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Goals, Metrics and The Monkey’s Paw

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By Isaac Jeffries One of the best ways to separate the strong entrepreneurs from the soon-to-be-frustrated entrepreneurs is to ask them about their goals.Sharp entrepreneurs set clear goals, which are easy to measure and genuinely contribute to their vision.Frustrated entrepreneurs talk about their dreams and set micro targets for their days, but these never turn […]

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Kaat Peeters

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I first met Kaat at a conference in London in 2015. She immediately invited me to swing by her organization Sociale Innovatiefabriek – Social Innovation Factory – on my first European trip for Social Venturers. An invite I happily accepted. Six weeks later I was in Brussels, interviewing Kaat for the first time, meeting her […]

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Peter Ptashko

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Peter and I first met in 2015 when he was working at Unltd in the UK. He has since struck out on his own as a consultant in London. I checked in with him in the spring of 2019 to see how self-employed life was treating him. “Overall, I worked with UnLtd for six and […]

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Naomi Ryland

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“I wanted to be a hairdresser in the morning, a teacher in the afternoon and a ballet dancer at night.” Naomi Ryland has never been short of ambition or willingness to work. And while she has somewhat narrowed her focus since childhood, her dedication to making a difference in the world has remained untethered.  We […]

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September was a quiet month. I spent some time with family in Germany and prepared for a big personal move. And I mean that literally. We are moving again! Yes, you read that correctly! After 16 months in Canada, we are returning to the U.S.  Turning yet another page in our lives, this was an […]

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The Coach

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Four days a week, I get up at 4.45 a.m. and ride my bike to a Crossfit gym at the corner of Avenue Road and Davenport in the heart of Toronto. Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays are non-negotiables. If nothing else gets me out of bed at this godly hour, coach DK does. This series is […]

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Lee Crockford

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Lee Crockford and I go a long way back. A long way.  In 2013, I was helping run a global Fellowship program for young social entrepreneurs in Hamburg, Germany. Lee had just left the on-site part of the program and returned to Brisbane, Australia, where he was working to redefine masculinity for Australian men. His […]

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Danielle Anderson

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“I left London in June 2016 and spent some time in the US, Africa and Jamaica. In early 2017, I returned to Kenya and started exploring the ecosystem for startups. What I heard was ‘We love what you’re doing and we want it, but we need you full-time!’ Kenya thrives on face-to-face interaction and continuity. […]

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