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NBA Hall of Famer, Education Philanthropist, and Investor, David Robinson, shares stories and experiences from his life that led him to the creation of the IDEA Carver Academy, located on the Eastside of San Antonio, TX. Alongside his son, David Robinson Jr., the father and son duo breakdown the pillars in which the academy was built upon. These are The Fundamentals.

The Fundamentals with David Robinson(s) Geekdom Media

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NBA Hall of Famer, Education Philanthropist, and Investor, David Robinson, shares stories and experiences from his life that led him to the creation of the IDEA Carver Academy, located on the Eastside of San Antonio, TX. Alongside his son, David Robinson Jr., the father and son duo breakdown the pillars in which the academy was built upon. These are The Fundamentals.

    Initiative

    Initiative

    The David Robinson(s) talk about the fundamental pillar of Initiative; witnessing needs or problems, and then solving without anyone asking you to do so. initiative defines you, initiative is freedom and opportunity, initiative is making a difference. David founded the Carver Academy after visiting with inner city high school students and discovered that “just say no to drugs” was not addressing the problems. He came home with the goal to show students that education was the low hanging fruit, his mission was to teach students that their initiative equals opportunity by showing them his initiative.

    “Education is the key to unlock the golden door of freedom.”  -- George Washington Carver.

    Discipline

    Discipline

    David Robinson and son, David Jr. speak on the fundamental pillar of Discipline. This is a tough subject, we love the idea of discipline but hate the actual practice of it. Discipline takes away some freedoms but in the end can produce something very special for us. Discipline is self control and respecting boundaries, but its a key element for growth and achievement. Discipline allows you to create success, build on wisdom and experience, it's not a punishment, it's a sacrifice.

    “The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom, fools despise discipline.”  -- The Book of Proverbs.

    Integrity

    Integrity

    The David Robinson(s) talk about the fundamental pillar of Integrity, David gives some examples of great persons of integrity, examples that he learned from throughout his career in the NBA. David Jr. contemplates the impact of technology and the impact of a lack of integrity. David maintains that integrity is trust, keeping your word, standing your ground and facing challenges. Integrity does not equal success but is integral to your future and your legacy.

    “The man of integrity walks securely.”  -- The Book of Proverbs.

    Leadership

    Leadership

    David Robinson and son, David Jr. speak on Leadership; ideas, vision, preparedness, the ability to go somewhere and take others with you is what makes for a great leader. Skill set, fortitude and character are necessary, but first you must be the servant. You don't become a leader because you want to be one, you become a leader because people want to follow you. Leadership is not something you claim, it's something that is given to you. Leaders have a great responsibility and there are no shortcuts, the captain always goes down with the ship.

    “Whoever wants to be first among you, must be your servant.”  -- The Book of Matthew.

    Service

    Service

    The David Robinson(s) talk about the fundamental pillar of Service. Why every person should think about and understand the impact of service and work to incorporate service into their everyday life decisions and philosophy. David states that service is the cost of you living, service gives you the right perspective, sets a good example, impacts and costs you something. David also wants you to understand your own resources and know that service is an elected activity.

    “I will not give to the lord that which cost me nothing.” -- King David.

    Faith

    Faith

    David Robinson and son, David Jr. speak on Faith; one of the most important pillars of The Fundamentals. Faith is the substance of what we hope for, but the evidence of those things we cannot see, faith is a goal, faith is a vision. David wants kids at Carver Academy to understand faith, their motivations and what they need to have faith in. Everything else changes, shifts and moves, the one thing that never changes is faith, it’s the one thing that keeps you grounded and focused, faith is your baseline.

    “Pound the Rock, you can strike a rock 99 times and nothing changes, but on the 100th hit, that rock cracks into a million pieces.”  -- Gregg Popovich.

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
52 Ratings

52 Ratings

JBO6303 ,

JB06303

With the dedication of working to be the best husband, new father and Corp. Leader - I am getting a lot out of the “Fundamentals” podcast listening during my sons morning feeding time. What a powerful gift that David and Jr are sharing with the world. Love the depth of the leadership pillars and the nice examples of Mother Teresa, GW Carver, AC Green & Steve Kerr. With great authenticity, Jr provokes the conversation to capture further content during each pillar discussion. I have encouraged my nephews to listen intently with the message bing targeted to young adults. Thank you Team Robinson for this wonderful gift.

DanielJ23 ,

Interesting Topic

It’s really cool to hear how one of my favorite players views certain topics. Seems very genuine.

Sams479 ,

Easy to listen to + so much value

David Sr. has a wealth of wisdom, exceptionally strong faith, and a heart to contribute and make a difference. Not only does he have an incredibly wide variety of experiences, he articulates them extremely well. David Jr. is an excellent moderator as well. Bravo

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