Episode #15: Build Your Thriving Community With Maryland Governor Candidate Alec Ross

Our first interview of the year just might be our most important.  That’s because I speak with Alec Ross – a 2018 Maryland gubernatorial candidate, New York Times best selling author, tech entrepreneur and former senior advisor on Innovation, to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.

This conversation is different from our previous interviews because we focus on community and other people.  In particular, Alec and I talk about how we can create thriving communities that are stronger … that lift each other up, and help everyone to thrive.

When we think about how we can really improve our lives to thrive, we often look inward.  That’s a real missed opportunity if we don’t look outward as well.  Other People Matter.  Just about everything good we experience in life – be it at work, in our families, at school, in sports … whatever it is, is almost always in the presence of other people.

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In today’s episode, Alec and I discuss:

  • The most effective habits you can adopt to cultivate a thriving community in your life
  • Insights into why education plays such an important role in our life and well-being
  • Great book recommendations for understanding the economy, politics, and how we can improve in our life
  • And so much more!

Books Alec Recommends

Plutocrats: The Rise of the New Global Super-Rich and the Fall of Everyone Else by Chrystia Freeland

Originals: How Non-Conformists Move the World by Adam Grant

All the King’s Men by Robert Penn Warren

Bonus Book Recommendation by TomFlourish by Martin Seligman

Check Out These Resources Mentioned

The best place to find out more about Alec, his Maryland gubernatorial campaign, and his platform, is at his website.

Read more about Alec’s equity based child care through Income Sharing Agreements

Connect with Alec on Twitter and Facebook

Sign up to be a volunteer on Alec’s gubernatorial campaign

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