May 2018

http://www.cyberears.com/cybrss/31616.mp3   Simone Collins -  Owner of  Travelmax, Discover Peru, Cruises Center, ArtCorgi, and Collins Family Ventures and Author of The Pragmatist's Guide to Life: A Guide to Creating Your Own Answers to Life's Biggest Questions [caption id="attachment_25415" align="alignright" width="150"] Simone Collins[/caption] Simone Collins is the CEO of Travelmax, an international collection of travel companies that sells travel on a wholesale basis to boutique agencies and provides white glove travel management services for a select group of celebrity, entertainment, corporate, and leisure clients (matching or beating online prices— service included). Simone previously founded and ran ArtCorgi.com (a 500 Startups-funded art marketplace I co-founded) and managed over 20,000 writers as Director of Marketing at HubPages (the 45th-most-visited site in the US during her tenure).   Dave Birss - Author of A User Guide to the Creative Mind and Co-Author of Iconic Advantage®: Don't Chase the New, Innovate the Old [caption id="attachment_25417" align="alignright" width="150"] Dave Birss[/caption] Dave Birss wrote 'A User Guide to the Creative Mind' in 2012. It’s on the recommended reading list of the best ad schools. He recently co-wrote 'Iconic Advantage.’ It hit the bestseller lists two weeks before it was released. And, he is now working on his next book that’s due to be released in late 2018. Dave does a lot of public speaking, from conferences to corporate gigs to after dinner talks. He always tries to make them inspiring and entertaining - but also practical. A recent survey gave my speaking 4.8 out of 5, and 98.7% of people wanted to hear him speak again. He recently launched RIGHTthinking.co to help companies who want to be more creative or innovative. They work with companies from all sectors, from marketing to manufacturing, banking to broadcast. They look at everything that has an impact on ideas, from processes to environment to skills. They mainly work in two ways: helping you have more effective ideas or by teaching you a more effective way to have more effective ideas by yourself.     ...

http://www.cyberears.com/cybrss/31615.mp3   Bob Burg - Keynote Speaker, Co-Founder and Coauthor of The Go-Giver Influencer: A Little Story About a Most Persuasive Idea [caption id="attachment_25588" align="alignright" width="150"] Bob Burg[/caption] Bob Burg has been on the show before and his series, "The Go-Giver," are some of the best selling business books of all time. He is one of the very top writers, speakers, and thought leaders. Bob speaks for corporations and associations internationally, including many of the Fortune 500 companies. He is best known for his books "Endless Referrals" and "Adversaries into Allies: Win People Over Without Manipulation or Coercion." But his business parable, "The Go-Giver" (coauthored with John David Mann) has had the greatest impact. It has been translated into 21 languages and was Bob’s fourth book to sell over 250,000 copies. Today, he is with us to talk about the newest Go-Giver book, one on influence.     Dr. Zal Phiroz - Supply Chain & Data Science Professor and Fortune 500 Consultant [caption id="attachment_25587" align="alignright" width="157"] Zal Phiroz[/caption] Dr. Zal Phiroz is a powerful business leader and established industry specialist in marketing and global supply chain practices, within the fast moving consumer goods and IT industry. Zal has held a number of executives, senior management and senior advisory roles including time spent with Proctor & Gamble and TELUS. He currently teaches Supply Chain Management (Masters Level) at Harvard University. With an established foundation in IT and management, Zal led a number of international special projects at Procter & Gamble, including $100M+ projects on shrink, Wal-Mart capacity optimization, Tide product concentration, IAMS demand projection, and recall. In addition to leading an exploratory team tasked with overseeing global P&G innovation, Zal contributed to the Folgers divestiture, Gillette merger, and managed cross-functional special project partnerships with major retailers including Wal-Mart, Shoppers Drug Mart, Tesco, CVS, and Walgreens. As the co-founder and President of Pier Consulting Group Inc., Zal is responsible for direct collaboration with medium sized corporations, leading academic institutions, and federal charities on sustainability, macro marketing, and management and coordination of all supply-chain and operations projects. Major projects have included management of international consumer marketing research, aggregate data analysis on competitive markets, growth opportunity quantification, and optimization of supply chain coordination. A dynamic public speaker, Mr. Phiroz is a regularly invited to guest lecture at various Universities on topics relating to Supply Chain Management. He has also spoken at TEDx, UN Canada, OPAL (Chicago, Newport, Toronto), and currently instructs graduate-level Supply Chain Management at Harvard University.     ...

