Let’s Develop Podcast! 003: Andres Marquez-Lara – Entrepreneurship and Improv


Design thinking, improv theater, and systems thinking walk into a bar. Just kidding. It’s Andres Marquez-Lara. And he’s got a pretty cool story to tell about entrepreneurship as process of personal and social development. We explore his history and the various serendipities that led to his current becoming. We ask big questions, like what is the connection between psychodrama, performance activism, building a business, and helping organizations come up with creative solutions to complex problems.

Topics of Interest:

  • What are some of your roles and endeavors? [3:14]
  • What is your connection to Latin America? [05:32]
  • How did you get to where you are now? [7:20]
  • East Side Institute and performance? [11:56]
  • How can people embrace the idea of performance? [13:12]
  • Examples of work you do in Promethean Community? [15:47]
  • What is the intention behind your activities? [19:42]
  • What are some examples of clients you’ve worked with? [22:14]
  • What do you appreciate about yourself? [24:13]
  • Did you find the work or did the work find you? [25:43]
  • What is something you wish you knew when younger? [27:31]
  • How do design thinking, improve theatre, and systems thinking connect? [29:41]
    • Design Thinking [29:50]
    • Improv Theatre [30:53]
    • Systems Thinking [31:28]
  • Are you involved in any broader systems change endeavors, communities, or organizations? [33:27]
  • How many people are involved in Promethean Community? [37:24]
  • Where do you see Promethean Community in five years? [39:08]
  • Who are you becoming? [40:42]
  • What message do you have for young entrepreneurs? [42:53]
  • Where can people find you? [43:50]

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