Focus on Being Excellent

Focus on Being Excellent

Are you seeking to grow through the Retail Apocalypse? Guest: Geoff is an author, national lecturer, vegan patent holder and NEXTY Winner for “Best New Supplement” 2018. Geoff was selected #40 of the “Top 100 Most Influential Vegans” by Plant Based News. Geoff is Co-Promoter of the First 100% Vegan, Natural Bodybuilding Competition in the World. Geoff’s plant-based company just blew the roof off all of their sales records when they crossed their 6th anniversary and they’ve kept growing.

– Chris Gassman

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  • Illustrated by Kriszti@Whatareyoustillwaitingfor.Space
  • Edited and Published by Lee@Whatareyoustillwaitingfor.Space
  • Originally Aired on The Market And The Good

The opinions expressed by the interviewee and those providing comments are theirs alone and do not necessarily reflect the views of #WAYSWF.

Turning $120B of Your Textile Waste Into Profit

Turning $120B of Your Textile Waste Into Profit

Want to make money from what you’re already doing instead of paying for it – oh and make a real difference in the world today?

I’m joined today by Stephanie Benedetto, the CEO and Co-Founder of Queen of Raw.

With a family in the business for over 100 years, she built a marketplace for businesses to buy and sell their unused fabric, keeping it out of the landfill and turning that pollution into profit.

– Chris Gassman

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  • Edited and Published by Lee@Whatareyoustillwaitingfor.Space
  • Originally Aired on The Market And The Good

The opinions expressed by the interviewee and those providing comments are theirs alone and do not necessarily reflect the views of #WAYSWF.

Three Things Will Go Wrong Today in Your Business

Three Things Will Go Wrong Today in Your Business

How do you start the idea you love that will make money by making the world a better place? Once you have started, how do you sustain it?

– Chris Gassman

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  • Edited and Published by Lee@Whatareyoustillwaitingfor.Space
  • Originally Aired on The Market And The Good

The opinions expressed by the interviewee and those providing comments are theirs alone and do not necessarily reflect the views of #WAYSWF.

Good Content for a Change

Good Content for a Change

How do you move from a lousy draft to achieving what you are striving to create? Guest: Ed Frauenheim, Director of Research and Content at Great Place to Work®.

– Chris Gassman

The opinions expressed by the interviewee and those providing comments are theirs alone and do not necessarily reflect the views of #WAYSWF.

When Swiping Right Kills Your Outreach

When Swiping Right Kills Your Outreach (aka Social Media Connection Requests)

Are you trying to build relationships for your “doing well by doing good” effort? Avoid casual networking by sharing your purpose. Get tips from a professional development coaching practice.

– Chris Gassman

The opinions expressed by the interviewee and those providing comments are theirs alone and do not necessarily reflect the views of #WAYSWF.

Great Work in a Great World

Great Work in a Great World

In part one of an interview with Andrea Montuschi, an AIESEC Alum and current President of the Great Place to Work® Italy team, when we got online for our international call, we discovered that we had A LOT to discuss. That’s why we’re breaking the conversation into two parts: Part 1 explores why to do well by doing good, and Part 2 explores how to do well by doing good.

Andrea began his career in London in 1997 with a company that specialized in employee surveys. Since 2003, he has worked in Milan as a consultant in the market research, creativity, and HR sectors. His main areas of expertise revolve around an employee survey on business climate analysis: planning, climate analysis, consulting, and action planning. For some years, he contributed as a volunteer clown in hospitals, but since 2006, his main passion and hobby has focused on improvisational theatre.

– Chris Gassman

The opinions expressed by the interviewee and those providing comments are theirs alone and do not necessarily reflect the views of #WAYSWF.

How Can a Nine-Year-Old Lift a Truck to Save Someone?

How Can a Nine-Year-Old Lift a Truck to Save Someone?

How can you do well with an idea to do good, that seems bigger than what your wallet can support? How can you invest in people’s ideas to do well by doing good when most banks would not bother? We’ll answer these questions in this episode with guest, Brian Gately.

Brian spent his life in development finance starting with Peace Corps in Colombia where he was in the small business cooperatives program, then as a regulator for credit unions including Puerto Rico and NYC where he was a supervisor, later continuing in development finance in Bolivia where he was the head of a credit union strengthening program, then back in the US with Native Americans’ and in other areas where there are unbanked people; also in Mongolia.

