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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

Corporate Culture Revolutionary

As a leader, you manage the environment, not the people, but how do you know what makes a successful environment for innovation and initiative? Well, I looked at the USA and thought, democracy works pretty well.

Citizen Coworkers

Democracy in the workplace: Philosophy, Partnership, and Pot-stirring for fun and profit.

Entrepreneur Vs. EntreManure

Are you on it or in it?

Men in Skirts, Riding Side-Saddle

The world is not logical, so maybe success won’t be, either. How infinite variability offers infinite opportunity and learning to live with uncertainty helps us sleep at night.

Dyslexic Leadership

Inverting ideas to find opportunity and talent in unusual places


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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