Episode 4: Ken Chenault on two-way mentorship, creating opportunity & corporate responsibility

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The big question: Is there a way for social and financial due diligence to co-exist?

“...The era of move fast and break things is over... There’s a responsibility to understand the implications of what we do.

...In my view, if you want to build an enduring company - very rationally - you have to say, I actually want a healthy society, so what can I do to help build a healthy society?” 

Ken Chenault, General Catalyst Chairman & Managing Director

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Ken Chenault

General Catalyst Chairman & Managing Director

Kenneth I. Chenault is the Chairman and a Managing Director of the venture capital firm, General Catalyst. Prior to joining General Catalyst, Ken was Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of American Express Company, a position he held from 2001 to 2018. Under his leadership, American Express built one of the world’s largest customer loyalty programs – Membership Rewards – and earned global recognition as a leader in customer service.


Rachel Romer

Guild CEO

Rachel Romer is Guild’s CEO — a Public Benefit Corporation that provides employees of America’s largest companies access to education, skilling, and career mobility through their employers without paying for tuition or career services on their own.


Adam Grant

NYT Best-Selling Author of Think Again

Adam Grant is an organizational psychologist and bestselling author who explores the science of motivation, generosity, original thinking, and rethinking. ​He is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of 5 books that have sold millions of copies and been translated into 45 languages: Think Again, Give and Take, Originals, Option B, and Power Moves.


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