GoPro Founder Nick Woodman & “The Two Most Important Days of Your Life”

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Please: watch this video, no matter what your age.

In a candid, thoughtful, funny, and inspiring interview at alma mater UC San Diego, Nick Woodman brings to life something Mark Twain said (and interviewer Armin Asahi beautifully opens with): “The two most important days in a person’s life are the day you are born and the day you find out why.”

I’m betting many of you know exactly what this means.

And even if you don't, read on.

I watched through the whole thing and took copious notes, but I’m not sharing them with you.

Instead, I invite you to take a break with me from our gearhead tendencies and enjoy a healthy dose of mindfulness in your own way.

It's that good.

A Conversation with GoPro's Nick Woodman

Via Youtube Description:

(Visit: www.uctv.tv) Seeking legendary surf breaks along with a great education, Nick Woodman (Muir '97) enrolled at UC San Diego with the goal of graduating with a degree that would prepare him for a career in finance or maybe even law. What he got instead was a degree in visual arts, a wife he met in class and a dream job as founder and CEO of the world's fastest growing camera company, GoPro. Join GoPro's Nick Woodman as he reminisces about his days at UC San Diego and describes how he's leveraging his passions and perseverance into growing a multi-billion dollar company. Recorded on 06/06/2014. Series: “The Career Channel” [8/2014] [Business] [Show ID: 28380]

You can also read about this on UCSD.TV “A Conversation with GoPro’s Nick Woodman”

(cover photo credit: snap from the video)

Hugh Brownstone

Hugh Brownstone

Hugh is the founder of Three Blind Men and An Elephant Productions. He and the team write, direct, shoot, score, and edit web-centric films; conduct photo shoots; and write copy, white papers and blog posts. Hugh also writes screenplays (he recently optioned a TV pilot) and just published his first eBook (Apple's iPhone: The Next Video Revolution). If it's about telling stories, it's in their wheelhouse.

And always with the ambition of authenticity, humanity and wit.
Hugh Brownstone

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