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Inspiring conversations behind how people grow business, movements, ideas & a bit about civic grace. Hi, I’m Positive Phil. I spend my time interviewing super incredible leaders, entrepreneurs & individuals who are altering the world, just to share their amazing journey with you.Engaging interviews with famous people, celebrities, athletes, authors, spiritual educators, thought leaders, as well as others in the social, business and entertainment industry. Episodes feature high-profile guests from various backgrounds who share personal stories, tips, and techniques to help you improve your own life. Topics include relationships, health, business, fear, love, success, and more.
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Umberto Luchini is the founder and proprietor of Wolf Spirit LLC, a company which develops and owns spirit brands – such as Blood x Sweat x Teams Vodka of Eugene, OR -- as well as imports and markets others, such as Tom of Finland Organic Vodka from Finland. Umberto was born in Milan, Italy into a small, tight-knit family. He attended school in London, worked in France, became jobless after 9/11, and took a low-paying job with a great brand:  Campari (Monaco). Umberto rose through the marketing ranks, ultimately moving to San Francisco in 2004, where he resides today as an American citizen. Umberto remained with Campari America for 17 years, during which time he formed an award-winning team of 30 marketers, and developed Espolòn tequila (which is often compared to Tito’s Vodka because of its explosive growth). In 2017, Umberto founded Wolf Spirit; by the end of 2018 the distillery was built and their first product had been designed, packaged, and created; and sales began in 2019. Already the vodkas are available in 23 states, with 17 more slated to be onboard by the end of the year: this is an astonishing rate of growth, which usually requires 5 years rather than 12 months. Umberto is happier than ever and working harder than ever to grow his own company and brands, as he did in the past for many others. In his spare time, he enjoys high-endurance sports (triathlons, ultra-marathons, etc.) and traveling. Website to link to: https://www.wolfspiritdistillery.com/ * https://www.bstvodka.com/ * https://www.tomoffinlandvodka.com/The Positive Phil Podcast Show, a podcast, available on iTunes, Spotify, iHeartRadio, where Positive Phil talks about personal stories, events and engaging interviews; with famous people, celebrities, athletes, authors, spiritual educators, thought leaders, as well as others in the social, business and entertainment industry.Airing on over 300 digital channels, including iHeart Radio, Spotify, StitcherFm, Google Podcast and published online via RSS feeds globally. The show has been around for almost 4 years and is one of the most popular podcast shows on the internet in the business-motivation space.Professional radio, tv, podcast host and producer from San Diego California.  We have a large national following on digital media channels, with our popular podcast and network of shows. Airing on iHeart Media, iTunes, Spotify, Spreaker, Stitcher, PlayerFM and over 200 additional media channels.https://www.positivephil.com
In this episode of the Positive Phil Show, we are joined by Firehouse Subs CEO Don Fox to talk about brand involvement with local communities and what it takes to make it! Firehouse Subs is a great example of this because of the chain’s heavy involvement with firehouses throughout the nation, as well as the brand’s 10-year-old Public Safety Foundation, which provides life-saving equipment to public safety officials, be it firefighters, policemen, you name it.Watch the full episode to explore how Firehouse Subs uses community efforts to better connect with its franchisees and its community, key advice to what makes a community-driven initiative successful, and how this involvement has affected consumer perception of the Firehouse Subs brand.Don Fox is a restaurant industry veteran with 45 years of experience, predominately in the QSR and Fast Casual segments. His first job was scrubbing pots and pans at the dish sink of a local Italian restaurant in NJ. He began his food service management career in 1976 with Six Flags amusement parks. In 1980, he began a 23 year career with Burger King Corporation, which included a variety of assignments in R&D and field operations. Don joined Firehouse Subs in 2003 as Director of Franchise Compliance, rose to the position of COO in early 2005, and became CEO in December of 2009. Under his leadership, the brand has grown to over 1170 restaurants in 46 states, Puerto Rico, and Canada.Fox is well regarded within the industry. In 2011, he was awarded the prestigious Operator of the Year Award by Nation's Restaurant News. In 2013, he became a member of the National Restaurant Association's Board of Directors and received the association's Advocacy Award. Also in 2013, he received the Silver Plate Award from the International Food Manufacturers Association, and was named the #1 executive in the Fast Casual segment by FastCasual.com. A board member of the Florida Restaurant and Lodging Association since 2013, he served as its chairman in 2017. He serves on a number of other boards in both the