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Unbridled Entrepreneurs Lee and Wolfe counties August 4th, 2011

Engaging Complexity and Uncertainty

I was a city slicker thrown into towns with less than three stoplights where nobody cared to do anything. Fortunately, these towns had some really great looking rocks.
Insight gained: when thrown into a new area, stick to what you know and when in doubt? Study, study, listen and study some more!

Engaging Complexity and Uncertainty (part deux)

Insight gained: when in doubt- LEVERAGE THE POWER OF OTHER PEOPLE (or google)!!!

Berea Social Media Workshops -Hong Durandal mHZY&feature=related A slap in the face

Recognizing Opportunity

Vision statement
To encourage locals to become rock climbers and inspire rock climbers to become locals.

Developing Contacts to advocate change

Brenda Campbell- People Encouraging People (PEP) *Peter Hackbert Rick and Liz Weber-Muir Valley

David Terrill-Land of the Arches


Beattyville Chamber of Commerce

*Brenda Campbell

Nathan Sackett Black Diamond Equipment LTD.

*Facebook and e-mail

Eric Cox- formerly of LOTA campground

*Walk-in and Facebook

LOTA camp: a business with a vision

Mobilizing Resources
Federal and state grants are available Fiber-optic cable coming to Wolfe county Using social media as an effective marketing tool Well developed roads (could use better signs) Wolfe county is amenable to climbing Businesses and entrepreneurs already in place

Six abilities? More like a million!

You need to have passion and interest in what youre doing

You have to be able to laugh at yourself (and sometimes other people, especially when they trip)

I dont believe in regrets, but if I could go back I would get rid of my


A Chicago food snob likes Appalachian food?

Having all the pieces come together at last (most significant event)

Key Insight
insight /nsat/ Show Spelled[in-sahyt] Show IPA noun 1. an instance of apprehending the true nature of a thing, especially through intuitive understanding: an insight into 18th-century life. 2. penetrating mental vision or discernment; faculty of seeing into inner character or underlying truth. 3. Psychology . a. an understanding of relationships that sheds light on or helps solve a problem. b. (in psychotherapy) the recognition of sources of emotional difficulty. c. an understanding of the motivational forces behind one's actions, thoughts, or behavior; self-knowledge.

I belong here (for at least a little while)

-Educational reforms -Climbing community -economic development -Outdoor education development -Drug prevention -Oh- and did I mention? Its

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