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Trevor Pan launched his architecture career by building his first building with his own hands in a barren patch of Arizona desert. It didn’t have running water or electricity, but it got him some attention in the architecture world and his career was off to a promising start. But then Trevor made a decision that, from the outside, seemed completely totally crazy.
Before he launched one of the most successful porn companies in America, Rob Navarro was a chart topping Christian rock star and the voice of Ronald McDonald. Then he got the help of a few good men from the U.S. Marine Corps.
Grace of the Sea
Luis Gutierrez Sanchez, also known as "Grace of the Sea," had been living in a garage in South LA for six years. He sold bacon-wrapped, pineapple-stuffed hot dogs on a street corner a few blocks away to make a living. Miraculously good at finding beauty in dark places, he tells his story of surviving as a gay undocumented immigrant in Los Angeles.
The Case of the Missing Sprinkles
The Court TV genre started with a frustrated game show producer who pitched an idea that would make housewives’ fantasies come true. That show tanked. So instead he made “The People’s Court,” eventually creating a lucrative empire that feeds off the petty disputes of everyday Americans. This is the story of the one case that started that empire.