i made footnotes for my TED talk…

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dear ones…

i’ve been meaning to tell you guys this but keep forgetting, and this is a perfect time: i just **annotated** my TED talk.
today i’m hunkering down to write a keynote speech for a conference of fundraisers and cool-ass non-profit people in holland and i’m revisiting all these themes. i’d love to hear thoughts from you guys ESPECIALLY THOSE of you who have REAL JOBS in the world of non-profit-ness, fundraising, etc…did anything in the book/the talk stand out to you? help you? anything you think that this humble artist could share with the world of real people sitting behind real desks making real phone calls could say?
i’m reading these comments today. hit me….
by the way, re: the TED talk…i can’t effing believe this but it’s gotten almost TWENTY MILLION VIEW across various platforms. i mean, it’s no “friday” or “call me maybe”, but it busts my heart open to know that so many people have experienced it. WHAT THE actual fuck. i mean yeah.
it’s funny….the TED talk led to the book, which led to the accumulated two or so years of my creative life that feels like it got spent TALKING about WHAT I DO and HOW i DO IT rather than spent DOING IT…
but i’m also starting to think i’m bullshitting myself when i say that.
the message is the message, whether it be in the form of a TED talk, a song, a book, a keyote, a patreon blog, a tweet, a fucking hug in a dark room with a stranger. you got that?


and as far as the annotating: TED added a feature to their website about a year ago where you could add links and media to your talk for those veiwing it online….just click on “speaker’s footnotes”.

zee link:


i spent quite a bit of time working on the links…enjoy. and while i’ve got you here and i’m reading comments, for god’s sake if you have any ideas about what i could also add, HIT ME.

i can add more footnotes ANYTIME.
i’m readin….



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