For most, entrepreneurship itself is a grand enough adventure. Not so for our CEO Anurag Chakradhar and the dozens of other Australian entrepreneurs who comprise The Unstoppables, a think tank for innovation. This collective of bright minds gets together once a year and seeks out jealous-inducing excursions that will further inspire them in their efforts to change the world.
Grand adventure with The Unstoppables
Last year saw The Unstoppables embark on a journey to a destination that very few people get to visit: Antarctica. While there, Anurag and other Unstoppables were able to successfully send Blrts back home to Australia. Where video would have been too time-consuming and expensive to produce and require far too much bandwidth where only limited satellite connectivity is available, Blrts were produced in seconds and consumed a mere fraction of the bandwidth a video would have demanded.
Adventurer and veterinary surgeon Geoff Wilson was among those on the Antarctica expedition who successfully sent a Blrt back home. He’ll be using Blrt in the same way when he returns to Antarctica this year to undertake an expedition seeking to raise funds for the McGrath Foundation.
Having spent their 2015 expedition in the freezing climate of Antarctica, The Unstoppables set their sights on a warmer destination for 2016: the Amazon rainforest.
Welcome to the jungle
The Unstoppables descended upon the city of Manaus, where the Rio Negro (Black River) meets the Rio Amazonas (Amazon River). This is the famous meeting of waters, where the different-colored waters of the two rivers make a distinct line that stretches for kilometres.
What better setting for a meeting of great minds?
In between river cruises and fishing excursions (Anurag caught a piranha but has thankfully returned to Sydney with all ten of his fingers) the 55 Unstoppables who made the trek put their minds together with a view toward envisioning a better future. Unstoppables founder Júlio De Laffitte has steered the think tank toward destinations of natural beauty in order to underscore the responsibility that the group has to protect our resources through the development of new and environmentally-conscious business models. Considering that the Antarctica expedition resulted in the creation of 98 new businesses, it’s safe to say that he’s onto something.
After brainstorming in the Amazon (if a brainstorm occurs in the rainforest, is it actually a brain monsoon?), the group continued on to Rio de Janeiro to partake in Rio Carnival. They were able to enjoy the parade (lasting late into the night and early morning hours) from a private viewing booth along the street and everybody got into the spirit accordingly.
Blrt helps you get your point across quickly by allowing you to talk, point and draw over images, documents and websites. The resulting video-like recording is called a Blrt.
Your Blrts require much less bandwidth than video and can be shared with anyone on mobile or desktop. This makes Blrt ideal for both collaboration and the creation and sharing of dynamic content, as public Blrts can be embedded into any webpage.
Once recorded, Blrts are stored in the cloud and are exchanged with others in a conversation-like fashion. A record is kept of the exchange, and new parties and media can be added at any time.
Blrt shifts time and place, allowing users in a conversation to participate in their own time. In an era where activity-based working and distributed teams are commonplace, Blrt is revolutionising the way people interact to get things done.