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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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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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Serendipity Mindset author

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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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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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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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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Artbridge founder Rodney Durso

098: Artbridge – Democratizing Art With Passion and Persistence

ArtBridge, is a New York non-profit founded by Rodney Durso to empower 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 exhibiting their work …

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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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073: Leadership and the Environment – Joshua Spodek Explains

Guest overview  Part Two Leadership and the environment is Joshua Spodek’s driving passion A two-time TEDx speaker, #1 bestselling author, host of the award-winning Leadership and the Environment podcast, and professor and coach of entrepreneurship and leadership at NYU and Columbia Business School. He hasn’t flown (by choice) since March 2016, has picked up at …

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039: Agitating For Happiness – Elina Teboul – Part 2

Guest Overview LightUp Lab Founder is the Russian born, New York raised, corporate lawyer, turned Facilitator, speaker and entrepreneur with a mission to empower people and organizations to flourish through science-backed behavioral solutions – welcome this week’s guest Elina Teboul. Graduating with a Bachelor’s degree in Economics from New York University and a J.D. from …

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036: Reflections On Time

Having heard the diverse stories from our season one guests, I’ve reflected on curiosity, mental health, and serendipity. However, in this final reflection, I want to focus on something that weaves through all three previous musings. Time; its value, it’s scarcity and power.   We recently interviewed Carmen D’Alessio, Impresario behind Studio 54 and one of …

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Evolution of Education

035: Reflections On Education

The science fiction novels, comic book, and movies of the past are full of technologies from the imaginations of writers that have since been transformed to science fact and reality by someone who believed, what most considered impossible, to be possible. I’m old enough to remember the phone-like device from Star Trek that only a few years later ended up in my hands branded Startac by Motorola

Reflections on Serendipity

032: Reflecting on Serendipity

I’m going to start these reflections on serendipity,  It’s the underlying theme of this series, a word that’s often used but as a concept somewhat misunderstood.   Let’s start with its origins.  The origins of words always make for fascinating reading.  But ‘serendipity’ has a particularly interesting origin story.  The word ‘serendipity’ was invented on 28 …

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