Summit began in 2008 when five entrepreneurs came together to solve a problem. The problem was they didn’t know any successful entrepreneurs and they couldn’t turn to anyone for advice. So they came up with a novel idea – they cold called business leaders to invite them to go skiing.
This one off idea soon became the Summit Series, ‘non-conferences’ sometimes referred to as ‘TED crossed with Burning Man.’ They also wanted a permanent home, Summit cofounder Jeff Rosenthal described “We wanted to build a town dedicated…to what altered states can provide: creativity, innovation, entrepreneurship and community. And because our community shared that vision, we were able to crowdsource $40 million and buy a ski area.”
This kind of approach takes community to another level. Power of purpose and power of place. At its centre – a shared dynamic immersive experience. Powerful results, friendships and altered states that accelerate business.
“If I have seen further it is by standing on the shoulders of Giants.” Chartres. This posting was inspired by Stealing Fire, Chapter 8: catch a fire