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TEDxBayArea - Ryan Blair - Saving Jobless Youth, Before they Revolt

Saving Jobless Youth, Before they Revolt What I learned from the Los Angeles Riots and why it matters today Watching the London riots sparked memories of my teen years in a gang during the LA Riots. If I've crossed over to become a multimillionaire, so can others. The same people capable of creating big problems are the same people that can create solutions to our biggest problems, by starting companies. Unemployment is our nation's #1 problem right now. How do we help struggling, jobless youth get the mentorship they need? How can we help at-risk kids find the right path to business before we all suffer the consequences of our nation's brightest minds starting the wrong kind of 'start-ups'? Ryan Blair is the author of NOTHING TO LOSE, EVERYTHING TO GAIN How I Went from Gang Member to Multimillionaire Entrepreneur (Portfolio). He's a self-made multimillionaire and serial entrepreneur, who established his first company, 24-7 Tech when he was twenty-one years old, and has since created and actively invested in multiple startups. Currently, as the CEO of ViSalus Sciences, in the year of the 2008 recession, Blair turned the company around and took their revenue from near failure to more than $10 million a month in only 15 months. Blair lives in Hollywood, California with his son Reagan. In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized.* (*Subject to certain rules and regulations)
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