This week is particularly exciting since this episode is the first in my new mini-series HIGHLIGHT DETROIT. I love it here, I love the vibe, love the landscape, the grit, the art, the food, but most of all…. I love the people. I wanted to introduce you to these cool people so this mini-series HIGHLIGHT DETROIT was born. There are so many fascinating people here, from artists to entrepreneurs and many of whom have become my non-Internet exclusive friends. Today is the first installment with Christian Birky founder of the brand Laszlo which you will hear all about in this episode. After graduating from Princeton in 2013, where time spent tutoring in a prison led to a thesis on prison policy Christian’s interest in social entrepreneurship goes back to a pony-powered, emissions-free lawn service he started at age 11 with his sister (and Lazlo co-founder) Kathryn. I met Christian at a Creative Mornings talk he gave about ethics a couple months ago and loved his brand, vision, and mission. I couldn’t think of a better person to kick off this series spotlighting our area of the country. We hear from people in bigger cities like New York or LA way more frequently on podcasts (even this one) which is why I wanted to spotlight some people who live in Detroit so you can get a taste of how exciting it is to live here. So for the next hour or so while you’re listening to this episode and future ones from this series… WELCOME TO DETROIT.