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

In this episode of Entrepreneurs For Good, I speak with Simon Vogel about his attempt to build health food delivery platform, from the 17th floor of an apartment building. It is an amazing look at how creative entrepreneurs can get when bootstrapping! Simon's Story is one about bootstrapping in China, failing fast, and (hopefully) learning faster About the Entrepreneurs For Good Series T…

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Overcoming Fear and Excuses | Brian Tam, Let’s Make Great!

In this episode of Entrepreneurs For Good, I speak with my good friend, and co-host of Behind the Grind, Brian Tam, about the fear that holds many entrepreneurs back. His insights on how to get ideas off the dashboard, the importance of small wins, and in learning quickly through rapid failures, are all spot on. ?   Quote About the Entrepreneurs For Good Series Through this series,…

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The Power of Story to Change Minds | Steven Jiang

In this episode of Entrepreneurs For Good, I speak with filmmaker Steven Jiang about his work to capture the lives of Chinese living with Tourette Syndrome Steven Jiang, is the absolute embodiment of what it means to be an entrepreneur for Good, and he is not really an entrepreneur. He has no business model for his work, and he is not trying to sell a product, but he is picking up the tools that…

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Self Awareness and Delusional Entrepreneurs | Amena Schlaikjer, Wellness Works

Through this interview of Entrepreneur For Good, my close friend Amena Schlaikjer brings a bit of levity to the belief that our ideas (as social entrepreneurs) are "the ideas" that will solve the environmental and social challenges faced by our cities, communities, and countries. She is someone who has some of the best ideas, and there are two that we cooked up early on that are now HUGE business…

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Bringing a Business Mindset to the NonProfit Sector | Tom Stader, The Library Project

In our latest interview in the Entrepreneur for Good series, Tom Stader of The Library Project explains how running a non-profit is no different than running a business. At the end of the day, you have customers, you have a business process, you have teams, and you have a vision. Navigating these shared realities bring in unique challenges for an NGO, from raising money, driving a team forward, o…

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What It Takes To Be An Entrepreneur | Grant Horsfield, Naked Group

Through this episode of the Entrepreneurs for Good series, we speak with Grant Horsfield, founder and chairman of the naked Group about his belief that success in building a business from the ground up depends on far more than being smart, getting lucky, or having relationships in China. For him, it is about having a big vision, building a team, and DOING THE WORK. Guanxi matters, but it won…

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