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[E4C15] Turning Amazon Herbs Into Energy Drinks While Preserving Indigenous Medicine – Runa

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One of my passions in life is Amazon medicine. I’ve been to the Amazon rainforest of Peru, Ecuador, Bolivia, and Brazil 8 times since 2004, and have been privileged to enter territories that are off limits to foreigners as a guest of the tribes. I’ve spent months in the back country of Brazil, traveling by river, scaling mountains, and staying in indigenous villages as a seeker of plant medicine wisdom. The value I have received as a guest of various tribes – specifically the Huni Kui, the Ashaninka, Puyanawa and Kuntanawa nations - in terms of healing, spiritual growth, expansion of my world

[E4C14] Product Launch Strategies for List-Less Entrepreneurs – Conversions.io

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One of the most inspiring and enthusiastic Internet marketers I have met here is a man named AJ Silvers, the founder of Conversions.io. In the IM community, AJ is a well known conversions geek, analytics addict and split testing fanatic. In 2013, he spent months working behind the scenes running the tracking, split testing and conversion optimization on Internet marketing product launches that generated over $832,000 in sales. What I love about this interview is that AJ shares examples related to product launches in the LOHAS market – the Lifestyles of Health and Sustainability Market -

[E4C13] How to Discover Your True Calling & Turn It Into A Viable Social Enterprise – UniversalGiving

How to Discover Your True Calling & Turn It Into A Viable Social Enterprise - UniversalGiving

Pamela Hawley is a seasoned social entrepreneur with over 15 years of experience in the social enterprise sector. She is the founder & CEO of UniversalGiving, an award-winning social entrepreneurship organization that helps people give to and volunteer with vetted, quality opportunities all over the world. Unique to UniversalGiving, it takes no cut on donations -- 100% of donations go directly to the cause. Prior to UniversalGiving, Pamela co-founded the Full Circle Fund's Global Economic Opportunity impact circle. As the current co-chair of the circle, she helps support and strengthen

[E4C12] How to Co-Create a Greener Economy, a Better World & Retire with a Million Dollars – Green America

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Alisa Gravitz, the CEO & President of Green America, is a leading expert on how families and businesses can “go green,” saving money and resources. Alisa has helped lead the national agenda to create a socially and environmentally responsible economy for 30 years. She is also a nationally recognized leader in the social investment industry. She authored Green America’s acclaimed Guide to Social Investing, with over a million copies in print, as well as the popular Guide to Community Investing. For the past 30 years, Alisa Gravitz has led Green America, the national green economy

[E4C11] WordPress Essentials for Small Business – Efficient WP

WordPress Essentials for Small Business - Efficient WP

Today we’re joining Doug Yuen, a location independent WordPress developer who runs a managed WordPress hosting service called Efficient WP. Doug is one of my old friends from the Dynamite Circle community. A pod of us, roughly 35 digital nomads migrated up to Chiang Mai after the first Dynamite Circle conference in Bangkok in 2012. We took over half of a full service luxury condo and proceeded to co-work from various wifi cafes in the neighborhood. Now I’ve helped a number of clients with creating WordPress sites for their business and even though WordPress is considered to be one of the

[E4C10] A Life of Exotic Travel Powered by Online Business & Guest Blogging – Screw the Nine to Five

A Life of Exotic Travel Powered by Online Business & Guest Blogging - Screw the Nine to Five

Josh and Jill are rockin’ location independent couple that run their online businesses from exotic locations around the world. Josh is a niche affiliate marketer – he makes money through creating websites in different niches and promoting products through these sites as an affiliate marketer. Josh and Jill run a website called Screw The Nine to Five, and just launched an online course together called Badass Guest Blogging. In this in depth interview, Josh will share his expertise on he created a freedom based business, including: What pathway he followed to free himself from the 9 to

[E4C9] How To Attract VC Funders To Your Social Enterprise with Tyler Gage – Runa

How To Attract VC Funders To Your Social Enterprise - with Tyler Gage of Runa Amazon Guayusa

Tyler Gage is the President and Co-Founder of Runa Amazon Guayusa tea company, a social enterprise that exports sustainably harvested guayusa tea sourced from indigenous communities in Ecuador. An idea that started while attending Brown University in 2008 Runa is now exciting social venture that has lead Tyler to spend the last five years working with indigenous communities in the Amazon developing fair trade initiatives with generous funding from business plan competition prize money, angel and VC investors, USAID, the government of Ecuador, and many other organizations. In this interview,

[E4C8] Herding Jaguars & Empowering the Masses to Unleash Positive Social Change

Herding Jaguars & Empowering the Masses to Unleash Positive Social Change

We are here today with Darian Rodriguez Heyman, a social innovator with a long history of building businesses and creating community. Darian is the chief development officer for Better World Wireless, the first mission-driven telecom company aiming to simultaneously serve you as non-profit and donate one million smartphones to moms, teachers, and farmers within the next ten years. He is the co-founder of Social Media for Non-Profits, a conference series devoted to strategies and tactics around using social media for social good. For many years, Darian served as the Executive Director for

[E4C7] A Mobile App that Helps Over 600K People Discover Their Planet While Reducing Waste – Steve Echtman of HearPlanet

A Mobile App that Helps Over 600K People Discover Their Planet While Reducing Waste - HearPlanet

Can mobile apps save the planet? You bet they can. HearPlanet is the world’s largest audio guide, covering hundreds of thousands of locations around the globe. With over half a million voice files, HearPlanet is like having a professional tour guide always by your side. HearPlanet includes perspectives from different publishers and personalities, and even other visitors like you. Not only does HearPlanet help you discover the world around you, it cuts down on paper waste generated from single use maps, tourist pamphlets, brochures, and guides. Steve Echtman, Founder of HearPlanet, shares

[E4C6] How You Can Start A Fair Trade, Eco-Friendly Global Import Business – Christine Hutchison of five ACCESSORIES

How You Can Start A Fair Trade, Eco-Friendly Global Import Business - five ACCESSORIES

five ACCESSORIES is one of the most triple bottom line businesses you will encounter. five ACCESSORIES is a wholesale business whose mission is to empower and deliver sustainable livelihoods for workers and their communities through the sale of eco-friendly and fair traded, locally made products. Products can be found in over 150 national retail stores. Christine Hutchison and her husband Wells founded the company during their honeymoon five years ago. While there, they met a Balinese tour guide who told them how much difference five dollars a month can make to a Balinese family. While