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Neal Lachman

What seems to be a near monthly occurrence, the morning news highlights the latest in the billionaire’s pissing contest, and we get to watch another rocket hurdle through the atmosphere. While the achievements are absolutely remarkable, and the fact that space travel has now become a “civilian’s” game, it still sits in the “unobtainable” category for the average person. You, me, or any other Joe Schmoe can’t really hedge any bets that we will be bolting ourselves into a seat, strapped to literal millions of pounds of thrust any time soon. Let alone be able to afford to do so. (Maybe you can, and I apologize for assuming otherwise) But what if there was an easier way? Something that could be done at the touch of a button, like…and elevator. Yes, and elevator to space. This week on The Malliard Report, Jim welcomes Neal Lachman. Neal is a disruptor in the space travel game, and he is here tonight to share those ideas.

Neal has more than 32 years of business experience, including 26 years in finance and technology. He is a thoroughly experienced, energetic, and bold investor who is “cut from entrepreneurial cloth.” Neal is also a pragmatic and strategic planner with a long-term business philosophy. Neal is a telecoms pioneer and an outspoken entrepreneur; his opinion (often conveyed through White Papers since 2000) has earned him the respect from one part of the industry, as well as severe dislike from another part. Neal prides himself in having correctly called most of the telecom and technology trends and developments since 2000, often contrarian to commonly understood trends.

This is a great episode, and Neal has a viewpoint that is unlike anything we really have seen on The Malliard Report to date. It’s not often you get someone that has a firm grasp on the reality of space travel. You can follow the Space Industry Disruptor himself on Twitter @nealx1. For all things Malliard, head over to for merch, past shows, and the live chat every Tuesday 9 P.M. EST. Remember to rate and subscribe through your favorite podcasting app.