July 2016

http://www.cyberears.com/cybrss/29916.mp3 Howard Stevenson - Professor Emeritus at Harvard Business School and Author of Wealth and Families: Lessons from My Life Journey [caption id="attachment_18630" align="alignright" width="141"] Howard Stevenson[/caption] At Harvard, Howard Stevenson is known as the “lion of entrepreneurship” and held key leadership positions including Senior Associate Dean and Director of External Relations and Chair of the Harvard Business Publishing Company board. He also served as Vice Provost for Harvard University Resources and Planning and Senior Associate Provost. An entrepreneur himself, Howard was a founder and the first president of the Baupost Group, Inc., a wealth management firm that now invests $29 billion for its clients. He remains involved in the investment world, working with his son to manage investments for the Stevenson family and others. Howard also has been a director or trustee of over 20 organizations, and is an active philanthropist. Howard has authored 13 books.         ...

http://www.cyberears.com/cybrss/29865.mp3 Colleen Costello - Forbes & Inc. 30 Under 30 and President & Co-Founder at Vital Vio  [caption id="attachment_18509" align="alignright" width="197"] Colleen Costello[/caption] Colleen Costello's career spans clinical & healthcare research, engineering, biochemistry, product development, management practices and opportunity analysis. She has held positions as a researcher on master thesis projects at Mount Sinai School of Medicine and Weill Cornell Medical College, NYC, in surgical device design and pre-clinical studies at Covidien Surgical Devices, and tissue engineering research at RPI. Colleen has several patents pending and holds a degree in Biomedical Engineering with a minor in Technological Entrepreneurship from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. She has additionally been featured on CNBC, and Bloomberg News, was named a 50 Emerging Global Entrepreneur to Watch by Inc. Magazine, was an Albany Business Review 40 Under 40 winner and is a selected member of the Kairos Society. Colleen was named both a Forbes & Inc. 30 Under 30 winner!   Erik Huberman - Founder and CEO at Hawke Media and Forbes 30 under 30 Winner [caption id="attachment_18624" align="alignright" width="240"] Erik Huberman[/caption] Erik Huberman has been focused on the execution and delivery of consumer facing ecommerce companies since 2008. From being an owner, consultant, head of marketing, he has learned how to properly execute a strategy that does the most difficult thing in this internet age, get interested eyes to the page. He partners with clients to create a sales, marketing and e-commerce strategy that will maximize your visibility. Erik works with clients such as Red Bull, Verizon, Evite, Planet Blue, Stories by Kelly Osbourne and many more. The business won Top 10 Happy Places to Work by Happy City, one of the Top 50 Startups in LA by BuiltInLA, and won a Telly Award all in 2016.  Erik was named an INC 25 Marketing Influencers for 2016.      ...

http://www.cyberears.com/cybrss/29859.mp3 Sunny Bonnell - Branding Entrepreneur and Co-Founder at Motto    [caption id="attachment_18616" align="alignright" width="206"] Sunny Bonnell[/caption] Sunny Bonnell is the co-founder of Motto, a branding agency that works with companies to build inspiring and magnetic brands. Described as a true visionary, Sunny has the ability to see a brand come alive from the very beginning. Her work and thought leadership have been featured in numerous online and print publications such as Inc., Forbes, Entrepreneur, HOW, MSN, CNBC and more. A gifted storyteller and wordsmith, she thrives on inspiring others to pursue their dreams and loves to create, share ideas and craft remarkable brand experiences with story, emotion and purpose.In 2014, she was named one of GDUSA’s Top 25 Creatives to Watch and currently writes for Forbes and Inc. Magazine. Sunny is also a member and contributor for the YEC, an elite organization comprised of the world’s most successful entrepreneurs.   Liz Davidson - Founder & CEO of Financial Finesse and Author of What Your Financial Advisor Isn’t Telling You: The 10 Essential Truths You Need to Know About Your Money [caption id="attachment_16023" align="alignright" width="180"] Liz Davidson[/caption] Liz Davidson is CEO and Founder of Financial Finesse, which provides millions of Americans with access to unbiased financial guidance through workplace financial wellness solutions. In 1999, she spearheaded the movement to institutionalize financial wellness programs in the workplace and has influenced legislation around requirements for financial professionals to ensure they work in the best interest of investors through the fiduciary standard. As an advocate for investors, Liz is a pioneer of the financial wellness movement. She lays out the ways that workers can find their own financial security in her book, "What Your Financial Advisor Isn't Telling You: The 10 Essential Truths You Need to Know About Your Money,"published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. Additionally, Liz has been tracking and analyzing trends in employee financial issues for over 15 years and provides commentary to Financial Finesse's corporate clients as well as to human resources and financial media. She is considered an expert in the field of workplace financial wellness and behavioral finance and speaks regularly at national conferences on related issues. She also publishes a column on Forbes.com around employee financial issues. She won the Women of Influence Award from the Los Angeles Business Journal, the Leadership 500 Excellence Award by HR.com, and the 2015 Eddy Award for Pensions & Investments and many more.   ...

