July 2015

http://www.cyberears.com/cybrss/28468.mp3 Zack Miller - Head of Investor Community/Partnerships at OurCrowd and Author of TradeStream Your Way to Profits: Building a Killer Portfolio in the Age of Social Media [caption id="attachment_13681" align="alignright" width="176"] Zack Miller[/caption] Zack Miller is a business developer, content strategist, product marketer, and content marketing pro. Zack received his MBA from Northwestern's Kellogg School of Management and his BA in Economics from Harvard. He's held senior leadership positions and consulted to some of the top next-generation finance sites including Seeking Alpha, Lending Club, LearnVest, Wall Street Survivor, Covestor, and SigFig. Zack began his career in finance as an equities analyst at a multinational hedgefund. He's also the author of "Tradestream your Way to Profits: Building a Killer Portfolio in the Age of Social Media" and runs the popular investing website Tradestreaming.com. OurCrowd is an equity-based crowdfunding platform, built exclusively for a select group of accredited investors to provide venture capital funding for Israeli (and later global) venture capital start-ups. Membership in the community is vetted and offered only to people who meet the stringent accreditation criteria. Accredited investors who are accepted into the community can make minimum investments of $10,000 per deal. The initial focus of OurCrowd is the dynamic early stage funding market in Israel and only companies that have passed a rigorous due diligence process will be added to the platform.   Vitaly Golomb - CEO of Keen, General Partner of the CCC Fund, Mentor at 500 Startups,  Author, and Keynote Speaker  [caption id="attachment_13684" align="alignright" width="192"] Vitaly Golomb[/caption] Vitaly M. Golomb is the CEO of Keen Systems and the General Partner of CCC Startups. He is also an award-winning designer, author, and keynote speaker. A Silicon Valley tech entrepreneur, Vitaly grew up in Cupertino and has been involved with startups since his teenage years. He has founded and exited multiple companies and raised millions in venture capital. He holds a degree in Computer and Video Imaging and has guest lectured at Stanford, UC Berkeley and other universities around the world on entrepreneurship, innovation, and design. Vitaly is passionate about improving society by nurturing entrepreneurship around the world. He has guest written articles for TechCrunch and other publications and has been a consistently top-ranked mentor at a number of startup accelerator programs in US and Europe, including 500 Startups. He travels to over 20 countries every year as a sought-after speaker at conferences and events. He consults and teaches workshops to the next generation of entrepreneurs, as well as enterprises and governments seeking to foster innovation. His new book, Accelerated Startup – The New Business School, is the Pocket MBA for the 21st century. He is the Director and Executive Producer of "Startup Spring – How Middle East Tech Entrepreneurs are Rewriting Their Future," a feature length documentary shot during the Startup AddVenture Middle East tour.   ...

http://www.cyberears.com/cybrss/28469.mp3 Ray Shreder - Connecting Consumers to Wealthcare Specialists at WealthCareConnect.com [caption id="attachment_13669" align="alignright" width="153"] Ray Shreder[/caption] Ray Shreder is the CEO of WealthCare Connect, a free wealthcare-education-themed social networking community and resource center that connects consumers, wealthcare service providers and wealthcare professionals. The goal is to build services to help increase net profitability. He has served as a wealth advisor at Smith Barney, Wells Fargo, and AG Edwards.   Scott Bilker - Credit Guru and Founder at BookLemur.com [caption id="attachment_13673" align="alignright" width="160"] Scott Bilker[/caption] Scott Bilker's credit card advice has been featured in numerous magazines, newspapers, and online resources including Consumer Reports, Money, The Wall Street Journal, Newsweek, The Christian Science Monitor, SmartMoney.com, Kiplinger's, Reader's Digest, CBS Marketwatch, Woman's World, Men's Health, Woman's Day, Family Circle, Ladies' Home Journal, Real Simple, Physician's Money Digest, Medical Economics, The San Francisco Chronicle, Glamour, and many, many more. Scott has also appeared on CNN American Morning, Today in NY, The Early Show, NBC 10 News, CBS News, FOX News, PBS, WB, and CN8. Plus, he's been interviewed on more than 1,000 radio stations (coast-to-coast, in Canada, and the UK) including National Public Radio's (NPR) Morning Edition, The Wall Street Journal This Morning, WFAN (NY), KFMB (San Diego), and Talk America Network. Wow!   Dr. Robyn Benson - Doctor of Oriental Medicine at Santa Fe Soul [caption id="attachment_13677" align="alignright" width="192"] Robyn Benson[/caption] Dr. Robyn Benson has been a Doctor of Oriental Medicine for the past 22 years. She has treated and taken the pulse of more than 80,000 people! She believes that health is not an event. It is a choice and a way of life. While there are few exceptions, it is within your power to be healthy and happy by default, meaning your natural state is to be healthy and for sickness and pain to be the event for which you see your doctor. The two most important things you can do for your health are to stay away from fake foods—meaning processed foods —and to manage your stress. Every day in her practice, she educates her patients about the seven primary pathways for healthy living in this time of enormous change. These pathways include connecting directly to the earth, eating food that comes from the earth and allowing your thoughts and emotions to be resilient and positive.   ...

