Sol Orwell - Finding Your Tribe

“While givers and takers may have equally large networks, givers are able to produce far more lasting value through their networks, and in ways that might not seem obvious." - Adam Grant, author of 'Give and Take: Why Helping Others Drives Our Success'

What is something you have done for someone lately with no expectation of anything in return? Do you tend to have a predictable reaction to a problematic situation, or do you tend to respond more pragmatically? How do you define vulnerability, and how is it different from authenticity?

Join host Chris Schembra in this week's episode of his podcast series, 7:47 Conversations, as he welcomes entrepreneurial philanthropist, cookie connoisseur, and Editor in Chief of, Sol Orwell, whose natural curiosity about and genuine interest in humanity has provided him with many unique and memorable experiences through the interesting people he has met. Mr. Orwell asks thoughtfully, while reflecting on the opportunities that have presented themselves to him in unexpected ways, "Would I read my own memoirs? Am I writing an interesting chapter in my life?"

A self-proclaimed "digital nomad," who seeks to do good in the world through knowledge sharing and charitable initiatives, such as his annual Cookie Challenge, Mr. Orwell expresses his views on what makes for an interesting conversation, why he prefers pragmatism over idealism, and his deep appreciation for the value of expertise.

Learn about his influences, including Clay Hebert, an inspiring speaker and New York Times bestselling author who has developed a simple framework around 'The Perfect Intro[duction],' and Adam Grant, of the 'Give and Take' principle. Whether you are confidently following a path towards personal fulfillment, or seeking guidance on the subject, this conversation is certain to enlighten and entertain.

In 2015, the 747 Club was founded by Mr. Schembra to create a conversational environment promoting Authenticity ~ Empathy ~ Vulnerability ~ Safety. In sparking dialogue between people from disparate backgrounds and experiences, with different interests and viewpoints, a sense of community is formed within this shared experience, creating real understanding and an acceptance of others. Through this podcast, a wider audience will now learn about the 7:47 Club’s incredibly important mission.

Sharing and growing our community with every listen... the 7:47 Club welcomes you.