What is your sign?

I’m a Pisces, and yes, I love the water.

Favorite Movies?

V for Vendetta, Blade Runner, Ocean’s Eleven

What books have you read that change your life?

Oh man,
The Epi-Paleo Prescription, 4 Hour Work Week, The 4th phase of Water, Man’s Search for Meaning, The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy, Bold, The War of Art.

What would you R3SET?

I would R3SET the idea that we need to wait for someone or something else to present a solution to problems that we see.  We are the ones that we are waiting for, it’s time to take ownership of that power.

Crazy Indulgences

Reading blogs or listening to Alan Watts in middle of the night and not being able to fall asleep because I’m too fascinated by what I just learned.

Secret Obsessions

Not so secret, drinking wine and discussing biophysics and entrepreneurship.
Pretty secret, reading about different personal and organizational productivity methods and trying to combine them into one crazy system.
I’ll have to kill you if I tell you secret, uncooked brownie batter

What are some of your most memorable R3SET Moments?

Meeting innovators like Jack Kruse, Neil Strauss, and Dave Asprey at conferences like Bulletproof and Voice and Exit.
Our 2nd EQUAROX festival with fire dancers, a car show and over 20 musicians and bands to celebrate and support social justice.
Oh and selling my car to pay for it. Ha.

What do you bring to the R3SET Movement?

I have another car now I could sell. Ha.  Plus I bring a serious passion to work, an unending thirst to help people solve problems and take the next step in human evolution. Technologically, socially, and spiritually.

What is your sign?

I’m a LEO. 

 

Favorite Movies?

The Matrix 

Independence Day

Interstellar

 

What books have you read that change your life?

In the Belly of the Beast
Harry Potter Series. J.K. Rowling is a creative genius.

What would you R3set?

I’d R3SET the healthcare system in America. We’ve become overdependent on pharmaceuticals, driving profit over taking care of the common man or woman. Monetarily and culturally we are over invested in paying attention to our health only when something is wrong, and underinvested in the pursuit of understanding, “what makes us optimal?”

I’d also R3SET the mainstream notion of  human civilization being 10,000 years old – 12,000 years old, progressing and advancing linearly. There are archeological sites that continue to unearth evidence of cultures and societies with civilized and organized ways of life dating back far further than we originally supposed. Still many more sites and megaliths are either A. unknown for how old they actually are or B. undiscovered. As evidence and research continues to pour in, we are continuously rewrite our past, and that plays a critical role in our future.

Crazy Indulgences

oh yeaaaa.

 

Secret Obsessions

Watching Starcraft 2 Esports

 

What are some of your most Memorable R3set Moments?

On a Mission Trip

I’ll never forget my mission trip to Guanaja, Honduras at 12 years old. We rebuilt a school that had been destroyed by a hurricane. It completely opened my eyes to the vastness of ways of life being expressed on our planet, and gave me a much different perspective on what was actually meaningful to me in my life. Looking up at the night sky out on a dock, the stars had never been so bright, and possibilities never so tangible.

Mono In College

After my bout with mono, (I got my ass kicked) I never felt the same. Sometimes, bad memories can lead to great personal triumphs. Mono set me on the path to exploring and understanding what personal wellness is.

 

What do you bring to the R3set Movement?

Professionally I bring a mix of right brain and left brain thinking; Project Management, Creative Strategy, Business Development, Marketing, Organizational productivity consulting, and a few others.

I’m driven by a desire to launch new business models and businesses that achieve sustainable profits and are regenerative in nature when it comes to the betterment of mankind.

PITTSFIELD — At first, #R3SET sounds like it could be the name of a droid in Star Wars and, in a way, it is. Like R2-D2 and C-3PO, this local startup, an interactive media company which bills itself as “the first member-owned media network for change makers,” seeks to meld technology with organic human emotion and interaction.

Like their film counterparts, #R3SET’s four founders — two of whom live in Pittsfield — are part of a band of rebels seeking to liberate themselves and others from what they see as an evil (media and advertising) empire by aspiring to a nobler ideal while simultaneously harnessing and capitalizing on the power of the small screen, which looms so much larger than the big screen in the current cultural cosmos.

When Star Wars first came out in 1977, the # symbol was still just a number sign. Nowadays, the hashtag is a way of classifying and grouping topics together in the digital multiverse, like a Dewey Decimal System for the 21st Century. It is also the coat of arms of the millennial generation, which is one reason #R3SET’s founders — three of them millennials — chose to make it part of the company name.

