When the goal is going out of business

Friday May 22, 2020

With Nick Black, co-founder and chairman of Stop Soldier Suicide; CEO and founder of GoodUnited; MBA alumnus of Kenan-Flagler Business School

Army veteran Nick Black’s entrepreneurial journey began when he moved into live combat just seven days into his first deployment. He learned to be part of a team and accomplish what seemed impossible. But after losing many friends and fellow service members to suicide over time – more than were lost to the enemy – he founded the nonprofit Stop Soldier Suicide to get service members the support they need. Black discusses how Stop Soldier Suicide thinks about its exit strategy: to find a solution so that the organization no longer needs to exist. Hear his perspectives on learning through failure, the difference between helping and solving, and why he launched a new venture called GoodUnited that allows other nonprofits to create meaningful experiences for every donor.

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On the Heels of Innovation explores the perspectives, insights and journeys of innovators & entrepreneurs who combined creative thinking and hard work to go beyond the expected. The podcast is powered by the Entrepreneurs Genome Project, which consists of research conducted by the Entrepreneurs Lab class taught by Ted Zoller, T.W. Lewis Clinical Professor and director of the Entrepreneurship Center at the UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School.