January 2017

Pull the Blue Ball below to 5:50 to hear Dr. Useem and to 28:37 to hear Peter (PC only) http://www.cyberears.com/cybrss/30420.mp3 Dr. Michael Useem - Professor of Management at the Wharton School and Author of The Strategic Leader's Roadmap: 6 Steps for Integrating Leadership & Strategy [caption id="attachment_20563" align="alignright" width="212"] Dr. Michael Useem[/caption] Dr. Michael Useem is a Professor of Management and the Director of the Center for Leadership and Change Management at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. His university teaching includes MBA and executive-MBA courses on management and leadership, and he offers programs on leadership and governance for managers in the United States, Asia, Europe, and Latin America. He works on leadership development with many companies and organizations in the private, public and non-profit sectors. He is the author of The Leader’s Checklist; The Leadership Moment; Executive Defense, Investor Capitalism, Leading Up, and The Go Point. He is also co-author and co-editor of Learning from Catastrophes; co-author of The India Way and Leadership Dispatches; and co-author of the forthcoming Catastrophic Risk: How Corporate America Copes with Disruption (Oxford University Press). He is also co-anchor for a weekly program “Leadership in Action” on SiriusXM Radio Channel 111, Business Radio Powered by Wharton.   Peter Vekselman - Real Estate Investing and Real Estate Investing Coach  [caption id="attachment_20557" align="alignright" width="180"] Peter Vekselman[/caption] Peter Vekselman built and sold a franchise system and then built a mobile home distributorship which became the largest used distributorship in Georgia. Now, he is owner/operator of a construction company and has completed over 3000 renovations and new homes. He is also a private money lender and Angel Investor, having raised over 10 million to lend out to Real Estate Investors for short term bridge loans. After building one of the largest and most successful Real Estate Investing companies in the southeastern United States, Peter realized that he was pioneering an entirely new and successful business model: providing clients with one source for all their needs. It became clear to him that teaching others how to succeed in the rough and tumble world of Real Estate Investing was his future. He developed a unique curriculum for Real Estate Investing that takes the needs of students into consideration. Instead of a 3-day interaction with students barely scratching the surface, he developed a 1-year Immersion into Real Estate Investing Curriculum.   ...

Pull the Blue Ball below to 4:14 to hear Ari and to 29:51 to hear Ken (PC only) http://www.cyberears.com/cybrss/30415.mp3 Ari Horie - CEO and Founder of Women's Startup Lab [caption id="attachment_20629" align="alignright" width="162"] Ari Horie[/caption] Ari Horie is CEO/Founder of Women's Startup Lab and an entrepreneur with strong leadership skills. She is dedicated to supporting female tech startup founders. Women's Startup Lab, located in Silicon Valley, is a unique venture that seeks to make women into world class leaders. Ari has been featured in various publications and given the honor as a Keynote Speaker and Panelist for Women Startups and Technology conferences. She has been selected as a 40 over 40 Women to Watch, an Influential Woman by Silicon Valley Business Journal, a CNN 10 Visionary Women, and a Marie Claire "20 Women Changing Ratio."​ Ari has been written about in Forbes Japan, Mercury News, the Huffington Post, the Silicon Valley Business Journal, Success Magazine and the Wall Street Journal.   Ken Schiller - Founder of K&N Management and Winner of the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award  [caption id="attachment_20631" align="alignright" width="180"] Mighty Fine Food[/caption] K&N Management is an Austin,Texas-area developer for Rudy's Country Store & Bar-B-Q and the creator of Mighty Fine Burgers, Fries and Shakes. Both of these fast-casual restaurant concepts feature walk-up counter service and a limited menu. The company's culture is based on quality and excellence, strong relationships with its customers, and a vision "to become world famous by delighting one guest at a time." The company has more than 450 employees with revenue of approximately $50 million. Ken and Brian Nolen got into the restaurant business in 1993. Today, Rudy’s North Austin is the #1 restaurant in food sales per square foot in Texas. The Austin American-Statesman named the firm “the best place to work in Austin.” Gross profit for Rudy's "Country Store" & Bar-B-Q has exceeded the industry standard in every year, reaching nearly 47 percent.     ...