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http://www.cyberears.com/cybrss/31241.mp3 Dr. Mae C. Jemison - Astronaut and Ambassador for the Presidential Award-Winning Bayer Making Science Make Sense [caption id="attachment_23468" align="alignright" width="150"] Dr. Mae C. Jemison[/caption] Dr. Mae C. Jemison is a former astronaut! She is a physician, entrepreneur, chemical engineer, philanthropist, and science literacy advocate. She is with us to talk about her role as the Ambassador for the Presidential award-winning Bayer Making Science Make Sense ® program.  The Making Sense program is Bayer's company-wide initiative toadvance science literacy across the United States. They achieve this through employee volunteerism, hands-on science learning, and public education.  Dr. Jemison is on a mission to increase awareness about science, technology, engineering and math (STEM).  She launched into space on September 12, 1992 on the Space Shuttle Endeavor, becoming the first woman of color in the world to travel into space. She stands firm on the premise that students, particularly girls and minorities, the two most underrepresented groups in STEM education, must be encouraged to pursue a STEM education and ultimately, a STEM career.  She is a trained dancer, practiced medicine in Los Angeles, served as the Area Peace Corps Medical Officer for Sierra Leone and Liberia, and leads 100 Year Starship®, an initiative to ensure human travel to another star within the next 100 years. Today, four groups of college students are at the Space Center Houston to attempt to set a Guinness World Record in the The Bayer-Big Ten Alka-Rocket Challenge for the highest launch of an Alka-Rocket.   Jim Hopper - Co-founder and CEO of M-ND [caption id="attachment_23289" align="alignright" width="150"] Jim Hopper[/caption] Jim Hopper is CEO of M-ND, a social-tech firm that turns social media interactions into real-world experiences. Their clients include Visa, Lexus, Marriott, the Philadelphis Eagles and many others. Jim and COO Peter Wells have been growing the company's social/influencer-tech empire since 2013. They started as a social-to-photo printing technology company, but are now offer a holisitc marketing program for brands looking to bring structure to influencer marketing efforts. They gather hard-to-get social media data, monetize in-person experiences, and turn casual fans into active influencers. M-ND (pronounced "mind") provides brands with rich social media and consumer insights, allowing them to retarget their in-real-life audiences with ongoing digital campaigns and loyalty programs, and build demographic profiles of their biggest fans to inform future marketing campaigns.   Dr. Virginia LeBlanc - Author of Love the Skin YOU'RE In: How to Conquer Life Through Divergent Thinking, Speaker, Singer and Coach  [caption id="attachment_23292" align="alignright" width="150"] Virginia LeBlanc[/caption] Dr. Virginia LeBlanc is an author, speaker, singer, coach, consultant, and educator. She is a highly sought after multi-disciplinary expert and scholar. Her experience spans the not-for-profit sectors, private industry, higher education, and the performing arts. Her new book, "Love the Skin YOU’RE In: How to Conquer Life Through Divergent Thinking," is written to empower those people seeking their place, trying to connect the dots, and fulfill their purpose in life. She has over 20 years’ experience and shares lessons learned throughout her journey as well as “How-to” philosophies on conquering life. She has lead the National Pan-Hellenic Council, Inc., the Indiana University Bloomington Hudson and Holland Scholars Program, and more.       ...

