A couple months ago, a buddy of mine lent me this book titled Not Impossible: The Art and Joy of Doing What Couldn’t Be Done. My buddy was correct in assuming that a lot of my ambition parallels the Mick Ebeling’s ambition, which is commit to build something to help someone, regardless of experience.
The book itself was easy to read. The story follows the author in his serendipitous adventure of helping out a graffiti artist named Tempt One. Diagnosed with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease), the artist lost his ability to do his art. As he trudges along, he discovers a niche to provide solutions to a specific person.
A prime example of Ebeling reaching his niche was when a corporate company did not feel or thought it was worth it to develop equipment for one of the author’s clients. Being stubborn, the author collected his independent resources to build the client’s solution.
I won’t spoil much more but this book was a reaffirmation of where I think we’re headed as a society. There is a large gap between individual needs of a person and availability of supply. Technology can fill in that gap but it’s going to take leaders like Mick Ebeling to lay the foundation in a rapidly changing world.
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