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Jon Sundt
Jon Sundt is the President and CEO of Altegris Investments, a broker dealer specializing in providing sophisticated investors with access to hedge funds and other alternative investments. Additionally, Jon is also founder of Natural High, a drug abuse prevention organization that helps youth discover, amplify and pursue their natural high so that they have a reason to say no to an artificial high.

Entries by Jon Sundt

A Spark Can Lead the Way

(0) Comments | Posted October 21, 2015 | 10:31 AM

In some early Native American cultures, the test to become a warrior was running through a gauntlet of tribesmen who would beat and whip young men as they tried to make it to the other end. The theory was that if a young man could withstand such attack, he had...

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Everyone's Doing It

(1) Comments | Posted September 17, 2015 | 12:55 PM

"If your friends all jumped off a bridge, would you do it too?"

How many conversations between young people and their parents have started like this? Parents mean well when they use this question to encourage independent thinking.

But peer pressure can be a great resource for educators and...

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Gen Z: How We Can Help Them Change the World

(0) Comments | Posted June 25, 2014 | 12:23 PM

Generation Z, or the iGeneration, gets a lot of flak from its predecessors. It's a longstanding tradition to think that the era in which you came of age was indisputably the best, and each to follow falls short. I've heard my peers refer to this upcoming generation as lazy, unsocial...

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Love Your Life This Valentine's Day

(0) Comments | Posted February 10, 2014 | 3:16 PM

Valentine's Day is just around the corner and you know what that means -- love is in the air.

But instead of writing about romance, chocolate, red roses and sweethearts, I want to discuss a different kind of love -- loving your life. Oddly enough, it's a love not normally...

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New Year's Resolutions: A Chance to Teach Your Family About the Power of Setting Goals

(0) Comments | Posted January 3, 2014 | 9:34 AM

One of the best parts of celebrating a new year is the catharsis that comes with being able to start anew; reflecting on the past year and looking forward to the year to come. The nature of the human spirit compels us to look forward, and we are empowered to...

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Why Entrepreneurs Are the Happiest Givers

(0) Comments | Posted December 18, 2013 | 9:24 AM

The holidays mean a lot of different things to people. It can be a joyful time, a sad time, a stressful time or even a relaxing time. Naturally, we put a big emphasis on giving back this time of year and everyone loves a cheerful giver. As an entrepreneur and...

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Innovating Drug Abuse Prevention

(0) Comments | Posted November 15, 2013 | 8:47 PM

As a father, sometimes I don't know how exactly to reach my kids. There are times when I feel if I don't say what I need to in a text or hashtag, I'm not going to get through. Our children live in a world in which they're bombarded with messages,...

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From Tragedy to Innovation: Using Loss to Fuel Invention

(0) Comments | Posted July 19, 2013 | 1:56 PM

I lost my two younger brothers to drugs. We were close -- only one and two years apart, respectively. Our family tried everything we could to intervene, including rehab, but nothing worked. Naturally, I racked my brain to figure out why my brothers chose to ruin their lives with drugs...

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