The IMPACT SHOW is a monthly Youtube series that will uncover “real” breaking news, epic thought leadership and inspiring stories that leave us all with “IMPACT”.
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New Episodes Every Month
Telepathic Technology is the Future: IMPACTSHOW with MindPortal Founder/CEO – EP 47 – Ekram Alam
In this episode of the Impact Show, Ekram Alan interviews the founder and CEO of MindPortal, who shares his upbringing, his decision to drop out of medical school, and his journey to create MindPortal, a company that aims to bring humans and AI closer together through a neural interface technology.
How AI Is Saving Lives and Revolutionizing the Healthcare Industry – EP 46 – Justin Li
It’s time to change the way you think about healthcare. CEO of HelioGenomics, Justin Li, discusses how AI is advancing traditional medical practices to save lives. Learn how cancer is currently being tested, versus what the future holds.
Nuclear Weapons, An Imperfect Metaverse, and Why Speaking Back Is Important – EP 45 – Palmer Luckey
[“We are making money, paying the bills, and creating cool stuff” – Palmer Luckey] In his interview with Sinan Kanatsiz, Palmer Luckey provides Anduril updates, insight into the Russian conflict, his experience in Kiev and predictions on what is to come. Robotic submarines and the Metaverse are touched on as well as Palmer’s opinion on what you should do when someone is falsely coming after your character.
Going All-in from Online Poker to Billion Dollar Bitcoin Mining – EP 44 -Jason Les
Sinan Kanatsiz, Chairman and Founder of the IMA, sits down with Jason Les, CEO of Riot Blockchain, to talk about how his background in computer science and as a professional poker player prepared him to enter into the world of bitcoin mining, as well as the lessons he’s learned through the highs and lows of the crypto world.
A Vision for the Future (with Robert Grant) – EP 43
Sinan Kanatsiz, Chairman and Founder of the IMA, sits down with Robert E. Grant, CEO of Crown Sterling, to get his unique lens on entrepreneurship and the mechanisms by which he is crafting new understanding in a variety of fields. “
Fossil Future: The Time for Optimism is Now with Alex Epstein and Peter Thiel – EP 42
“Author of Fossil Future, Alex Epstein, shares his expertise and philosophical perspective on climate, energy and fossil fuels. Watch as Epstein and Entrepreneur Peter Thiel dive deep into the truths and arguments behind what most people may think is insane. Learn from these experts what is in the future for technology, inflation, climate and why it is okay to be optimistic even in these trying times.
Kicking Into College – EP 40
The Kicking Into College Program, established and funded through the creation of an endowed Kanatsiz Scholars Fund, is envisioned as one of the largest and one-of-a-kind funds at Santa Ana College. The Kanatsiz Scholars Fund will provide critical scholarship and program support to annually create educational pathways and improve academic achievement for current and future generations of at-risk youth and young adults.
Garages of OC, Hosted by Men of Breakfast – EP 39
The Men of the Breakfast (that benefits the Women’s Philanthropy Fund) of the Orange County United Way recently hosted its second Garages of Orange County event at the Segerstrom Shelby Events Center. The idea for Garages of Orange County was originated by Sue Parks – CEO of Orange County United Way.
Internet Activism: Solving Individual Problems with Individual Solutions – EP 38 – Avi Schiffmann
Sinan Kanatsiz, Chairman and Founder of the IMA, sits down with Avi Schiffman, creator of ukrainetakeshelter.com, to talk about the importance of internet activism and the ease by which everyone can make an impact using the tools available on the internet.
The Importance of Leaving a Legacy – EP 37 – Bill Lyon
IMA Chairman and Founder Sinan Kanatsiz takes a walk with Bill Lyon, Board Member at Taylor Morrison, through his incredible car collection in beautiful Coto de Caza, California. While Bill gave a tour of some of his favorite cars in the collection, the pair discussed many of the ways in which he is leaving a lasting impact on Orange County, including Pretend City Children’s Museum, Lyon Air Museum, partnering with the Orange County United Way, and more.
Forging A New State For The Next Generation – EP 36 – Shawn Collins
IMA Chairman and host Sinan Kanatsiz was joined by Shawn Collins, Shareholder at Stradling Yocca Carlson & Rauth, who recently announced his candidacy for Governor of California. Shawn shared insights he’s learned – through education, his service in the Navy & military, and his current practice in law – that have helped shaped his vision and policy during his run for office.
