Managing the Stress of Nonprofit Leadership | Tom Stader, The Library Project

When I met Tom Stader nearly 15 years ago, both of our organizations were just getting off the ground, and over the last couple of years he and I have spent a lot of time together hashing through EVERYTHING. Including the challenges that both of us faced as we built out our organizations, the stress of that work, the impacts of that stress on us, and how we look back on that now. Topics that I…

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Is Building a Product or a Service Based Company Easier? | Behind the Grind 003

In this episode, Brian and I speak about my experience building product and service based companies.  Was a great conversation about a topic that I have been thinking a lot about as I have spent the last 18 months building a product. Something I have really enjoyed, but like with a service based business, has its own time, place, and purpose. Was another really interesting discussion! ??…

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Why I Bet on Social Entrepreneurship over Corporate Sustainability | Rich Brubaker – Episode 004

In this episode, I speak to the fact that while corporate social responsibility, and corporate sustainability, have been hot topics that have produced a lot of really interesting programs, the biggest opportunities for fixing the problems we face will be landed by social entrepreneurs. Individuals, and organizations, who have a mission for change, can build a platform that actually delivers a s…

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Let People Feel it, Believe it, and Go For It | Monish Siripurapu, Ant Studio

During my recent trip to Delhi, I had the opportunity to sit down with a fantastic young entrepreneur named Monish Siripurapu. Initially learning about his work through the UNEP video Indian architect looks to nature to cool without chemicals, we sat down for a couple of hours (in the rain) to discuss the challenges he sees, the products he is building, and how he is looking to create a decentr…

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Taking the Leap of Faith into Entrepreneurship | Behind the Grind, Episode 002

In Episode 2 of Behind the Grind, Brian Tam and I speak about his leap into entrepreneurship. It's a great conversation about vision, product development, and developing a business without actively selling.   ? About the Behind The Grind Series: Through this podcast series, Brian and I will speak about the realities (as we know them) of entrepreneurship. Videos will be availab…

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Asia is the Best Place for Social Entrepreneurship & Innovation

For the last 15 years, I have been fortunate to see Asia's cities grow, and over the next 15 years through that same growth another 2 billion people will be urbanized. It is a process that has, and will continue to, stretch every system we rely on to deliver food, energy, healthcare, education, housing, etc, but through these stretches will come a tangible need for solutions. For me, this is…

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New Series: Behind The Grind (of Entrepreneurship)

In this episode, Brian and I introduce our new series, Behind the Grind, a series focused on diving into the realities of entrepreneurship. To get things started, we both speak about how we ended up in entrepreneurship and why we think now is the time for this series. There isn't much structure, but there are some great stories, and we hope you enjoy it! About Rich Driven by the belief that…

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Now is the Best time to Be a Social Entrepreneur!

With a seemingly endless supply of reports on the impacts of climate change, the social pressures in cities, and the fragility of our food systems, NOW is the BEST TIME to be a social entrepreneur. Driven by a mission to solve the greatest human challenges, unlike 10 to 15 years ago when the term became popular, the challenges that our systems are facing as we urbanize hundreds of millions of p…

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Documenting My Journey as a Social Entrepreneur in Asia

Hi Everyone! Very excited to announce the launch of my video log (vlog)! It is something that I have been planning for 18 months, perhaps a bit longer, with the goal to help document my journey as a social entrepreneur in Asia. It is a series that has one simple goal: To document my journey as a social entrepreneur in a way that inspires, engages, and equips you to take your first steps.…

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Giving it Forward | Anshu Gupta, Goonj

A bit of a different interview this week. In short, because it is not an interview, but the recording of a recent Q&A that my friends and I had while attending the 2019 Points of Light conference in Delhi. Someone that I had previously tagged as an entrepreneur that I *MUST* interview while in Delhi, Anshu Gupta's insights into delivering and measuring impact, were genuinely some of the most r…

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