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176: Sebastian Martin – The Serendipitous Path To Changing Lives Through Changing Education

Sebastian Martin is a  young social entrepreneur driven by self-less desire to change the lives of those less fortunate for the better. If you ever need to appreciate the positive influence and impact parents have on a child’s worldview and sense of self, look no further than this week’s guest, social entrepreneur, Sebastián Martín. In …

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Natasha Freidus

175: Natasha Freidus – The Social Entrepreneur Applying Tech To Remove The Chaos In Crisis Relief

Natasha Freidus is a social entrepreneur with an unusual story.  Sometimes circumstances beyond our control set us on a path we could never have conceived. This was the case for this week’s guest, social entrepreneur Natasha Freidus when during the Syrian refugee crisis in 2015, she witnessed the chaos of crisis response first hand.  While …

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174: The Alacrity, Wisdom and Wit Of Industrial Design Icon Lucia DeRespinis

Lucia N DeRespinis is this week’s guest. It marks the return of one of our favorite and most popular guests, industrial designer Lucia DeRespinis. With a career spanning seven decades, Lucia retired last year at the age of ninety-three. Now ninety-four Lucia was recently recognized for her outstanding contributions to Industrial design by the IDSA – …

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Abby Lehman

173: Abby Lehman – The Technology, Talent and Tenacity To Transform Lives and Build Communities

This week’s guest is native New Yorker Abby Lehman, a natural storyteller, connector, and social entrepreneur working at the intersection of community, government, and business. As a fourth-generation New Yorker, from a family of East European migrants, Abby is living evidence of the value and impact of immigration on a city and nation’s success. Abby …

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Michael McElroy

172: Michael McElroy – The Inspirational Voice, Music And Mindset Changing Lives.

This week’s guest Michael McElroy is an actor, singer, musical director, educator, and founder of the Tony award-winning Broadway Inspirational Voices, the multi-racial gospel choir, ‘united in changing lives through the power of music and service.’’ In this shorter than normal interview, Michael explains how being immersed in the fusion of gospel music, musical theatre, …

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Geof Rochester

171: Geof Rochester: Sustainability Thought Leadership – Lead, Follow, Or Get Out of The Way

We’ve had to take an extended break in recent weeks due to moving home from New York to Austin, Texas. However, we’re back now with Season 4 and some fabulous guests lined up in the coming weeks. We kick off this season with an interview I did just before leaving NYC with fellow Brooklyn resident, …

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Susan McPherson

170: Susan McPherson – The Lost Art of Connecting and Living a Life of Purpose

We live at a moment in time where technology has connected the world yet for many people experience a rising sense of disconnection and research confirms feelings of isolation are increasing.  This week’s guest Susan McPherson, provides an antidote.  As author of the Lost Art of Connecting, Susan’s book provides a valuable methodology for connecting …

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169: Tom Kitt – Award-Winning Broadway Composer’s Life of Creativity, Collaboration and Leadership Through The Pandemic

A Pulitzer Prize for Drama, two Tony awards, and a Grammy for a best musical theater album are just some of the accomplishments of this week’s guest – New York-based musician, composer, conductor, and orchestrator, Tom Kitt. Born and raised in New York State, Tom’s musical talent was recognized by a music teacher at age …

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166: Maryam Banikarim -The Purposeful Problem-Solving Mentality, Vitality and Curiosity of Next Door’s CMO

Maryam Banikarim does not see barriers, obstacles, or problems other than to seek out ways to remove or overcome or solve them. This week’s guest was born in Iran but raised in the US Maryam’s innately curious and inquisitive mind has enabled her to navigate every challenge that life has dealt her and set her …

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Sav Rodgers

165: Sav Rodgers – The Life Changing Serendipity of Discovering Ben Affleck and Chasing Amy

Sav Rodgers Imagine being assigned female at birth, growing up feeling isolated at school, having your sexuality weaponized against you at age 12, by so-called friends, and coming out and identifying as pan-sexual at age 19, well this was the beginning of this week’s guest, Sav Rodgers’ life. We cover a lot of ground in …

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Maysoon Zayid

164: Maysoon Zayid – Challenging Conventions Through Her Comedy, Cerebral Palsy and Compassionate Activism

Maysoon Zayid is this weeks guest. Imagine being born with Cerebral Palsy, to Palestinian immigrant parents, growing up being the only disabled Muslim in a Christian New Jersey town. Yet, blessed with her father’s comic genes, her mother’s driving ambition, hard work ethic, and large family support network, Maysoon Zayid is an inspiring example of …

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162: Tweedy The Clown – Alan Digweed’s Perspective On Life As A Clown

Alan Digweed aka Tweedy The Clown, is this week’s guest.  In this fascinating interview we discuss Alan’s early life and the serendipitous moment he announced to his parents his intention to build his career in clowning. Alan explains the appeal of clowning, the influence and inspiration of clowning genius due Laurel and Hardy, as well …

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161: Sarah A. Abdallah – Re-imaging, Re-designing, and Re-creating With Functional Creative Design.

