August 2014

http://www.cyberears.com/cybrss/26667.mp3   [caption id="attachment_2152" align="alignright" width="173"] Alan Abel[/caption] Alan Abel - Professional Media Prankster Alan Abel is a man of many talents. Though he has impressed many with talents such as drum soloing, acting, filmaking, writing, and speaking, he is most famous, or should I say infamous for his pranks. Among his most famous is his S.I.N.A hoax, a fake organization created to convince people that there was an organization whose sole purpose was to clothe animals in the name of modesty. In truth, it was a satirical allegory making a statement on the issue of censorship. As with most of his work, his pranks carry a deeper meaning that, much like their comedic value, can only truly be appreciated from an arms length. For his library (and it's a good one), check here!     Jigar Shah – Author, Founder of SunEdison, and CEO of Jigar Shah Consulting [caption id="attachment_9520" align="alignright" width="173"] Jigar Shah[/caption] From an unassuming beginning growing up in Illinois to creating SunEdison, the largest solar services company in the world, Jigar Shah is now the author of Creating Climate Wealth and an expert in renewable energy and climate change. As the CEO of Jigar Shah Consulting, he utilizes his experience and combines it with his passion to work with companies on a global scale to develop and use clean energy solutions. Jigar is a leader in entrepreneurialism and innovation within the clean energy industry.      ...

http://www.cyberears.com/cybrss/26657.mp3 Paul Jackson – Managing Partner at Integrus Capital and founder of Wormworth [caption id="attachment_9516" align="alignright" width="160"] Paul Jackson[/caption] With an engineering background and drive for entrepreneurship, Paul Jackson has been an integral part of portfolio companies such as BRITE Ventures and D-strut LLC. Paul founded Dynamic Labs in the 1990s after working many years as an engineer at Orbital Sciences. Dynamic Labs became a leader in Environmental Testing, and when Paul sold the company in 2006 to a publicly held company, he went on to develop new technologies and financial products as the founder and managing partner of Integrus Capital.     Les McKeown - Author, Teacher, and High-Performance Business Consultant [caption id="attachment_9517" align="alignright" width="168"] Les McKeown[/caption] Best-selling author and founder of Predictable Success Les McKeown has over 25 years of experience in global business, including launching 42 of his own companies. A recipient of the Samuel Smyth Memorial Prize as a Chartered Accountant (CPA) in the UK, Les also became Ireland’s youngest ever accounting firm partner. After years of helping businesses and individuals reach their growth and development goals, Les relocated to the U.S. where he now writes, teaches, and offers consultation services to clients such as Microsoft, Overture Services, Harvard University, and more.      ...

http://www.cyberears.com/cybrss/26643.mp3   Priya Krishna - Outreach Associate at Lucky Peach and Author of Ultimate Dining Hall Hacks: Create Extraordinary Dishes from the Ordinary Ingredients in Your College Meal Plan [caption id="attachment_9499" align="alignright" width="200"] Priya Krishna[/caption] Priya Krishna grew up in Dallas, Texas, and is a recent graduate of Dartmouth College, where she became adept at assembling meals from the a la carte items available at the dining hall through a weekly column she wrote for her school newspaper. Priya contributed to the Small Kitchen College website and wrote a dining column for The Dartmouth. In 2012, she was an intern at the Food Network, where she wrote daily content for the Dish blog and other parts of the website. She works for Lucky Peach, a quarterly journal of food and writing. She lives in New York City. Publishing cookbook, titled "Ultimate Dining Hall Hacks," in June 2014 with 75 recipes students can make using the ingredients readily available in their college dining hall   Danny Rampelli - Founder of Rampelli Consulting  [caption id="attachment_9503" align="alignright" width="100"] Danny Rampelli[/caption] Danny M. Rampelli began starting businesses in 2002 at the age of 22. After selling his first business at the age of 26, he realized that online business ventures would be the direction of the future for him, so he started his first online company. He has taken what he has learned as an entrepreneur and created Rampelli Consulting - an online marketing and consulting firm to help other small business owners reach their full potentials. Just a few of the areas where Rampelli Consulting focus include PPC, web design, lead generation, and alternative advertising strategies. With a strong background in SEO online marketing, Danny is able to provide clients with the kinds of services and expertise they need to maximize their goals.      ...

http://www.cyberears.com/cybrss/26639.mp3   Brian Holler - Advisor, Educator, and Business Strategist at Brian Holler [caption id="attachment_9216" align="alignright" width="160"] Brian Holler[/caption] As an independent advisor, educator, and business strategist, Brian Holler is dedicated to helping clients with media projects, marketing and entertainment, and communication strategies. He uses his enthusiasm and drive to advise small business owners, entrepreneurs, independent contracts, and sole proprietors how to efficiently and cost-effectively set and reach their sales, customer service, and marketing goals. Brian has a background in newspaper, radio, and television, as well as various online platforms. He has also served with a non-profit and as a union representative and taught both English and History in the public school setting.   Ben Weston - Co-Founder and Lead Instructor at Dance Floor Arsenal [caption id="attachment_9496" align="alignright" width="182"] Ben Weston[/caption] Ben Weston started dancing and discovered that it increased confidence. And that girls came up to him! Through an online course and in-person coaching, Ben teaches men how to develop a confidence through dance. What could be more important for an entrepreneur? Ben was a speaker at the 2014 TED NYC and at Stanford University’s Behavior Design Conference. He has been featured in Business Insider, The Daily News, and CBS Radio. And he was in the circus! Another must hear story!       ...

