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Going Long Podcast with Billy Keels

Dec 27, 2021

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Going Long Podcast Episode 172: Investing in Assets with Positive Social & Environmental Impact

In the conversation with today’s guests, Cole Shephard & Adam Jason, you’ll learn the following:


  • [00:15 - 03:50] Show introduction with comments from Billy.
  • [03:50 - 07:56] Guest introduction and first questions.
  • [07:56 - 14:47] The backstory and decisions made that led Cole & Adam to this point in their journey. 
  • [14:47 -23:43] Why Cole & Adam invest long distance and overseas, instead of only actively investing in their local market locations.
  • [23:43 - 27:46] What Cole & Adam have seen and learned with regards to being non locals starting businesses and initiatives in a foreign country.
  • [27:46 - 30:35] Cole & Adam describe the reality and important factors of living and working in a different culture. 
  • [30:35 - 45:55] How they have been able to positively impact the lives of locals and find success through their entrepreneurial coffee company.


Here’s what Cole & Adam shared with us during today’s conversation: 


  • Where in the world Cole & Adam are based currently: Medellin, Colombia.
  • The most positive thing to happen in the past 24 hours: Raising 20 million dollars to expand their business, and going to the best pizza place in Medellin!
  • Favourite European City: Pamplona and San Sebastian, Spain. 
  • A mistake that Cole & Adam would like you to learn from so that you don’t have to pay full price: Surround yourself with people who have the same values and goals as you do! AND Focus on something that you can be special at, and don’t overextend!
  • Book Recommendations: The Ascent of Money, by Niall Ferguson, and Titan, by Ron Chernow.


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