non-profit and for-profit arenas, both within and outside of the restaurant industry.Fox is also a published author. Among his works: "Patton's Vanguard - The United States Fourth Armored Division" , published in 2003 (soft cover edition released in 2007). He has been published in Nation's Restaurant News, Forbes, and other business publications.Fox is a frequent speaker and panelist at conferences and events both within and outside of the restaurant industry (over 175 engagements to date). If you are interested in having him at your event, feel free to reach out.www.firehousesubs.comThe Positive Phil Podcast Show, a podcast, available on iTunes, Spotify, iHeartRadio, where Positive Phil talks about personal stories, events and engaging interviews; with famous people, celebrities, athletes, authors, spiritual educators, thought leaders, as well as others in the social, business and entertainment industry.Airing on over 300 digital channels, including iHeart Radio, Spotify, StitcherFm, Google Podcast and published online via RSS feeds globally. The show has been around for almost 4 years and is one of the most popular podcast shows on the internet in the business-motivation space.Professional radio, tv, podcast host and producer from San Diego California.  We have a large national following on digital media channels, with our popular podcast and network of shows. Airing on iHeart Media, iTunes, Spotify, Spreaker, Stitcher, PlayerFM and over 200 additional media channels.https://www.positivephil.com
Leah Caplanis is the founder and CEO of SOCIAL Sparkling Wine, a company she launched in 2014 after successfully battling and beating cancer.At 26, Caplanis was diagnosed with thyroid cancer and instead of the traditional surgery route, she took control of her health, became vegan, stopped drinking alcohol and explored more holistic ways to heal. During her journey, she studied at Hippocrates Health Institute and Kushi Institute for Macrobiotics in Massachusetts.After three years on her healing path, her cancer was cured and Caplanis was ready to get her social life back without compromising her passion for health and wellness. During her recovery, she realized that there were no clean alcohol options on the market. With the help of expert brew master Ray Klimovitz, co-founder of Izze Sparkling Soda, she developed a truly clean alcohol beverage, and soon, SOCIAL Sparking Wine, an organic, low-calorie, gluten and sulfite free sparkling sake wine, was born.Prior to launching SOCIAL Sparkling Wine, Caplanis worked in sales and marketing for Nestle USA. She holds an MBA from the University of Chicago’s Booth School of Business and a bachelor’s degree from Western Michigan University. Dedicated to empowering people to live a more vibrant, connected, happy and healthy life, she is also Level II Reiki certified.Caplanis has been featured on CNBC’s Billion Dollar Buyer and profiled in numerous major news publications and broadcasts, and is frequently asked to speak at major conferences, including LA Women’s Expo and Digital Hollywood. She currently resides in Chicago and California. @socialsparklingwine@social.leahhttps://www.socialsparklingwine.com SOCIAL Sparkling Wine is currently available in over 4,000 locations in almost every state in the United States. The company is looking forward to expand in the next year to Canada, Europe and Asia Pacific. Leah is also very focused on development, with new products including flavored water and herbal-based liqueurs.The Positive Phil Podcast Show, a podcast, available on iTunes, Spotify, iHeartRadio, where Positive Phil talks about personal stories, events and engaging interviews; with famous people, celebrities, athletes, authors, spiritual educators, thought leaders, as well as others in the social, business and entertainment industry.Airing on over 300 digital channels, including iHeart Radio, Spotify, StitcherFm, Google Podcast and published online via RSS feeds globally. The show has been around for almost 4 years and is one of the most popular podcast shows on the internet in the business-motivation space.Professional radio, tv, podcast host and producer from San Diego California.  We have a large national following on digital media channels, with our popular podcast and network of shows. Airing on iHeart Media, iTunes, Spotify, Spreaker, Stitcher, PlayerFM and over 200 additional media channels.https://www.positivephil.com
Former Hollywood Today Live co-host Kristen Brockman has been a passionate advocate for The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation (cff.org) since 2009, volunteering, fundraising, and serving as the chair for the Los Angeles 65 Roses Climb since 2013.
Kristen’s younger sister Kelsi lived with cystic fibrosis and lost her battle with the genetic lung and digestive disease in 2016. The Un-Bucket List has become Kristen’s passion project - a travel blog that chronicles each item from Kelsi's unfinished bucket list, with the purpose to raise awareness and funds for CF research. To date she has raised over $50K and the goal is $100K – and when she’ll complete item #1: skydiving.
Kristen also hosts the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation podcast, Breaking Through, aimed at “Tomorrow’s Leaders,” the CF Foundation’s Young Professionals Group.