According to 27-year-old co-founder and Pittsfield native, Patrick Danahey, #R3SET evolved from RESET for three main reasons, reflecting the 3 in the title.

– The first was branding. Substituting 3 for E distinguishes them from all the “resets” online.

– The second reflects the partners’ belief in thinking on three levels — self, community and world.

– The third reason builds on the second one. #R3SET is incorporating as a benefit corporation, a type of for-profit entity authorized in 30 states and the District of Columbia, that includes positive impact on society, workers, the community and the environment in addition to profit as its legally defined goals. #R3SET’s founders believe in the B corporation mantra of having a triple bottom line — profit, people, planet — as the bedrock of their by-laws. This commitment to core values permeates everything the company does and is, right down to its ownership structure.

Written by Avi Dresnar
Read More at the Berkshire Eagle

http://www.berkshireeagle.com/stories/r3set-business-owners-use-innovation-to-succeed

PITTSFIELD — At first, #R3SET sounds like it could be the name of a droid in Star Wars and, in a way, it is. Like R2-D2 and C-3PO, this local startup, an interactive media company which bills itself as “the first member-owned media network for change makers,” seeks to meld technology with organic human emotion and interaction.

Like their film counterparts, #R3SET’s four founders — two of whom live in Pittsfield — are part of a band of rebels seeking to liberate themselves and others from what they see as an evil (media and advertising) empire by aspiring to a nobler ideal while simultaneously harnessing and capitalizing on the power of the small screen, which looms so much larger than the big screen in the current cultural cosmos.

When Star Wars first came out in 1977, the # symbol was still just a number sign. Nowadays, the hashtag is a way of classifying and grouping topics together in the digital multiverse, like a Dewey Decimal System for the 21st Century. It is also the coat of arms of the millennial generation, which is one reason #R3SET’s founders — three of them millennials — chose to make it part of the company name.

According to 27-year-old co-founder and Pittsfield native, Patrick Danahey, #R3SET evolved from RESET for three main reasons, reflecting the 3 in the title.

– The first was branding. Substituting 3 for E distinguishes them from all the “resets” online.

– The second reflects the partners’ belief in thinking on three levels — self, community and world.

– The third reason builds on the second one. #R3SET is incorporating as a benefit corporation, a type of for-profit entity authorized in 30 states and the District of Columbia, that includes positive impact on society, workers, the community and the environment in addition to profit as its legally defined goals. #R3SET’s founders believe in the B corporation mantra of having a triple bottom line — profit, people, planet — as the bedrock of their by-laws. This commitment to core values permeates everything the company does and is, right down to its ownership structure.

Read More at the Berkshire Eagle

 

http://www.berkshireeagle.com/stories/r3set-business-owners-use-innovation-to-succeed,502511

What is your sign?

Taurus? Yes , I am stubborn which makes me a great entrepreneur!

 

Favorite Movies?

The Matrix Trilogy

Black Panther

 

What books have you read that change your life?

Natalie Goldbergs: Long Quiet Highway

The Autobiography of Malcolm X

Gary Zuckoff: The Seat of the Soul

 

What would you R3set?

“The ideology that we have to go back to is old African principles. In order to heal our nation,  we have to reinsert African American history, because these values/principles have been removed from society, yet they will help society move more holistically and heal. ”

 

Crazy Indulgences

Dulce De Leche ice cream

Politics , I love my Rachel Maddow and Visual Politks

Black Ancient Civilization and History

 

Secret Obsessions

History Channel’s Ancient Aliens  

UFC MMA

 

What are some of your most Memorable R3set Moments?

As an Artist

Reading Poetry with the  late pulitzer prize winning Gwendolyn Brooks

In Business

The moment I became an entrepreneur and I got my first check from a customer. It change my world.

Personal

Coming out as a “same gender loving man” it was the moment I experience true personal liberation.

 

What do you bring to the R3set Movement?

I have over 30 years of expertise in developing companies through critical start-up or turnaround situations, while coordinating rapid-growth market expansions.

I am a master creator and initiator of goodwill by effectively communicating “value added opportunities” that generate mutual investment buy-in for all community stakeholders’ i.e.strategic partners, organizational affiliates, community/special interest groups, and corporate partners.