We’re witnessing the birth of an individual capable of escaping the fatal destiny of collective violence. –René Girard

I am officially passing the reigns of to my co-founder and COO, Stephanie Postles. She’s been working as the CEO over the last year, and has completely crushed it.

She is now formally the CEO.

I am not involved with the company anymore. My views, words, speech and this letter do not have any reflection on Stephanie, the company, our team, partners, clients, or the investors in Mission.

I couldn’t be more proud or appreciative of the opportunity to start and…

The Trinity of E’s: Overcoming Extinction, Mediating Evolution, and Facing Event Horizons

Dear Reader,

I know what you’re thinking, the last time I saw so many “E’s,” I was at Coachella/[Your Fav Music Fest Here]. 😂

The trinity of “E” words in today’s Mission Daily newsletter and podcast is intimidating…

“Cities have the capability of providing something for everybody, only because, and only when, they are created by everybody.” ―Jane Jacobs

The Future of Cities and Season 1 of the podcast have officially launched!

At The Mission, we’re building a network of podcasts and media that focuses on solving some of the most important challenges in the world. Cities and innovations in building and construction have lagged behind for decades, but meanwhile there is a small group of doers that is hard at work fixing these challenges.

“Why do people resist [engines, bridges, and cities] so? They are symbols and…

Our beautiful cover art for IT Visionaries!

What follows is a quick story to help convey why I’m sorry I’m not sorry for asking you to subscribe and download our new podcast called IT Visionaries.

In a small way, I hope this story makes you smile and compensates you for the 2 minutes it would take to subscribe and download IT Visionaries. 😄

A short story for you to help explain why I can’t help but make this (crazy) ask

The first time I got an “approval” from Apple, my fiancé (now wife) and I were in the airport.

We had submitted our first entertainment app to the Apple App Store, and hadn’t heard back. …

“Nature loves courage. You make the commitment and nature will respond to that commitment by removing impossible obstacles. Dream the impossible dream and the world will not grind you under, it will lift you up. This is the trick. This is what all these teachers and philosophers who really counted, who really touched the alchemical gold, this is what they understood.” –Terence McKenna

To hear a deeper discussion on the following topics, listen to:

The Mission Daily Episode 71: Celebrating Minorities of One

The Mission Daily Episode 72: Level Up Your Skills To Do More With Less

We’re living in…

“Institutions will try to preserve the problem to which they are the solution.” –Clay Shirky

To hear a deeper discussion on the following topics, check out:

The Mission Daily Episode 56: Trusting But Verifying

The Ultimate Guide to Income Share Agreements

Finding our mission is incredibly difficult if we have debt and can’t work at the job we want. In order to always be growing, many individuals will undoubtedly want to level up their skills. This is a great thing, but in order to do this safely, we must avoid the pitfalls of thinking that college will solve all our…

“During the past three decades, startups in the United States have created nearly 40 million American jobs, all the net job creation in the country over that period.” –Steve Case

To hear a deeper discussion on the following topics, listen to:

The Mission Daily Episode 53: Reverse Engineer Opportunities

The Mission Daily Episode 54: Connect With Anyone

The Mission Daily Episode 55: These Lies are Holding You Back

It’s amazing to think that our world is safe and prosperous enough now that we have the freedom to pursue our mission. This blessing has been brought to us thanks to technological…

“There are many things of which a wise man might wish to be ignorant” –Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Humans are the reproductive organs of technology. We multiply manufactured artifacts and spread ideas and memes.” –Kevin Kelly

To hear a deeper discussion on the following topics, listen to:

The Mission Daily Episode 48: Make Sure Technology Serves You

The Mission Daily Episode 49: Capitalize on an Endless Stream of Information

Everywhere around us in modern American culture are bright and shiny machines. All of these different types of devices and technology are becoming cheaper and more ubiquitous every single day. So why…

“In today’s global economy here is what is scarce… Quality labor with unique skills… Here is what is not secure these days: Unskilled labor, as more countries join the global economy…” –Tyler Cowen

“… Capitalism and competition are opposites…under perfect competition all profits get competed away. The lesson for entrepreneurs is clear: if you want to create and capture lasting value, don’t build an undifferentiated commodity business.” –Peter Thiel

To hear a deeper discussion on the following topics, listen to:

The Mission Daily Episode 44: Putting the War with Machines on Hold

A few months ago, I was in an…

Welcome! This is The Mission Daily, and today’s episode is our first AMA. We’ve got questions in person, email, socials, and through our speak pipe link, where you can leave a question via voice. So, I’ve picked out some of the most interesting questions, or the ones we get the most often, and tried to answer them and expand on some of them here.

If you have more questions, comments, or anything you want to see me cover in the next AMA, let me know. You can reach out via socials, where we’re @TheMissionHQ and I’m @ChadGrills, or you can…

Chad Grills

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