How United to End Homelessness Leaders Are Making Orange County A Better Place to Live – EP 35
On this episode, IMA Chairman and Founder Sinan Kanatsiz interviews Larry Armstrong, Chairman of Ware Malcomb, Susan Parks, President and CEO of Orange County United Way, and Ernest Schroeder, President of Schroeder Mgmt. Inc, about the part they play in helping stop homelessness in the Orange County community. Tune into IMPACT SHOW 35 to hear about this amazing non-profit United to End Homelessness and all that they have done and have planned to create housing and help those in need find a home.
Trust & Integrity: The Foundation To Cultivate Relationships & Build Solutions – EP 34 – Tim Smith
On the latest episode of IMPACT SHOW, Tim Smith (Founder of SmithGroup, an award-winning international architectural, engineering and planning firm), shares his background in real estate, how he’s able to cultivate meaningful relationships with his clients, and how he used the power of film to disrupt the industry with his well-known production “Teach Me How To Duffy.” Tim also speaks on the unique balance of blending artistry, technology, planning, research and strategy, as he partners with clients to up-end disruptors redefining their businesses and address challenges impacting their worlds. Throughout his company, he strives to work with those who have a uniting passion for design excellence to solve complex, meaningful problems for their clients and ultimately bring their vision to life.
Down the Rabbit Hole of Crypto Currency: Life, Business, and Growth – EP 33 – Anthony Bertolino
As a graduate from Berkley’s inaugural block chain focused curriculum, and as VP of Growth for iTrustCapital, Anthony Bertolino has certainly got his finger on the pulse of all things finance and crypto. In this IMPACTShow, Sinan chats with Anthony about the importance of creating trust in a highly trust sensitive marketplace, the future of digital versus fiat currencies, and the value of content creation as it pertains to company growth.
Changing The Crypto IRA Marketplace Through Customer Service & Work Culture – EP 32 – Blake Skadron
In this IMPACT SHOW, we sit down with Blake Skadron, Co-founder and president of iTrustCapital, for an inside look at a company that is changing the digital currency game. In this interview, Blake talks about the importance of customer service, client trust and how to build it, as well as how iTrustCapital found its niche in an exciting and emerging new market.
An Expert’s Inside Scoop into the World of Diamonds and Precious Stones – EP 31 – Al Baca
On this episode of IMPACT SHOW we are joined by Al Baca, owner of La Vida Vital Jewelers, who provides some highly valuable insight on all things jewelry. From the difference between wholesale and retail jewelry selling, to the reasoning behind diamonds’ sustained dominance in the market and the best business practices in jewelry, you do not want to miss this episode!
Innovating Technology To Save Lives – EP 30 – Blake Resnick
On today’s IMPACT SHOW we interviewed 21 year old Blake Resnick, Founder and CEO of Brinc Drones. Brinc Drones was created to save the lives of people in a crisis situation and to help the police arrive at the scene as quickly and safely as possible. Blake shares his vision and story for these life saving devices and how he plans to expand his business to make these drones more intricate to help in many different public safety situations.
How Consistency & Dependability Can Induct You Into Your Field’s ‘Hall of Fame’ – EP 29 – Rod Carew
Don’t miss this week’s episode with Hall of Fame baseball legend Rod Carew! Rod takes us through his personal history, from his upbringing in Panama to how he first came to live in New York to his recruitment right out of high school to the Minnesota Twins. Watch this episode to discover how Rod reinvented his batting technique, learned how to be consistent, and found support from the people around him to become one of the best baseball players and continue to spread hope and positivity today; also catch Rod’s son Devon speaking on the importance of social media, a clear business vision, and brand ubiquity.
Dentist For The Stars: Utilizing Technology to Connect & Thrive In Your Niche – EP 28 – Jon Marashi
This week we are joined by cosmetic dentist Doctor Jon Marashi, co-owner and Chief Dental Officer of Byte—invisible sets of liners that are direct to consumers—and creator of Marashi Oral Health. Jon jumps into his history of becoming a dentist for the stars and how he co-created Byte and was encouraged to develop Marashi Oral Health from his patients. Jon informs us how oral health is the gateway to a healthy body, the importance of risk analysis when making significant job decisions, and how to form loyal relationships with clients—be sure to watch now!
