We love asking the folks that inspire and excite us about what inspires and excites them. Check out their responses below.

Jeff Goodman | Children’s Book Author

Honestly? Children. If you’ve ever heard a child shout with excitement at the sight of a fire truck or seen a child focused on putting two puzzles pieces together, you know what I’m talking about. Even before entering the wild world of parenting, I got a sense of how intelligent and insightful kids are through a variety of camp counselor positions and volunteer opportunities. In many ways, they lead by example with their emotional honesty, curiosity, and creativity. Read more>>

Fernando Garibay | Music Producer & Polymath

I am inspired by novel ideas; particularly those that start out nebulous and molar in thought, but through iteration and refinement can turn actionable.
The challenge lies In curating which; from the vast sea of new ideas, are worth exploring. I stay mindful and disciplined not to allow the excitement of novelty, and our limbic biases; get in the way of empirically qualifying and validating which ideas should be followed through. Read more>>

YANYAN OUYANG | Artist

On the one hand, my inspiration comes from life, where most of my inspiration comes from. Almost all the time in my life is spent on painting and life itself. The two are entwined almost inseparably. Suppose life is a process of gaining; Then painting is a process of releasing. This process is a bit like breathing, exhaling and inhaling to make life balanced and calm. The other hand comes from the philosophy of some other outstanding artists. Read more>>