Now, Then, Ten

Now, Then, Ten

By Facebook and Founders Forum

Now, Then, Ten explores how the world’s most influential communities – from global movements to Gen Z brands – come to life. Hosts Nicola Mendelsohn, Facebook’s Vice President for Europe, the Middle East and Africa, and Brent Hoberman, Co-Founder and Executive Chairman of Founders Forum, ask the driving forces behind these communities – luminaries in business, technology and culture – to share the secrets of their success. They’ll reveal how they were created, the moments in history that inspired them, and what they’ll look like 10 years from now.

Episodes

The Future of Communities is AR & VR: Andrew ‘Boz’ Bosworth, VP, Facebook Reality Labs

In the final episode of this series, Brent speaks to Boz - Head of VR/AR at Facebook. Boz shares the incredible work he’s implemented at Facebook, including enabling immense user growth (which was 5 million when he first started, and managed to double), as well as the creation of Facebook Reality Labs, where he drives all of Facebook’s efforts in augmented reality, and virtual reality.  Having joined Mark Zuckerberg at Facebook in 2006, Boz created the News Feed and many anti-abuse systems, and led the integration of the Facebook Messages and Chat products. Building community at the heart of what he does, makes an interesting discussion for how he perceives the role AR and VR will make in the future Sign up to Facebook Curated, the monthly leadership newsletter for stories on the people, brands and ideas shaping business and culture: Sign up to Facebook Curated, the monthly leadership newsletter for stories on the people, brands and ideas shaping business and culture: https://bit.ly/37tFNMtNow, Then, Ten is brought to you in collaboration with Facebook & Founders Forum. Want to hear more from our hosts? Find Nicola & Brent on LinkedIn & follow @FoundersForum for more on podcast content.
05/05/2135m 24s

The Value of Diverse Perspectives: June Sarpong OBE - Director of Creative Diversity, BBC

Brent’s guest on Now, Then, Ten this week is veteran presenter June Sarpong OBE, who is also the BBC’s first Director of Creative Diversity. June discusses the work she's doing to make the public broadcaster a community that represents everyone, the role diverse thinking plays in pushing creative boundaries, and why – after experiencing discrimination herself as a young presenter – she’s proud to be spearheading real change. Plus, she shares some highlights from her illustrious career in front of the camera, which has seen her interview everyone from Nelson Mandela to the Spice Girls.Sign up to Facebook Curated, the monthly leadership newsletter for stories on the people, brands and ideas shaping business and culture: https://bit.ly/37tFNMtNow, Then, Ten is brought to you in collaboration with Facebook & Founders Forum. Want to hear more from our hosts? Find Nicola & Brent on LinkedIn & follow @FoundersForum for more on podcast content.
28/04/2130m 16s

Fostering Allyship and Equity: Vernā Myers, VP, Inclusion Strategy at Netflix and D&I expert

This week, Nicola meets Netflix’s Vernã Myers, who has over 20 years’ experience helping organisations remove barriers for underrepresented communities. Vernã tells Nicola how Martin Luther King’s assassination set her on the path to redressing inequalities in society when she was just seven years old, why she’s helping Netflix create more complex stories, and how we can all become active participants in countering bias.Sign up to Facebook Curated, the monthly leadership newsletter for stories on the people, brands and ideas shaping business and culture: https://bit.ly/37tFNMtNow, Then, Ten is brought to you in collaboration with Facebook & Founders Forum. Want to hear more from our hosts? Find Nicola & Brent on LinkedIn & follow @FoundersForum for more on podcast content.
21/04/2130m 39s

Serving Underserved Communities: Ric Lewis, Tristan Capital Partners and The Black Heart Foundation

In today’s episode Brent welcomes founding partner of Tristan Capital Partners and avid philanthropist Ric Lewis to Now, Then, Ten. Named “most influential Black Briton” by the Powerlist, Ric tells Brent about using his influence for good in providing invaluable opportunities for underrepresented communities through initiatives such as The Black Heart Foundation. Ric also shares his insights on how organisations can tackle racial inequality head on and the steps business leaders should take to ‘equal the playing field’.Sign up to Facebook Curated, the monthly leadership newsletter for stories on the people, brands and ideas shaping business and culture: https://bit.ly/37tFNMtNow, Then, Ten is brought to you in collaboration with Facebook & Founders Forum. Want to hear more from our hosts? Find Nicola & Brent on LinkedIn & follow @FoundersForum for more on podcast content.
14/04/2129m 37s

The European Start-Up Community: Luciana Lixandru, Sequoia Capital

In today's episode of Now, Then, Ten, Brent welcomes Luciana Lixandru to the podcast, who was newly appointed to be the first European partner at the world-class venture capital firm Sequoia Capital in 2020. Sequoia Capital has backed some of the top community-driven companies such as Airbnb, Uber, YouTube, Reddit, and Instagram. Described by the firm as "one of the brightest rising stars in the European VC ecosystem", Luciana shares what's important when it comes to the founder/investor relationship, what she’s most excited about in the European ecosystem and why she's passionate about building partnerships with brands that have longevity.
Sign up to Facebook Curated, the monthly leadership newsletter for stories on the people, brands and ideas shaping business and culture: https://bit.ly/37tFNMtNow, Then, Ten is brought to you in collaboration with Facebook & Founders Forum. Want to hear more from our hosts? Find Nicola & Brent on LinkedIn & follow @FoundersForum for more on podcast content.
07/04/2125m 5s

