August 2015

http://www.cyberears.com/cybrss/28626.mp3 Lawrence Reed - President at Foundation for Economic Education and Author of Excuse Me, Professor: Challenging the Myths of Progressivism [caption id="attachment_14119" align="alignright" width="162"] Larry Reed[/caption] Larry Reed became president of the Foundation for Economic Education in 2008. Since the late 1970s, he had been writing and speaking for FEE and served as chairman of its board of trustees in the 1990s. Prior to becoming FEE’s president, he served for 20 years as president of the Mackinac Center for Public Policy in Michigan and taught economics full-time at Northwood University in Michigan. Larry holds two honorary doctorates for his role as a champion for liberty. He has authored over 1,000 newspaper columns and articles and dozens of articles in magazines and journals, appearing in The Wall Street Journal, Christian Science Monitor, USA Today, Baltimore Sun, Detroit News and Detroit Free Press, among many others. He has authored or coauthored six books, the most recent ones being Excuse Me, Professor: Challenging the Myths of Progressivism and A Republic—If We Can Keep It. He is frequently interviewed by Judge Andrew Napolitano and John Stossel on FOX Business News and has delivered at least 75 speeches annually in the past 30 years in virtually every state and in dozens of countries from Bulgaria to China to Bolivia.   Nicholas Webb - Senior Partner at Lassen Innovation, Top Innovation and Healthcare Keynote Speaker, Founder of Hänz’s™ Toys [caption id="attachment_14224" align="alignright" width="192"] Nicholas Webb[/caption] Nick Webb is the Senior Partner at Lassen Innovation, a Certified Management Consulting Firm committed to providing enterprise strategy and general management consulting. It enables organizations to lead their industry and markets. Their high-profile clients include Siemens, Gatorade, Blue Cross, Intel, Cisco, Hewlett-Packard, Kaiser Permanente and Freightliner. His specialties include enterprise innovation, corporate strategy, customer experience engineering, corporate culture, risk control, and innovation. Nick is one of the top innovation and healthcare keynote speakers, speaking at dozens of top conferences worldwide each year. He is author of The Innovation Playbook, The Digital Innovation Playbook and Breakers - Leading by destruction and the innovation economy. Nick has been awarded over 42 patents by the US patent office many of which have received industrial design awards. And he is the founder of coolest toy company around!   ...

http://www.cyberears.com/cybrss/28615.mp3   Bryant McGill -  Top 0.1% On Social Media World Wide and Best-Selling Author of Simple Reminders: Inspiration for Living Your Best Life [caption id="attachment_11903" align="alignright" width="210"] Bryant McGill[/caption] Bryant McGill is a best-selling author and activist in the fields of self-development, personal freedom and human rights. His small aphorisms have been published in hundreds of books and thousands of works by other authors and thought leaders. His work has been published by Oprah's Lifeclass, The Chopra Center, Wiley, McGraw Hill, Simon & Schuster, Random House, HarperCollins, For Dummies and Writer's Digest. He was the subject of a front-page cover story in the Wall street Journal. Bryant received an official Congressional Commendation, and his diplomacy work was featured by President Clinton's Foundation. Wow!   ...

http://www.cyberears.com/cybrss/28612.mp3 Russell Brunson  - Owner of DotComSecrets and Author of DotCom Secrets: The Underground Playbook for Growing Your Company Online [caption id="attachment_12158" align="alignright" width="213"] Russell Brunson[/caption] Russell Brunson is one of the super gurus of internet marketing. He started his first online company while he was wrestling at Boise State University and within a year of graduating, he had sold over a million dollars worth of his own products and services from his basement! For the subsequent 10 years, he has been starting and scaling companies online. He had the greatest sales training in the world, by going door to door in New Jersey on a mission trip. Russell paid $20 dollars for a programmer to create his first software product and within 30 days he made over $1,000 selling it. In his senior year in college, he earned about $250, 000 and had made a million dollars within a year of his graduation. His new book DotCom Secrets will help you to have the time and money you need so you can enjoy the best things in life. He now owns a software company, a supplement company, a coaching company, and is one of the top super affiliates in the world. Get a free copy of his new book by going to FreeDotComSecretsBook.com!   Stuart Diamond - Negotiations Professor at The Wharton Business School and Author the Million Copy Selling Getting More: How You Can Negotiate to Succeed in Work and Life [caption id="attachment_11975" align="alignright" width="200"] Stuart Diamond[/caption] Professor Stuart Diamond has taught the most popular class at Wharton for twenty years and his book on negotiating has sold over a million copies! He has a J.D. from Harvard and a M.B.A. from Wharton, and he won the Pulitzer Prize while working at the New York Times! The Wall Street Journal called the book the "#1 book to read for your career." He has taught negotiations to half of the Global 100 companies, and has worked in over forty countries. This is one of the best interviews we can remember in a long time. It's a must listen for sure and hopefully will make this 500th show all that more special!   ...

