Michael Drescher is a media entrepreneur. In 1981 he co-founded JDTV, a multimedia and production company that built up the world’s largest database of interactive television and movie descriptions in 11 languages with international distribution. In 1997, he established Drescher Holdings and in 2003, along with DHL, became co-founder, partner and director of global publishing for One World Yellow Pages. In 2010, he co-founded two companies: Okanjo’s SAAS marketplace and ad-tech platforms that transform content into commerce for publishers, and Tuesday (formerly Bodyhum), a product line focusing on women’s breast health. In 2015, the startup raised $1.7 million in follow-on funding. Drescher serves on the board of directors for Newaukee, Okanjo Partners, Vibrant LLC, MiKE and International Film Finance. FROM TED.COM
In Episode 11, Hans and Molly interview Mike Drescher — a media entrepreneur turned women’s undergarment designer who shares the twists and turns that shaped his life and unconventional career path. An eccentric speaker with a true zest for life, Mike showcases how serendipitous life events combined with tenacity and grit got him where he is today. This episode gives a little bit of everything, from the ethics of cosmetics and curing childhood ailments to live theater projects and our inherent interconnectedness.
Below are links to all the items we discussed during our conversation with Mike.
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