Selling a Sustainable Value Proposition in China – Jon Newton, Life Solutions

One of the first thing that an entrepreneur needs to learn how to do is to sell. After that, learn to manage growth. Both of these topics, and a whole lot more are at the core of the conversation I recently had with my good friend (and disclaimer: client) Jon Newton, co-founder of Life Solutions China. It is a conversation where we quickly move into the weeds to talk sales tactics, product dev…

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Scaling Impact Through Collaboration and Partnerships – Lisa Genasci, ADM Capital Foundation

In this episode, I speak with Lisa Genasci about her journey building ADM Capital Foundation, an organization that has been widely recognized for its impact across a number of important issues and for their work supporting (and incubating) some of Hong Kong's leading organizations. It is work that that required a commitment to her vision for change, remaining focused, and finding ways to collab…

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Ending Labor Abuse in Thailand – Sompong Srakaew, Labor Rights Protection Network

In this episode, I speak with Labor Right Promotion Network Founder Sompong Srakaew about his mission to end labor abuse in Thailand. A challenge that has received a lot of coverage recently, particularly in the fishing industry, through a network of volunteers and a range of outreach programs, Sompong has helped improve the awareness of the issues and drive improvement in labor standards. H…

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Urban Farming in Hong Kong – Pol Fàbrega, Rooftop Republic

In this episode I speak with Pol Fabrega about his experience building Rooftop Republic.  Interviewed on his own rooftop, we dug into the movement of urban farming, the potential for urban farming in Hong Kong, and building his business.  It is an interview that is full of tactics, and lessons of resiliency, patience, and building a movement towards something better within the confines of today's…

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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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Do the Work. Trust Your Process – Abigail Smith, Thai Harvest SOS

In this episode, I speak with Abigail Smith, who a year and a half ago established Thai Harvest SOS. An amazing organization that has, in just a short time created a process that is able to safely redistribute more than a ton of food a day to more than 20 communities in Bangkok. For Abigail, she sees this time as a pilot for building the process, systems, and support needed to take this to tthe…

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Know What You Want to Build, Iterate, & Build Community – Karen Farzam, wHub

In this episode of Entrepreneurs for Good, I speak with wHub founder Karen Farzam about the work that she has been engaged with developing a community of entrepreneurs in Hong Kong and in changing the perceptions of women (and girls) in STEM and tech through conversations with academics and families. It is a journey that had no plan, has had several iterations, but over the course of the last f…

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Change the World Everyday – Arch Wongchindawest, Socialgiver | Entrepreneurs For Good

In this interview, I speak with Arch Wongchindawest, founder of the Bangkok based platform Socialgiver, who shares with me his vision for where philanthropy is broken and what he is trying to do to built a better path for financial sustainability in the third sector. ?? This interview is about wanting to change the world, being surrounded by great people, and learning (fast) from mistakes…

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Building a Vegetarian / Vegan Movement in Hong Kong | Peggy Chan, Grassroots Pantry

In this episode, I interview Peggy Chan, the founder Managing Director and Executive Chef of Grassroots Pantry, about her mission to bringing the vegan movement to Hong Kong through a strong ethos, her passion for food, and delivering an amazing menu that reminds her customers of their favorite food memories. As always, I hope you are inspired and engaged by the conversation! Peggy's s…

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Jumping from Corporate into Social Entrepreneurship – Pat Dwyer | Entrepreneurs For Good

A few years back, I met Pat Dwyer, founder of The Purpose Business, at a friend's conference in Singapore. We were on the same panel, and we had a BLAST sharing our experiences and insights to the crowd, and given neither of us were invited back to speak again it is safe to say that we left a lasting impression on the crowd. This interview is no different. It is a pretty raw discussion about en…

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