My guest today is a New Jersey born and Denmark raised writer and inventor. After a successful career in engineering (where he was a contributor to many successful patents, including a medical device along side his father), he found himself looking for new ways to give back.

He believes the dysfunctional economy is the most important issue of our time.

He’s taken his passion to use ideas to solve the world’s problems, and applied this thinking to America’s economy in the book, Optimizing America.

Through vivid scenery, memorable characters, and intense drama, he encourages the reader to ponder hardline questions that challenge modern political punditry, shatter the “news-in-a-loop” cycle, and change the way we think about the distribution of wealth.

Our conversation is incredibly timely, relevant, and important.

And I hope that the insight we share today causes you to think about ways in which you can help facilitate conversation and drive change in this area…

It’s time to think outside the lines with Jarl Jensen.

Guest Bio:

Jarl Jensen is a New Jersey born and Denmark raised writer and inventor. He returned to the US for school, but still considers Denmark his home traveling back and forth regularly. He learned a lot from his father, an engineer and inventor who held many patents. When he was only sixteen, Jarl was a contributor to a successful patent along with his father, a medical device, that led to the launch of a wound care company called Euromed. After college, Jarl started working at Euromed mixing adhesive which led to many more patent filings.

His father eventually became the owner of Euromed and after he got sick and passed away,
Jarl helped revive it. They went from zero to making a profit in about six months. Jarl began in Research and Development and redesigned the product lines, lowering the costs by 50-60%, making it one of the most advanced products in the industry at the time. These innovations led to new product launches and more patents, the business grew from six to eight figures in just a few years. In 2004, Jarl took over the company as CEO growing Euromed to $20 million in revenue before selling it for 17x earnings to a publicly traded company in 2016.

After his successful exit, Jarl is looking to give back and is addressing the most important issue of our time, the dysfunctional economy. As an idea man, Jarl sees things differently and focuses more on out of the box solutions. His real passion is to use ideas to solve the world’s problems. Jarl has applied this thinking to America’s economy in the book, Optimizing America. Through vivid scenery, memorable characters, and intense drama, he encourages the reader to ponder hardline questions that challenge modern political punditry, shatter the “news-in-a-loop” cycle, and change the way we think about the distribution of wealth.

For more information, please visit:
https://optimizingamerica.com

 

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Happy New Year!

My guest today is a world-renowned bootcamp Pilates specialist. With a decade of experience in the fitness industry, she has certified coaches in over 80 cities across the US and developed fitness programs for over 20 studios across Europe, Africa, Asia and Australia.

More recently, she spent the last year as Program Director at a Santa Monica tech start-up, launching their live-stream fitness program. Prior to a career in fitness, she was a fashion designer, competitive rock climber, and a contestant on the 14th season of CBS’s Survivor.

She’s a dear friend of mine, and I’ve been wanting to introduce you to her for a while now, so I’m so glad we finally made it happen. She’s joining us today to help us get our new year off to an amazing stat, with some of her top tips for living your best 2019.

It’s time to think outside the lines with Piper Michelle.

Guest Bio:

Piper Michelle is a world-renowned bootcamp Pilates specialist. With a decade of experience in the fitness industry, she has certified coaches in over 80 cities across the US (200+ studio locations) and developed fitness programs for over 20 studios across Europe, Africa, Asia and Australia. Most recently, Piper spent the last year as Program Director at a Santa Monica tech start-up, launching their live-stream fitness program. Prior to a career in fitness, Piper was a fashion designer, competitive rock climber, and a contestant on the 14th season of CBS’s Survivor. Piper’s greatest joy is to experience the world around her, learn as much as she can, and share with others.

Follow Piper on Instagram @hellopipermichelle

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Shawn's new project/podcast:

I want to tell you about another project I’ve been working on. Some friends and I have launched a new podcast called THE MARTINI SCALE, where we discuss all things film. Film is a huge passion of mine, and I’m excited to share this new adventure with you. You can learn more about the show at themartiniscale.com, and of course you can download and subscribe to the show wherever you listen to this podcast. 

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