Dec. 13, 2021

#8 - On Purpose Driven Business and Transdisciplinarity with Co-founder and CEO, Andrew Akib

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Andrew is the Co-Founder and CEO of Maslow. Maslow is a voice-enabled rehabilitation assistant for young people living with paralysis. Andrew is a musician and artist at heart and says that is how he learned to be a leader, innovator, and problem solver.

My 3 takeaways from this episode:

  1. The importance of transdisciplinarity.

Andrew says that his experiences across multiple domains allow him to connect with those from a wide variety of disciplines and produce better outcomes for his business.

  1. The benefits of purpose-driven companies.

Andrew highlights the sense of fulfillment and responsibility that comes with working on a purpose-driven business.

  1. The value of trusting your gut.

Andrew tells us that if he had trusted his gut, he would have started Maslow much sooner. He says if he could go back, he would trust his gut and take action. This is a theme we have heard on the podcast before. If you have that feeling in your gut, take the leap before it's too late.

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Episode Content 00:00 Andrew Akib 00:29 Intro 01:34 How did Andrew Get into Consulting from Music 08:11 Music not seen as a traditional consulting degree 08:50 What Artists are good at 09:43 How Andrew ended up in the disability space 17:45 Noticing and Taking Opportunities 19:05 Passions and Identity 21:16 Transdisciplinarity 24:27 Range 26:48 Purpose-Driven Businesses 30:17 Excitement for Purpose-Driven companies 33:52 Companies and Founders that Inspire Andrew 35:53 Dealing with Self-Doubt 39:14 Advice for Early Career 42:12 Connect with Andrew