Functional Creative Design Founder – Sarah A. Abdallah is this week’s guest. As a polymath, innovator, and founder of New York-based bespoke Architecture & Design Studio – Functional Creative Design, we deep dive into Sarah’s journey prior to starting her design studio Functional Creative Design, working with Rockwell Group, Tony Chi & Associates, Perkins and Eastman, …

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160: The Non-Conforming, Curiosity Fueled Journey of Thought Leader and Entrepreneur – Sarah A. Abdallah

Sarah A Abdallah – Female Thought Leader and Entrepreneur, polymath, innovator, and founder of New York-based bespoke Architecture & Design Studio – Functional Creative Design, is this week’s guest. In this two-parter we spend the first hour exploring Sarah’s experience of being born a bi-racial child to Egyptian immigrant parents, growing up in New York, …

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159: Art On The Ave – Shining a Spotlight On Under-Represented Artists – Jackie Graham and Barbara Anderson

Guest Overview This week we welcome Mother and daughter team Barbara Anderson and Jackie Graham, Founders of Art on the Ave. This New York-based social impact initiative spotlights the work of under-represented artists and turns storefronts into exhibition spaces and streets into open-air galleries. In the first part of this interview, we ask Barbara about …

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157: Unpacking The Weird And Wonderful of Modern Cultural Phenomena – Charlie Quirk and Britton Rice

Guest Overview This week we interviewed the co-hosts of the podcast The Furious Curious – Charlie Quirk and Britton Rice. In the first 20 minutes of the interview, Chas and Brit explore the impact of their parents and upbringing on their values, cultivating curiosity and the life attributes that have prepared them for their life in advertising …

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156: Rowan C. Leslie – The Serendipitous Path to Traditional Music Mastery

Guest Overview This week we interview our first musician, Glasgow-based, Irish born, Fiddle player, teacher, and composer,  Rowan C Leslie. ( shout out to Scott Duncan for recommending)  Rowan began playing the fiddle when his mother joined him in learning to play at age seven.  Rowan recounts the experience of growing up in a small village …

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155: The Multidimensional Mental Health Mission of Dr. Tara Emrani and Mehdi Ansari

Guest Overview  This week I welcome two guests – NYC-based Clinical Psychologist Dr. Tara Emrani and Corporate Lawyer Mehdi Ansari. Tara and Mehdi were born and raised in Tehran, Iran, before moving to the US. Given the time challenges of having two guests, we didn’t spend much time on their backstories or upbringing. Meeting while both studying …

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154: The Reimagining of The National Arts Club – Ben Hartley

Guest Overview This week’s guest is Sydney-born, New York-based Ben Hartley – Executive Director of The National Arts Club – what he describes as a 122-year-old startup. Ben recently invited us into the spectacular Gramercy Square location to record this fascinating interview. Ben recounts his early years and his parents’ positive influence, his adventurous and …

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153: What is Mark’s Story and What is Back The Neighborhood? The Furious Curious Find Out.

Our host Mark Fallows was recently invited to be a guest on another podcast, the entertaining and educational – The Furious Curious. Hosts, Charlie Quirk and Britton Rice asked Mark to join them and discuss the urban regeneration project, Back The Neighborhood that he, Elaine Castillo Keller, and Vanessa Barboni Hallik are working on, as …

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152: Science, Serendipity, and Visual Storytelling – Scott Duncan Climatologist

Scott Duncan  – Guest Overview  This week’s guest is meteorologist, Scottish Highlander, Gaelic speaker, and bag-piper Scott Duncan. Now London-based Scott grew up in the wilds of northern Scotland. Inspired by Scotland’s dramatic natural habitat he developed a love for nature and especially climate. That led him to study meteorology at Reading Uni and Oklahoma University …

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151: Courage, Heart and Humanity of LGBT Academic and Advocate – Graeme Reid

