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Lessons for Life from Snow White Bui

Wed at 10AM PT/ 1PM ET on WebmasterRadio.fm

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Technology is changing the way we live and our lives in ways we probably do not fully appreciate.  From time to time we check in with guests from the community who have taken a step back to look at it what this all means on a larger scale.  For example, during our first season we featured William Powers to talk about his book “Hamlet’s Blackberry:Building a Good Life in the Digital Age.”

qllluecbThis week we feature Snow White Bui (yes that is her real name).  After working long hours at a start-up for a four years, Snow White quit her job to take time off for herself. She spent several months living in different parts of California and recently returned from a four-month long solo ‘field-trip’ around the country where she visited 25 states, met hundreds of people and learned the history of each region.

Snow White is the curator of a project called Lessons for Life, a grassroots effort that seeks to inspire reflection, encourage the sharing of important life learnings and foster human connection. Individuals from all walks of life are asked one question: “What are the three things you wish you knew when you were younger?”

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In Fall 2013, SoulPancake made a series of videos around Lessons for Life which in total garnered over 300k views.

In 2014, she was a nominee for the Los Angeles Business Journal’s “Women Making a Difference” Award.

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