I'm back from Rome.
It was a great trip, and I am so happy to be home. I learned a great deal from this trip. The biggest lesson was not so new to me - and, one that I easily forget. The lesson - collaboration is hard. I heard from a number of organizations and everyone (I mean it, every single organization I spoke with) was excited about the work of HBI. Everyone wanted to collaborate. And everyone got stalled around the finances to pay for collaborative projects.
My lesson from Rome: I am not going to let money get in the way of doing good work. Yes - money is necessary. It is a force that has the potential to do so much good in the world. And, there is more than enough money to go around. We just need to figure out how to make it more accessible.
So, I'm back from Rome. I learned a lot. And, the most important thing I learned . . . HBI is desperately needed in the world.
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