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Stanford Graduate School of Business
Grit & Growth
Meet intrepid entrepreneurs from Africa and South Asia, hear their stories of trial & triumph, and gain insights and guidance from Stanford University faculty and global business experts on how to transform today’s challenges into tomorrow’s opportunities. From securing investment and planning family succession, to mindful leadership and managing in adversity, you’ll learn firsthand from entrepreneurs and experts on how to develop the grit you need to grow your business — in times of crisis and calm. Walk away with actionable information, new perspectives, and fresh...
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Ratings & Reviews
4.8 stars from 54 ratings
Its a Marathon not a Sprint!
Really enjoyed this episode. It had an amazing panel (especially those investing in the African continent). Having interacted with some of those participants during my fund raising journey, the narrative, their views came out to be so authentic in terms of how they are evaluating opportunities. ...Read full review »
Sumair.F via Apple Podcasts · Pakistan · 07/20/22
Excited for another season!
Loved the first season of Grit & Growth - amazing stories of innovation from emerging markets. Looking forward to following this next season.
Hgmorton via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 03/30/22
Excited for Season 2!
Loved the first season of Grit and Growth and I’m so glad it’s back for a second one. The approach is rigorous and academic, but the stories and guests have all the complexity of the real-world problems that my business faces. I find it really inspiring, and I learn something tangible every...Read full review »
Ishmael Lowry via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 03/29/22
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