Here is the new trailer for Season Two of Anything is Possible, which launches on Monday, 22 February 2021.
What started as an idea to interview a handful of people has now turned into a global citizen movement of authentic stories and powerful inspiration and knowledge.
Watch my new video from Dubai. Having been here for the last few months, I have met many inspiring, authentic individuals and have created long-lasting friendships. This place has reaffirmed that dreams are not just dreams; you can make anything into your reality with the right mindset and determination.
Patrick Tsang interviews Adam Cheyer, founding member of Apple's Siri, Change.org, Viv Labs, and Sentient. From growing up in Massachusetts, graduating from UCLA's School of Engineering with a master's degree, to successfully founding multiple startups, Adam has gained many lessons and remarkable experiences to share. As an award-winning magician, Adam speaks about the connection between his love for magic, entrepreneurship, and inventing. Before selling Siri to Apple, Adam was the Chief Architect of CALO/PAL, the U.S. government's largest funded AI project. From there, Adam created and co-founded Siri, the virtual assistant that revolutionized and differentiated Apple. He shares how Siri started as its own app and, through persuasion from Steve Jobs to sell, became today's phenomenon. During his work with Apple, Adam reminiscences over memories he had working with Steve Jobs and the impact. Moreover, he talks about founding Change.org, the world's largest petition platform, and how the process was carried out. Additionally, Adam explains developing Viv Labs, a personal assistant software, sold to Samsung. In addition, Adam has authored more than 60 publications and 38 patents.
Patrick Tsang interviews Courtney Fingar, editor-in-chief of Investment Monitor, with over 20 years of experience in journalism. Courtney goes in-depth about her childhood and influencing factors as a young woman guiding her towards journalism. She expands on opportunities and working abroad in London following university. Before her work in Investment Monitor, Courtney was the head of content for Financial Times fDi Magazine in its associated data division fDi Intelligence. Throughout her career in journalism, she had opportunities to interview political and business leaders and cover business stories in over 80 countries. She shares lessons and insight gained from her memorable experience in on-the-ground reporting in Iraq. She is also a popular panelist, moderator, and keynote speaker at worldwide economic and investment events. As well, she has appeared on television and radio in many countries. As a strong female figure in journalism, Courtney is passionate about mentoring young women and is a strong female leader to learn from.
Patrick Tsang interviews Nick Watson, founder of Team AngelWolf, a non profit foundation in Dubai created to encourage inclusion of people with disabilities and for society to embrace their own health. Nick speaks about his upbringing in sports and doing races, and how this influenced his work. With a passion to help people, Nick has worked in sports therapy and personal training. The journey to Team AngelWolf began when Nick and his wife had their son, Rio. At 6 months old, Rio had seizures and after a few years, he was diagnosed with a rare chromosome condition which makes simple movements a challenge. Additionally, Nick shares how a health scare he had motivated him to do an Ironman triathlon. After this experience, Nick discovered the impact of inclusive racing and did a race with his son, Rio, and they have participated in hundreds of races since with the entire family joining, as well. This led to Nick and his wife starting Team AngelWolf in 2016. As a father of 2 children, Nick speaks about the importance and influence his family has on the business. He provides lessons he learned from his work and advice to parents and leaders. In addition to his work in Team AngelWolf and as a father, Nick is an ex-Royal Marine and an inspirational speaker.
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Patrick Tsang interviews Marcus Smith, entrepreneur, extreme athlete & coach, and motivational speaker. Marcus shares lessons gained from his childhood experiences of going to boarding school and navigating differences in cultures. When growing up, Marcus was in an active environment and was surrounded by sports. This led to his work in the sporting goods industry in Adidas and Nike prior to starting his own business in Dubai, Innerfight, a health and performance company founded in 2008. Marcus speaks about how his passion of “making people better at life” and inspiration from attending a sales training event pushed him to be an entrepreneur. Marcus expands on Innerfight’s slogan “Show no weakness” and the inspirational meaning behind it. From facing a life-changing and near-death experience in 2018, Marcus used this event to help him in coaching at Innerfight. As a believer in mental and physical challenges, Marcus has completed numerous challenges and marathons. In addition, Marcus is a former professional rugby player.
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Watch my interview with John D'Agostino, CEO of Dagger Consulting LLC, and lecturer at Columbia University. He said something very crucial in his interview. If you are not passionate about your work, someone with less intellectual horsepower will outwork and outperform you every day of the week.
