Ethos Water: Realizing My Dream To Help Millions & Address the World Water Crisis
Peter’s venture has raised millions of dollars, engaged tens of millions of consumers, and helped hundreds of thousands of people around the world get life-saving water. From an idea he wrote on a napkin, Peter built Ethos through to its acquisition by Starbucks in 2005. In his experience you see the importance of both an unwavering belief in your ideas and the perseverance needed to make them come to life in the in the face of great adversity.
But the path to change the world can change you too. In this keynote speech, Thum tells of his personal eight year journey from working in elite circles and advising the Fortune 500 to driving a borrowed station wagon and eventually selling his company to Starbucks. Along the way he has traveled the world and helped save and change the lives of some of the planet’s poorest people. His inspiring and motivating story shows what one person with a dream can realize.
Are You Seeking Out Deeply Moving Experiences?
Deeply moving experiences lead to meaningful moments and happiness. In his thought-provoking presentation, Peter Thum shares his personal journey of how he was inspired to seek out, and accomplish, his own success and fulfillment, while ultimately helping others. He stresses that everyone can achieve these moments through caring about the world and striving to make a difference.
Successful Social Entrepreneurs
Thum outlines his credo for helping others become successful social entrepreneurs and thereby create successful businesses:
- They embrace a deeply moving personal experience, allowing it to guide them.
- They’re not just inspired; they’re inspired to act.
- They choose action over other options.
- They engage in a mission over self.
- They don’t become an ideological martyr.
- They challenge common wisdom through courage of conviction.
- They have an obligation to spread the word.
Ethical Branding & Corporate Responsibility