August 2018

http://www.cyberears.com/cybrss/31766.mp3   Joe Romm - The Communicator's Communicator and Author of How To Go Viral and Reach Millions: Top Persuasion Secrets from Social Media Superstars, Jesus, Shakespeare, Oprah, and Even Donald Trump  [caption id="attachment_26609" align="alignright" width="150"] Joe Romm[/caption] Joseph Romm was named one of "The 100 People Who Are Changing America" by Rolling Stone magazine. CNN host Van Jones calls Joseph  “the communicator’s communicator.” Time magazine named him one of the "Heroes of the Environment" calling him "The Web's most influential climate-change blogger." He founded the website ClimateProgress.org, which New York Times columnist Tom Friedman called the "indispensable blog." It is now the climate vertical of ThinkProgress, one of the top online news sites in the country. Joseph is an MIT-trained physicist and author of 10 books. His latest, “How to Go Viral and Reach Millions," is “an indispensable book for everyone who tweets, who posts online or who loves language,” NY Times columnist Tom Friedman tweeted in June. Joseph is also Chief Science Advisor for "Years of Living Dangerously," which won the 2014 Emmy Award for Outstanding Nonfiction Series and now generates viral videos online seen by tens of millions a month. He is a senior advisor for New Frontier Data, the leading “big data” firm providing actionable analysis in cannabis, whose content reaches hundreds of millions of people a year.   Anna Foster - Principal at A Maven's World [caption id="attachment_26611" align="alignright" width="150"] Anna Foster[/caption] Anna Foster is the Founder/CEO of A Maven’s World Lifestyle Brand. She is a connector, influencer, radio host, event host, and speaker. Anna is known by her clients as the “Maven” of Business,” because of her business savvy and strategies of brand development and enhancement. Her popular workshops “Creating Your Brand” and “Mindfulness for Entrepreneurs” serve as a guide for professionals looking to develop their personal and professional brand. Anna has partnered with numerous entrepreneurs, non-profits, and corporate clients including the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), the Urban League of Eastern Massachusetts, the Bottom Line, the Greater Boston Sickle Cell Disease Association, Conexión Executive Mentorship, and Leadership Program, and NAACP ActSo/STEM Competition. She is a member of numerous professionals organizations, including the Boston Chamber of Commerce, South Shore Chamber of Commerce, and the South Shore Women’s Business Network. She presently sits on the Small Business Advisory Board for the Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce. Anna is the former Vice Chair of the Network for Women in Business-Massachusetts and the host of “Life is Fabulous with Anna Foster,” a lifestyle-focused talk show on various media outlets. Prior to founding A Maven’s World, Anna owned and operated several businesses in various industries. This experience has fueled Anna with the passion to assist entrepreneurs and professionals to live their best life and gain success by living authentically.  Several years ago, Anna set out to create a world in which people who are facing obstacles and encountering challenges can feel safe instead of scared, empowered instead of defeated, and be rewarded instead of rejected.   Jason Bryant - Active Shooter Safety Expert [caption id="attachment_26659" align="alignright" width="150"] Jason Bryant[/caption] Jason Bryant is a 20-year law enforcement veteran of a major metro police department. He has advanced training in active shooter events, among other police tactics. He trains and educates hundreds of businesses, churches and other organizations on active shooter preparedness. Active shooter events are sadly becoming an increasingly frequent occurrence in the United States. In 2017 alone, there were 29 active shooter incidents in the US. Many of the most recent mass shootings, such as the attacks in Parkland, FL and Santa Fe, TX, have occurred in schools. However, most active shooter events do not happen in schools. Approximately half (45%) of all active shooter events take place in the workplace.        ...

