Jim Button

A graphic recording from Sam Hester from the Creative Calgary Congress

Jim Button

YYC this is not a time to turtle! We need to think outside of our energy box…

Originally I thought I was up here because I’m a busy connected get stuff done kind of guy. After listening to Jim Dewald and Lauren Voisin, that we need 99% of failure to get to 1% of success, I realize I’m up here as the failure guy.

I’ve been laid off or fired many times and I’ve failed a lot. But along the way I’ve had a ton of fun and I’ve done a lot of stuff — I’m a lucky man.

I don’t know if there are many cities better than the city we are in right now. We are at a time where it is our responsibility to make the city better.

Read Jim’s entire presentation on Medium and let’s continue the conversation. 

About the Creative Calgary Congress

Creative Calgary CongressCalgary Arts Development produced the first Arts Champions Congress in 2011 as a meeting place for people who make Calgary’s arts sector a vibrant and exciting place to work and our city a great place to live.

Renamed the Creative Calgary Congress in 2014, it returned on November 22, 2016 as a place to share ideas and explore ways that the arts and artists can play a leadership role in making Calgary a more curious, compassionate and creative place for all citizens.

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