The Great Simplification #115– Patrick Knodel: “Question Everything – Towards Cooperation & Change”

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The Great Simplification

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Date of Publication: March 20

Year of Publication: 2024

Publisher: The Great Simplification

Author(s): Nate Hagens

In this episode, Nate is joined by impact investor Patrick Knodel to discuss how philanthropy and non-profit work might make positive change beyond the superficial level. The power of understanding the values and lived realities of other cultures is often overlooked but is central to finding meaningful interventions and support. Through connecting with people across the globe, Patrick has a deep sense of how to create projects that span beyond single issues and support the autonomy of communities while preserving the land they inhabit. What does it mean to constantly learn and question what you think you know – and why is it important? Is it possible to change the system from within, shifting away from growth and power paradigms perpetuated by our current institutions? How can we develop worldviews that transcend mainstream narratives and work towards true awareness of the big picture around us?

About Patrick Knodel

Patrick Knodel is the CEO of the Knodel Foundation, an impact investing firm focusing on projects that increase sustainability and autonomy for the Global South. He also directs the investments for purpose-driven and impactful startups through PANDION INNOVATION for IMPACT GmbH. Patrick has a background in economics and entrepreneurship, but his worldview and drive for non-profit projects have been shaped through his travels. Through all of his work, he listens, learns, and tries to influence people regarding issues around wealth, war, and humanity.

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