“I got plugged into the fact that if I focus my efforts on helping other people get sober, then I can stay sober—and that’s why giving people a second chance is so important to me.”—
Today, Michael Dadashi is the CEO of MHD Enterprises, a multi-million dollar e-waste recycling company based in Austin. But five years ago he was a heroin addict who couldn’t keep a job and nearly lost his life to an overdose—and that was his turning point.
Join Fast Company’s Rebecca Greenfield for a live conversation with Robert Wolfe, cofounder of the Edward Norton-backed crowdfunding-for-good platform Crowdrise. The event will start today at 12:30pm E.T.
“Psychologists have some theories. The leading one is known as the “information-gap” theory. George Loewenstein, of Carnegie Mellon, believes that curiosity proceeds in two basic steps: First, a situation reveals a painful gap in our knowledge (that’s the headline), and then we feel an urge to fill this gap and ease that pain (that’s the click).”—