There is No Replacement for Quality – Jessica Cheam, Eco-Business

Starting a publishing business in this day and age is no easy feat. Start a publishing business, focused on sustainability? Some would say that is crazy... But, over the last 10 years, that is just what Jessica Cheam has done. Through this interview, I dive into the hill that she had to climb to build Asia's first (and only) sustainability focused newsroom. How she has learned to tell the story…

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Building Awareness, Trust, and Toilets – Jack Sim, World Toilet Organization

In this episode, I speak with Jack Sim, Founder of the World Toilet Organization, the "other" WTO. More than happy to talk shit, pun intended, Jack's mission of ensuring the world has access to toilets is dependent on our ability to openly talk about the problems. It is an interview that I came away with a much greater understanding of the importance of awareness, and some key tips about cre…

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Overcoming the Blind Spots of Entrepreneurship – Gift Chantaranijakorn, Ma:D Hub

In this episode of Entrepreneurs for Good, I speak with Gift Chantaranijakorn of Ma:D Hub in Bangkok.  It is an interview I recorded a few months back, and is coming a week after she announced that she will be closing the Ma:D Hub, and in part because of the blind spots that she had to overcome to build a community that could financially sustain itself. IT is an interview that I believe all asp…

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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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