does not see it our way. I have dedicated all my companies to “give back” models. My coffee compa - ny—Because Coffee—best illustrates this model. You can see why even in the name. My coffee company exists to make a profit because, let’s face it, even with the greatest of intentions without profit no company can survive. But the philanthropic side of Because Cof- fee is in three parts: 1  We buy green coffee from areas that can use the agricultural sales the most around the world. 2  We partner with other nonprofits such as CURE and Mental Health Programs to give them specialty blends at highly discounted rates so they can use for fundraisers. 3  After the profit is made, a percent - age goes back to my own non - profits such as orphanages and feeding centers. You can see that it is about coffee and making a profit, but we are also dedicated to mak - ing sure that we are giving back. My other companies also share similar “give back” programs and my employees take part as much as we can in these programs. Even though I dream of the day where our government sees it my way and chooses to incentivize good rather than legislate it, I will do my best with the companies I have to make an impact on our world. I would love to see a revolution of real estate investors that would take the same mindset. We could impact our communities, states, and country for the better if we would change from the ide - ology of Capitalism to Cause Capitalism. Maybe it is the common ground we need in our country to help heal some of our social ills. •

An entrepreneur and visionary by nature, Eddie’s widespread interests have led to successful ventures across the globe, from operating non-profits and owning an ad

agency, to investing in hundreds of real estate projects and building a nationally syndicated radio show. Today, he guides AAPL and Think Realty with his marketing, funding, and real estate investing knowledge to ensure they are the premier organizations in their sectors.

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