Episode Date October 18, 2022
Featured Guest Asheesh Advani
Featured Book "Loonshots" by Safi Bahcall

Episode Summary

Asheesh Advani reading from Safi Bahcall’s Loonshots, and discussing investing in the mindset and skill set to nurture a vibrant community.

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What skills do you think an entrepreneur requires? I’ve been mulling it over and I’ve come up with four things: marketing, selling, a tolerance for risk, and persistence. You’re probably thinking what I’m thinking – who wouldn’t benefit from building capacity in those four areas? Perhaps we should all consider ourselves entrepreneurs.

Asheesh Advani is a friend, a successful entrepreneur, and a social innovator who’s led Junior Achievement Worldwide since 2015. Considering that JA Worldwide has been nominated for the 2022 Nobel Peace Prize, I’d say he’s doing okay. Asheesh has come full circle, because he’s also an alumnus of JA, and his participation in the group is actually what led him to entrepreneurship early in life.

Asheesh reads two pages from ‘Loonshots’ by Safi Bahcall. [reading begins at 12:30]

Hear us discuss:

  • “Shifting mindset is easier than shifting skill set.” [9:37]
  • Innovation on a global scale: “The core of our organization is embracing the fact that true diversity exists.” [16:53]
  • How to manage and nurture relationships. [21:23]
  • The balance between control and influence in JA Worldwide: “It’s possible that other people know more than you do.”  [27:24]
  • How helping young people become more entrepreneurial can contribute to a more peaceful world. [30:34]

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Resources:

Asheesh Advani | LinkedIn | Twitter | JA Worldwide | Global Business Hall of Fame | Business Loans from Family and Friends | Investors In Your Backyard

Safi Bahcall | Loonshots: How to Nurture the Crazy Ideas that Win Wars, Cure Diseases, and Transform Industries

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Michael Bungay Stanier

Michael Bungay Stanier

I'm the author of five books that have collectively sold more than a million copies. I'm the founder of Box of Crayons, a learning and development company that helps organizations move from advice-driven to curiosity-led. I'm the host of the *2 Pages with MBS* podcast.

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