April 2014

http://www.cyberears.com/cybrss/25338.mp3   [caption id="attachment_7798" align="alignright" width="200"] Andre Lavoie[/caption] Andre Lavoie - Entrepreneur, CEO, Co-Founder of ClearCompany - Highlight Here Andre Lavoie worked his way up to be the Global Managing Director of Thompson Reuters, where he managed a $1 billion profit center with thousands of employees. He left Reuters to start ClearCompany, the first talent alignment platform. Andre explains that 40% of a typical company's assets are not focused on the primary objectives of the company. Imagine if this 40% could be redirected? Clear Company provides a platform that does exactly that. The patent pending technology allows organizations to study the contribution of each employee and direct them to maximize strategic alignment within the company.      [caption id="attachment_6890" align="alignright" width="203"] Joel Yarmon[/caption] Joel Yarmon - Venture Capitalist at Draper Associates - Highlight Here Joel Yarmon has been on the show before, and we thought he was so great, we asked him back. Joel is a Venture Capitalist at Draper Associates, one of the top VCs. He also served as Technology Director for the United States Senate Commerce Committee, was co-founder of an IT consulting startup, and was Captain of his college's NCAA ski racing team. Today he is with us to explain BitCoin. BitCoin has been the focus of rumor and crazy stories. We count on Joel to explain it all!      ...

http://www.cyberears.com/cybrss/25313.mp3   [caption id="attachment_7791" align="alignright" width="176"] Kamran Elahian[/caption] Kamran Elahian - Lifelong Entrepreneur and Co-Founder & Chairman at Global Catalyst Partners - Highlight Here Kamran Elahian started his career at Hewlett-Packard, and even though he was taking classes at Stanford University in circuit design, Hewlett-Packard told him that he was a lousy engineer. Unfazed, he created a process to automate chip design software which led to his first company CAE Systems, eventually sold for $75 million. After that, Kamran proceeded to start a series of companies that IPOed in the hundreds of millions and eventually were worth billions. He has also been a movie producer, pursuing his dedication to world peace, and his philanthropic efforts have been noted worldwide. He won the very prestigious Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award and today runs a venture firm. We are incredibly honored to have him as our guest.     [caption id="attachment_7793" align="alignright" width="245"] Peter Einstein[/caption] Peter Einstein - Founder/ Chief Visionary Officer, CrowdFunding4All (CF4ALL) "Find It, Fund It, Smarter & Faster" - Highlight Here Peter Einstein is best known as one of the most creative advertising and branding experts in America. His Arm & Hammer ad was called the best commercial of all time and the ad that he did for Gillette, called Toes, was cited as the funniest thing on TV by a Newsday media critic. Peter unbelievably came up with the name Jell-O Pudding Pops and was in charge of the DeLorean car campaign in the 1980s. He won the Thomas J Lipton President’s Award for advertising excellence an unprecedented two years in a row. But today, Peter is with us to talk about his new crowd funding search engine called CF4ALL. Peter shares with us how the idea came about and what his goals are for his piece of the crowd funding infrastructure.         ...

http://www.cyberears.com/cybrss/25289.mp3   [caption id="attachment_7780" align="alignright" width="200"] Geoff Talbot[/caption] Geoff Talbot - CEO & President of Genuine Ink Media & Blogger at Seven Sentences  - Highlight Here Geoff Talbot is originally from Auckland, New Zealand and has come to America to pursue a career in filmmaking and media production.  As CEO of Genuine Ink Media, he helps companies build an online presence they are proud of and one that expresses their unique voice. Geoff also blogs at Seven Sentences which is a really cool idea that you don't have time to read a big long blog every day but that seven sentences is just enough to capture and inspirational and educational message. Today Geoff helps us with Google and SEO tips and techniques to get your website to number one in the search engines.      [caption id="attachment_7777" align="alignright" width="208"] Danny Kofke[/caption] Danny Kofke - Personal Finance Guru and Author of A Simple Book of Financial Wisdom: Teach Yourself (and Your Kids) How to Live Wealthy with Little Money - Highlight Here Danny Kofke is a special education teacher outside of Atlanta, Georgia. Danny was inspired to write a book in 2007 about all of the techniques he is learned along the way to stretch his teaching salary. “How To Survive (and perhaps thrive) On A Teacher’s Salary” attracted Danny tons of attention and he appeared in all of TV shows including The CBS Early Show, CNN’s Newsroom, Fox News Channel’s Happening Now, Fox & Friends, The 700 Club, CNN’s Your Bottom Line, ABC News Now, Fox Business Network’s Follow The Money, FOX Business Network’s Varney & Company, HLN’s The Clark Howard Show and MSNBC Live. In 2011, he published  “A Simple Book of Financial Wisdom: Teach Yourself (and Your Kids) How to Live Wealthy with Little Money." Danny shares his money stretching techniques and talks about his incredible success in publishing and how the publishing industry works.         ...

