Mudslides, fax machines and philanthropy
What happens when disaster strikes your community and the local workers lose their jobs? If you’re one of my oldest friends, Ron Blitzer, you roll up your sleeves and raise $180,000 in 5 days. From home, of course. Find out how this serial entrepreneur and I first went into business together, and how he started his international operation from an office over his garage. We talk about fund-raising, $3,000 fax machines, and the sad truth that we are both well-meaning but myopic white guys in a nation of systemic racism. Yeah, we get into it. Enjoy.
Stuff we talk about:
“In the mid-1980s, when fax machines first caught the attention of small companies, many buyers chose stripped-down machines because that was all they could afford. Fax machines that did little more than perform basic functions cost $2,500 to $3,000.” https://www.inc.com/magazine/19911001/4883.html
- The history of fax machines
- Whole Planet Foundation
- Be Green Packaging plant in South Carolina
- Montecito Debris Flow, January 2018
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