From hugging a sloth to visiting San Francisco, Kristen is determined to complete each item including meeting Britney Spears in Las Vegas and visiting Punta Cana. 
 
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Why I keep fighting for CF: Progress of cystic fibrosis treatment throughout the past few decades ( increase in life expectancy, etc) and latest developments. 
The Positive Phil Podcast Show, a podcast, available on iTunes, Spotify, iHeartRadio, where Positive Phil talks about personal stories, events and engaging interviews; with famous people, celebrities, athletes, authors, spiritual educators, thought leaders, as well as others in the social, business and entertainment industry.Airing on over 300 digital channels, including iHeart Radio, Spotify, StitcherFm, Google Podcast and published online via RSS feeds globally. The show has been around for almost 4 years and is one of the most popular podcast shows on the internet in the business-motivation space.Professional radio, tv, podcast host and producer from San Diego California.  We have a large national following on digital media channels, with our popular podcast and network of shows. Airing on iHeart Media, iTunes, Spotify, Spreaker, Stitcher, PlayerFM and over 200 additional media channels.https://www.positivephil.com
What Guides You? In Life, In Investing? Emmet is the CEO and Chief Investor at MyWallSt, a resource designed to help people become confident and successful investors through its Learn and Invest apps. Emmet has more than 25 years of stock investing experience and is passionate about helping people to start investing by giving straightforward instructions on how to buy shares and make clear choices on what shares to buy. Website: https://mywallst.com/
 

@emmetlsavage


Small Cap Stocks - A small cap stock Emmet believes people should invest in is ShotSpotter (SSTI), a leader in gunshot detection technology, allowing law enforcement to pinpoint where a gunshot comes from in a matter of seconds. The company has launched in a district in Chicago where they have seen a 40% reduction in gun crime over the last two years, and in Oakland, CA, where there was a 66% reduction. 

Emmet also strongly believes in the 6 golden rules of investing including:
- Get started
- Think long-term
- Never borrow to buy
- Diversify
- Buy What you believe in 
- Invest what you can, when you can 
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 The Positive Phil Podcast Show, a podcast, available on iTunes, Spotify, iHeartRadio, where Positive Phil talks about personal stories, events and engaging interviews; with famous people, celebrities, athletes, authors, spiritual educators, thought leaders, as well as others in the social, business and entertainment industry.Airing on over 300 digital channels, including iHeart Radio, Spotify, StitcherFm, Google Podcast and published online via RSS feeds globally. The show has been around for almost 4 years and is one of the most popular podcast shows on the internet in the business-motivation space.Professional radio, tv, podcast host and producer from San Diego California.  We have a large national following on digital media channels, with our popular podcast and network of shows. Airing on iHeart Media, iTunes, Spotify, Spreaker, Stitcher, PlayerFM and over 200 additional media channels.https://www.positivephil.comPowered By https://www.positivestocks.com
Luka Fajs, runs an LA-based biotech start-up Eclipse Diagnostics. His background is in clinical laboratory diagnostics in which he found the current standards in the cannabis testing industry lacking behind what he would be considered acceptable. At Eclipse Diagnostics they developed a handheld testing device that enables growers to determine the right time to harvest and ensure consistent product quality. It takes less than 5 min per sample, and have lab-grade accuracy. The device can be used to test cannabinoids in both fresh and dried plants as well as extracts, oils, and other formulations and we will be adding further testing capabilities for terpenes and pesticides in the coming months. You can become part of the company and become a shareholder through our StartEngine equity crowdfunding campaign.  www.eclipsedx.com The Positive Phil Show, has been around for almost 4 years and is one of the most popular podcast shows on the internet in the business-motivation space.https://www.positivephil.com
Jason's the Co-Founder & Chief Video Officer at Animoto, the company that makes it easy for anyone to create online videos. Prior to Animoto, Jason served as a television producer for MTV & Comedy Central. He currently resides in New York City.www.animoto.comProfessional radio, tv, podcast host and producer from San Diego California.  We have a large national following on digital media channels, with our popular podcast and network of shows. Airing on iHeart Media, iTunes, Spotify, Spreaker, Stitcher, PlayerFM and over 200 additional media channels.https:/www.positivephil.com
