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064 Luis Scull – Paying Airbnb Hosts up Front w/ Payfully

If you are a host on Airbnb, maybe you would like to get paid before your guests arrive. Then you could beautify that room – so that it is worth what you are charging! Two Venezuelan/American friends founded Payfully https://www.payfully.co/, to help you do just that! The early ancestors of Luis Sculls were Quakers from England who came first to America and then later to Cuba. Generations later, when Castro’s communist government took over Cuba, their family with thousands of other Cubans, moved to Venezuela. (No, they did not all come to Miami). Luis Scull grew up in Caracas, Venezuela and came to America to attend college. Soon after, Venezuela descended into chaos under the dictator, Hugo Chavez. Luis entered the hedge fund industry in the Northeast where he thrived, until a Venezuelan friend invited him to bring his financial skills to co-found a ‘factoring’ company. Factoring means, to buy a business owner’s receivables at a small discount. The business owners they focused...

17 MIN2017 APR 8
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064 Luis Scull – Paying Airbnb Hosts up Front w/ Payfully

063 Luis Corena – First Village Coffee, Ossining, NY

One of Luis’ favorite television shows when he lived in El Salvador was Beverly Hills. After he arrived at San Francisco airport his uncle drove him around Pacific Heights, where all the elites live. Luis, thinking this was what America was like, kept spotting his house. Then his uncle drove to their actual house at 14th and Woodward in the Mission District, where Luis ended up in a bedroom with his step-brother, 2 sisters, and grandmother. By the time, he was 21 he recognized how hard he would have to work to accomplish his dream and that he would have to take responsibility for his own children’s dream to have a stable family. Today, after working 16 hours per day for many years, Luis is realizing both dreams, a beautiful family and running his own coffee shop – First Village Coffee on 123 Main Street, in Ossining, New York. It’s a beauty, the coffee machinery, the art on the walls. And the welcoming environment is like being at home. The coffee is locally roasted, in fact eve...

28 MIN2017 MAR 25
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063 Luis Corena – First Village Coffee, Ossining, NY

062 Otto Berkes – Cofounder of Xbox and CTO at CA Technologies

Otto Berkes is Chief Technology Officer atCA Technologies, a 4 billion company with 13,000 employees in 40 countries. CA Technologieshelps companies build software, run their applications, manage their cyber-security, and much more. Today he manages engineering teams, people like himself when he co-founded Xbox, the game console on which 40 million people still play hundreds of games today. Like many engineers, Otto is a curious tinkerer, interested to build, take-apart and put back together again, to not leave a problem alone until he can at least understand it better. He may have had an advantage over other engineersin his determination to grapple with a problem, to persevere – which came from the appreciation of having escaped a totalitarian communist country at ta young age. Otto’s father after seeing the stress to his children as they were indoctrinated at school, and the severe censoring his wife endured as a teacher, carefully planned for years, their escape. Finally, leavi...

50 MIN2017 MAR 2
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062 Otto Berkes – Cofounder of Xbox and CTO at CA Technologies

061 Rebel Girls Create $1 Million Children’s Book – Francesca Cavallo

Francesca Cavallo and Elena Favilli, wrote and published a children’s picture book, Goodnight Stories for Rebel Girls, 100 Tales to Dream Big. And they are creating their own story, moving to America to compose a picture book! That is 220 pages long! That has 60 illustrators! And yes, that made crowdfunding history with well over $1 million in purchases In this interview I asked Francesca not about the technical details of book contracts, and crowdfunding but how she and Elena created their own foundation for over 10 years, Francesca through learning to stand up in theatre, and how Elena created the first children’s magazine for the iPad. Their success came not by luck, but through humility, through focus, even through loneliness…, let’s go Francesca on the influence of being an immigrant entrepreneur. “Living in the country and being exposed to more work, then we realized that we could use the visual culture that we have, the sensibility of European design, but still merge it ...

