Episode 13

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31st Aug 2020

Now to Next with Nick Nanton Feat. Magnus MacFarlane-Barrow

Magnus MacFarlane-Barrow is the founder and CEO of Mary’s Meals — a global hunger charity that provides a daily meal in a place of education for more than 1.6 million of the world’s poorest children per day. Host Nick Nanton and Magnus discuss his second book — "Give: Charity and the Art of Living Generously,” how any genuine act of charity will always involve a risk, and learning from the people he was trying to help. Magnus also talks about founding Scottish International Relief, empowering communities to volunteer their own time to cook and grow food, and how his original business model has been replicated across 19 countries. 

Timestamps:

  • 2:39: Magnus began his career as a salmon farmer
  • 3:26: What Magnus saw on TV that altered his course
  • 5:40: Magnus’ first trip as a child to Bosnia
  • 8:00: Words of encouragement for those taking a challenge 
  • 12:00: What happened when Magnus came back from Bosnia
  • 21:03: Overcoming the risk of celebrity to focus on the mission
  • 25:31: The reason for feeding children at places of education 
  • 28:42: How are 1.6 million children fed per day?
  • 32:10: What does Magnus say to those that mistrust charities?
  • 35:32: Magnus’ latest documentary featuring Gerard Butler
  • 38:51: An impactful passage from Magnus’ book
  • 40:24: Learn more about Magnus

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Now to Next with Nick Nanton
On Now to Next, Nick Nanton sits down with specialists from all walks of life to discuss what’s happening right now in their prospective field, and where the future lies for a positive tomorrow.
Fifteen-time Emmy Award Winning Director/Producer, Nick Nanton, has become known for telling stories that connect. Why? Because he focuses on the most fascinating subject in the world: PEOPLE. As co-founder of the largest personal branding agency in the world, DNA: The Dicks + Nanton Celebrity Branding Agency®, representing more than 3000 clients in 60 countries around the world, Nick learned the art of storytelling through helping his clients tell their stories in order to share their unique gifts with the world. On Now to Next, Nick sits down with specialists from all walks of life to discuss what’s happening right now in their prospective field, and where the future lies for a positive tomorrow.