S5E3 (episode 43): Brian Hooks on Scaling What’s Working to Maximize Impact

In this episode, Brian and Jeffrey discuss how Brian ended up at Stand Together, the several important issues Stand Together is working on, including education, health care, and criminal justice, and much more… why he’s the luckiest guy in the world, and that we must unite with anyone to do right and no one to do wrong.

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Brian Hooks is chairman and CEO of Stand Together, a philanthropic community that works with more than 700 business leaders and philanthropists to empower people to realize their unique potential and help every person rise. Stand Together’s comprehensive approach to addressing the country’s biggest challenges includes support for more than 1,000 professors at over 300 universities, tens of thousands of K-12 teachers, more than 300 community-based organizations addressing persistent poverty, and millions of grassroots activists working to improve public policy. Brian is also president of the Charles Koch Foundation. Previously, he served as executive director and COO of the Mercatus Center at George Mason University, where he led strategy and operations for a growing research, education, and public policy center. He is co-author with Charles Koch of the book, Believe in People: Bottom Up Solutions for a Top Down World, a national bestseller published in November 2020 by St. Martin’s Press. Brian was named to the 2021 TIME100 Next list, featuring leaders who are shaping the future of their fields. Brian serves on the boards of the Mercatus Center, Institute for Humane Studies, Reason Foundation, and the Just Trust. He is a graduate of the University of Michigan and lives in Alexandria, Virginia, with his wife and daughter.

Learn more:

Stand Together

Website – https://standtogether.org/

Foundation – https://standtogetherfoundation.org/

Charles Koch

Foundation – https://charleskochfoundation.org/

Believe in People

Book – Believe in People

Cafe Momentum

Website – https://cafemomentum.org/

The Phoenix

Website – https://thephoenix.org/

Mercatus Center

Website – https://www.mercatus.org/

Recording date: 11/3/22

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