http://www.cyberears.com/cybrss/31763.mp3   Allen Adamson - Co-Founder at Metaforce.co, Former North American Chairman  of Landor, Forbes contributor and Author of Shift Ahead: How the Best Companies Stay Relevant in a Fast-Changing World [caption id="attachment_26603" align="alignright" width="150"] Allen Adamson[/caption] Allen Adamson is a noted industry expert in all disciplines of branding. He has worked with a broad spectrum of consumer and corporate businesses in industries ranging from packaged goods and technology to health care and financial services, to hospitality and entertainment. How organizations do – or do not - stay relevant is the subject of Allen’s most recent book, Shift Ahead. Using fascinating first-hand accounts and detailed case studies, Shift Ahead explains how the best organizations recognize when it’s time to change direction, and how they pull it off while bolstering their brands. Following the approach of Allen’s previous books, BrandSimple, BrandDigital, and The Edge:50 Tips from Brands That Lead – which are used in universities across the country - Shift Ahead offers up practical and readily applied lessons. Allen is Co-Founder and Managing Partner of Metaforce (www.metaforce.co), a disruptive marketing and product consultancy which, unlike traditional firms, takes a multi-disciplinary channel-agnostic approach to marketing challenges. It was created to help leaders understand all the forces at work inside and outside their businesses in order to identify strategies yielding the highest returns. Once determining the best strategy, Metaforce’s consortium of partners, each industry experts in their fields, pivot to help clients brilliantly act on and execute customer experiences in the market. Metaforce combines the best aspects of brand management, strategy, and experience consultancies to deliver solutions that ensure its clients shift ahead of the dramatic changes in the marketplace in order to meet fast-evolving customer needs.   Vicky Oliver - Career Development Author of 6 Books [caption id="attachment_26683" align="alignright" width="150"] Vicky Oliver[/caption] Vicky Oliver is an award-winning author of six books on career development. Her savvy career advice has been featured in hundreds of media outlets, including the New York Times Job Market section, the Wall Street Journal, New York Post, and Esquire magazine. She has been interviewed on over 600 radio programs. Her first book, 301 Smart Answers to Tough Interview Questions, a national bestseller in its third U.S. printing, was translated four times and is sold in twelve countries. It won the 2010 Eric Hoffer Award in Business. Her second book, Power Sales Words: How to Write It, Say It And Sell It With Sizzle, placed in the New England Book Festival. Her third book is titled Bad Bosses, Crazy Coworkers & Other Office Idiots: 201 Smart Ways to Handle the Toughest People Issues. It won nine awards, including the 2009 National Best Books Award for "Best Business Careers Book," and placed in the New York, San Francisco, and Hollywood Book Festivals. Her fourth career book, 301 Smart Answers to Tough Interview Questions, was runner-up in the London Book Festival in the How-To category and won four additional awards. Vicky's newest book is Live Like a Millionaire (Without Having to Be One). In 2012, she won the Brown University Alumni Service Award. She is President Emeritus of the Brown University Club in New York and is former Chair of the Communications Committee of the Brown Alumni Association (BAA) Board of Governors and a member of the ACL (Association of Class Leaders) Board of Advisors.     Donald M. Stinson - Author of the Bestselling Memoir Downstairs at the White House [caption id="attachment_26605" align="alignright" width="150"] Don Stinson[/caption] Don Stinson is the author of Downstairs at the White House: The story of a teenager, an Oval Office, and a ringside seat to Watergate, a best-selling memoir about loitering outside of the Oval Office as a 17-year-old clerk during Watergate. The book has been an Amazon Bestseller in the Presidents & Heads of State, Political Humor, and Young Adult Biography categories. Don and his partners also market and merchandise novels by new authors. Their first release, RigorMortie, by Dick and December Bouvier, reached #4 on the Amazon Bestsellers List in Dark Humor behind classics Tobacco Road and Catch-22. Prior to launching a revenue strategy consultancy in 2007, he spent 27 years in the newspaper industry, including 11 as vice president/advertising and senior vice president/marketing of the Newspaper Division of Gannett Co., Inc., responsible for overseeing the advertising and circulation sales, marketing, and research operations of 100 U.S. daily newspapers. He was named Gannett's advertising executive of the year three times, corporate executive of the year, and received the Newspaper Association of America's Lifetime Sales and Marketing Leadership Award. In the 1990's, he traveled to Russia, Poland, and Slovakia on behalf of the International Media Fund and the Freedom Forum to help conduct some of the first programs aimed at building a free press in the former Soviet Union. Don is an honorary member of the Union of Russian Journalists, a Fellow of the Strategic Planning Society, a member of the President’s Society of the Nixon Library Foundation, the President's Council of the Gerald Ford Foundation, and the Honorable Order of Kentucky Colonels. He holds a B.A. from American University and credentials from M.I.T., Harvard Business School, and the Project on Negotiation at Harvard Law School.      ...

