The name was inspired by a speech “Citizenship In A Republic” by Roosevelt. The section below resonates as working in the sustainability field as well as developing a new product feels like being in an arena.
Also, it’s who join us in the arena to overcome the 17 sustainability challenges covered by the Global Goals. That’s why building a collaborative community is central to theArena17 project.
Excerpt from the speech “Citizenship In A Republic” delivered at the Sorbonne, in Paris, France on 23 April, 1910.
“It is not the critic who counts; not the woman/man who points out how the strong woman/man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the woman/man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends herself/himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if she/he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that her/his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat.”
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