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TEDxDetroit Offers Pure "Gold"

September 30, 2013



"How bad do you want it? Because if you want it bad enough, you can go out and achieve it."

Les Gold, owner of American Jewelry and Loan, on his message to TEDxDetroit attendees.

Some of Metro Detroit’s top creative and entrepreneurial talents gather at Cobo Center this week to share ideas that they believe are worth spreading to the rest of the world. The TEDxDetroit Conference describes itself as an event for creators, catalysts, thinkers, and doers. One of the speakers is Les Gold, owner of American Jewelry and Loan in Detroit. You may have seen him and his store on Tru-TV’s reality series “Hardcore Pawn.” Gold is a life-long Detroiter who has witnessed the changes in the city over the last 50 years. WDET’s Pat Batcheller asked Gold how TEDxDetroit can improve the city’s condition. Click on the audio link above to hear the conversation.

Learn more about TEDxDetroit here.