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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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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The Power of Story to Change Minds – Steve Jiang | Entrepreneurs For Good

For me, Steven Jiang, is the absolute embodiment of what it means to be an entrepreneur for Good, and he is not really an entrepreneur. There is no business model for his work. He is not trying to sell a product. BUT.. he is absolutely doing what Entrepreneurs do. He is picking up the tools that he has to fix a problem that he sees, and WOW is he inspirational. Honestly, more than perhaps…

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Scaling Sustainable Technologies in China

With the size of economic, social and environmental challenges growing at a scale and scope that can shatter limits set by global governments, Mother Nature and society, technology will become the gauge by which we analyze resource levels, measure system performance, identify efficiencies, curb consumption and influence stakeholders to make better decisions. We are already seeing the results in…

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Reframing Sustainability For Future Cities

For the first time ever (as of 2012) more people – over 700 million – live in China’s urban areas than in its rural regions. By 2020, about 60% of China’s population will live in cities; and 300 million urban residents are expected to move into its urban centers by 2030. Along with this shift to a more urban population comes a dramatic change in lifestyle: from a subsistence level or an agrarian f…

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