Brian’s degree is in International Business from the University of Houston. He’s also an alum of AIESEC.

– Chris Gassman

The opinions expressed by the interviewee and those providing comments are theirs alone and do not necessarily reflect the views of #WAYSWF.

The SDGs and You

The SDGs and You

Below is an episode excerpt from The Market and The Good – Sustainable Podcasts series with Chris Gassman produced by Management & Legal Associates(1), where doing well by doing good is the norm. Alternatively, follow the link(2) below to listen to the original audio version of it.

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Chris: What will the audience gain by listening?

Oğuz: I think there are millions of people in the world who have never heard of the SDGs before. At least they will notice and wonder about them. After that, they will search and learn more about what they are and what the UN and we are doing for them and why they are so important. And, they will notice what a person can do for another person’s life—how we can work together for one aim.

Chris: Why are you working on the SDGs?

Oğuz: Turkey has been a member of the UN for years. But since the Development Goals were announced, I have never seen them on the news, in newspapers or met any person who knows about them except AIESECers. I have journalist friends here, but even they don’t know. I want our people to notice and do something for a better world. That’s why I work on the SDGs to make people notice them.

Chris: What is your idea in brief?

Oğuz: I think the problem is quality of education. I think the education system must be more than teaching lessons. The system must include how to be a good and useful person for the world. We should learn what should be done when we face a problem. We should learn what should be done against poverty and war and how to act towards a woman and elderly people and so on.

Also, how to solve a crisis and problems; how to make a quality connection with people. If we can have a better education system in our countries, we can have better leaders, and they will lead us towards a peaceful world, I think.

Chris: What is your call to action?

Oğuz: If people have never heard about development goals, they can follow us on What are you still waiting for?. Also, on Facebook. “What are you still waiting for?” is our group. If they’re AIESEC alumni, they can check our articles. We have been writing articles about the Development Goals for two years on AlumNet. Also, there are many other articles on the Internet. There are lots of things about them online. They must check and follow and must be a follower of the Sustainable Development Goals.

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• Transcribed by Oguz@Whatareyoustillwaitingfor.Space

• Illustrated by Kriszti@Whatareyoustillwaitingfor.Space

• Edited by Lee@Whatareyoustillwaitingfor.Space

• Originally Aired on The Market And The Good

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Being an Ambassador is Cooler Than You Think!

Being an Ambassador is

Cooler Than You Think!

The Global Goal Content Team for AlumNet is looking for 17 Ambassadors to represent each goal with passion and conviction. Could you be one of them?

Below is an episode excerpt from The Market and The Good – Sustainable Podcasts series with Chris Gassman produced by Management & Legal Associates(1), where doing well by doing good is the norm. Alternatively, follow the link(2) below to listen to the original audio version of it.

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Chris: What will the audience gain by listening?

Lee: Thanks for having me on your show and offering me the chance to convey my thoughts on a topic I am very passionate about discussing with you. Your listeners will be left with a sense of urgency to rise with a start, shed their complacent attire of yesteryear and make an impact in a new wardrobe of glittering colours sporting their Global Goal Goggles(3) forward!

Chris: Why are you working on the SDGs?

Lee: A few years ago, I was at a turning point in my life as I felt that my contribution to the world at large was missing something; something significant that was staring right at me, but its brightness somehow blinded me. So, I rummaged through my proverbial closet to rediscover the key to what drives me. You see, being agnostic, I have always been reluctant to commit wholeheartedly to a single religion, even though I was searching for a guiding light to head towards in my world. Then, like a lightning bolt from above, I found it! It was my time at AIESEC when I was a student that opened my eyes to a bolder and brighter world through its association with United Nations ideals.

At last, I had an angle to make an impact! So, I hit the books! The more Global Goal-related courses I took, the more enlightened I became, convinced that I had to do what I could to make them prominent and influential in everyone’s lives. After all, the UN is at the mercy of its Member States and is not at liberty to draw from a bottomless wishing well of gold to fund worthy initiatives at will, so I took the plunge and decided to sincerely commit myself hook, line, and sinker to their gospel for the rest of my career.

Stop right there! I may have raised your eyebrows by implying that the UN was a religious organisation, but allow me to explain. In humanity’s heart of hearts, achieving the multi-stakeholder global agenda by 2030 is the MORAL thing to do. Commit to it, and you too will bring to the surface of your wishing well a deep purpose to your life. What are you waiting for, take the plunge!

Chris: What is your idea in brief?

