
Blaine Huber is president of Huber Creative and has been in the advertising business for nearly 25 years. Blaine joined the Jake’s Cafe community Monday, May 24th.
On my first day at Jake’s Café, I moved my stuff in. A computer, a scanner, a printer. A few books. There. All moved in.
How about lunch with Milwaukee philanthropist Chris Abele? Okay. I didn’t really have lunch plans anyway.
I learned that Chris is the Chief Executive Officer of the Argosy Foundation. I learned that Argosy is a private family foundation founded in 1997 by John Abele, co-founder of Boston Scientific. That the mission of the Argosy Foundation is to support people and programs that make our society a better place to live. That their primary areas of support include the arts, education, the environment and health and human services.
I learned about the documentary film Art & Copy. About street artists in Los Angeles. About a mysterious man named Banksy. About Chris’ passion for supporting and rejuvenating communities and causes. And that he liked the bowtie pasta with chorizo.
Oh, and I learned that if the first day was any indication, this will be an adventure filled with great experiences. Great people. Great minds. And learning.
I met with a man who can list among his vast credentials having studied architecture with Frank Lloyd Wright at Taliesin.
His name is Matt Taylor. He lives in San Francisco. He is a designer, inventor, teacher, facilitator, sailor and entrepreneur. He has focused a fifty-two year career on the application of architectural design methods to solving complex, systemic problems found at the intersection of physical environments, ecologies, organizational practices and visionary ideas. This work involves business processes, tool-sets and software programs, and includes their expression and utilization in the design, construction and use of virtual and physical environments for collaborative work and sustainable creative living.
And it makes my brain throb just cutting and pasting that description from his web site: www.matttaylor.com
Before heading in to Jake’s Café this morning, I told my wife about Day One and Day Two.
Man, I can hardly wait to see what Day Three will be like.