January 2014

http://www.cyberears.com/cybrss/23327.mp3   [caption id="attachment_5960" align="alignright" width="200"] Scott Addis[/caption] Scott Addis - Founder at Beyond Insurance and Author of Summit: Reach Your Peak and Elevate Your Customers' Experience - Highlights Here Scott Addis is the founder and CEO of The Addis Group (Inc fastest growing company last two years) and Beyond Insurance (a coaching and consulting company, transforming the process that insurance agents and brokers use). Scott is recognized as one of the top insurance leaders (“25 Most Innovative Agents in America”) and has been awarded Inc. Magazine’s “Entrepreneur of the Year” Award. See more from him here...

http://www.cyberears.com/cybrss/23312.mp3 [caption id="attachment_5904" align="alignright" width="180"] Mike Basevic[/caption] Mike Basevic - CEO and Founder of No Limits Mental Edge - Highlights here Mike Basevic is on a mission to give students, everyone, a powerful formula to create mind-blowing results. He began in 2007 trying to help young athletes reach their highest potential. Since then, his company has helped explode performances on and off the field. Using concrete tools to elevate performance, Mike believes there is an exact formula allowing you to live the best life possible. He is a nationally-recognized behavioral strategist, performance coach, and speaker, and recently published No Limits, Mastering the Mental Edge (Mastering the Mental Edge).  I gave my copy of Mike's book to my son, trying to win a state title in wrestling. See Mike speaking here...

http://www.cyberears.com/cybrss/23285.mp3   [caption id="attachment_5855" align="alignright" width="200"] Dave Carroll[/caption] Dave Carroll - Musician, Author of United Breaks Guitars, Co-Founder of Gripevine - Highlight here Dave Carroll was a successful, national musician when he faced a difficult customer service issue with United Airlines in 2009. They broke his guitar, refused to reimburse him, and so he responded with a music video called “United Breaks Guitars.” It became an instant viral hit and today is has 14 million views. United Breaks Guitars has been called "one of the most important [videos] in Google’s history," and became a metaphor for change and innovation. In May, 2012 Dave Carroll wrote a book about his customer experience called, “United Breaks Guitars: The Power of One Voice in the Age of Social Media." Whether you are a musician, a baggage handler, or a boardroom executive, this book will entertain you and remind you that we are all connected, and that we all have a voice worth hearing. Dave is now a highly sought after professional speaker and is increasingly being commissioned to write songs for other people and organizations. He is also co-founder of Gripevine.com, an on-line customer complaint resolution platform that brings consumers and businesses together in a mutually beneficial way.       [caption id="attachment_5888" align="alignright" width="200"] Mike Muhney[/caption] Mike Muhney - CEO & Co-Founder VIPorbit Software  and Co-Founder & Co-Inventor of ACT! (first CRM) - Highlights here and here Mike Muhney created a whole industry sector! You don't get much more important than that! Mike co-founded ACT!, the first Contact Management software platform. After selling to Symantec in 1993, he was recruited by Deloitte Consulting to be one of their three global CRM spokesmen. He became a highly regarded public speaker on the topics of reputation management, CRM, effective relationship management, and contrarian views toward the nature of human dynamics. Today, Mike is the CEO & Founder of VIPorbit Software, a Mobile Relationship Management solution for all of the Apple products. It has received unanimously exceptional praise from the mainstream media as it provides a complete solution for Apple users. Learn more from Mike here…         ...

http://www.cyberears.com/cybrss/23259.mp3 [caption id="attachment_5870" align="alignright" width="207"] Steven Rudolph[/caption] Steven Rudolph - Director and Co-Founder of Jiva - Highlights here Steven Rudolph is an American, but is living his dream in India. Steven created the Multiple Natures methodology which using easy tests find the perfect job or vocation for a person. Steven had studied personality tests but thought they needed to go a step further and provide true, practical advice. He is also educator, author and public speaker. His book, Solving The Ice-Cream Dilemma, identifies a person's strengths and the jobs that ideally suit his or her nature. Jiva is the school in India that Steven co-founded. Started in 1994, the school now teaches 1300 kids! You can see one of his inspiring lectures…       [caption id="attachment_5875" align="alignright" width="200"] Sonali Lamba[/caption] Sonali Lamba - Co-Founder at Brideside - Highlights here Sonali Lamba is changing the definition of wedding shopping. She, and her business partner Nicole Staple, co-founded Brideside, trying to make wedding shopping less hassled and painful. The website offers 3 easy steps when shopping for the perfect dress, and makes it easy to try on samples. Brideside will mail you dresses just to try them on, so all the women in the wedding look great. Before Brideside, she worked in endowment portfolio management for Cambridge Associates in Boston and graduated from Northwestern's Kellogg School of Management. Her passion is showing girls the bright side of wedding shopping.    ...

