After a year of my friend Jay Moorman bugging me about doing this…I started a podcast. The Good People podcast explores what it means to be good by talking to everyday heroes, philanthropists, altruists, and do-gooders.
I’ve spent the last 18 years traveling to 50+ countries to research my books and meeting amazing people who do so much good in the world. Meeting them changed me. And it’s my hope that I can introduce listeners to these people and others who’ve had such an influence on me. They’ve helped me see how I can best make an impact in the world in very tangible ways. It’s my hope that together we learn how to be better local and global citizens in order to make a positive impact on people and our planet. And that we can all live meaningful lives with a bit more purpose.
Episode 1: Justin Narducci
Justin Narducci of Lifewater International
Jay and I introduce the podcast and talk with my friend Justin Narducci of Lifewater International. I traveled with Justin to Kenya in 2010 and he really influenced my thinking on aid and development.
We talked about:
The water and sanitation crisis
Open defecation free villages and why many in NGO circles don’t want to talk about ODF (because poop) but why we must
The difference between aid and development
How to market development and what we can learn more mutual funds
Educating donors vs marketing to donors
Inputs, outputs, and outcomes and why there should be more focus on the latter
If I look more like a missionary or mercenary
Role of faith-based organizations in community mobilization and development
Justin’s path from MBA student to NGO leader
The high ROI of public health
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