Adil Abrar | The Dark Side Of Doing Good


Adil Abrar
The Dark Side Of Doing Good

Founder of Sidekick Studios, Buddyapp and The Amazings

DO Wales 2013
Running time: 16m 27s

Filed in: Business


“How can you feel compassion for the whole of the whole of humanity but not for the human in front of you?”

What is it to give yourself to an idea? Where the thing you love is the thing that hollows you out. Dedicating yourself to something that becomes all-consuming because you believe in the idea and the impact this has on yourself and your relationships. Finding something where you have to give up something of yourself and your relationships and not think about the problems this might create because you believe in the idea. Adil gives a heartfelt talk about his own very personal journey of making his ideas happen.

Adil is a social entrepreneur. He is the founder of Sidekick Studios, a startup consultancy;, an app for therapists working in mental health; and The Amazings, a platform for over 50s to pass on wisdom.

His interest is startups that solve problems that matter.