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He Couldn’t Beat His Dad In Arm Wrestling Until His Mid-20s

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Brian Gitt has some wisdom to share. The example his dad set helped Gitt develop the entrepreneurial and adventurous spirit he has today, and a few experiments with fireworks taught him a lesson or two about risk-taking along the way. A little mischief can be good for kids, but Gitt recalls how he and his friends “could’ve burned down the whole neighborhood” on a few occasions.

Gitt began his working life as a wilderness guide. Out of an interest in improving green building practices, he began exploring home remodeling, which eventually led to him becoming the executive director of Build It Green. He is currently the head of business development for Oklo, a startup focused on generating reliable, affordable, clean energy using small-scale nuclear power plants.

Gitt has spent his whole career as an entrepreneur in the energy sector and cares deeply about protecting the environment. He also believes that our energy production has to serve the needs of people, not ideologies, and so he rejects the quasi-religious notion that fossil fuels can simply be replaced with solar, wind, or any other of the highly inefficient forms of renewable energy currently on the table.

If you would like to learn more about Brian Gitt's work, click here to check out his blog and here to check out his Twitter.

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