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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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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Defining, Measuring, and Celebrating Success | Behind the Grind, Episode 017

In this episode of Behind the Grind, Brian and I ??? About the Behind The Grind Series: Through this podcast series, Brian and I will speak about the realities (as we know them) of entrepreneurship. Videos will be available every Saturday, and audience participation is HIGHLY encouraged! About Rich Driven by the belief that change begins with a single step, I've spent the last 15 years i…

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Investing in Sustainable Food & Agriculture | Cyrille Filott, Rabobank

??? 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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Entrepreneurs Should Not Be Artists | Behind The Grind, Episode 016

In this episode of Behind the Grind, Brian and I talk about the balance between artistry and practicality.  That, as entrepreneurs, we often start off with a vision for where we can add value, and do everything we can to deliver the "perfect product", but at different stages of the process, this need to be artists can get in the way of achieving our vision. We need to build teams, build process…

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