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Philip karmaauction

  1. 1. The Ripple Effect A Charity Focus Journey
  2. 2. Simple Beginnings <ul><li>----- Forwarded Message ---- From:  Andrew Hoppin <> Sent:  Tue, April 22, 2008 12:38:49 AM Subject:  Fwd: Circle of Sharing on May 11? Hey folks, how would you feel about us hosting a meditation + discussion evening May 11th?  It'd be 5-20 folks for a couple of hours.   My friend Nipun, who runs , is one of the most inspirational people I've ever met.   ah </li></ul>
  3. 3. The Nipun Effect <ul><li>Initial estimates 5-20 </li></ul><ul><li>RSVP’s 22 </li></ul><ul><li>Actual attendees 55+ </li></ul><ul><li>Conversation carries on till 2AM … </li></ul><ul><li>Nipun crashes at my apartment … </li></ul><ul><li>I woke up this morning speaking at the Charity Focus Retreat </li></ul>
  4. 4. The Failure Club <ul><li>a book-club like gathering of friends to pursue ‘life-defining’ projects. </li></ul><ul><li>Projects are ambitious & have strict 1 year deadline </li></ul><ul><li>Failure is almost certain from the outset </li></ul><ul><li>One is forced to confront Failure daily - for a year </li></ul><ul><li>Goals </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Develop a carpe diem, capricious outlook on life </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Develop a toolset for audacious goals </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Freedom from attachment to any outcome </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. The Failure Club <ul><li>Projects </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Personal, Professional, Artistic, Political </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>business ventures </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>a stand-up comedy performance </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>involvement with a presidential campaign </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Launch of a modeling career </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>A Triple Lutz </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. Amplifying Ripples <ul><li>The bell curve </li></ul><ul><li>Karmic Auction </li></ul><ul><li>Gifting the Gift of Giving </li></ul>
  7. 7. Starting more Ripples <ul><li>Replace “Luck,” with Random Acts of Kindness, and you get the idea </li></ul>
  8. 8. Karmic Auction <ul><li>Faced with options: Sell versus Donate </li></ul>
  9. 9. Karmic Auction <ul><li>Transforming cash value into exponentially greater ‘karmic’ value </li></ul>
  10. 10. Winning Bids <ul><li>Ken – works on NYS Thruway </li></ul><ul><ul><li>“We have the honor of unofficially &quot;fostering&quot; a single mother with a family of 6. I pledge to teach the 16 year old to drive and help find a car. This will enable extra curricular activities to broaden their horizons” </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>2 weeks later, the Thruway notified him he could donate a car from their storage lot </li></ul></ul>
  11. 11. Winning Bids <ul><li>Morgan </li></ul><ul><ul><li>“In addition to giving the computer to my grandparents, I will also promise to help out at the library once a week to help children at story time, I will volunteer at the animal shelter, and I will give away 10% of my next paycheck. I promise.” </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>She is 11 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Her ‘paycheck’ was her allowance </li></ul></ul>
  12. 12. Gifting the Gift of Gifting <ul><li>If the act of giving gifts is one of the greatest joys in life, </li></ul><ul><li>Then gifting that ‘gift of gifting’ is where I want to play </li></ul><ul><li>RAOK proxies </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Examples </li></ul></ul>
  13. 13. Trackable Smile Cards <ul><li>Simple addition to existing cards </li></ul>
  14. 14. Harmonics <ul><li>Ripples interact in infinite ways </li></ul><ul><li>With perspective, beauty is evident </li></ul>