http://www.cyberears.com/cybrss/31611.mp3   Jabez LeBret -  Co-Founder of Sisu Academy Free Boarding High School and Contributor Forbes [caption id="attachment_25408" align="alignright" width="150"] Jabez Lebret[/caption] Jabez Lebret is the Co-Founder of Sisu Academy Free Boarding High School. He is embarking on a mission to change the lives of local high school students by opening the first tuition-free boarding high school in California. He is a co-founder of two companies in the legal profession, a highly sought-after speaker who has presented to companies including Subway, Microsoft, Amazon, and he is a contributor to Forbes. Sisu Academy is embedded with an incubator fueled by entrepreneurs and seed capital creating an immersive learning environment that funds all operational costs. They are a 501(c)(3) non-profit for the public good. High-altitude low-achieving students often lack the resources and support to become tomorrow’s leaders in our country. The skills gap is widening due to a system crippled by lack of funding, rendering truly inspiring solutions cost prohibitive. They plan to expand beyond the prevailing education models and create something new. Jabez has delivered over 1,000 presentations in the last 14 years to organizations including Nordstrom, Deloitte, Boeing, GE, IBM, HP, the US Army, and more. He also speaks at several Technology Conferences on social media conversation and tracking. His legal Continuing Legal Education presentation about creating an ethical online presence for your firm qualifies for CLE credit in most states. As a journalist, Jabez focuses on marketing, technology, and data strategies. His writing can be found on NBC, ABA Journal, LMA, Clio, Avvo, Attorneys at Work, Forbes CMO network (regular contributor), and many international publications.   Maria LeCuyer - Business Expert & Mentor For Brick & Mortar, Prescription For Personal Breakthrough, Author [caption id="attachment_25410" align="alignright" width="150"] Maria LeCuyer[/caption] Maria LeCuyer is a serial entrepreneur and helps new businesses succeed from the start, and returns lagging businesses to profitably. She utilizes her thirty years of business expertise in corporate America, vast knowledge of global product marketing, and success of several businesses of her own, to quickly identify the problems that may be fracturing your business from prospering. As a business consultant and mentor, Maria offers time-tested strategies and solutions that deliver effective and robust results. Maria was trained as a pharmacist, and quickly became a well known pharmaceutical business executive in one of Fortune 500's ten biggest healthcare companies. She earned countless awards along the way. Maria’s expertise and business sense translated into new levels of profit for her company, including the highest increase in profit for the South Florida market and the highest dollar amount in profit in 2011 and 2013. Maria teaches how to infuse your life and businesses with a powerful and positive mindset to manifest an affluent lifestyle. She shares her experience authentically as she offers a new and improved approach to conducting business mindfully. She is the author of "Prescription for Personal Breakthrough; offering proven and easy to follow business and life success tips."   Thomas A. Stewart - Executive Director at National Center for the Middle Market [caption id="attachment_25413" align="alignright" width="150"] Thomas A. Stewart[/caption] Thomas A. Stewart is the Executive Director of the National Center for the Middle Market, the leading source for knowledge, leadership, and research on midsized companies, based at the Fisher College of Business at The Ohio State University. Tom is an influential thought leader on global management issues and ideas, an internationally recognized editor and publisher, an authority on intellectual capital and knowledge management, and a best-selling author. The former Editor and Managing Director of The Harvard Business Review, Thomas is a summa cum laude graduate of Harvard College and holds an honorary Doctor of Science degree from Cass Business School, City University London.     ...

http://www.cyberears.com/cybrss/31607.mp3   Roop Singh - Speaker & Founder of Intuit Factory [caption id="attachment_25405" align="alignright" width="150"] Roop Singh[/caption] Roop Singh is the Founder and Speaker of Intuit Factory. He is an experienced business transformation leader, trainer, and speaker with demonstrated proficiency in aligning strategy with processes to drive innovation. Intuit is a multi-disciplinary team bringing in a diverse set of techniques, philosophies, and models to navigate your Blockchain journey. Intuit Factory is not your run-of-the-mill consulting firm. They combine deep business insight with an expert understanding of how this technology will impact and drive new business models. Leveraging their years of expertise in business process transformation, they now guide you on how to leapfrog into the future using Blockchain.   Susan Akbarpour - CEO and Co-Founder of Mavatar, Investor and Blockchain enthusiast [caption id="attachment_25411" align="alignright" width="150"] Susan Akbarpour[/caption] Susan Akbarpour is a media guru, product designer, entrepreneur, and investor. She has over 30 years of hands-on experience in building innovative products and businesses in technology and media. She is currently the CEO and Co-Founder of Mavatar, the company she founded in 2011 based on her research in graduate school, soon after receiving her MS in Management from Stanford University in 2010. The marketplace and shoppable content publishing solution provides retailers and media companies with a new way to measure impact at the convergence of data intelligence, content, and consumer-centric commerce. Susan's recent mission is leading her world-class team to create a Decentralized Attribution Protocol that combines advanced blockchain technology and a fresh approach to Basket Shopping and Influence Marketing to address the lack of transparency and trust in the retail marketing value chain. Susan is also a general partner at Candou Investments, member of the board of directors at IMA International Executive Council and VOMax Corporation, member of Stanford Business School Alumni Association, Stanford Women On Boards, a prestige member of Watermark (a nonprofit organization that is a community of executive women), a contributor writer to Forbes and an official Member of Forbes Agency Council. Susan recently joined the advisory board of Trustroot just in case you like to add it.  Trustroot is an open protocol for decentralized identity verification and reputation management for blockchain participants.   Scott Peterson - Verizon Business Markets Group Vice President/General Manager  [caption id="attachment_25540" align="alignright" width="140"] Scott Peterson[/caption] National Small Business Week takes place to honor the contributions by small business and entrepreneurs, you know us! It’s the perfect time to talk about innovations and technologies small businesses can tap into to ensure continued success. There are two strategic recommendations that Verizon Business Markets Group Vice President and General Manager Scott Peterson encourages businesses to consider in order to maximize their operations and improve their customer’s experiences: Research and plan ahead and Incorporate new technologies where appropriate. Scott is the Verizon Business Markets (VBM) Vice President responsible for in-region revenue growth, a $2.3B annual service portfolio. VBM's in-region customers span businesses with 1-300 employees. VBM serves customers' communication needs with voice, data, TV and other integrated technologies.       ...