http://www.cyberears.com/cybrss/31760.mp3   Brad Compere - CEO of Capstone Title [caption id="attachment_26575" align="alignright" width="150"] Brad Compere[/caption] Brad Compere is an attorney specializing in real estate transactions in Austin, Texas. He has more than 17 years of experience working to improve the real estate closing experience for both commercial and residential clients and is a leading expert in the title and closing industry in Central Texas. He currently serves as president and CEO of Capstone Title, a full-service title insurance agency which he founded in 2014. When you think of a title company, you may think of transactions — not relationships. Brad and Capstone Title see it differently. He and his team value  love! They love being open and honest, love their team members and clients, love serving others, and love learning and growing. He currently serves as Chair of the Board of Trustees of the Austin Division of the South Central Texas Chapter of the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, and as a Member of the Board of Directors of the Seton Fund’s “Fifty.” Additionally, he is a Member of the Austin Chapter of Entrepreneurs’ Organization (EO) and Member of the Tejas Vaqueros.   Lucas Conley - Journalist and Author of Legacy in the Making: Building a Long-Term Brand to Stand Out in a Short-Term World [caption id="attachment_26585" align="alignright" width="150"] Lucas Conley[/caption] Lucas Conley is a journalist with an eye for stories that change and alters the perspective and view of how we see the world, Lucas began his career at The Atlantic and has written for The Boston Globe, Fast Company, ESPN: The Magazine, SPIN, and The Wall Street Journal Magazine, among others. Lucas has been invited to speak about his work on The Colbert Report, ABC World News, CNN’s BookTV, NPR, and at South by Southwest. Lucas books explore the human dimension of business. Author of OBSESSIVE BRANDING DISORDER (one of Strategy + Business's best books of 2008) and coauthor of THE METHOD METHOD (listed as a "top ten" marketing book in 2011 by Advertising Age), his third book, LEGACY IN THE MAKING, coauthored with award-winning strategist Mark Miller, was published in March 2018.   Susan Grissom - Chief Industry Analyst for the American Fuel & Petrochemical Manufacturers Association  Susan Grissom is the Chief Industry Analyst for the American Fuel & Petrochemical Manufacturers (AFPM). At AFPM, she provides expert analytic insight about oil and gas markets, the refining and petrochemical industries, and develops research and assessments of the impact of regulations and policies on fuel and petrochemical manufacturers and American consumers. She is an accomplished midstream/downstream energy executive with expertise in U.S. and international crude oil and refined product supply, trading, logistics and operations, energy economics, finance and corporate development, including strategy, mergers, acquisitions, joint ventures and alliances, with private and public sector experience that includes the U.S. Department of Energy and ExxonMobil.    ...

