Scaling an Inclusive Business in China | Marina Kalnitski, Inclusion Factory

In this episode of Entrepreneurs For Good, I speak with Marina Kalnitski about the work that she and her colleagues are doing at the Inclusion Factory to build an inclusive business that employees more than 50 individuals with intellectual disabilities work in a factory that produces high precision auto and electrical components. As you will see in this interview, Marina is a passionate leader wh…

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Upcycling Agricultural Waste in China | Teck Tin Wong, RenewMaterial

In this episode of Entrepreneurs For Good, I speak with Teck Tin Wong, Founder of Renew Material. A firm upcycling agricultural waste into a wide range of construction materials. It is a fantastic conversation that is packed full of insights about being persistent in solving a problem, his process for product development, and having a long term vision for change. Even in the face of a "one-in-a-c…

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Accelerating Disruptive Innovation as an Impact Investor | Tom Schmittzehe, Moonshot Ventures

In this episode of Entrepreneurs For Good, I speak with Tom Schmittzehe of Moonshot Ventures about supporting entrepreneurs who are racing against the clock to develop and deploy products, services and platforms with disruptive Innovation against the the social, environmental, and economic challenges that are coming to scale in Asia. In Tom's mind, we do not have any time to waste, and while he i…

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Educating Hearing Impaired Children in Vietnam | Duong Hanh, CED

In this episode of Entrepreneurs For Good, I speak with the amazing Duong Hanh, Founder of the Saigon based Center for Research and Education of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing, about her work educating hearing impaired children in Vietnam. Duong's story is an amazing one, and in sharing it with me, she showed amazing bravery. Not only because she and I were speaking in English, her second language,…

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Teaching Sustainability & Social Innovation in Indonesia | Maria Radyati, Trisakti University

In this episode of Entrepreneurs For Good, I speak with Maria Radyati, founding director of the Centre for Entrepreneurship, Change, and Third Sector at Trisakti University in Jakarta about her work teaching sustainability in Indonesia. One of the most entrepreneurial academics I have met in a long time, through my discussion with her, we dive into her belief that the best way to teach business l…

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An Aspiring Social Entrepreneur in Vietnam | Christopher Day

In this episode of Entrepreneurs For Good, I speak with aspiring entrepreneur Chris Day. Based in Saigon, Chris is looking for a visionary who is looking to build a purposeful organization. One where his experience as a general manager, business developer, and all around solid #2 could help bring that vision to scale. It is a conversation I believe many will find value in, particularly those who…

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Scaling Asia’s Largest Plant-Based Lifestyle Brand | David Yeung, Green Commons

In this episode of Entrepreneurs For Good, I speak with the extraordinary David Yeung about his work to build and scale Asia's largest plant-based lifestyle brand. CO-Founder of Green Common, he has experienced a period exponential growth over the last four years.  Growing from a small team who were stabilizing their first stores in Hong Kong, to a team of more than 400 that now has 10 stores in…

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Reusable Cups and the Circular Economy in Vietnam | Linh Le Thuy, AYA Cup

In this episode of Entrepreneurs For Good, I speak with Linh Le Thuy, founder of AYA Cup, about her mission to build a platform that removes disposable cups in Vietnam Her journey is a great story of how an individual can start with a small concept, pivot quickly, and build on early successes, and I hope her story will help inspire & equip you to take the next step in developing/ scaling your…

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Measuring & Reporting Social Impact | Tom Stader, The Library Project

In this episode of Entrepreneurs For Good, my third with Tom Stader, Founder of The Library Project, we speak about measuring impact. Something every mission driven entrepreneur, and organization needs to do as part of the development of programs, organizations, and proposals. For Tom, it is a topic that he has years of strong practice, and stronger opinions of, and I think this conversation wil…

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Crushing COVID Q4 | Behind The Grind, Episode 028

In this episode of Behind the Grind, Brian and I speak about how we are approaching the 4th quarter of COVID.  COVID Q4. A year that everyone cannot wait to end, but for us, is the opportunity to set up a HUGE 2021 through the development of new products, focusing on what has sold through the COVID period, and making transitions in business models. ? About the Behind The Grind Series Throug…

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