Innovation

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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Functional Creative design

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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Back-The-Neighborhood

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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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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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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Lights On Founder Julia Black

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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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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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

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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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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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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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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Craft and Creativity

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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076: CIA Rebel On Power, Curiosity, Empathy and Trump – Carmen Medina -Part 2

Guest Overview  Former CIA Deputy Director of Intelligence, Carmen Medina is a veteran of the Intelligence Community, she is also the author of Rebels at Work: A Handbook for Leading Change from Within. Puerto Rican born, to a fun-loving father and an achievement-driven mother, Carmen excelled through an itinerant childhood to lead school debating teams. …

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The Impossible Network guest, celebrity photographer Roberto Rabanne

051: From Celebrity Photographer to Psychedelics to Innovation and Entrepreneurship – Pt2 Roberto Rabanne

Celebrity photographer Roberto Rabanne. Guest Overview Born in Panama, raised in Brooklyn from age 13, a conscientious objector to the Vietnam War, a self-taught celebrity photographer who’s captured iconic images of music, art, and fashion for over 5 decades, is this week’s guest Roberto Rabanne. In part two we delve into Roberto Rabanne’ year in …

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AWorld Founder Alessandro Armillotta

049: Welcome to AWorld – There Is No Planet B With Alessandro Armillotta

Guest Overview Born in England and raised in Italy by a trend-spotting mother and entrepreneurial father, innovation infused his education, welcome this week’s guest, and founder of social impact and sustainability start-up AWorld  – Alex Armillotta.  In this episode, Alex discusses how his childhood prepared him, how his father coached him and his mother inspired …

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048: WeCyclers – The Nigerian Entrepreneurs Transforming Trash Into Cash

Guest Overview  Born and raised in Nigeria to a family of five high achieving siblings, educated in the US, recipients of the prestigious King Baudouin African Development Prize for social entrepreneurship are this week’s guests, sister Bilikiss Adebiyi Abiola and brother Wale Adebiyi of Wecyclers. We discuss how their parent’s commitment to excellence in education …

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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

Mental Wellness

033: Reflections On Mental Wellness

This week I want to reflect on mental wellness, technology, and sleep. During this first season we didn’t set out to explore mental wellness but it became apparent that in the arc of their stories that mental fortitude, resilience, and strength were crucial to the achievements of our guests, even those that had experienced mental …

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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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Navdip Dhariwal

024: How to Confront Race, Gender and Cultural Bias with Navdip Dhariwal

Navdip Dhariwal – A former BBC International Correspondent and Anchor, reporting from over 60 countries and hostile environments on some of the most significant stories of recent times, honored in the Asian Woman of Achievement Awards, Chief of Communications for the World Summit of Nobel Peace Laureates and most recently founder of Content company Miran Media, is this week’s guest.

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022: The White Knight Of Content Publishing – Mads Holmen

Guest Overview Mads Holmen – an entrepreneur at school and university, an innovator in digital branded content, founder and CEO of Bibblio and an attention economy thought-leader is this weeks’ guest.    In this episode, Danish-born, London based Mads discusses his parents’ contribution, and the impact of the Italian educational philosophy Reggio Emilia on his …

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Nicole Yershon

012: Rough Diamond To Transformational Gem – Nicole Yershon

This week’s guest is author, consultant, speaker, mentor and curiosity charged connector, Nicole Yershon.
Since starting her career in advertising at aged nineteen, Nicole has been
forging the path of change, driving digital disruption inside traditional ad agencies and beyond.

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008: How to Get to Great Ideas = Dave Birss

Dave Birss is one of the most interesting creative thinkers on idea development and innovation. We discuss his views on creativity and why organizations must change the way they embrace creative thinking.

With three books to his name, his latest book- How to Get to Great Ideas offers a methodology called Right Thinking, a creative thinking framework, tools and resources to help organizations direct their mental and creative efforts more effectively.

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