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Started from the Bottom

by Pushkin Industries

Every week on Started from the Bottom, host Justin Richmond interviews successful people who grew up on the outside – people of color, people who weren’t part of the old boys’ network, people who grew up in a world where almost nobody went to college. How did they do it? How did they beat the odds while also beating away the feeling of being an imposter?

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Episodes

Busayo Olupona: How she Pivoted from Attorney to Fashion Designer

50m · Published 13 Jun 04:00

Ready-to-wear designer Busayo Olupona talks about what it was like to leave her six-figure salaried job as a corporate attorney to pursue her dream of starting a fashion brand. From going broke to seeing her Made In Nigeria labeled clothing in Neiman Marcus, Busayo learned a lot along the way.

If you're into entrepreneurship and/or fashion, here are some books Busayo recommends:

The Fashion Designer Survival Guide by Mary Geller
The Purple Cow by Seth Godin
The Untethered Soul: The Journey Beyond Yourself by Michael Singer
Living an Examined Life: Wisdom for the Second Half of the Journey by James Hollis
Notes of a Native Son by James Baldwin
Native Son by Richard Wright

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Keith Corbin: His Culinary Journey After Prison

42m · Published 06 Jun 04:30

Keith Corbin never thought cooking could be his way out of the hood. After a stint in prison, Keith needed a change from a life of hustling, and a series of chance encounters led him into the culinary world. Now a celebrated restaurateur, Keith has made a name for himself through his restaurant Alta Adams and his interpretation of soul food - West African style meets California ingredients.

You can find Keith's book California Soul: An American Epic of Cooking and Survival wherever books are sold.

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Freddie Wong: From YouTube to His Own Production Company

34m · Published 30 May 16:59

Freddie Wong is a YouTube OG. As YouTube transformed from a backwater website to a behemoth media platform, Freddie's career as an indie filmmaker grew with it, logging nearly 2 billion views and over 9 million subscribers on his channel "freddiew." In this episode, Freddie Wong talks about building an online video channel into a real production company, his love for action comedy, and how artists in the digital age can be creative when it comes to making a living.

To watch Freddie's videos, check out Freddie's YouTube channel! For one of our personal favorites try this one.

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Jing Gao: Bringing Chinese Flavor to Supermarket Shelves

43m · Published 23 May 04:30

FLY BY JING founder Jing Gao never intended to make hot sauce for a living. But after living in China her pallet was awakened to Asian flavors that drove her to become a foodie. Jing decided to make the scary leap from her traditional tech job to a full-time career in food. In this episode, Jing talks about her diaspora experience growing up in the West, the many pitfalls she faced as a food entrepreneur, and how overnight, viral success changes a business. 

To get your own Fly By Jing hot sauce, check out flybyjing.com 

And if you cook with chili crisp, send us a picture! You can email us at [email protected]

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Jessica O. Matthews: What Does it Take to be an Inventor?

35m · Published 16 May 04:30

At 19, Jessica O. Matthews invented the SOCCKET, a soccer ball that stores kinetic energy, and then converts that power into light. Jessica’s invention took her from the Harvard classroom to audiences with U.S. Presidents, and it jump-started her journey into the power and infrastructure industry. In this episode, the founder and CEO of Uncharted Power talks about what kind of thinking it takes to invent something, and how witnessing the energy crisis of her native Nigeria inspired her to invent a power-storing soccer ball.

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Zainab Salbi: From Under Saddam’s Thumb to Building a Successful Nonprofit

44m · Published 09 May 04:30

Zainab Salbi grew up in Iraq, where her family lived in terror of Saddam Hussein. Then she came to America -- and launched a nonprofit that has helped thousands of women around the world. In this episode, Zainab talks about her unique childhood, how she escaped an abusive marriage, and why she started an organization to help women survivors of war. 

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Tremaine Emory: How to Become a Creative Director in Fashion

38m · Published 02 May 04:30

When Tremaine Emory became the Creative Director at Supreme, he joined an elite but tiny group of Black people calling the shots in the fashion industry. Having recently survived an aortic aneurysm Tremaine opens up in this conversation about what success means in the context of life and death, and how a hood kid from Queens, NY became an icon of style.

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Suze Orman: From Waitress to Financial Guru

30m · Published 25 Apr 04:30

Suze Orman has spent the past few decades sharing her financial wisdom with the public. But before Suze became an investment maven, bestselling author, and host of her own show on CNBC, she was a 30-year-old waitress living paycheck to paycheck. In this episode, Suze Orman explains how she went from happily waiting tables at a local cafe, to losing all her money in the stock market, to becoming a personal finance guru.

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Nely Galán: Self-Made Media Mogul

44m · Published 18 Apr 04:30

When producer and author Nely Galán became Telemundo's President of Entertainment, she became the first Latina to head an American television network. A child of the post-Revolution Cuban diaspora, Nely's path to the top of her field involved grit, resourcefulness, and a dash of humility. In this episode, Nely takes us through her life's marker moments, from a Cuban kid growing up in New Jersey to becoming a force in American media.

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Larry Miller: From Prison to the Nike Boardroom

41m · Published 11 Apr 04:30

Convicted of murder at age 16, Nike executive Larry Miller kept his crime and incarceration a secret for over 40 years. But after building the Jordan brand at Nike into a billion dollar business, Larry has chosen to open up about his story. 

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Started from the Bottom has 16 episodes in total of non- explicit content. Total playtime is 10:31:46. The language of the podcast is English. This podcast has been added on March 26th 2023. It might contain more episodes than the ones shown here. It was last updated on February 27th, 2024 06:49.

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