The Affiliate Mission team spent over a year in American Underground, a startup (co-working) hub in Raleigh-Durham and our experience was awesome and one I would recommend to any new business looking to connect and build with other entrepreneurs.
American Underground is setting trends to become the most diverse startup hub around and that effort is led by Chief Strategist and all around good guy, Adam Klein. Companies like Google has seen something special in this hub and sponsored them in their efforts. CNBC even visited AU late last year to cover how it’s sparking a business revival in what once known as ‘Black Wall Street.
Adam and I sat down and discussed;
Why co-working space is important for a startup business
What Silicon Valley is missing with diversity in the startup community
How to get involved with a local incubator
Business resurgence in NC
Missions & Marketplace Podcast by Priest Willis, Sr MM62: Adam Klein on American Underground and Changing the Face of Startup Hubs (Replay)
What can the super wealthy teach us about having a secure financial future?The Thin Green Line: The Money Secrets of the Super Wealthy by Paul Sullivan. “Wealth Matters” columnist for The New York Times reveals the decisions, behaviors, and worldviews that lead to true wealth. For the better part of the past decade, Paul has written about and lived among some of the wealthiest people in America. He has learned how they save, spend, and invest their money; how they work and rest; how they use their wealth to give their children educational advantages, but not strip them of motivation. He has also seen how they make horrendous mistakes.Firsthand, Paul knows why some people, even “rich” people, never find true wealth, and why other people, even those who have far less, are far better off financially. His book shows how others can make better financial decisions—and come to terms with what money means to them. It lays out how to avoid the pitfalls around saving, spending, and giving money away and think differently about wealth to lead a more secure and less stressful life. An essential complement to all of the financial advice available, this “timely…smart” (Publishers Weekly) guide is a welcome antidote to the idea that wealth is a number on a bank statement.Paul and I discuss;
The thin green and the distinction between being rich and wealthy
Why it was important for readers to understand the difference?
The meeting he talks about in the beginning of his book with Tiger 21 members.
How the wealthy use debt strategically
The misconception on how the wealthy view taxes
The wealthy’s spending philosophy
How the wealthy teach financial literacy to their kids
and much more!
Missions & Marketplace Podcast by Priest Willis, Sr MM61: The Thin Green Line Between Being Rich and Wealthy with Paul Sullivan
Doug Sandler, top ranked Amazon author of Nice Guys Finish First, and co-host of the Nice Guys on Business podcast. Doug launched his Nice Guys Finish First concept in a world where too many companies think of their customers as just a number.He is passionate about his message and when you see him speak it is easy to see why Nice Guys Finish First. Since 1984 Doug has been entertaining group sizes from 10 to 10,000. As Doug started his career in the DJ business he always kept an eye on the importance of exceptional customer service. It really wasn’t until a career changing performance in 1992 that Doug truly understood the importance of exceeding customer service expectations. Since then, Doug has performed in front of nearly half a million people and has won awards and recognition all over the country for his amazing ability to keep a crowd engaged. His programs involve a combination of audience interaction, 100% participation and unique style.We covered;
How we should have genuine relationships in such a technology connected world?
How we should inspire clients and not sell to them?
The saying is “It takes a village to raise a child” and you add one inspiring woman and a bus and your create a legacy. You might be familiar with Estella Pyfrom because she was recognized last year as a CNN Hero, featured on Oprah behind her Brilliant Bus initiative, which really is quite brilliant.Ms.Pyfrom, is not new to this. She’s a graduate of Florida A&M and a retired teacher from Florida’s Palm Beach County School District. She didn’t have any training in tech but she realized students in her district had seen a digital divide and she wanted to make a difference for them….and so the journey begins.We discuss;
Her Personal Journey
How the Brilliant Bus Started
Her passion for education
Her personal thoughts on the “digital divide”
What are some of the biggest lessons you’ve learned in your entrepreneurial journey?