The Reboot Podcast
About This Show
The Reboot podcast showcases the heart and soul, the wins and losses, the ups and downs of startup leadership. On the show, Entrepreneurs, CEO’s, and Startup Leaders discuss with Jerry Colonna the emotional and psychological challenges they face daily as leaders.
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#57 There’s Just Us - with Bijan Sabet and Jerry Colonna
5 days ago
“If we have no peace, it is because we have forgotten that we belong to each other.”
- Mother Teresa
For Bijan Sabet- an investor, US citizen by birth and descendant of Korean and Iranian immigrants- the January 27th Trump administration issue of an executive order banning the entry of residents and refugees from a number of Muslim countries deeply disturbed him for a number of reasons. Recalling his own early experience of being othered as the child of an Iranian immigrant during the Iran Hostage Crisis of the late 70s, his heart broke that other. Driven to mobilize his heart ache to action the best way he knew how, he launched a fund matching campaign for the ACLU. Bijan’s initial expectations of a several month timeline to raise the funds were blown away when the campaign received overwhelming support and reached its goal (and beyond) in less than 3 days.
In this conversation, Jerry and Bijan discuss the experience of feeling othered and how that changes what it feels like to belong. The shame and embarrassment of feeling different or outside, and the healing that occurs when we find ourselves on the other side- feeling a part of and knowing we are not alone anymore.
Bijan Sibet on Twitter
"Not Alone Anymore"
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