Starting Multi-Billion Dollar Tech Companies That Will Change The Future – EP 27 – Palmer Luckey
This week, Assistant Vice Chancellor of Pepperdine University Elizabeth Goodwin takes the reigns and speaks in-depth Palmer Luckey, Founder of Anduril and Oculus VR. He details how he first got his start with Oculus at the age of 19 and then after much deliberation and research, chose to switch to working in national security. Take a look now to hear the critical advice Palmer has on starting and sustaining a business, and how to find personal success in different fields!
Creating Disruption and Finding Differentiation in a Saturated Marketplace – EP 26 – Joe Megibow
Join us this week in Lehigh, Utah to “feel the float” with CEO of Purple mattresses, Joseph Megibow! Born in a family of musicians and artists, Joe learned at an early age the importance of curiosity and imagination in creating the best human experiences. Watch this episode to learn about how to build a brand that connects with consumers, the importance of understanding the mechanical and human sides of your business, and the pillars of success necessary for any business.
Shedding a Light on The Future of Design and Technology – EP 25 – Edward Madongorere
This week, CEO of Moon Ultra Edward Madongorere joins us to discuss his state-of-the-art creation, the Moon UltraLight—listed as Time Magazine’s Best Invention of 2020! Edward not only describes this pioneering product, but gives us a glimpse into how he worked his way to the top of his field by teaching himself the necessary skills, focusing on the details, and having the confidence and tenacity to believe in himself and his worth. Watch now!
Changing the Way That Money Moves and How the Financial System Operates – EP 24 – Jeanniey Walden
Join our conversation this week with CIMO of DailyPay, Jeanniey Walden, as we dive into discussion about the ways in which DailyPay is radically changing the financial system! Jeanniey shares invaluable insights on the importance of risk-taking, how you can adapt your learned skills to any situation, and how a positive mindset and a strong networking community are essential to overcoming challenges you might face.
Shifting the Lens to the Intersection of Wine, Art, and Technology – EP 23 – Jesse Katz
We talk with Jesse Katz, winemaker and founder of Aperture Cellars and explore his journey to becoming one of the youngest head winemakers and being a force for change in a highly-traditional field. Citing his personal history and family as influences, listen to Jesse tell his story on how he was able to break down barriers as he made his way into the industry and increase public interest and comfortability in a niche field, all while maintaining feelings of a family-oriented company. (recorded on April 22, 2021)
Turning Positive Energy Into Positive Impact – EP 22 – Wing Lam & California Love Drop
Join our conversation this week with Wing Lam, Founder & CEO of Wahoo’s Fish Tacos, to learn more about his personal journey to creating this impactful restaurant with his brothers, his tips on facing adversity and giving back to your community, and how he created California Lovedrop alongside Charles Antis, Wendy Ellis, and Jennifer Annes.
For the Love of Food: Creating Sustainable Impact Within Your Industry – EP 21 – Bruno Serato
Join us this week as we talk with Chef Bruno Serato of the Anaheim White House and Caterina’s Club—a CNN Hero, the winner of the Ellis Island Medal of Honor, and knighted by the royal family of Italy, just to name a few of his accomplishments. Listen to Bruno’s story of growing up in France and Italy, moving to the US with only $200 to his name and not knowing any English, and ultimately becoming a celebrated restaurateur. You won’t want to miss hearing Chef Bruno’s story and learning about his inspirational work ethic!
It’s Time to Cut The Cord: Embracing The Invisible Currency of Technological Power – EP 20 – Shawn Dougherty
Our latest episode features Shawn Dougherty, co-founder of mophie and founder & CEO of Volonic, Inc., on our YouTube channel. Watch as we dive into Shawn’s Michigander roots, which played an important role in honing her automotive and operational talents, that enabled her to create a niche role in “invisible currency” and develop highly skilled companies, and hear her “secret sauce” for success. Plus, get a sneak peek at the elegant and innovative Volonic Valet 3, the world’s first customizable, free placement wireless charging solution.
