October 2017

http://www.cyberears.com/cybrss/31218.mp3 Aviv Tene - COO and Co-Founder at TestM [caption id="attachment_23213" align="alignright" width="150"] Aviv Tene[/caption] Aviv Tene is the co-founder of TestM, a cool, new smartphone diagnostics solution. Want to buy an used phone, and want to know if the phone is still in good condition?  This app is for you. It will test the phone and let you know! Aviv is a broadly experienced leader with a background in law and international operations. Along with leading TestM, Aviv concurrently serves as principal at Alpha Shark, a consulting firm that represents U.S. and international clients on a broad range of business issues. Previously, he held roles at TAL Global, a global security consulting and risk management firm and Qylur Security Systems, a homeland security company. Aviv is fluent in Hebrew and has military intelligence experience in the Middle East. TestM examines six key areas of a phone’s functionality, including the screen, sound, connectivity, motion, hardware and camera.   Craig Cole - Founder of Doppler Social App [caption id="attachment_23215" align="alignright" width="150"] Craig Cole[/caption] Craig Cole, creator of Doppler Social app, says it allows users to let "the magic of the moment happen." The app shows people where they can go to explore popular local venues and meet other users with similar interests. So instead of judging a potential date by selfies, you build a relationship on what brings you together. Doppler Social App's mission is to help users cultivate online relationships that foster real connections. With its interactive heat map, the app encourages users to connect offline through shared interests and popular events, reducing digital burnout and increasing real-life fun.   Jerry Oppenheimer - Author of The Kardashians: An American Drama [caption id="attachment_23220" align="alignright" width="150"] Jerry Oppenheimer[/caption] Jerry Oppenheimer is the New York Times bestselling author of many unauthorized biographies. He has written about the Johnson & Johnson Dynasty, Hillary and Bill Clinton, Anna Wintour, Barbara Walters, Rock Hudson, Jerry Seinfeld, Martha Stewart, Ethel Kennedy, and the Hilton family. He has also worked as a journalist, including as an investigative reporter and a producer of television documentaries and news programs.  Today, we speak to him about the Kardashian family, and in particular, how entrepreneurial they are.     ...

http://www.cyberears.com/cybrss/31210.mp3 Dr. Robert Sutton - Stanford Professor and Author of The Asshole Survival Guide: How to Deal with People Who Treat You Like Dirt [caption id="attachment_23207" align="alignright" width="150"] Bob Sutton[/caption] Dr. Robert Sutton is Professor of Management Science at Stanford. He is a co-founder of the Stanford Technology Ventures Program and the Hasso Plattner Institute of Design (know as “the d school”). Dr. Sutton studies leadership, innovation, scaling excellence, organizational change, and workplace dynamics. He has published over 150 articles on these topics in peer-reviewed journals and the popular press. He has written several books and his two books "The No Asshole Rule: Building a Civilized Workplace and Surviving One That Isn’t" and "Good Boss, Bad Boss: How to Be the Best…. and Survive the Worst" are New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestsellers. His honors include the award for the best paper in the Academy of Management Journal, the Eugene L. Grant Award for Excellence in Teaching, and the award for the best article in the Academy of Management Review. His book "Hard Facts" was selected as the best business book of 2006 by the Toronto Globe and Mail. Dr. Sutton was named as one of 10 “B-School All-Stars” by BusinessWeek.  He was described as one of the “professors who are influencing contemporary business thinking far beyond academia.” In 2014, the London Business School honored him with the Sumantra Ghoshal Award for Rigour and Relevance in the Study of Management. He is a Fellow at IDEO and a Senior Scientist at Gallup.   Dana Spinola - CEO and Owner at fab'rik [caption id="attachment_23210" align="alignright" width="150"] Dana Spinola[/caption] Dana Spinola is the founder of a retail chain with 40 stores and counting! fab’rik is a franchised women’s fashion retailer offering trending styles with fair pieces and accessible prices. They pride ourselves on a unique, personalized shopping experience with no attitude or sticker shock. Dana left corporate America to pursue her dream of owning a clothing boutique where everyone could afford to feel beautiful, meaning high style with heart. Her concept of fashion under $100, but with high quality, and ensuring first class customer service paved the way for fab’rik’s success. She founded free fab’rik, a nonprofit organization that provides free shopping sprees for girls who need it most. Dana truly believes clothing can changes lives! She recently won the Atlanta Small Business Person of the Year.     ...