http://www.cyberears.com/cybrss/31757.mp3   Harry Campbell - Owner at The Rideshare Guy [caption id="attachment_26551" align="alignright" width="150"] Harry Campbell[/caption] Harry Campbell is the owner of The Rideshare Guy. When he started this site in 2014, Harry was a full-time aerospace engineer and part-time Uber and Lyft driver. He actually discovered rideshare as a passenger back in 2012 but it wasn’t until he moved from San Diego to Orange County that he decided to give it a try as a driver. Harry started driving for Lyft and Uber in early 2014 because it sounded like a fun, flexible way to earn extra income. Some people found it odd that Harry was driving in his spare time since he had a good career as an engineer, but Harry has always been a huge fan of diversifying your income. Harry quickly realized that there’s actually a lot more to driving than just getting people safely from Point A to Point B. After his first weekend of driving, he sat down at his computer and started looking for blogs, resources or online communities of rideshare drivers. Harry couldn’t find a single one. There was nothing other than a few Facebook groups that had a bunch of newbies like himself asking all the same questions!   Ben Feder -  President of International Partnerships (North America) at Tencent Games and Author of Take Off Your Shoes: One Man's Journey from the Boardroom to Bali and Back [caption id="attachment_26554" align="alignright" width="150"] Ben Feder[/caption] Ben Feder is President of International Partnerships for the U.S. at Tencent, the Chinese Internet conglomerate, and formerly was CEO of Take Two interactive, the publisher of the smash video game hits Red Dead Redemption, Grand Theft Auto, and NBA 2K. He serves on the boards of directors of public and private companies in the media and entertainment industries and is a director of Save a Child’s Heart, a nonprofit that works globally to rescue children with congenital heart defects.   Tan Liu - Technical Writer, Statistician, and Author of The Ponzi Factor: The Simple Truth About Investment Profits  [caption id="attachment_26559" align="alignright" width="150"] Tan Liu[/caption] Tan Liu was born in Beijing, China. He moved to the U.S. when he was six and was raised outside Washington D.C. Unlike his sister who finished high school and got a scholarship to MIT, Tan took a less traditional path and went straight into the working world. He was employed as a bike courier after high school and later supported himself through college as a freelance photojournalist for networks such as CNN, MSNBC, and Fox.  After a ten year career in finance, he left that career to publish his first book, "The Ponzi Factor." In addition to his professional life, Tan also spent many years volunteering as a youth mentor in D.C. and Inglewood, California. In 2006, he completed his undergraduate degrees in economics and finance from the American University. He has worked for two hedge funds and a trading firm in Shanghai but spent most of his finance career managing distressed assets for a bank. He officially exited the finance industry in 2015 and is now finishing a master’s degree in applied statistics.        ...

http://www.cyberears.com/cybrss/31752.mp3   Aaron Edelheit - CEO of The American Home, and Author of The Hard Break: The Case For The 24/6 Lifestyle [caption id="attachment_26648" align="alignright" width="150"] Aaron Edelheit[/caption] Aaron Edelheit is the Chief Executive Officer of The American Home, which owns 2,500 single-family rental homes in the Southeast of the U.S. As CEO, Aaron is responsible for all investment decisions as well as the daily operations of the company. Prior to founding The American Home, Aaron was the Founder and Managing Director of Sabre Value Management, which managed the Sabre Value Fund, a hedge fund focused on value public securities based upon restructurings, turnarounds and special situations. Sabre Value Management is a privately owned hedge fund sponsor. It invests in hedging markets. The firm focuses on special situations investments including small caps, recent spin-offs, recapitalizations, demutualization’s, and other changes in capital structure, early stage restructurings, changes in management and product orientations, and temporary macro factors which create a dislocation in the market. It employs technical analysis to make its investments. Sabre Value Management was founded in 1998 and is based in Santa Barbara, California.   Aaron Rubin - CEO and Founder of ShipHero [caption id="attachment_26645" align="alignright" width="150"] Aaron Rubin[/caption] Aaron Rubin is the founder and CEO of ShipHero. Aaron is no stranger when it comes to eCommerce. Since in the early 90's Aaron has been making money via the internet. Aaron began in such an early age coding and made money during his pre-teen years. After the Success of starting an eCommerce company in college and acquiring knowledge in logistics, Aaron and Nicholas Daniel-Richards teamed up to build an eCommerce shipping and inventory software solution called ShipHero. The goal is to help others in order for them to avoid the same mistakes Aaron made himself.   Darrell Darnell - Owner at Pro Podcast Solutions & Golden Spiral Media [caption id="attachment_26643" align="alignright" width="150"] Darrell Darnell[/caption] Darrell Darnell began podcasting about the TV show Fringe in 2008 and formed Golden Spiral Media in 2010. Golden Spiral Media now produces 18 podcasts, with plans to add more podcasts. Golden Spiral Media has been nominated for 9 podcast awards including 3 nominations for Best Produced and winning Best Entertainment in 2010. Darrell is a full-time podcast consultant and producer. Through Pro Podcast Solutions Darrell helps other podcasters create professional content and improve their existing podcasts. Darrell offers on-one-one podcast consulting, episode production, voice-overs and narration, custom artwork, podcast publishing, and website configuration. Podcasting is a growing media in both audio and video forms. Many people find that podcasting is a great way to connect with others who share their same passions, interests, challenges, or talents. Podcasting is also a great way to express ideas, knowledge, and experience. As new portable devices continue to flood the market and wireless networks are found in automobiles, coffee shops, airplanes, and remote areas, the technology to reach vast audiences is better now than it ever has been.   ...