Where High Risk Becomes High Reward – EP 19 – Johnney Zhang
Primior CEO Johnney Zhang talks about his background in real estate, construction and his journey into developing communities and building his businesses. He also highlights Primior’s new featured property, Symphony, currently in construction at Dana Point.
Fueling Your Passions to Discover Entrepreneurial Success – EP 18 – Don DiConstanzo
Accomplished CEO & Co-Founder of Pedego Electric Bikes Don DiConstanzo delves into his past to reveal how he redefined his career after years of experience in the corporate world, overcame the hurdles of starting his own business, and the “Four P’s” that have allowed him to continue evolving and expanding his company to this day.
Reinventing Brand Leadership – EP 15 – Deryck Rensburg & Laura Schwab
Laura Schwab, President of Aston Martin Americas, was interviewed by Dean of Pepperdine Graziadio Deryck van Rensburg and spoke on the qualities behind reinventing brand leadership for three areas: priorities & changes, diversity & female leaders, and strategy & positioning. (Recorded for Oct 2 2020 IMPACT 20 event)
How to Reinvent Yourself, Your Business, & Your Artificial Intelligence – EP 14 – Palmer Luckey
Palmer Luckey, Founder of Anduril Industries, shared his thoughts on the process of reinvention, and what it takes to successfully operate and run a growing business. (Recorded for Oct 2 2020 IMPACT 20 event)
A Life of Reinvention – EP 13 – Glenn Stearns
Glenn Stearns, Founder/CEO Kind Lending & Star of Discovery Channel’s, Undercover Billionaire, shared his background and his journey of real estate. Through his journey, he promoted the manufacturing of a unique culture in the lending industry. (Recorded for Oct 2 2020 IMPACT 20 event)
Innovation, Defense Tech and OC Entrepreneurship – EP 10 – Palmer Luckey
Palmer Luckey, founder of Anduril Industries and co-founder of Oculus VR, joins Sinan Kanatsiz at Channel Bakers Breakthrough Summit to discuss his work towards the defense sector, entrepreneurship, and innovative industries in Orange County. (Recorded Feb 25 2020)
Prime the Pump – EP 9 – Channel Bakers
Josh Kreitzer, CEO of Channel Bakers, joins us alongside members of his leadership team (Tyler Speer, Sarah Lavalle & Brad Malm) to discuss brand essentials while approaching Prime Day, and best practices for optimizing presence on Amazon. (Recorded May 7 2020)
Education: The Engine That Drives Civilization Forward – EP 8 – Rob Hutter
Rob Hutter shares his story on his ventures with Learn Capital and investments in the global education sector. He also dives into the rise of EdTech, social networking software, and new collaborative tools that have seen a surge in impact and use due to the current crisis. (Recorded March 20 2020)
Developments in Tech and Collaboration For The Workforce – EP 7
This episode features some of the top executives sharing their perspectives and solutions to meet the new changes coming to modern workplaces. Those solutions include technologies for collaboration, distance learning, training, marketing and support for other business functions.
Our New Reality in the Face of a Crisis – EP 6 – Dr. Frank Luntz
Dr. Frank Luntz shares with us his insights on the current pandemic, its economic impact, and industries experiencing substantial growth, or heavy hits in the market. We also touched on President Trump’s re-election and if online voting could really become a reality come November.
Staying Aware of Your Memory and Your Brain – Ep 4 – Dr. Frank LaFerla
Dr. Frank LaFerla, one of the leading researchers on Alzheimer’s, shares his background and insights on the disease. He gives us a brief tour of the UCI BioSci campus, while Andrea Wasserman, chief administrative officer of UCI BioSci, showcases the anatomy of a human brain in one of their top research labs. (bio.uci.edu)
Creating a Network of Universally Connected Vehicles – Ep 2 – Sean MacNeill, Reviver
Sean presents a deep dive on the interactive elements behind Reviver’s “smartplates” and how they are displayed through by-stable technology, as well as its user data management system, backed by top-tier tokenized security networks.
Turning Adversity Into Advantage – Ep 1 – Marty O’Connor
We uncover how Marty’s overcame impossible struggles and launched forward with his new outlook on life. His inspiring story is covered in his new documentary, “Relentless”, which is now buzzed as one of the top shorts in the nation.