Success is an interesting factor in life, and it all depends on how you view success. In our modern world, it seems as if success
How many of you dislike networking and meeting new people? If your answer was yes, then you are going to want to tune into this
I don’t believe that anyone would have a tough time agreeing that the healthcare system in the United States is in need of reinvention —
We live in a time of greater environmental devastation than ever before. Unprecedented wildfires, floods, earthquakes, and storms are occurring across the globe. Polar ice
I don’t know of too many people that hate chocolate, so for all you chocolate lovers you are going to love this interview.
Steve Wallace is the author of a new book entitled “Oberoni and the Chocolate Factory-An Unlikely Story of Globalization and Ghana’s First Gourmet Chocolate Bar.” This book is about a fascinating journey about a man who truly has made a difference in the production of chocolate. When we think of chocolate we immediately think of Switzerland, France, Belgium–but why? Cocoa beans are not from those places.
Steve used to live in Ghana (one of the largest regions producing cocoa) when he was 16 years old. This experience transformed him and he wanted to return to Ghana and give back. While the people of Ghana’s vertically-integrated cocoa bureaucracy, overseen by Ghans’s Cocoa Board, aspired to move up the cocoa value chain, they were unwilling to invest in doing so. They were content to stay at the bottom of the value chain.
Needless to say with tremendous hard work and lots of maneuvering the cocoa bean system, Steve Wallace build a very successful chocolate bar factory called Omanhene Cocoa Bean Company. The chocolate bars are produced and manufactured in Ghana and shipped to Wisconsin for boxing, sales, and shipping. Omanhene Cocoa Bean Company is truly a global company employing and housing over 200 natives. Steve provides his employees with a fair wage, and housing and has infused the local economy with a newfound wealth from what was once a place of poverty.
If you want to listen to a truly great story about a social-entrepreneur on a mission to change the lives of hundreds of people, then you won’t want to miss my interview with Steve.
To learn more about Steve and his new book ” Oberoni and the Chocolate Factory” please click here to be directed to the Omanhene Cocoa Bean Company website. Enjoy this great interview with a social entrepreneur making a difference in the world!
So what are the real issues that help to foster the environmental concerns that all of us are faced with? Author Lee Van Ham in his new book entitled “From Egos to Eden” has identified what I personally believe are the biggest issues.
As a nation and society, we live as if we have a Multi Earth filled with resources for constant consumption. We don’t understand that we need to start living as a society and nation as if we were inhabiting One-Earth and reduce our consumption of resources so that future generations can inhabit our earth and still have the necessary resources, as well as clean air, water, and soil that will be able to be farmed and produce nutritious crops.
As Lee writes ” The changes Earth is making in this 21st century exceed anything we’ve known in 12,000 years. The ecological crises she’s undergoing mean that by 2100 CE she will not longer be home for millions of species, and our species is the primary reason for their extinction. If you are at all interested in learning about the shift in our mindset about how we live in harmony with mother earth, then I encourage you to listen to my interview with author Lee Van Ham about his book “From Egos to Eden“.
I also encourage you to check out another of Lee’s books entitled “Blinded by Progress“. You can reach Lee by visiting his website by clicking here, or on Facebook by clicking here. I hope you enjoy this lively interview with a wonderful author and leader in the ecological movement.
This book is for anyone, it is a book for those who are willing to take charge of their destinies, beat the odds and create opportunity to pursue dreams on their own terms.
I recently sat down to conduct this podcast interview with Jonas Koffler one of three authors that makes up the team who wrote “Hustle-The Power to Charge Your Life with Money, Meaning, and Momentum.” Hustle addresses the political, social and economic issues that plague the American citizen attempting to have more meaning and money in their lives.
Jonas states “The “American Dream” is not longer about advancement or the acquisition of material possessions–secure job, car, home, family or even social mobility–alone. It is about greater freedom and autonomy to choose one’s own path forward. The American Dream is more of a DIY creative project than is has ever been, and hustle is the way to achieving it, surfacing one’s talents, capturing luck and opportunity, and leveraging skills and technology into a diversified portfolio of upward optionality.”
The authors definition of “hustle’ has been redefined to mean “Decisive movement toward a goal, however indirect, by which the motion itself manufactures luck, surfaces hidden opportunities, and charges our live with more money, meaning and momentum. “
If you want to change the trajectory of you life I highly recommend reading “Hustle” and listening to this interview. You can also join the “Hustle’ generation by joining the authors on their quest.
Just click this link to take you to their book landing page. I hope you enjoy my interview with Jonas Koffler one of the authors of “Hustle“.
In this interview I spoke with the founder and Catalyst at Success Redefined, Larry Kesslin. In his new book “Success Redefined” he writes about how the more we understand how success drives our lives the more we can redefine it so we can live more fulfilled lives. He talks about his old definition of success being “the ability to do whatever I want, whenever I want,” and why he has since changed it to “success is the ability to do whatever I want, whenever I want—while being part of something greater than myself.”
Larry Kesslin has been an entrepreneur who has focused the past 21 years helping business owners in the IT industry become more successful. His belief is that by helping others get what they want, he will get more than he needs. You can follow Larry here on his blog. Pre-order your copy of “Success Redefined” here.
I recently had the pleasure of interviewing Paul Shoemaker the author of a new book entitled “Can’t Not Do–The Compelling Social Drive That Changes Our World.” In our interview together we discuss the elements and passion required to change the world.
Paul is focused on letting the readers know that taking on a social project is for anyone. You don’t have to create a nonprofit or have thousands of people following your movement. He states that ” we have the solutions, technology and resources necessary to fight many of the world’s largest social problems. Paul contends that the missing link is more people, committed people who can marshall resources with passion to make change happen.
In “Can’t Not Do” he cites many success stories of people who have addressed social issues head on, and have resolved many of our worlds problems. Take David Risher who founded an organization called “Worldreader” that uses technology to bring reading materials to areas where they’re most needed. Worldreader is helping fight illiteracy by helping half a million schoolchildren in 50 developing countries start reading, or Kerry Mc Cleahan who founded “Ready for Kindergarten Initiative” a program that helps children who are kindergarten age become better prepared for school so they get a headstart when they do enter the formative years of their education.
Paul has great stories of people just like you and me who are making a difference, and have a passion to change the world. His book is a guide designed to assist the reader in defining their “can’t not do” initiative then with tips, guidance and success stories encourage the reader to take action.
I hope you enjoy this wonderful interview with a great thought leader and author. If you want to learn more about Paul and Social Venture Partners the organization that he is the Founding President of just click here to be directed to the website.