Human rights are inextricably linked to identity. We all strive for our basic inalienable rights as human beings, regardless of race, religion, language, ethnicity or gender. This week we welcome one of the most vital thinkers in academia and advocates for LGBT human rights, Graeme Reid. Graeme is the Director of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, …

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150: Designing A Sustainable Fashion Future – Vanessa Barboni Hallik, Founder, Another Tomorrow

Guest Overview  – Vanessa Barboni Hallik What does it take to walk away from a successful career in Investment banking to form a woman’s sustainable fashion startup, committed from the outset to sourcing responsibly grown, ethically manufactured materials, blending classic design with leading edge technologies, while building a platform for education, and advocacy? Well, by …

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149: Documenting a Life Beyond Addiction – Graham MacIndoe and Susan Stellin

Guest Overview  This week’s guests are Graham MacIndoe and Susan Stellin.   Graham, a photographer and associate professor at Parsons School of Design in New York City, has been in recovery from addiction since 2010.  Graham and his wife Susan — a writer, researcher, and adjunct professor at The New School — have been open about …

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148: Gillian Burke – Comfortably Living Life In A State Transition And Environmental Certainty

Gillian Burke is this week’s guest. Biologist, TV producer, presenter, public speaker, voiceover artist, writer, and mother, Gillian Burke, is second generation Kenyan, has lived a life transition – or as she refers to as a state of liminality. In this broad-ranging interview, Gillian deconstructs the complexity of her racially ambiguous ‘creole’ identity. Part West …

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146: Raw And Resilient – Navigating 2020’s Hospitality Apocalypse With Robert Marchetti

The Raw Hospitality Show founder our previous guest, Robert Marchetti the New York-based, Australian hospitality veteran is back for more. Robert recently launched his own podcast The Raw Hospitality Show, where he interviews industry icons and what he describes as boots on the ground ‘hospo peeps’ (that an Aussie term) those unseen folk whose voices …

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Jessica Carson

145: Wired This Way – Jessica Carson Mapping Creative Archetypes And Her Journey To Self Discovery

Jessica Carson, creator, teacher, and author of Wired This Way, a book about Finding Mental, Emotional, Physical, and Spiritual Well-being as a Creator, is this week’s guest. In this wide-ranging episode, we cover Jessica’s early life and development being the perfect combination of her right and left-brained parents. Jessica refers to Jungian psychology as a …

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144: Tyrique Glasgow – Running a Corner to Changing Lives (From the Archive)

This week we re-publish our first ever episode, recorded on a cold day in late 2018 on the streets of South Philadelphia with Tyrique Glasgow. Tyrique Glasgow is the Founder of the Young Chances Foundation, an organization providing after-school support, sports programs, and mentoring for South Philadelphia’s youth. Besides running the foundation, Tyrique works with …

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143: Schuyler Moore – Managing Risk, Agile Living And A.I., Cyber and National Security.

 Schuyler Moore is Director of Science and Technology at the Defense Innovation Board, in the US Department of Defense, by day. At night she is a competitive Hip Hop Dancer by night. She is sister to our previous guest Dr. Merritt Moore(Episode No14). Everything Schuyler shares in this episode is her personal view and perspective. She …

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142: The Possibility-Expanding Serendipity Mindset – Dr. Christian Busch

  Serendipity Mindset Author and this week’s guest, Dr Christian Basch, describes himself as a practical philosopher. In this absorbing interview author of the new book the Serendipity Mindset, and Director of NYU’s Global Economy program, Christian describes his upbringing in Germany to a cerebral intellectual father and empathetic and loving mother and explains how his …

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138: A Voice To Be Heard On Diversity, Equity and Inclusion – Jennifer L. Williams

Diversity and Inclusion expert and advocate, Jennifer L. Williams is this week’s guest and our first guest of Series 3. Jennifer is a leading thinker and advocate for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. During this open, honest, and expansive discussion Jennifer discusses why diversity, equity, and inclusion must be foundational to reimagining how we work and …

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138: A Voice To Be Heard On Diversity, Equity and Inclusion – Jennifer L. Williams

Jennifer L Williams is this week’s guest and our first guest of Series 3. Jennifer is a leading thinker and advocate for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. During this open, honest, and expansive discussion Jennifer discusses why diversity, equity, and inclusion must be foundational to reimagining how we work and how we build teams and move …

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137: Jennifer L Williams – Her Path to Diversity, Equity And Inclusion

