“My driving purpose is to make the world a better place than we misguided people turned it into starting at the industrial revolution with capitalism and consumerism”
Inspiring stories from entrepreneurs, leaders and those at the top of their game. These are everyday ‘ordinary’ people who have realised their dream, are M.A.D and living their version of a lifelessordinary.
I have always been involved in politics or activism, from an early age. My mentor and great friend Marcelo Yuka impressed me the first time I ever met him in Rio, Brazil, in February 2000. This man had similar ideas to mine but in the right order.
The idea was simple.. Elephant Branded… by doing something as small and as simple as buying a bag from a store you have inadvertently donated a school bag to a vulnerable child in Africa or Asia, giving them an opportunity that they previously never had.
"It started with family background; beliefs and values based on equality, fairness, keeping perspective and respect"
"...working as a teacher in the early part of my career cemented my interest in young people, what we do to help them enter the world and the world that we are building for them"
"People matter – your investors, your co-founders, your team. Surround yourself with great people who you trust, and treat them well."
“I am third generation stock broker and spent my formative career creating a market place for helping entrepreneurs seek early stage risk capital”
“We inspire young people and unlock life chances for them by improving their skills knowledge and self belief through support and mentoring projects with sporting champions”
“My drive comes from my family. Building a platform for Sarah and I, repaying my parents (is that even possible?) and bringing my children into a world of love and positive motivation.”
“I can never remember a time when I didn't feel massively driven to do something original.”