http://www.cyberears.com/cybrss/31205.mp3 Ryan Wilson - Co-founder & CEO at The Gathering Spot [caption id="attachment_23198" align="alignright" width="150"] Ryan Wilson[/caption] Ryan Wilson is CEO and Co-founder of The Gathering Spot. Ryan and his co-founder T.K. Peterson identified the need for a home for all types of professionals to have a private membership experience that supplements their business and social interests. The Gathering Spot was created in 2014. They were frustrated they could not find a business gathering spot for all people, at all points in their careers, with a unique mix of activities. As CEO, Ryan is responsible for the club's management and strategic vision. A lawyer by training, Ryan went on a search for the right market and knew Atlanta was perfect. After two years of raising capital, planning and real estate searches, they found a perfect home just west of downtown Atlanta. The Southern Railways company first established the complex in 1911, as a turntable rail yard. The Gathering Spot is now housed inside of a historical railroad landmark, and opened its doors in March 2016. It quickly established itself as a home for Atlanta’s creators, entrepreneurs, executives, artists and forward thinkers.  The venue offers a full restaurant and bar, office spaces, meeting spaces, and great events.   Barbara Mitchell - HR Speaker, Consultant and Author of The Big Book of HR, Revised and Updated Edition [caption id="attachment_23201" align="alignright" width="150"] Barbara Mitchell[/caption] Barbara Mitchell is the Managing Partner of The Mitchell Group. The group is a human resources and organizational development consulting practice that helps a wide variety of clients on issues around people — hiring, retaining, and engaging the best talent available. Most of her career was spent in senior HR leadership positions with Marriott International, Human Genome Sciences and as co-owner and Principal of The Millennium Group, LLC. She entered the HR side of business after gaining a strong general foundation but immediately felt at home. Barbara has  served on the board of directors of the Employment Management Association, a professional emphasis group of the Society of HR Managers (SHRM) and has been president of several SHRM chapters. She is a passionate supporter of the SHRM Foundation. She is the co-author of The Essential HR Handbook, A Quick and Handy Resource for Any Manager of HR Professional, which was published by Career Press in 2008. She contributed to "On Staffing—Advice and Perspective from HR Leaders" and "Cover Letter for Dummies." Barbara is a frequent speakers to business groups and has been quoted in the Wall Street Journal, the Financial Times, Fortune, and the New York Times.   Kristen Hadeed - Founder at Student Maid, Speaker and Author of Permission to Screw Up: How I Learned to Lead by Doing (Almost) Everything Wrong [caption id="attachment_23204" align="alignright" width="150"] Kristen Hadeed[/caption] Kristen Hadeed is the founder and CEO of Student Maid, a cleaning company that uses college students as cleaners. She spends much of her time helping businesses across the country improve their workplace cultures, especially with regards to Millennial staff. Kristen says she "has never met a person I don’t believe in." Student Maid only hires students with high GPAs and she has fostered a unique perspective on leadership, organizational culture and engaging the next generation. She is an expert in developing and teaching practical skills while inspiring people to take action. After her first leadership disaster, which resulted in three-quarters of her workforce quitting on the spot, to opening her company’s second location run by Millennials, Kristen has learned to create a work environment that brings out the best in people. Student Maid has grown to employ hundreds of people, has an industry-leading retention rate and is known for a culture of trust, accountability and empowerment. Many of her employees have gone on to run their own businesses and receive highly sought-after positions in companies around the world. Kristen and Student Maid have been featured by news outlets including PBS, FOX and Forbes, and her TED Talk has received more than two million hits on YouTube.     ...

