Today’s podcast is with Christos Shepherd. Fresh out of undergrad, Christos started – and later sold – Air Thalassa, a Greek airline. He went on to help governments and entrepreneurs in Africa to start airlines of their own. And during a stint at JetBlue, he launched award-winning products like Mint, America’s first-ever lie-flat experience.

Born in Jamaica but given a Greek name, raised in London but now living in New York, married to a Nigerian and learning Chinese (very slowly), Christos’ story spans the world. He fronted his own TV show in China, wrote for The Economist, and last year got an MBA from Stanford.

These days, Christos is co-founder of Campfire, a revolutionary audio app that pays users to ask great questions to their favorite experts, celebrities, and podcasters. Besides eliciting and sharing intimate audio stories, users can donate their earnings to their favorite charities. On Campfire, social media does social good.

Campfire is even better for podcasters. You (and your favorite charities) get paid to answer listeners’ questions. And Campfire’s Silicon Valley technology eliminates trolls and repetitive questions, so that engaging with your audience becomes a breeze. All this in one world-changing app.

We discuss:

  • What Campfire is and why it matters
  • How we can make social media a more positive experience
  • How Silicon Valley businesses can materially improve people’s lives worldwide
  • The benefit of investing in Africa and Africans

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