Patrick Tsang interviews Caleb Carr, President and CEO of Vita Inclinata Technologies, a company that works to develop new technology for Rescue Helicopters and Construction Cranes. His achievements in Vita Inclinata Technologies include being in Forbes 30 under 30 for the Manufacturing and Industry category, Titan 100 CEO winner, Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year for the Desert Mountain Region, and opening the bell at NASDAQ. In this interview, Caleb shares his life-changing events as a search and rescue tech and how they inspired the start of Vita Inclinata Technologies. Caleb attended law school while starting Vita Inclinata, which has challenged work-life balance and Caleb shares his advice to young entrepreneurs. Caleb is a Litigator in The Unemployment Law Project, which provides low-cost representation and free advice and counsel to people in Washington State who have been denied unemployment benefits or whose award of benefits is being challenged. Caleb is also an Assistant Professor at the University of Colorado Denver, where he is responsible for teaching graduate and undergraduate level business courses in innovation, start-up development, business law and entrepreneurship. He is the Chairman Of The Board Of Directors for The Ideation Foundation and is responsible for all activities such as fundraising, programming, international and national relations, media relations, and donor support. In addition to his work, Caleb is a Volunteer Firefighter for the Bennett-Watkins Fire Rescue. Find out more about Caleb Carr: https://vitatech.co https://www.instagram.com/carrmedic/
If you have been following my interviews from the Ritossa Family Office Summit, you know I have interviewed many leaders who have unique perspectives and knowledge to share. Here is my conversation with Her Royal Highness Queen of the Bakwa Indu at Kasai Democratic Republic of Congo, Queen Diambi Kabatusuila Tshiyoyo Muata. Her words to others are encouraging, "you will fall, but you need to rise again and keep going."
Another inspiring conversation during my time in Dubai. Meet Francesco Lombardo FEA, Managing Director of Veritage Family Office. Francesco reminds us of humanness and living our lives based on expression and the power to say no or yes.
Patrick Tsang interviews Dr. Sarra Lajnef, the first Tunisian Female Swimmer to qualify for the Olympics, rower, triathlete, and entrepreneur. As a 2012 Tunisian Olympic Swimmer, Sarra fell in love with swimming at a very young age. At 15, she left her family to train professionally in France. She has won multiple championships ranging from French Junior, Arab, Mediterranean, American, and African. Between 2016 to 2018, Sarra started rowing for a UAE local club, Al Hamriya Sports and cultural club. She won the Tunisian coastal rowing championships two years in a row, UAE National champion in all categories, single, double, quad, mix double and mix quad for two seasons in a row, and qualified for the coastal rowing world championships in 2017. At the end of 2018, Sarra decided to try triathlons and won multiple titles, medals, and trophies in the UAE and outside. In addition to her athletic success, Sarra holds a Bachelor's degree in Political Sciences from the University of Florida, a Master's degree in International Business from the University of Wollongong, and a Doctorate in Sports Management from the European International University Paris. During her years as an international relations officer at the UAE Swimming Federation, in 2014, she helped build and WIN the bidding file for the UAE to host the 2020 Swimming World Championships in Abu Dhabi and was among the team that presented it to the International Swimming Federation FINA. In June 2019, her company, SL Sports Services, was born, offering consultancy to further develop the MEA sports industry by introducing western knowledge, expertise, and products.
My next guest and I have something in common; we were both once lawyers. After almost 21 years of practicing law, Jimmy Nguyen took a leap of faith and left his career in law to pursue a career in blockchain and now is currently the Founding President of the Bitcoin Association, a Switzerland-based global industry organization that works to advance business on the Bitcoin SV blockchain.
Another interview from the 14th Ritossa Family Office Summit in Dubai featuring Tabitha Ponte, Founder and CEO of Ponte Health Global Corp. Tabitha shares her goal of helping to expand the healing community and shares with young entrepreneurs that they must think about legacy and not just profits.
Patrick Tsang interviews Diana Hamade, founder of Diana Hamade Attorneys at Law, a boutique law firm awarded the law firm of 2020 by LexisNexis. In this interview, Diana shares her story of a young child moving from Lebanon to the UAE, her decision to pursue law, her advocacy through the law, and representing career women in the UAE. Diana also has a love for fashion and has been featured in Vogue Arabia, and Harpers Bazaar Arabia. As the Founder and Managing Partner of her boutique law firm, Diana Hamade is ranked in Band 1 of Chambers HNW Private Wealth Law in the United Arab Emirates. As a family lawyer and succession planning practitioner with expertise in Sharia she has become a recognized and well-reputed practitioner, especially concerning Family Business succession planning and Governance in the region. Diana is a member of the International Bar Association and the Vice-Chair of the Arab Regional Forum of the IBA. She is also a member of STEP Arabia and is on the board of the Special Interest Group of International HNW clients of STEP. She is also a member of the International Academy of Family Lawyers and a member of the Emirates Lawyers Association in the UAE.
