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IGNITE MANILA

How many people does it take

to ignite a city and confront

the world’s wicked problems?

Every day, in Manila, the world’s 2nd most
populous metro, we ignite one more.

Instead of titles and bios, we each express

OUR OWN PERSONAL MANIFESTO

on Ignite’s Necessary Progression:

from Genius, to Purpose and Mission,

to Collaboration, and ultimately,

to Innovation and Impact.

This is the one that started us all

IGNITE MANIFESTO
IGNITE MANIFESTO

Everything we do in Ignite, we do to

operationalize and bring to life – in our

circles, in our campus chapters, in our

corporate partners, in our city –

this Ignite Manifesto.

 

 

At Ignite, we know these to be true:

 

 

Genius

First, that I am gifted with my own Genius

– unique, unrepeated and unrepeatable for

all time.

 

 

Purpose

Second, that my singular Genius bears the

thumbprint of Who I Am and Why I am Here.

Genius points to Purpose, Purpose to

Genius.

 

Third, that I can only give out of what I

have been given. And what I have been

given, I must give and live for others.

Genius finds its fullness

in a Purpose bigger than self.

 

 

SHARED MISSION

Fourth, that if I am honest and brave, my

Genius and Purpose will find their manifest

call in a shared Mission –

with others, for others. A Mission rooted in

finding that particular slice of humanity

whose particular pains I am particularly

gifted (and compelled!) to heal.

 

 

COLLABORATION

Fifth, that this shared Mission leads

naturally to Collaboration, and ultimately,

to Innovation. Shared Mission demands

Shared Genius: mine, yours, ours.

If we are a collection of our own Genius –

each unique, unrepeated, unrepeatable –

there is nowhere else to go, but to

INNOVATION.

 

 

We Ignite, therefore, not just for self, but for

each other. Because what we are born to do,

we are born to do with others. We need

each other’s Genius.

 

 

IMPACT

And far beyond Genius, we need each other

to be on this journey, to fulfill this necessary

progression: from Genius, to Purpose and

Mission, to Collaboration, and ultimately, to

Innovation and Impact.

 

 

TRANSCEND

This is the path of transcendence. This is

how we lift each other to heights we never

in our wildest dreams, or loftiest ambitions,

dared.

 

 

Ignite Gifts