Do you know why people in Iceland follow the Golden Rule? Or that Iceland received its independence in 1944? Or which letter Icelanders cannot pronounce? Or why Anna Zerin immigrated from Iceland to LA, the Southern California metropolis? Okay, I’ll tell you that one – She came to change the world! To dance, to form a band, to discover her dream! And yes she accomplished all three.
Enjoy my first interview in Spanish, with Jose Prendes. Please see episode 10 for my interview in English with Jose.
Esta es mi primero entrevista en español (que no es perfecto J). Entonces, el nombre de este podcast The Immigrant Entrepreneur, expande a El Inmigrante Emprendedor. En el futuro, voy a entrevistar en Español, Andres Blank, desde en Venezuela, (episodio 20) Edrizio de la Cruz desde La República Dominicana (episodio 12), Pablo Osinaga desde Argentina (episodio 6), y otros
Jose salió de Cuba como un joven, con su madre y hermana, a Ecuador. No sabía si su padre pudiera … More
This interview – Part 2 with Steli Efti – can change your life.
Sometimes, if you didn’t finish college or didn’t finish high school, like our returning guest, Steli Efti, you are intellectually – more hungry, you are more humble, more curious, more vulnerable. You don’t think that you know it all. And if somebody rejects you – you may feel negative for a while, but if the God of intellectual humility is with you, you might be lucky enough to say…. I need to learn more, study harder, ask more questions to others, and try again. If you have … More
This is the story of a young man, who had already been an immigrant within Europe, who came to Silicon Valley, to America, and taught them how to sell.
You’re thinking – really? Silicon Valley – where the smartest minds in the world create, grow companies like Hewlett Packard, Cisco, Oracle, Apple, Google, and Intel?
America. The land of the most brilliant sales minds in history: Dale Carnegie, Zig Ziglar, Mary Kay, David Ogilvy, and Ron Popeil?
What did Silicon Valley have to learn about sales, from this young Greek-German, whose father died when he was six year’s old, and … More
Andres Blank is super smart. After completing a degree in industrial engineering at the Universidad Católica Andrés Bello, in Caracas, Andres founded a successful lumber company. Then at the age of 24, with Venezuela falling apart and crime escalating, he decided to attend graduate school overseas. The Sloan School of Management at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) accepted him into their MBA program, where he soon began to create an app called Pixable. Andres and his two co-founders worked like madmen for over a year, gained major investors, and was able to sell it to a Singapore telecommunications … More
Gary Vaynerchuk, CEO and Co-Founder of Vaynermedia is a fighter. You knew that.
He hustles. You knew that too.
In preparing for this interview I look into the story behind the story behind the story – even if I don’t bring it up during the interview. So, Try to Imagine – if your country lost 1/3 of its population during the Second World War.
Imagine if your part of the country was where most of that 1/3 had lived.
And that your country lost ½ of its economic resources.
And your family survived.
And later moved to America
And you … More
Michael Sliwinski is humble. You can tell by his voice. And determined – you can tell by his actions. And successful. That would be the 300,000 users of his productivity software, Nozbe.
Nozbe, which Michael created after being inspired by David Allen’s Getting Things Done, does help you be more productive
He created Nozbe by testing it on himself and other software consultants like him, made improvements and so on. Nozbe has a free version which my editor happens to use, a $100 per year version that I use, and more.
Michael is an immigrant from Poland to Spain … More
Taro Fukuyama, came from Japan with a suitcase and a belief that the streets were lined with investors. He also believed it would be easy to get a visa. Neither of course are true, but with persistence he got both. Taro co-founded and is CEO of AnyPerk, a fast growing provider of pre-negotiated perks to over 2,500 companies. After reading about Taro in Fast Company Magazine’s “7 People Under 30 Who Are Changing Our World”, I set out to meet him. I discovered that Taro while he has achieved so much, has not fulfilled the other reason he came … More
Neil Patel creates content which is consumed, everywhere. Take a look at the Alexa rating for his blog, which you want to read by the way, Quicksprout. Wall Street Journal calls Neil a top influencer and Entrepreneur Magazine says he founded one of the 100 most brilliant companies, KISSmetrics (or was it Crazy Egg or Hello Bar). Dhaval Patel drives marketing at Kissmetrics and has his own digital marketing company, Do Good SEO.
Neil and Dhaval have been friends since they can remember. They grew up almost next door to each other, in Indian households, with lots … More
Daphne Mallory, Esq., is passionate to support family companies. Because they support their communities. Because it’s not about you, it’s about your tribe.
Daphne is an Entrepreneur Magazine contributor, media personality, trainer and family business expert. Born in Liberia, Daphne was sent to London by her family at the age of eight. Weeks before Liberia’s traumatic civil war, she was the only one who they could get a visa to exit the country. From that early age she knew that she was the first one out to the land of gold and that she was expected to pave the path … More