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Because history doesn't remember those who follow the rules - only those who break or make them.

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Because history doesn't remember those who follow the rules - only those who break or make them.

    Social Impact Entrepreneurship: Learn the Power of Business to Do Good with Jackson Riegler from Oshki

    Social Impact Entrepreneurship: Learn the Power of Business to Do Good with Jackson Riegler from Oshki

    Some brands care about people, policies, and planning, including Patagonia, Allbirds, and Oshki.

    Today’s guest is Jackson Riegler, founder of Oshki—a social impact clothing brand based in Michigan. It protects the Great Lakes by making clothes entirely out of plastic. Jackson talks about why he dedicated his business to one of the great natural wonders of the world and how social impact businesses find balance in impact and cash flow.


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    • 50 min
    W42ST: Melting Pot and State of Mind in New York City with Phil O'Brien

    W42ST: Melting Pot and State of Mind in New York City with Phil O'Brien

    How do entrepreneurs come up with a great business idea and find their first customers?

    Today’s guest is Phil O’Brien, founder and publisher of W42ST—a hyper-local lifestyle print magazine and media brand that connects readers to the New York City experience.


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    • 56 min
    Pause On Purpose through Foodfillment with Jenny Bouchier-Hayes and Lisa Kjellström from the Reflection Institute

    Pause On Purpose through Foodfillment with Jenny Bouchier-Hayes and Lisa Kjellström from the Reflection Institute

    Foodfillment: Positive relationship with food to serve a larger purpose—one centered around you, your family, your broader community, and the world.

    Today’s guests are Jenny Bouchier-Hayes and Lisa Kjellström, co-founders of the Reflection Institute. Its mission is to help people Pause On Purpose (POP) by focusing on one theme for a year followed by an annual retreat for fun and gain feedback.


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    It Takes a Village to Raise a Successful Business from a Side Hustle with Rachel Martindale from Milk and Honey

    It Takes a Village to Raise a Successful Business from a Side Hustle with Rachel Martindale from Milk and Honey

    Can you imagine being bred to be an engineer, but decide to be an entrepreneur by opening a pop-up shop because baking cakes brings you joy?

    Today’s guest is Rachel Martindale, founder of Milk and Honey. It’s a custom bakery based out of Ann Arbor. Besides making delicious treats and cakes, a portion of profits are donated to the Ozone House, which supports homeless youth in the community.


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    • 1 hr 5 min
    Small Giants: Prioritize People and Purpose Over Profit with Hamsa Daher

    Small Giants: Prioritize People and Purpose Over Profit with Hamsa Daher

    Believe it or not, it is possible to practice being purposeful by prioritizing people over profit. It just takes a community of positive people and business leaders to impact the bottom line.

    Today’s guest is Hamsa Daher, Executive Director of Small Giants. The community of businesses that believes doing good is good for business.


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    • 47 min
    Do Good Work through Simultaneous Understanding with Lisa Sauve of Synecdoche Design Studio

    Do Good Work through Simultaneous Understanding with Lisa Sauve of Synecdoche Design Studio

    Every business should follow the mantra: Do Good Work, and people will notice. How? By supporting community projects and partnerships through simultaneous understanding.

    Today’s guest is Lisa Sauve, principal at Synecdoche Design Studio in Ann Arbor. Synecdoche is an award winning design-making architecture practice with more than 100 projects that merge the built environment with craft and fabrication. Lisa talks about how the studio applies its vision, mission, and mantra to select projects.


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    • 50 min

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