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If you spend your days behind a desk, you may see few chances to rescue a life or save a burning building. However, volunteer firefighter Mark Bezos sheds new light on your hero potential. Through firefighting and heading development for a nonprofit that combats poverty, Bezos has witnessed many brave, kind acts, both grand and small. In this moving talk, Bezos combines self-deprecating humor with a profound message: You don’t have to save a life to be heroic. Even the small, simple acts of kindness make a difference – and sometimes they have the biggest impact of all. getAbstract believes this inspirational speech will help you get in touch with your inner hero.

In this summary, you will learn

  • What volunteer firefighter Mark Bezos experienced at his first fire,
  • How this lesson changed his view of heroism and
  • How to be a hero every day.

About the Speaker

Mark Bezos co-founded and sold an advertising agency before becoming head of development for Robin Hood, a nonprofit organization that combats poverty in New York. He is the assistant captain of a volunteer firefighting company in New York State and the step-brother of Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos.



For volunteer firefighter Mark Bezos, arriving early at the scene of a blaze improves his chances of joining the action. At his first fire, he was the second volunteer to ...

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