22 MIN2017 FEB 17
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061 Rebel Girls Create $1 Million Children’s Book – Francesca Cavallo

060 How to Build a Product – Filip Valicia from Czechoslovakia

Filip Valicia develops products for underwater robots and many other applications. He has also painstakingly laid out the process for you to develop your product. You can see this process at his website, The Product Startup. He also helps those crowdfunding a product – which is how I discovered his service. Filip escaped from communist Czechoslovakia, with his mother, when he was six years old. His fate, as a product developer guru was set into motion, when he was in a Greek refugee camp. One day, he found a discarded toy truck, with a missing back axle. He found some other parts, from a discarded toilet and fixed it, pulling the toy truck behind him everywhere to carry his worldly possessions. Filip is a fantastic role model for anyone struggling to find their way in life. Growing up in Houston there was no support system of a Czech community. They didn’t have family or clan to lean on, didn’t have money to even get decent clothes so he could fit in at school, and really, felt l...

32 MIN2017 JAN 27
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060 How to Build a Product – Filip Valicia from Czechoslovakia

059 How Do Immigrant Entrepreneurs Learn?

Poverty is a hard place to be. Many of us, perhaps most of us, as we started out in life, lived for years one paycheck away from poverty, with no savings. Yet people do rise out of poverty each day. According to one my interviewees, poverty is big business. Apparently the various levels of government spend over 900 billion dollars every year, to pay for the food, housing, medical care, and other expenses for the poor. Yet the number of poor is not declining. In 2003 there were 23 million on food stamps and in 2012 there were 46 million on food stamps. Yet immigrant entrepreneurs, most who experienced harsh conditions and poverty, are able to create not just success for themselves, but a pathway, a model for others to follow. Despite language skills, a lack of connections, a lack of credit, or capital, they do break through. So, how do immigrant entrepreneurs break through, how do they rise from zero to hero. The one thing you always hear about, and I talk about it a lot is that they...

12 MIN2017 JAN 12
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059 How Do Immigrant Entrepreneurs Learn?

058 How to Think Like a Philippine Free-Style Wrestler / Entrepreneur – Chiara Cokieng

Chiara Cokieng is a young entrepreneur and copy-writer, in the Philippines who thinks a lot. She told me she wanted to be an entrepreneur many years before she could spell it. She lifted herself up above her environment in two ways – she became a champion free style wrestler, and she began entering math competitions starting locally and then going international. She also wrote at quite a young age, a 100 page sales letter for her first employer, to find out if through a mix of storytelling, empathizing, and reason-why copy-writing, they could double their monthly recurring revenue. They did. I interviewed Chiara because I wanted to understand the thinking of entrepreneurs in emerging markets. She and I are both interested in the intersection of America and Asia startups & adapting Silicon Valley principles to local realities. She’s been inspired by immigrant entrepreneurs like Steli Efti, Hiten Shah and Gary Vaynerchuk, and she reflects on the differences between typical business ...

22 MIN2016 DEC 23
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058 How to Think Like a Philippine Free-Style Wrestler / Entrepreneur – Chiara Cokieng

057 Patience – While Moving at the Speed of Eric Siu

Eric Siu, my guest today, practices patience like a marathon runner. Patience is simply an understanding that there are laws of nature at work. Patience is not an excuse to stop working. Quite the opposite, patience pushes you to not give up, when you don’t see immediate results. This is so valuable for aspiring entrepreneurs and immigrants to add to their understanding of an active patience, a proactive patience, so to speak. Eric Siu produces a seemingly nonstop stream of content. So as I record this introduction, on October 12, 2016, at his Twitter account https://twitter.com/ericosiu he published 30 substantial pieces of marketing advice and news, many of them original. He snapchats more advice at @ericosiugrowth and blogs weekly for Entrepreneur Magazine. He hosts a four times per week podcast Growth Everywhere, and this July he co-founded the Marketing School a 10 minutes per day podcast with guru-status Neil Patel (co-founder of Kissmetrics and Quicksprout). And Eric brings ...