http://www.cyberears.com/cybrss/29857.mp3 Rebecca Liebman - Co-founder and CEO of LearnLux and a Forbes 30 Under 30 Winner [caption id="attachment_18610" align="alignright" width="228"] Rebecca Liebman[/caption] Rebecca Liebman created technology to make financial literacy a priority. She is Co-founder at LearnLux, a company that makes online learning tools to teach personal finance skills. Rebecca lived in Kenya and studied microfinance in an informal economy and completed environmental research in Germany, France, Belgium, and Luxembourg. She previously founded Take Back the Tap at Clark University and raised $20,000+ to reduce half a million plastic water bottles from landfill. Rebecca also worked at the MIT Climate CoLab using collective intelligence to connect people doing environmental projects around the world.  She was a University Selected Member for the Clinton Global Initiative, a Clark University Making A Difference Scholar, and an Eugene Policelli Community Service Award Winner.   Madhavan Ramanujam - Partner and Board Member at Simon-Kucher & Partners and Author of Monetizing Innovation: How Smart Companies Design the Product Around the Price [caption id="attachment_18613" align="alignright" width="210"] Madhavan Ramanujam[/caption] Madhavan Ramanujam is co-author of Monetizing Innovation: How Smart Companies Design the Product around the Price (Wiley, May 2016) and a partner at Simon-Kucher & Partners. He discusses how startups can ensure their products succeed in the market by having early pricing discussions with customers. Madhavan has led more than 125 monetization projects for Internet, software and technology clients, helping bring numerous new products to market. Companies that differentiate products based on value, rather than features are more likely to succeed. Small business owners must consider pricing strategies to determine how to price products and services, particularly when trying to scale up a business. Madhavan is a board member and partner at Simon-Kucher & Partners based in its San Francisco/Silicon Valley office. He advises companies of all sizes from Fortune 500's to startups.   ...

http://www.cyberears.com/cybrss/29851.mp3 Fabienne Raphaël - President & CEO of Marketing to Crush Your Competitors, Online Business Strategist, Professional Speaker, Author and Podcaster [caption id="attachment_18496" align="alignright" width="173"] Fabienne Raphaël[/caption] Fabienne Raphael is the host of Marketing to Crush Your Competitors. She is an online conversion strategist, professional speaker and author. She works with entrepreneurs, coaches and startups to build their online platform so they can be seen as an authority, connect with influencers and cash in on their knowledge. Fabienne has published 3 books (one a best seller!), been featured in Forbes and is an Huffington Post Contributor. As a former elite athlete, including playing in the PanAm games, and a former physiotherapist helping her clients get to their optimum health, Fabienne is a genius at mapping out a strategic path to victory. She studied the piano at École Préparatoire de Musique de l’Université du Québec à Montréal for 10 years, danced ballet for 10 years and had dramatic arts classes. Fabienne has extensive experience on stage and TV. She has performed as a pianist and dancer at Place des Arts, Montreal and co-hosted her own interior design television show on CASA. She has spoken at the Creative Marketing Conference of Concordia University, at New Media Europe in London and has conducted many workshops with local entrepreneurs.   Rick Steiner - Author of Retirement: Different by Design: Six Building Blocks Fundamentally Changing How Life After Work is Viewed, Planned For, and Lived [caption id="attachment_18490" align="alignright" width="162"] Rick Steiner[/caption] Rick Steiner, Ph.D. is a recognized university leader, organizational and management expert, consultant, and author. He has worked with US and foreign governments, foundations, and corporations to make communities and nations better custodians of their peoples’ futures. A recovering workaholic, Dr. Rick is now retired and keeping himself happily occupied by working as a professional ski instructor, writing, consulting, sailing, riding his bicycle, and always seeking his next adventure; and, most of all, enjoying the ride wherever it takes him. He expected retirement to just happen. Turn the work switch off and the retirement switch on! It doesn't quite work like that, as he learned. Your job was who you were and what you did, how you defined yourselves. Transitioning from work to retirement can be challenging and emotionally destabilizing as we adjust to this unfamiliar lifestyle.   ...

