Impacting a generation through longevity and resilience – with Wayne Wright

Podcast - Wayne Wright - interview

A scientist with a corporate background, Dr. Wayne Wright is the Chairman of Maidstone Warriors Basketball Club – and an interviewee with a passion to help people live with meaning and purpose.

Maidstone Warriors is Kent’s largest all ability youth club catering for girls and boys for children from Yr 4 to 18. In addition they have strong and vibrant men’s teams and a women’s team.

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In this episode Wayne discusses:

  • Avoiding the ‘boom and bust’ two-year cycles which trap many social enterprises
  • How by focusing on one human being means you can support many
  • Why businesses should play a part in shaping society
  • The importance of making a profit and how Maidstone Warriors uses surpluses from some business activities to support impacts
  • What basketball for all means in terms of participation, and why the entry point to basketball with Maidstone
  • Warriors is not-competitive
  • A heart-warming story of the team’s impact
  • Succession planning, building resilience and organisational capacity
  • How to align your passion, skills and purpose

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