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I have conspicuously avoided what Lauren has thrown herself into because I thought it was too hard (at least for me).  Listen about how Lauren talks through her own giving, her best practices for nonprofits, and (just maybe) convinces me that I have it in me to ask for money too.   References from the […] The post Lauren Brownstein | Helping Nonprofits Raise Money first appeared on Doug Abdiel.
I was ignorant about the real nature of race in America.  I thought, especially after Charlottesville, that the last vestiges of this were finally dead.  I was wrong.  Please, listen with me as a friend, Marine Officer, and brilliant man talks through his experiences and his prescriptions to make this better.   References from the […] The post Zerbin Singleton 2 | Blind to Race in America first appeared on Doug Abdiel.
Robert is a designer, architect, and humanitarian who has been involved with a slew of projects to try to improve the lot of those who are otherwise overlooked, including a recent project we collaborated on to push back Covid-19, especially in the poorest parts of the world.   References from the show: The Sixth Extinction: […] The post Robert Barnstone | Architecture for Everyone-Full Version first appeared on Doug Abdiel.
Robert is a designer, architect, and humanitarian who has been involved with a slew of projects to try to improve the lot of those who are otherwise overlooked, including a recent project we collaborated on to push back Covid-19, especially in the poorest parts of the world.   References from the show: The Sixth Extinction: […] The post Robert Barnstone | Architecture for Covid first appeared on Doug Abdiel.
Luke Larson | IGIST