http://www.cyberears.com/cybrss/29845.mp3 Stephen Garchow - President of Foresight Business Consulting, Inc and Author of Stratification: How Strategic-Decision Processes will Create Sustainable Competitive Advantage [caption id="attachment_18582" align="alignright" width="200"] Stephen Garchow[/caption] Stephen Garchow is President of Foresight Business Consulting, Inc., a firm specializing in solving critical strategy and marketing issues for corporations. The company logo, a sextant, was selected to emphasize their philosophy. Foresight guides organizations to set their optimal business direction. Prior to establishing Foresight, Steve worked for both large corporations and start-up organizations where he directed dozens of strategic planning initiatives. Steve is an accomplished business executive, with a proven track record in helping companies formulate strategy. Steve developed the Lean Strategic Decision Model. LSDM is a process that concisely compares alternative strategic measures by applying a disciplined approach to subjectively arrive at a strategic decision.  His latest book, Stratification, teaches that LSDM to executives.   The C3 Prize and Ideas to Improve Cancer Care - Michael Seres, Founder of 11Health and Mark Reisenauer, Senior Vice President, Oncology Sales and Marketing at Astellas  The C3 Prize was created to uncover new tools and resources that can potentially help patients with cancer, their caregivers and loved ones live better today. More specifically, the C3 Prize seeks submissions in four areas where patients living with cancer and the cancer community face daily challenges: navigating the health care system, adhering to complex medical care requirements, coordinating care and surviving life post-treatment. Astellas Oncology, along with Robert Herjavec, star of ABC’s Emmy Award-winning hit television show Shark Tank, Stanford Medicine X and MATTER, launched the C3 Prize to give patients and caregivers an opportunity to pursue new ideas and solutions that can make a difference in the lives of patients with cancer, their loved ones and those who care for them. Entries will be accepted through August 8, followed by a live pitch for five finalists at Stanford Medicine X to a panel of judges including Robert Herjavec. From there, three winners will be awarded grants totaling $100,000, mentorship from Astellas and membership to healthcare technology incubator MATTER to bring their ideas to life.     This show features the final episode of our entrepreneurial serial podcast! The story is called “Venture and Vultures: An Entrepreneurial Thriller.” Here is Chapter Thirty Six. Hope you enjoy! A Review of Past Episodes….. Prologue - “Boys, Do You Understood How a Loan Works?” Chapter One - “The Name of the Game Is Guts” Chapter Two - “You Don’t Have a Clue” Chapter Three – “So, What Are the Next Steps?” Chapter Four – “Its Like a Vacuum in There!” Chapter Five – “Can We Break Even?” Chapter Six – ”Drive Faster, the Cell Is Not Working” Chapter Seven, “You Want Flooding Keyboards or First Period?” Chapter Eight, “Why Does He Keep Pulling his Dick?” Chapter Nine, “4000 Miles in 3 Days!” Chapter Ten, "Dude! We Are on Fire!" Chapter Eleven, "You’ve Done Surprisingly Well" Chapter Twelve, "Things Look Really Bad" Chapter Thirteen, "Are You Looking for Investors?" Chapter Fourteen, "Does that Mean We Get to Party with Clint Eastwood?" Chapter Fifteen, "Winner, Winner, Chicken Dinner" Chapter Sixteen, "So, Who's the CEO of this Business?" Chapter Seventeen, "I'll Take 40% of This Business" Chapter Eighteen, "Hail, the Conquering Heroes!" Chapter Nineteen, "So, We All Vote Yes?" Chapter Twenty, "We Don't Make Machines Like That, but For You We Will" Chapter Twenty One, "We Need to Spend 9-10 Million this Quarter" Chapter Twenty Two, "You Are Taking Food Out of my Kids’ Mouths” Chapter Twenty Three, "There's Nothing Inside This Computer" Chapter Twenty Four, "He Just Spent Another Million Dollars!" Chapter Twenty Five, "I have $2.5 Million in My Pocket" Chapter Twenty Six, "That Money Has Been Spent" Chapter Twenty Seven, "The Greatest Party Ever!" Chapter Twenty Eight, "You Need Surgery Soon" Chapter Twenty Nine "I Can Save This" Chapter Thirty, "Someone will Die" Chapter Thirty One, "The Subpoenas Go Out Today" Chapter Thirty Two, "I've Hated Him Since His Dog Ate My Nerf Football" Chapter Thirty Three, "Someone Is Dead" Chapter Thirty Four, "I Was Sued 3 Times Today" Chapter Thirty Five, "The Ultimate Betrayal" and now Chapter Thirty Six, "FINALE"       ...

