Fri, 4 September 2015
My guest today, on the Join Up Dots free podcast interview is Tex Allen, a fascinating man, who has taken something so simple, and so common to us all and created something astonishing.
Our guest, wears a red nose everyday, one of the comic relief ones that most of us have had tucked away in a draw at home.
But he is not a clown, but a man using this item to break barriers, connect across the world, and open up conversations that would have otherwise remained closed.
This all started when he started getting annoyed by bumping into people in a local mall that had their noses glued to their phones and tablets.
Frustrated by the disconnection in the world, where even the cashiers who rang up his transactions seemed to have forgotten how to have an authentic, human interaction he too action.
And so on a whim, he decided to put on a clown nose he’d recently been gifted at a friend’s wedding before going into a Starbucks for a post-shopping coffee break.
He needed something to cheer him up and decided that since no one pays attention to each other anyway, he might as well do something fun.
And that has now lead him to creating a movement which is global, fun, and all about getting us connected again.
So did it have to be a nose, or could anything have done the trick?
And does he ever feel embarrassed by wearing this everyday, or does it actually make him feel truly authentic?
Well lets find out as we bring onto the show to start joining up dots, with the one and only Tex Allen