May 2016

http://www.cyberears.com/cybrss/29679.mp3 Howard Love - Founder/CEO of LoveToKnow, Angel Investor and The Start-Up J Curve: The Six Steps to Entrepreneurial Success [caption id="attachment_17621" align="alignright" width="210"] Howard Love[/caption] Howard has been an entrepreneur for over 30 years, and during that time has founded or co-founded 15 companies. In addition to starting companies, he invests in early stage ventures and has made over 50 such investments, usually specializing in the consumer Internet and mobile sectors. Howard also is Founder & CEO of LoveToKnow Corp, a digital publishing firm with over 30 million monthly visitors. LoveToKnow's primary media properties are LoveToKnow.com, YourDictionary.com, and GolfLink.com. He has led several of these companies himself as well as advising many others. Howard served on numerous public and private company boards and is currently on the boards of directors of FlexJobs, Dealbase, HotelTonight, 10 Foot Wave, and Knowingly. He has lived in Silicon Valley for the past twenty-five years.   David Hyner - Inspiring Motivational Speaker [caption id="attachment_17623" align="alignright" width="210"] David Hyner[/caption] David Hyner is a renowned professional speaker and director of Stretch Development LTD and is a Fellow of the Professional Speakers Association. In 2000, David created Stretch Development, a research based training provider to the corporate and education sectors. Since then, he has held face to face interviews with some of the words highest achievers and most effective people from the world of sport, music, arts, politics and enterprise. This research has enabled David to understand how people achieve at the highest possible level and fulfill their potential to the maximum. From this research, David has presented hundreds of keynote deliveries, keeping the audience gripped from beginning to end. He speaks to approximately 30,000 young adults each year. David has also hosted various shows around the topic of positive thinking, on BBC Radio. In addition, he has been a lead and featured author in many published and self-published works including a credit as a featured author in Judy Barber’s, Amazon best selling coaching book ‘Good Question.’ David has also raised nearly £500,000 for various charities including organizing a charity trek for over 80 people along the Great Wall of China.   ...

http://www.cyberears.com/cybrss/29673.mp3 Warren Wilson - Inventor of BetterBlocks and Invention Educator  [caption id="attachment_17618" align="alignright" width="140"] Warren Wilson[/caption] Warren Wilson shares his story of how he went from facing bankruptcy, to having an idea in his back shed, to making it into a bestselling international product. This product was BetterBlocks, a children’s building block. Like so many products that we now take for granted, he invented BetterBlocks out of necessity. Warren needed to make money to get out of the dire financial situation he found himself in. Luckily to his surprise, BetterBlocks turned into a $45 million idea. Commercially-speaking it was his biggest success. In its prime, it gave Lego Corporation a bit of a headache. At first he didn’t know what to think: was he a smart cookie? A one-hit wonder? Or just failure who got lucky? Over the years he has seen many far better ideas than BetterBlocks fall by the wayside. The question is ‘Why did these inventors who had more money, better patents and better business plans than I fail to get their ideas off the ground?’ This question intrigued Warren so much that he spent the last 10 years researching why only 1 in 600 patents are ever successfully commercialized and why 99 out of 100 businesses fail in the first 5 years. And he tells you how to succeed!   Chris Haddon - Owner of Hard Money Bankers and Author of The Whiteboard: Go From Blank Canvas to a Productive, Leveraged & Highly-Profitable Business [caption id="attachment_17645" align="alignright" width="196"] Chris Haddon[/caption] Chris Haddon began his career in real estate finance with SunTrust Bank where he learned the business of lending, real estate, personal and commercial finance. This base of knowledge combined with his entrepreneurial spirit and extensive business connections led him to found a real estate lending firm called Hard Money Bankers, LLC. Chris’ roles with Hard Money Bankers include partner, loan originator and underwriter. He realizes that every private money scenario is different and requires the expertise of an experienced investor. His goal with their borrower and broker partners is to be a valuable resource, available for advice on any type of transaction. His first book, The Whiteboard, describes not only a useful tool, but a powerful metaphor. This new “blank canvas” approach to business is changing how people and companies are executing and thriving in today’s world. In the book, co-author Jason Balin and Chris show you how you too can “whiteboard” your way to a productive and highly profitable business.   ...