http://www.cyberears.com/cybrss/31014.mp3 Lawrence Levy - ex-CFO of Pixar and Author of To Pixar and Beyond: My Unlikely Journey with Steve Jobs to Make Entertainment History [caption id="attachment_22397" align="alignright" width="150"] Lawrence Levy[/caption] In 1994, Lawrence Levy received an unexpected phone call from Steve Jobs to see if he had any interest in running Pixar’s business. Over the next twelve years, Lawrence served as Pixar’s CFO, a member of its Office of the President and later as a member of its Board. During this period, Lawrence developed and put in place the strategy that would transform the company from a money-losing graphics company into a multibillion dollar entertainment studio. He took the company public and was there during the launch of Pixar's iconic films. He resigned, with Steve's blessing, to pursue his passion for eastern philosophy and meditation. He came to see these ideas as a way to realize our potential as individuals and for creating human-centered organizations that foster creativity and excellence. His first book, "To Pixar and Beyond" was an Amazon Best Book of 2016 in the Business and Leadership category and a Fortune Magazine Best Book of 2016. The NYT described it as “enchanting…Mr. Levy has quite a story to tell.” He also recently published an article in the Harvard Business Review entitled "Finding the Healthy Tension Between Being Confident and Collaborative." Lawrence speaks regularly on topics including talks at Harvard Law School, Harvard Business School, Pixar and Google. In 2003, together with four co-founders, he created a non-profit called the Juniper Foundation that focuses on bringing Indo-Tibetan meditation practices to contemporary life and he teaches meditation weekly.   Timothy Fargo - President and CEO at SocialJukebox.com [caption id="attachment_22056" align="alignright" width="150"] Timothy Fargo[/caption] Timothy Fargo saw a need for a social media platform to manage your content, sort of like a jukebox for tweets. He developed and designed Social Jukebox to solve this problem. It allows users to spend less time scheduling and more time creating and curating content. Its a huge time saver and will help you grow your following. He has over 500,000 Twitter followers! Timothy is also a two time Inc. 500 Winner and Best-Selling Author. After a heartbreaking bankruptcy in 1991, he founded of Omega Insurance Services in 1996, and sold it in 2003 for $20 million. His book "Alphabet Success" tells the lessons of those years and provides timeless gems that will turbo-charge your quest for peak performance.   Diane Jooris – 2016 Grand Prize Winner of the Astellas Oncology C3 Prize and co-founder of Oncomfort [caption id="attachment_22400" align="alignright" width="150"] Diane Jooris[/caption] Diane Jooris is the co-founder of Oncomfort™, a health-tech company won the C3 Prize and that uses VR systems to help patients by providing anxiety and pain self-management tools. She has a Master’s Degree in Clinical Psychology and International Relations as well as a J.D. degree in Law. Diane was a Mind-Body Intervention Specialist at MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston and has over 20 years in corporate marketing and project management experience. Diane is using the 2016 C3 Prize grant to help her develop a new VR module and will be a judge for the 2017 C3 Prize.   ...

http://www.cyberears.com/cybrss/29403.mp3 Brian Tracy - Author of Get Smart!: How to Think and Act Like the Most Successful and Highest-Paid People in Every Field [caption id="attachment_16639" align="alignright" width="180"] Brian Tracy[/caption] Brian Tracy is Chairman and CEO of Brian Tracy International, a company specializing in the training and development of individuals and organizations. Brian's goal is to help you achieve your personal and business goals faster and easier than you ever imagined. Brian has consulted for more than 1,000 companies and addressed more than 5,000,000 people throughout 40+ countries worldwide. As a Keynote speaker and seminar leader, he addresses more than 250,000 people each year. He has written and produced more than 300 audio and video learning programs, including the worldwide, best-selling Psychology of Achievement, which has been translated into more than 20 languages. He speaks to corporate and public audiences on the subjects of Personal and Professional Development, including the executives and staff of many of America's largest corporations. His exciting talks and seminars on Leadership, Selling, Self-Esteem, Goals, Strategy, Creativity and Success Psychology bring about immediate changes and long-term results. Prior to founding his company, Brian was the Chief Operating Officer of a $265 million dollar development company. He has had successful careers in sales and marketing, investments, real estate development and syndication, importation, distribution and management consulting.   Mark Aardsma - Entrepreneur, Investor, Author of Investing with Purpose: Capitalize on the Time and Money You Have to Create the Tomorrow You Desire [caption id="attachment_16645" align="alignright" width="180"] Mark Aardsma[/caption] Mark Aardsma starting without wealth, connections, or anyone's permission, and became owner of multiple successful businesses. Using what he had and building from the ground up, he led two of his companies to the multi-million-dollar level. One was featured three years in a row on Inc. magazine's fastest-growing companies list. Mark is an active CEO, a venture investor in early-stage companies, and a patient investor in financial markets. As a coach, speaker, and writer, he encourages his audiences to face their fears and live and work the way they really want to.   ...

