April 2014

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.         ...