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Paul Orfalea      

Founder of Kinko's

Kinko’s became the world’s leading business services chain with over 1,500 locations worldwide. After selling Kinko's, Paul Orfalea directed his focus towards philanthropy. Students throughout Santa Barbara County have benefitted from orthodontia, whole-child education, nature-based learning, and college-preparedness programs thanks to the Audacious Foundation.

Today, Orfalea enjoys teaching entrepreneurship at USC and LMU.

Speech Topics

Learning Distinctions

What's Right About the World

Anyone Else Can Do It Better: Leadership & Motivating Workers

Work - Love - Play: Achieving Balance Between Life and Work

Work-Life Balance

Learning Differences

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Global & Current Events

Financial Management


Early Care Importance

Customer Loyalty

Business Motivation

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Paul Orfalea on Creating the Kinko's Brand
Paul Orfalea is the founder of Kinko’s, a philanthropist, and a serial entrepreneur. He is a visiting professor in the Global and International Studies Department of the University of California at Santa Barbara (UCSB) and the Lloyd Greif Center for Entrepreneurial Studies at the University of Southern California (USC) Marshall School of Business.....
Paul Orfalea Goes for Big Impact
After a six-year hiatus, Paul Orfalea is returning to public life with a very big splash, investing large quantities of legal tender on an 11,000-square-foot State Street property ?that he’s betting will morph into a fecund spawning ground for socially minded and eco-conscious new enterprises....
Kinko's Founder Paul Orfalea Gives His Unusual Recipe for Success
Paul Orfalea, the founder of Kinko's and a 1971 graduate of the USC Marshall School of Business, is by his -- and anyone's account -- one of the business world's most unusual success stories.

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