22 MIN2016 DEC 9
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057 Patience – While Moving at the Speed of Eric Siu

056 How to Start Where You Are – Advice from Amel, Steli, Jose and Garyvee

Immigrant refugees appear every day. A dictator claims more power, an invasion occurs, discrimination grows. Nations that could do something, do nothing. Some of the people in those countries decide to take their chances on a new land. When they arrive in that new land, some of them are welcome, some are unwelcome, but mostly they are ignored, left to their own devices – that is to say, they must start making a new foundation, and quickly, where they are. This episode is dedicated to two refugees among the 120,000 Venezuelans who fled to their neighboring country of Colombia, South America over the last month, to seek food, medicine, and safety, which followed more than 1.5 million Venezuelans who fled over the last 10 years. These two refugees, Katherine and Alexander, written about in the Miami Herald, said that back in Venezuela they could either work, he as an engineer, she in a bank, or they could wait in a line all day to get food, but you could not do both. So they arrived t...

17 MIN2016 NOV 25
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056 How to Start Where You Are – Advice from Amel, Steli, Jose and Garyvee

055 Interior Design Can Change Your Life . Jaime Gonzalez . The Man Home

Listeners - Please rate, review and subscribe to the podcast on iTunes or Google Play. ((Instructions are on the right side of home page). Thanks! Entrepreneurs often spend hours each day working in their home office. Why not enjoy better interior design and make it a positive place! Especially if the design fee is a low, fixed price! Jaime Gonzalez and his online interior design company, The Man Home(Listen for his discount for you, toward the end of this podcast!) may be able to help you. Their target market fits the straight-forward business model and pricing:single guys who can use ‘a little help’ in how their apartment looks and feels. (That would probably be about 100% of single guys). The service works smoothly. Clients upload photos of their rooms and photos of the any furniture they wish to keep. Clients also fill out a survey on their design preferences. Designers do not visit the client's home. The designs are delivered online, for a low fixed-price, per room. Jaime’s ...

38 MIN2016 NOV 11
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055 Interior Design Can Change Your Life . Jaime Gonzalez . The Man Home

Latest Episodes

064 Luis Scull – Paying Airbnb Hosts up Front w/ Payfully

If you are a host on Airbnb, maybe you would like to get paid before your guests arrive. Then you could beautify that room – so that it is worth what you are charging! Two Venezuelan/American friends founded Payfully https://www.payfully.co/, to help you do just that! The early ancestors of Luis Sculls were Quakers from England who came first to America and then later to Cuba. Generations later, when Castro’s communist government took over Cuba, their family with thousands of other Cubans, moved to Venezuela. (No, they did not all come to Miami). Luis Scull grew up in Caracas, Venezuela and came to America to attend college. Soon after, Venezuela descended into chaos under the dictator, Hugo Chavez. Luis entered the hedge fund industry in the Northeast where he thrived, until a Venezuelan friend invited him to bring his financial skills to co-found a ‘factoring’ company. Factoring means, to buy a business owner’s receivables at a small discount. The business owners they focused...

17 MIN2017 APR 8
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064 Luis Scull – Paying Airbnb Hosts up Front w/ Payfully

063 Luis Corena – First Village Coffee, Ossining, NY

One of Luis’ favorite television shows when he lived in El Salvador was Beverly Hills. After he arrived at San Francisco airport his uncle drove him around Pacific Heights, where all the elites live. Luis, thinking this was what America was like, kept spotting his house. Then his uncle drove to their actual house at 14th and Woodward in the Mission District, where Luis ended up in a bedroom with his step-brother, 2 sisters, and grandmother. By the time, he was 21 he recognized how hard he would have to work to accomplish his dream and that he would have to take responsibility for his own children’s dream to have a stable family. Today, after working 16 hours per day for many years, Luis is realizing both dreams, a beautiful family and running his own coffee shop – First Village Coffee on 123 Main Street, in Ossining, New York. It’s a beauty, the coffee machinery, the art on the walls. And the welcoming environment is like being at home. The coffee is locally roasted, in fact eve...