http://www.cyberears.com/cybrss/31199.mp3 Dr. Tina Seelig - Professor at Stanford University and Author of Creativity Rules: Get Ideas Out of Your Head and into the World [caption id="attachment_23356" align="alignright" width="150"] Dr. Tina Seelig[/caption] Tina Seelig is a faculty director of the Stanford University Technology Ventures Program where she focuses on developing the next generation of entrepreneurial leaders. She has written several books on innovation and entrepreneurship, including What I Wish I Knew When I Was 20  (2009), inGenius (2012), and Creativity Rules (2017). Tina earned her PhD in Neuroscience at Stanford Medical School where she studied neuroplasticity, founded a multimedia company, has written two books on the chemistry of cooking, and designed a dozen science card games for kids. She has been honored with the Olympus Innovation Award, the Silicon Valley Visionary Award, and the Gordon Prize from the National Academy of Engineering, recognizing her as a national leader in engineering educational.     Kari Nissena - Actress, Producer, Acting Biz Coach at Actor Transformation  [caption id="attachment_23195" align="alignright" width="150"] Kari Nissena[/caption] Kari Nissena is an award-winning American actress, and has performed extensively on both the stage and screen. Her hundreds of acting credits include film, television, theater, radio, commercials, voice-overs, and more. She has also produced dozens of films, webisodes, and other projects and events in the entertainment industry. Based on this industry expertise, she has become a speaker and business coach for actors, and she has coached thousands of actors how to get more auditions, win more work, sign with agents or managers, and get free press. Kari helps actors take control of their careers, develop a mindset for success, and get on red carpets. Kari has worked alongside and coached with some of the most respected career coaches and industry leaders in Hollywood. Her site, Actor Transformation, is committed to helping actors find success in their careers by providing industry education, motivation, and resources. Get her newsletter here!     ...

http://www.cyberears.com/cybrss/31196.mp3 Mitch Stephen - Founder of LiveComm and Author of My Life & 1,000 Houses: Failing Forward to Financial Freedom [caption id="attachment_23137" align="alignright" width="150"] Mitch Stephen[/caption] Mitch Stephen is a self-taught entrepreneur, specializing in flipping houses and real estate. Since 1996, Mitch has purchased well over 1500 houses around his hometown of San Antonio, Texas. Today, he specializes in providing owner financed properties to individuals that traditional lending institutions ignore. He loves giving new life to properties that scar neighborhoods. He has perfected a method of achieving cash-flow without having to be a landlord and without having to rehab the properties. He’s mastered the art of raising private money and the classic no money down deal. Mitch pioneered the idea that you don’t have to give discounts to sell your notes. He is on the show today to talk about his new business called LiveComm.com. It offers business owners a unique and affordable way to capture the cell phone number of every customer who calls, and then the ability to text their customers for pennies per text.   Christine Carrillo - CEO & CoFounder of JOANY  [caption id="attachment_23156" align="alignright" width="150"] Christine Carrillo[/caption] Christine Carrillo is a serial entrepreneur with deep expertise in healthcare and technology. She believes that our sick health care system can be transformed into a health system by aligning care organizations with patients. With over 15 years of expertise in the healthcare industry, she has a deep passion to humanize healthcare. Currently, at JOANY, she is reinventing the health insurance consumer experience using data and machine learning. She has helped with plans at Kaiser Permanente, Humana, Aetna, Anthem, Various Blue’s Plans, United Health Care, PacificCare, Amerihealth Caritas, SCAN, Mercy Health, CDPHP, Group Health, CIGNA, AARP, Tufts, AvMed, and HealthEquity. For JOANY, two powerhouse women engineers came together to change how we get our healthcare. The company raised $13 million Series A funding round, and it makes health insurance simple and transparent. JOANY is a free and unbiased online resource where consumers can easily research and purchase  health insurance plans. JOANY's customers fill out a simple questionnaire to gather basic information on things like doctor visits and what medications they’re prescribed, and then uses machine learning to instantly generate a tailored recommendation for each customer. The site currently saves customers an average of $4,000 per year.   Harsimrat Kaur Badal – Indian Minister of Food Processing Industries  [caption id="attachment_23165" align="alignright" width="150"] Minister Badal[/caption] Harsimrat Kaur Badal is a determined Indian politician. She is presently the Minister of Food Processing in the Modi government. Minister Badal belongs to a famous political family of the Punjab region. Apart from being a great political leader, she is also involved in social work and is a business person. India today is the 2nd largest producer of food in the world and the 6th largest food and grocery market. In fact, India leads the world in growth rate, ahead of the U.S., Germany, Japan, and the UK. The Indian Government has invested in its own food economy, and is now considered a top market for foreign countries to invest in food manufacturing and processing. India just hosted the World Food India summit, a global event to facilitate partnerships between Indian and international businesses and investors, especially with U.S. entrepreneurs like us.     ...

