Big Bets: A Practical Guide to Changing the World

The Next Big Idea | 1 February 2024 | 0h 54m | Listen Later | Podcasts | Spotify
Interview with Rajiv Shah about his book Big Bets: How Large-Scale Change Really Happens. Discusses his life and work: working for the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation running a global vaccination program that immunized 900 million children and saved 16 million lives; administering the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), managing a $20 billion budget, overseeing a staff of 10,000, and leading the U.S. response to global humanitarian crises; as president of the Rockefeller Foundation finding innovative solutions to mitigate climate change and end energy poverty. Shares his methodology for creating large-scale change and making the world a better place with a big bet mentality: setting profound, seemingly unachievable goals and believing they are achievable.

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