Today we’re talking to Bruce Crawford, CEO of Nona Desalination; and we discuss how Bruce is finding product-market fit for a revolutionary new technology, the technological challenges of turning saltwater into drinking water at scale, and leadership lessons from MIT’s MBA program.

All of this right here, right now, on the Modern CTO Podcast! 

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About Nona Desalination:

We are a technology development company born in an MIT lab. Our mission is to make portable desalination sustainable, and easy; two things it historically has not been. 

Water scarcity is a growing concern due to increasing incidence of natural disasters and draught conditions around the globe. We are driven to apply cutting-edge technology to address the world’s growing water needs.

Joel Beasley

Joel began writing code at age 13 selling his first technology by age 18 for one million dollars. In his first three transactions, he developed key relationships and began working with Investors and Chief Technology Officers collaborating and building products in Real Estate, Law, Finance, and Fitness.

Today, Joel is a Chief Technologist volgging the process of building a company Joel is an author of the book Modern CTO a #1 New Release on Amazon and a #1 Technology Podcast with 70k active listeners. Joel has a clear vision and passion for modern technology, placing him as one of the most exciting Chief Technology Officers to watch out for.

Joel is the President of a charity that designs STEM related children’s books Back to the Moon and Princess Physicist. These books are then donated to orphanages, homeless pregnant woman and in-need children. Beasley Foundation was formed in February 2017 after Joel, Mitch and Valerie lost their Mother to Leukemia after being diagnosed 6 weeks earlier. Joel and his siblings wanted to do something unique with her life insurance money and the Beasley Foundation was formed.

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