http://www.cyberears.com/cybrss/31747.mp3   Pete Williams - Marketing Advisor, Founder of Preneur Group and Author of Cadence: A Tale of Fast Business Growth [caption id="attachment_26473" align="alignright" width="150"] Pete Williams[/caption] Pete Williams is an entrepreneur, business advisor, and marketer who Forbes recently called, “one entrepreneur today that every marketer should be modeling,” while Inc. describes him as, “a savvy marketing strategist.” A Southern Region Finalist in the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Program, a Small Business ICON (Best-in-Class) Recipient, and an Australian Business Award Winner for Marketing Excellence, he is the co-founder of numerous businesses across varying industries — from telecommunications services to e-commerce. Having been referred to as “Australia’s Richard Branson” in media publications, Pete first made a name for himself when, at the age of twenty-one, he sold Australia’s version of Yankee Stadium, the Melbourne Cricket Ground, for under $500. Pete is also a Professor of Practice at Deakin University, Australia. He is also on SmartCompany’s Top 30 Under 30.   Mike Rognlien - Facebook Star and Author of This Is Now Your Company: A Culture Carrier's Manifesto [caption id="attachment_26484" align="alignright" width="150"] Mike Rognlien[/caption] Mike Rognlien is a Facebook L&D star. He has done just about everything in the learning & development world at Facebook. He has owned orientation and onboarding, built Facebook’s first-ever professional and manager development programming, partnered with COO Sheryl Sandberg and the LeanIn team to build Facebook’s Managing Unconscious Bias course (available to all at managingbias.fb.com) and served as the L&D leader for both the technical teams across Facebook and the Americas. He has spent most of his career in tech – first with Intel, later as a consultant to Microsoft and at Facebook – and is most passionate about helping people identify, develop and play to their strengths while teaching them how to leverage the same in others. He is currently serving as the L&D leader for the many businesses (G&A) functions at Facebook (think everything EXCEPT tech and sales) and owns the core development experience for people new to managing or new to managing at Facebook. In addition, he is the main Facebook POC for performers, producers, composers, social media influencers and other theater peeps on Broadway. He has seen Hamilton 17 times, loves running (badly) and has never met a shoe he didn’t at least kind of want to wear.   Phyllis Weiss Haserot - The Cross-Generational Voice at Work and Author of You Can't Google It!: The Compelling Case for Cross-Generational Conversation at Work [caption id="attachment_26485" align="alignright" width="150"] Phyllis Weiss Haserot[/caption] Phyllis Weiss Haserot is also known as the "cross-generational voice." She changes the intergenerational work dynamic from collide scope to kaleidoscope, boost client attraction/retention and profits (www.pdcounsel.com). Phyllis is the President of PRACTICE DEVELOPMENT COUNSEL, a business development, and organizational effectiveness consulting and coaching firm established in 1983. With a primary focus currently on multi-generational relations and succession planning, she also works with firms on strategic marketing planning, training and coaching, retention and integration, implementing flexibility, and workplace conflict resolution. For a variety of firms, she has planned and presented retreat conferences, seminars, and workshops. Phyllis has spoken before numerous bar and CPA association, law and accounting/consulting firm, in-house marketing executive, corporate communication and non-profit organization audiences. She was the moderator of the Client Development Forum on two major professional online sites and has served as moderator and panelist for numerous online seminars and webcasts. Phyllis created and facilitates a series of "Cross-Generational Conversation" forums and is the discussion leader for the American Bar Association's “Generational Differences” forum.    ...