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An International Entrepreneur's Long Journey to Success with Gerald White

Episode 16

One of the goals of this podcast is to inspire you with stories of people who overcame adversity, worked hard, played fair, made good decisions, learned from bad decisions, and found a way to succeed. I’m confident that today’s guest will do just that–inspire you to keep pushing forward even when it seems impossible. Welcome back to Mission First People Always! Today’s episode is a fascinating story of a man who found himself where he didn’t plan to be, doing something he hadn’t planned to do and almost failing. Still, by the grace of God and the support of his family, he has become an incredibly successful international entrepreneur. Join the conversation as I speak with Gerald White! Originally from Texas, Gerald began his career as a United States Marine Corps officer and then transitioned into what would become his life’s work: the commercial side of pharmaceuticals, medical devices, and therapeutics. He has worked for TAP Pharmaceuticals, American Medical Systems, and AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals. Then he started two companies in Southeast Asia: Edge Medical Devices and now CardioSource Medical Equipment. Hit play to hear Gerald’s incredible journey to success, keys to overcoming your top challenges, and more! For more resources or to connect with us, check out the links below! In today’s episode you will learn: How failure can unexpectedly open doors of opportunity The challenges and pitfalls of starting a new business in a foreign country How one overcomes obstacles in creating a new business The importance of being nimble and open to change as you learn The centrality of building productive relationships in any new venture And Much More! Connect with Gerald: Website: Facebook: Instagram: LinkedIn: Connect with Dr. Mike: Website: Book: LinkedIn: Instagram: Twitter: Buy The Book!: Mission First People Always Minute By Minute: 0:23 Welcome back to another episode 2:10 Get to know Gerald White 6:00 Why Gerald decided to become an entrepreneur 13:25 What led Gerald to the Philippines 20:44 How all things work together for good 24:40 The power of just moving forward 27:30 The fundamentals of success that work anywhere 32:20 What Gerald wishes he knew earlier 37:16 What life looks like today for Gerald White 48:08 Wise words from Dr. Mike

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