FORWARDISM #04 | Nono Konopka cycles around the world for a very good cause | BMW Podcast
Welcome back to the thought-leaders podcast! Yomi Adegoke is again embarking on a journey toward the future this week. She is joined today by Nono Konopka. Nono is an author, entrepreneur, film producer, podcaster and speaker – there’s almost nothing Nono doesn’t love and will do. Well, except for one thing – biking! It is a great twist of fate, then, that this man and his friend traveled from Berlin to Beijing a few years ago – by bicycle. Out of his comfort zone, onto the saddle and straight into the big wide world – and all for a great cause. This journey inspired him to produce “Biking Borders,” one of the most-watched documentaries on Netflix. A crazy journey watched and supported by people from all over the world. He talks to us about his lessons for living a truly fulfilled life, his mission, and new ways of fundraising. One question Nono has asked himself over and over again in recent years is: What do I really want in life? Let’s find out together if he has found the answer.
03:00 The meaning of Forwardism
07:30 Cycling for the good cause
08:30 The mission of Adam Braun and Pencils for Promise
09:55 A journey from Berlin to Beijing
13:20 The special motivation to continue going
15:50 One friendship and one shared vision
17:55 A cycling journey on social media
22:00 The future of fundraising
24:00 It is more about asking the question than giving an answer
25:40 A really good life: Trying, trying, trying
27:00 Stepping out of the comfort zone
You can find more information about our host Yomi Adegoke here and about our guest Nono Konopka here.
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