John David Mann – Serial Entrepreneur and Co-Author of I Should Be Dead: My Life Surviving Politics, TV, and Addiction
John Mann has co-written a new book about political strategist and CNN commentator Bob Beckel. John has been with us before to talk about his bestseller, The Go-Giver, Expanded Edition: A Little Story About a Powerful Business Idea which has sold over 500,000 copies! At age 17, John and a few friends started their own high school! Before turning to business and journalism, he forged a successful career as a concert cellist and prize-winning composer. At 15 he was recipient of the 1969 BMI Awards to Student Composers and several New Jersey State grants for composition; his musical compositions were performed throughout the U.S. and his musical score for Aeschylus’ “Prometheus Bound” (written at age 13) was performed at the legendary amphitheater at Epidaurus, Greece, where the play was originally premiered. In his twenties and thirties he founded four companies, built a multi-million-dollar sales organization, and established several national business journals. John is an award-winning author whose writings have earned the Nautilus Award, the Axiom Business Book Award (Gold Medal), and Taiwan’s Golden Book Award for Innovation.
Joe Calloway helps great companies get even better by helping organizations and top-performing individuals focus on what is truly important, by inspiring constant improvement, and by motivating people to immediate action. A business author, advisor, and speaker, Joe’s corporate client list reads like a Who’s Who in business, including companies like Coca-Cola, IBM, Cadillac and American Express. Joe is the author of six ground-breaking business books including “Becoming A Category of One,” which received rave reviews from the New York Times, Publisher’s Weekly, Retailing Today and many others. 77% of consumers are more likely to buy a product they learned about from their friends and family. 85% of Facebook users recommend brands they like to friends. 81% of U.S. online shoppers make purchase decisions based on their friends’ social media posts. His new book, “Magnetic,” shows you how to be the brand they are talking about. Joe is also Executive In Residence at Belmont University’s Center For Entrepreneurship, which has been named as a national Top 25 Undergraduate Entrepreneurship Program by Princeton Review.