Idealist founder Ami Dar is a pretty special guy.
Israeli-born and raised in Mexico, he backpacked through South America as a young man with an idea reverberating in his mind: what if there were a global network that could help connect people and organizations, so we could do more with all the resources we have?
As soon as the Internet was ready, Idealist was born.
Now, we’d like to revisit a commencement speech he gave at the City University of New York a few years back.
And guess where a lot of his big ideas and values came from? His mama.
“My mom taught me a few important things through her words but mainly through example… Keep fighting, cut through all those fears, treat each other well, and never stop laughing.”
Here’s to all the mothers out there who are leading the world with persistence, love, and strength.
What did your mama teach you? Enlighten us in the comments.