Episode #38: Shining a light on a business model for good
MPOWERD makes solar powered lighting and recharging systems and speakers. Hear from their Founder John Salzinger and CEO Seungah Jeong on how they have developed great products and an innovative business model to serve both developed and emerging markets.
A great example of a stakeholder model working across other businesses, NGOs as well as Government and consumers.
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References & Resources:
MPOWERD website - https://mpowerd.com
John Salzinger LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/johnsalzinger/
Seungah Jeong LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/seungahjeong/
Conscious Capitalism main website - www.consciouscapitalism.org
Timothy Henry's Website - https://www.arete-mgt.com
Raj Sisodia's Website - http://rajsisodia.com
Raj Sisodia on Twitter - https://twitter.com/RajSisodiaCC
Mackey, J., Sisodia, R. (2014). Conscious Capitalism: Liberating the Heroic Spirit of Business. Harvard Business Review Press.
Sisodia, R., Henry, T., Eckschmidt, T. (2018). Conscious Capitalism Field Guide. Harvard Business Review Press.
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About John Salzinger:
Chief Business Development Officer and Founder John, a native New Yorker, and born entrepreneur, launched MPOWERD with the idea that innovative companies have a responsibility to lead – not only in the marketplace but as a real force for good. He launched and managed several global media, tech and finance companies before starting MPOWERD, where he’s been a guiding force behind pretty much every aspect of the company’s strategy. From business growth to sales, marketing, and product development - he holds multiple Luci patents.
Outside the office, you’d most likely find him practicing his jump shot on the court or surfing waves.
About Seungah Jeong:
CEO Seungah has spent her career shaping global brands and driving them toward success. She’s a pro at managing teams, leading retail partnerships and building things from scratch, especially when it comes to small business. A company co-founder in her own right, Seungah brings to MPOWERD two decades of consumer goods experience, balancing a keen eye for design with a sharp business acumen. With a background in philosophy and environmental studies, she’s passionate about the potential companies have to create positive impact.
In her spare time, Seungah's an avid reader and kickboxer – and she's even been known to bust a move!