http://www.cyberears.com/cybrss/25256.mp3   [caption id="" align="alignright" width="168"] Sean Mabey[/caption] Sean Mabey - Director of Small Business Strategy and Senior Vice President at Wells Fargo Bank - Highlight Here Sean Mabey is back again, our favorite guest! Sean is the Director of Small Business Strategy with Wells Fargo. Today he is with us to talk about the minimum wage and how it will impact small business. There are a lot of powerful arguments on both sides. We have a great conversation about the pros and cons, from a pretty unbiased point of view! That doesn't happen very often!      [caption id="attachment_7690" align="alignright" width="121"] Daniel Lubrich[/caption] Daniel Lubrich - Co-Founder of Gurulu - Highlight Here Daniel Lubrich studies stuff the rest of us will never understand. He holds a PhD in Biophysics from Oxford University, no less, and is a Rhodes scholar. He speaks fluent German and English and some Russian, but has built a platform to help others learn Chinese. While researching molecular computing in Singapore, he started learning Chinese language.  and started learning it. He used his language learning algorithms to make it easier. Today, Dan is CTO and tells about his the cool benefits of learning a second language, and how easy it can be.      Howard Leonhardt - Founder of Leonhardt Ventures and BioLeonhardt - Highlight Here  [caption id="attachment_7701" align="alignright" width="314"] Howard Leonhardt at the Rose Garden[/caption] Its rare to run across a story as compelling at this. Our guest Howard Leonhardt has saved thousands of lives! Howard has 21 patents for products for treating cardiovascular disease, and saving lives. The TALENT stent graft he developed repairs aortic aneurysms without surgery, used on over 200,000 patients. Howard is also very active in the crowd funding initiative and is co-leader of Startup California and Founder and Chairman of The California Stock Xchange. If not enough, he is testing the waters to be a 2018 candidate for Lt. Governor of California.         ...

http://www.cyberears.com/cybrss/25235.mp3   [caption id="attachment_7648" align="alignright" width="200"] Tyler Wagner[/caption] Tyler Wagner - Author at #1 Conference Crushing Book, Professional Speaker and Lifestyle Coach - Highlight Here Tyler Wagner is the author of the number one book on attending conferences, Conference Crushing. The book helps thousands maximize their attendance at events and conferences. Networking is the core skill of building so many businesses, and Tyler speaks at conferences on how to build relationships at these events. He has had some unbelievable result and we look forward to hearing all about it!        [caption id="attachment_7740" align="alignright" width="180"] Alexandra Watkins[/caption] Alexandra Watkins - Owner of Eat My Words and Author - Highlight Here Alexandra Watkins is one of the most provocative guests we have had in long time. She starts off by disagreeing with Jim 100%! She is founder of Eat My Words, a creative naming firm that blows away most of the accepted naming conventions. The company has been featured multiple times in The Wall Street Journal and Inc. She of her clients include Disney, Microsoft, Wrigley, Fujitsu, Hasbro, Frito-Lay, and Del Monte. She is also author of the soon to be released, "Hello, My Name is Awesome...

http://www.cyberears.com/cybrss/25218.mp3 [caption id="attachment_7642" align="alignright" width="200"] Mark A. Cenicola[/caption] Mark Cenicola - President & CEO of BannerView.com and Author of The Banner Brand: Small Business Success Comes from a Banner Brand: Build it on a Budget - Highlight Here Mark Cenicola experienced the same problem that so many small owners face, problems with SMB website design and build out. And a business model that needed a reboot or tweak lead to an opportunity. BannerView and Banner OS were born to provide incredibly cheap, if not FREE, web services for small businesses. If you need a site, this is a must listen! Plus, we hear Mark's story as a very successful Las Vegas based entrepreneur.       [caption id="attachment_7644" align="alignright" width="200"] Liz Wilkes[/caption] Liz Wilkes - Founder/CEO of Exubrancy - Highlight Here Liz Wilkes is obsessed with helping small companies and their people thrive. She brings cool, hip culture-building events, amenities, and fitness programs to businesses that would otherwise probably ignore employee health.  She worked with organizations like The Gucci Group, amfAR, and The Elton John Aids Foundation and spent time at Trigger Media, a media-focused venture firm. And she started and sold a Christmas light company which makes a great story!         ...

http://www.cyberears.com/cybrss/25200.mp3   [caption id="attachment_7536" align="alignright" width="200"] Eve Wright Taylor[/caption] Eve Wright - VP & Associate General Counsel for the Miami Heat and Co=founder of The Bulldog Bar - Highlight Here Eve Wright was not even 35 years old when she was named Vice President and Associate General Counsel for the Miami Heat. She had  previously served as Senior Director of Legal Affairs/Business Affairs for the Ladies Professional Golf Association. Along with her husband, she created a door security company called The Bulldog Bar. And, she just published Life at the Speed of Passion: Create a Life of Intention, Purpose, and Integrity which we discuss in this fun interview!       [caption id="attachment_7639" align="alignright" width="142"] Shawn Hunter[/caption] Shawn Hunter - Executive Producer & Vice President at Skillsoft & Author of Out Think: How Innovative Leaders Drive Exceptional Outcomes - Highlight Here Shawn Hunter has had some diverse experiences, teaching English in Korea, working on a ranch in Montana, teaching skiing in Colorado, and bicycling around the U.S. He spent a decade interviewing hundreds of leading business authors, executives, and business school faculty to build a video learning solution. The company, Targeted Learning Corporation, was acquired by Skillsoft in February 2007. He has just published a new book on how to improve results with better innovation and thinking.       ...

