#9 Adam Mark Smith – The Million Dollar Cup of Water

Adam Smith went from being a CFO to being on food stamps after protesting at a Chick-fil-A. The viral video cost him his career, reputation and sense of self. Author of Million Dollar Cup of water. Adam Mark Smith shares his personal journey from rags to riches, back to rags, and eventually to true wealth. Adam Smith is an executive, author, motivational speaker, corporate workshop facilitator, and mindfulness-based coach. He is also a husband and father of four boys. Adam and Andrew discuss cancel culture, redemption, and mindful entrepreneurship.

#8 Grace Keros – The Queen of Coneys

Outspoken owner of American Coney Island, one of the oldest continuously family-owned restaurants in Detroit, discusses the difference between a Coney Dog and Coney Island and how this 100 year old company has survived it all.

#7 Anthony LaVerde – It All Started With One Screen

CEO of Emagine Entertainment, LaVerde believes in doubling down on your investments during times of uncertainty and fear. Blake sits down with the young and successful driver of one of the most innovative theaters in the country, who sees hope and opportunity in the midst of a 10 month pandemic forced shutdown. Millions and millions of dollars in lost revenue in 2020, yet LaVerde says they will continue to buy buy buy.

#2 Kristina Rinaldi: But I Knew How to Hustle

Kristina Rinaldi runs Detroit’s first and only no-kill shelter, Detroit Dog Rescue. Rinaldi discusses the mistakes other nonprofits make constantly, and what it takes to keep the lights on.

#1 James Rigato: Always a Dish Washer

4x James Beard Semi finalist chef and owner of Mabel Gray restaurant, James Rigato discusses how misunderstood many foods and beverages are and the importance of connection to where your food is from.