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There are few people that you meet that completely make you look at life anew and make another way of living seem so fresh and easy to adopt. As far as creativity and entrepreneurial thinking goes- we all wish that our schooling could’ve been a head start rather than having to unlearn the reactive industrial age thinking before been able to succeed with new projects

John's a Canadian born creative who found his way to Bali in 1975 and intrigued by Bali's artisan tradition he started producing jewelry with the local craftsmen which grew into the now world famous John Hardy Jewelry.

I'd followed John Hardy's work after hearing his TED talk about his Green School Dream and I was both excited and nervous to interview him but his dry sense of humour with his serious concern for sustainable living made our relaxed conversation enthralling.

The classrooms of the Green School are wall-less bamboo buildings set in the jungles in Bali, these incredible spaces can only open kids minds and instil a love for nature and learning. Green School is a community integrated school with the kids learning from and creating for their society, empowering them to become green leaders.

Please enjoy this episode, with the fascinating John Hardy

What we chat about in this episode:

  • Bamboo buildings and the importance of working in a place that inspires you.
  • The similarities between schools and distilleries.
  • Why we need to focus philanthropic giving on fewer creative activities.
  • Inspirational spaces as the core for marketing creative projects.
  • Who succeeds between the Doers vs Fancy Dancers vs Dodgers

Links & People mentioned in this episode:.

Read more about the Green School in Bali

The 'green' gravitational water vortex electrical generation system

Luxury Bamboo design by Ibuku- the creators of Green Schools buildings Ibuku Bali

Get in touch with John Hardy

Thanks for listening and a huge thank you to John for joining me on this episode!

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