28 MIN2017 MAR 25
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063 Luis Corena – First Village Coffee, Ossining, NY

062 Otto Berkes – Cofounder of Xbox and CTO at CA Technologies

Otto Berkes is Chief Technology Officer atCA Technologies, a 4 billion company with 13,000 employees in 40 countries. CA Technologieshelps companies build software, run their applications, manage their cyber-security, and much more. Today he manages engineering teams, people like himself when he co-founded Xbox, the game console on which 40 million people still play hundreds of games today. Like many engineers, Otto is a curious tinkerer, interested to build, take-apart and put back together again, to not leave a problem alone until he can at least understand it better. He may have had an advantage over other engineersin his determination to grapple with a problem, to persevere – which came from the appreciation of having escaped a totalitarian communist country at ta young age. Otto’s father after seeing the stress to his children as they were indoctrinated at school, and the severe censoring his wife endured as a teacher, carefully planned for years, their escape. Finally, leavi...

50 MIN2017 MAR 2
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062 Otto Berkes – Cofounder of Xbox and CTO at CA Technologies

061 Rebel Girls Create $1 Million Children’s Book – Francesca Cavallo

Francesca Cavallo and Elena Favilli, wrote and published a children’s picture book, Goodnight Stories for Rebel Girls, 100 Tales to Dream Big. And they are creating their own story, moving to America to compose a picture book! That is 220 pages long! That has 60 illustrators! And yes, that made crowdfunding history with well over $1 million in purchases In this interview I asked Francesca not about the technical details of book contracts, and crowdfunding but how she and Elena created their own foundation for over 10 years, Francesca through learning to stand up in theatre, and how Elena created the first children’s magazine for the iPad. Their success came not by luck, but through humility, through focus, even through loneliness…, let’s go Francesca on the influence of being an immigrant entrepreneur. “Living in the country and being exposed to more work, then we realized that we could use the visual culture that we have, the sensibility of European design, but still merge it ...

22 MIN2017 FEB 17
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061 Rebel Girls Create $1 Million Children’s Book – Francesca Cavallo

060 How to Build a Product – Filip Valicia from Czechoslovakia

Filip Valicia develops products for underwater robots and many other applications. He has also painstakingly laid out the process for you to develop your product. You can see this process at his website, The Product Startup. He also helps those crowdfunding a product – which is how I discovered his service. Filip escaped from communist Czechoslovakia, with his mother, when he was six years old. His fate, as a product developer guru was set into motion, when he was in a Greek refugee camp. One day, he found a discarded toy truck, with a missing back axle. He found some other parts, from a discarded toilet and fixed it, pulling the toy truck behind him everywhere to carry his worldly possessions. Filip is a fantastic role model for anyone struggling to find their way in life. Growing up in Houston there was no support system of a Czech community. They didn’t have family or clan to lean on, didn’t have money to even get decent clothes so he could fit in at school, and really, felt l...

32 MIN2017 JAN 27
Comments
060 How to Build a Product – Filip Valicia from Czechoslovakia

059 How Do Immigrant Entrepreneurs Learn?

Poverty is a hard place to be. Many of us, perhaps most of us, as we started out in life, lived for years one paycheck away from poverty, with no savings. Yet people do rise out of poverty each day. According to one my interviewees, poverty is big business. Apparently the various levels of government spend over 900 billion dollars every year, to pay for the food, housing, medical care, and other expenses for the poor. Yet the number of poor is not declining. In 2003 there were 23 million on food stamps and in 2012 there were 46 million on food stamps. Yet immigrant entrepreneurs, most who experienced harsh conditions and poverty, are able to create not just success for themselves, but a pathway, a model for others to follow. Despite language skills, a lack of connections, a lack of credit, or capital, they do break through. So, how do immigrant entrepreneurs break through, how do they rise from zero to hero. The one thing you always hear about, and I talk about it a lot is that they...