http://www.cyberears.com/cybrss/29843.mp3 Aaron Hinde - President of LifeAID Beverage Company, LLC [caption id="attachment_18477" align="alignright" width="180"] Aaron Hinde[/caption] Aaron Hinde is co-founder and President of LifeAID Bev Co. LifeAID is the leading manufacturer of premium, healthy, and convenient nutritional products for your active lifestyle. All of their products have different nutrients and flavors, with low calories, but all lack sodium and never have any artificial colors, flavors, or sweeteners. Founded in 2011. the company is on track to do $15.5 million in revenue this year!   Mark Robinson - Founder and Manager at Little Something Foods [caption id="attachment_18564" align="alignright" width="240"] Mad Mini's[/caption] Mark Robinson is an experienced executive in start up to mature food and manufacturing firms with expertise ranging from sales and marketing to manufacturing and quality assurance. His new company produces Mad Minis which are bite size, ice cream cookie sandwiches made with no junk and are only 60 calories per cookie. Mad Minis contain no artificial ingredients and are made with Fair Trade cocoa and sustainably sourced palm oil. Mad Minis are the first product from Little Something Foods, a creative food company whose mission is to revolutionize the dessert and snack industry by bringing together great taste, portion control and the best ingredients.   ...

http://www.cyberears.com/cybrss/29838.mp3 Jeff Goins - Blogger and Author of The Art of Work: A Proven Path to Discovering What You Were Meant to Do [caption id="attachment_18549" align="alignright" width="180"] Jeff Goins[/caption] Jeff Goins is a full-time writer who has authored four books and frequently speaks on writing, creativity, and making a difference. His website, Goinswriter.com, has been visited by more than four million people from all over the world. Seth Godin called his book, The Art of Work: A Proven Path to Discovering What You Were Meant to Do, "one of the most honest, direct, and generous books about you and your life that you will read this year. It took guts to write and it will take guts to read. Leap." Jeff is the former Communications Director for Adventures in Missions, a nonprofit organization. He has written and guest-blogged for hundreds of magazines, publications, and blogs. He is also a speaker, online writing teacher, and consultant. Jeff claims to make the world’s best guacamole.   Leslie Shore - Owner of Listen to Succeed and Author of Listen To Succeed [caption id="attachment_18552" align="alignright" width="180"] Leslie Shore[/caption] Leslie Shore is the owner of Listen to Succeed, a consultancy that focuses on using listening analytics to help its personal and professional clients achieve their highest level of effective communication. Her work with corporations, nonprofits, entrepreneurs, health professionals, and educational institutions in the development of intra-personal communication skills includes seminars, facilitation, and training in listening effectiveness, organizational structure and change, and cultural diversity. As a consultant and facilitator, she challenges and inspires substantive and engaging conversation by tapping into the knowledge, expertise, and experiences of participants and by raising their current perception of intra-personal communication to a new and even higher level. No one leaves a session without adding to his or her personal and professional toolbox.   ...