Some inspiring words from Michael J. Prest, the Chief Executive Officer at Bank Of Nevis International Limited.. As someone who has tremendous experience as a strategic investor and a strong track record of growing successful businesses, he knows a thing or two about living with passion and wanting to change people's lives.
Earlier this month, I shared the stage with Nick Spanos, Bitcoin Pioneer, during a keynote panel at the Ritossa Family Office Summit in Dubai. Watch my conversation with Nick as he shares his personal experience with Covid-19, his entrepreneurial journey, and his role in the early adoption of bitcoin. Something Nick said that stood out to me is, "Every time you change your environment, You have a new life."
Patrick Tsang interviews Daniel Van Dooren, Co-Founder and Chief Operations Officer at Surf House Dubai. The Surf House Dubai was born in October 2005 and is now home to over 3000 members of like-minded people with respect for the ocean and love for the sport. The Surf House continues to be the pioneers in everything surfing and stand-up paddle in the region. Raised in the middle east, Daniel grew up on the beach, enjoying water sports with his siblings. He lives off the positive energy of the ocean, and going for a swim every morning is part of his daily rituals. He wants to share this energy with other people and believes anyone can be out on the water, regardless of age.
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Anything is Possible series from Sir Anthony Ritossa's 14th Global Family Office Investment Summit in Dubai. I spoke with Alfonso Cahero, Chairman & Founder at Cahero Holding, a portfolio of companies within construction, real estate development, and logistics with a presence in the Middle East, Europe, and America. Alfonso believes that young entrepreneurs need to FOCUS on executing their ideas and ventures; the focus is what gets you across the line.
Anything is Possible series from Sir Anthony Ritossa's 14th Global Family Office Investment Summit in Dubai. Through conversations, we can learn and share ideas. Here is my chat with Sidney Wheatley, Chief Investment Officer of the Private Office of H.H. Sheikh Mohamed bin Salman bin Abdulla bin Hamad Al-Khalifa. Sidney shares how he adapted to the Covid-19 Pandemic and his belief that you have to manifest your success; no one else will make it happen for you.
Patrick Tsang interviews Wolfgang Hohmann, better known as Wolfi, the owner & CEO of Wolfi’s Bike Shop in the UAE. Wolfi speaks about his upbringing in southwest Germany, in the Black Forest, and taking a chance to start a new business in Dubai against all odds, which then helped push the trend of cycling in Dubai and the UAE. His drive to grow cycling in all its forms is paralleled by the city he has chosen to call home in the Middle East, located on the renowned Sheikh Zayed Road and with a showroom space of 3500 square feet. The Dubai shop was established in 2002, though the company has been in the bike business since 1989. The first Wolfi’s Bike Shop is located in Heitersheim, close to Freiburg in Breisgau, Germany.
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Patrick Tsang interviews the co-founders of CTZN Cosmetics, three sisters Aleena, Aleezeh and Naseeha Khan. CTZN Cosmetics is a new-age makeup brand founded by the Khan sisters identifying themselves as third-culture kids, with their diverse backgrounds of being born in the U.S. raised in the U.A.E. with Pakistani ethnicity. Aleena, Aleezeh, and Naseeha are currently based between London and Dubai. The CTZN story came to fruition when founders Aleena, Aleezeh, and Naseeha went shopping for cosmetics at a major beauty retailer and realized that not a single model in mainstream beauty campaigns looked like, better yet, represented them. Models with ‘middle brown’ skin tones were hardly ever Southeast Asian or Middle Eastern. Beauty campaigns aside, the same issues were prevalent in beauty brands' product formulations, where certain skin tones and undertones are often not considered. The CTZN founders soon realized that many of their friends of color felt the same way about their demographics being underrepresented in industries such as beauty and fashion. The conversation then evolved when Aleena, Aleezeh, and Naseeha noticed that the beauty industry's lack of diversity spans way beyond skin tones and gender. The male demographic is often unacknowledged in the cosmetics industry despite being a significant percentage. The mission became clear to the founders: to truly be an inclusive makeup brand, CTZN Cosmetics needed to be genderless, catering to all skin tones. CTZN Cosmetics is also proudly 100% vegetarian, cruelty-free, paraben-free, and talc-free.
