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About Me

I’m the host of a web series called Social Good Now, where I highlight social issues through short animated videos and participatory missions.

Currently I’m a Marketing Exec at Cisco, and previously I was the Editor in Chief of iPhone Life magazine and Android Life magazine. My projects have been featured on TEDx Houston, CNN, Time.com, ABC News, CBS, Univision, Fast Company, and the Houston Chronicle.

If you want to reach me, suggest ideas for shows or missions, or just get together for tacos (I’m based in Austin, TX), let me know at alex@socialgoodnow.com, or via Twitter @alexcequea.

For Media/Press inquiries, here’s my short bio:
Alex Cequea is the host of a web series called Social Good Now, which highlights social issues through short animated videos. Currently he’s a Marketing Exec at Cisco, and was the former Editor in Chief of iPhone Life magazine and Android Life magazine. Alex’s projects have been featured on TEDx Houston, CNN, Time.com, Univision, Fast Company, and the Houston Chronicle.

 

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The Long Version

Who the hell am I?

The eternal question. My name is Alex Cequea, and I write and speak about cool projects and ideas related to technology and social good. (For a more “professional” bio, you can check me out on Linkedin). I know you’re probably having a hard time pronouncing my last name, so to make sure it sounds correctly inside your head, it’s pronounced “Say-Kay-Yah.”

I’m an old millennial. I laugh easily—sometimes too easily. I drink too much orange juice, and my friends make fun of me for it. I also eat very slowly, and they tease my about that too. (although everyone also tells me it’s a healthier way to eat.) I like organizing epic pranks that make people laugh or smile, in the style of Improv Everywhere. Here’s my favorite one:

Why should you care about what I do?

I write articles, conduct interviews, and post videos. Everything I do here has one purpose: making the world a better place. I do this through life experiments, analysis of current trends, and by re-sharing and highlighting uplifting projects that I think have the potential to revolutionize who we are and how we do what we do.

I am a fan of Upworthy, Gary Vaynerchuk, Tim Ferriss, Improv Everywhere, and the Steve Martin quote that says, “Be so good they can’t ignore you.”

Why this Site?

The people from Upworthy use a technique that I like. Before every post they ask themselves, “If one million people saw this, could it make the world a better place?” If yes, they post it, if not, they don’t. I’m blatantly stealing that from them and using as my personal philosophy.

I find that building an audience and community of like-minded souls  is supremely important, if you feel the same way, subscribe via email and join the tribe.

Connect with me

If you have any questions or want to connect with me, the easiest way is through Twitter: @alexcequea. The second easiest way is to shoot me an email: me@alexcequea.com.

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