http://www.cyberears.com/cybrss/28470.mp3 David Morey - Chairman & CEO of DMG Global and Author of The Underdog Advantage: Using the Power of Insurgent Strategy to Put Your Business on Top [caption id="attachment_13660" align="alignright" width="184"] David Morey[/caption] David Morey is Chairman and CEO of DMG Global and is one of America’s leading strategic consultants. He is the award-winning co-author of "The Underdog Advantage" and has helped add hundreds of millions of dollars in revenue and value to a wide range of Fortune 500 companies. David has worked with some of the world’s top business leaders including five Noble Peace Prize winners and Barack Obama, Philippine President Corazon Aquino, Russian President Boris Yeltsin, Mexican President Vicente Fox, Korean President Kim Dae Jung and The Dalai Lama! In business, he has worked with a range of successful start-ups and small businesses, and his corporate clients include Bancomer, Verizon, Pepsi, General Electric, Mars, KPMG, McDonald's, Microsoft, American Express, News Corp., Nike, P&G, Disney, Visa, and Coca-Cola. He is currently Adjunct Professor at the University of Pennsylvania. Previously, he has served as Adjunct Professor of International Affairs at Columbia University, and recently was Chairman of the Council on Foreign Relations' Task Force on Public Diplomacy. And, if that's not enough, David was a four-time All-American Decathlon competitor, IC4A Champion and a member of several U.S. national teams!   David Mattson - CEO & President of Sandler Training and Author of LinkedIn: the Sandler Way  [caption id="attachment_12478" align="alignright" width="200"] David Mattson[/caption] Dave Mattson is a keynote speaker, best-selling author and a sales and management thought leader. David is the leader for the Sandler Training sales training seminars around the world. As CEO and President, David oversees the corporate direction and strategy for the company’s global operations including sales, marketing, consulting, alliances and support. He joined Sandler in 1988, and since, has guided the firm to its position as a global leader in sales and management training. With over 250 operating units in 25 countries, the company has also been recognized four times in the Top 20 Sales Training Companies by TrainingIndustry.com, and nine times by Entrepreneur magazine’s “Franchise 500” as the number-one sales training company in the United States. David has served on Sandler’s Board of Directors since 1995. During his tenure with the company, he has been quoted extensively in national industry magazine and newspaper articles including those running in Forbes and The Wall Street Journal. He has also written four books: “Magical People Skills,” “Five Minutes with VITO,” “The Sandler Rules” and “Sandler Success Principles,” but today he is now the show to talk about his new LinkedIn book.     ...

http://www.cyberears.com/cybrss/28471.mp3 David Giannetto - Thought Leader, SVP of Performance Management at Salient Corporation, and Author of Big Social Mobile: How Digital Initiatives Can Reshape the Enterprise and Drive Business Results [caption id="attachment_13651" align="alignright" width="179"] David Giannetto[/caption] David Giannetto is a nationally recognized thought-leader on business intelligence, enterprise performance management, information management and MIS technology. He has a proven track record using marketing to create C-level sales, lead generation and improved brand awareness. David is currently responsible for the overall message and methodology of Salient, its delivery in the market and usage within client organizations. He directly manages marketing and professional services and provides direct sales support to strategic accounts and new opportunities. His new book argues that leaders fall into the trap of accepting trendy big-data, social media, and mobile technology initiatives as the norm. He is a writer for national magazine and an advisor to technology firms in related areas of expertise. David is a writer for the Huffington Post and writer for the American Management Association's thought-leader blog.   Greg Berkin - Managing Director at Concours Ventures [caption id="attachment_13656" align="alignright" width="188"] Greg Berkin[/caption] Greg Berkin is Managing Director of Concours Ventures and has an amazingly diverse entrepreneurial background. Greg founded the first educational software company for the Apple Macintosh Computer in 1984 and is recognized as one of the Top 20 DVD Executives worldwide. He was the co-producer of the Antiques Roadshow pilot! His angel equity group works with early-stage start-up Silicon Valley companies, focusing on mobile, social, smart and connected TV, and interactive television. Greg worked with Hollywood Studios, the Consumer Electronics (CE) industry and the Personal Computer (PC) industry to define the first DVD-ROM specifications. He was an Emmy Awards Blue-Ribbon Judge for Technical and Engineering, a California Trade Representative to Canada under Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, and has won multiple awards!   ...

