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Gary Douglas founder of Access Consciousness ™, which is now available in 131 countries. He is a vibrant 70 plus gentleman that continually creates and says he will never retire. He owns a horse business breeding Costrarricense De Paso horses, an antique store in QLD Australia and is the author of 8 books including the best-selling novel ‘The Place’. " he wanted to explore the possibilities for how life could be. 'The Place’ is about people knowing that all things are possible. Choice is the source of creation
Cindi Howson founder of BI Scorecard®, a resource for in-depth BI product reviews, based on exclusive hands-on testing. She has been advising clients on BI tool strategies and selections for more than 20 years. She is the author of Successful Business Intelligence: Unlock the Value of BI and Big Data and SAP Business Objects BI 4.0: The Complete Reference. She is a TDWI (The Data Warehousing Institute) faculty member and contributing expert to Information Week. Prior to founding BI Scorecard®, Howson was a manager at Deloitte & Touche and a BI standards leader for a Fortune 500 company
Tom Hopkins carries the standard as a master sales trainer and is recognized as the world’s leading authority on selling techniques and salesmanship.Over 4 million people on five continents have attended Tom’s high-energy live seminars. Tom personally conducts 30+ seminars each year traveling throughout the world. Tom Hopkins is the author of 17 books, including “How to Master the Art of Selling™,” which has sold over 1.6 million copies worldwide. This mega-selling book is considered a must-have reference guide for top selling producers in every field of sales. He has also authored three selling-skills books in the popular “…for Dummies®” series
Robert Gordy, Jr. Bio:
Born: April 12th, 1954 in Detroit, Mi
Mother: Theresa Gordy
Father: Robert L. Gordy, Sr.
I grew up with my siblings: sister - Roxanna, & brothers - Rodney, & Fuller II, in the city where it all began, Detroit, Michigan!
Why am I a Face Of Success? Well, I consider myself a Hitsville/Motown kid, as these were some of the fondest memories of my childhood, of being privey to seeing all the greats coming up: Jackie Wilson, Smokey Robinson and The Miracles, Martha and The Vandellas, The Marvalettes, The Four Tops, The Temptations, the young Supremes, Mary Wells, little Stevie Wonder; my Uncle - Marvin Gaye (married to my Aunt Anna Gordy), Diana Ross, and, - The Jackson 5, with a young Michael Jackson, - and many many other greats, from the golden age, of the Motown era.
I also spent many times of my childhood staying at my father's brother's house (Berry Gordy), playing with his kids: Hazel Joy, Berry IV, & Terry James. We were constantly around those who would later become legends. I also have a host of many other cousins and relatives who we love, and cherish, one another.
It was an environment of music creation, and music production, manufacturing, marketing, radio and T. V. promotion, warehousing, distribution, and retail sales, as this was the business the grown folks were in. It was a hotbed of activity, with prolific sonwriters, and producers, such as - Holland/Dosier/Holland, Mickie Stevenson, Norman Whifield, Harvey Fuqua; and musicians, such as - James Jamerson, Earl Van Dyke, and all the Funk Brothers, just to name a few. I was an eyewitness to many of the great moments of that time.
Visier is developing next generation HR Analytics solutions. Senior leaders John Schwarz and Dave Weisbeck will join John Sumser for an in depth conversation on big data and visualization.
John Schwarz, the Co-Founder and CEO of Visier, is an Information Technology professional who has previously successfully led Business Objects, now part of SAP. During his tenure, Business Objects doubled its revenue to more than $1.5 billion, improved profitability and executed seven strategic acquisitions. After SAP’s acquisition of Business Objects, John oversaw a dramatic continuing expansion of its business. He was a member of the SAP Executive Board. Prior to Business Objects, John held senior executive positions at Symantec and IBM.
Dave Weisbeck leads the overall solutions success and strategy at Visier. Dave is a seasoned software executive who has experience ranging from building development teams to growing multi-billion dollar businesses as a General Manager. Prior to joining Visier, Dave spent over 18 years in the information management and analytics industry, which included time spent helping to build Crystal Decisions and Business Objects products and product strategy. Most recently Dave was the Senior Vice President and General Manager responsible for Business Intelligence, Enterprise Information Management and Data Warehousing at SAP.
