The Shin Fujiyama Podcast | Social Entrepreneurship | Nonprofit Organizations | International Development Aid | NGOs
About This Show
Shin Fujiyama is a CNN Hero and the Executive Director of Students Helping Honduras. He lives with 30 former street children in Honduras where he runs a school and international NGO out of a tree house.
In each episode Shin will be interviewing a proven social entrepreneur or NGO leader in the nonprofit or international development aid industry-- including several CNN Heroes and bestselling authors. They’re going to deconstruct their journey to explain HOW they built up their organizations. They’ll also tell us about their greatest failures, lessons, regrets, and behind-the-scenes realities. We’ll talk about their tactics, philosophies, principles, tools, and motivations to give you inspiration and actionable advice.
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Most Recent Episode
#38: ONE 28-year-old's quest to provide clean water to the ENTIRE NATION of Swaziland—with Seth Maxwell, Forbes 30U30
Dec 28 16
Social Entrepreneur Seth Maxwell has the goal of providing clean water to every single community in Swaziland. And at age 28, he is on his way of doing it. A few years ago, Seth founded Thirst Project with his friends from college. Together, they set out to end the number one global killer of children: the world’s water crisis. Since raising $1,700 at their very first fundraising event, Thirst Project has worked with students from over 400 schools to raise 8 million dollars. They've provided 300,000 people with safe drinking water around the world. Seth Maxwell is the recipient of VH1’s Do Something Award and was recently named in the Forbes 30 Under 30 List for Social Entrepreneurship. Text THIRST to 97779 to get connected to a staff person from Thirst Project. Show Links for Seth Maxwell Gary V Patrick Lencioni The Five Dysfunctions of a Team: A Leadership Fable by Patrick Lencioni Getting Naked: A Business Fable About Shedding The Three Fears That Sabotage Client Loyalty by Patrick Lencioni The Advantage: Why Organizational Health Trumps Everything Else In Business by Patrick Lencioni Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap...And Others Don't by Jim Collins How the Mighty Fall: And Why Some Companies Never Give In by Jim Collins Show Notes for Seth Maxwell While living in Los Angeles, Seth Maxwell learned about the global water crisis at age 19. According to Seth Maxwell, 1.1 billion people lacked access to safe drinking water at the time