October 2017

http://www.cyberears.com/cybrss/31161.mp3 John David Mann - Serial Entrepreneur and Co-Author of The Recipe: A Story of Loss, Love, and the Ingredients of Greatness [caption id="attachment_22979" align="alignright" width="150"] John David Mann[/caption] John David Mann has co-written  a new book about greatness call "The Recipe." It's another one of his famous stories told through a fable. John was with us before to talk about his bestseller, The Go-Giver, Expanded Edition: A Little Story About a Powerful Business Idea, which sold over 500,000 copies! At 13, he wrote a musical score for Aeschylus’ “Prometheus Bound,” which was later performed at the legendary amphitheater at Epidaurus, Greece, where the play was originally premiered. At 15, he was recipient of the 1969 BMI Awards to Student Composers and several New Jersey State grants for composition. At age 17, John started his own high school! Before turning to business and journalism, he was a successful concert cellist and prize-winning composer. In his twenties and thirties, he founded four companies including a multi-million-dollar sales organization. As an author, John won the Nautilus Award, the Axiom Business Book Award (Gold Medal), and Taiwan’s Golden Book Award for Innovation.   Honorable Asot Michael -  Minister of Tourism and Economic Development for Antigua and Barbuda [caption id="attachment_22981" align="alignright" width="150"] Asot Michael[/caption] The Honorable Asot Michael is the Member of the Parliament of Antigua and Barbuda and he is also the Minister of Tourism, Economic Development Investment and Energy under Prime Minister Gaston Browne. In 1997, he was appointed by Honorable Lester Bird, then-Prime Minister, as his Chief of Staff. After that promising start, Mr. Michael was appointed a Government Senator, as well as Minister of State, responsible for Public Works, Communications, Insurance, Energy and St. John’s Development Corporation. He continued in this role until 2001, when he was appointed Minister of Finance and Leader of Government Business in the Senate. today, he is with us to provide an update after Hurricane Irma. His message is simple! Antigua is open for business and ready for your next dream vacation!   David McCammon - Owner of David McCammon Photography and Author of Image Power [caption id="attachment_22984" align="alignright" width="150"] David McCammon[/caption] David McCammon is a professional photographer and author of "Image Power: Balancing Passion and Profit in Business." He has spent three decades developing his own photography business, and in his book, he offers insight to those who want to earn a living as photographers without compromising the quality of their work. David discovered photography at an early age. After graduating with a degree in photography from Ryerson University, he found that working in the field could be challenging. Today, David produces a high-quality digital portrait and product photography for numerous businesses. He also earned an M.Ed. degree and has taught photography courses at several colleges and universities.     ...

http://www.cyberears.com/cybrss/31160.mp3 Jeff Naeem - Owner at Junk-A-Haulics and Author of Stupid Enough to Succeed: The Millennial Entrepreneur's Guide to Achieving Business Hypergrowth [caption id="attachment_22910" align="alignright" width="150"] Jeff Naeem[/caption] Jeff Naeem became an entrepreneur at just 7, when he sold wrapping paper door-to-door. While still in college, he became one of the top 100 sales performers for Cutco knives. After college, he took a normal job in financial services, but quickly grew weary of the 9-5 grind. At the suggestion of a friend, Jeff decided to quit and become a full time junk guy! He says he traded in junk bonds for junk removal! His company Junk-A-Haulics® has a fleet of trucks, multiple locations, and a team of clean cut professional haulers. They are getting ready to start franchising soon. Junk-A-Haulics became profitable in 3 months and has grown 50-75% each year since. Jeff was featured in New Jersey Business magazine, The “Daily Record,” and has guest blogged for the worldwide Entrepreneurs’ Organization. He is on the Board of the EO Accelerator and appeared as a workshop presenter for the Next Level Conference, sponsored by the Institute for Entrepreneurial Leadership.   Willard Barth - Executive Business Coaching Expert and Speaker [caption id="attachment_22913" align="alignright" width="150"] Willard Barth[/caption] Willard Barth is the Founder of Willard Barth Enterprises and, for almost 30 years, has been involved in the field of human behavior, personal and professional development. He has been involved in numerous businesses including retail sales, entertainment, event management, software development, marketing, real estate, consulting and coaching. As a owner and consultant, Willard discovered that for a business to succeed, they all follow a repetitive cycle which he calls “The Anatomy Of Transformation.” This cycle is a seven phase framework that he has implemented in his consulting and coaching work which has had powerful results. One company using his system grew their sales by 93% in one year. Willard is a #1 best selling author, an internationally recognized speaker, and host of the video series Self-Awareness 101.     ...

http://www.cyberears.com/cybrss/31149.mp3 Christine Ko - CEO of Venia Collection [caption id="attachment_22902" align="alignright" width="150"] Christine Ko[/caption] Christine Ko is the CEO of Venia Collection, a new way to experience clothing.  Venia is a contemporary, premium label designed for the modern entrepreneur, men and women. The brand is fully committed to fusing technology into its manufacturing, leveraging advancements in virtual reality and 3D Printing. They use only 100% sustainable fibers to create the best possible product for both you and the environment. It is produced ethically and locally in Los Angeles. Christine is known for her unique background of creative problem solving, quick thinking and enjoys risk taking challenges in the industry.   Alexandros Alexandropoulos - Co-Founder of DV Closet [caption id="attachment_22904" align="alignright" width="150"] Alexandros Alexandropoulos[/caption] Alexandros Alexandropoulos' background is in law, with a specialization in Corporate and Maritime Law. He gained experience in a number of law firms (Clyde & Co, Hill Dickinson, and Holman Fenwick Willan) and considers law to be his "first love." But after his legal career, together with a group of innovators, he founded DV Closet. DV Closet is a fashiontech startup. With a successful Kickstarter campaign, DV Closet provides a personal digital fashion experience. Users of the app will enjoy expensive high end fashion services using their mobile phones. Their application is reducing the "barriers-to-entry" and increases the reach for all fashion professionals, shoppers, bloggers, designers, media, stylists, retailers, and photographers.   Proud Limpongpan - Founder and CEO of Cerimani Inc. [caption id="attachment_22844" align="alignright" width="150"] Proud Limpongpan[/caption] Prior to b-school, Proud Limpongpan was a consultant at Boston Consulting Group, in the telecom, media, and technology sectors. She received a MBA from Harvard Business School after a BS in Economics from the London School of Economics. Proud was at John Hardy, a private equity backed jewelry brand, and grew interested in the intersection between craftsmanship and innovation. She wants to use that to change the jewelry manufacturing industry. She also worked at Kate Spades & Company's Tech Product Strategy Group, where her initiatives have been adopted and can be seen in stores today. Her startup company, Cerimani, has designs are an elegant fusion of ancient silversmithing traditions from the Kingdom of Lanna and New York Art Deco. Using only sustainable, recycled silver and gold, her stunning pieces are set with ethically sourced conflict-free gemstones. The company actively supports rural communities in the Thai region that inspired its unique line of jewelry. She also supports charitable organizations and causes such as Resolution Project, Action4Diabetics, and the Thai Young Philanthropist Network.     ...