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Dr. Rajiv J. Shah – President at The Rockefeller Foundation | Why You Need To Make Big Bets

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About The Guest

Dr. Rajiv J. Shah, current President of The Rockefeller Foundation, has been at the forefront of global humanitarian initiatives and public service. Under his leadership, the foundation harnesses the power of data, science, and innovation to enhance global well-being. Previously the USAID Administrator during the Obama administration, Dr. Shah pioneered transformative public-private collaborations and strategized solutions for global issues like food scarcity and energy poverty. He’s the author of “Big Bets: How Large-Scale Change Really Happens” slated for October 2023, offering a deep dive into the mechanisms of impactful change.

Talking Points

  • 00:00 — Introduction
  • 03:05 — Philanthropic Insights from Gates Foundation
  • 05:50 — Social Responsibility in the Private Sector
  • 07:58 — Lessons for World-Changing Entrepreneurs
  • 10:32 — Dr. Shah’s Book: “Big Bets”
  • 12:01 — Building Trust in Community Solutions
  • 18:27 — Rallying Support for Humanitarian Missions
  • 20:44 — The Requirement to Jump First
  • 23:34 — Sponsor: The Goal Digger Podcast
  • 24:18 — Overcoming Imposter Syndrome
  • 28:16 — Strategic Investment Decisions
  • 30:41 — Team Building for Impact
  • 32:18 — Innovation Disparities in Global Aid
  • 40:36 — The Urgency of Renewable Energy
  • 49:32 — Dr. Shah’s Definition of Success

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