049: Technology For the Greater Good with Reyn Aubrey

October 4th, 2017 · 56 mins 5 secs

About this Episode

Guest Starring:

Reyn Aubrey: @ReynAubrey | PocketChange | reyn@pocketchange.social

00:16 – Welcome to “For Good or For Awesome?” …we mean, “Greater Than Code!”

01:18 – Reyn Aubrey’s Background, Origin Story, and Superpower!

06:04 – Culture of a Company and Tolerance

Tribes: We Need You to Lead Us by Seth Godin

08:12 – Becoming an Entrepreneur at 19-years-old and PocketChange

10:40 – Charity Evaluation Criteria; “Wicked Problems”


14:33 – Habitizing Donation

16:22 – Analyzing and Collecting Charity Data

GuideStar Charity Navigator


19:02 – How PocketChange is Structured

20:34 – The Ideation of “Technology For the Greater Good”

24:28 – Reyn’s Path Into Business and Entrepreneurship

Start It Up: The Complete Teen Business Guide to Turning Your Passions into Pay by Kenrya Rankin

28:33 – Good Business Beliefs, Virtues, and Values

34:00 – Bringing Anarchist Organizing Principles Into Business

Colin Ward: Anarchism as a Theory of Organization

The ‘Two Pizza Rule’ Is Jeff Bezos’ Secret To Productive Meetings

37:23 – Advice For Others Interested in Social Entrepreneurship

42:00 – Launching PocketChange and Reserve Your Launch Day Invite

44:51 – Gathering and Raising Venture Capital

47:35 – Advice For Others Interested in Social Entrepreneurship (Cont’d)


Rein: Check out Stafford Beer.

Coraline: A culture being defined by the least of something you’ll tolerate and entrepreneurs should solve for “Wicked Problems” — not pain points.

Jamey: All charities are not created equal.

Reyn: A value that isn’t acted on is at best an inspiration and at worst a pretense. Also, non-dominance based work relationships.

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