http://www.cyberears.com/cybrss/31190.mp3 Karen Y. Rands -  Venture Catalyst, Compassionate Capitalist and Author of Inside Secrets to Angel Investing: Step-by-Step Strategies to Leverage Private Equity Investment for Passive Wealth Creation [caption id="attachment_22939" align="alignright" width="150"] Karen Rands[/caption] Karen Y. Rands is a nationally recognized expert on Angel Investing and is an Economist, Investor, and Entrepreneur. She is known as a  Compassionate Capitalist. She draws upon both her academic 'book knowledge' and her experience as an 'intrapreneur' during her tenure at IBM to managing a very active angel investor network.  Karen has advising hundreds of entrepreneurs and business and is the Leader and Advocate for the Compassionate Capitalist Movement. She defines “Compassionate Capitalist” as "A person who primarily invests their money, and when feasible their time, resources, knowledge, and experience, into an entrepreneurial endeavor to bring innovation to market, create jobs, and ultimately create wealth for the investors and founders." She serves as the Managing Director for the National Network of Angel Investors and is a frequent speaker and mentor. Karen won the Advocate of the Year award in 2016 at the Flight to Freedom Summit in San Ramon, California, for her work to promote Compassionate Capitalism.   Fabiola Hesslein -  Co-founder and CEO of Tryon Entertainment [caption id="attachment_23233" align="alignright" width="150"] Fabiola Hesslein[/caption] Fabiola Hesslein is the Co-founder & CEO of Tryon Entertainment, a business that she runs with her husband. The NYC-based production company provides original entertainment concepts, immersive theatrical experiences, and custom show productions for large corporate clients. It is a one-stop source for brands and event planners looking for incredibly creative solutions for their special events and projects. Fabiola has appeared in countless network television shows, commercials, music videos, concerts, and more. She performed alongside Michael Jackson, Usher, Ricky Martin, and more with appearances on HBO, MTV, and SNL for Toyota, Reebok, Samsung, Michelob, Adidas are just to name a few. She has become an independent creative director for various production companies, special events, projects, stage shows and concerts.    Dave Asprey - Founder of Bulletproof and Author of Head Strong: The Bulletproof Plan to Activate Untapped Brain Energy to Work Smarter and Think Faster-in Just Two Weeks [caption id="attachment_23177" align="alignright" width="150"] Dave Asprey[/caption] Dave Asprey is a Silicon Valley investor and entrepreneur, a professional biohacker, and the creator of Bulletproof Coffee. He hosts Bulletproof Radio, a nationally syndicated radio show and #1 ranked podcast with over 50 million downloads. Dave serves as Chairman of the Silicon Valley Health Institute and spent 15 years and over $1 million to hack his own biology. He used techniques to upgrade his brain and IQ points, lowered his biological age, and lost 100 pounds without using calories or exercise. His work has been featured on The Tonight Show, Nightline, ABC News, Forbes, CNN, and FOX News. His writing has been published by Fortune and the New York Times, and he's been featured in The Financial Times, Men's Health, Rolling Stone, Marie Claire, Vogue, Fast Company, Women's Health, and dozens more. Dave's work is born out of a fifteen-year single-minded crusade to upgrade the human being using every available technology.     ...

