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    #362 Detect Sabotage, Do Well & Do Good, 21 Days to a Big Idea, Pop-up Retail

    in Business

    Segment 1: Bob Frisch, managing partner of the Strategic Offsites Group, is considered one of the world’s leading strategic facilitators, having worked with executives and boards in sixteen countries on five continents. He is the author of Simple Sabotage: A Modern Field Manual for Detecting and Rooting Out Everyday Behaviors That Undermine Your Workplace.


    Segment 2: Elizabeth Gore is the Entrepreneur-in-Residence (EIR) at Dell, where she is working with Dell to extend its global advocacy efforts to raise entrepreneurship to the public policy agenda, encouraging policies and practices that support and enable entrepreneurial growth globally. 


    Segment 3: Bryan Mattimore is co-founder and chief idea guy at the sixteen-year old Growth Engine Company, an innovation agency based in Norwalk, CT. Bryan and his firm have managed over 200 successful innovation projects leading to over $3 Billion in new revenue for his clients.  He is the author of three books on business creativity and innovation including the recently re-leased, 21 Days to a Big Idea.


    Segment 4: Katherine Darnstadt is founder of Latent Design, which specializes in ideation, strategy, and execution of scalable and highly experiential architecture and urban design. They have created Boombox which is a prefabricated micro retail kiosk installed in high volume public spaces to provide short-term pop up commercial opportunities and cultural experiences. Erik Harmon is of Executive Director of the Wicker Park Bucktown Chamber of Commerce in Chicago.


    Segment 5: Aaron T. Walker is a Businessman and Life Coach who has inspired many through his leadership, mentorship, and consistent pursuit of excellence.


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    #361 Internet Apocalypse, Spirituality, Benevolent Capitalism, Webinars

    in Business

    Segment 1: Dr. Peter Sacco is a bestselling author, psychology professor and former private practitioner. Peter has also written over 700 articles in media/magazines as well as several book reviews for Prentice-Hall Publishing. His new book is called “The Internet Apocalypse: The world without the Internet… How would you survive?”


    Segment 2: May McCarthy is the author of the best-selling book The Path to Wealth: Seven Spiritual Steps for Financial Success. Since 1982, May McCarthy has helped to start and grow six successful companies as large as $100 million in annual revenues.  She is a best-selling author, speaker, university lecturer and angel investor.  


    Segment 3: Gary Douglas is an innovator, investor, author, antique storeowner and breeder of Costa Rican horses. He is the founder of Access Consciousness and has written 17 books so far. In 2010, his book “The Place” became a Barnes and Nobles #1 Bestseller. 


    Segment 4: Mike Agron is the executive webinar producer for WebAttract which he co-founded in 2008.  He is also an award-winning author, coach and a frequent guest speaker on webinar demand generation best practices for the American Marketing Association and Content Marketing Institute. 


    Segment 5: Dan Castro is a serial entrepreneur, award-winning author, and attorney who has built many different businesses. His latest book is Hidden Solutions “All around you; Why Some people Can See them and Some Can’t”.


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    #360 Zombie-Proof Your Business, Big Brands & Small Biz, ExecuSpeak Dictionary

    in Business

    Segment 1: Jamie Gerdsen is CEO of Apollo Home in Cincinnati, and author of ZOMBIES ATE MY BUSINESS:  How To Keep Your Traditional Business From Becoming One Of The Undead.  


    Segment 2: Dan Gliatta, co-founder of Cargo, has used a 20+ year marketing career to hone his knowledge and understanding of the small business decision maker. Working with major brands such as Microsoft, Intel, 3M, Mercedes-Benz, Citrix, and others, Dan has become a leading marketing expert and strategic guru on helping bigger brands market to smaller businesses.


    Segment 3: Barry Moltz shows you how to get your business unstuck.


    Segment 4: Chris Lee is the CEO of R.E. Lee Companies based in Charlottesville, VA. 


    Segment 5: Carol Heiberger believes that glossaries and lexicons need to be re-recognized as valuable tools. Carol is the author of the original ExecuSpeak Dictionary®.  That book served as both the model for the company’s product and service offerings and the inspiration for the research that is in Business IS Another Language, the e-book that she is sharing with us.  


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  • 00:54

    #359 How to Stop Overspending, Be Found in 3 Seconds, and Empower Women Globally

    in Business

    Segment 1: Brett Graff is a former US government economist who today writes the nationally syndicated column THE HOME ECONOMIST. Her book, NOT BUYING IT: How to Stop Overspending and Start Raising Happier, Healthier and More Successful Kids proves that much of the things we buy for our kids offer no guarantees and have the potential to harm our kids as much as help them.


    Segment 2: Maria Serbina is a business strategist and social influence online expert, an author, and speaker. She is the founder of List Wealth Model Business School. Maria is the author of the book “If I can’t Find You in 3 Seconds You Don’t Exist: Being Findable Online for Ultimate Visibility & Profits” and co-author of # 1 Amazon bestseller “Savvy Women Revving Up for Success.”


