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Born Leader is a podcast founded on the belief that everyone is a born leader and there are many paths to discovering your own potential. We explore leadership through interviews with and profiles about everyday people who demonstrate we’re all born leaders. Hypatian Institute, Inc. Founder and CEO Gaea L. Honeycutt hosts Born Leader.
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Nov 12, 2015

Born Leader Episode 4 BONUS - Babak Hafezi of Hafezi Capital
The Soundtrack of Life

Born Leader is a podcast founded on the belief that everyone is a born leader and there are many paths to discovering your own potential.  We explore leadership through interviews with and profiles about everyday people who demonstrate we’re all born leaders.  Hypatian Institute, Inc. Founder and CEO Gaea L. Honeycutt hosts Born Leader.

In this bonus episode, I wanted to share a bit more from my interview with Babak Hafezi, CEO of Hafezi Capital. As we learned in Episode 4, his approach to business is informed by a global perspective and a background in conflict resolution and human rights. If you meet Babak, you’ll notice that he’s well put together, eclectic and sophisticated. After seeing photos of Babak on the web taking a spin at a DJ turntable, I was reminded of a friend years ago who revealed the song he always walked to in his head was Staying Alive by the Bee Gees. And so, that led me to think, “This dude has got to have a phenomenal soundtrack in his head.”

I’d like to thank international investor and consultant Babak Hafezi of Hafezi Capital for sharing the soundtrack of his life.  I’d also like to thank Therese Arkenberg for cranking out transcripts and making sure we’re taking care of business.

If you want to learn more about Babak Hafezi or other guests on the Born Leader podcast,or for a transcript, visit www.HypatianInstitute.com.  That’s H-Y-P-A-T-I-A-N institute dot com. Or follow us on Twitter @HypatianInst.

Key words: leadership, business, process, human rights, international business, globalization, b-corp, benefit corporation, social venture, finance, planning, strategy, transformation, networking, mentor, mentoring, human capital, scalability, venture capital

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Hypatian Institute - http://www.hypatianinstitute.com

Hafezi Capital - http://hafezicapital.com/

Nov 5, 2015

Born Leader - Episode 4: Globally Focused, Human-Centered Business
Lessons from Babak Hafezi of Hafezi Capital

Born Leader is a podcast founded on the belief that everyone is a born leader and there are many paths to discovering your own potential.  We explore leadership through interviews with and profiles about everyday people who demonstrate we’re all born leaders.  Hypatian Institute, Inc. Founder and CEO Gaea L. Honeycutt hosts Born Leader.

In this episode, we welcome Babak Hafezi, CEO of Hafezi Capital, an international consulting firm that helps its clients make distinctive, lasting and substantial improvements in performance and operations. Babak is successfully doing what so many of us desire – he’s merging his personal and professional interests in his work. Through his firm, Babak helps new and seasoned entrepreneurs build sustainable businesses in domestic and international markets. At the same time, he’s the quintessential Renaissance man, with a deep interest in human rights and conflict resolution.

We start with the world of business and its intersection with his personal interests, as well as what American businesses can learn from our global counterparts. And, the universal challenge all businesses face – no matter the type – building a sustainable model. In the second part of Born Leader Episode 4, we explore how Babak combines his approach to business with the human-centered side of his work, where he draws inspiration (especially during those challenging times all entrepreneurs face), and how he makes sure he’s ready to learn anytime, anywhere.

Maybe you’d like to take a page from his book and choose three personal challenges for the coming year. We’d love to hear from you in the comments section or on Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter (@HypatianInst).

In the next episode of Born Leader, we’ll speak with Michel Zajur, Founder and CEO of the Virginia Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, which grew out of his efforts to support the community and share his family’s heritage with neighbors in greater Richmond.

I’d like to thank Therese Arkenberg who prepares our Born Leader transcripts and provides assistance on the business side of this venture.


If you want to learn more about Babak Hafezi or other guests on the Born Leader podcast,or for a transcript, visit www.HypatianInstitute.com.

Key words: leadership, business, process, human rights, international business, globalization, b-corp, benefit corporation, social venture, finance, planning, strategy, transformation, networking, mentor, mentoring, human capital, scalability, venture capital


MENTIONED ON THE SHOW

Hypatian Institute - http://www.hypatianinstitute.com

Hafezi Capital - http://hafezicapital.com/

Natura Brasil - https://www.naturabrasil.fr/en

B Corporation - https://www.bcorporation.net/

Benefit Corporation - http://benefitcorp.net/

Uber - https://www.uber.com/

Lyft - https://www.lyft.com/

Amazon (rainforest) - http://www.brazil.org.za/amazon-rainforest.html

Nivea - http://www.niveausa.com/

Johnson & Johnson - http://www.jnj.com/

Target Corporation - http://www.target.com/

Walmart - http://www.walmart.com/

Silicon Valley - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Silicon_Valley


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