EdTech and the Ocean: Johan Brand, Founder of Kahoot!, We Are Human and EntrepreneurShipOne

In this week’s episode of Now, Then, Ten, Nicola talks to the Norwegian founder about his passion for “values-based entrepreneurship” – including his biggest success story, Kahoot!. Johan reveals how Kahoot! cracked America from its Oslo HQ and discusses his obsession with the Blue economy, his floating classroom and the movie that inspired it.Sign up to Facebook Curated, the monthly leadership newsletter for stories on the people, brands and ideas shaping business and culture: https://bit.ly/37tFNMtNow, Then, Ten is brought to you in collaboration with Facebook & Founders Forum. Want to hear more from our hosts? Find Nicola & Brent on LinkedIn & follow @FoundersForum for more on podcast content.
17/03/2131m 46s

How Communities Shape Brands: Marcia Kilgore, serial entrepreneur - founder of Bliss, Beauty Pie, Soap & Glory, Fitflop and Soaper Duper

To mark International Women's Day this week, Nicola speaks to a female entrepreneur who Oprah has called one of the most inspiring people she’s met. In an episode jam-packed with business advice, Marcia Kilgore tells Nicola Mendelsohn about launching her first company in her studio apartment, its multi-million-dollar acquisition five years later, and disrupting the beauty industry yet again with her most recent start-up, Beauty Pie. She also explains why community has been instrumental to every brand she’s built, reveals her most important business relationship – and shares some of the mistakes she’s made during her career.Sign up to Facebook Curated, the monthly leadership newsletter for stories on the people, brands and ideas shaping business and culture: https://bit.ly/37tFNMtNow, Then, Ten is brought to you in collaboration with Facebook & Founders Forum. Want to hear more from our hosts? Find Nicola & Brent on LinkedIn & follow @FoundersForum for more on podcast content.
10/03/2129m 45s

Movies, Movements, & Missions: Richard Curtis CBE, Award-winning screenwriter, producer and co-founder of Comic Relief, Project Everyone, Make My Money Matter

In this week’s episode of Now, Then, Ten, Nicola speaks to Richard Curtis CBE, the visionary behind some of the biggest films of the last decades, including Four Weddings and a Funeral, Love Actually, and Yesterday. But as a founding member at organisations like Comic Relief, Make Poverty History and Make My Money Matter, Nicola is most fascinated with Richard's experience of rallying communities to help make the world a better and fairer place. How does Richard use the art of storytelling to help educate and move people enough to take action? What can we all be doing to champion social responsibility in business? And why is Richard hopeful for the ‘activist generation'?For more information about how to get involved with Red Nose Day 2021, please follow this link.Sign up to Facebook Curated, the monthly leadership newsletter for stories on the people, brands and ideas shaping business and culture: https://bit.ly/37tFNMtNow, Then, Ten is brought to you in collaboration with Facebook & Founders Forum. Want to hear more from our hosts? Find Nicola & Brent on LinkedIn & follow @FoundersForum for more on podcast content.
03/03/2128m 17s

Cultivating a Community with Purpose: Scott Harrison, founder and CEO, Charity: Water

In episode two of Now, Then, Ten, Brent Hoberman discovers how a nightclub promoter and self-confessed “bozo” became a man on a mission to bring clean water to the world – and disrupted the charity sector in the process. Scott Harrison reveals why radical transparency, rewarding employees and being first with technology has helped Charity: Water transform the lives of 12 million people, and he shares where the organisation is headed next.Sign up to Facebook Curated, the monthly leadership newsletter for stories on the people, brands and ideas shaping business and culture: https://bit.ly/37tFNMtNow, Then, Ten is brought to you in collaboration with Facebook & Founders Forum. Want to hear more from our hosts? Find Nicola & Brent on LinkedIn & follow @FoundersForum for more on podcast content.
24/02/2125m 22s

Building a Community for Gen Z: Maria Raga, CEO, Depop

How did a shopping app evolve into a creative community? And what impact are its 26 million-and-counting users – 90% of whom are under 26 years old – having on the fashion industry as a whole? In the first episode of Now, Then, Ten, Maria Raga shares the secrets of Gen Z’s go-to resale brand with Nicola Mendelsohn, reveals the pivotal moments that led her to the role, and talks candidly about the lessons she’s learned along the way. Sign up to Facebook Curated’s monthly newsletter for stories on the people, brands and ideas shaping business and culture: https://www.facebook.com/business/m/facebookcurated-newsletterNow, Then, Ten - in collaboration with Facebook & Founders Forum. Want to hear more from our hosts? Follow @Nicola Mendelsohn and @Brent Hoberman.
17/02/2126m 21s

Introducing Now, Then, Ten

Now, Then, Ten explores how the world’s most influential communities – from global movements to Gen Z brands – come to life. Hosts Nicola Mendelsohn, Facebook’s Vice President for Europe, the Middle East and Africa, and Brent Hoberman, Co-Founder and Executive Chairman of Founders Forum, ask the driving forces behind these communities – luminaries in business, technology and culture – to share the secrets of their success. They’ll reveal how they were created, the moments in history that inspired them, and what they’ll look like 10 years from now.
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