MDE 47: Unleashing talent to solve the world's biggest problems, Lara Galinsky of Echoing Green

This week we take a different approach and interview Lara Galinsky, SVP of Echoing Green. Founded 30 years ago by a private equity company, Echoing Green is now a charity that funds social entrepreneurs from all around the world to develop ideas that have positive impact. So far they have funded over 600 social entrepreneurs in 60 countries with $36million. In this wide ranging and upbeat conversation we cover what the organisation looks for in the future leaders they invest in, some of the...


A quick boost if you've just been knocked back!

© Marilyn Barbone | Dreamstime Stock Photos Even the most successful people have failed.  I was amazed to read recently that Nobel prize winner Sir John Gurdon who created ‘Dolly the sheep’ was given no encouragement to pursue a career in the sciences, if anything he was actually told that it would not be a good idea. His teacher said, “ I believe he has ideas about becoming a scientist. On his present showing this is quite ridiculous, if he can’t learn simple biological facts...