Superpowers for Good is for you if you are or aspire to be a changemaker. What is a changemaker? If you are working to make the world a better place, you are one.
Some changemakers lead nonprofits, others invest capital as impact investors (in large or small amounts) while others are social entrepreneurs, activists, volunteers or educators. If you want to change the world, you’re in the right place.
I’m Devin Thorpe, a bestselling author who calls himself a champion of social good. I travel extensively as a volunteer doing service, as a new-media journalist finding heroes and as a speaker sharing what I’ve learned. As a Forbes Contributor, I covered social entrepreneurship and impact investing, reaching an audience of over 2 million people. I’ve produced over 1,200 episodes of my podcast featuring luminary change agents, including Bill Gates. My books—read over 1 million times—help people do more good. I’ve has helped nonprofits raise millions of dollars via crowdfunding. In all this, I draw on my experience as an investment banker, CFO, treasurer and U.S. Senate staffer. I earned an MBA at Cornell. Frequently finding myself on airplanes, I’m glad to be middle-seat-sized.
What You’ll Learn
You’ll learn about the work other changemakers are doing and the leadership skills they use to do it. Those superpowers translate well from one discipline to another. Empathy, patience and optimism are just as important for investors as for educators. Whether your focus is eradicating poverty, improving global health or reversing climate change, you’ll find valuable insights here that will help you accomplish your goals.
How and When You’ll Get Content
Each week, I send out three newsletters via email. On Tuesday and Thursday, I send out podcast episodes with thoughtful write-ups about the inspiring changemakers who join me. The write-up hits your inbox with the YouTube video and the audio file. You can also subscribe to the podcast on your favorite platform: iTunes, Spotify, Stitcher, Tune In, Google Podcasts or YouTube.
Each episode features an in-depth discussion about the work our guest is doing, followed by a discussion of their superpowers and how those strengths impact the work they’re doing. Finally, we talk about how everyone can develop the same strength.
On Wednesday, I send out a written post about a topic or issue that relates to changemaking. These posts range from heartfelt to informative. A typical post is under 1,000 words, making it a quick read.
Over the years, I’ve posted thousands of articles about changemakers, and over 1,000 episodes of the podcast. You can find them all here on Substack. Just browse or search at superpowers4good.com.
Changing the world is hard. You don’t need more homework to do. I get that. You do want to be inspired. You want to feel like you are not alone in your efforts to solve the world’s big problems. You aren’t alone; if you subscribe you’ll be reminded regularly that you are part of a global team of changemakers who are making progress.
There’s another reason to subscribe. Superpowers for Good is a reader-supported publication. If you’d like me to keep writing and podcasting, please consider becoming a paying subscriber. Free subscribers get all the same content for free, but we do have some double-top-secret rewards for the paying subscribers.