With only $50 in his pocket, Dr. Nido Qubein emigrated to the U.S. from Jordan with nothing short of a big hairy audacious dream. Now, a lifetime later, he is the president of High Point University, Chairman of the Great Harvest Bread Company, an author, and business consultant. He joins us on the call today to share his story with you.

We talk first about how he discovered his purpose and how religion speeds his intrinsic motivation engine.

Then, we dive deep into advice for the underdog.

In Malcolm Gladwell’s latest book, David and Goliath, he shares stories of where change-making underdogs throughout history have persevered and won over the Goliaths of the world.

Dr. Qubein is living evidence of this and we dissect the strategies he used to share the message with you. Of course, all of this all started with some beautiful advice from his mother: “If you want to be a great person, you must first walk hand-in-hand with great people.”

Quick Note: I will be unplugging for a week as I join TOMS on a Giving Trip to the Dominican Republic. I’m super stoked to join them in providing goods to children in need and to learn from the students.

Thank you so much for tuning in and joining me here at The Traveling Cup. I appreciate you and will be back the week after and have some incredible interviews lined up for the next few weeks.

In the words of Dr. Qubein, “As long as you’re going to think, think BIG”.

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