Mar 21, 2016 • 26M

#386: NBA's First Deaf Player Pivots To Social Entrepreneurship

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Some of the world's great changemakers join host Devin Thorpe to share leadership lessons you can use to increase your impact.
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Read the full Forbes article and watch the interview here: Subscribe to this podcast on iTunes by clicking here: or on Stitcher by clicking here: Lance Allred played professional basketball for a decade all around the world, including a stint with the Cleveland Cavaliers in 2008. Born legally deaf into a fundamentalist polygamous family, his life experience has been anything but typical. Now, with his playing days behind him, Allred is turning to social entrepreneurship. Allred is creating a tech company called Manestream that he says will provide radically faster access to internet resources, allowing users to work directly from the web at speeds approaching the time to access a hard drive. The system will be commercially available any day now. The bandwidth, the website says, comes via a license to what was the MCI fiber optic network. That will be combined with “patented process of enterprise-grade global cloud servers and secure data storage providers.” The plan is also to make the system compliant with HIPAA and other privacy standards, allowing medical providers and other users with security use the network. While the system will work with your laptop, the company also plans to sell slimmed-down devices that access the cloud service and don’t require a hard drive. Read the full Forbes article and watch the interview here: Please consider whether a friend or colleague might benefit from this piece and, if so, share it.