From Drug Addiction & Bankruptcy To Saving Millions Of Lives: CEO of Charity: Water | E153

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This episode is part of our USA series, over the coming weeks you will get to see some incredible conversations with guests the likes of which we’ve never seen before. Bringing more value, more incredible stories, and more world-beating expertise.

Scott Harrison is the founder and CEO of Charity: Water, one of the most innovative non-profit organisations in the world. Bringing the Netflix model to the charity sector, Scott has built a positive community around trying to bring drinking water to the 700 million people who don’t have access to it.

To help Scott in his mission, we are donating 100% of the advertising revenue from this episode to help people access clean water. If you’d like to donate also, click here:


00:00 Intro

01:21 Early Years

10:58 Attention seeking & becoming a nightclub promoter

15:22 Being deprived of fun led me into drugs and alcohol abuse

21:17 Finding my purpose

29:22 Leaving my life and vice behind

35:41 Humanitarian work in Africa and its impact on me

41:58 How did it feel helping people & starting your own charity?

48:01 Promoting clean water for the whole world

56:40 What struggles did the charity face?

01:05:15 Work-life balance

01:07:11 The importance of giving and service

01:13:14 Our last guest’s question


Scott’s book:

Charity: Water:

Mentioned books:

The Pursuit of God – Tozer, A. W

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