85: A Slingshot Opportunity to Make the World a Better Place

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Show Notes:

“You want to solve problems to fight poverty? Awesome. You need to learn the gift of empathy and you need to serve people you need to eat and drink with people who are under-resourced.”

This week on the Caged Vision Podcast, we have a very special guest, Justin Miller from Slingshot Memphis.

What is Slingshot? Well, as you’ll find out, Justin and his team are using analytics to change the way people change Memphis, and...maybe even the world.

Listen to how an idea and the search for the intersection of value turned into a non-profit that is garnering attention around the world.

Here are a few of my favorite quotes:

What’s your intersection of value? What you are built to do and what might be good for the world...

What would you do with a slingshot opportunity to make the world a better place?

They don’t have the time, money or resources to have a really meaningful feedback loop. And it’s a donor-driven problem to be quite frank. From that work, I determined that I could raise a lot of capital, but if we’re spreading it around like peanut butter, but if we don’t have a conduit to pivot and make better decisions over time...I don’t know if things are going to get better. And so, from that, we birthed slingshot to do that on behalf of our non-profit portfolio.

I’ve always been interested in finding that intersection of value between what I’m good at, what I care about, what I’m passionate for and couple that with what the world needs.

Our world view is so bubbalicious. It’s not as big of a deal as sometimes we make it. How might we give yourself permission to take more risks, to do more good.

In my experience, most of us, myself included, we tend to gravitate towards that which already exists. We want to innovate our way to change...and it can be really dangerous.

Real leaders really want to know the answer to the only question that matters...Is it working?

Change the way we change Memphis.

What advice would you give your 20-year-old self? “I love to learn. I spent a lot of time, especially at that age in a book. I wonder if I would go back in time and tell my 20-year-old self, do that...do more of it AND be in the world. Study and think and problem solve and give and learn and be in a relationship with people who aren’t like you.

“You want to solve problems to fight poverty? Awesome. You need to learn the gift of empathy and you need to serve people you need to eat and drink with people who are under-resourced.”

You can reach the team at Slingshot Memphis HERE