Christof Appel sold his first business to a listed media company at the age of 19. He was the youngest finalist at World Champs of Public Speaking in Washington DC. He ran a global HR consulting business with clients like Nike and Google at age 23. He then lost it all and had to work jobs he hated. In 2012 he traveled to the Silicon Valley and raised funding for and launched a startup, Birdiebank. This year he’ll launch another with Saidwow.
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- Christof takes us to a time where he had it all: a thriving business, major mullah in the bank and respect from those around him. Then, he lost it all. Well, everything except the most important thing of all: and it’s not what you may think!
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- Christof shares a story that involves a goat, a maid and some major miscommunication. Need I say more?
- Birdiebank and Saidwow are both rockin’ and are keeping Christof plenty busy. Listen to what he has in store for 2014…
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