Season 2, Episode 285: Don Larson – Founder & CEO of the Sunshine Nut Company & Author

Today’s guest is Don Larson. The Founder & CEO of the Sunshine Nut Company and author of The Sunshine Approach, Don is a visionary leader with a “quadruple bottom line” business: adding a transformational bottom line to the financial, environmental and social bottom lines of corporate social responsibility.

Don has over 25 years of experience in the food processing industry and was an executive for The Hershey Company. After leaving Hershey he built a cocoa processing plant for a group of private investors, where he was eventually promoted to acting-CEO, delivering a plant that produced $100 Million per year. The factory was the largest, fully automated cocoa processing line in the world.

In 2011, Don and his family left their lifestyle of abundance and material wealth for one of purpose. They sold nearly everything they owned – a big house with a swimming pool, luxury cars, and a hot air balloon – and poured their life savings into Sunshine Nut Company. Don and his wife Terri and their youngest son, relocated to Africa – away from their daughter in college and son in his last year of high school. They are now living in Mozambique – one of the world’s poorest countries.

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