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“Stories of achievement and overcoming obstacles in life have been rocket fuel for my soul.”
What would it be like to have 1,000 books in your pocket? As you know, the editors of SoulVision Magazine believe that readers become leaders. In this month’s issue, we feature an insightful interview with Max Tuchman, founding CEO of Caribu.com. Caribu was named one of the “100 Best Inventions of 2019” by TIME Magazine. The app allows caring adults to read and draw with kids in real-time from anywhere in the world! They have over 1,000 titles for readers to choose from, including all 7 of the Mr. Business books. Max shares what it’s like to be a female innovator and leader who happens to be of Latinx and Jewish heritage. Max is so confident in Caribu that she gives away the monthly subscription service to active U.S. service men and women. She is putting 1,000 kids’ books in our pockets and connecting families around the globe. How’s that for being a “Boss?” This month we also highlight the great Willie Lanier in our living legends story. The Hall of Famer took some time with us because he is an avid reader. Willie notes that reading changed his life.
Our March issue shines a light on first-time feature-film director Brett Smith who is currently filming Freedom’s Path. The film takes place in the Antebellum South at the dawn of the Civil War. Freedom’s Path is a story of friendship and what it really takes to be courageous. March is National Reading Month. Tackle Reading, founded by Kathryn Stark, is our community feature this month. Tackle Reading partners with over 32 NFL teams, alumni chapters and NFL greats like Roger Staubach and Willie Lanier to read to kids for Tackle Reading Day on the 2nd day of March. Mr. Business will be a part of this year’s program that will reach tens of thousands of kids from coast to coast.
I will have the pleasure of reading to nearly 700 kids in Virginia with Willie Lanier, considered one of the 100 best professionals to ever play in the NFL. The library is a special place to me. Reading changed my life too. Stories of achievement and overcoming obstacles in life have been rocket fuel for my soul. Reading about the accomplishments of others continues to serve as a blueprint for my journey and a beacon for what is possible. Thank you Ron Brown, Dick Parsons, Marianne Spraggins, and Vernon Jordan for showing me the way with your examples. One of the most important things our young people need today to achieve their best lives is having accessible, courageous and supportive mentors and role models. Be one. You get a new look when you have SoulVision!
“One of the most important things our young people need today to achieve their best lives is having accessible, courageous and supportive mentors and role models. Be one.”