Kids and Pressure, Writing Tips and the Inaugural Purpose Newsletter

This week:


If You Feel Pressure – WATCH THIS by Jay Shetty
This might garner some well-deserved empathy for our kids…

Video of Joyful Afghan Boy Dancing on New Prosthetic Leg Goes Viral:
When Ahmad Rahman was eight months old he and his sister, Salima, were injured when fighting broke out between Afghan government forces and the Taliban in their village in Logar province. Rahman was shot in the leg, which was later amputated. His story is one of tens of thousands in Afghanistan, of people losing limbs due to war, but a video of him testing out his new prosthetic leg has provided a moment of joy.

Check Out The Chamber of Purpose San Diego Inaugural Purpose Newsletter:

Welcome to the Inaugural Purpose Newsletter

Your Leadership team has been hard at work reconstituting our Chamber of Purpose efforts around the 3 C’s of Connect, Coach and Champion.  This Newsletter is one outcome of a renewed effort to ensure we all are connected and purpose-filled as we make purpose-driven the norm rather than the exception.


Here is what we have been up to since we last connected…

We are concurrently working on updating our web presence, supporting this year’s 21st Annual Cause Conference in October (by shining a bright light on the leaders and organizations modeling Purpose with our Second Annual Purpose Awards), as well as co-creating a Summer Party bringing together kindred spirits in the purpose ecosystem on August 1.

In each Newsletter, we intend to spotlight articles of relevance, calendar items of interest, and in subsequent issues feature talented Chamber of Purpose members, like you.  If you or your organization would like to be featured, please send a picture and short write up of 100 words and a website link to and we will schedule you to be featured in one of our upcoming issues.
Soon, our website will have tools to easily upload your organization’s purpose-related events. In the meantime, we’d be so grateful if you would send us an email with upcoming events to include in future editions (subject line: Upcoming Event). Also, we’re very interested in your content recommendations for our Newsletter and social media sites. Please email us content that you think will resonate with our community with the subject line: Content Ideas.
Thanks for your continued commitment to advancing our community by living and working in purpose!


Neville Billimoria & Steven Schindler your co-leads (on behalf of the entire Chamber of Purpose Leadership team

Spotlight Video


Spotlight Article:   Socially Responsible Business Can Only Succeed If It Becomes a Movement



What does it take to cause something big about a community to change — something that no one individually has much power over, even something as big as [Read More at HBR]


Featured Articles


Capitalism is getting a bad rap lately. Particularly from younger generations. The misuse of capitalist power by a few has lead to negative stereotypes that paint it with an immoral and predatory brush.  But capitalism, when done right  [Read More at Entrepreneur]


05.31.19-6 The Bicycle Mayor & Leaders Program is a global initiative to accelerate the progress of cycling in cities and help get another one billion people onto bikes. Pretty simple, right?

Bicycle Mayors are a catalyst to bring together the public and private realms to uncover the massive economic, health, and environmental benefits of increased cycling capacity.  [Read More at FastCompany]



Profits are in no way inconsistent with purpose – in fact, profits and purpose are inextricably linked.  [Read More about Blackrock]



If you are local:

Join Me for Triton Talks
Saturday, June 1 | 2:00 – 3:00 p.m.
Free for Alumni & Guests

Look deeper. Hear from select 2019 Alumni Award honorees and award-winning graduate students in a TEDx-like forum that will inform and inspire you. Learn how Tritons are disrupting the status quo and shaping what’s yet to come.

Featured Presenters
Suman Kanuganti, MBA ’14
As the technologist and innovator who co-founded and serves as CEO of Aira Tech Corp., Suman is leveling the playing field for people who are blind or have low vision by empowering them to fully engage, explore and experience the visual world.

Bryn Sakagawa, MPIA ’98
As Health Office Director at the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), Bryn is focused on improving the well-being and health of populations around the world.

Angela Nicholson, PhD ’20
As a graduate student at UC San Diego, Angela recently won first place at GradSLAM with her presentation titled, “RNA Regulation: the Tail Wagging the Dogma”.

Emily Pierce, PhD ’20
As a graduate student at UC San Diego, Emily recently won third place at GradSLAM with her presentation titled, “War and Peace of Cheese”.

Joanna Wang, PhD ’19
As a graduate student at UC San Diego, Joanna recently won second place at GradSLAM with her presentation titled, “Using Color to Fight Infection”.
Learn How to Crush Performance at Work- Tuesday June 4th @ 7pm

Thanks this week go to Marlaine C, Ron M, Feroza A, and the entire Chamber of Purpose San Diego team!
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and the day you find out why.’- Mark Twain

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