Lee: Besides teaching Global Goal-related content to high school students in Japan, with fellow AIESEC Alumni International boosters, I volunteer as an editorial producer of Global Goal-related content, not only shouting from the rooftops but helping influence the world at large. Not only do we produce content online for AAI, which is online at whatareyoustillwaitingfor.space for all to read, but we are poised to publish offline, too.

On that note…

Hey you! Yes, I mean YOU. Whether you are a member of AAI’s AlumNet or not, there you will find subgroups corresponding to the 17 Global Goals for Sustainable Development. AIESEC alumni, consider following the ones you are most passionate and qualified to represent because the AAI Content Team for AlumNet is looking for 17 Ambassadors to represent each Goal with passion and conviction. We want you to keep us inspired by sharing personal stories, and informed by sharing information about initiatives that we want to endorse. So, with like-minded alumni of AIESEC, become a volunteer with us to produce articles and share relevant information with fellow compassionate champions of progressive social change for sustainable development.

Chris: What is your call to action?

Lee: So, what are you STILL waiting for? GET IN TOUCH!

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• Transcribed, Edited and Published by Lee@Whatareyoustillwaitingfor.Space

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What Are You Still Waiting For? Our World Is Dying!

What Are You Still Waiting For?

Our World Is Dying!

Below is an episode excerpt from The Market and The Good – Sustainable Podcasts series with Chris Gassman produced by Management & Legal Associates(1), where doing well by doing good is the norm. Alternatively, follow the link(2) below to listen to the original audio version of it.

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Chris: What will the audience gain by listening?

Colina: These are the Global Goals that directly address world issues. The UN has set the Agenda by 2030 to solve them so that we and our subsequent generations can live better on Earth. Wouldn’t it be wonderful if by 2030 there will be No Poverty, Zero Hunger, and everybody has Good Health and Well-Being? Also, ALL children will have access to Quality Education with Gender Equality; all human beings can have Clean Water and Sanitation, and Affordable and Clean Energy. We will all live in nations where their citizens will have Decent Work and Economic Growth, with Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions. Furthermore, together, we really can take Climate Action. These are most of our 17 SDGs embraced.

Chris: Why are you working on the SDGs?

Colina: 7 years ago, I went to Malaysia for an international student exchange, where I met my international friends. This experience was a turning point in my life when I got to know different cultures, people, and their countries good and bad things and understood that we shared common problems. That’s how and why we met, working on the Red Wave project to raise awareness of HIV/AIDS. Then, early last year, I saw AIESEC Alumni International was recruiting a content team worldwide to promote the 17 Sustainable Development Goals by the UN, I started to research what SDGs were and decided I should follow the initiatives on making this planet a better place and the next thing I knew I had become one of the AAI team.

Chris: What is your idea in brief?

Colina: The problems are being paid attention every day on the news and being spoken about at many conferences and among people. There we show our concerns and propose solutions. If successful, I think that the world would be a much better place to live, again. Isn’t it wonderful if by 2030 it transpires?

We, as part of the AIESEC Content Team, have been working for almost two years, writing many articles about the 17 SDGs, building milestones for a united world. We are achieving recognition with our book – a selection of our articles named: What Are You Still Waiting For? Our World Is Dying! (3) – as it is on its way to be published in Vietnam in English and Vietnamese. In this way, we can make many people in Vietnam get familiar with the SDG terms and real and current problems. Then, hopefully, they will come up with solutions in the form of projects.

Chris: What is your call to action?

I work in public relations in which I have the privilege to have my voice heard. I exert this advantage to speak up for other voices. In my opinion, the 17th Goal which is Partnerships for the Goals is the most impactful one because it’s obvious that I can not cover all the problems, yet all of us, holding hands to sort out one by one, little by little, and day by day can. Individuals, companies and organisations altogether will be able to achieve them by 2030 – according to the Agenda.

• Hosted by Chris@Whatareyoustillwaitingfor.Space

• Transcribed by Colina@Whatareyoustillwaitingfor.Space

• Illustrated by Kriszti@Whatareyoustillwaitingfor.Space

• Edited by Lee@Whatareyoustillwaitingfor.Space

• Published by Colina@Whatareyoustillwaitingfor.Space

• Originally Aired on The Market And The Good

The opinions expressed by the author and those providing comments are theirs alone and do not necessarily reflect the views of AAI.

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(3) http://bit.ly/whatareyoustillwaitingfor