Where did your personal inspiration, entrepreneurial/leadership purpose come from – what shaped your views?
I grew up in a very small rural village located in the fruitful and green Padan Plain, in Northern Italy. Infinite rice fields suspended in time and space. ...Time was not passing...it was turning in a circle...to quote from one of my favourite book One hundred years of solitude from Columbian author Gabriel García Márquez.
No need for traffic lights, to cross the road you just needed to give a wave. No trains stopped there, to reach the nearest small town of Vercelli there was a regular bus service. Bicycles were a transportation of choice for most of our daily trips. This natural interminable landscape and this extreme feeling of living in the middle of nowhere shaped my view of the world forever.
Born in a small village in Northern Italy, Ilaria Forte has travelled across the length and breadth of our planet to find the meaning and purpose of her own life. As the founder of radicalfuture, a global network of human and social scientists, futurists and creative professionals, she has initiated and facilitated several social, creative and radical change initiatives around the globe.