http://www.cyberears.com/cybrss/28609.mp3 Lon Safko - Best Selling Author & CEO at Innovative Thinking and Author of The Social Media Bible: Tactics, Tools, and Strategies for Business Success [caption id="attachment_12138" align="alignright" width="182"] Lon Safko[/caption] Lon Safko is the bestselling author of "The Social Media Bible" which hit #1 on Amazon, and "The Fusion Marketing Bible" which hit #3 on Amazon. He is an acclaimed international keynote speaker and the host of the PBS Television Special "Social Media & You...

http://www.cyberears.com/cybrss/28605.mp3 Rowan Gibson - Innovation Thought Leader, Keynote Speaker, Bestselling Author of The Four Lenses of Innovation: A Power Tool for Creative Thinking [caption id="attachment_12424" align="alignright" width="189"] Rowan Gibson[/caption] Rowan Gibson is recognized as one of the world’s top thought leaders on business innovation. He has been labeled “Mr. Innovation”, “the Innovation Grandmaster”, “the W. Edwards Deming of innovation” and “a guru among the gurus.” Rowan is the internationally bestselling author of three books on business strategy and innovation which have been published in over 20 languages. His new book, "The Four Lenses of Innovation," gives a practical tool for radical business creativity. He is one of the world’s most in-demand public speakers, and in just the last five years alone, he has delivered keynote speeches in 60 countries around the world. In addition, he has authored dozens of business articles, columns and blogs and he has been interviewed frequently by Forbes, CNN, BusinessWeek, Harvard Business Review, and BBC World Service.   Rich Kahn - CEO of eZanga.com [caption id="attachment_12211" align="alignright" width="200"] Rich Kahn[/caption] Richard Kahn is co-founder and CEO of eZanga.com and has been a leader in the online industry since 1993. Rich has specialized in all things associated with online advertising and has been recognized as one of the most notable search engine marketing gurus. His fraud filtration platform, Traffic Advisors, set the standard for making sure you only pay for valid clicks or calls. In 1993, right on the cusp of the dot-com bubble, he created an e-magazine which later transitioned into his next endeavor, the First Street Corporation, an ISP, which he later sold to a publicly traded organization. Rich co-founded Paid for Surf in 1999, which reached its first million dollar revenue in five months of operation. In 2001, Rich joined advertising network AdOrigin as its COO and was instrumental in the successful turnaround and financial profit within three months of joining. He has been quoted in INC.com, DM News, ADOTAS, Search Engine Watch, Search Engine Land, SmartCEO Magazine, Wired Magazine and Crain’s New York Business, and has appeared on the CNN television network. As leader of eZanga.com, he received the Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award and was a finalist in the American Business Awards for Best Executive of the Year.   ...

