Recycling Plastic Waste into Textiles | Monique Maisson, Waste2Wear

???? About #EntrepreneursForGood Series: Through this series, we speak with Asia based entrepreneurs whose mission it is to bring solutions to the environmental, social, and economic challenges that are faced within the region to learn more about their vision, the opportunities they see, and challenges that they have had to overcome. It is a series that we hope will not only engage and insp…

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Losing Faith in Entrepreneurship | Behind the Grind 015

In this episode of Behind the Grind, Brian and I talk about how he is beginning to lose his confidence in himself, and entrepreneurship.  It is a question that has clearly been hanging over him for a while, and as we talk through it more and more, we look to develop a framework for finding the roots of the problem... and a path forward. As you will see, there are a few key areas of support that…

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

???? In this episode, I speak with Charlene Tan from Good Food Community about her journey to build the Good Food Community platform in Manila. Good Food Community, aims to make local communities sustainable by connecting organic farmers and “enlightened citizens” in a program called Community Shared Agriculture. Through the scheme, farmers benefit by having the safety net of stable demand w…

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

There is no end to this stuff!!!! ??? About Me: Driven by the belief that change begins with a single step, I've spent the last 15 years in Asia working to engage, inspire, and equip those around him to understand their power to leverage innovation, entrepreneurship, and leadership to solve "the big" challenges cities face. Currently, as the Managing Director of Collective Responsibility…

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

??? About Entrepreneurs For Good Series: Through this series, we speak with Asia based entrepreneurs whose mission it is to bring solutions to the environmental, social, and economic challenges that are faced within the region to learn more about their vision, the opportunities they see, and challenges that they have had to overcome. It is a series that we hope will not only engage and insp…

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Learning Through the Work | Behind the Grind 014

In this episode of Behind the Grind, Brian and I speak open up with a conversation about what are the best ways of learning to become an entrepreneur.  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 Th…

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Saigon Calling! – Rich Brubaker, Episode 010

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 those, is a city where social, environmental, and economic challenges are around every corner, and I look forward to…

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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 of emotions 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 Series: Through thi…

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

?? About Me: Driven by the belief that change begins with a single step, I've spent the last 15 years in Asia working to engage, inspire, and equip those around him to understand their power to leverage innovation, entrepreneurship, and leadership to solve "the big" challenges cities face. Currently, as the Managing Director of Collective Responsibility, Executive Director of HandsOn Chin…

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Weekly News: Thailand’s Sustainable Vision, Biodiversity and Food Supplies, and 5 CSR Activities in Hong Kong

With so much going on in the realm of sustainability, entrepreneurship, and innovation, and only a limited amount of bandwidth for professionals in this space, I have created this post to highlight articles that I feel are (1) important, (2) relevant, and (3) interesting in the areas of social innovation and entrepreneurship. If you have an article, or event, that you feel needs to be mentioned…

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