http://www.cyberears.com/cybrss/25181.mp3   [caption id="attachment_7631" align="alignright" width="200"] Brendan Kane[/caption] Brendan Kane - Partner at Prototype Builders and Co-Founder of Ask A Guru - Highlight Here Brendan Kane has quite a list of accomplishments. Part of sixteen movies grossing more than $685 million dollars, he built an advertising technology for MTV that monetized social networks, created an app that takes a Facebook profile a turns it into a website in a minute, and co-founded AskAGuru.fm for the world's top self-help authors and motivational speakers. His tech was used by MGM, Sony, Yahoo, and MTV. Brendan's company Site Canvas built tools for celebrity clients like Taylor Swift, Rihanna, Xzibit, Charles Barkley, football player Michael Strahan, and Holly Madison. And, he consulted for the NHL and NFL Players Association to bolster their digital offerings. Can't wait to hear his story.   [caption id="attachment_7635" align="alignright" width="200"] Robert C. McMillan[/caption] Robert C. McMillan - Founder of NextGen Leader Institute, Keynote Speaker and Author of The Next Gen Leader: Cutting Edge Strategies to Make You the Leader You Were Born to Be - Highlight Here Robert C. McMillan, a transformationalist, is one of the top thought leaders and experts on leadership and transformational systems. Trained by guru John Maxwell, Robert served as an executive for a health insurance company that counted the President of the United States, Congress, White House staff, and millions of federal employees among their clients. He has spoken for Motorola, BlueCross/BlueShield and GE. Robert started the Next Gen Leader Institute and lives in the Washington, DC area with his wife and two children.         ...

http://www.cyberears.com/cybrss/25139.mp3   [caption id="attachment_7566" align="alignright" width="265"] Patricia Nolan-Brown[/caption] Patricia Nolan-Brown - Inventor, Author of Idea to Invention: What You Need to Know to Cash In on Your Inspiration and Product Develoment Expert - Highlight Here Patricia Nolan-Brown invented the mirror for rear-facing carseats for the best reason in the world, she needed it! Now it is sold worldwide and 21 years later, she is an invention and product development expert. Her book tells the six steps from getting an idea to the shelves. She even shares how to get an idea when you don't have one! She is called a real-life "Mother of Invention," and now a dog owner, her latest invention is for dog cleanup! See it at ParachuteDog.com. Patricia has appeared in tons of media and gives speeches around the country. Prior to inventing, she was a full time graphic artist. Now, she holds five patents and multiple trademarks!       [caption id="attachment_7542" align="alignright" width="200"] Shawn Shewchuk[/caption] Shawn Shewchuk - The #1 Results Coach in the Country - Highlight Here Shawn Shewchuk lost it all. Divorced, broke, and homeless and now he is the Canada's top results coach. He tells us the story of the transformation, but more importantly gives tips and pointer so you can change too. Shawn has since partnered with entrepreneurs high achievers from around the globe. He is the Author of the best selling book, Change Your Mind, Change Your Results and will appear in the movie, What it Takes.  Shawn offers some great advice on getting your life back on track!           ...

http://www.cyberears.com/cybrss/25123.mp3   [caption id="attachment_7530" align="alignright" width="200"] Ted Bernstein[/caption] Ted Bernstein - CEO at Life Insurance Concepts - Highlight Here You don't usually think about insurance and entrepreneurship. You need to. Ted Bernstein is with us to inform us about best practice, and absolute requirements, for entrepreneurial insurance. He has been a consistent innovator in industry, introducing “no-load” policies in the mid-1980s. Ted is one of the few agents ever to address the Society of Actuaries (we don't know what that means either, but it sounds impressive!) and he was Muhammad Ali’s life insurance agent! Today, he shares a new type of policy designed to overcome the biggest flaw in insurance. Guess how long the average policy lasts the recipients. It will scare you!      [caption id="attachment_7495" align="alignright" width="200"] Jim Cathcart[/caption] Jim Cathcart - Hall of Fame Speaker and author of Relationship Selling - Highlight Here Jim Cathcart was on the show month or so ago and we had to have him back. But today, we wanted to talk more about him, and not so much about his work. How did he become inducted into the International Sales & Marketing Hall of Fame in 2012? Where did the ideas for his 16 books come from?  How was he voted “Top 5 Sales Speaker” for 5 years in a row 2010-2014?  And so much more. We dive into his past and the developing experiences that created a legend.         ...