Posts with Category Glocal Interview

What you can learn from a 19-year-old entrepreneur who raised $1 million to launch an app

This weekend I spoke at Wabash College’s 2nd Entrepreneur Summit. The other keynote speaker was 19-year-old Cory Levy. There’s buzz that Cory might be the next Mark Zuckerberg. He likely grows tired of the comparison, but he looks the part.

For 19, the dude dropped some wisdom.

On Asking

If you ask for money, you’ll get advice. If you ask for advice, you’ll get money.

This is what he learned as he tried to raise funds to launch his app. Too often we approach people asking, “What can you do for me?” instead of, “Hey, I respect what you’ve accomplished and I’d love to pick your brain a bit.”

Admitting that you don’t know everything and asking…

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Reshoring the outdoor apparel industry: An interview with J. Brandon of Ascent Douglas

This interview is part of my Glocal Interview series.

President Obama, with his American Job Act, isn’t the only one focusing on job creation. Below J. Brandon of Ascent Douglas – a movement to bring outdoor apparel manufacturing into Douglas County Nevada – offers some interesting insights into how one community is trying to create jobs.

What’s in a job? For every $1 of sales related to manufacturing, there is a $1.40 return throughout the U.S. economy. This is opposed to overseas manufacturing in which for every $1 of sales there is a 58-cent output.

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Where are you a local?

I live in Gardnerville, in Douglas County, Nevada. I’ve also lived in Silicon Valley, the Pacific Northwest, Las Vegas, and as a child, very briefly…

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Glocal World Champion: Peru Paper

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What do Anne Heche, Kyra Sedgwick, and Jimmy Fallon have in common other than Kevin Bacon? They all received (along with Kevin Bacon) greeting cards designed and made out of recycled materials by Peruvian women in their 2010 Emmy swag bags. Grace Bateman Greene, the founder of Peru Paper, and I recently connected and she agreed to share her thoughts on travel, education, and the importance of a job.

I prompted her with this question:

I’m interested in how your travels and your education have impacted the course of your life. How has travel influenced your education? How has your education influenced your travels?

Without further ado, Grace…

I’ve loved reading what Kelsey has said about TOMS shoes recently. …

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