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Conscious Entrepreneurship

The Business of Compassion: Miyoko Schinner on PYP 481

Miyoko Schinner is founder and CEO of Miyoko’s, one of the most successful plant-based dairy alternative ventures of the past decade. We talk about her journey – ups and downs – and lessons learned.

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The World Needs You to Love Your Work: Alaina Love on PYP 474

Alaina Love wants you to find your passion – and then express it through your most important work. But what is passion? How do we identify ours? And how can we create workplaces that validate and support them?

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Cool Beans and Indoor Agriculture: Tyler Mayoras on PYP 469

How can we make whole food, plant-based options more convenient for consumers and more sustainable for the planet? Today’s guest, Cool Beans CEO Tyler Mayoras, shares how he’s investing and leading for a healthier planet.

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A World in Which We All Belong: Teju Ravilochan on PYP 467

Teju Ravilochan is an entrepreneur who sees problems and envisions grand communal solutions. From the Unreasonable Institute (now Uncharted.org), which he founded, to GatherFor.org, a community based mutual aid accelerator borne from the pandemic), he brings people together to solve problems and explore possibilities. 

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From Diversity to Belonging: How to Create Workplaces that Work for Everyone: Jennifer McCollum of Linkage, Inc. on PYP 456

Women and people of color are systematically underrepresented in business. That’s a problem for woman and people of color. But, it turns out, it’s a problem for businesses as well. In today’s episode, we’ll learn what works, and what doesn’t, in the effort to create an inclusive workplace.

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Sparking an Anti-Litter Revolution Through Data: Jeff Kirschner on PYP 452

Litterati is an app and a movement to solve our planet’s litter problem through individual empowerment and data-driven policy.

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Tiny Leaps Make Big Changes:
Gregg Clunis on PYP 427

Gregg Clunis learned most of what he knows about persistence, strategy, personal development, and success from watching his immigrant parents struggle to achieve their dreams. Originally from Jamaica, Gregg and his family followed his father, who had been a professor and police officer in their native country, and worked as a migrant farm laborer in… Read More

Are Your Mutual Funds Building the World You Want?
Marco Vangelisti on PYP 421

If you’re fortunate enough to have savings, you’ve probably thought about how to invest them responsibly.  The standard answer is to stick your money into no-load mutual funds that track the market and leave it there for as long as possible. Low risk because of the diversification. Low fee because there’s no genius managing your… Read More

How to Succeed at (Small, Heart-Centered) Business with Mark Silver: PYP 408

Mark Silver helps solo entrepreneurs and micro-businesses thrive through heartfelt business practices. The tagline for his company, Heart of Business, is “Every act of business can be an act of love.” I wanted to pick Mark’s brain on behalf of the many listeners who are in some kind of career limbo in the age of… Read More

Liberating Humans and Animals with Michael Schwarz: PYP 398

Michael Schwarz is the founder of Treeline Cheese, a plant-based cheese company dedicated to ending the suffering caused by the animal-based dairy industry. He’s also the child of one of the great heroes of the South African anti-apartheid struggle, Harry Schwarz. In our conversation, we try to connect the dots between political activism and vegan… Read More