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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.

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Blake Mycoskie, Founder of Toms

From the majestic Teton Mountains, we hear the story of the man who defined what it means to be a "social entrepreneur". Blake Mycoskie founded TOMS shoes because of a need he saw in impoverished neighborhoods around the world: shoes. His "one for one" business model of donating a pair of shoes for every pair sold has been copied and recreated in thousands of iterations and has been studied by many. Amidst a crackling fire and over delicious "minute steaks" at the Snake River Grille, Blake shares the soul of an entrepreneur and the project that has re-ignited his spirit.

  • 2020-07-12T14:30:00-07:00
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Deepak Chopra, Author and Spiritual Teacher

New York Times best-selling author Deepak Chopra is a medical doctor by trade but he is best known for his work to get people to live a life of greater consciousness. His devotion to mental wellness and well-being is at the center of his work, his teachings and his speaking engagements. Over sustainable farm-to- table lunch, Deepak shares how he brings an idea to execution through the power of the mind. This enlightening conversation is both nourishing for the mind and spirit.

  • 2020-07-19T14:30:00-07:00
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Jake Wood, Founder of Team Rubicon

Jake Wood is a former Marine who used his military training to create and lead a non-profit called Team Rubicon. He won the 2018 Pat Tillman awared for service at the ESPY awards and has written a book Take Command: Lessons in Leadership: How to be a First Responder in Business. Over burgers and beer and cheese curds, Jake talks about his passion to put Veterans back to work and harness their military training to serve and help those in disaster areas across the world.

  • 2020-07-26T14:30:00-07:00
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Ashley Longshore, Artist

Ashley Longshore is a Louisiana based painter and gallery owner. Her art is centered around Hollywood Glamour and American consumerism and has been compared to Andy Warhol. With millions of fans and celebrity followers, Ashley shows us what it means to march to a different beat. Over the Indian flavors of New-Orleans, Louisiana spot Saffron, Ashley talks about creating her Art and how she believes Art can truly change the world.

  • 2020-08-02T14:30:00-07:00
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Sara Blakely, Inventor and CEO

With 5,000 dollars and a simple idea, Sara Blakely invented a product that would change the fashion industry forever. As the Inventor and CEO of Spanx, Sara became the youngest self-made Billionaire in the world. With no fashion experience and no business degree, her story of grit, persistence, and problem solving is one of the most interesting business stories of our time. Over artfully prepared sushi and sashimi at Umi in Atlanta, Sara tells us how she did it and how she is paving the way for a new generation of female inventors and entrepreneurs.

  • 2020-08-09T14:30:00-07:00
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