Make The Most of COVID 19 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 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 structure, and to try thi…

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

In this episode, 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... and at the end he gives so…

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I Miss Normal Life | Rich Brubaker, vlog Episode 012

It's been 8 weeks since my family and I left Shanghai. For what we thought would be a 2 week "vacation". I look forward to getting back to normal life. Surrounded by friends, dropping my kid off at the bus, and working with amazing people around the Asia region. We have a long way to go, and I haven't been sitting idle, but I miss "normal". https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QQsymwwTvgs A…

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

On this Episode of Entrepreneurs for Good, I speak with my good friends Jeffrey Delkin and Rachel Speth. The are the founders of one of the EARLIEST sustainability minded brands, Bambu, that I EVER came into contact, and 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 materials…

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Empowering at Risk Youth Through Employment & Education | 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 y…

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How Entrepreneurs Are Managing the COVID-19 Crisis | 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 are traversing 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 are depl…

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Planning for Crisis | Behind The Grind, Episode 019

Over the last few weeks, as the crisis surrounding 2019-nCoV became worse by the day, the need to plan 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 business.…

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

??? 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 inspi…

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Building Community is Important | Behind the Grind, Episode 018

In this episode of Behind the Grind, Brian and I talk about the the vision, process, and tools for building our communities. For both of us, connecting to people is one of the reasons why we are doing the work we are doing, and are excited to find new communities to build and interact with. For Brian, his communities have been a source of inspiration, a testing ground for products, and is bu…

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Sustainable Fashion and Startups | Christine Goulay, Kering Group

???? 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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