1440 takes great pleasure in welcoming groups who share our commitment to a better world and conscious workplace. We recently welcomed Unreasonable Group and are proud to have them share why they chose 1440 Multiversity as the setting to tackle the world's toughest challenges.
At Unreasonable we want to see a world in which the most valuable and influential companies of our time are those solving humanity's most pressing issues. We forge unlikely partnerships with some of the world's largest institutions and most admired brands, and we operate multiple initiatives for growth-stage entrepreneurs across asset classes, industries, and geographies.
Unreasonable FUTURE is an initiative that we cofounded with the Fossil Foundation, Pearson, and Accenture, with the goal of sparking a movement that ensures future generations thrive in the new economy. Though automation and the digital era are transforming jobs at an alarming rate, we believe these same technological breakthroughs can be used to enable youth and lifelong learners across all economic classes to not only participate in the jobs of the future, but to excel at them.
Unreasonable FUTURE selected 1440 Multiversity as the place to assemble an ecosystem of investors, policy makers, executives, and thought leaders to scale the efforts of the 15 Unreasonable FUTURE entrepreneurs and collaboratively work on this grand challenge together based on 1440's belief in fostering collaborative communities leading generative lives.
One of the most critical elements of our gatherings is proximity to nature. Being surrounded by nature has a way of reminding us to take a breath and find a moment to recharge. The individuals who make up the community we forge at our programs are balancing a lot, both in the experience we are cocreating and in their everyday lives that they have stepped away from for a few days. The redwoods that surround 1440 were as central to the Unreasonable FUTURE experience as the more obvious things like programming and meals. We encouraged groups to have meetings or one-on-one walks among the magnificent redwoods to support deeper connection and more creative thinking.
The values and vision of 1440 are closely aligned with our values at Unreasonable—everything from how the food is sourced and served, to the intentionality of the spaces and the servant culture of the team. On top of that, the proximity to San Francisco and Silicon Valley allowed us to assemble a remarkable community for our event in a way we wouldn't have been able to do as seamlessly elsewhere. The venue couldn't have been better situated.
It was really wonderful to collaborate with the 1440 team throughout every phase of our event. We run Unreasonable programs all over the world and are well aware that we do things a bit outside of the norm. The 1440 team rolled with all of our unique requests and did so with grace and patience.
At the end of every program, we run a closing circle where the group shares gratitude to each individual in the cohort. It's intimate, powerful, emotional, and always a highlight. Over the years, our programs team has rallied to find a place that is both intimate and magical, and it's a notoriously hard thing to create. But at 1440, we simply walked into the redwoods with blankets, chairs, and drinks and huddled in a close circle under the stars.
Surrounded by giant trees, we listened to the sound of the creek and the occasional owl. It was the most magical closing circle we've ever experienced. These moments bond the group for life, so we can't begin to emphasize how important this was.
The entrepreneurs we brought together at 1440 are very much working at the cutting edge of what the future of work looks like, which is no small task. The space created at 1440 was incredibly powerful for every single one of them in so many ways. The forest trails, the relaxing feel that characterizes every space, the deeply nourishing food, and the proximity to the majestic redwoods reminded the entrepreneurs to breathe and be present with the group to focus on building a truly powerful community that will spark further collaboration and partnership beyond the program. 1440 gave our team and the entrepreneurs the space to inhale and recalibrate on what's really important in life, along with the energy and motivation to move forward and continue to make the world a more equitable and just place to live.
For that, we'll always be grateful.
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