Gerry Goldstein is among the most respected criminal defense attorneys in the USA and has represented clients in many high-profile cases. In 1974, he defended a San Antonio theater operator charged with showing the film “Deep Throat”, a conviction he had reversed in Dexter v. Butler. He has helmed the Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association and the NACDL. He is an outspoken critic of mandatory sentencing laws, officers who beat inmates or suspects, and what he calls the “warehousing of young African American males.” He fought for the exoneration of Michael Morton, who steadfastly proclaimed his innocence and was finally exonerated in 2011, leading to the disbarment, conviction, and imprisonment of Ken Anderson, who had prosecuted that case over 25 years before and since become a judge.
Robert Pickett has a different take on "independence." He was leaving a friend's house when officers received a burglary call describing two black men in Inglewood, and in responding, collided with, and killed, a girl crossing the street. When an officer arrived at the scene, he shot Mr. Pickett 9 times (his colleague, Darryl Lewis, was shot six times). The witnesses did not ID Mr. Pickett or Mr. Lewis. Still, they were charged, and held in Men’s Central Jail for 32 months while consistently proclaiming their innocence. A jury quickly acquitted them at trial. This year, Mr. Pickett will celebrate his independence with those he loves.
Join us at 11:11 am PDT/1:11 CDT/2:11 pm EDT to speak to our guest & show host call our studio (646) 478-4001 with Guest Richard Cohn who will talk about:
Break All the rules and tap into the Secrets of Success
Richard Cohn,Founded Beyond Words Publishing in 1983 and works full time as the Publisher, overseeing Contract Negotiations, Marketing, Finance, Editorial and Special Sales. He has worked with many first-time authors and projects like The Secret and Hidden Messages in Water, establishing a reputation for producing inspiring, high-quality books that can help make a difference in the lives of millions of readers. He has helped Beyond Words expand as an information and media company, providing DVD, audio and product distribution through both traditional and non-traditional markets, webinars and affiliate programs, as well as fulfillment services and warehousing for authors and film producers.
In 1990 he created and currently managse Literally Yours, a Division of Beyond Words, which customizes and personalizes books and DVDs for end users. Their customers include the last six Presidents of the United States, the U. S. State Department, National Geographic, the US Armed Forces and Corporations, publishers and individuals nationally.
Richard is immensely proud of the company that Beyond Words has become and the recent co-publishing agreement with Atria Books, a division of Simon and Schuster, giving the company strong domestic and international distribution, as well as strong foreign rights sales. http://www.beyondword.com
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Paul Wrightis the founder and Executive Director of the Human Rights Defense Center. He is also editor of Prison Legal News (PLN), the longest-running independent prisoner rights publication in U.S. history. He has co-authored three PLN anthologies, The Celling of America: An Inside Look at the U.S. Prison Industry (Common Courage, 1998); Prison Nation: The Warehousing of America?s Poor (Routledge, 2003); and Prison Profiteers: Who Makes Money from Mass Imprisonment (New Press, 2008). His articles have appeared in over 80 publications, ranging from Counterpunch to USA Today. A former prisoner, Paul was imprisoned for 17 years in Washington state until his release in 2003.
Long Beach, CA – When assessing an organization’s performance, the easiest thing to quantify is money. As a result, many companies make decisions based solely on the bottom-line.
According to Claire Chen, this approach puts the cart before the horse. Chen is the founder of BI Global Networks, an information technology and management consulting firm specializing in data warehousing and Business Intelligence (BI). As a BI architect, Chen transforms raw data into useful information to help an organization identify and develop new opportunities.
“My mission is to automate organization improvement through business intelligence,” explains Chen. “An organization that operates effectively and efficiently toward its ideal goal will naturally increase its profitability.”
Before BI, performance was measured solely by profits, revenue and margins. BI looks beyond financial measures toward operational improvement, using the performance of an organization’s fundamental process to measure its success.
