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Episode 309

Brief interviews with inspiring musicians, artists, and movement-makers. 3-Minute Storyteller is a platform founded in 2015 that features brief, revelatory talks with inspiring storytellers. Typically stories emerge weekly. Create trailers for the lives of fascinating people you should know about.
They have only been up and running for 8 months, but have talked to everyone from Grammy winners to the sports owners, from mindfulness and spirituality experts to founders and CEOs, from astronauts to best-selling authors.

Both of them are fascinated by the twin concepts of inspiration and courageous living.
We chat about the following…
-Where did the idea of featuring these brief snippets come from?
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Episode 310

Susan Hunt Stevens, the Founder and CEO of WeSpire, a user engagement platform that helps users achieve their sustainability goals.
-drives positive impacts…

-building inspiration and awareness…builds a positive social network around awesome social actions…

( organizations can determine what motivates….an employee… measurable changes hit that bottom line….
Before taking the leap and launching her startup, Susan spent nine years at The New York Times Company, most recently as senior vice president/GM of Boston.com, one of the largest news and information sites on the Web.

do one thing everyday that scares you eleanor roosevelt

WeSpire has been selected as a winner in the category of Best Employee Efficiency Technology for the 2016 MITX Awards.

“The best way to think about the company,” founder and chief executive Susan Hunt Stevens said, “is that companies can easily roll any of our over 70 different sustainability and responsibility programs to create custom programs for their employees and businesses.”

WeSpire says its clients can build unique benefit programs and create positive work environments by tapping options from categories that include recycling programs, health and well-being, and work/life balance, among others. In the end, the companies that partner with WeSpire can improve workplace culture and also save money in variety of ways, the firm said.

The news comes on the heels of the company’s $3 million Series A round of funding in January. The investors in the round included CommonAngels, LaunchPad Venture Group, Pan-Asia, and Clean Energy Venture Group.

Recently, WeSpire named Product of the Year by Environmental Leader and runs its employee engagement programs at over 20 global corporations including eBay, Unilever, MGM Resorts, Caesars Entertainment, and EMC.

When her son almost died eating a cashew, Susan Hunt Stevens had a rude awakening. It eventually led her to find her life’s calling: making sustainability accessible.

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The Positive Phil Show is a Popular Podcast About Staying Positive. Featuring Video and Audio Content. Producing Motivating Stories for Personal and Professional Growth. Real Stories /True Success Host Positive Phil.

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Episode 311

The Water crisis in California is nowhere as dire as the life-or-death issues faced by the 680 million people around the world who live without access to safe water. As WaterAid CEOs, Prabasi and Frost have helped bring water for drinking and cooking, as well as for sanitation facilities, to people in 27 countries. Prabasi was a driving force behind Congress’s 2014 Water for the World Act, which directs water funding toward needy communities. As of 2015, they’re also aligning their goals with the United Nations and its mission to eradicate extreme poverty by 2030. “We believe clean water, sanitation and hygiene have huge ripple effects in underserved communities,” says Prabasi.
We Chat ABout The Following

1.What is an unexpected thing about WaterAid’s work that you want people to know about or understand better?

2.What do you feel gets overlooked or forgotten when trying to aid people in developing countries, especially when it comes to water?

3.How does water impact a person in a developing country differently than in a developed country, like the U.S.?

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Episode 312

This company was recently funded 15 Million. Avi Lele is the founder and CEO of Stockpile, the company that introduced the world’s first gift card of stock and is bringing unprecedented access for all to the financial markets.  After a frustrating experience trying to give stock to his nieces and nephews for the holidays, Avi created Stockpile.

Congrats on their investment round….Ashton Kurcher …Sequoia Capital, among the few.
Avi grew up in Cookeville, TN and Burlington, MA. After studying engineering at MIT and law at Harvard, Avi practiced law for more than 15 years at Ropes & Gray and Kirkland & Ellis. A few Christmases ago, Avi wanted to give his kids, nieces, and nephews stock in their favorite brands, but gave up because it was such a hassle — then he created Stockpile. Avi holds the Series 7, 24, and 63 licenses.
We chat about…
Why did you start Stockpile?

