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How Did Aspire Get Started?

Mohammed Ashour is the co-founder and CEO of Aspire Food Group, a vertically-integrated agriculture and food company, that addresses global food sustainability by developing the most advanced insect farming technology in the world. Aspire was founded in 2014 after Mohammed led his team to win the largest business prize in the world—the prestigious US$1 million […]

Will I Lose My Job to AI?

With the rise of AI, the threat of job security is definitely on many people’s minds. It’s inevitable that with more automation, more jobs will be replaced but how will this affect the future workforce? In this video, Malcolm Turnbull reminds us that there are more people working today than there have been in the history […]

Startup Challenges: What Frustrates Entrepreneurs?

All startups face their share of challenges and as an entrepreneur, you just accept that stress comes with the territory. But why do some challenges cause more stress than others? In this video, Mohammed Ashour explains why he believes facing the same challenge over and over can cause frustration, and to be fully engaged, employees […]

What’s the Best Morning Routine for your Brain?

A good morning routine is key to maintain optimal brain power throughout the day so we asked Dr. Heather Berlin, a cognitive neuroscientist, and Professor of Psychiatry at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, what the best morning routine looks like. In her profession, Dr. Berlin explores the neural basis of impulsive and […]

What Is the Best Book You’ve Read This Year?

You don’t become the CIO of Boeing without reading a good book or two, so we asked Ted Colbert which was the best book he read this year. In this video, Ted discusses that book, the important principles he’s taken from it, and how he leverages those principles to do his job better. Ted Colbert […]

How Behind Are Our Educational Systems?

Our educational systems are dated and keeping up with critical technology trends is very challenging for today’s educators. In this video, John Chambers discusses how the current US educational systems are failing our future workforce, the importance of tackling this big problem, and the negative implications were facing if we don’t do something about it […]

World Hunger, How Crickets Can Help

Combatting world hunger is very important to Mohammed Ashour. Ashour is the co-founder and CEO of Aspire Food Group, a vertically-integrated agriculture and food company that addresses global food sustainability by developing the most advanced insect farming technology in the world. In this video, he discusses the benefits of insect farming from a societal sustainability […]

Who This Boeing Executive Credits for His Success

Being an executive at a Fortune 500 company doesn’t happen by accident. Who we are and the life we lead is shaped by several factors, one of them being the people we keep closest to us. So, in our interview with the accomplished Boeing executive, Ted Colbert, we talk about who has had the biggest […]

Will Crickets Put NASA out of Business?

Mohammed Ashour is the co-founder and CEO of Aspire Food Group, a vertically-integrated agriculture and food company that addresses global food sustainability by developing the most advanced insect farming technology in the world. Aspire was founded in 2014 after Mohammed led his team to win the largest business prize in the world—the prestigious US$1 million […]

How Did Mistakes Make Cisco Stronger?

John Chambers Chambers spent more than 25 years with Cisco, serving as CEO, Chairman and Executive Chairman. He currently holds the title of Chairman Emeritus with the organization.As the founder and CEO of JC2 Ventures, he now focuses on helping disruptive startups from around the world build and scale. He invests in companies that are […]