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in Video Games
As we shuffle onward to the New Year, we look on with naïve, hopeful eyes as we see a fresh slate before us. Join the GCR team as we discuss our own 2014 gaming machinations, wishful thinkings, and other assorted musings of what the future may bring.
Since we are "Kicking," off the New Year, we also discuss the inner-workings of Kickstarter and how crowdsourcing has become not only a viable marketing and financing strategy for games of all shapes in sizes, but in some cases, a necessity to make it to the big time.
Jared Heyman's sister went from a young healthy teen to someone who had to drop out of college because of depression and a fatigue so profound she could only watch TV or play solitaire. She would also wake up several times a night with nightmares and cold sweats. Eventually she became suicidal.
Over the course of 3 years, she saw 16 different medical specialists (all seen individually) racked up $100,000 in medical bills to no avail. They couldn’t figure it out. She was what you really don’t ever want to be – a tough case. Finally, the diagnosis was made. It had a rare disease that only affects 15,000 females. She was treated and is doing fine now, but her story inspired her brother to do something to help other people like her.
Jared Heyman founded CrowdMed to crowdsource medical diagnoses. That’s right, he designed a platform to bring together people with difficult to diagnosis conditions with folks he calls Medical Detectives – people who want to help solve the puzzle.
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in Self Help
Crowdsourcing: Join Andrew Ciccone as we discuss a topic that may be of interest to many, but maybe we just haven't had time to look into it!
Andrew noted that crowdsourcing is a type of participative activity in which an individual, an institution, a non-profit organization, or company proposes to a group of individuals of varying knowledge, heterogeneity, and number, via a flexible open call, the voluntary undertaking of a task. Find out more during the podcast! Each week as one of the professionals on www.timetoplay.com join moderators Doreen and Michael to provide tips and information to help you make your life better! Embrace the TimetoPlay.com philosophy: You have to be happy, healthy, have money and a work life balance to have quality of life. It's time to Enjoy YOUR Life!
If the CNO's #1 priority is warfighting, how do leaders focus on that priority inside a 24-hr day?
In a complicated structure of Administrative and Operational Chains of Command and the unending hunger of a bureaucracy for metrics and the reports that feed them - when does a system itself become and "Administrative Burden."
On person's administrative burden is another person's critical requirement - so how does an organization's leadership balance subordinate priorities so they do not interfere with #1?
Our guest to discuss this and more will be Rear Admiral Herman Shelanski, USN, Director, Assessment Division, (OPNAV N81). Specifically, we will discuss the CNO's crowdsourcing initiative "RAD" (Reducing Administrative Distractions) specifically looking at removing those non-value added distractions in the Fleet keeping Sailors away from the Navy's top priorities.
Welcome to the debut show of Bragging Rights.
The first hour of the debut show is the never-ending Russell Wilson vs. Andrew Luck debate. Representing Russell Wilson is Sam (@hwkbgr) and representing Andrew Luck is David (@D_Palm34).
The second hour we have Corey (@angrybirds5150), a Seahawks fan living in the San Francisco area sharing about his experience. Also Joe Michaels from Build The Tip (@BuildTheTip) shares about the crowdsourcing project to build a statue to forever remember the famous tip by Richard Sherman that led to a Malcolm Smith interception to help seal the win by the Seattle Seahawks in the NFC Championship. To donate, go to www.buildthetip.com.
Special thanks to our sponsors, www.stickersnorthwest.com and www.enlyten.com. You can also follow them on Twitter at @StickersNW and @Enlytenofficial.
John T. Trigonis Crowdfuning, author, filmmaker - A behind-the-scenes consulting machine, John T. Trigonis has mentored hundreds of filmmakers worldwide and helped them to create compelling crowdfunding experiences that not only reach, but also exceed their goals.
A writer and indie filmmaker himself, Trigonis literally wrote the book on Crowdfunding for Filmmakers after running his own Indiegogo campaign for his short film Cerise and surpassing his goal, setting the bar at an all-new high with regards to how online fundraising for independent films should be done. Cerise has since screened at over a dozen film festivals across the country, was nominated for four awards, won an “Award of Merit,” and participated in the Court Métrage at the 2011 Cannes International Film Festival.
Trigons now puts his prowess to the ultimate task as Indiegogo’s specialist for film campaigns, and in the year and a half he's been with Indiegogo, he has coached over 1,000 film campaigns to success, including:Trigonis is currently working with campaigns like Don Cheadle's Miles Ahead while continuing to churn out his own creative projects –– a pair of mystery novels written entirely on his iPhone during his morning and evening commutes, a comic book called Siren's Calling, and juggling a few new film ideas in his spare time.
In "Full Circle", a dedicated priest comes across a disturbing photo of a child in a casket while he's cleaning out the home of a recently deceased older woman. He finds himself pulled between the spiritual and physical worlds until coming to the unexpected revelation behind the photo. Karla S Bryant began screenwriting by giving the NYC Midnight Short Screenplay Challenge a try. All of her entries placed so she then took SreenwritingU intensive class. Her 1st short story, “Not My Secret to Tell” is optioned by Mondall Films in NYC. Karla adapted Full Circle, her 2nd story, as a screenplay. Currently its in production by Living Storm Productions (LSP). 2 other stories, “Thicker Than Water” and “One More Turn” have both been named as #1 top-rated stories for their respective months on Francis Ford Coppola’s American Zoetrope website. Director/Producer for LSP, Jeff Blankenship directed 2 short films written by Craig Olson “Killboy & Krash” and “Stones”. He was DOP on the short “Red Light”, written by Ethan Kanfer. He created a silent film style promo video for Farmmatch.com, a business linking farmers to consumers. His directed “Freud” written by Craig Olson, currently in the film fest circuit.He has owned a video production company that produced video services for commercial and consumer markets. Bryan Royston, a founding LSP member and co-owner, which he started, along with Alex Contreras and David Warner back in 2010, Produces. Stay tuned to Rex Sikes Movie Beat for other great archived interviews, cast and crew listings, events, festivals, premieres, and more at http://www.rexsikes.co
The Power of the Crowd: Is crowdsourcing right for You
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Scheduled Guests: NYC's #1 Angel investor, David Rose talks about how you can get investment for your business. Adam Hollander demonstrates how to run a better a sales conference. Rieva Lesonsky busts the myths of small business. Alan Crabbe shows how you can use crowdsourcing. Michael Gold details how to manage overhead of all the cloud apps in your business. Sponsored by Nextiva and Sage Summit.
When a child has a dream, we should foster and embrace it! Please tune in for this mini-episode about a little girl that was accepted to the most elite firm but needs a push for administrative fees.
We will explore ways to make her dream a reality as well as other Crowdfunding effort advice. We as a community cannot let our children fall by the wayside, it is time to stand in the gap!
Take this journey with us and bring a friend!
in Real Estate
On Community Investor, Host Larry Muck talks with Nick Wooten, Owner at Nick Wooten, LLC, Auburn, Alabama. Wooten began practicing law in 1998 and became deeply involved in the mortgage banking crisis of 2007, obtaining some national attention during the mortgage wars. Wooten’s law firm’s emphasis is to provide representation to consumers related to the misconduct of debt collectors, creditors in bankruptcy court and mortgage servicers.