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Jesse Levin
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Great piece on the Active Collabrative Workspace and Brooklyn Boulders 
In rock climbing, it's all about making it to the top - and in business, it's no different. At Brooklyn Boulders Somerville, the two worlds collide.
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Hiring like crazy for +Brooklyn Boulders Chicago +Brooklyn Boulders. This company is screaming along  and mach 5 and we need Veteran and Women hires to help us tame this beast. From General Manager to Events coordinator and content Strategist. From The Windy City to the epitome of cool that is Brooklyn. Join on up!

http://jobvite.com/m?32nmAgw6 
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Write up by the +PSFK  crew on the talk I gave at the 2014 PSFK conference on cultural mediation and taking the lessons learned from disaster response and working with Special Operations veterans and applying them to building community with Brooklyn Boulders hybrid climbing and innovation centers. 
In this video we learn how physicality stimulates creativity and innovation by blurring the lines between work, life and play at Brooklyn Boulders.
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Excited to start experimenting with hybrid fitness at Brooklyn Boulders. Sunrise Savage is the first of a series of courses to mix workout modalities, including primal movement, youga and climbing. This should get interesting.  
    Sunrise Savage represents a new paradigm in fitness. Fusing primal movement, yoga and climbing with endurance and flexibility training, these sessions are an evolutionary workout regiment that is both physically holistic and mentally stimulating. Whether you are looking for a way...
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A great piece about blurring the lines between work life and play through spacial design: 
http://www.archdaily.com/473325/brooklyn-boulders-arrowstreet/?c
© Ed Wonsek Architects: Arrowstreet Location: Somerville MA, USA Architect In Charge: Sean Selby Concept: Chris Ryan Collaborative Space: Louise Levin,
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A great piece on Brooklyn Boulders Chicago 
Your workplace may have a gym, but does your gym have a place for working?
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A post on Brooklyn Boulder's Chicago project. 
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Notes on my talk at +PSFK conference on how building indigenous capacity in disaster zones and working with veterans applies to building community for startups: +Brooklyn Boulders
All photos by Catalina Kulczar-Marin Like with any other conference aimed at sparking innovation and creativity, you're going to leave the event with too much information to process. (Moan and groan about buzzwords all you want, but at the end of the day "inspired" is the only way to describe it.) Which, of course, were my feelings concerning PSFK 2014, a one-day conference titled "Connecting the Unexpected." On April 11, the staff of PSFK hosted...
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A bit of insight on the talk I will be giving at the PSFK conference on April 11th in New York. 
PSFK talks to Brooklyn Boulder's Senior Cultural Chameleon to learn about the importance of human contact and movement to creativity.
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Awwwwww. Great article. You're making Cultural Chameleons a thing.
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Some footage from the TEDx Adventure Jungle Tactivate was just a part of. A nice view from our Helicopter of the Kalu Yala Valley. 
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  • Tactivate
    Founder, 2013 - present
    Connecting military Special Operation veterans with forward leaning entrepreneurs to create two-way knowledge and skill exchange platforms. Using resiliency skills training as a medium these two symbiotic demographics are connected and taught to positively leverage each other for mutual benefit. www.tactivate.com
  • Brooklyn Boulders Somerville
    Co-Founder and Senior Cultural Chameleon, 2013 - present
    Leading the cultural department and focusing on marketing, branding, community development, new facility launch strategies and strategic partnership formation for the hybrid climbing and innovation facilities the team is opening around the country. www.bkbsomerville.com
  • Archer Group Investments
    Founder and CEO, 2005 - 2012
    A Cultural mediation consulting firm located in Panama that specialized in first generation acquisition sourcing, foreign direct investment placement and austere environment logistics. www.archergroupinvestments.com
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Jesse Levin is the founder of Tactivate, an initiative that meshes the veteran special operations community with the start-up ecosystem and applies the communication, leadership and innovation skills of military personal to facilitate holistic development of community, culture and strategic partnerships in the private sector. In addition to running Tactivate, Jesse is currently working with Brooklyn Boulders an organization that opens hybrid climbing and innovation facilities built around the premise the physicality stimulates innovation and creativity on strategy and new initiatives including the development of the Active Collaborative Workspace. Prior to his current work, Jesse founded and ran Archer Group Investments, a cultural mediation consulting firm based in Panama for six years.   

Jesse graduated from Babson College and has been profiled in The Wall Street Journal, New York Times, FastCo and La Prensa for his investment and development work in Panama as well as for his community, culture and branding work in the US with ventures including Brooklyn Boulders and Team Rubicon. Jesse is an Aspen Institute Jr. fellow, Thiel Fellowship Mentor, Summit Series member and is an advisor and investor in numerous start-ups including Hack-Fit, Escobar Aspen, Kogeto and Adaptagear.  Jesse holds a Wilderness EMT medical certification and is a licensed USCG Captain.

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