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Jason Mayden, Designer, Nike

When Jason Mayden grew up on the South Side of Chicago, he dreamed of being like Michael Jordan. Instead, he went on to design shoes for him. His Nike Air Monarch became the highest grossing shoe of all time. Jason takes us to Giordano's Deep Dish pizza to tell us why this Chicago comfort food staple is also symbolic of why he loves this city and how it fueled his imagination and dreams. Jason's neighborhood is one of the most dangerous in the city yet he believes the perceived negative aspects became strategic advantages for him in business and life.

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Jim McIngvale, Philanthropist, Gallery Furniture

When Jim started his mattress business in Houston, Texas he had just $5,000 and a pickup truck. Now, he has amassed a furniture empire through his "wacky ads" and gregarious personality. It was, however, a single act of kindness that thrust him into the international spotlight. During Hurricane Harvey, he opened the doors of all of his stores to displaced residents, earning him local adoration and international cheers. We go with Jim to his favorite Mexican restaurant, Lopez Family restaurant, to eat fajitas and hear the story of how any local businessman can make a tremendous social impact.

  • 2019-06-18T09:30:00-07:00
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  • 2019-06-23T15:00:00-07:00
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Jose Andres, Chef and Philanthropist

Spanish born chef Jose Andres achieved the American dream by creating a restaurant empire that stretches across the country and the globe. Recently though, Jose's efforts have been focused on philanthropy and outreach. When Hurricane Maria hit Puerto Rico, Jose and his team landed and immediately started cooking. In a short amount of time, they had fed a million people. Inspired by the flavors of his youth, Jose takes us back to where it all began for him.

  • 2019-06-25T09:30:00-07:00
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  • 2019-06-30T15:00:00-07:00
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Jessica Alba, Actress and Founder of The Honest Company

Jessica Alba had already become a successful Hollywood actress when she decided to start her own business. She never dreamed it would be so tough to begin. Even though she received many rejections and faced much disbelief in her ability, she persevered. Now her eco-conscious baby products company, The Honest Company is valued at more than a Billion dollars.

  • 2019-07-02T09:30:00-07:00
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  • 2019-07-07T15:00:00-07:00
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Emily Giffin, New York Times Bestselling Author

Emily Giffin did a complete U-turn in her career when a career as a corporate lawyer left her unsatisfied. She pursued her dream of being a writer. Her ability to write complex, fascinating and flawed characters has landed her on the New York Times best-seller list. She has written not one but eight best-selling novels and has developed a cult like following of devotees. Emily takes us to her favorite Seafood restaurant in Atlanta to eat the food she loves and talk about the anatomy of a best-selling page-turner.

  • 2019-07-09T09:30:00-07:00
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  • 2019-07-14T15:00:00-07:00
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Norman Lear, Television Producer

Norman Lear is a World War II veteran as well as a television producing icon. He is the creator of such legendary sitcoms as "All in the Family," "Good Times," "Sanford and Son," "The Jeffersons" and many, many more. Norman has been instrumental in the creating and the success of so many Hollywood professionals, yet his biggest contribution is the discussion his work has sparked. Norman takes us to his favorite restaurant in the heart of L.A., Crossroads, to talk about what makes a great meal and a great T.V. show.

  • 2019-07-16T09:30:00-07:00
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