http://www.cyberears.com/cybrss/28464.mp3 Blake Harris - Writer and Director of Console Wars: Sega, Nintendo, and the Battle that Defined a Generation [caption id="attachment_13637" align="alignright" width="200"] Blake Harris[/caption] Blake J. Harris is a writer and filmmaker based out of New York. He is currently co-directing the documentary based on his book 'Console Wars,' which is being produced by Scott Rudin, Seth Rogen, and Evan Goldberg. He will also serve as an executive producer of Sony's feature-film adaptation of the book,which was chosen as the "Book of the Year" by NPR. The book has also received amazing reviews from tons of other reviewers. It tells the story of the video game war between Sega and Nintendo. Blake is also the owner of Flying Penguin Pictures and graduated from Georgetown University with a BA in writing.   Eric Kramer - Career Expert and Managing Partner at InterviewBest, LLC   [caption id="attachment_13643" align="alignright" width="192"] Eric Kramer[/caption] Eric Kramer is a career expert and the managing partner at InterviewBest. His vision is that everyone have a job they love and earn the money they deserve. Eric's mission is to develop innovative strategies that help people create career visions and land jobs. With extensive experience in counseling, career development and job transition coaching, he brings energy and passion to career strategy development, job transition tools development, and service delivery. His background in diverse corporate positions, as well as psychological counseling, contributes to extensive knowledge of corporate structures and career management issues. Eric also has demonstrated success developing innovative job search programs and writing books for the career field. Some of his most notable achievements include creating Active Interviewing - a new proactive approach to job interviews, developing a unique new tool for job interviewing and authoring 101 Strategies for Successful Interviewing and 101 Successful Strategies for Networking.   ...

http://www.cyberears.com/cybrss/28462.mp3 Greatest Hits - a replay of some of our favorite interviews. Jim is on vacation.   John Livesay - Tech Funding Strategist and Author of The 7 Most Powerful Selling Secrets: Soar Your Way to Success with Integrity, Passion and Joy [caption id="attachment_12440" align="alignright" width="223"] John Livesay[/caption] John Livesay recently started a business helping others raise money.  Specifically, he helps owners perfect their pitches. He helps them translate the left brain tech CEO information to right brain speak, where all selling happens. It allows owners to present their offerings with a new found confidence. John says he can help you get your one million dollar pitch in 8 weeks! He is author of "The 7 Most Powerful Selling Secrets" and was the 2012 Saleperson of the year for Conde Nast's 22 brands, among 400 salespeople!   Richard Sheridan - CEO and Chief Storyteller at Menlo Innovations and Author of Joy, Inc.: How We Built a Workplace People Love [caption id="attachment_12413" align="alignright" width="205"] Richard Sheridan[/caption] Richard Sheridan went from kid programmer to a Forbes cover story! in 2003, He created a work space so innovative and productive that thousands come from around the world to study it. His firm is named after Thomas Edison's Menlo Park New Jersey lab. and Henry Ford's recreation of the Menlo Park Lab in Greenfield Village. Even the dirt was taken from Edison. Yes, the dirt! If that doesn't make you want to listen, what will!?! His focus has always been technology, but his passion is actually process, teamwork and organizational design. The result? The Business Value of Joy! He has been a 5 time Inc. magazine revenue growth award winner, has been invited to the White House, and has had speaking engagements around the nation.   ...