12 MIN2017 JAN 12
Comments
059 How Do Immigrant Entrepreneurs Learn?

058 How to Think Like a Philippine Free-Style Wrestler / Entrepreneur – Chiara Cokieng

Chiara Cokieng is a young entrepreneur and copy-writer, in the Philippines who thinks a lot. She told me she wanted to be an entrepreneur many years before she could spell it. She lifted herself up above her environment in two ways – she became a champion free style wrestler, and she began entering math competitions starting locally and then going international. She also wrote at quite a young age, a 100 page sales letter for her first employer, to find out if through a mix of storytelling, empathizing, and reason-why copy-writing, they could double their monthly recurring revenue. They did. I interviewed Chiara because I wanted to understand the thinking of entrepreneurs in emerging markets. She and I are both interested in the intersection of America and Asia startups & adapting Silicon Valley principles to local realities. She’s been inspired by immigrant entrepreneurs like Steli Efti, Hiten Shah and Gary Vaynerchuk, and she reflects on the differences between typical business ...

22 MIN2016 DEC 23
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058 How to Think Like a Philippine Free-Style Wrestler / Entrepreneur – Chiara Cokieng

057 Patience – While Moving at the Speed of Eric Siu

Eric Siu, my guest today, practices patience like a marathon runner. Patience is simply an understanding that there are laws of nature at work. Patience is not an excuse to stop working. Quite the opposite, patience pushes you to not give up, when you don’t see immediate results. This is so valuable for aspiring entrepreneurs and immigrants to add to their understanding of an active patience, a proactive patience, so to speak. Eric Siu produces a seemingly nonstop stream of content. So as I record this introduction, on October 12, 2016, at his Twitter account https://twitter.com/ericosiu he published 30 substantial pieces of marketing advice and news, many of them original. He snapchats more advice at @ericosiugrowth and blogs weekly for Entrepreneur Magazine. He hosts a four times per week podcast Growth Everywhere, and this July he co-founded the Marketing School a 10 minutes per day podcast with guru-status Neil Patel (co-founder of Kissmetrics and Quicksprout). And Eric brings ...

22 MIN2016 DEC 9
Comments
057 Patience – While Moving at the Speed of Eric Siu

056 How to Start Where You Are – Advice from Amel, Steli, Jose and Garyvee

Immigrant refugees appear every day. A dictator claims more power, an invasion occurs, discrimination grows. Nations that could do something, do nothing. Some of the people in those countries decide to take their chances on a new land. When they arrive in that new land, some of them are welcome, some are unwelcome, but mostly they are ignored, left to their own devices – that is to say, they must start making a new foundation, and quickly, where they are. This episode is dedicated to two refugees among the 120,000 Venezuelans who fled to their neighboring country of Colombia, South America over the last month, to seek food, medicine, and safety, which followed more than 1.5 million Venezuelans who fled over the last 10 years. These two refugees, Katherine and Alexander, written about in the Miami Herald, said that back in Venezuela they could either work, he as an engineer, she in a bank, or they could wait in a line all day to get food, but you could not do both. So they arrived t...

17 MIN2016 NOV 25
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056 How to Start Where You Are – Advice from Amel, Steli, Jose and Garyvee

055 Interior Design Can Change Your Life . Jaime Gonzalez . The Man Home

Listeners - Please rate, review and subscribe to the podcast on iTunes or Google Play. ((Instructions are on the right side of home page). Thanks! Entrepreneurs often spend hours each day working in their home office. Why not enjoy better interior design and make it a positive place! Especially if the design fee is a low, fixed price! Jaime Gonzalez and his online interior design company, The Man Home(Listen for his discount for you, toward the end of this podcast!) may be able to help you. Their target market fits the straight-forward business model and pricing:single guys who can use ‘a little help’ in how their apartment looks and feels. (That would probably be about 100% of single guys). The service works smoothly. Clients upload photos of their rooms and photos of the any furniture they wish to keep. Clients also fill out a survey on their design preferences. Designers do not visit the client's home. The designs are delivered online, for a low fixed-price, per room. Jaime’s ...

38 MIN2016 NOV 11
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055 Interior Design Can Change Your Life . Jaime Gonzalez . The Man Home
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