Why is it so hard for people to own stock?

What stocks are top sellers so far?

Where can people buy the gift cards?

Do you sell e-cards?
What do you want people to know about Stockpile that we haven’t covered yet today?

Fintech startup Stockpile is transforming the way people access the financial markets and has the potential to disrupt the stock brokerage industry with its groundbreaking innovation. The Palo Alto, California-based company has made it possible to buy gift cards for stock in stores, and it also offers ultra low-cost brokerage services if you want to buy and sell stocks yourself using their platform. By enabling fractional ownership of stock and simplifying the process of opening an account, Stockpile has opened up the world of the stock market to far more Americans.

Stockpile was founded in 2010 by Avi Lele and Sanjeev Kulkarni. Avi Lele, who currently serves as CEO, studied engineering at MIT and law at Harvard before going on to practice law for 16 years. Sanjeev Kulkarni has mathematics and engineering degrees from Clarkson, Stanford, and MIT and is currently Dean of the Graduate School at Princeton University.

The founders decided that they wanted to set up their own brokerage platform and in the early years of the company a substantial amount of time was spent obtaining the necessary regulatory approval from the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA). Sequoia Capital and Ashton Kutcher were among early investors and in October of 2015 Stockpile received a $15 million Series A round of funding led by Mayfield Fund.

How Stockpile Works
Stockpile enables users to give stock as a gift using both cards bought in stores or digital cards bought online. The platform also allows investors to buy and sell stock for themselves. Stockpile gift cards in stores may have the name of a particular stock and dollar value on them, for example, $25 of Facebook, Inc. (FB) stock. Cards allowing the recipient to choose the companies they want to invest in are also available.

In stores, cards come in denominations of $25, $50, and $100. When purchasing stock as a gift online rather than in a store, users can buy any dollar amount between $1 and $1,000. Stockpile has partnered with Blackhawk Network Holdings, Inc. (HAWK), a company that that distributes gift cards in stores across the United States ranging from Safeway to Toys “R” Us.

Gift cards are redeemed by going to the Stockpile website, entering a 12-digit claim code on the card and signing up for a free Stockpile account. When the recipient redeems the gift card, Stockpile uses the stock’s closing price that day in making the conversion to stock. For example, if the closing price of a stock is $50 and the recipient redeems a $25 gift card the same day, the card will convert to 0.5 shares of the company. The recipient gets fractional or whole shares of stock in a SIPC-insured brokerage account. Minors can own stock as long as there is an adult on the account with them.

Once consumers have set up accounts, they can buy, sell and trade their shares like they might with any other brokerage firm. But unlike most other brokerages, Stockpile’s fees are lighter than most traditional brokerages. Stock trades cost just 99 cents, there are no minimum balances or monthly fees, and it costs nothing to transfer money in from other accounts.
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Episode 313

Voices.com has been helping businesses find their voice since 2004. Founded by a husband and wife team with a passion for the industry and a vision that there was a better way to find, hire, and pay voice talent, today Voices.com is the world’s largest online voice-over marketplace in the world. 125,000 talent from around the globe, speaking over 100 languages and dialects, are connected daily to the job opportunities posted by 125,000 clients. Projects range from broadcast TV spots to audio books to e-learning videos, and everything in between.

David is an entrepreneur at heart. For the last decade, David, with the help of his team, has grown Voices.com from the ground up to become the leader in the voice-over industry. As Chief Executive Officer, David is responsible for setting the vision, executing the growth strategy, creating a vibrant culture, and managing the company on a day-to-day basis. David is also an industry thought leader, and has been published in Forbes, The Wall Street Journal, Entrepreneur Magazine, Inc., and The Huffington Post.