http://www.cyberears.com/cybrss/31184.mp3 Glenn Mattson - President of Mattson Enterprise Inc., a Sandler Training® Firm [caption id="attachment_23127" align="alignright" width="150"] Glenn Mattson[/caption] Glenn Mattson is a veteran of the selling profession. He built one of the largest and best respected franchises for Sandler Training. His office has  consistently ranked in the top 1% of trainers world-wide, specializing in sales and management productivity and effectiveness. The firm conducts workshops, corporate programs and one on one sessions for executives, business owners or individuals who are in the sales or management role. His specialty is helping producers, specifically those in the financial service industry, grow their sales to the next level and to correct the underlying issues that can unravel any team of salespeople. Glenn knows if you understand the "Why" you can overcome the "How." He has spoken at the prestigious MDRT and the Court of the Table, and having worked at every level of the industry, Glenn can teach what sales managers can do to get maximize their teams and how salespeople can escape the “head trash” that keeps them from excelling.   Kelly Carroll Burgin - Owner at K.Carroll Accessories [caption id="attachment_23131" align="alignright" width="150"] Kelly Carroll Burgin[/caption] K. Carroll Accessories is a woman-owed and operated accessories company. Kelly Carroll Burgin was downsized from her corporate job and used the opportunity to pursue her passion, while creating more balance in her personal life. Fifteen years later, the company has been featured on "Good Morning America" and "The View," and it was even featured as one of "Oprah's Favorite Things." Kelly and her team operate out of a 6,400 square foot facility outside of Detroit. The company started as a traveling boutique focused on trunk show fundraisers, bringing "the boutique to you." Now with an expanded product line and an e-commerce site, the wholesale business spans all 50 states. Their bags are designed with both style and purpose. In addition to being trend aware and fashionable, they always try to offer a little more. For example, the Secure Style line has a built-in identity theft protective lining and their Portable Purse Power products have built in chargers.   Dylan Howard - Chief Operations Officer of Cryptonomex Inc. [caption id="attachment_23129" align="alignright" width="150"] Dylan Howard[/caption] Dylan Howard is spearheading the 1 Billion Hero Challenge. As Co-Founder, he is coordinating the plan to to invite 1 Billion fans and supporters into a new prosperous economic system that will far exceed Bitcoin and other crypto currencies. They hope to increase speed and humanitarian impact throughout the world. Dylan is part of the driving force behind Bitshares and Sovereign HERO. Cryptonomex provides software development services to meet the growing demand for custom, high-performance blockchains and related technology. Their engineers have designed and built one of the most advanced blockchain platforms on the market, capable of processing over 100,000 transactions per second with an average confirmation time of less than 1 second.     ...

http://www.cyberears.com/cybrss/31180.mp3 Leah Ingram - Money Saving Expert and Author of The Complete Guide to Paying for College: Save Money, Cut Costs, and Get More for Your Education Dollar [caption id="attachment_23048" align="alignright" width="150"] Leah Ingram[/caption] Leah Ingram, also known as the The Confident Spender, has been helping people be smart with their money for more than a decade. She has helped thousands of people, regardless of their age or income, feel good about their finances.  A regular contributor to Parade.com, her work has appeared in Good Housekeeping, AARP, Costco Connection, and many other publications. She is the author of fifteen books and appears on radio and TV frequently to share money-saving advice. She has partnered with a number of brands over the years, including Chase, Bank of America, Walmart, and Valpak.   Samanee Mahbub - Founder of Conscious Career [caption id="attachment_23050" align="alignright" width="150"] Samanee Mahbub[/caption] Samanee Mahbub spent the last 3 years becoming a career path expert. She traveling to 24 countries and working at 8 different companies as part of the process. Samanee worked at a top 3 bank, the world’s largest NGO, and for multiple start-ups around the world. Her research helped her secure interviews at top tier firms like Goldman Sachs, Bain Capital, Morgan Stanley, Bridgewater Associates. Building on her personal experiences and extensive research, she created Conscious Career and its flagship program, Compass. It is a proven step-by-step process to help students and recent grads launch a fulfilling and financially stable career path. She helps them learn the ins and outs of the recruiting and interview process.   Bill Sefekar - Author of "American Dreamer: A Look into the Life of My Father, Joe Baby" [caption id="attachment_23053" align="alignright" width="150"] Bill Sefekar[/caption] Hopefully, we all love and idolize our dads! Bill Sefekar published a book about his great dad called, "American Dreamer: A Look Into the Life of My Father, Joe Baby." His dad was a decorated soldier and WWII bronze star recipient and was the Administrator who helped build the Hirshhorn Museum in Washington. He also was CFO of Ruth Eckerd Hall, the Performing Arts Center in Clearwater, FL. Bill's dad was a positive influence in his life and touched so many people's lives, and this book and story are dedicated to sharing this great story.     ...