http://www.cyberears.com/cybrss/28453.mp3 Greatest Hits - a replay of some of our favorite interviews. Jim is on vacation.   Jay Samit - "Coolest Job," Video on Demand Creator and Author of Disrupt You!: Master Personal Transformation, Seize Opportunity, and Thrive in the Era of Endless Innovation Jay Samit has been described by Wired magazine as "having the coolest job in the industry." He is a leading technology innovator who has raised hundreds of millions of dollars for startups, sold companies to Fortune 500 firms, taken companies public, and partnered with some of the world's biggest brands, including Coca Cola, McDonald's, General Motors, United Airlines, Microsoft, Apple, Verizon, and Facebook. Samit is CEO of SeaChange International, a leading global multi-screen video software company. A technology innovator and entrepreneur, he was a senior advisor to LinkedIn and was appointed to the White House initiative for education and technology by President Bill Clinton. Samit is the host of the Wall Street Journal Startup of the Year series. Samit helped grow pre-IPO companies such as Linkedin, held senior management roles at Sony and Universal Studios, pioneered breakthrough advancements in mobile video, internet advertising, ecommerce, social networks, ebooks, and digital music that are used by billions of consumers every day. An adjunct professor at USC, Samit teaches innovation at America's largest engineering school and is author of Disrupt Yourself: Master Personal Transformation, Seize Opportunity, and Thrive in the Era of Endless Innovation. He frequently appears on ABC, Bloomberg, CBS, CNN, Fox, MSNBC, NBC and tweets daily motivation to the over 100,000 business professionals who follow him on Twitter. An expert on transformational corporate change, Samit has been quoted in The New York Times, The Economist, Businessweek, Forbes, Los Angeles Times, USA Today, Fast Company and TechCrunch. He was awarded with the Leonardo Da Vinci Lifetime Achievement Award.   Kevin Johnson- CEO of Johnson Media Inc. and Bestselling  Author of  The Entrepreneur Mind: 100 Essential Beliefs, Characteristics, and Habits of Elite Entrepreneurs [caption id="attachment_13155" align="alignright" width="211"] Kevin Johnson[/caption] Kevin D. Johnson, founder and president of Johnson Media Inc., has several years of experience leading his award-winning company as a successful marketing and communications firm. It serves many of the most notable Fortune 100 businesses today. As an innovative leader, he has appeared on ABC’s Good Morning America, CBS, CNN, Oprah Radio, and in The New York Times, The Financial Times, Fast Company, and The Wall Street Journal. Recently, Johnson Media Inc. was awarded two 2015 Telly Awards. With nearly 13,000 entries from across the US and around the world, the Telly Awards honors the best work of the most respected advertising agencies, production companies, television stations, cable operators, and corporate video departments in the world. In October of 2014, the company was also awarded a 2014 International Davey Award by the Academy of Interactive and Visual Arts today. With nearly 4,000 entries from across the US and around the world, the Davey Awards honors the finest creative work from the best small firms, agencies and companies worldwide. He also supports non-profits and enjoys doing community service as a volunteer for the East Lake Foundation, Junior Achievement, Big Brothers and Big Sisters of America, Economic Empowerment Initiative, Latin American Association, and Boys & Girls Club of America.   ...

http://www.cyberears.com/cybrss/28450.mp3 Greatest Hits - a replay of some of our favorite interviews. Jim is on vacation.    Nihal Mehta - Mobile Entrepreneur, Uber & AirBnB Investor, and Founding General Partner of ENIAC Ventures [caption id="attachment_12843" align="alignright" width="200"] Nihal Mehta[/caption] Nihal Mehta is a Founding General Partner of Eniac Ventures, a mobile venture firm. He founded five startups and has invested in more than 100 since 1999, Nihal is a noted expert in the emerging adoption of mobile technologies for media properties and consumer brands. As the founding CEO, Nihal grew LocalResponse's revenues 2153% over a three year period, which placed the company at #204 (#14 in NYC) on the 2014 Inc. 5000's Fastest Growing Companies and #67 on the 2013 Forbes list of America's Most Promising Companies. Prior to LocalResponse, Nihal founded ipsh!, one of the first full-service mobile marketing agencies, which was acquired by Omnicom (NYSE: OMC) in 2005. Nihal's investment portfolio includes Admob (sold to Google), Airbnb, HotelTonight, Swiftkey, Tapad & Uber. In 2013, Nihal was named a semi-finalist for "Entrepreneur of the Year" by Ernst & Young, and in 2012 a top 100 "Coolest People in NY Tech," by Business Insider. VentureBeat named him a "NYC tech influencer" and New York Enterprise Report named him a top 10 New York City "Game Changer."   Brian Smith - Founder of UGG Australia footwear, Keynote Speaker and Author of The Birth of a Brand [caption id="attachment_12370" align="alignright" width="200"] Brian Smith[/caption] Brian Smith grew one of the most famous footwear brands with only $500 of start-up money. While studying at UCLA, he founded UGG Imports to bring sheepskin footwear to America from his native Australia. After seventeen years, he sold the business to Deckers Outdoor Corporation just as sales reached $15 million. The UGG brand has since grown to over $1 billion of international sales. Now, Brian is one of the most sought after business leaders and speakers in the world. Brian is committed to teaching his breakthrough business strategies and has recently written a book based upon his journey. His theme is that you can't give birth to adults. Every business starts with conception, then birth after a long infancy. See more about Brian here...

