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From Grammy Awards to Haiti: How this Rocker Found E-Com, Along with His Passion to Help Others – 200

The life of an entrepreneur is tough.

That’s until you have an opportunity to see what tough really looks like. Both Tim and today’s guest have experienced firsthand how difficult life can be in a developing country.

Today on the AM/PM Podcast, Tim Jordan welcomes Will McGinnis, a two-time Grammy Award winning musician who together with his band had a feeling that they were destined to do something more with the influence they had gained through their music.

Will started Haiti Made, a handmade leather goods store and social enterprise in order to empower Haitians and Haitian communities through sustainable and dignified employment.

In this episode you’ll learn a lot about Will, the people of Haiti and how capitalism and entrepreneurship can combine to make the world a better place.

In episode 200 of the AM/PM Podcast, Tim and Will discuss:

  • 01:55 – I’m Not Really Famous, I’ve Just Won a Few Grammys
  • 02:55 – “Why Are We Doing This?”
  • 04:20 – Connecting with Haiti’s People
  • 06:00 – How Do We Give Back?
  • 07:00 – Using Entrepreneurship and Capitalism to Create Positive Change
  • 10:30 – Dignity Through Jobs
  • 13:40 – Starting a Business in Truly Difficult Circumstances
  • 15:30 – In Haiti, Obstacles are Commonplace
  • 18:10 – Will’s Grateful for a “Built In” Audience
  • 21:00 – Operating in Four Lanes
  • 24:45 – Successful Businesses Need a Mission
  • 28:00 – Tim’s Time in Haiti After the Earthquake
  • 32:00 – What Helps Will from Getting Discouraged?
  • 35:15 – Will – “I Just Want to See People Live in Their Sweet Spot” 
  • 38:40 – Start with a Killer Product, Then Do Good

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