In our ‘Trailblazers’ series, we bring you perspectives on creative leadership, social innovation, and positive change from THNK’s worldwide participant community. Today, Kate Inglis interviews Australia-based social impact entrepreneur Julien Leyre, Class 7 participant at THNK Amsterdam. The Marco Polo Project — Leyre’s discovery platform that overcomes language barriers to make China more accessible to the west — is a pretty big idea. Curiosity breeds more curiosity, says Leyre, and does something much more powerful than all the borders we can manufacture: it evaporates fear and feeds growth.
You’re one of those people for whom the question ‘Where did you come from?’ isn’t a straightforward answer. In the midst of an already diverse life, how did China get under your skin?