To develop a solution that yields cyclical improvement, Chen must align with a company’s strategic direction. Once she understands their process and workflow, she will implement a series of dashboards and portals to help benchmark success. BI can measure the efficacy of an organization’s customer relations by gathering information on the number of customers who call and how long they're on the phone. If a business is a manufacturer, Chen can measure the performance of the production line. If a company is service-oriented, BI can help employees work more efficiently.
Says Chen: “Obviously what I’m proposing is somewhat idealistic, but the solutions I implement are self-empowering. Once you see it working, you do it even more.”
Not surprising that many prisoners are mentally ill. But what is shocking is that most don't get the help they need and end up on a continuing spiral downward into a life of imprisonment or homelessness. Society is therefore contiually put at risk when the untreated mentally ill are released only to commit crimes again. The viscious cycle of incarceration and wasted tax dollars as the mentally ill go ignored in and out of prison.
Commodity Trading - The Wealth DNA radio show is dedicated to helping you increase your wealth, educating and informing savers & investors. It is time to cover Commodity Trading. Probably one of the least known and least understood investments. If you asked the average investor to name several commodities they might mention pork bellies, oil, corn and copper – but most would not be able to name more than half a dozen. The general perception is that we can't participate in the commodity market due to the warehousing and transportation costs that would be required for the physical delivery.
Is there an opportunity to invest in commodities? Could they go up when stocks or bonds go down? Why doesn't your stockbroker ever mention them? The best way to get straight answers to these and many more questions is to invite a commodity expert to be on our next show. We asked John Stephenson a Senior VP and portfolio manager with First Asset Investment Management, author ofThe Little Book of ommodity Investing to be our special guest. John will share the opportunities, risks, and ways we can invest in Commodities.
As your portfolio grows, you need ways to diversify and build the top levels of your investment pyramid. Commodities clearly should be part of every millionaire's portfolio. Should you wait until your portfolio is large enough? Or would commodities contribute to t
Ed Poorbaugh, from Sysco, shares how they have improved their average quality score from 88.7% to 94%, and reduced turnover by 15%. They are delivering service with a S.M.I.L.E.
Ed Poorbaugh has held a number of positions in warehousing, transportation and information technology operations during his 17 year career with Sysco. Prior to his current role, he managed the IT operations for the Southwestern United States and was the project manager for several successfully enterprise-wide software development projects. Ed was an integral part of the design and implementation of Sysco’s new call centers in Houston and Dallas, Texas. Currently, he is responsible for the operational and quality performance of the support center, including the management of telephony and other technology platforms used to deliver a cost-effective and customer focused experience. Ed has a B.A in English with a minor in Environmental Sciences from the University of New Mexico.
Hadoop is a top-level Apache project that provides a Java software framework for storing, managing, processing and analysing the massive datasets produced by enterprise web and cloud computing applications. Inspired by Google’s internal software framework and file system, Hadoop includes the HBase distributed database, HDFS distributed file system, MapReduce application framework, Hive data warehousing application and a number of other open source tools, languages and common utilities.
The Best Open Source for Big Data http://bigdatastudio.com/2013/09/01/the-best-of-open-source-for-big-data/
OpenBTS® is an open-source Unix application that uses a software defined radio (like the USRP) to present a GSM air interface to standard GSM handset and uses a software PBX (Asterisk or Freeswitch) to connect calls. The combination of the ubiquitous GSM air interface with VoIP backhaul could form t
Cincinnati Business Talk highlights the positive side of Cincinnati area businesses. We will be talking to CEOs who have won awards, innovated with new products and services.
Today's guest is Marty Grogan, Director of Sales of OptiVia Logistics. As a leader in the transportation management industry, He will tell us how they specialize in multiple transportation management services, including freight brokerage, logistics consulting, and TMS (Transportation Management Services) software. At inception, Optivia catered exclusively to the shipping optimization needs of the furniture industry. Today, we serve industries of all kinds, helping reduce costs on shipping and warehousing and save clients valuable time. Marty will share his perspectives and insights on current HOT business issues in the area of Logistis and truck transportation industry.
The show streamed live on Thursday July 11th at 4 PM. Listen to this link: http://tobtr.com/s/5058181
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