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Meet The Unconventional Entrepreneur Traveling The United States With Only $10 & A Laptop

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If I were to sum up today’s guest in one word, it would be inspiring. Greg Hartle was a successful entrepreneur struck with a life threatening disease. Instead of giving up or trying to go back to “the way things were”, he rebuilt his life by redefining his purpose and moving forward.

His project Ten Dollars and a Laptop is a combination of interesting/inspiring/challenging/brilliant and probably many more adjectives could fit the bill. Greg has sold all of his possessions and hit the road in search of excitement with, just as it sounds, $10 and a laptop.

In this interview, he tells his story. Enjoy!

About Today’s Guest, Greg Hartle:

Greg HartleGreg Hartle has a decade of entrepreneur experience and is the founder of Ten Dollars and a Laptop. He’s the owner or investor in over a dozen businesses and strategic adviser to nearly a dozen more. His investment portfolio includes everything from organic farms, service businesses, retail stores, manufacturing, construction companies, and commercial real estate re-development projects, amongst others.

Greg was born in Portland, Oregon and grew up in Arizona. Most recently, he lived in sunny San Diego. He loves red wine, micro-brews, exploring music, and reading. Greg is very active athletically, including marathons, triathlons, basketball, and snowboarding. He enjoys studying psychology, physics, health, fitness, history, and economics.

Greg is passionate about social good projects like The Adventure Project and Charity:Water. Ultimately, he’s just a dude who likes to experiment and share what he learns.

You can read more about Greg here.

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  • http://www.bradleygauthier.com Bradley Gauthier

    Wonderful interview guys!

    I love the part about the American dream. For years our society has been lost in a journey of materialism. That the more we own defines who we are. And that our wealth is a direct qualifier of success.

    But in reality, the true dream is to create something that’s more than us – to benefit and improve the lives of others. The more we add value to the people around us, the more we create the lifestyle that everyone subconsciously longs for. And that, in its essence, is the true dream…

    Brad

    • David Siteman Garland

      Great points, Brad. And I think the dream is of course what you make it.

    • Greg Hartle

      Thanks, Brad. Well said. Glad you enjoyed!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Jamie-Favreau/712406420 Jamie Favreau

    Greg Is a great guy too bad I missed him IRL when he was in Detroit.  I did do a Skype conversation with him and he is a great.

    Jamie 

    • David Siteman Garland

      That’s awesome J!

  • Debbie Saviano

    Great interview. I have been following Greg for awhile and he has such an inspirationsl story.
    He said it all that his “Lessons are coming through his Living”!

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