Servant Leadership and Fighting Food Insecurity
In the latest season of Tony Robbins’ podcast in which he dives into “The 10 Gifts of Life” with people who embody each of the gifts, Intelinair CEO Al Eisaian talks about the gift of drive, or as Tony calls it, hunger.
Immigrating to the US as a young teen—alone—Al experienced a different kind of hunger, buying cheap bread and ketchup as sustenance. His experience fueled his hunger to address food insecurity through technology. Beyond helping to solve the hunger crisis, Al’s servant leader mindset drives him to inspire others to do social good, mentoring aspiring entrepreneurs to help them see the greatness they can achieve.
“Look at all the greatness that’s created in the world. It’s never about you. It’s about whom you serve.” ~Al Eisaian
More about Al:
I care deeply about improving global agriculture, solving the world’s food crisis, and encouraging sustainability. Using science and technology to serve humanity drives me. By combining high-resolution aerial imagery, advance computer vision technologies, and modern artificial intelligence (AI), IntelinAir helps to transform global agriculture. We help growers increase yields, increase profits, and increase environmental sustainability.
It is estimated that by 2030, world population will grow to nearly 8.7 billion, which means global agriculture must produce roughly 50% more food even as the number of acres available for farming shrinks. We will have a lot of challenges feeding all these people. I believe IntelinAir’s cutting-edge science and technology can help.
At IntelinAir, I lead an amazing team of dedicated agronomists, computer vision scientists, big-data engineers, and artificial intelligence specialists to bring innovative solutions to agriculture’s most acute problems.
Persistent problems such as weed infestation, water damage, equipment problems, weather-related challenges, and insect and disease pressures are all addressed by the better visibility and measurability that IntelinAir’s AGMRI technology provides.
Throughout my career, work has always been as much about doing good as it has been about financial success. I have found that operating with an emphasis on “what’s in it for me” as the central idea is bankrupt. I have been and I still am a committed servant leader. There are five words that define my mode of operating: caring, commitment, competency, creativity, and community. I truly believe to whom much is given, much is expected, and that is how I operate as a business person and as a human being. I spend a lot of time mentoring and supporting young entrepreneurs, empowering women entrepreneurs, and working to reduce poverty in the world.