http://www.cyberears.com/cybrss/28603.mp3 Dorie Clark - Harvard Business Review and Forbes Contributor, Marketing/Branding Expert, Author of Stand Out: How to Find Your Breakthrough Idea and Build a Following Around It [caption id="attachment_12477" align="alignright" width="200"] Dorie Clark[/caption] Dorie Clark is a strategy consultant and professional speaker who has worked with Google, Microsoft, Morgan Stanley, DHL, Fidelity, Yale University, and the World Bank. She is a regular contributor to Forbes and the Harvard Business Review, and the author of "Stand Out" and Reinventing You: Define Your Brand, Imagine Your Future.  Dorie teaches for Duke University's Fuqua School of Business, as well as IE Business School in Spain, HEC-Paris, Smith College Executive Education, Babson College Executive Education, and the University of North Carolina's Kenan-Flagler School of Business. In the past, Dorie also worked as a journalist and a presidential campaign spokesperson.   Tristan Pollock - Co-Founder of Storefront , Entrepreneur in Residence at 500 Startups, & Speaker [caption id="attachment_12221" align="alignright" width="180"] Tristan Pollock[/caption] Tristan Pollock is co-founder of a P2P network that helps businesses find popup and remnant store space. It is part of the new marketplace economy, which Tristan is helping lead. He is also an Entrepreneur in Residence at 500 Startups, the world's most active micro VC. Storefront has called 'Airbnb for Retail' by The New York Times, and it helped open over 1,000 stores in 2014. Another startup of his, SocialEarth, was called the Huffington Post for social entrepreneurship and had over 200 contributors in 25 countries. SocialEarth was acquired by 3BL Media in 2012. Tristan has also been named to the Forbes 30 Under 30 list in 2015. Prior to becoming an entrepreneur, he led national marketing campaigns at Best Buy, and crafted the most read email of all time reaching over 23 million customers.  The Craigslist Peer to Peer Map mentioned in the interview...

http://www.cyberears.com/cybrss/28595.mp3   Todd Smith - Business Plan Guru and Founder of eStartAcademy.com [caption id="attachment_14166" align="alignright" width="240"] Todd Smith[/caption] Todd Smith (see his LinkedIn profile here) founded Blue Horizon in Jacksonville, Florida in 2007 to help get businesses started. Specifically, they help write great business plans, plans that get funded. They have enjoyed more than 8 years of steady growth. Todd has worked for such corporations as IBM and Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida, and his consulting experience includes both start-ups and new growth in Fortune 500 companies. He is passionate about helping start-ups find the funding they need for success, and as such he is one of the top business plan consultants in the country.  Todd has expertise in a variety of management disciplines including Business Plan Development, Financial Modeling, Capital Acquisition, Competitive Intelligence, Mergers & Acquisitions, Strategic Planning, International Rollout Plans, Grant Proposals, Valuations, and Business Brokerage. He also recently launched a new online training center called eStart Academy to help entrepreneurs get ready for funding.  ...

http://www.cyberears.com/cybrss/28591.mp3 Thomas M. Schwab - Podcast Marketing Guru and Inbound Engineer at Inbound for eCommerce [caption id="attachment_14110" align="alignright" width="195"] Tom Schwab[/caption] Tom Schwab is an experienced entrepreneur, writer, and speaker. He started in the medical sales industry and eventually became a medical distribution entrepreneur. He still owns one of the largest distribution companies of crutches in the US. But he also realized he had a passion for empowering entrepreneurs, solopreneuers and small business owners. He helps them to easily understand and use digital tools to build a scalable automated sales and marketing machines. He built an inbound marketing agency focused on working with high potential entrepreneurs and small business owners to take them beyond just an efficient transaction to become a profitable lifetime brand. Tom gives them the automated machine that empowers them to turn content into cash. Today, we discuss his great success using podcast interviews and marketing to drive sales. Learn about webinars here, see the 6 steps info graphic here, and see his classes here.   Alec Karys - International Start-up Evangelist  [caption id="attachment_14114" align="alignright" width="240"] Alec Karys[/caption] Alec Karys started as a software engineer, eventually working at mid-size to large corporations,  but realized he really enjoyed working at smaller companies in an entrepreneurial  setting. He served as the Chief Technology Officer at mShopper , and at Amazon.com, he served as a Senior Software Manager, responsible for all technical aspects of the Amazon Affiliates Program. He has been supporting  entrepreneurs and entrepreneurial organizations for the last fifteen years, as a mentor and as an angel investor. Alec serves as a  Mentor at MassChallenge, a Boston based start-up  accelerator, and as a Mentor at MIT EF, an Athens based start-up  accelerator. Alec was a Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer at Synapse Ventures Group. He has two issued patents in medical protocol authoring and delivery, and one issued patent  in mobile commerce. Alec holds M.B.A. and B.E.T . degrees  from Northeastern University and attended the Stanford University Engineering Executive Program.   ...