http://www.cyberears.com/cybrss/26631.mp3   Geoffrey James - Blogger at Sales Source and Inc. Writer [caption id="attachment_1990" align="alignright" width="136"] Geoffrey James[/caption] Geoffrey writes one of the most popular business blogs, “Sales Source on Inc.com,” and has won awards from the Society of American Business Editors and Writers and the American Society of Business Publication Editors. His soon-to-be-published, crowd-sourced book is "Business Without the Bullsh*t" combines his decades of corporate experience with the collective wisdom of thousands of his followers to create the ultimate how-to guide for the everyday office worker. The book will be published in early 2014 by Business Plus, one of the world’s top publishers of business books.             Howard Leonhardt - Founder of Leonhardt Ventures and BioLeonhardt   [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/26619.mp3   Jim Horan-  President and CEO of The One Page Business Plan [caption id="attachment_3584" align="alignright" width="214"] Jim Horan[/caption] In startups, it is very rare for 40 page business plan to NOT be a huge waste of time; however, your elevator pitch, which is your 30 second business plan, might be one of the most crucial parts of your business' early life. Jim can turn one of those monstrous 40 page business plans into one that is a single page in length. This helps you as it gives any potential investors a very simple layout for what your business is and how it plans to make money. Jim is with us to to talk little about his book, how to grow a speaking career, how to make your business plan the most succinct expression of thoughts possible.     Jennifer S. Wilkov -  The “Make It Happen” Girl [caption id="attachment_2045" align="alignright" width="213"] Jennifer Wilkov[/caption] Jennifer is known as the “Make It Happen” girl. With over two decades of planning and business development experience in Corporate America, she knows how to take any project from where it is to where you want it to be! She introduced and built the first data warehouse at Revlon and lead a cross-functional Blue Box Council in New York City.  She is  the author of 5 books, is also an award-winning freelance writer (2009 Silver Eddie Award), and has appeared in national magazines and newspapers including Marie Claire Magazine, The Atlanta Journal Constitution, Parenting Magazine, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Shape Magazine, Women’s World, and others. Jennifer has also been interviewed on national and local television shows including CNBC’s Squawk Box and Fox, NBC, CBS and ABC affiliate stations nationwide and on numerous radio shows.      ...

http://www.cyberears.com/cybrss/26602.mp3   [caption id="attachment_4500" align="alignright" width="200"] Les McKeown[/caption] Les McKeown - Founder of Predictable Success and Author of "The Synergist: How to Lead Your Team to Predictable Success" Les McKeown, international keynote speaker and bestselling author, founded Predictable Success® to spread his message.  He has over 25 years of global business experience, and has started 42 companies! In Ireland, he was the founding partner of an incubator that launched hundreds of businesses with thousands of employees. He was awarded the Samuel Smyth Memorial Prize as a Chartered Accountant (CPA) in the UK and was the youngest qualified Chartered Accountant in the UK. After a brief stint with Price Waterhouse (now PwC), Les became Ireland's youngest ever accounting firm partner. After decades advising individuals and organizations on growth and development, he started his own training and development business, which he grew to 13 offices before selling. In 1999, Les relocated to the US to write, teach and consult in high-performance organizational development with clients including  Harvard University, US Army, Microsoft, United Technologies, American Express, and many others.       Eric Lowitt, Strategy, Sustainability, Collaboration Expert, Author of The Future of Value and The Collaboration Economy [caption id="attachment_3507" align="alignright" width="183"] Eric Lowitt[/caption] Eric is an advisor to the world's most discerning CEOs and executive leaders of NGOs on issues of competitive strategy, sustainable development, and collaboration. He serves as a brainstormers, as partnership brokers among rivals and nontraditional bedfellows. He will even train your employees, your suppliers, and your sales forces in order to discover new ways to grow. As a speaker, his goal is to inspire organizations to collaborate with other organizations to address our largest global challenges. Eric provides keynote talks and targeted workshops to enable audiences to sharpen their organizations’ missions, competitive strategies, and financial performance. In 2012, he formed Nexus Global Advisors, an advisory firm that works alongside the most prominent CEOs, Board Directors, and senior executives to help spark global growth that solves our most vexing global challenges. As part of Eric's work, in 2011 Wiley published his first book, The Future of Value, which focused on raising sustainability to the level of competitive strategy. In 2013, Wiley published his second book The Collaboration Economy, which presents a new economic model predicated on collaboration dedicated to kick start growth.      ...

