We are proud of the Austin Live|Work project and have learned many lessons along the way. The challenge of building living and working spaces with community continues.
If you’re interested in further action, or can refer a good fit for this challenge and opportunity, please contact Marnie at (512) 710-7007.
Commitment to the execution of an idea in the land and community development space will take a variety of skill sets. Among them will include those from the real estate acquisition, construction, design, permaculture, legal and tech spaces, among others.
This startup model is not designed to be explained through brief social media interaction, hence the reason for assembling a small dedicated team to stay it’s course.
In the meantime, it’s a good sign if you identify with any of these quotes:
“The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second best time is now.” – Chinese proverb
“Great minds discuss ideas; average minds discuss events; small minds discuss people.”
– Eleanor Roosevelt
“Before dreaming about the future or making plans, you need to articulate what you already have going for you – as entrepreneurs do.” – Reid Hoffman, LinkedIn co-founder
“People respond well to those that are sure of what they want.” – Anna Wintour, editor-in-Chief, American Vogue
“As a leader, it’s a major responsibility on your shoulders to practice the behavior you want others to follow.” – Himanshu Bhatia, Founder and CEO, Rose International
“The fastest way to change yourself is to hang out with people who are already the way you want to be.” – Reid Hoffman, LinkedIn co-founder
“You just have to pay attention to what people need and what has not been done.” – Russell Simmons, Def Jam founder
“There’s lots of bad reasons to start a company. But there’s only one good, legitimate reason, and I think you know what it is: it’s to change the world.” – Phil Libin, CEO of Evernote.
“If you can’t feed a team with two pizzas, it’s too large.” – Jeff Bezos
“Nothing works better than just improving your product.” – Joel Spolsky
“It’s hard to do a really good job on anything you don’t think about in the shower.” – Paul Graham
“If you can’t fly then run, if you can’t run then walk, if you can’t walk then crawl, but whatever you do you have to keep moving forward.” – Martin Luther King, Jr.
“I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.” – Thomas Edison
“I believe in a quiet, strong and grounded leadership. I think some of the best leaders are those whose work is widely known and respected but who, themselves, are relatively unknown.” – Rachael Chong, founder/CEO, Catchafire
“Somewhere in the world there is a darkness only you can heal. To do it, you have to face your shame.” – Noelle Schwantes, author and founder, Change Your $tory
“Our fear of the unknown and our fear of making mistakes trick us into focusing on what we don’t know or can’t do. When we give ourselves the freedom to be uncertain and less than perfect, then we can start thinking, ‘What do I know? What can I do?’ That’s when the adventure starts — learning, thriving, conquering, failing, recouping, and having a ton of fun.” – Kristin Smith, COO, Dolly, Inc.