Rebuilding

Rebuilding Takes Time | Behind the Grind, Episode 027

In this episode of Behind the Grind, Brian and I talk about the rebuilding process that each of us have been going through as we have traversed running our businesses through the last 10 months of COVID.

It is an episode that takes on further depth as Brian speaks through the lessons he learned filming The Rebuild, a an amazing Youtube series, which follows five China-based entrepreneurs through the rebuilding process.

 



About the Behind The Grind Series
Through this podcast series, Brian and I will speak about the realities (as we know them) of entrepreneurship.

Videos will be available every Saturday, and audience participation is HIGHLY encouraged!

About Rich
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 understand their power to leverage innovation, entrepreneurship, and leadership to solve "the big" challenges cities face.

Currently, as the Managing Director of Collective Responsibility, Executive Director of HandsOn China, and a Visiting Professor of Sustainability at the China Europe International Business School (CEIBS), I'm focused on building platforms that promote long term organizational capacity to address the economic, environmental, and social hurdles that China faces as the country’s economic growth accelerates.

Follow Rich:
Website: http://www.richbrubaker.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/rich.brubaker
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/richbrubaker
Instagram: https://instagram.com/richbrubaker
Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/richbrubaker

About Brian:
Brian Tam leads corporate teams through FIRST TIME EVER challenges. From new business models to fresh brands, as CEO of Let's Make Great! he guides multinational companies in China to systematically create the future and explore uncertainties.

He's the mind behind PROTO Innovation Cards and the author of Awrignawl Creativity.

Born in New York, and proudly raised in New Jersey - he has been in China since 2007, working to drive the fantastic change that is happening in China & the world. Let's Make Great!

Follow Brian:
Website: http://www.letsmakegreat.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/brian.tam.56211
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/tamonline/
Instagram: https://instagram.com/letsmakegreat/

#BehindtheGrind #Entrepreneurship #Grit


Sagar Tandon

Impact Investing in Asia | Sagar Tandon, Moonshot Ventures

In this episode, I speak with Sagar Tandon, Founding member of Moonshot Ventures, about impact investment in Asia.

Actively supporting early stage entrepreneurs looking to change the world, the opportunity he sees for impact investors is not just in how they support entrepreneurs... but in how they are able to prove the business case in a way that draws in traditional investors.

Something he is already seeing in healthcare and agriculture.

For those looking to become impact investors, make sure you stay until the end where he gives some quick tips for how to get started!

About Entrepreneurs For Good Series:
Through this series, we speak with Asia based entrepreneurs whose mission it is to bring solutions to the environmental, social, and economic challenges that are faced within the region to learn more about their vision, the opportunities they see, and challenges that they have had to overcome.

It is a series that we hope will not only engage and inspire you, but catalyze you and your organizations into action. To identify a challenge that is tangible, and build a business model (profit or non) that brings a solution to the market

About Sagar:
Sagar is an intrapreneur, entrepreneur, impact investor, and founding member of early-stage ventures and VCs.

Sagar has been an operator of an education venture with Gray Matters Capital, consulted the venture capital firms, impact investors & foundations, written cheques to entrepreneurs, and set up an early-stage venture capital fund, housed inside Gray Matters Capital.

Currently, Sagar is a founding member of Moonshot Ventures in Indonesia and South East Asia. They have launched our first fund vehicle, Indonesia Women Empowerment Fund, backed by Investing in Women, DFAT, Australia Government. He is also a venture-affiliate to MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Boston, USA) D-Lab.

About Rich:
Driven by the belief that change begins with a single step, Richard Brubaker has spent the last 15 years in Asia working to engage, inspire, and equip those around him to take their first step. Acting as a catalyst to driving sustainability, Brubaker works with government, corporate, academic and non-profit stakeholders to bring together knowledge, teams, and tools that develop and execute their business case for sustainability.

Follow Rich:
Website: http://www.richbrubaker.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/rich.brubaker
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/richbrubaker
Instagram: https://instagram.com/richbrubaker
Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/richbrubaker

Contact Rich:
social@richbrubaker.com

#ImpactInvestment #SocialInnovation #RichBrubaker


Getting Back On Track | Behind The Grind, Episode 026

After a four, perhaps five, month break, Brian and I are back!

A lot has happened in that time, and now that we have each found a measure of stability, we are excited to be able to reconnect with each other and YOU!

Through the episode, we speak about how the last nine months of traversing COVID has forced us to rethink our business models, give up on ideas/ products we had been developing for years, finding new ways to connect with communities, and through it all... learning to appreciate the journey even more.

About the Behind The Grind Series:
Through this podcast series, Brian and I will speak about the realities (as we know them) of entrepreneurship.

About Rich
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 understand their power to leverage innovation, entrepreneurship, and leadership to solve "the big" challenges cities face.

Currently, as the Managing Director of Collective Responsibility, Executive Director of HandsOn China, and a Visiting Professor of Sustainability at the China Europe International Business School (CEIBS), I'm focused on building platforms that promote long term organizational capacity to address the economic, environmental, and social hurdles that China faces as the country’s economic growth accelerates.

Follow Rich:
Website: http://www.richbrubaker.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/rich.brubaker
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/richbrubaker
Instagram: https://instagram.com/richbrubaker
Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/richbrubaker

About Brian:
Brian Tam leads corporate teams through FIRST TIME EVER challenges. From new business models to fresh brands, as CEO of Let's Make Great! he guides multinational companies in China to systematically create the future and explore uncertainties.

He's the mind behind PROTO Innovation Cards and the author of Awrignawl Creativity.

Born in New York, and proudly raised in New Jersey - he has been in China since 2007, working to drive the fantastic change that is happening in China & the world. Let's Make Great!

Follow Brian:
Website: http://www.letsmakegreat.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/brian.tam.56211
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/tamonline/
Instagram: https://instagram.com/letsmakegreat/

#BehindtheGrind #Entrepreneurship #COVID-19