Entrepreneurs Need Community, Sina Farzaneh | Behind The Grind, Episode 008

In this episode, Brian and I peak with Sina Farzaneh about the need for entrepreneurs to build community. A master of doing this himself, Sina gives some great insights into how he has done this in the past as a way to build brands, businesses, and launch products, but also as an entrepreneur, the importance of having a community of entrepreneurs and mentors. Another great discussion, and…

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Bangkok’s Amazing Opportunities for Entrepreneurs | vLog, Episode 008

As an "mission driven" entrepreneur, who has spent the last 20 years in Asia, I have been very fortunate to work in some amazing place, with amazing people, and scaling impact across a number of growing issues the region faces. One of the best parts of this time has been the travel, and meeting other entrepreneurs in the region, and learning about what the work they are doing, the ecosystem for…

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You Can’t Teach Entrepreneurship | Durreen Shahnaz, Impact Investment Exchange

In this episode, I speak with Durreen Shahnaz, Founder of Impact Investment Exchange and Shujong, about the work she has done to launch the world's first (and only) socially oriented stock market. Born out of the recognition that the finance industry, which is largely run by Western/ white male executives, was not working for a large portion of the world, she has spent the last 10+ years develo…

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Weekly News: Busting Myths on Vegans and Volunteers, IKEA goes Green, and SE Asia Battle with Water

With so much going on in the realm of sustainability, entrepreneurship, and innovation, and only a limited amount of bandwidth for professionals in this space, I have created this post to highlight articles that I feel are (1) important, (2) relevant, and (3) interesting in the areas of social innovation and entrepreneurship. If you have an article, or event, that you feel needs to be mentioned…

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Thought Leadership and Brand Building for Entrepreneurs | Behind the Grind, Episode 007

In this episode, Brian and I speak about developing a sustainable brand as an entrepreneur, why the best path is to position themselves as a thought leader for their domain, and a few of the tips, tricks, and mediums that we have found most useful for ourselves. It is a session that gets pretty tactical, but will require a number of followups where we speak more deeply and about tactic and too…

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Weekly News: Feeding 10b People, 2030 SDG Update, 3D Printed Hearts, and AI Solves Urban Challenges

With so much going on in the realm of sustainability, entrepreneurship, and innovation, and only a limited amount of bandwidth for professionals in this space, I have created this post to highlight articles that I feel are (1) important, (2) relevant, and (3) interesting in the areas of social innovation and entrepreneurship. If you have an article, or event, that you feel needs to be mentioned…

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Social Entrepreneurs Need to Shake Things Up! | vLog, Episode 007

I have spent a SIGNIFICANT time recently looking at the work I am doing, and that of other "social entrepreneurs", and have come to the conclusion that we have become too safe. We have become too guarded with our ideas, with our business plans, and with how we communicate the work. Too few of us are swinging for the fences in an attempt to SOLVE a big problem, and it's time to shake it up.…

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Opportunity for Edtech Entrepreneurship in India | Jeet Singh, Selfstudy

In this episode, I speak with Jeet Singh, Founder of Selfstudy, to speak about the work he has been doing over the last few years to provide a better future to the next generation of Indian students. It is a great conversation, and one where, as a consultant who quit to build a "better" way, I really found myself identifying with very easily, and I hope that you will find inspiration in his wor…

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Productivity and Work Life Balance | Behind the Grind, Episode 006

In this episode of Behind the Grind, Brian and I speak through the difference between hustle and productivity, which leads into a deeper conversation about work-life balance. It is an episode that I thought aligned well with current conversations about hustle, and how that term has changed into something negative when it is in fact something positive when it is productive. As always, would l…

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Weekly News: Shanghai’s Bold Waste Regulations, Circular Economies, and Awesome Ag Entrepreneur

With so much going on in the realm of sustainability, entrepreneurship, and innovation, and only a limited amount of bandwidth for professionals in this space, I have created this post to highlight articles that I feel are (1) important, (2) relevant, and (3) interesting in the areas of social innovation and entrepreneurship. If you have an article, or event, that you feel needs to be mentioned…

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