http://www.cyberears.com/cybrss/28448.mp3 Greatest Hits - a replay of some of our favorite interviews. Jim is on vacation.   Tom Ziglar - President at Ziglar Inc. [caption id="attachment_12523" align="alignright" width="209"] Tom Ziglar[/caption] Tom Ziglar literally needs no introduction. He has worked in the motivational speaker business for almost three decades. He learned the Zig Ziglar business from front door to back, starting in the warehouse, then on to production, sales, sales management, seminar promotion, and as CEO for the last 20 years. Tom says he works with the best team in the world and for the best customers in the world. His personal mission statement is, “My mission is to help you become significant by equipping you to help others become significant.” This mission is why Tom loves the Ziglar Legacy Certification program. And his favorite Zig quote: “Son, God don’t make no junk, and thanks to your mother, neither do I!”   Tom Hopkins - Sales Speaker and Author of 18 books including How to Master the Art of Selling [caption id="attachment_12527" align="alignright" width="200"] Tom Hopkins[/caption] Tom Hopkins is one of the most recognized sales training experts in the world. Since 1974, he has had the good fortune to train over 5 million students on 5 continents. Tom has helped companies in financial services, network marketing, medical supplies, funeral services and everything in between. He is the author of eighteen books, including "How to Master the Art of Selling" which sold over 1.7 million copies and his latest When Buyers Say No: Essential Strategies for Keeping a Sale Moving Forward. His books are used as text books in sales and marketing classes and are required reading for new salespeople by sales and management professionals in a wide variety of industries. The basis of Tom's training is how-to strategies and tactics, not motivational hype. Tom's live seminars have been presented in North America, Europe, Africa, Asia and Australia. ...

http://www.cyberears.com/cybrss/28444.mp3 Greatest Hits - a replay of some of our favorite interviews. Jim is on vacation. Michael Parrish DuDell - Bestselling Author of Shark Tank Jump Start Your Business, Keynote Speaker & Millennial Expert   [caption id="attachment_12806" align="alignright" width="182"] Michael Parrish DuDell[/caption] Michael Parrish DuDell is an entrepreneur, speaker, and the bestselling author of "Shark Tank Jump Start Your Business." It is the only official business book from the show. He was recently ranked as one of the top three most popular business authors by Amazon.com. Michael is also a recognized Millennial generation expert and business pundit. He has been featured on CNBC, Bloomberg TV, CNN, The New York Times, WABC, Business Insider, Yahoo, and Forbes where he frequently contributes. Prior to this, he helped Seth Godin launch a publishing company and worked with GE on the relaunch of ecomagination.com.   Jonathan Littman - Founder of Snowball Narrative, Contributing Editor at Playboy, Writer for Forbes, The Los Angeles Times and Author of The Art of Innovation: Lessons in Creativity from IDEO, America's Leading Design Firm [caption id="attachment_12421" align="alignright" width="189"] Jonathan Littman[/caption] Jonathan Littman has been a Contributing Editor at Playboy, a writer for Forbes and The Los Angeles Times and a Columnist at Huffington Post. He writes about innovation,technology and sports. In addition to being a Professor of Innovation and Entrepreneurship at the University of San Francisco, Jonathan is a winner of the New York Press Club Award and the Peter Lisagor Award for Exemplary Journalism. His clients include Gillette, Estee Lauder, Garmin, Sony, Lululemon, the Gap and Deckers Brands. Jonathan has published eight works of non-fiction with major NY houses including co-authoring the international bestsellers "The Art of Innovation" and "Ten Faces of Innovation" (over 700,000 copies sold worldwide in 20 languages). His true crime books, "The Fugitive Game" and "The Watchman," have been translated into more than fourteen languages and optioned for films. Jonathan has just launched Smartup.life, an innovation hub.   ...