• Obama said Flynn had been doing “some amazing entrepreneurial work, tying together some good business with some good deeds”.
    Obama said Flynn had been doing “some amazing entrepreneurial work, tying together some good business with some good deeds”.
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Former US president Barack Obama interviewed the Australian co-founder of social enterprise Thankyou, Daniel Flynn, at a US summit last week.

 

Flynn was one of only three people attending the first Obama Foundation Summit to be interviewed personally by the former president.

 

Only 500 people were selected out of the 20,000 people that applied to attend the Obama Foundation Summit, which was held in Chicago.

 

“We've brought together some amazing young people from across the nation, from 60 nations around the world,” Obama said, “and all are asking how they can make a difference and bring about change in their communities, in their country and the world.

 

“We've got three wonderful examples of that right here, and I'm having a chance to talk to them this morning.”

 

Obama said Flynn had been doing “some amazing entrepreneurial work, tying together some good business with some good deeds”.

 

He asked Flynn to describe the work he'd been doing, what made him act on his compassion, and whether he'd always had an entrepreneurial spirit.

“It's this whole idea of global citizenship, that together we can combine the little bit that we do have to make an impact and solve some issues like extreme poverty which should not exist in our generation,” Flynn told Obama.

 

Watch the full interview here>>