Mick Ebeling is an award-winning film, television, and commercial producer, philanthropist, entrepreneur, and public speaker. He is the founder and CEO of The Ebeling Group, an international production company and creative think tank representing some of the world’s leading design/director collectives. He is also the founder of Not Impossible Labs, an online crowd-sourcing platform instigating the creation of low-cost, open-source, DIY devices to help people in need. Not Impossible Labs (NIL) was founded based on Mick’s firm belief that ideas that once seemed impossible turned out to be possible. That momentum led to the formation of Not Impossible Labs, which was launched in 2013 in San Francisco. Since launching, the volunteer community of makers, engineers, hackers, and producers continues to grow, and new devices are already being created.
WHAT YOU’LL LEARN ABOUT IN THIS EPISODE:
- Why backpacking around the the world is a great way to learn important life lessons
- What the value is of the philosophy behind ‘help one, help many’
- What are the skills that Mick looks for in the young people he hires at Not Impossible Labs
- Why responsibilities are overrated
- How ‘for profit’ companies can actually do more good in the world than NGOs
- If you want to learn more about Mick’s career and his company — Not Impossible Labs — and philosophy on how to build a meaningful career listen to T4C episode #25