#256 Mark Rabo on Appreciating Beauty, Becoming a Polymath and Carving Out Community in the Digital Age
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Excited to share with you today a very special conversation with someone I've only met once who left a big impression on me.
The short story is that I got more from a two-hour chat with Rabo (Polish-Canadian Engineer, Writer and Product Manager) at the launch of Mark Dowd's new business in December than frankly, I have in most relationships outside of my inner-circle.
Today's podcast is my attempt to recreate some of that magic and dive deeper into a wide-range of rabbit holes we left unexplored including:
- Practical ways to slow down and appreciate beauty
- Why community is so broken in the 21st Century
- How Rabo's simple, yet powerful app can help
- The value of intergenerational relationships
- Navigating the tension between wanting to show up with the desire to escape
- His path into becoming a polymath and why the advice to "find your passion" never worked for him
- Some of the strange jobs he's had along the way (from documentary-making to sewer-diving)
- How different experiences change the way we view the world
- Why some of us are naturally attracted to entrepreneurship
- And the kindest thing someone has ever done for him.
It's rare to meet someone with as much depth and experience as this dude right here and I hope you enjoy this brief, dipping of the toe into the wonderful world of Rabo.
- Favourite quote: “Art must be exaggerated. Bend until your spine cracks.” ~ Szukalski (Polish Artist)
Webpage for this episode: https://bestofbelfast.org/stories/mark-rabo-beauty-and-community