Scrappy Episode 1: 70 Million Jobs

As a young boy growing up on Long Island, New York, Richard Bronson was mainly interested in reading and writing. He was even the editor of his high school newspaper. But by the time he got out of college, his biggest interest was in making money and living the high life. These desires led him to rise through the ranks of one of the most infamous investment firms on Wall Street – Stratton Oakmont (as featured in Martin Scorcese’s “The Wolf of Wall Street”). But the good life he created was built on lies, deception and corruption that would not go unpunished. After a two-year stint in prison, Richard chose to turn his life around, and found a new calling – helping other ex-felons find good and honest work. 

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Scrappy Episode 1 - 70 Million Jobs

The Scrappy Podcast

In each episode, Chris Straigis sits down to talk with a different unsung hero. From small-business owners to community leaders, he takes a deep dive into the mission surrounding their work and learns how they solve problems, recover from failure, and find success through it all. Subscribe to follow the journey.