How To Recover From A Difficult Setback With KONY 2012’s Jason Russell

Humiliation. Failure. Inadequacy. All incredibly difficult emotions to recover from as an entrepreneur. 

Today’s guest might understand this better than anyone on the planet. Jason Russell is the co-founder of Invisible Children and the man behind the most viral campaign in the history of the planet. Kony 2012.


In this one hour interview, walk with us as we discuss not only Jason’s outlook on family and entrepreneurship, but later in our interview, we dive deep into how Jason was able recover from his massive public breakdown in 2012.

Important Notes From This Lesson:

  • We are the street sweepers who come to clean the world for our children.
  • We shouldn’t divorce our job from our life. They are one in the same.
  • The reason the poor is ignored is because nobody spends the time to put the flash into their presentation.
  • Those who love peace need to learn to organize as effectively as those who love war.
  • Even after all this time the sun never says to the earth, ‘You owe me.’ Look what happens with a love like that. It lights the whole world.
  • I wouldn’t trade nothing, for my journey now.
  • Books mentioned: Creativity Inc., East Of Eden, The Poisonwood Bible

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Dale Partridge
Dale Partridge is the Founder of He's also a keynote speaker and author of the Wall Street Journal & USA Today Bestselling book People Over Profit.


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  1. Alie says:

    I’m glad he’s doing better. I had a friend who has dedicated years to invisible children and moved from Ohio to California to work for the organization. Inspite of that, she never got the job she moved for. At that point i would have walked away, but she stayed on with Invisible Children as a volunteer. We were both at the headquarters working on the campaign and I saw Jason in person a couple of days before he had his meltdown. After the news of the incident went viral, it was hard to deal with a lot of people being snide and condescending to me as a campaign supporter. It was a difficult time not only for Jason but for everyone in San Diego that worked so hard on his campaign. I wish he cared a little more about just how many people it impacted.

    • He’s a great guy. I’m glad he’s doing better as well.

  2. Tyler says:

    Absolutely fantastic interview Dale. Thank you!

  3. Hey Dale,
    I really, really enjoyed this. I hadn’t heard anything about Jason since the fallout, and it’s great to hear the non-TMZ version. It was very encouraging to hear about his perseverance, and very sobering to hear him tell the story himself.



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