Jim Pakulis, CEO of TransCanna™ provides investors access to an expansive, closed loop ecosystem designed for consistency, reliability, and scale. The company owns one of the largest vertically integrated cannabis focused facilities in California with access to over 39 million residence and 240 million visitors per year. The future growth of TCAN in the largest cannabis market in the world represents significant upside.https://www.transcanna.comPositive Phil Podcast is a daily podcast hosted by Positive Phil. Our popular growing podcast currently airs on iTunes, TuneIn, Stitcher, Spreaker, Soundcloud, on our official website, RSS feeds globally, and many more digital platforms!If you are looking for another way to stay motivated in life, be sure to subscribe to our episodes.www.positivephil.comSEE DISCLAIMERwww.positivestocks.com
About Navin Goyal and LOUD Capital:Navin is an anesthesiologist who has been practicing for more than ten years in both hospital and ambulatory care settings. He is a co-founder of SmileMD, a mobile anesthesia company that is widening access to care and providing cost efficiencies across dental practices. Stemming in part from his expertise as an entrepreneur, he set off and became a co-founder of LOUD Capital, a Columbus, Ohio-headquartered venture capital firm with eight offices around the world and the US, including in Chicago.LOUD positions itself to be an entry into the venture capital community for both investors and entrepreneurs, primarily working with early-stage companies. LOUD also works to provide value to later-stage investors by mitigating risk with early-stage investments and portfolio management. Nearly half of LOUD’s portfolio companies are either women or minority-owned.Since its founding in 2015, LOUD Capital has deployed and has managed upwards of $25 million in investments across multiple funds. All of LOUD’s portfolio companies remain in operation and 48 percent—nearly half—are women and/or minority-owned.SOCIAL LINKS (twitter, facebook, linkedin) if applicable:http://loud.vchttps://twitter.com/loudcapitalPositive Phil Podcast is a daily podcast hosted by Positive Phil. Our popular growing podcast currently airs on iTunes, TuneIn, Stitcher, Spreaker, Soundcloud, on our official website, RSS feeds globally, and many more digital platforms!If you are looking for another way to stay motivated in life, be sure to subscribe to our episodes.www.positivephil.com
Anis Uzzaman, Ph.D. is the Founder and General Partner of Pegasus Tech Ventures. Anis also serves as the CEO of the company, overlooking overall management and operations. Located in Silicon Valley, USA, Pegasus Tech Ventures provides early stage and final round funding. With several multi-million dollar funds under management, Pegasus Tech Ventures focuses its investment in IT, Health IT, Artificial Intelligence, IoT, Robotics, Big Data, Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality, FinTech and Next Generation Technologies. Anis has invested in over 140 startups in the United States, Japan, and South East Asia. Some of the prominent USA startups in the Pegasus Tech Ventures portfolio include Vicarious, Color Genomics, Genius, Affectiva, Afero, x.ai, and ShareThis. Anis is an investor and board member of Tech in Asia, the largest tech media blog in Southeast Asia. Anis also sits on the board of directors of Affectiva, Lark, Sano, Asteria, and I AND C-Cruise. Anis is also the Founder and Chairman of Startup World Cup, the largest global startup competitions for innovation and entrepreneurship. The regional competitions happen in 40 different countries with the Grand Finale happening in Silicon Valley and the Grand Champion Startup is awarded with US$ 1 million in investment prize. This is the largest global competition of its type sponsored by the Pegasus Tech Ventures team. Anis holds a B.Eng. degree from Tokyo Institute of Technology in Japan, an M.S. in Engineering from Oklahoma State University, and a Ph.D in Computer Engineering from Tokyo Metropolitan University in Tokyo, Japan. Anis is an honored guest speaker in international conferences, workshops and seminars, has published more than 30 technical papers, and is the author of the “Startup Bible – The Silicon Valley Way of Developing Success” and “A Global Investor’s Viewpoint on Japanese Companies” that launched in Japan; “Startup Success – The Six Steps To Building A Successful Startup” that launched in Korea; “Startuppedia – Guide To Build Startup – Silicon Valley Way” that launched in Indonesia; and “Startup Bible – Silicon Valley Way of Developing a Successful Startup” that launched in Taiwan.SOCIAL LINKS (twitter, facebook, linkedin) if applicable:Pegasus Tech Ventures: https://www.pegasustechventures.com/Let your voice be heard. Check out www.positivephil.comBooks I am reading Right Nowhttps://amzn.to/3236WSiwww.positivestocks.comwww.ambitiousstocks.comwww.microcapstocknews.com
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Johan Danno

amazing and inspiring chat! thank you both from the bottom of my heart for your wisdom, kind words 🙏🏼 for all you both are and do - thank you!

Nov 4th
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