Re-Balancing and Reflecting Through the COVID-19 Crisis | Behind The Grind, Episode 022

Hope you are all having a good weekend! In this episode of Behind the Grind, Brian Tam and I talk through the challenge of balancing the anxiety around feeling that we need to be productive (i..e hustle), the emotions of the time, and the need/ want to reflect on it all. It is a conversation we know reflects the challenges that others are facing as well, and we'd love to hear from you on the…

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Delivering Community-Based Solutions | Illac Diaz, Liter of Light

In this episode of Entrepreneurs For Good, I speak with Illac Diaz about the work that he is doing at Liter of Light, and how he is building a business model that helps communities move forward. It is a business model rooted in his belief that communities can solve their own problems, but in helping them, he creates a problem (that he must solve) for his own business model. ? About Entrepreneurs…

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Take Advantage of the COVID19 Crisis | Behind the Grind, Episode 021

As COVID moves from "its a flu" that will pass to "we are hoping to be open by Q4", the need for entrepreneurs and businesses to rethink everything and take advantage is now. For Brian Tam and I, where we are 3 months into our businesses (and lives) being disrupted, this has led to us to look at our businesses, products, and people. To come up with new products, processes, and management structur…

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Maximizing YOUR Impact as a Social Intrapreneur | Brian Cotter, UNICEF

In this episode of Entrepreneurs For Good, I speak with Brian Cotter about why he sees UNICEF as a great platform to leverage his entrepreneurial spirit and tool set for the greatest impact. It is a great conversation, where he shows a lot of self-awareness about how he sees entrepreneurship, as an entrepreneurship, but also as a tool set and mindset that can click into larger organizations... an…

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I Miss Normal Life | Rich Brubaker, vlog Episode 012

It's been 8 weeks since my family and I left ""normal life" in Shanghai for what we thought would be a 2 week "vacation". Now, while we are based safely in the US, and are all together, we simply look forward to getting back to normal life where we are surrounded by friends, where I am able to drop my kid off at the bus, and I am able to resume working with amazing people around the Asia region.…

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Turning Consumers Away From Plastic | Jeff Delkin & Rachel Speth, Bambu Home

In this episode of Entrepreneurs For Good, I speak withBambu Home Founders, Jeffrey Delkin and Rachel Speth. The are the founders of one of the EARLIEST sustainability minded brands that I EVER came into contact with, and they are AMAZING people. In our conversation, we speak through what was behind their jump from their corporate careers, the REALITIES of working with renewable/ natural materia…

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Employing at Risk Youth in Manila | Krie Lopez, Messy Bessy

The last few weeks have been some of the most difficult I have known in all my years of entrepreneurship, and I know many are facing similar situations where a lot of uncertainty in the air and a well laid plans for 2020 are being tossed aside. But, as I have come to understand through my conversations with entrepreneurs from around the region, regardless of what is happening in the world, if you…

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What’s Your Plan to Survive COVID | Behind the Grind, Episode 020

Following up on our conversation about Planning for Crisis, Brian Tam and I spoke with several entrepreneur about how they plan to survive COVID and the challenges their business are facing. It is a conversation that spans consulting businesses, real estate development, non-profit, and education technology, with each entrepreneur speaking about the challenges presented, the defensive tactics they…

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Plan for Crisis | Behind The Grind, Episode 019

Over the last few weeks, as the crisis surrounding COVID19 became worse by the day, the need to plan for crisis through various business scenarios has been a priority. Initially, my concern was knowing here my staff had traveled to, if they were safe, and if they could get back to Shanghai, but as they were accounted for, I began looking at the wider impacts that this crisis could have on my busi…

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Social Media and Storytelling for Social Entrepreneurs | Harris Guevarra, PH Drinks

In this episode of Entrepreneurs For Good, I speak with Harris Guevarra, Founder of PH Drinks, about building a marketing and communications agency that is specialized around issues of corporate social responsibility, sustainability, and social innovation. Through the interview we speak about his entrepreneurial path, as well as how social entrepreneurs can better leverage social media. Internal…

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