In Search of Greatness
Posted by Jon Littman on June 22, 2011 in Innovation, Performance, Stories, Storytelling

Where does greatness come from? How can an individual rise above today’s fads and overwhelming distractions to find a sustaining vision and passion for life? What role can communities, mentors or institutions play in our youths’ search for meaning? A week ago, I travelled to Oak Ridge, Tennessee to watch my daughter and 26 other young men and women from a Marin County, California rowing club compete in the U.S.  Junior National Championships. The Marin club had an outrageous, never before achieved goal: to send three boats and return with three gold medals. Here’s the story in the Huffington Post, tweeted by Lance Armstrong, and many others.