Finish Strong like Jeremy Lin
Who’s Your Hero Now?
Issue No. 4
February 17, 2012
Before we launched the Finish Strong! Newsletter last month, Jeremy Lin was a nobody. Now, he’s a global sensation. You and I both know this is more just a correlation. Wanna be the Jeremy Lin of the social impact sector? Grab your jet pack and let’s go!
Redefining the ‘Hero’
There’s something deeply human about the hero…the champion…the great hope. We project our emotions, ourselves, and our dreams on these men and women, who through a combination of determination and circumstance are transformed from someone just looking to break through to someone everyone is talking about.
For those who were distracted this past week and don’t recognize the name, Jeremy Lin of the New York Knicks basketball team fits that bill. You can catch up with this cultural rocketship by reading this NY Times article, this CNN piece by Douglas Rushkoff, or just watching Lin hit the game-winning three point shot against the Toronto Raptors.
I’ve been thinking recently about the heroes we choose to exalt…(continued)