Community Supported Agriculture in the Philippines | Charlene Tan, Good Food Community

In this episode of Entrepreneurs For Good, I speak with Charlene Tan from Good Food Community about her journey to build the Good Food Community platform in Manila, where she aims to make local communities sustainable by connecting organic farmers and “enlightened citizens” in a program called Community Shared Agriculture. A business model that has been in place for many years in the United State…

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It’s Time to Do Something About Ocean Plastic | Rich Brubaker, Episode 011

While traveling to Phu Quoc (Vietnam), I was reminded just how bad the problem of ocean plastic is, and why we need to ACT NOW. Even as I arrange weekly beach cleanups in Shanghai, and work with leading brands on recycling programs, the frustration of seeing the amount of waste strewn across the beach was just so incredibly sad that even in a place this remote, and this beautiful. It just so cle…

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Overcome the Fear of Failure to Find Success | Edmund Dimalanta, D&G Pacific

In this episode of Entrepreneurs For Good, I interview Edmund Dimalanta.  A SERIAL entrepreneur, who on his SIXTEENTH venture, D&G Pacific. While the name is unassuming, it was clear to me that the lessons of Edmund's early ventures were not lost.  He has learned to pivot his business quickly, identify markets and develop products, and build a team that has the ability to execute. It…

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Learning Entrepreneurship (Through the Work) | Behind the Grind 014

In this episode of Behind the Grind, Brian and I speak open up with a conversation about learning entrepreneurship. As part of the conversation, we speak about whether or not entrepreneurs are born that way, if it is possible to study entrepreneurship (in school), and what can you learn from watching entrepreneurs on Youtube.   ?? About the Behind The Grind Series: Through this podcast s…

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Visiting Social Entrepreneurs in Saigon

After a quick trip to Jakarta, I was lucky to be able to fit in a few days of visiting social entrepreneurs in Saigon It's been nearly 25 years since my first trip to Ho Chi Minh, and like many of Asia's cities, a LOT has changed. There are shiny glass buildings doting the skyline, metro stations are being built, and the middle class is beginning to take shape. Underneath the surface of all that…

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Managing the Emotions of Entrepreneurship | Behind the Grind, Episode 013

In this episode of Behind the Grind, Brian and I speak about importance of learning to manage the roller coaster Emotions of Entrepreneurship that many entrepreneurs face. It is something that I myself have struggled with, but recently found a process for putting my emotions in check, focusing on my process, and the benefits I have seen since my "revelation". ?? About the Behind The Grind Serie…

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Luxury Fashion and Sustainability at Kering Group – Rich Brubaker, Episode 009

The Kering Group, recently held an event in Shanghai focused on sustainability in luxury fashion and the role of entrepreneurs and innovators in helping big brands do better. Considered a leader in their industry, the global CEO opened the session with a keynote and a Q&A where he dove into a few of the  key challenges they face (as a company) and some of the investments they have made along…

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