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Walk Like Beggars is about the humble path of now successful entrepreneurs, athletes, politicians, and others. We highlight their failures, struggles, and triumphs as they walk the lonely road towards success.

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Walk Like Beggars is about the humble path of now successful entrepreneurs, athletes, politicians, and others. We highlight their failures, struggles, and triumphs as they walk the lonely road towards success.

    John Richards, Serial Entrepreneur, Angel Investor, Mentor

    John Richards, Serial Entrepreneur, Angel Investor, Mentor

    Walk Like Beggars | John Richards,  Serial Entrepreneur, Angel Investor, Mentor

    He made his splash by taking yellow pages online and had a massive 7 figure+ exit. Since then he has been a entrepreneur: Co-founder of several ventures leading to high-multiple exits.

    As an investor: Active angel investor having directly invested in scores of new and mature ventures as well as hundreds more through investment funds.

    Loves to mentor in which he give's much time to mentor startup entrepreneurs, having mentored thousands.

    Also a professor at BYU in which he taught entrepreneurship (lean startup) at leading universities.

    Finally at an executive level: C-level executive with substantial early-stage experience. High premium on Internet, software, and lean startup.

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    Reyez Florez, Founder and CEO Platform Accounting Group

    Reyez Florez, Founder and CEO Platform Accounting Group

    Walk Like Beggars | Platform Accounting Group, Founder and CEO - Reyes Florez

    At Platform, they acquire independent accounting firms and then manage them with one-on-one care, while giving them a technology and operational touch-up.

    He studied at Chicago Booth School of Business, associate at Goldman Sachs, Investment banking at Credit Suisse before jumping into entrepreneurship. 

    • 53 min
    Stephen Richards, Founder/CEO BetterBody Foods

    Stephen Richards, Founder/CEO BetterBody Foods

    Walk Like Beggars | BetterBody Foods, Founder and CEO - Stephen Richards. BetterBody Foods provides natural foods to almost every major retail store in the US and more (think Costco, Sam's Club, Walmart, you name it!), with well over 50 million in sales a year. Spearheaded by there flagship product PBfit a powdered peanut butter. 

    Stephen started out as a lawyer in LA before moving to Utah and into business.  Another lawyer, guys, don’t be a lawyer. They all hate it. Its never too late to change paths and try to get something going. 

    • 53 min
    Joseph Woodbury, Colton Gardner, and Preston Alder, Founders of Neighbor

    Joseph Woodbury, Colton Gardner, and Preston Alder, Founders of Neighbor

    Walk Like Beggars | Neighbor, Founders - Joseph Woodbury, Colton Gardner, and Preston Alder

    These guys are the AirBnB of storage. They help thousands of people make anywhere from $500-$15,000/year by renting out unused space to neighbors who need storage.

    From recent BYU grads to one of Utahs most prospective startups, with a fast growing company and eyes on the prize of a huge innovation to take over the home storage market. It was our first multi-person interview and it was a lot of fun to see these guys bounce off each other.

    • 59 min
    John Curtis, U.S. Representative for Utah's Third Congressional District at US Congress

    John Curtis, U.S. Representative for Utah's Third Congressional District at US Congress

    Walk Like Beggars | John R. Curtis proudly represents Utah’s 3rd Congressional District in the United States Congress.

    Prior to being elected on November 13th, 2017, John was the 45th mayor of Provo City serving two terms. Known for his personal approach to city government, Mayor Curtis prioritizes his outreach to residents of Provo by utilizing various channels including his popular blog. He was named the #1 Top Elected Official on Social Media 2015 by the Government Social Media group and has been recognized by Forbes for his commitment to citizen engagement. Curtis was re-elected for a second four-year term as mayor in 2013 with 86.49% of the vote. As mayor, he averaged an approval rating of 93%.

    During his terms in office, the city of Provo ranked #1 in the nation for Business and Careers by Forbes as well as #1 for Well-Being by Gallup.

    John was recognized by Silicon Slopes this year as their first Community Hero Award recipient. Other personal awards comprise of Civic Innovator of the Year by Utah Valley University, Thayne Robson Award for Leadership in Economic Development, and Outstanding Citizen Award from the Office of Civic Engagement Leadership by Brigham Young University

    Before becoming mayor, John built a world-renowned multi-million-dollar business Action Target where with he led sales and operations strategy as COO. Curtis and his wife Sue have six children, five grandchildren and a closet full of stately socks.

    • 52 min
    Glenn Jenkins, CEO/Founder Humless Reliable Energy

    Glenn Jenkins, CEO/Founder Humless Reliable Energy

    Walk Like Beggars | Humless Reliable Energy, Founder and Owner - Glenn Jakins

    Glenn was born and raised in South Africa, Glenn lived a life full steam ahead. Currently managing well over 10 business averaging over 40 million in sales a year, he served in the South African navy, has swam with great white sharks, sailed around half the world, and all starting by selling avocados for 5 cents. 

    Truly a self made Amercian dream, and an immigrant. Started from nothing and grew his own empire. All you need is integrity, loyalty and hard work. 

    • 59 min

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