http://www.cyberears.com/cybrss/26590.mp3   Jordan Harbinger - Co-founder of The Art of Charm [caption id="attachment_1279" align="alignright" width="266"] Jordan Harbinger[/caption] Who is Jordan Harbinger? Think Hitch! He runs a dating website and podcast that help men attract the right woma without all the cheesy pickup lines, 'peacocking', and mind games. He promotes a 'you-centered' approach to getting the girl. This mentality focuses on being the best version of yourself to attract 'the one'. Enhance the other areas of your life like friendships, your career, and hobbies. Turn up the volume on who you are rather than changing yourself to accommodate a potential love interest. The right woman will be sure to hear! We go through his start-up's story and pick up some valuable tips along the way. This is going to be a fun one for sure!   [caption id="attachment_2459" align="alignright" width="192"] Karen Kerrigan[/caption] Karen Kerrigan- President and CEO of the Small Business and Entrepreneurship Council   Karen Kerrigan is one of the most influential advocates for small businesses. She leads the SBE council and is a member of numerous federal advisory boards including the US Treasury's Taxpayer Advisory Panels, the US/ Iraq business dialogue, and the National Advisory Committee for Labor Provisions of U.S. Free Trade Agreements. However, her reach is not limited to the United States alone. She is one of the founders of the World Entrepreneurship Forum and is consulted by governments from around the world on a regular basis. We have her on to give us a general picture of the SMB landscape in America as the country undergoes some of the biggest changes that it has ever faced.      ...

http://www.cyberears.com/cybrss/26572.mp3   [caption id="attachment_4483" align="alignright" width="225"] David Lapin[/caption] David Lapin - CEO of Lapin Consulting International,  and Author of Lead by Greatness David Lapin is author of Lead by Greatness, one of the most influential business books that entrepreneurs must read! He is a keynote speaker, spiritual teacher, a member of the National Speakers Association and the Institute of Management Consulting. David helps people identify opportunities they have missed, and leverage them for success. At Lapin International, they first identify a business's most current opportunities and challenges while unraveling the complex dynamics of the human spirit. Then, by fusing the human and strategic opportunities, they help its leaders spark innovation and deliver growth. Clients will consistently outperform their industries. David reaches beyond convention to resolve his clients' most urgent challenges and exploit their most immediate opportunities. He develops leaders who build deep and trusting connections across generations and cultures, and who inspire ordinary people to extraordinary achievement. We are very excited to welcome him to the show!   [caption id="attachment_533" align="alignright" width="314"] Brian Moran[/caption] Brian Moran - Founder of  Small Business Edge  Brian went solo in 2002 when he started Moran Media Group, where he helped gain exposure for his clients through various media channels. He used this experience in starting his own company to begin helping others grow. Thus, Brian Moran & Associates took form. Through this venture, he helps small businesses achieve their aspirations by guiding their growth and management. Brian has generated significant pull throughout his career, and he has recently used this  to assemble an impressive network of entrepreneurial experts devoted to  helping marketers connect to the SMB market. Brian is also a member of such Boards as the Small Business Entrepreneurship Council, US Chamber of Commerce Small Business Council, and SCORE's National Marketing Council (from which he won the Lou Campanelli Award). With of all this experience under his belt, we expect this to be a very beneficial interview. Today, we have Brian on to go in depth on an article he wrote on marketing your brand and the most important decision you may ever face in this endeavor! Do your homework and check out the article here!      ...

http://www.cyberears.com/cybrss/26575.mp3   [caption id="" align="alignright" width="192"] Chris Widener[/caption] Chris Widener - NY Times & WSJ Best-Selling Author & Speaker Chris is leading a new generation of personal development and leadership experts. His life-long driving question is: “Why is it that some people succeed in leadership and sales and other people don’t?”  For over two decades now, Chris has answered that question for audiences at Microsoft, General Electric, Cisco Systems, and the Harvard Business School.  He has given over 1,200 presentations to audiences as large as 20,000 people and he has shared the stage with US Presidential candidates, nationally known television news anchors, best-selling authors, and professional athletes. Chris will teach your attendees how to lead better and sell more by gaining trust, respect, admiration and loyalty from those they work with! Also an author, Chris is a NY Times and Wall Street Journal best-selling author of numerous books including “The Art of Influence”, “Leadership Rules” and “The Angel Inside: Michelangelo's Secrets for Following Your Passion and Finding the Work You Love”.     [caption id="attachment_4558" align="alignright" width="300"] Jigar Shah[/caption] Jigar Shah - Green Energy Expert, Author, and Entrepreneur Jigar Shah is a green entrepreneur believes in making money! He devoted much of his efforts towards creating market driven solutions for viable clean energy as well lowering the barriers to entry to creating green energy solutions. In 2003, he launched one of the first (and few) successful solar energy companies called SunEdison. His book, Creating Climate Wealth, goes into how the world can generate up to $10 trillion in value-added wealth through private market solutions to climate change. Jigar served as CEO of Richard Branson's Carbon War Room, a think tank for the most brilliant entrepreneurs setting out to accomplish an end very similar to what is outline in Creating Private Wealth. Welcome to some of the many opportunities that  reside in the green energy space!        ...