EP11: Exploring the World of Social Entrepreneurship with Tony Loyd


In late 2013, Tony Loyd had a crisis of conscience and began to explore the role of business in doing good in the world. He learned about social entrepreneurs, benefit corporations and impact investing.

In 2014 Tony left his corporate role and started a company that provides strategic planning and talent management. While calling on customers, Tony heard about the impact of the rapid rate of change and how every industry is undergoing disruption.

The very characteristics that were advantages in the industrial era have become disadvantages in the connected economy. The asteroid has struck the earth and the dinosaurs are dying. It’s just that some of them don’t know it yet.

Eventually, Tony began to understand that there is no greater way to make a significant impact on the world than to be an entrepreneur. Entrepreneurs are reshaping the world, and social entrepreneurs are using the power of startups in order to take on the grand challenges of the world.

Starting companies is difficult and complex. Tony believes that,

“If we’re going to go through the arduous task of starting a company, shouldn’t we take on the biggest challenges we can find and have the greatest impact?”

That’s where social entrepreneurs come in.

In this episode we find out how Tony built his successful podcast business, what has worked for him and has not, where it’s going next and where he sees social entrepreneurship going overall.




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