According to Yasuhiku Genku Kimura Buddhist teachings: "Passion is not something we have, it's who we are as a cosmic destiny." When we are being our passion we are enlivened and attract a community who shares our vision. When we aren't being our passion, we are driven and motivated, which leaves us unfilled at the finish line of our goal. Nadav Wilf has spent his life building communities and when he heard this philosophy, it clicked to him that passion is the key to building communities who will take action towards achieving a vision. Nadav encourages us all to, "Find and share our passions freely and often, as we never know who shares them and is just waiting to meet us."
Nadav has 12 years of experience building, investing in and selling tech startups. Nadav founded Matrix Media Technologies, a leading search engine optimization firm, driving millions of visitors annually in search for Fortune 500 and top tech clients. Matrix was acquired by GearyLSF, the largest interactive agency in San Diego, in 2009.
After MatrixMT, Nadav chose to shift his focus on creating impact in the world and founded Enlightened.org, a platform for businesses to integrate philanthropy into everyday life. After Enlightened ran out of cash, Nadav joined Peter Diamandis, founder of the XPRIZE Foundation, as Chief Possibility Officer and partner in HeroX. HeroX is a spinoff of XPRIZE and the leading platform for incentive challenges.
This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at http://ted.com/tedx