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How These Silicon Valley Entrepreneurs Are Disrupting the Business World

Two founders talk about what drives them and how they found their purpose.

This week’s video features two Silicon Valley entrepreneurs, Christian Johnson and Chad Grills, disrupting the world of business. Johnson started Fotition, a platform to unite brands, people and charities to create a positive social outcome. He arrived at this idea by following his lifelong mantra “creativity will save the world,” which led him to a vocation that will leave a legacy. Grills, a former Army infantryman, took note of better ways to solve problems with technology during deployments in Egypt and Iraq and channeled them into a sharing and trading service for business assets called Twist.com. He discusses the ways he has used the challenges of the military and life to overcome obstacles.

Lessons:

  1. The problem is the solution (permaculture principle).
  2. Learn to love the word "no." Turn it into an opportunity to overcome challenge.
  3. Ask yourself if you are living up to your life’s mantra and serving the greater good.

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