Jennifer L Williams is this week’s guest and our first guest of Series 3. Jennifer is a leading thinker and advocate for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion. During this open, honest and expansive discussion Jennifer discusses why diversity, equity, and inclusion must be foundational to reimagining how we work and how we build teams, and move …

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136: Cristina Jiménez – Daring To Dream And Fighting For The Undocumented

Guest Overview Cristina Jiménez Ecuadorian born, she became an undocumented migrant at 13,  founded United We Dream, the largest youth-led US organization, fighting to protect and defend the rights of undocumented immigrants at 23, a MacArthur Fellow at 33,  welcome this week/s guest, social justice activist Cristina Jiménez. In this double length episode, Cristina recounts …

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135:Investing+Difference+Diversity=Innovation – Three Founders Purposeful Pledge (part two)

Guest Overview – Investing In Diversity Whether a startup founder, someone with a good idea that can’t get taken seriously due to gender, sex, or race, or if you’re feeling jaded by the lack of passion and purpose in business; you’ll be uplifted by this weeks interview with Mark Gilmour, Allyn Shaw, and John Basnage. …

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133: Future Vision For The Visually Impaired And Making His Impossible Possible, Simon Wheatcroft – Part 2

Simon Wheatcroft’s future vision for the visually impaired grew out a quest to overcome his own visual impairment and to run marathons unaided. Now he’s focused on helping give equal opportunity to a generation of under-represented blind children. Guest Overview. Simon Wheatcroft is living proof that resilience is born from adversity, accepting that things will …

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132:Simon Wheatcroft – Finding Resilience Through The Adversity Of Losing His Sight

Guest Overview  Simon Wheatcroft is living proof that resilience is born from adversity, accepting that things will go wrong, not go to plan, and being prepared to embrace failure without fear. Having lost his sight at an early age Simon used running solo as his foundation to building an abundant life as a runner, motivational …

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130: Lights On – Igniting The Passion and Potential Of Every Child With Julia Black

Guest Overview  – Lights On is the brainchild of Julia Black. Julia is at the forefront of innovation in education, designing an educational approach that unleashes the talent, and unlocks the passion and true potential of every child. As the founder and CEO of Explorium, Julia’s ‘Lights On’ methodology is changing the way we think …

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128: Marcus G. Miller – Moral Imagination, Racial Justice and Quantum Theory

Guest Overview Marcus G Miller has written some thought provoking and expansive reflections on Covid19, about the death of George Floyd and the impact on the Black Lives Matter movement.  Last week I caught up with our guest from Episode No 56, the deep thinking, mathematician and musician, Marcus G Miller. As one of the most …

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127: Common Goal – Jürgen Griesbeck Creating Social Impact Through Football (Soccer)

Guest Overview As a football fan since a boy and a believer that sport and football have the power to create social impact, I am so privileged to have the opportunity to interview this week’s guest Jürgen Griesbeck, Co-Founder of the game-changing organization Common Goal. Thank you, Ben Miller for the connection. In part two, we dive deep …

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126: Jürgen Griesbeck – His Path Social Impact Through Football (Soccer)

Guest Overview Jürgen Griesbeck As a football fan since a boy and a believer that sport and football have the power to create social impact, I am so privileged to have the opportunity to interview this week’s guest Jürgen Griesbeck, Co-Founder of the game-changing organization Common Goal. Thank you Ben Miller for the connection. In …

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125: Bill Dowzer – Turning A Crisis Into A Social Enterprise

Guest Overview Bill Dowzer is a Principal of Australian Architectural practice BVN; he has been involved in the design and direction of numerous award-winning projects ranging from public, educational and cultural buildings to commercial work environments. Re-ply is his latest endeavor, the idea from Re-Ply came as NYC communities have experienced a spring of discontent. The …

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120: Dr. Morgaine Gaye’s Journey to Food Futurology and The Coming Decade of Change

Guest overview  Dr. Morgaine Gaye’s path to being a leading thinker in Food Futurology was any but predictable. As an only child with a partying, Butcher for a mother and an ex-pat bodybuilding construction worker for a father, she grew up in a home with little money, love, attention, and direction. Self-parenting was her only …

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119: Dr. James Bradley(Part 2), Climate Complexity, Covid-19, Creativity and Serendipity

James Bradley was born in Glasgow, brought up in England by a surgeon father and research science mother. In a supportive home environment, he grew and developed his interest in Geo-biology. With a curiosity for outdoors and travel, and an explorer gene, his adventurous and inspiring geography teacher encouraged him to pursue an education in …

