Manage episode 180700638 series 1392750
With a background in both marketing and the military, Australian native Adam Garone's career took a left turn in 2003 when his brother challenged him to grow out a mustache. The two wondered if they could bring the mustache back in vogue and, in the process, both raise awareness for men's health, and fundraise for prostate cancer research. Thus began the Movember movement.
The Movember challenge is simple: men begin November 1st clean shaven and, for the next 30 days, grow out their mustaches while seeking out sponsorship for their efforts. The proceeds go to the Prostate Cancer Foundation as well as Livestrong. In 2011, Movember raised $126 million in 14 countries.
As Movember’s CEO from the start, Adam built the company into one of the most innovative and impactful charities created this millennium, changing the face (both literally and figuratively) of men's health, and in the process, creating a cult brand that inspired a global movement.
As part of an IVY Ideas Night at Movember’s LA office, Adam shared his incredible story with IVY’s Sarah Zapp, and showed IVY members how to draw on their passion and resilience to overcome even the toughest obstacles and make a difference in the world.
Please enjoy our conversation with Adam Garone. And remember to visit IVY.com to enjoy access to a lifetime of learning, growth, and impact through in-person collaborations with world-class leaders, thinkers, and institutions.
This episode of the IVY Podcast is brought to you by Eight, maker of the Eight Smart Bed.
The Eight Smart Bed is a four layer high-density foam mattress paired with a smart cover that goes on the mattress just like a fitted sheet.
This nearly invisible technology layer has multiple sensors that measure the quality of your sleep and deliver a daily sleep report each morning through the Eight app. The Eight cover also has a bed warming feature that warms each side of the bed individually to accommodate different sleeping temperatures. And Eight connects to almost any wifi enabled device in your house.
Coffee makers, blinds, smart lights, did we mention bed warming?
IVY Podcast listeners get $100 off any mattress purchase by entering the promo code IVY at checkout — visit www.eightsleep.com/ivy to start sleeping smarter today!
88 episodes available. A new episode about every 3 days averaging 39 mins duration .