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X Genesis is a startup studio harnessing entrepreneurship as a lever for social good. Our programs challenge entrepreneurs to develop market-based solutions to wicked problems and launch new ventures at the intersection of impact and ROI.

On Monday, we kicked off our 8th program to…

You are going to have to hurry. Today’s the deadline. But maybe, just maybe Andrew Hutton will let you in this time even if your application is a bit late – or if not this time, perhaps next time. Here’s your application: Day One Application.

What am I talking about…

Hello, It’s Me.

My Medium posts are recently shaping up to be different than I had expected. I’ve recently been writing more about what I’m experiencing personally, in the moment.

So what’s happened today?

I woke up at 3 am. (This happens more frequently than I’d like. More frequently than…

This is a bit of a departure from my usual writing. You’ll find nothing here about entrepreneurs, wicked problems, or complex systems. This is just a story about something that happened last night.

It’s Saturday night. We had decided to order takeout from a place down on Larimer Street in…

This morning, I sent this text to my siblings:

I’m the oldest of six, so while our parents are both gone, the distribution list is still pretty good sized. We grew up, four of the six of us, in the 50s, 60s, and 70s, a time of extraordinary change (as…

Place vs Plumbing

A thousand things are tugging at me these days as I consider our future . By “our” I mean humans living in the world in 2020 and beyond. And, yes, I know that by some standards that’s a pretty wide aperture while, by others, limiting the perspective…

Throughout my life I’ve read. A lot. I discovered a trove of books in my grandparents cupboards, books that had originally been purchased for my father and my uncle. I devoured them. Tom Sawyer, Tom Sawyer Abroad, Huckleberry Finn, Tom Swift and His _______ (there were dozens of these), Ivanhoe…

I forget.

I’ve been thinking about creating something like a blog. A vehicle for sharing what I’m seeing, hearing, thinking, and learning in something closer to real-time.

I thought about reviving a blog I began writing years ago, but abandoned, and even about having someone help me set it up…

I’m experimenting. I want to explore a different way of writing, so I’m using a simple Markdown writer, iA Writer, to write this.

Thomas Edison, in his laboratory, experimenting. Wikimedia Commons.

It may go nowhere, but my hypothesis is this. Using a writing tool that is more fundamental, more stripped down, I will find it easier to start…

Tom Higley

Wicked Problems. Founder Opportunity Fit. Entrepreneur “success” means more than just ROI. Founder & CEO, X Genesis & 10.10.10. @tomhigley

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