Bangkok’s Amazing Opportunities for Entrepreneurs | vLog, Episode 008

As an "mission driven" entrepreneur, who has spent the last 20 years in Asia, I have been very fortunate to work in some amazing place, with amazing people, and scaling impact across a number of growing issues the region faces. One of the best parts of this time has been the travel, and meeting other entrepreneurs in the region, and learning about what the work they are doing, the ecosystem for…

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Social Entrepreneurs Need to Shake Things Up! | vLog, Episode 007

I have spent a SIGNIFICANT time recently looking at the work I am doing, and that of other "social entrepreneurs", and have come to the conclusion that we have become too safe. We have become too guarded with our ideas, with our business plans, and with how we communicate the work. Too few of us are swinging for the fences in an attempt to SOLVE a big problem, and it's time to shake it up.…

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Sustainable Factory Visit Interface | Episode 006

In this episode, I go to Interface's Taicang factory to learn more about what makes them one of the most sustainable companies in the world. It's founder Ray Anderson was not only a pioneer in proving the business case, but over the last 20 years has shown that through the lens of sustainability, the full potential of a firms people, product, and processes can be achieved. I have had a numbe…

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5 Key Steps to Becoming a Successful Social Entrepreneur | Rich Brubaker – Episode 005

In this episode I introduce the 5 key steps to becoming a successful entrepreneur.  Each of them come from my observations of others, as well as through a regular reflection of my own path down social entrepreneurship.   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 un…

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Why I Bet on Social Entrepreneurship over Corporate Sustainability | Rich Brubaker – Episode 004

In this episode, I speak to the fact that while corporate social responsibility, and corporate sustainability, have been hot topics that have produced a lot of really interesting programs, the biggest opportunities for fixing the problems we face will be landed by social entrepreneurs. Individuals, and organizations, who have a mission for change, can build a platform that actually delivers a s…

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Asia is the Best Place for Social Entrepreneurship & Innovation

For the last 15 years, I have been fortunate to see Asia's cities grow, and over the next 15 years through that same growth another 2 billion people will be urbanized. It is a process that has, and will continue to, stretch every system we rely on to deliver food, energy, healthcare, education, housing, etc, but through these stretches will come a tangible need for solutions. For me, this is…

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Now is the Best time to Be a Social Entrepreneur!

With a seemingly endless supply of reports on the impacts of climate change, the social pressures in cities, and the fragility of our food systems, NOW is the BEST TIME to be a social entrepreneur. Driven by a mission to solve the greatest human challenges, unlike 10 to 15 years ago when the term became popular, the challenges that our systems are facing as we urbanize hundreds of millions of p…

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Documenting My Journey as a Social Entrepreneur in Asia

Hi Everyone! Very excited to announce the launch of my video log (vlog)! It is something that I have been planning for 18 months, perhaps a bit longer, with the goal to help document my journey as a social entrepreneur in Asia. It is a series that has one simple goal: To document my journey as a social entrepreneur in a way that inspires, engages, and equips you to take your first steps.…

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