CAE 014: How To Create An (almost) Unicorn Startup

Business, Entrepreneurism, Marketing, Social Enterprise, Startup
What Does It Take To Build And Exit An $810 Million Company? Happy new year to all of you! You might have noticed we took a little break last week to stop and recalibrate. It was so worth it. We are pumped, we are psyched and we are ready for an incredible 2016! Today’s episode is like five interviews packed into one. I’m speaking with Lawrence T. Levine, the founder of Horn©. Lawrence is one of the most interesting and enigmatic guests we’ve had on the show. He’s not your average techie, and after listening to this interview, you’ll understand why. Lawrence is a self-described unemployable serial entrepreneur, staring at the age of 13 with the development of the first fetal ultrasound system. He recently sold his latest company, TrustWave…
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CAE 009: How Fashion Can Change Lives with Jane Mosbacher Morris

Business, Design, Entrepreneurism, Health, Podcast, Social Enterprise, Startup, Venture Capital
Jane Mosbacher Morris on How Ethically-Sourced Fashion Can Alleviate Poverty and Violence Against Women While working in counter-terrorism in the US State Department, Founder Jane Mosbacher Morris learned how a lack of access to the smallest amount of money disempowers the most vulnerable women. On a trip to Bangladesh to work with anti-sex trafficking organization, she discovered how providing access to a market and an income is a major solution to violence against women and poverty and the many disturbing issues that plague socially and economically excluded women. She created To The Market in 2013 and works with women’s coops around the world to source survivor-made goods for the retail and wholesale market. In this interview, Jane tells us how she took her experience in humanitarian work with her new and ever-growing retail…
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CAE 011: What Occupy Wall Street Did For Our Future

Business, Entrepreneurism, Lifestyle, Mindset, Podcast, Social Enterprise, Startup
Without a Clear Mission, Your Movement (and Business) Is Doomed This week’s episode features Foo Conner – Photo-journalist, social activist and one of the original organizers of Occupy Wall Street. Wherever there is civil unrest in the US, Foo is there documenting it. I brought Foo on the show to outline what it takes to create a disruptive social movement. I was also personally curious about what happened with Occupy Wall Street and what it did to change our world today. Foo doesn’t disappoint and in this interview you’ll get the details on the major successes, where the movement went wrong and the ripple effect it’s had on giving voice to the voiceless around the world. And when you chat with a social activist, things can get pretty deep. We talk…
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Our Favorite 15 Startup Podcasts for Your 2016

Business, Entrepreneurism, Mindset, Podcast, Startup, Tech
We live in such a big “paradox-of-choice” age where it’s really easy to get lost among so many great options. But lucky for you, the Cause An Effekt team looked into all the startup podcasts that gave us the most valuable ideas while growing our businesses. So gather round the “radio” with all of your pals and get that feed filled before 2016 hits! 1. Seth Godin’s Startup School Although not a regular podcaster, marketing guru, Seth Godin generously share this 13 part series recorded in 2012 and everything is still incredibly relevant! In this rare live recording, hear Seth as he guides thirty entrepreneurs through a workshop exploring how they can build and run their dream business. It’s packed full of timeless marketing and business wisdom that you can refer…
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CAE 013: How A School Will Get Japan’s Groove Back

CAE 013: How A School Will Get Japan’s Groove Back

Business, Entrepreneurism, Lifestyle, Marketing, Mindset, Social Enterprise, Startup
How Happiness and The Life School will Jumpstart the Japanese Economy Once Again In this episode we shift gears to do some self-reflection and zen out. I’ve snagged some time with a dear friend and inspiring filmmaker and entrepreneur, Eiji Han Shimizu. Having realized the Japanese dream of corporate success, Eiji reached the top of that peak and realized the emptiness of this path. Since that time he co-created Happy, a groundbreaking film that documented what Happiness really means. Today, he is the founder of The Life School, a grassroots initiative to teach Japanese corporate employees how to bring playfulness, mindfulness, curiosity and creativity into the workplace and into their lives. Eiji’s mission is much larger. His dream is to help Japan shed its culture of rigidity in order to regain…
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