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[EPISODE] Be A Disrupter
Be A Disrupter
has been disrupting since he ran for mayor at age 19.
His book, “Disrupting For Good
,” tells the stories of unheralded, disrupting folks from age 5 to 77. And encourages you to do the same.
Thankfully, he’s with me for the hour
. He’s the perfect guest to round out our Innovators Series.
Tony introduces the guest of the show, Chris Field, who begins the show by telling the story of how he ran to become the mayor of his town at nineteen. He describes his definition of a disrupter as derived from his book.
Chris compares the empathy between children and adults, citing that children are unafraid of failure. He then brings up an anecdote involving his daughter and how she created a recycling business in their neighborhood. He talks about the problem with a lot of nonprofits and what halts them from success. He talks his book that he released about human trafficking in Ghana and the successes he’s had with his nonprofit on the issue and the progress he’s made in the region.
Chris continues the conversation with an anecdote about a program set up at a nursing home and its successes he’s observing which taught him a very valuable lesson. The talk steers towards Brandon Stanton and his story into success.
Chris discusses his motivation for writing the book and explains the concept of ‘MAP’ that he outlines further in his book. The show wraps up with a reprisal with Chris’s definitions of the ‘disrupter’.