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NOT WITHOUT A CAUSE

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NOT WITHOUT A CAUSE

THIRD EIGHT

 

The meaning of "Justus" is "not without a cause." We hunger for impact.

Over the last three decades, together with some great partners, we have created, inspired and supported a number of causes which have made a profound difference in the world, and changed us in the process.

8888 Uprising in Burma

8888 Uprising in Burma

Kobe Earthquake in 1995

Kobe Earthquake in 1995

Tsunami in Japan in 2011

Tsunami in Japan in 2011

Along the way, we've grown in our compassion. So many extraordinary people have taught us the invaluable lessons of life.

On February 8, 2013, we informally launched Third Eight in honor of Phil Smart Sr.--Rick Justus' best friend--to unite people and grand causes to create opportunities for a better world.

On October 8, 2016, we were excited to announce that we are in the process of formalizing our non-profit arm.

Third Eight is committed to making a greater and greater impact across the world and beyond. From supporting projects that we’re passionate about, such as being an advocate for full democracy in Myanmar, to disaster relief, to giving our children a quantified 20-year quantum leap, to using our voice to shine a spotlight on issues that we believe are unacceptable, such as parental child abduction and child sex trafficking.

We are incredibly proud of what Third Eight has achieved. We truly believe that working together we can turn problems into possibilities, allowing us to solve some of the grand challenges in the world.

 
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Ride to Live


Phil Smart spoke often about the “Rule of Eight” for managing the hours in our lives: Eight were for work, eight were for rest, and eight were for helping others.

 

Ride to Live


Phil Smart spoke often about the “Rule of Eight” for managing the hours in our lives: Eight were for work, eight were for rest, and eight were for helping others.