http://www.cyberears.com/cybrss/28589.mp3 Steve de Haan - President and Founder of Andrews Entertainment District [caption id="attachment_14095" align="alignright" width="210"] Steve de Haan[/caption] Steve de Haan worked at a Little Caesar's Pizza in high school, and by graduation, he had advanced to being assistant manager. He became bar manager of a TGI Fridays before he could legally drink. His regional manager told him he "had learned as much as you're going to learn here," so the following weekend, he drove to Atlanta and walked into The Tavern at Phipps, which had just been on the cover of the Hudspeth Report. He put on a whole Tom Cruise "Cocktail" show for them. Within one year, the bar had doubled their revenue. Soon, Steve was recognized in the premiere issue of Jezebel Magazine as one of the top bartenders in Atlanta. He was invited to attend the Skyy Vodka Quest World Bartending Competition at Disney World. Steve placed seventh in the world as a "flair" bartender and won the state of Georgia title three times. When Steve was 29 years old, he was approached about becoming the beverage partner for a new property to open in Atlanta. Completely under-funded and totally naive, he said, "Okay, let's do this." He emptied his bank account to fund the initial deposit on the lease and later secured the funding through a friend of a friend, and soon became President. The company has been a debt-free company and growing organically for 12 years, including 8 bars and restaurant and has won national awards like the USA Today Top Ten Bar in the US.   Ira Rosen - Co-Founder of Mojo Global, LinkedIn Marketing Expert, and Author of Got Mojo?: 6 Secrets of Explosive Business Growth from the Marketers of the Year [caption id="attachment_14098" align="alignright" width="225"] Ira Rosen[/caption] Ira Rosen owned auto dealership franchises and moved to Arizona to retire. It did not last long! He is the winner of the “Marketer of the Year” award from the Phoenix Business Journal and is considered one of the foremost experts in Video Marketing and LinkedIn lead generation globally. Ira is the author of the highly acclaimed books, including “Got Mojo? 6 Award Winning Secrets for Explosive Business Growth” and “Zero to Hero.”  He has dedicated his life to doubling, tripling, and quadrupling profitability in businesses. Ira has trained tens of thousands of entrepreneurs in over 30 countries on how to attract high paying prospects by creating more B2B prospects. His company developed the worlds’ most effective strategies and software on attracting affluent, daily leads through LinkedIn, which awarded him as one of the top 1% of influencers in the world. He won the Best Video Product of 2012 Award. Today, he shares some very up-to-date LinkedIn market info that you must have!   ...

http://www.cyberears.com/cybrss/28585.mp3 Martin Yate - NY Times Bestseller, Executive Resume Writer and Career Coach  [caption id="attachment_11234" align="alignright" width="216"] Martin Yate[/caption] Martin Yate has been a guest on the show twice before, and we enjoyed him so much, we asked him back. He is the author of the best selling Knock Em Dead series of career books, such as Knock 'em Dead 2015: The Ultimate Job Search Guide. He has been delivering advice and expertise to professionals for more than 30 years, helping them find jobs, write effective resumes and cover letters, and reach their career goals. He also works one-on-one with clients through his professional resume writing, LinkedIn profile development, and career coaching services. His career management strategies have a proven record of helping professionals design and find success with SEO and ATS-compatible resumes that get the attention of recruiters and hiring personnel.   Bob Choat - Transformational Master Black Belt, America's #1 Mind-Body Transformation Expert [caption id="attachment_14086" align="alignright" width="240"] Bob Choat[/caption] Bob Choat is the Transformational Master Black Belt. He is a TV producer, fitness ambassador, speaker, U.S. Marine, martial artist, and author. He says, "Life is about taking on challenges and turning them into opportunities.  That’s what I believe and accept in my own life.  Starting the basis of martial arts since I was a child, I learned that there will always be difficulties in life.  It’s how we respond to them that’s important." Today, we talk to Bob about building self-confidence, something so important for entrepreneurs. He has doctorates in psychology, but he is active in continuous learning, including various certifications including getting his certifications as an NLP Master Practitioner and Trainer, hypnotherapy, EEG Neurofeedback, and Personal Training.   ...