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118: Dr. James Bradley – His Journey To Becoming A Climate Scientist

Dr. James Bradley was born in Glasgow, brought up in England by a surgeon father and research science mother. In a supportive home environment, he grew and developed his interest in geobiology.  With a curiosity for outdoors and travel, and an explorer gene, his adventurous and inspiring geography teacher encouraged him to pursue an education …

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Jeanne Pinder

115: Clear Health Costs Founder On Disrupting Healthcare With Technology and Countercultural Curiosity

Clear Health Costs Founder Jeanne Pinder dives deep into what led her to create her journalism meets healthcare start-up. She explains its genesis from winning a “SharkTank” like pitch to inform people about healthcare costs by combining crowdsourcing and data. Working in partnership with local and national media Clear Health Costs brings cost transparency to the …

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113: The Future of Humanity and Learning From Covid-19 – Caroline Chubb Calderon

Guest Overview  Futurist and humanist Caroline Chubb Calderon thinks a lot about what it will mean to be human in the age of intelligent machines, genomic and robotics, and why we must reimagine the future of humanity. In light of the Covid-19 pandemic, her perspective is vital if we are to understand the future role …

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112: Chef Robert Marchetti On The Power of Vulnerability, Empathy and Integrity

Guest overview Chef Robert Marchetti is an Australian born celebrity chef and now New York based restaurateur and co-founder of Gran Tivoli and Peppi’s Cellar.  As founder and CEO of Marchettico, his hospitality lifestyle company,  he delivers creative solutions that include Interior Design, Architectural, Food & Beverage, Concept Creation and Design. Listen to Part One …

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111: Robert Marchetti – The Preparation, Passion and Principles of Celebrity Chef

Guest overview  Robert Marchetti is an Australian born celebrity chef and now New York based restaurateur and co-founder of Gran Tivoli and Peppi’s Cellar. As founder and CEO of Marchettico, his hospitality lifestyle company, he delivers creative solutions that include Interior Design, Architectural, Food & Beverage, Concept Creation and Design. In Part One of this wide …

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109: Nita Baum – Her Serendipitous Journey To Transformational Leadership

Guest Overview Nita Baum is an entrepreneur, co-creator, facilitator, mentor-coach, and community-builder. She is also board lead for Solar responders – the NGO from previous guest Hunter Johansson – so thanks to Hunter for making this happen. Born in New York to an inspiring cancer scientist mother and a philosophical pharmacist father, her parents’ influenced …

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The Migrant Kitchen

108: Covid19 – Frontline Heroes Feeding New York – The Migrant Kitchen

Guest overviews The Migrant Kitchen is a special Covid19 episode. Recorded over Zoom, I interview Nasser Jaber, the co-founder of The Migrant Kitchen who’s team is currently delivering 50 thousand free meals a day in NY and NJ to feed the families of those impacted by the Covid-19 crisis, including local healthcare workers on the front …

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107: Evolution of Education & Impact of Covid19 – Maria Dantos Part 2

Guest Overview The evolution of education is Maria Dantos’s mission. She was born to a gregarious Greek immigrant father and ‘Mayflower compact’ mother. She grew up in her family-run haunted hotel in Vermont, with safety and freedom to play and explore her imagination. Immersed in abundant love she developed a world view of social justice …

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106: A Serendipitous Path To Educational Reform – Maria Dantos

Guest Overview  A serendipitous path to educational reform led Maria Dantos to become an educator, teacher administrator and educational reformer. Maria was born to a gregarious Greek immigrant father and ‘Mayflower compact’ mother. She grew up in her family-run haunted hotel in Vermont, with safety and freedom to play and explore her imagination. Immersed in …

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098: Artbridge – Democratizing Art With Passion and Persistence

Guest Overview Rodney Durso is founder of ArtBridge, a New York a non-profit that empowers emerging artists to transform New York’s ubiquitous construction scaffolding into large scale art exhibits In part two we focus on Rodney’s second life, as an artist and social entrepreneur forming ArtBridge in 2009 to give emerging artists unprecedented exposure by …

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097: Rodney Durso – Life’s Twisting Journey To Social Purpose: Part One

Guest Overview Rodney Durso is founder of Artbridge, a New York a non-profit that empowers emerging artists to transform New York’s ubiquitous construction scaffolding into large scale art exhibits In part one of this two-parter, we cover growing up in Long Island to a creative and artistic mother and a father who came from the …

