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333. The Mentors Radio Host Dan Hesse talks with Mike Milken about a Life’s Mission: Finding Faster Cures for Serious Disease

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In this episode of The Mentors Radio, Host Dan Hesse talks with Michael Milken, whose lifelong commitment to finding faster cures for terminal illnesses, including cancer, has help improve the lives of countless children, adults and families over the past 50 years. Mike’s book, Faster Cures: Accelerating the Future of Health, is his memoir of his work in this regard and is well-worth the read. This work, however, has paralleled his revolutionizing of capital markets by pricing and rewarding risk more efficiently, ultimately helping to create millions of jobs. Mike Milken has been uniquely successful in creating value, whether measured in lives saved (Fortune magazine called him “The Man Who Changed Medicine”), students inspired (Forbes said he is an education visionary) or jobs created. A UCBerkeley grad with highest honors and an MBA from Wharton where he was a Joseph Warton fellow, Mike and his wife, Lori, have been married 55 years and are proud of their three children and 10 grandchildren (so far). Hang on to your seats for a fast-paced, engaging, innovative and absolutely inspiring interview with plenty of “nuggets” that will help you to lead YOUR best life!

Mike’s philanthropy, which began in the 1970s and paralleled his business career, expanded in 1982 with the establishment of the Milken Family Foundation.  Mike is also chairman of the Milken Institute, an economic think tank that hosts more than 200 annual conferences and other events around the world. The Milken Institute School of Public Health at George Washington University offers 30 degree options. The Milken Center for Advancing the American Dream is slated to open in 2024.

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