Denver: We’re going to do Take 5 with Doug Galen, the CEO of Rippleworks. Are you ready, Doug?
Doug: Let’s do this.
Denver: What should we be worried about?
Doug: Bringing the world back together.
Denver: What is one of your favorite documentaries or movies?
Doug: Inconvenient Truth.
Denver: What is today’s most underreported story?
Doug: The plight of refugees.
Denver: What idea in philanthropy is ready for retirement?
Doug: Anything that relates to jargon.
Denver: Is there something really weird or unsettling that happens to you on a regular basis?
Doug: Anxiety that I need to be doing more.
Denver: What is something that you believe that other people think is just insane?
Doug: That people are basically good.
Denver: Name some organization or person that you have a tremendous amount of respect and admiration for.
Doug: President Obama.
Denver: What is a favorite part of your morning ritual?
Doug: Having breakfast with my daughter and wife.
Denver: What is the most important thing that makes for a healthy organizational culture?
Doug: Honesty, direct feedback, both positive and constructive.
Denver: What did you change your mind about in the last 10 years and why?
Doug: That the world is much more global than I ever imagined.
Denver: If you were a kitchen utensil, what would you be?
Doug: An ice cream maker.
Denver: What do you wish people were more open and honest about?
Doug: What they’re really thinking.
Denver: If you were to start your career all over again and do something completely different and away from this field, what would that be?
Doug: Dave Brubeck is playing in the background, so Jazz musician.
Denver: What’s your super power?
Doug: I wish it was to be able to climb up the [:02:04.0 ] on my bike but it’s not.
Denver: If you could have one gigantic billboard anywhere with anything on it, what would you have it say?
Denver: What is something whether this is related to your work or not that you are exceptionally excited about right now?
Doug: The potential of the entrepreneurs who will find innovative solutions to the world’s toughest challenges.
Denver: What one book you would give as a gift?
Doug: Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s How to do a Great Workout.
Denver: Ware you currently reading?
Doug: I’m reading a magazine, Peleton II.
Denver: What do you think about when you’re driving in the car alone?
Doug: I wish my music was on the radio.
Denver: What topic would you speak about if you were ask to give a TED Talk on something outside your main area of expertise?
Doug: How the trumpet makes its sound.
Denver: What is something about you that very few other people know?
Doug: I actually played my trumpet in Europe as a teenager in a Jazz band.
Denver: Given a choice of anyone famous in the world, dead or alive, that you can invite over as a dinner guest, who would that be?
Doug: Mohammad Ali.
Denver: What advice would you give to your 20-year-old self?
Doug: Anything is possible.
Denver: Finally, do you have a quote you live your life by or think of often?
Doug: I hate to give Nike the credit but, “Just do it.”