http://www.cyberears.com/cybrss/23236.mp3 [caption id="attachment_5826" align="alignright" width="200"] Rick Frishman[/caption] Rick Frishman - Publisher at Morgan James, PR Maven, and Founder of Author 101 University - Highlight here Rick Frishman is one of the top players in the publishing industry for nearly four decades. He founded the biggest book publicity firm (Media Connect) in America and he is co-author or author of 15 national best selling books. His newest book "Networking Magic 2nd Edition" (with Jill Lublin) is just out now. Rick has appeared on Oprah, Fox News, hundreds of radio shows, and has been featured in The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal. He is a publisher at Morgan James Publishing, which published over 150 books last year. This interview is packed with great info on getting published, a must listen! Learn about one of Rick's events here...

http://www.cyberears.com/cybrss/23189.mp3   [caption id="attachment_5657" align="alignright" width="312"] Diwakar Vaish[/caption] Diwakar Vaish - Founder of A-SET, Robot Builder - Highlight here Diwakar Vaish is a young Indian robot builder! Three years ago, when he was 18, Diwakar started a robot research and education institute called A-SET Robotics. He started by using super cheap Aurdino kits, but his latest creations boggle the mind in their creativity and ability.  At A-SET, they teach 4th graders on up to Ph.D students. Diwakar won his first competition in 2009 and has been unstoppable since! One of the best parts of this story his how much credit Diwakar gives his parents. What a great story! See one of his creations here...

http://www.cyberears.com/cybrss/23167.mp3 [caption id="attachment_5805" align="alignright" width="200"] Matthew Peters[/caption] Matthew Peters - Founder of the Expert Video Empire - Highlight here Matthew Peters trains entrepreneurs and anyone else that wants to sell products and get web traffic (all of us!) how to attract more qualified leads with great videos. Even cooler, he shows you how to create pro-quality videos with tools you already have. Matthew also creates completely finished video marketing systems that give you ROI, guaranteed. Matthew says that online video converts up to 600% higher than text alone, but it must be done right. He will tell us how anyone can shoot a video with their iPhone. Also, very coolly, Matthew has lived rent free for over a decade and tells how in his best selling book, "Don't Own, Don't Rent, Live Well - How to be DEBT FREE, Build a Nest Egg and Live Life on Your Own Terms" Great stuff! See more from Matthew here...

http://www.cyberears.com/cybrss/23140.mp3   Special Guest - Rodney Sampson introduces Opportunity Up - Unleashing Private Equity Conference.  The list of attendees and speakers is Shark Tank amazing! And he gives out a special promo code to get in for free! Code:  TREP   [caption id="attachment_5790" align="alignright" width="162"] Brian Dally[/caption] Brian Dally - CEO and Co-founder of Groundfloor - Highlights here Brian Dally and his co-founder Nick Bhargava have built a crowd funding platform for real estate! Such a cool idea. We have talked about every other type of crowd funding, why not real estate?!?! Their first project is about half funded now. The platform is called Groundfloor and was born in the Research Triangle in North Carolina. Groundfloor connects real estate developers with individual investors. This new kind of financing cuts out the banks and other undesirable middlemen and by leveraging the transparency of the Internet, real estate developers can achieve unparalleled financial flexibility to build new projects. And likewise, investors get access to great deals. Previously, Brian led a team within Bandwidth.com that resulted in the concept, brand and launch of Republic Wireless.       [caption id="attachment_5794" align="alignright" width="177"] Cindy Padnos[/caption] Cindy Padnos - Founder & Managing Partner of Illuminate Ventures - Highlights here Cindy Padnos has been an active member of the venture capital community for over a decade. She is founder of Illuminate Ventures, specializing in cloud based investments. At Outlook Ventures, she was one of three responsible for committing the firm’s $140 million fund. As a serial entrepreneur, Cindy helped deliver great returns for several venture-backed start-ups and has raised more than $100 million in venture financing! She was founder and CEO of Vivant, one of the earliest on-demand cloud companies which was eventually acquired by Oracle. She is currently an advisor to the Tepper School of Business, Carnegie Melon's Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship and is a Steering Committee member for the Program on Regions of Innovation and Entrepreneurship (SPRIE) at Stanford. Cindy was named one of the Most Influential Women in Silicon Valley (NYT), one of the Most Influential Women in Business in the Bay Area (SF Business Times), and one of the Most Influential Women in Technology (Fast Company). Wow.           ...

