Archive for the 'entrepreneurship' Category

289. DonorSee App Revolutionizes Charity Worldwide

Monday, April 3rd, 2017
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In today's episode of Lions of Liberty, Marc welcomes in Gret Glyer, the creator of the revolutionary DonorSee App, which is making it easier than ever to effectively fund charitable projects around the world.

In the show, you'll hear:

  • How Gret decided a life of renting cars wasn't his destiny, and what inspired him to seek out ways to help people in need around the globe.
  • Gret describes his time in Malawi, and how the poverty that he saw there eventually led to the creation of DonorSee.
  • How does Donor See work, and why is it so much more effective than government, NGO, or even most private charity.
  • Find out how YOU can help fund a charitable project and directly help an eldery homeless woman in Malawi get a home THIS WEEK!

For full show notes head over to LionsOfLiberty.com/289.

Felony Friday 056 - Jeff Mould Fights Recidivism with Free Market Tools

Friday, January 27th, 2017
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Today Jeff Mould joins Felony Friday host John Odermatt. Jeff is the founder of website Second Chance Jobs for Felons. Jeff was inspired to launch this venture after running into his own legal trouble. When Jeff was convicted of a white collar crime he began to experience the stigma former felons have to overcome when searching for a job. This inspired Jeff to take action. Jeff started his business and website to help the formerly incarcerated transition back into society by helping them to find employment and add value to society. Second Chance Jobs for Felons offers a job search feature, training, legal resources and many more services that assist felons with reintegration into society. 

Through his website, Second Chance Jobs for Felons, Jeff is addressing the recidivism that plagues our criminal justice system. Obviously, the state and federal government have failed to provide the necessary services to aid the formerly incarcerated as they re-enter society. So it's exciting to know that Jeff Mould has created a free market, libertarian solution to address a problem created by government incompetence.  

You can find the show notes page >here<

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277. Alex Merced Goes Podcast Bananas! Plus, the 1st Ever Mailbag!

Monday, January 9th, 2017
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On this episode of the Lions of Liberty podcast, host Marc Clair welcomes recent Libertarian Senate candidate Alex Merced back to the show! Alex shares lessons and insights from running a libertarian political campaign, and discusses all the work he is currently doing to advance the ideas of liberty, including running SIX - yes, SIX!! - podcasts! 

PLUS! Marc answers questions from listeners from our private Facebook group in our first ever mailbag segment!

For full show notes head over to Lions of Liberty!

260. Jesse “The Body” Ventura on his “Marijuana Manifesto”

Monday, November 7th, 2016
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In today's episode, host Marc Clair welcomes in a childhood idol - former professional wrestler and commentator, Navy Seal, and former Governor of Minnesota, the one and only Jesse "the Body" Ventura! Jesse recently released his new book "Jesse Ventura's Marijuana Manifesto." In the show, Marc and Jesse cover an array of topics, including 

  • The similarities between the world of professional wrestling and the world of politics, and how the former prepared the Governor for the latter. 
  • How Governor Ventura first got into politics, and how he was able to become the Governor of a state without being beholden to either the Democratic or Republican parties. 
  • Why, after having been an advocate for marijuana legalization for nearly his entire political career, now is the time to push full forward ahead on the issue of marijuana legalization. 
  • How myths about marijuana have been perpetuated over the years, and just what interested parties benefit from them. 
  • How Jesse was personally affected by medical marijuana in his own life. 
  • So. Much. More.

For full show notes, head over to Lions of Liberty!

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Felony Friday 037 - How the Drug Trade Landed a Successful Entrepreneur in Prison - Part 2

Friday, September 16th, 2016
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Check out the show notes page for this episode of Felony Friday!

Introduction:

Today's episode of Felony Friday is the second installment of an interview I did with an entrepreneur who has landed in some serious legal trouble after getting involved in the illicit drug trade.  This episode is a little different than others due to the fact that my guest is awaiting sentencing for a drug conviction. His lawyer has advised that he does not disclose his full name on the show. For this reason, throughout the show I will refer to my guest by his first name only, Anwar.

Anwar's Story:

If you missed last week's show, please listen to part one of Anwar's story before proceeding to part 2. In part 1 Anwar shared the path he blazed as an entrepreneur in a diverse Chicago neighborhood. He talked about what fueled his desire and how he discovered the tool to create a successful business.

In part 2 Anwar shares the circumstances led him to turn to selling drugs to keep his business afloat. Anwar revisits an ill advised loan that he received from Lehman Brothers. He explains how his own inexperience and an aggressive agent from Lehman Brothers' created a perfect storm that led him to take on more debt than he could handle and essentially bankrupted his business. Anwar turned to the drug trade to get out from under the debt load he had accumulated, which ultimately resulted in the FBI knocking on his door.

However, Anwar still has a positive attitude today as he awaits sentencing. He's worked on several charities and has channeled his entrepreneurial spirit into creating programs that teach kids how to become legal entrepreneurs.

Check out the Felony Friday archive for all previous articles and podcasts. 

Also, for more Lions of Liberty content check out the Podcast archive!

Submit any questions, comments, suggestions, or ideas to felonyfriday@lionsofliberty.comThis show is not my soapbox, it is a vehicle to communicate and amplify the injustices rampant in the criminal justice system. We need your help to make it the best it can possibly be! If you like what you hear please share it with a friend and subscribe for free via iTunes (don’t forget to leave us a rating and review ;) ) or the Stitcher Radio App

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Felony Friday 036 - How the Drug Trade Landed a Successful Entrepreneur in Prison - Part 1

Friday, September 9th, 2016
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Introduction:

Today's episode of Felony Friday has a little different layout. First, the show today is part one of a two part show. Second, due to the fact that this week's guest is awaiting sentencing for a drug conviction, his lawyer has advised that he does not disclose his full name on the show. For this reason, throughout the show I will refer to my guest by his first name only, Anwar.

Anwar's Story:

Anwar first ventured into entrepreneurship when he was nineteen-years-old and decided to start a DJ business with his brother. His DJ business started modestly out of his parent's basement, but over the next several years he refined his entrepreneurial skills while opening several businesses. His business ventures have included recording studios, cell phone stores, and art galleries.

During part one of his story Anwar shares how his father and uncle both influenced him in different ways and set him on a path towards entrepreneurship. This episode lays the ground work for part two, where Anwar will reveal the decisions he made that turned his life upside down and led to a drug conviction.

Coming up Next Week:

During part 2 of this interview Anwar will share the circumstances that ultimately led him to turn to selling drugs to keep his business afloat. Anwar shares how he was able to get a loan, that he never should have qualified for, that he used to purchase a building. He describes how his own inexperience and an aggressive agent from Lehman Brothers' created a perfect storm that led him to take on more debt than he could handle and essentially bankrupted his business. Anwar turned to the drug trade to get out from under the debt load he had accumulated, which ultimately resulted in the FBI knocking on his door.

Check out the Felony Friday archive for all previous articles and podcasts. 

Also, for more Lions of Liberty content check out the Podcast archive!

Submit any questions, comments, suggestions, or ideas to felonyfriday@lionsofliberty.comThis show is not my soapbox, it is a vehicle to communicate and amplify the injustices rampant in the criminal justice system. We need your help to make it the best it can possibly be! If you like what you hear please share it with a friend and subscribe for free via iTunes (don’t forget to leave us a rating and review ;) ) or the Stitcher Radio App

Join the conversation in our private Facebook Group: The Lions of Liberty Forum!


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