Hustle Unlimited

Hustle Unlimited with Donald Thompson

From Poverty to Philanthropy: Raleigh Rescue Mission’s John Luckett

John Luckett went from poverty in Missisippi to successful businessman to serial entrepreneur, and now he’s giving back as the CEO of Raleigh Rescue Mission. Tune in to hear all about John’s unbelievable journey, what brought him to Raleigh Rescue Mission, what the media portrays about homelessness versus reality, and what you can do to help…

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Season 2 – Episode 16 – What Shopping Local Means to Your Community, with Jennifer Martin from Shop Local Raleigh

“Any time you shop local and independent and you spend money in our community, more of that money recirculates back here. And that means money for roads, money for schools, you know, money for general infrastructure. And it just helps create more jobs here.” Jennifer Martin is the Executive Director of Shop Local Raleigh, and…

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Season 2 – Episode 15 – Advice to New CEOs with Donald Thompson

“A lot of people become a CEO for the first time with no experience. It’s kinda like becoming a parent. There’s not really qualifications to be a CEO. You can print a business card, you can start a business, then you are in charge of something and really responsible for taking something from a concept…

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Season 2 – Episode 14 – Advice for Startup Entrepreneurs from Venture Capitalist Tim McLoughlin, Partner at Cofounders Capital

Tim McLoughlin is a Trianlge native and partner at Cofounders Capital, a Cary NC based venture capital firm that has raised over $30 million to invest in tech startups. On the show today, you’ll hear how Tim and David Gardner (founder of Cofounders Capital) got connected, why the Triangle is such a special place for…

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Season 2 – Episode 13 – The Diversity You Can’t See & Becoming a Leader, with American Underground GM Molly Demarest

Molly Demarest is the General Manager of American Underground Startup Hub in Durham NC. Throughout her career, she has grown into leadership of the American Underground team and mentorship of aspiring entrepreneurs.  But when she was growing up, she could never have guessed she’d be this successful.  With a learning disability and ADHD, Molly knew…

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Season 2 – Episode 012 – How Pretend’s Javier Leiva Turned a Side Hustle to One Million Podcast Downloads

Javier Leiva is a creative director at Red Hat and former Emmy winning TV producer. But today, we talk to Javier about his podcast side hustle, Pretend, which now has over a million downloads. We talk about how Pretend started, its successes and opportunities, sacrificing sleep, keeping priorities straight, and advice for all the side…

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Season 2 – Episode 011 – Former Fortnite Senior Producer Heather Chandler on Being a Trailblazer in Gaming and Her New Hustle

Heather Chandler literally wrote the book on how to make a video game, and was the senior producer on the most popular game in the world, Fortnite.  She chats with Donald Thompson on this episode of Hustle Unlimited about her career as a trailblazing woman in gaming, why she wrote the book on how to make…

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Episode 010. The Competitive Edge in Communication, Decision Making and Problem Solving

In this episode, your host, Donald Thompson is interviewed by podcaster and producer, Max Trujillo, about his second recently released eBook, All Hats On Deck.  Max and Donald discuss his journey to success and this eBook, where Donald shares his perspective on using the Six Thinking Hats methodology in multiple businesses to get a competitive…

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Episode 009. Leading the Diversity Initiative in Today’s Business Climate

In this episode, the host becomes the guest as podcast producer, Jason Gillikin, interviews Donald Thompson on the first of two recently released eBooks, Driving Diversity and Inclusion in the Workplace which tackles this topic from both sides providing insights for c-suite leaders and minority professionals. Learn what inspired Donald to write this book and what…

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Season 1 – Episode 008. Understanding Your Why and The Power To Lead Others To Success

Hailing from Durham, NC, Greg Boone has gone from being a leader as a college athlete to becoming the 2018 NC Technology Executive of the Year. Greg leads a growing technology firm, he shares his wisdom with you on getting the best from his team and how he identifies exceptional talent. Overcoming some personal health…

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