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Patrick Tsang interviews Radha Bhandari, People Connector & Strategic Relationship Expert, Founder and Managing Director of R+B Strategic Management. Radha shares her life story of a young girl living in the Bahamas to moving to New York and settling in Dubai. She shares her story of navigating new cultures, connecting with others, and starting her role as an entrepreneur with her boutique advisory. A humanitarian above all else, Radha is driven by the versatility of human connections. From this, she has developed an intuitive ability to help clients realize and recreate the perfect personal & professional environment to flourish. Her own past experiences have allowed her to connect the dots and bridge the gaps with effortless ease. Her diverse cultural backgrounds have taught her to embrace the challenges of new beginnings in her own life and seek pragmatic, peaceable solutions that benefit everyone involved. As an established fundraiser in the MENA region - with 22 years of experience working at Top Tier Investment Managers based in New York and Dubai - Radha has advised Startups and VC firms on business and marketing strategy. From 2006 to 2016, she was responsible for the fundraising and business development initiatives of Family Offices, Financial Intermediaries, and Institutions in the Middle East, Africa and the Asian sub-continent. Radha holds an M.B.A in International Business from The Zicklin School of Business (Baruch College, NY) and B.A in Economics from Rutgers University in New Jersey.
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Patrick Tsang interviews Dr. Debbie Stanford-Kristiansen, 2020 Most Inspirational Woman in Entertainment Middle East- Female CEO of the Year. As the former CEO of Novo Cinemas and a global leader, Debbie is an advocate for leadership and mentorship. She brings over 30 years of collective experience in Tourism, Entertainment, Destination Marketing, Event Management, and Events experience gained at such companies as Regent Exhibitions – IMEX Frankfurt; she served as Vice President for Global Sales from 2001 until 2005. In 2005, Debbie joined Bahrain International Exhibition & Convention Centre and earned Chief Executive Officer's post. Her career began as an Organising Executive for EIBTM; a MICE business tourism exhibition in Geneva, Switzerland, at 21.
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Patrick Tsang interviews Yagub Alserkal, the founder and CEO of YAS Investments; Yagub heads an investment and advisory firm serving regional startups and the family groups in the UAE. He is also the Co-Founder and Managing Director of Spartech Ventures. Yagub shares his life insights, the definition of success, and perseverance through his journey of becoming an entrepreneur and investing in startups. From his time in the national Army to studying in Australia, Yagub represents what it means to be a global citizen. He has over a decade of experience in private equity and investment banking across top-tier global firms. Yagub, with over ten years of industry experience, has achieved and exceeded the financial goals of every undertaking he’s been a part of. In 2018, he also founded a VAT advisory firm, Themaar Group, of which he is currently a board member.
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Patrick Tsang interviews David Boehm, the Co-Founder and Chairman of The Hub Children and Youth Centre, Vice-Chairman of the Childline Thailand Foundation, Co-Founder of Shwe Ya Min Foundation, and Director of Epilepsy Action Australia. He is also CEO of Miskawaan Health Group, a holistic healthcare services organization. Listen to David talk about his childhood growing in up Australia, his first overseas working experience, his love for connecting with people, and his passion for helping underprivileged children live a better life. He has extensive experience in natural resources, property, and hospitality (all based in S.E. Asia) and the business of thoroughbred horse racing (Hong Kong, Singapore, and Australasia). He is a Certified Public Accountant (Hong Kong) and Chartered Accountant (Australia), based in Hong Kong for over 30 years.
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Patrick Tsang interviews Simone Heng, a human connection speaker. Simone shares her journey as media personnel, public speaker, and growing up in Australia with immigrant parents. She shares her courageous adventure of moving to Singapore with $500 to her name in 2005 to start her career in media and her achievement of representing Virgin Radio in Dubai. Simone shares the value of human connection through her relationship with her Mother, who has a rare degenerative disease.
Patrick Tsang interviews Jaeson Ma, a media executive, artist, investor, and serial entrepreneur. He is the founder and partner of multiple companies focused on accessing the Asian market through entertainment, media, and technology. In this interview, Jaeson speaks about his childhood as a troubled youth, finding faith, being mentored by MC Hammer, and his role in bridging cultural gaps through arts and media. He also shares the story of putting together the Mike Tyson VS. Roy Jones Jr fight on Triller. Jaeson is one of the leading financiers to companies, institutions, and individuals investing in Asian media and Hollywood entertainment.
Patrick Tsang interviews Simon Squibb, a serial entrepreneur, angel investor, motivational speaker, and mentor. From homeless at 15 years old to starting his first business. Simon shares his personal stories between learning the value of happiness and the definition of success. He has started 18 businesses, invested in over 60, and has mentored hundreds of founders. Having sold his award-winning insight-driven branding and digital agency, Fluid, to PwC, Simon focuses on inspiring, motivating, and guiding both budding and experienced entrepreneurs by sharing his personal experiences, insights, ideas, and tips on his website simonsquibb.com and through his social channels.
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