|More than 60 weeks ago I read a theory that going for 50 coffees with people you’ve never met is the entrepreneur’s equivalent to the theory that doing anything for 10,000 hours will make you an expert on it. While I got the idea, 50 coffees was far easier than practicing something for ten years, so after completing that challenge I decided to make a major commitment and publish 500 over the next few years. In this series I introduce you to interesting Vancouverites, many of whom I had never met before. It’s an exercise in networking for myself and for V.I.A. while also being a platform through which I to introduce you to some people who are doing really cool stuff in the city you live in.
We sat down in Urban Fare’s restaurant/cafe in the Village on False Creek before work recently and chatted about… well… mostly random stuff. The rule for (most of) these Coffees is that I’ve been sitting down with strangers, poking around a bit and sometimes asking them weird questions. It’s been like a jumping off point for further conversations that we might have. Amanda and I have been chatting for years, since we met through her work in Science World’s communications department, and this particular morning we ended up talking a lot about her home town of Kellogg, Idaho. She told me all about how the place is anchored by a lead and zinc smelter that she could see from her home growing up. We talked about the mines surrounding the area and how they hold it together economically. We talked about the one car dealership that people would drive in to from towns in the surrounding area, and even other states, because they have the best prices. We talked about how we both grew up in small towns like Kellogg. It was nice to not talk about work for once; as we’re both keen, career-oriented folk I realized after this coffee that I didn’t know her as well as I thought I did, and that it’s maybe time for me to start talking more about subjects like Kellogg with people I know and a little less about strategic partnerships.
Though I will point out that the partnership we have with the Museum of Vancouver is second to none. As you can see by glancing at the top menu bar, they’re a Community Sponsor and we’ve been aligned for years now. We will be for years and decades to come if I have a say in it. And while I’m on about decades into the future, do you want to know what the future holds for the Museum of Vancouver now that the Vancouver Art Gallery secured that sweet piece of land at Larwill Park downtown? Does this motion approved unanimously at city hall yesterday mean that the MOV will be relocating from Vanier Park to a place that’s more central and accessible to all of Vancouver and its visitors? The press release they sent out today (below) has some answers as well as more questions.
Stay tuned for more 500 Coffees, and hopefully more information about the MOV’s move!
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Will the Museum of Vancouver be moving?
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