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• Startups
• Corporate Culture
• Hiring & Training
• Systems that Scale
• Business Development
• Sales
• Marketing
• Product Development
• Online Marketplaces
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Episode 314

CHARLIE READING is a chartered financial planner, entrepreneur, speaker, and author who has a passion for amazing retirement planning. Amongst his four businesses, he runs the successful Chartered Financial Planning practice, Efficient Portfolio. Based in both Rutland and London, his firm specialises in investment and retirement planning, with particular focus on investment management, wealth protection, and retirement strategies. Having been in the financial services industry since 1999, his qualifications place him in the top 10% of all financial advisers in the UK.
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We Chat About The Following:
Q1. One of the common problems people face in retirement is their money. Many people either don’t get the returns they need and others take far too much risk and lose everything. What can you recommend to stop this?

Q2. The other financial concern people in retirement have is that they do not have enough income. What can they do about that, especially if they are already retired?

Q3: Retirement can be a daunting time for people, mainly because they are going into the unknown. When it comes to their money, how can they better understand their financial future?

Q4: Aside from money, how can keep in retirement make the most of their time and make sure that they aren’t living a boring existence?

Q5: The final concern, I hear a lot from people in retirement is about their health. People are living for longer, but more and more people are also needed care for a range of ailments. Do you have any tips on how people can improve their health and wellbeing in retirement?

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Episode 315

Legion M

Legion M will be the world’s first FAN-OWNED entertainment company. FANS own the company, FANS get behind the scenes, and when Legion M is successful—FANS share the rewards! Legion M co-founders Paul Scanlan and Jeff Annison are the Emmy winning team who co-founded MobiTV, the pioneer and market leader in over the top and multiscreen platforms and content monetization, as well as the New York Rock Exchange which brought Fans and the musical artists they love together in partnership.

Legion M’s mission is to empower creators to push the boundaries, and empower Fans to be a part of the content they love.

www.thelegionm.com
Paul Scanlan:
Emmy Winner, Cofounder/President MobiTV, Cofounder/Board Member New York Rock Exchange, Passionate Digital Media Entrepreneur, 500+ jobs created, $140M+ venture capital raised, 2011 Forbes “Names You Need to Know”

Jeff Annison:
Emmy Winner, Founder/CEO New York Rock Exchange, Cofounder and VP Product Development MobiTV, toy designer, theme park engineer, amateur auto racer

What is Legion M?

Where did the idea come from?

How do you make money?

How are you planning on sourcing projects?

How is this different from Kickstarter and the like?

When do you plan to announce your first project?

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Episode 316

Born and raised in a 4th generation farming family from Mexico, Pablo brings over 10 years experience in the fresh-produce industry. After growing up around the family farm, Campos Borquez, a premiere supplier of fresh asparagus and grapes to the United States and Canada, Pablo went on to work for The Giumarra Companies, managing grower relations in Argentina, Chile, Uruguay and the United States. Pablo returned to the family farm as Chief Financial Officer then went on to complete a Cornell University MBA — it was during his time at Cornell that ProducePay was founded and launched. Pablo is named to the 2015 Ag 40 Under 40 list and enjoys eating asparagus, of course.

We Chat About The Following Topics…

How is ProducePay making the world a better place?
What opportunity is ProducePay offering to the farming industry?
How many farmers have you been helping since the beginning?
How is ProducePay doing?
Why did you start this business?
What do you love about being an entrepreneur?
What Makes Your Business Unique?
What is your proudest business accomplishment?
Did your family support your decision to build this business?
What keeps you going every morning?
What have been the advantages and disadvantages of being the first entrant in this new market?
In what consist this new offer, the ProducePay MarketPlace?
Where do you see yourself in 5 years?
What is your vision for the company?
Website: producepay.com/

Twitter: twitter.com/ProducePay?lang=en

Facebook: www.facebook.com/ProducePay/

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