http://www.cyberears.com/cybrss/29836.mp3 Michael Palumbo - Venture Capitalist and Author of Calculated Risk: The Modern Entrepreneur's Handbook [caption id="attachment_18536" align="alignright" width="180"] Michael Palumbo[/caption] Michael J. Palumbo turned a $250,000 investment into a company worth well over $100,000,000. The former Chicago Board Options Exchange floor trader is an entrepreneur, venture capitalist, and the author of a new book, "Calculated Risk." He is the founder and controlling partner of Third Millennium Trading. He is also the principal of MJP Capital, LLC, a private, mid-west regional holding company focusing on both real estate and technology. The two main ventures of MJP Capital are Ceres Acquisitions and Ceres Tech. Michael provided initial funding as the original venture capitalist for the high-frequency trading firm GETCO. That firm was valued at $1.7 billion when he exited it to a private equity group. Crain’s Chicago Business recognized his accomplishments and trading income in its 2005 “40 Under 40 Focus.” He was additionally listed among the top 100 traders worldwide in Trader Monthly Magazine. He was also featured in a special VH1 television documentary, “The Fabulous Life of Wall Street Billionaires – Ballers” and a book, "Trade With Passion and Purpose." CNBC-TV Power Lunch called him “unusual” and “highly-intelligent, highly successful, and a big risk-taker” during an interview with him.   Lynn A. Robinson - Intuition Expert, Speaker and Author of Put Your Intuition to Work  [caption id="attachment_18542" align="alignright" width="180"] Lynn Robinson[/caption] Lynn Robinson is one of America's leading experts on the topic of intuition and has been sought out internationally for her intuitive advice and counsel. She's a popular and widely recognized author and motivational speaker who works with businesses and individuals as a trusted intuitive advisor, offering valuable insights into goals, decisions and strategies. Her "Gut Truster" talks and seminars have proven popular with businesses of all sizes. As USA Today wrote, "Robinson has been retained by companies large and small to help their employees learn to use their intuitive nature." For Lynn, intuition is our “Inner GPS.” When we listen to it and act on its wisdom, it will point us in the right direction — towards success! She knows how our intuition can get us what we want and take us where we want to go. Lynn has authored six books on intuition which have been translated into more than a dozen languages. She's been featured in the Boston Globe, USA Today, and the Chicago Tribune, and has been a guest on many national radio and television programs, including ABC and Fox News. She's also been quoted in publications that include The New York Times, Fast Company, Investor's Business Daily, Woman's Day, Redbook, Ladies Home Journal, Self and Good Housekeeping,   ...

http://www.cyberears.com/cybrss/29831.mp3 Jeff Naeem - Owner at Junk-A-Haulics  [caption id="attachment_18356" align="alignright" width="175"] Jeff Naeem[/caption] Jeff Naeem worked in financial services and decided to hang up the suit to haul junk! Jeff is owner of East Hanover, NJ's Junk-a-Haulics. He had the idea with a partner at the age of 23 and launched the business at age 26, starting by working on the truck himself, removing unwanted items from people's homes. Now, at age 28, his Junk-A-Haulics has four trucks, has increased revenues by seventy percent and competes successfully with established national companies in his industry. His fully insured, uniformed, background-checked staff over-deliver, with extreme attention to detail. The result of the company's over-the-top service shows. Junk-A-Haulics has a thirty percent rate of repeat business in what is typically a one-off industry. Jeff has a carefully planned growth trajectory to expand his trading area and promote company leaders from within its ranks.   John Rosso - CEO of Peak Performance, Award Winning Sandler Trainer and Best-Selling Author of Prospect The Sandler Way [caption id="attachment_18417" align="alignright" width="159"] John Rosso[/caption] John Rosso is recognized nationally as a business-development expert, specializing in executive-sales consulting and sales-productivity training. More than 200,000 sales professionals have listened to John speak, and more than 95 percent rate his content and presentation of sought-after selling solutions the best they've ever heard. His authentic, real-world approach to the sales process speaks to visionary business leaders who want the freedom success brings. In 1994, John founded Peak Performance Management, Inc. an authorized Sandler Training Center. His track record speaks for itself, as he has helped thousands of executives, managers, and sales professionals triumph over the challenges that inhibit their success and take their sales to the next level. With 250 offices worldwide, Sandler is the global leader in sales and sales management training. In March 2014, John and Peak Performance Management received the Summit Award from Sandler Training, recognizing the company as the Number 1 Sandler Training facility out of 250 Sandler training centers worldwide. John serves on the board of directors for the Coalition for Christian Outreach Campus Ministry, and is active in the United Way’s Alexis de Toqueville Society. John has published hundreds of articles, and hosts “Sales Meeting Minute,”a regional radio-syndicated feature.   ...