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 Entrepreneurs For Good Series Through this series, we speak with Asia based entrepreneurs whose…

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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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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 dev…

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Change the World Everyday – Arch Wongchindawest, Socialgiver | Entrepreneurs For Good

In this interview, I speak with Arch Wongchindawest, founder of the Bangkok based platform Socialgiver, who shares with me his vision for where philanthropy is broken and what he is trying to do to built a better path for financial sustainability in the third sector. ?? This interview is about wanting to change the world, being surrounded by great people, and learning (fast) from mistakes…

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Food Entrepreneurship, and Bootstrapping, in Shanghai – Simon Vogel | Entrepreneurs For Good

Simon's Story is one about bootstrapping in China, failing fast, and (hopefully) learning faster About 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…

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Sustainable Luxury and Social Entrepreneurship – Nissa Marion | Entrepreneurs For Good

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 not only…

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Inner Motivations and Impact Investing in Asia – Annie Chen | Entrepreneurs For Good

“If enough people actually engage in thinking about how, through conscious and intentional placement of their capital, they can invest in the future that they create… it's only when more people do it that we have a chance of transforming the system.” – Annie Chen, RS Group As entrepreneurs and leaders, from the young professional to the chief executive, we pursue our projects with our unique…

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Bringing a Business Mindset to the Non-Profit Sector – Tom Stader | Entrepreneurs For Good

"For [my team], it's literacy, its programs, its libraries. It’s that, our first school in Cambodia that we donated a library to – that school, six months after we donated the library, won the best reading competition in the region. That's what gets them up in the morning. What gets me up in the morning is giving them the space to build the best organization that they can." – Tom Stader, The Li…

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Sustainable Fashion and Taking the First Entrepreneurial Steps – Sherry Poon | Entrepreneurs for Good

There are fewer questions more interesting to ask an entrepreneur than, “Why did you do it?” Through this latest installment in our "Entrepreneurs for Good" series, we had a powerful discussion with Sherry Poon, who revealed one of the most interesting insights of how entrepreneurs have to overcome their fear. Sherry Poon is the founder and CEO of wobabybasics, a Shanghai-based innovative app…

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Smart Means Nothing: What It Takes To Be An Entrepreneur – Grant Horsfield | Entrepreneurs for Good

So many of us entrepreneurs think success depends on one critical factor in China: guanxi (relationship). The concept that “it’s not what you know, but who you know, that matters” is an international catchphrase, happily tossed around by business-minded go-getters with confidence that they do, in fact, know the “right people”. But the reality – no matter where you are in the world, but especi…

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