The below is an internal piece I wrote for our team at Possible. I’m sharing it in hopes it’s of use to others who are working hard to create an ownership culture in their teams.
As we continue to build our team of leaders, I wanted to share a framework to encourage you to be even more assertive in your growth in this team. Investing in our own growth as leaders is the best way to ensure we can continue to grow in our ability to solve for our patients.
Perhaps you’ve heard me mention we expect leaders…
One of the most deeply-held values at Possible is “embracing challenge with grit.” We expect tremendous degrees of adversity and ask each other to use grit to get remarkable results anyway.
That is already a difficult value to live up to in a normal year. But 2015 was far from normal — in fact, it was more challenging than any of us could have imagined, defined by earthquakes that destroyed an already weak healthcare system.
Yet amidst this challenge, there were moments of triumph.
This is a reflection on how those triumphs enabled us to unearth hope when it was…
This piece is dedicated to someone close to me I’m looking for today in Kathmandu.
I struggle to title this piece as I hunker over my laptop in the tight seats of this tiny Yeti airlines night flight to Kathmandu.
I struggle because I’ve tried over a hundred times, and I still haven’t heard from you.
I was the first one to feel it. My chair subtly thumped against the rock wall behind me.
It felt like a playful, rhythmic pulse from where I was sitting — over 300 km away.
I was in a familiar place — one…
Social entrepreneurship fuels impactful change by identifying and rectifying problems through persistent innovation. For Possible, the nonprofit health care company I am fortunate to lead with my colleague Duncan Maru, this means redesigning a health care system that solves for some of the world’s poorest people.
The health of people across the globe depends in large part on the quality of the health systems that serve them. Poignantly, the lack of high-quality, accessible, and affordable health care plagues millions every day. Worldwide, out-of-pocket health spending forces 100 million people into extreme poverty every year. …
A year before #GivingTuesday was launched in 2012 as an antidote to the consumerism of the post-Thanksgiving season, I met Peter Singer for noodles at a humble Chinese restaurant in Manhattan.
I pursued a conversation with Peter because his moral philosophy inspired my ongoing imperfect pursuit to become a vegetarian, and his views on giving have deepened my commitment to build an organization that delivers high-quality, low-cost healthcare to the world’s poorest people.
In 2010, he packaged his thoughts on giving into a compelling book, site, and movement called The Life You Can Save. …