There is time to make a difference with Keith Ives, Denver

October 28, 2021

Keith Ives is a humanitarian, empiricist, and leader with a passion for people and impact. His company, Causal Design, creates cultures of evidence and impact among those working to solve the world’s problems.

Keith knows problems like poverty and hunger require more than just volunteerism, so he’s bringing an evidence-based approach to the issue, empowering his clients to do more effective work.

How does he do it? By making Zero Excuses and translating academic research into practical strategies for major impact.

Key Takeaways:

  • You can blend humanitarianism with business
  • Barriers only exist when you can’t see another option
  • Evidence can be a strong motivator

Things to Listen For:

  • [01:05] Signing up for the Marine Corp
  • [03:00] Economics plays into serving 
  • [04:38] The origin of the spirit of giving back 
  • [05:43] What is the mission of Causal Design?
  • [06:54] Playing the middleman
  • [08:45] Which projects Keith is excited about 
  • [11:55] Where economics meets philosophy
  • [15:54] Minimizing economic barriers
  • [17:59] The mentors that helped Keith get where he is today
  • [21:21] Career specialization vs generalization 
  • [23:01] Keith’s advice for young businesspeople 

After You Listen:

More from the Zero Excuses Podcast:

Episode 001: There is time to travel

Episode 002: There is time to not work

Episode 003: There is time to improve yourself

Episode 004: There is time to build the life you want

Episode 005: There is time for laughter

Episode 006: There is time for relationships

Episode 007: There is time for community

Episode 008: There is time for renewal

Episode 009: There is time for loving others

Episode 010: There is time for giving

Episode 011: There is time for the three B’s

Episode 012: There is time for learning

Episode 013: There is time for others

Episode 014: There is time for listening

Episode 015: There is time for action

Episode 016: There is time for reflection

Episode 017: There is time for Zero Excuses

Episode 018: There is time for change

Episode 019: There is time to plan

Episode 020: There is time to start difficult things

Episode 021: There is time to unplug

Episode 022: There is time to choose your perspective

Episode 023: There is time to reinvent yourself

Episode 024: There is time for everything important

Episode 025: There is time to excel

Episode 026: There is time to do the work

Episode 027: There is time for self-reflection

Episode 028: There is time for healthy living

Episode 029: There is time for whatever you want to do with it

Episode 030: There is time to create a listening culture

Episode 031: There is time to say yes

Episode 032: There is time to confront uncertainty

Episode 033: There is time for empathy

Episode 034: There is time to be bold

Episode 035: There is time for improv comedy 

Episode 036: There is time for investing in others

Episode 037: There is time to fit the puzzle pieces together

Episode 038: There is time to navigate change

Episode 039: There is time to impact your community

Episode 040: There is time to decide you care

Episode 041: There is time to tackle financial stress

Episode 042: There is time to reflect