    Segment 3: Barry Moltz shows you how to get your business unstuck.


    Segment 4: Cory McFarlane is the Chief Visionary of Pinnacle/CSG, a high-tech construction management company.


    Segment 5: Betsy Teutsch is passionate about mobilizing resources for the world’s poorest women. She has pursued Encore Careers as blogger, columnist, community organizer and eco-activist. In addition to her profession as a Judaica artist, she served as Communications Director of Green Microfinance, promoting affordable paths out of rural poverty. She is the author of 100 Under 100: 100 Tools for Empowering Global Women. 


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  • 00:54

    #356 Franchise Savvy, Traction, Business Plan for Your Health, Family Business

    in Business

    Segment 1: Tom Scarda is a small business and franchise expert and one of only a few officially Certified Franchise Experts in the world. Tom has written two books, The Magic of Choosing Uncertainty: How to Manager Change, Embrace Fear and Live a Fulfilled Life, and his #1 bestseller, Franchise Savvy. He was recently named one of the top 50 business leaders on Long Island. 


    Segment 2: Gabriel Weinberg is the founder and CEO of DuckDuckGo, the search engine that doesn't track you, receiving more than three billion searches in 2015. Previously he was the cofounder and CEO of Opobox, which was sold for $10 million. He co-wrote TRACTION: How Any Startup Can Achieve Explosive Customer Growth with Justin Mares. 


    Segment 3: Janette Hillis-Jaffe is the author of “Everyday Healing: Stand Up, Take Charge and Get Your Health Back . . . One Day at a Time”. She is a sought-after speaker, consultant and coach with a Master’s Degree in public health from the Harvard School of Public Health. 


    Segment 4: Kenny Rubenstein is owner and general manager of Rubenstein’s, a 91-year-old fine men’s clothing store on a canal in St. Charles in New Orleans. Kenny is a third generation owner of the store. 


    Segment 5: Irina Baker is a Spiritual Awareness Mentor and author of several books, including a best-seller and her upcoming book “Bridging Your Soul with Your Bank Account”. Irina has 3 Master’s degrees, including a Master’s in Counseling and has devoted 20 years to personal spiritual growth.  


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  • 00:54

    #353 Self-Promotion, Interview Red Flags, Dress Codes, Human Leadership, IRS

    in Business

    Segment 1: Rick Gillis is a nationally recognized careers expert and employment coach. A onetime workplace radio and TV host, he is a popular media source, sought-after keynote speaker, and the author of five books. His new book is "Promote! It's Who Knows What You Know That Makes a Career".


    Segment 2: Eliot Burdett is the Co-Founder and CEO of Peak Sales Recruiting, a leading B2B sales recruiting company launched in 2006. He is an author with three e-books to his credit: The Ten Most Costly Sales Hiring Mistakes, The First 90 Days – Your Guide to Making New Sales Hires Produce Fast, and Make the Right Sales Hire Every Time. 


    Segment 3: Abraham Rutchick is a professor of psychology at California State University and the author of the Atlantic article “Wearing A Suit Makes People Think Differently”.


    Segment 4: Bob Chapman is the chairman and CEO of Barry-Wehmiller, a global capital equipment and engineering consulting company. It is a combination of almost eighty acquired companies spread among ten operating divisions. He blogs about leadership and culture at http://www.trulyhumanleadership.com.


    Segment 5: Garrett Gregory is an attorney for Gregory Law Group PLLC. He is a former IRS agent now helping small businesses defend themselves against the IRS. 


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  • 00:54

    #354 Engagement, Trade Shows, Marketing to Baby Boomers, Minimize Your Taxes

    in Business

    Segment 1: Steve Goldstein is a proven leader who has held executive positions with leading global brands, such as American Express (Chairman and CEO of American Express Bank), Sears (President of Sears Credit), and Citigroup, as well as several early-stage enterprises. He currently works in the private equity industry as a Senior Advisor with the consulting and advisory firm Alvarez & Marsal.

    Segment 2: David Spark is a veteran tech journalist and founder of Spark Media Solutions, a brand journalism firm that helps its clients be seen as leading voices in their field through brand-quality media production. He is the author of the new book “Three Feet from Seven Figures: One-on-One Engagement Techniques to Qualify More Leads at Trade Shows”. 


    Segment 3: Lori K. Bitter provides strategic consulting, research and development for companies seeking to engage with mature consumers at The Business of Aging. Her new book, The Grandparent Economy was released in September 2015. She serves as publisher of GRAND – the digital magazine for grandparents.

    Segment 4: Mickal Adler is the manager of Adler’s Jewelry in New Orleans. He was a partner in a law practice before he came back to work for his family’s business more than a decade ago. Mickal is now part of the fourth generation of owners and operators of the business.

    Segment 5: Garrett Gregory is an attorney for Gregory Law Group PLLC. He is a former IRS agent now helping small businesses defend themselves against the IRS.

