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The Market Gaggle by Pollinate Trading

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Pollinate Trading is a collective of amazing humans continually improving in life. We cover not only financial markets, we reach further than just finance, learning from people in all walks of life in order to bring that mindset, those skills, that thinking into making ourselves better all around. l… read more


Brexit, Yellow Jackets, Venezuela and Global Crisis Response with Ben Hockman

 This week Chris speaks with Ben Hockman 

Ben is part of an Incident Response team for one of the largest financial institutions in the world. With a heavy focus on Cyber Security, Intelligence, Terrorism and Physical Security, with very operational roles in Latin America, Colombia/Venezuela border, Mexico and currently in Europe on the corporate side. 

Additionally Ben is a British Citizen, living in France with his family, he has first hand concerns about the upcoming March 29 BREXIT deadline and what that might mean for him and his family. 

We talk about the Yellow Jackets in France, the global rise in Populism and how he see’s the threat to businesses around the world just barely starting to deal with what might come of BREXIT and a reintegration of ISIS soldiers. 

We then move to South America, Venezuela and what that looks like, not only in Venezuela but across the Americas. Just how close is a war, how involved are the FARC, ELN (The Colombian Narco-Terrorist Organizations) with Maduro. 

This was a wide ranging discussion and for those who don’t get a chance to think about the real threats to business out there, cyber threats, financial threats, and those who have staff around the world, need to have a listen and do some thinking about the effects coming in to a US Pre-Election year, for example. 

Ben is a great contact to have, you can reach out to him at 

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