The Unicorn Perspective

#82 - Matthew Griffin: Doing Business In Conflict-Affected Countries To Make An Impact

July 01, 2021 Maxwell Finn
The Unicorn Perspective
#82 - Matthew Griffin: Doing Business In Conflict-Affected Countries To Make An Impact
Show Notes

What happens when you have no experience and no money, but a mission for peace and the confidence to execute? You create a business that is impacting people across the globe. Matthew Griffin of Combat Flip Flops did just that. On this week’s episode of The Unicorn Perspective he tells me about his journey and his purpose. We also talk about foreign affairs, failures and goods made from materials previously used for war. 

About the guest: 

Matthew Griffin is the co-founder and CEO of Combat Flip Flops, a footwear and apparel company that sells goods manufactured in conflict and post-conflict zones. Griffin founded Combat Flip Flops in 2006, after graduating from West Point and serving four tours of duty as an Army Ranger in Afghanistan and Iraq. The company uses their profits to aid the areas in which they are made as a part of Griffin’s mission to encourage peace through trade and “business over bullets.”

Connect with Matthew on instagram: https://www.instagram.com/combatflipflops.griff

What you’ll learn:

-The importance of fixing the cause rather than the symptom

-How China is making friends with foreign countries around the globe (and how the US is not)

-Why confidence is essential for entrepreneurship

-How to build true joy through purpose