http://www.cyberears.com/cybrss/31175.mp3 Alan Beckley - Inventor and President at Inventor-Center.net [caption id="attachment_23038" align="alignright" width="150"] Alan Beckley[/caption] Alan Beckley invented the thin, flexible RFID protecting Wonder Wallet that became a Direct Response TV and QVC sensation. It is sold in over 10,000 retail stores in the US and Canada including Bed, Bath, and Beyond, CVS Pharmacies, Target and Walmart. He refined the design, test marketed the concept successfully in trade shows and festivals, and successfully sourced the product in China. After over thirty years in the corporate world as an engineer and telecom project manager, Alan became a full-time entrepreneur in 2009. Now he provides consulting services to assist inventors. He provide free consulting and advice to inventors. For inventors with great products that are retail-ready, Alan will provide product licensing services.   Dr. Robert Genetski - Founder of ClassicalPrinciples.com and Author of Rich Nation/Poor Nation: Why Some Nations Prosper While Others Fail [caption id="attachment_23041" align="alignright" width="150"] Dr. Robert Genetski[/caption] Dr. Robert Genetski has a rare combination of business and academic experience. As one of the world’s leading advocates of free market classical principles, he has written 5 books on the subject. His new book, Rich Nation, Poor Nation, shows how poor nations can become rich and how rich nations can lose their wealth. He is a world-renowned economist, teacher, author and speaker. For over 25 years, his consulting firm, ClassicalPrinciples, has helped clients to prepare for macro, global economic conditions. He has taught economics at New York University and the University of Chicago Graduate School of Business. Robert has been featured in the Wall Street Journal and Investor Business daily and on Fox and CNN.   Stephen Harvill - Speaker, President at Creative Ventures and Author of 21 Secrets of Million-Dollar Sellers: America's Top Earners Reveal the Keys to Sales Success [caption id="attachment_22852" align="alignright" width="150"] Stephen Harvill[/caption] Stephen Harvill helps some of the world’s most respected companies realize their true capabilities. His firm, Creative Ventures, has spend 25 years pioneering methods in organizational dynamics and strategic thinking. This boutique consulting firm worked with organizations of all sizes including Apple, Pepsi, Samsung, IBM, General Mills, the U.S. Navy, Southwest Airlines, and Microsoft. This work inspired him and gave him access to gather valuable insights from the top sellers. He interviewed 175 sales superstars who consistently produce a minimum of $1 million in annual sales. Stephen found twenty-one distinct behaviors key to success. They are highlighted in his new book "21 Secrets of Million-Dollar Sellers."     ...

http://www.cyberears.com/cybrss/31166.mp3 Ross Baird - President of Village Capital and Author of The Innovation Blind Spot: Why We Back the Wrong Ideas and What to Do About It  [caption id="attachment_22836" align="alignright" width="150"] Ross Baird[/caption] Ross Baird runs Village Capital, a firm he co-founded five years ago. They find, train, and fund entrepreneurs solving global problems, and they build communities around these entrepreneurs that help build better businesses. Their peer-selected investment process delivers better results for investors and entrepreneurs. Village Capital has supported over 500 entrepreneurs through programs over the past five years and their companies have created 7,000 jobs and raised $100 million in follow-on capital. Ross also teaches courses in entrepreneurship and impact investing at the University of Virginia, and he works closely with two training programs, Impact Business Leaders and Frontier Market Scouts. Before launching Village Capital, Ross worked with First Light Ventures, a seed-stage venture fund and also participated in the founding and development of four education-related start-up ventures. He has an MPhil from the University of Oxford, where he was a Marshall Scholar, and a BA from the University of Virginia, where he was a Truman Scholar and a Jefferson Scholar.   Rene Antanesian - President at HRBDx New York Inc. [caption id="attachment_23032" align="alignright" width="150"] Rene Antanesian[/caption] Rene Antanesian is the principal of HRBDX, Inc. a design and construction firm that begun as a family business. With over twenty years in the business, Rene has contributed to some well-known projects including Tao, Nobu, Bond Street and recently, the renovation of the Friars Club in New York. Rene has built out the various IHOP chains and the iconic Loews Theater on 42nd Street, also known as the Regal Theatre. His firm prides in meeting deadlines that they designate to their clients. He also runs a luxury tile company and a cabinetry design brand. He prides himself in having his firm become a one-stop shop resource resource for his clientele.   Allison Gondoli - Founder of A Genie's Dream [caption id="attachment_23036" align="alignright" width="150"] Allison Gondoli[/caption] Allison Gondoli is the founder of A Genie's Dream, a monthly subscription service for ladies, providing all types of sustainable products to ease your worries during that time of the month. Each monthly package will take young women on a mystical journey to "unleash the goddess you already are." They include pamper products, organic tampons, chocolate, teas, and mysteries.     ...