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094: Weekly Digest No 17 – Singularity University Covid19 Summit Reflections

Hi everyone We are late with this week’s digest but it’s been a week of rapid changes as we witness the accelerated spread of the Covid19 virus. Today in New York the reported infections reached over 5000. So as we all start to inhabit the virtual world, I attended the Singularity University’s Covid19 virtual summit. …

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093: The Dance Between Love and Power – Lorna Davis – Part 2

Guest Overview B Corp evangelist Lorna Davis is a transformational thinker, leader, and visionary for why and how organizations can combine social, and environmental priorities with their financial imperatives to deliver improved business performance. As a highly respected coach, international speaker Lorna also serves on a number of boards to help them embrace meaning and …

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092: Lorna Davis – Corporate Social Impact, Leadership Values and Vision

Guest Overview Lorna Davis was born in South Africa in the age of Apartheid, her education, parental guidance, curiosity, and worldly ambitions set her on the path to a stellar career in international business and marketing and finally leading Danone to become the first billion-dollar entity to become a public benefit corporation. Welcome to this …

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In light of the severity and global impact of Covid19, we thought that this week we should share information that could provide you with additional useful information as well as to take some pause for reflection and refuel your optimism. Podcast worth a listen In this episode of the podcast, Sam Harris speaks with Amesh …

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088: Weekly Digest – Farms, Ideas, Future Fatigue and Femininity

Podcast we loved  Real Famous with Scott Trattner This conversation with Scott Trattner dates to last year but has a wealth of insights into the creative mind behind some of the most iconic ads from Apple to more recently Facebook. Scott spent years working at the Media Arts Labs for Apple, eventually becoming their ECD. …

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086: Path to Purpose – Social Impact Gaming Entrepreneur – Jan Roessner

Guest Overview Jan Roessner is Co-Founder and CEO of One Earth Rising, a social impact gaming company with a mission to harvest and harness the power of philanthropy through interactive experiences, providing a playful path to social impact. Jan Roessner was born in Germany to a creative father and a loving but disciplinarian mother. After …

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084: North Brooklyn Farm, The Catskills, The Future And Beyond – Ryan Watson.

Guest Overview North Brooklyn Farm was founded by Ryan Watson and Henry Sweets. Serendipity brought them together, unified by their vision of the power of urban farming to improve the health of local communities, they spent seven years nurturing and building North Brooklyn Farm, on the banks of the East River in Brooklyn, nestled under …

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083: Ryan Watson – Building Community and Social Fabric Through Urban Farming

Guest Overview Serendipity brought Ryan Watson and Henry Sweets together, unified by their vision of the power of urban farming to improve the health of local communities, they spent seven years nurturing and building North Brooklyn Farm, on the banks of the East River in Brooklyn, nestled under the Williamsburg Bridge. This extraordinary Oasis, a …

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Week 13

082: Weekly Digest – De-robing the KKK, Prof G’s Predictions, Black at The Brits , Moldy Whopper and Giving Innovation

Last Week’s Podcast Last week’s guest was Nick Fitz, founder, and CEO of the new charitable giving app, Give Momentum, Born in Washington DC, raised in a reform household, to socially conscious parents, Nick learned values “around justice and giving back” from an early age. Serendipity brought him together with his founding partners Ari Kagan …

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081: Digital Critical Edition – Craft & Creativity From The Past Made Ready For The Future

Guest Overview The Digital Critical Edition is Professor Pamela H Smith’s latest output from Columbia University and the Center for Science and Societies Making and Knowing Research Project. Pamela was born and raised in a small isolated California town, influenced by what she describes as a ‘consistent, persistent, and gentle’ math teacher father and the …

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078: Momentum App Founder Nick Fitz – The Millennial Disrupting Philanthropy

Guest Overview  Momentum app co-founder and CEO Nick Fitz is disrupting charitable giving.  Born in Washington DC, raised in a reform household, to socially conscious parents, Nick learned values “around justice and giving back” from an early age. Serendipity brought him together with his founding partners Ari Kagan and Ivan Dimitrov, to develop the Momentum …

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077 : Super Bowl Ads, Anomaly, Funding Freedom, Story of Us And The Point Of No Return.

Hi everyone, It was Super Bowl weekend and we loved many of the ads. Our gut reaction was this; Google nailed the emotional heartstring pull, Hyundai made us laugh, Budweiser could have gone further (but well done) and we respect Michelob for environmental standard-setting and finally it was Jeep’s Groundhog Day ad with Bill Murray …

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