http://www.cyberears.com/cybrss/23119.mp3 [caption id="attachment_5602" align="alignright" width="200"] Hal Elrod[/caption] Hal Elrod - Keynote Speaker and #1 bestselling author of The Miracle Morning - Highlights here Hal Elrod is one of America's top corporate Keynote Speakers, and is has been known as “Yo Pal Hal” since hosting his first radio show at age 15. Hal is a Success Coach, a champion Sales Manager, record-breaking Sales Rep, and ultra-marathon runner. At age 20, he was hit head on by a drunk driver and despite being clinically dead for six minutes, in a coma for 6 days, being told he may never walk again and breaking 11 bones, he defied the logic of doctors and he bounced back to prove that anyone is capable of overcoming extraordinary adversity. He now helps others achieve extraordinary results in our personal and professional lives. Hal has appeared in The Education of Millionaires, the Chicken Soup for the Soul series, The 800-Pound Gorilla of Sales, Releasing the Chains, Cutting Edge Sales, Living College Life In the Front Row, and The Author’s Guide To Building An Online Platform, to name a few. See more of Hal here….       [caption id="attachment_5605" align="alignright" width="200"] Patrick Schwerdtfeger[/caption] Patrick Schwerdtfeger - Author & Keynote Speaker - Highlights here Patrick Schwerdtfeger is a leading authority on 'Big Data' and the social media revolution. Patrick is a keynote speaker, and has headlined events for Bloomberg TV, RE/MAX, Bank of America, Time Warner Cable, Marriott, Comcast Cable, BlackBerry, and United Healthcare, as well as dozens of conferences around the world. Patrick spoke about “Learned Intuition” at a recent TEDx Sacramento. He is the author of the award-winning books "Marketing Shortcuts for the Self-Employed" and "Webify Your Business: Internet Marketing Secrets for the Self-Employed." Patrick blogs at "Strategic Business Insights" and has been featured by the New York Times, CNN Money, Fortune, LA Times, San Francisco Chronicle, BusinessWeek,  Forbes, among others. See Patrick in action…..         ...

http://www.cyberears.com/cybrss/23098.mp3   [caption id="attachment_5592" align="alignright" width="193"] Jim Buckley[/caption] Jim Buckley - Founder and President of Buckley Denim and The Clothing Warehouse - highlights here I met Jim Buckley when he won a Business Person of the Year award for the local Chamber. His business, The Clothing Warehouse, is an institution in Atlanta, and other parts of the south. After twenty years in the vintage business, Jim founded Buckley Denim to build the perfect pair of jeans, in America. WIth the best material and craftsmanship, he uses the same attention to detail that made these jeans a staple 100 years ago. To design the best jean, he set up a sewing factory with every machine used in the production of early jeans. Jim bought machines from China and Cambodia, and before long, he had 30 + sewing machines, cutters, and tools necessary to start producing perfect pair of blue jeans. Jim believes that "Buckley Denim jeans are the most comfortable, stylish and best fitting jeans on the market."         [caption id="attachment_5596" align="alignright" width="200"] Stella Fayman[/caption] Stella Fayman - CEO and Co-founder matchist - highlights here Stella Fayman is co-founder and CEO of matchist.com,where you go to connect with top freelance web and mobile developers from across the country. She was also a founding member of FeeFighters, a venture backed startup acquired by Groupon in 2012. Stella is co-founder of Entrepreneurs Unpluggd, a media and events company that shares entrepreneurial success stories. She writes for Forbes, is currently pursuing her MBA at the University of Chicago, and is a Herman Fellow. Not surprising, she was recently named one of  top "20 in Their 20s" by Crain's Chicago Business. And if that's not enough, Stella is Entrepreneur in Residence at Excelerate Labs (now TechStars Chicago). She has blogged for Forbes, VentureBeat, Technori, TECHCocktail, Flyover Geeks, Women Grow Business, Business Pundit, SmallBizDaily, and Business News Daily See more of Stella here…..         ...