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Connecting The Dots With David Gise

Connecting The Dots With David Gise

David Gise is a former personal trainer turned tech and social entrepreneur. As Managing Director of Centre for Social Innovation, David helps nonprofits and social leaders build the right relationships so they can make a serious – and global – impact. Today we explore what he calls connecting the dots, and how his ideas can help entrepreneurs overcome obstacles. He also talks about trusting your instincts, making your ideas tangible, and the real power of collaboration.

We discuss…

  • Why illogical steps can lead to something positive
  • Looking for mutually beneficial opportunities
  • The importance of co-working spaces
  • Why social innovation is always evolving (and what that means for business leaders)

David Gise connects the dots. For the first 18 years of his career, David connected people to healthy lifestyles as a personal trainer and managing partner in a health club. He then turned his attention to the tech world, where he connected new ideas to help solve new (and old) problems, launching four successful technology start-ups. From there, he connected his biggest dots yet – the Centre for Social Innovation in Toronto with his hometown of New York City. By the time David’s done, there will be no more lonely dots – just a web of connections crisscrossing the world.

Learn more about Dave at nyc.socialinnovation.org, LinkedIn and Twitter.












About the author, David Shriner-Cahn

David is the podcast host and community builder behind Smashing the Plateau, an online platform offering resources, accountability, and camaraderie to high-performing professionals who are making the leap from the corporate career track to entrepreneurial business ownership.

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