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Town Hall #77 - Action - USA

Updated: May 23, 2022

Hosted by Mark Bergin - Founder and CEO of BETTER FUTURE and the Design Exec Club


Christina Hart - Principal at Studio Partnership llc

Dan Formosa - Consultant in design / design research / ergonomics / biomechanics

Harry West - Professor of Practice at Columbia University / Principal at Invisible Design

Jon Winebrenner - President & Founder at Hurdler Studios / Creative Director at Sonn Technology Rick Bell - Adjunct Associate Professor at Columbia University in the City of New York Ronnie Peters - Founder and CEO at 360 DESIGN & Creative Director at Hyperloop Transportation Technologies


“Power tends to corrupt, and absolute power corrupts absolutely. Great men are almost always bad men, even when they exercise influence and not authority, still more when you superadd the tendency or the certainty of corruption by authority.” - John Emerich Edward Dalbert-Acton
Ideas won't keep. Something must be done about them.” ― Alfred North Whitehead
“Action speaks louder than words” - John Pym
“Culture eats strategy for breakfast.” - Peter Drucker
“Tactics is knowing what to do when there is something to do. Strategy is knowing what to do when there is nothing to do.” - Savielly Tartakower



“It's important that you push your guests, even in the business experience, to come away with something else, not just what they came there for.” 0:58:19


“There are a lot of ideas out in the world ... the difficult part is making them happen.” 0:03:57


“To design is to make a decision.” 0:20:56


“There are all of these things that seem to get in the way of action right now, as opposed to just allowing people to inspire people.” 0:50:59


“Ideas aren't good enough, you have to do something about them.” 0:02:30


“We're seeing action being driven by the needs of humanity and the planet.” 0:07:35


“When you're moving, you can adjust, but if you never start moving, you can never adjust.” 0:02:48

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