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    #351 1M New Businesses, Legal Protection for Raising Capital, Internet of Things

    in Business

     Segment 1: Sramana Mitra is the founder of One Million by One Million (1M/1M), a global virtual incubator. She is a Silicon Valley entrepreneur and strategy consultant, she writes the blog Sramana Mitra On Strategy, and is author of the Entrepreneur Journeys book series and Vision India 2020. From 2008 to 2010, Mitra was a columnist for Forbes.


    Segment 2: Georgia Quinn is the CEO and co-founder of iDisclose, an adaptive web-based application that enables entrepreneurs to prepare customized institutional grade private placement documents for a fraction of the time and cost. Heralded by Thomson-Reuters as a Top Female Attorney in New York City, she also serves as of counsel at the leading firm in crowdfunding, Ellenoff, Grossman & Schole, specializing in facilitating financial transactions and compliance with JOBS Act regulations.


    Segment 3: Barry Moltz shows you how to get your small business unstuck.


    Segment 4: John Babcock is the CFO of Satellite Industries, the world’s largest supplier of products to the portable restroom industry, including restrooms, trucks, and deodorizers. 


    Segment 5: Michael Nardo started his own IT Company called FuturTech Consulting at age 46, which he has successfully managed and nurtured for the past twenty years as Owner and CEO. In 2013, he started to pursue his lifelong dream of writing a book and “The Beginning” was born, the first book of a trilogy.


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  • 00:54

    #350 Shark Bites, Entrepreneur’s Manifesto, Workforces Report, FuzziBunz Diapers

    in Business

    Segment 1: Scott Jordan is the CEO of Travelwear company SCOTTeVEST. He appeared on Season 3 of Shark Tank and has since gone on to building his company into a tech apparel powerhouse. 


    Segment 2: Steve Mariotti left a successful business career in 1982 to become a public high school teacher in New York City’s roughest neighborhoods. Steve discovered he could reach even his most troubled students by teaching them to run small businesses. In 1987, he founded the Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship (NFTE) to bring entrepreneurship education to low-income youth.


    Segment 3: Matthew Owenby has more than 15 years of experience in the financial services/HR industry and is senior vice president, chief human resources officer at Aflac, a company with more than 9,500 employees. 


    Segment 4: Tereson Dupuy is the founder and CEO of FuzziBunz Diapers.


    Segment 5: Jim Knight is a leading training and development expert with more than 20 years with Hard Rock International where he led the renowned school of rock. He is the author of the new book “Culture that Rocks”.


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    #355 Exit Strategy, Serial Entrepreneurs, Doing Good, Family Business, Health

    in Business

    Segment 1: Dr. Pamela Dennis has helped some of the world’s top leaders successfully lead their organizations—like Jeff Immelt, at GE and Eric Schmidt at Google. She speaks to international and national organizations on leadership and change, with the emphasis on leading transitions. 


    Segment 2: Hamid Shojaee is addicted to the high of making products that people love to use. Along the way, he’s made a couple of companies including Axosoft and Pure Chat and has helped Arizona’s tech scene create its voice with AZTechBeat.com.


    Segment 3: David Arison is part of the senior executive team of an established multi-generational family. David’s position centers on representing his family’s shared legacy and values, which stem from the vision of Doing Good. 


    Segment 4: Steve Cohen is Vice President and General Counsel at James H. Cohen and Sons, Inc. They are a dealer in rare coins, currency and antique arms and armor, operating on Royal Street in New Orleans’ French Quarter since 1898. 


    Segment 5: Dr. Carla Hightower is a physician and the founder of Living Health Works, a health coaching service. Dr. Hightower teaches individuals to use plant-based nutrition to prevent and reverse chronic diseases. She writes a blog on the subject of “food as medicine” at livinghealthworks.com 


    Sponsored by Sage, Nextiva, and Pure Chat.


     

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    #348 Content Marketing, Presidential Candidates, Fast Growth, Office Wars

    in Business

    Segment 1: Joe Pulizzi is founder of Content Marketing Institute, the leading education and training organization for content marketing, which includes the largest in-person content marketing event in the world, Content Marketing World. Joe is the winner of the 2014 John Caldwell Lifetime Achievement Award from the Content Council.


    Segment 2: James Ontra is the CEO of Presentation Management company, Shufflrr. James calls himself a natural-born entrepreneur, beginning with his college career at the University of Houston where he published “Houston’s Hottest” calendars and managed and helped found the “Velvet Elvis” pub.


    Segment 3: Margaret Reynolds is the Master Growth Catalyst at Breakthrough Masters Unlimited. She had a two decade career at Hallmark Cards where she quickly moved through the product development ranks to General Manager, and later became the lead strategic officer of the company.


    Segment 4: Dave Hicks is the Director of Facility Solutions for OpenWorks, a leading national commercial cleaning and integrated facility services franchise. Hicks has more than 10 years experience effectively managing multi-site retail maintenance for 1,250 locations.


    Segment 5: Caroline Thompson is a blogger for Brad’s Deals who just published “Chicago Hacks: 50 Tips for Enjoying City Life on a Budget”. 


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