044 – Human Uniqueness with Caleb Simonyi-Gindele

044 – Human Uniqueness with Caleb Simonyi-Gindele


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In This Episode

How do we foster curiosity and innovation in kids?   How does a Master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy sharpen your business skills?  How important is human uniqueness?  Listen in for the thought-provoking answers in today’s podcast!

Hey there, Innovation Nation!  My guest today is a curious Canadian.  I won’t give too much away just yet, but his focus on the importance of uniqueness prompted me to look up this quote by Salman Rushdie.

“Human beings, you see, do absolutely two primary things. We see like and unlike. Like becomes, in literature, simile and metaphor. Unlike becomes uniqueness and difference, from which I believe, the novel is born.”

Similarities and differences drive the uniqueness of human culture.  Without similarities we would have no common ground upon which to connect.  Yet without the differences, we would have no reason to exist because another person could just as easily take our place.

Teenagers are at that point in their lives when they are just beginning to find out what makes them unique.  We have found the environment we create in the Inventor’s Bootcamp to be one of those magical places where uniqueness and creative exploration grow.  Every single class we can honestly say, “I’ve never seen that before!”  Students never cease to amaze us like the bottle-top-vampire-security-system built by three teenage girls last summer.  The new skills students learn and the uniqueness they bring make the Inventor’s Bootcamp an unforgettable experience.

To learn more about Inventor’s Bootcamp, visit TTInvent.com and click on the Inventor’s Bootcamp button.

As with most of our guests, I can honestly say that Caleb Simonyi-Gindele is unique.  His perspective on business seen through the lens of both a curious innovator and a trained Marriage and Family Therapist is truly one-of-a-kind.  Let’s dive in and pick the brain of a truly deep thinker.

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About Caleb

IMG_0125 copyCaleb is the co-founder of Diakon Leadership Inc., a lifestyle business he has created to educate, empower and mobilize people to grow by offering impactful, creative wisdom.

He has an extensive background in small business leadership and growth and is also a Registered Clinical Counselor with a Master of Arts in Marriage and Family Therapy.

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What is the Purpose of an Education?

“Even if you take an education that you don’t end up ‘using’, it really sharpens your critical thinking.”Caleb Simonyi-Gindele

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Caleb’s Favorite Quote

“Don’t ask what the world needs. Ask what makes you come alive, and go do it. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive.”  ~ Howard Thurman (theologian)

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About Teachers 

My dad. I don’t think he ever explicitly explained it to me, but I learned from him that not doing something because you don’t know how is absurd. You can do almost anything if you can figure out how to learn to do it. 

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 Something Caleb has made recently:

D7K_6617 copy Added an open source package to my website that allows my podcast audience to send a text message and receive back a content upgrade.
It helps them by adding value and it helps me by gaining their contact info. That’s “cyber-making” but I guess the last thing I made of some significance was a rope tow that connects to the PTO of my small farm tractor so the kids can get pulled up our hill after they slide down it. It needs more work to make it safer and to beef up some parts that weren’t strong enough but I thought it was pretty cool.

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Something Caleb has learned recently:

 I learned how to create an SMS autoresponder sequence which is a technology I’ve never worked with before.

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Additional Notes




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Full Text Transcript – Coming Soon!

“Do what you are.”Caleb Simonyi-Gindele

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