Edward DuCoin has worked in the telecommunications, media, banking, financial services, and pharmaceutical industries. He is the author of “The Glass is Half Full and Frozen,” which argues that a positive mental attitude is good, but a sustainable business model and great leadership are needed too. Edward is an Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Finalist, and his companies were ranked as one of the 500 Fastest Growing Companies in the US multiple years. Also, he was listed as a Top 40 Under 40 Business Award (New Jersey Business Journal) winner. He won The Governor’s Cup of New Jersey, the Rising Stars: Fastest Growing Telemarketing Companies in the USA (Telemarketing Magazine), a Top 100 Fastest Growing Companies award (Philadelphia Business Journal), and the MVP Quality Award from Telemarketing Magazine.
Rick Smith - Founder of World 50, Author of The 5 Patterns of Extraordinary Careers: The Guide for Achieving Success and Satisfaction
Rick Smith is an entrepreneur and author with an eclectic range of accomplishments. Rick recently co-founded Fast Radius, designed to shape the future of digital manufacturing. In 2013, he founded the Bionic Network, an engaged learning community of executives focused on growth and innovation at scale. Rick is the founder and CEO of World 50, the world’s premier senior executive networking organization, which includes Robert Redford, Bono, Alan Greenspan, President George W. Bush, Francis Ford Coppola and more than 100 other iconic leaders. He also is the founding CEO of G100 Next Generation Leadership, utilizing 35 CEOs as faculty including Jack Welch, AG Lafley, Jim Kilts, Anne Mulcahy and Carlos Gutierrez. He grew his Next Generation Leadership and Talent Academy from zero to $4 million in just 24 months. As the author of two nationally bestselling books, “The 5 Patterns of Extraordinary Careers” and “The Leap,” he is an active professional speaker, and has keynoted nearly 100 events. Finally, Rick invented the Primary Color personality assessment, which was released online in 2009 and has been taken by more than 65,000 people.