Luke Larson | IGIST

2019-05-0301:00:35

He’s back with a new project IGIST, to inspire the next generation of students, scientists, and inventors, especially if they are like his young daughters.  He’s tried to create a story and an experience that will capture the imagination of these girls and push them to the next level. References from the show: IGIST.com Apple […] The post Luke Larson | IGIST first appeared on Doug Abdiel.
From stock pusher to pauper to preacher, from for-profit to non-profit to social enterprise, from private to public sector, Nic shares his triumphs and heartbreaks about a life searching to find and create more love, in many modalities. References from the show: The Wolf of Wall Street: 2013 https://g.co/kgs/TBWbHE DC Power Co: www.dcpowerco.com.au Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/dcpowerco1 […] The post Nicolas Frances Gilley MBE | Variations on Love first appeared on Doug Abdiel.
A single thread of Tim’s life is selfless service, to country, first in the military, then in government, then in philanthropy, and now locally.  Admittedly, at this point, there’s nothing that Tim asks of us other than to look at ourselves and consider whether we are parts of communities that are showing love, not just […] The post Tim Strabbing | Seasons of Service first appeared on Doug Abdiel.
Elena Kelareva is a Xoogler software engineer/product manager-cum-social enterprise founder.  She is trying to bring tech jobs and tech-enablement to a largely-overlooked agricultural and coal region in Victoria, Australia. Hear about her first year in operation, the challenges, pivots she’s made, and the progress she sees, going forward. References from the show: References from her […] The post Elena Kelareva | Creating Regional Jobs Through Technology first appeared on Doug Abdiel.
Tim Day moved from humble beginnings in Brooklyn to the Marine Corps to HBS to  business leadership, and ultimately to philanthropy focused on education, animal welfare, and the Marine Corps.  Listening to him challenges the notion that we are in any way living in a unique moment of history. There is something that nearly everyone […] The post Tim Day: a Retrospective on the Marine Corps, Business, and Philanthropy. Intro from the CEO of Ranch Road Boots first appeared on Doug Abdiel.
One of my listeners told me that I often say ‘people know enough about me’ and then move on to talk about the interviewee.  They challenged that premise and suggested that I do a podcast about my own experience, and talk through some of what I’m trying to do to make it better.  This was […] The post Doug Abdiel on Making It Better, and Getting Back Up first appeared on Doug Abdiel.
Annie Harper talks about how her experience as a software engineer, traveler, and woman let her to found Equal Reality, a company that allows people to see the world through others eyes. References from the show: Equal Reality: www.equalreality.com Viveport Demo: https://www.viveport.com/apps/4ecf1c4e-1cbe-46a3-8625-90b850c59817 Hot Desq: hotdesq.com.au MIT Boot camp: http://bootcamp.mit.edu Remarkable: remarkable.org.au/accelerator Subscribe at bit.ly/hdwmib Help […] The post Annie Harper, CEO of Equal Reality on How Seeing Through Others Eyes Can Make It Better first appeared on Doug Abdiel.
Luke Larson is a Marine Infantry Officer, published author, and president of Axon (Ticker AAXN), formerly Taser.  He makes the case that providing police officers with non lethal weapons greatly reduces the overall risk to society.  He also talks about Axon’s body cameras and cloud-based evidence management software, and how that can provide an indisputable […] The post Luke Larson, President of Axon/Taser, How Nonlethal Means and Better Police Tech can Make it Better first appeared on Doug Abdiel.
This might be one of the few times that you get to hear from people who have collectively shot tens of thousands of rounds and have four decades of military experience.  Listen as we talk about guns, the second amendment, regulation, training, and common sense. Things we mentioned during the show: The Second Amendment: A well […] The post Common Sense on Guns from Combat Vets first appeared on Doug Abdiel.
Beth Eggleston is the founder of the Humanitarian Advisory Group, an organization that tries to help governments, militaries, and nonprofits more effectively accomplish their goals in disaster-struck areas.  She describes how she tries to help everyone recognize their shared humanity, and deeply listen to each other about the solutions for the way ahead.   References […] The post Beth Eggleston: Director, Humanitarian Advisory Group. How Listening Can Make It Better first appeared on Doug Abdiel.
Lyndon Frearson is the head of Ekistica, a consulting firm, that tries to work with people in remote areas to fulfill their goals.  More than that, he is trying to export the knowledge learned from these remote areas back to larger communities and abroad. His insights on balancing mission and profitability, broad/narrow goals, and organizational […] The post Lyndon Frearson: Turning Remote Living into an Advantage In Central Australia and the Pacific first appeared on Doug Abdiel.
Terry Wilson made a significant mid-career change from the finance department of Westfield to trying to apply the same business acumen to the social problems of unemployment and unskilled labor.   Over 1500 people have obtained work experience in the social enterprises he has helped found.  Apologies if you feel like a fly-on-the wall in this […] The post Terry Wilson Accounting and Corporate Finance to Social Enterprise: How Finding Work for New Arrivals Can Make it Better first appeared on Doug Abdiel.
His path veered hard right from what he was planning to do at Google, and in his social enterprise.  He is, in his own words,  ‘Taking a break from work to deal with a Stage 4 cancer diagnosis.’ He still manages to encourage and challenge people during his own difficult treatment rounds.  Good luck, Scott. […] The post Scott Riddle: Googler, World Traveler, Would-be Social Entrepreneur, and Father of Three, Given 50/50 Odds to Survive Cancer first appeared on Doug Abdiel.
  Neal ‘Rudy’ Rickner is the head of strategy and operation at Mikani, one of the GOOG/Alphabet X companies that is trying to make high-altitude power generation kites. He is also, and depending on the time of day, more importantly a father, husband, and Marine fighter pilot. His take on how to balance everything, and […] The post Rebroadcast Fan-Favorite for the New Year: Neal ‘Rudy’ Rickner-Strategy and Ops lead at Google/Alphabet-X and Marine Pilot: Finding Balance, Starting Locally, and Triumph Through Failure first appeared on Doug Abdiel.
The son of holocaust survivors, Joe Blady spent 22 years as a successful anesthesiologist, then because a civil servant in the department of defense and a columnist. He explains how he is trying to make the lives of uniformed service members better, and provides his own ideas for how we can all help reform the […] The post Joe Blady: Anesthesiology to Defense Civil Service and Authorship first appeared on Doug Abdiel.
Ben Harris, the co-founder of Epic Charter Schools, a fast-growing school system working in Oklahoma talks about his passion for education, how competition in that arena can make education better. He also talks about his conservative political beliefs, and how he believes we all can listen more to each other.   For information: Epic website: […] The post Ben Harris How Charter Schools, and Listening, Can Make It Better first appeared on Doug Abdiel.
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