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Feast Talks: Kenna and Compassionate Capitalism is available on AllDayBuffet.org (Aug 2010).

Kenna is a Grammy nominated recording artist with an amazing talent and a huge heart. At the 2009 Feast Conference he shared his biographical background as well as his influences and passions.

After learning that his father contracted a water-borne illness at a very young age, Kenna was able to become more directly connected with causes he had previously supported. Thankful for “compassionate capitalism,” the artist teamed up with corporations and other groups to further his goal of providing clean water for people around the world.

Watch his engaging talk HERE to learn some interesting facts about Kenna. Find out why he refused to be put on the bill when touring with No Doubt, his engagements with world famous author Malcolm Gladwell, and his thanks to his anonymous Wikipedia updaters.

For more riveting talks from previous Feast events go to www.feastongood.com/videos.

See music from Kenna at www.okkenna.com.

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This excerpt is taken from an interview by Christa Avampato with Jerri Chou (Co-Founder of All Day Buffet) in The Examiner (Jan 2010). READ the full article.

Christa: What advice would you give to others considering starting their own business, particularly in this economy?

Jerri: Go for it! Be smart about what you’re doing, don’t replicate efforts someone else is taking, make sure it’s a good idea, that it’s financially sound, and that this is really what you love and will fulfill your personal and professional goals. Getting advisers and peers to give you honest feedback is crucial — the key word here is ‘honest’.

Ultimately, pushing the button boils down to your gut. If you’re passionate about it and feel it’s the right moment in time and that you’re the right person to start your business, you should do it. Very few really great opportunities to affect change and make the world a better place grace us and they rarely (if ever) happen more than once. It’s not something you should let pass by.

Take an honest look, but most likely, the worst that could happen is generally that you fail and have to get another job. Even then, at least you tried and you will learn more about work, the world, and yourself than you ever would have otherwise.

Jerri Chou on Twitter@jchou
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