November 25, 2015
Army Rangers, Boot Factories, Employment vs. Radicalism, Ethical Entrepreneurship Part 1
We talk with Matthew Griffin from COMBAT Flip Flops
About his journey from Army Ranger to ethical entrepreneur.
In part one, we’ll discuss:
Griff deploying to Afghanistan in 2003
Sleeping on the floor a makeshift school, living among the citizens
Seeing that the average afghan welcomed the US, but they had no choice but to grow opium for the Taliban as a way to feed their families
How radicalism can thrive when there’s no way to earn a living
How Combat flip flops came to be, from inspiration to execution
Negotiating terms and organizing logistics, sight unseen from around the world.