Oblong Online: Alex Amouyel, THE ANSWER IS YOU: A Guidebook to Creating a Life Full of Impact

Event date: 
Tuesday, May 24, 2022 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
ET via Zoom

In conversation with Dan Budd of Red Hook Responds.

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Alex Amouyel is the founding Executive Director of Solve, an initiative at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) with a mission to solve world challenges. She will talk with Dan Budd of Red Hook Responds about her book The Answer is You which explains how being a change agent starts with doing good deeds and being a community helper and how to set those actions in motion.

Alex Amouyel

Alex Amouyel has spent over fifteen years working in the social impact space, first for one of the largest children’s nonprofits, Save the Children, then for the Clinton Foundation and she now leads Solve, an initiative of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). She lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts but was born in Paris and makes frequent trips back to Europe. In addition to THE ANSWER IS YOU, Alex writes about social impact at yourimpactlife.com.

Chef Dan Budd is a founding Board Member of Red Hook responds, a local volunteer organization that was started as a response to COVID 19 and has grown to continue to serve the needs of the Red Hook Community. “Shine a bright light of hope, trust, and faith on people working hard together for no reason other than lifting each other up.” Before beginning Taste Budd's Inc., in the Spring of 2000, Chef Dan Budd spent the previous 23 years creating pastries and desserts in some of the world's finest hotels and restaurants in America and France. Both Chocolatier and Pastry Art and Design magazines have named Chef Budd on their lists of the "Ten best pastry chefs in America". Avenue magazine cited him as one of the "People who are changing the way America eats."

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The Answer Is You: A Guidebook to Creating a Life Full of Impact (Leadership Book, Change the Way You Think) By Alex Amouyel Cover Image
ISBN: 9781642507218
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Mango - April 26th, 2022

"An important read for those on the journey of making this world better and wondering where to start.” ―Jacqueline Novogratz, founder and CEO of Acumen, author of New York Times bestseller The Blue Sweater

People from all walks of life yearn to do something that adds value to others and to be someone who makes a difference in their community and the world.

Take action for social impact.The Answer is You is here to inform you that being a change agent starts with doing good deeds and being a community helper. Everyone can do something with the skills and resources they already have─they just need ideas for how. The Answer is You inspires every person to start thinking critically about the problems we face and the solutions we might be able to offer to enact change.

Inside, you’ll find:

  • Motivating and encouraging stories of amazing impact innovators from MIT Solve
  • Guidance on how to take action in the world in big and small ways to get results
  • A path to hope and action for problem-solving in your community and within society