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The Marketplace is a weekly podcast posted every Sunday and hosted by Priest Willis, Sr. The podcast is created with you in mind and talks with a variety of industries such as education, business, sports, comedy, entrepreneurship and more!
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The Marketplace is a weekly podcast posted every Sunday and hosted by Priest Willis, Sr. The podcast is created with you in mind and talks with a variety of industry leaders in business, education, music, sports, comedy, entrepreneurship and more!

Oct 24, 2015

Entrepreneurs are vital in today’s economic climate and the driving engine behind prosperity. Understanding how to make a difference beyond their business is even more pertinent to the sustainability of their business and growth of industry. They all go hand and hand. This is why Mark Zuckerberg wants everyone to read this book. Daron Acemoglu, MIT Professor and author of ‘Why Nations Fail’ talks with Priest about the ideas in his book: why some nations fail and others succeed, why some nations grow over time and sustain that growth, while others grow and then stagnate.

We discuss;

  • Why Inclusive economic institutions are important
  • What are we missing to make a greater impact on global poverty?
  • Does where a country is located almost pre-determine the prosperity of a country?
  • Is our current economic climate helping or hurting the countries growth?
  • Thoughts on China’s economic growth and is it sustainable
  • And much more…
Oct 18, 2015

For nine years, Sequoia Blodgett worked in the entertainment industry as a commercial and video director for many mainstream pop artists. 

After being hospitalized, she began to ask herself would she be happy with all she had accomplished if it all should end then. Sequoia began her road to entrepreneurism and so began her journey into Draper U, her relationship marketplace website, 7AM and ultimately her appearance on ABC Family’s ‘Startup U’.

We discuss;

  • Her transformation from video director to entrepreneur
  • Her experience at Draper University and with ABC’s ‘Startup U’
  • Her website 7AM
  • Best practices in getting your business backed by a venture capitalist. Including what she’s learned from her investor, Tim Draper.
  • Advantages of living in the Bay Area for Tech entrepreneurs
  • Lessons learned on her journey
  • And much more…
Oct 11, 2015

Oneika, a serial expat and travel junkie who has travelled to 70 countries on 6 continents. She has taught and traveled all over the world. Travel for her just isn’t just a hobby, it’s a lifestyle.  She writes about all of her fun adventures at Oneika the Traveller and talks travel on the Huffington Post.

We discussed;

  • Some of her favorite places of travel
  • The sites she uses to monitor flight deals (Secretflying.com, Airfarewatchdog.com and Theflightdeal.com)
  • The biggest lessons learned on her travels
  • How has race and or gender has affected her travels (spoliler: it hasn’t).
  • And more…
Oct 4, 2015

Ben Carter, CEO of Manage Your Damn Money, a blog and web series inspired to create fun and have more relatable conversations around money. Ben is also the newly minted author of the book ‘Fictitious Financial Fairytale: A Completely Untrue Story About Money, Friends & Moscow Mules’ which is currently being sold on amazon.

Ben was a fun guest and he answered questions;

  • Is skipping your latte in the morning really necessary while saving
  • If Suze Orman is cool. Here’s a hint…only a little.
  • What amount of debt (if any) is good to carry.
  • How to start saving…even without a job or if you think you don’t have it with a job.
  • Financial books he reads
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