Helping Ideas Leap Forward
For those of you unfamiliar with The Leapyear Project, it’s the self-education endeavor by a tall, lanky, middle eastern kid from Chicago named Victor Saad (yep…that’s me). For the past 10 months I have been shadowing entrepreneurs, finding apprenticeships, taking unusual classes and ultimately, creating my own MBA program. It’s a 12-month program of 12 experiences fusing design, business and social change.
However, I’ve always hoped this would be bigger than just one person doing something different. Throughout the past year and a half, I have asked a lot of people the question, “What risk would you take to change your life, community or your world.” Over time, The Leapyear Project has grown into a small community of people taking leaps: risks with a mission to improve something in their world. These have ranged from starting a corporate charity foundation to searching for long lost family members—all these stories are finding a place on the LeapYearProject.org. Now, with your help, they can make their way into an artistic book of inspiring, awakening and life-changing risks.
Head on over to the Kickstarter page to see all the incredible awards you could get with your support: Limited edition copies of the book, a project print designed by Debbie Millman, Leapyear Project-themed Bow Truss Coffee and Threadless tees, and so much more.
Ok…let’s do this!
PS: And BIG thanks to Charles Lee for letting me take a corner of his website to chat about this. This guy is something else, isn’t he?!