Being Patient – Deborah Kan, Being Patient

In this episode, I speak with Deborah Kan about her work to build Being Patient. Born from her own need to understand the disease, Deborah called on her background as a journalist to build a platform to help bring clarity to the families of Alzheimer's about the challenges, research, and treatments. While operational for less than a year, Deborah's community is already beginning to come togethe…

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Employing the Unemployable. Profitably. – Seng Choon Koh, Project Dignity

In this episode I speak with Seng Choon Koh, founder of Dignity Kitchen.  An organization whose mission is to build and return the dignity to the disabled and disadvantaged through vocation. When I arrived to meet him, I thought I had the wrong address as his office is literally in the middle of a hawker market that serves as a live training ground for a wide range of "unemployable" individuals.…

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Aspire, Discover, Translate, and Scale Innovation – Christoph Langwallner, NAMZ

Since meeting Christoph nearly three years ago, I have come to understand that he is one that sees the biggest challenges that we face as opportunities to disrupt markets, and I wanted to find out about his process. Already in a position to reach more than a billion consumers, he has built an organization where aspirations lead to discoveries which translated into products, that can then be bro…

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Shock & Awe Engagements for Social Entrepreneurs – David McCaughan, Bibliosexual

In this episode, I speak with David McCaughan about his work as a story teller, his entrance into post-corporate entrepreneurship, and how social entrepreneurs need to deploy a shock & awe tactics alongside their constant effort to tell their story of the organization. ?? quote About the Entrepreneurs For Good Series Through this series, we speak with Asia based entrepreneurs w…

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Moving Tourists from Awareness to Social Impact | Michael Biedassek, Bangkok Vanguards

?? I never studied entrepreneurship, or even written a proper business plan.  I just do what I am passionate about. About the Entrepreneurs For Good Series Through this series, we speak with Asia based entrepreneurs whose mission it is to bring solutions to the environmental, social, and economic challenges that are faced within the region to learn more about their vision, the o…

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There is No Replacement for Quality – Jessica Cheam, Eco-Business

Starting a publishing business in this day and age is no easy feat. Start a publishing business, focused on sustainability? Some would say that is crazy... But, over the last 10 years, that is just what Jessica Cheam has done. Through this interview, I dive into the hill that she had to climb to build Asia's first (and only) sustainability focused newsroom. How she has learned to tell the story…

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Building Awareness, Trust, and Toilets – Jack Sim, World Toilet Organization

In this episode, I speak with Jack Sim, Founder of the World Toilet Organization, the "other" WTO. More than happy to talk shit, pun intended, Jack's mission of ensuring the world has access to toilets is dependent on our ability to openly talk about the problems. It is an interview that I came away with a much greater understanding of the importance of awareness, and some key tips about cre…

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Overcoming the Blind Spots of Entrepreneurship – Gift Chantaranijakorn, Ma:D Hub

In this episode of Entrepreneurs for Good, I speak with Gift Chantaranijakorn of Ma:D Hub in Bangkok.  It is an interview I recorded a few months back, and is coming a week after she announced that she will be closing the Ma:D Hub, and in part because of the blind spots that she had to overcome to build a community that could financially sustain itself. IT is an interview that I believe all asp…

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– David Plattner | Entrepreneurs For Good

intro ? quote About the Entrepreneurs For Good Series Through this series, we speak with Asia based entrepreneurs whose mission it is to bring solutions to the environmental, social, and economic challenges that are faced within the region to learn more about their vision, the opportunities they see, and challenges that they have had to overcome. It is a series that we hope will…

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Selling a Sustainable Value Proposition in China – Jon Newton, Life Solutions

One of the first thing that an entrepreneur needs to learn how to do is to sell. After that, learn to manage growth. Both of these topics, and a whole lot more are at the core of the conversation I recently had with my good friend (and disclaimer: client) Jon Newton, co-founder of Life Solutions China. It is a conversation where we quickly move into the weeds to talk sales tactics, product deve…

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