The A-Z Podcasts #4: Awards bashes and bullsh*t detectors

D is for Don't believe the hype. Founder of Fair Finance Faisel Rahman OBE joins Liam Black in the recording studio to discuss the PR culture that has developed around social entrepreneurship and the numerous awards bashes and accolades dedicated to social enterprise stars. 

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About this A-Z podcast

Faisel Rahman is the founder of Fair Finance – an organisation that is working to revolutionise financial services in order to make them more accessible for people living in poverty. It has built a customer base of 12,000.

When it comes to social entrepreneurship awards and accolades, Faisel is no stranger. He is an Ashoka Fellow, has been awarded an OBE and been named a World Economic Forum Young Global Leader – but what does all this really mean and how does he make sure that he keeps his feet firmly on the ground?

Faisel talks to Liam Black about developing a pretty good bullshit detector and understanding that, while it is important that the work of social entrepreneurs is celebrated and that sector events provide unparalelled networking opportunities, you're more likely to find him behind his desk in East London or face-to-face with a customer than at a fancy dinner or star studded awards ceremony.


The Social Entrepreneur's A-Z with foreword by Nobel Laureate Muhammed Yunus and illustrations by Spike Gerrell is available to order here.