http://www.cyberears.com/cybrss/29162.mp3 Lisa Nichols - New York Times Bestseller, Founder and CEO at Motivating the Masses  [caption id="attachment_15762" align="alignright" width="180"] Lisa Nichols[/caption] Lisa Nichols is the New York Times bestselling author of No Matter What!, and a recurring motivational speaking coach on The Steve Harvey Show and the Today show. Lisa is one of only two African American female founders to take her own company, Motivating the Masses, public. She coauthored Jack Canfield’s Chicken Soup for the African American Soul and Chicken Soup for the African American Woman’s Soul. A featured teacher in the self-help movie The Secret, she teaches, coaches, and lives a collection of life principles, beliefs, and habits that inspire people to live better, fuller, richer lives. She won the Humanitarian Award from South Africa, the Ambassador of Good Will Award, the Emotional Literacy Award, and  the Legoland Foundation’s Heart of Learning Award. Also, the Mayor of Henderson, Nevada has proclaimed November 20th as Motivating the Teen Spirit Day.   Gillian Zoe Segal - Author of Getting There: A Book of Mentors [caption id="attachment_15941" align="alignright" width="181"] Gillian Zoe Segal[/caption] Gillian Zoe Segal is the author of New York Characters and a new book called "Getting There: A Book of Mentors." In Getting There, thirty leaders in diverse fields share their secrets to navigating the rocky road to success. In an honest, direct, and engaging way, these role models describe the obstacles they faced, the setbacks they endured, and the vital lessons they learned. They dispense not only essential and practical career advice, but also priceless wisdom applicable to life in general. In the book, Gillian interviews stars like Warren Buffett, Kathy Ireland, Mayor Bloomberg, architect Frank Gehry, Anderson Cooper and Leslie Moonves.   ...

http://www.cyberears.com/cybrss/29050.mp3 Bonnie Harvey - Co-Founder of Barefoot Wines, Keynote Speaker and Co-Author of The Barefoot Spirit: How Hardship, Hustle, and Heart Built America's #1 Wine Brand [caption id="attachment_15658" align="alignright" width="224"] Bonnie Harvey[/caption] Bonnie was the Co-Founder and Vice-President of Barefoot Cellars for twenty years and is the co-author of The New York Times Bestselling book, "The Barefoot Spirit; How Hardship, Hustle and Heart Built America's #1 Wine Brand." She is the winner of the Fast Track Growth Brand, Trend Setter, and Hot Brand, and did this all without the use of traditional paid advertising.  She is the recipient of the 2014 Distinguished Entrepreneur Speaker Award from the Turner School of Entrepreneurship and Innovation at Bradley University, and was the keynote speaker at the World Conference on Entrepreneurship in Dublin. Bonnie enjoys being an inspirational speaker and business consultant for start-ups, corporations and organizations alike. She consults with entrepreneurs on business philosophy, the intricacies of building and growing a business, advertising and marketing, and building team spirit. She regularly appears on radio & television as an entrepreneurship thought leader. For the first time, along with co-founder Michael Houlihan, they share their secrets to success in an exclusive online series at BarefootSpiritGPS.com. The famous footprint on the label is Bonnie's footprint.   This show features the latest episode of our entrepreneurial serial podcast! The story is called “Venture and Vultures: An Entrepreneurial Thriller.” Here is Chapter Eighteen. Hope you enjoy!  A Review of Past Episodes….. Prologue - “Boys, Do You Understood How a Loan Works?” Chapter One - “The Name of the Game Is Guts” Chapter Two - “You Don’t Have a Clue” Chapter Three – “So, What Are the Next Steps?” Chapter Four – “Its Like a Vacuum in There!” Chapter Five – “Can We Break Even?” Chapter Six – ”Drive Faster, the Cell Is Not Working” Chapter Seven, “You Want Flooding Keyboards or First Period?” Chapter Eight, “Why Does He Keep Pulling his Dick?” Chapter Nine, “4000 Miles in 3 Days!” Chapter Ten, "Dude! We Are on Fire!" Chapter Eleven, "You’ve Done Surprisingly Well" Chapter Twelve, "Things Look Really Bad" Chapter Thirteen, "Are You Looking for Investors?" Chapter Fourteen, "Does that Mean We Get to Party with Clint Eastwood?" Chapter Fifteen, "Winner, Winner, Chicken Dinner" Chapter Sixteen, "So, Who's the CEO of this Business?" Chapter Seventeen, "I'll Take 40% of This Business" and now Chapter Eighteen, "Hail, the Conquering Heroes! " ...

http://www.cyberears.com/cybrss/28963.mp3   [caption id="attachment_7489" align="alignright" width="179"] Bob Burg[/caption] Bob Burg - Keynote Speaker, Co-Founder and Coauthor of The Go-Giver, Expanded Edition: A Little Story About a Powerful Business Idea  Bob Burg has honored us before on the show and his book "The Go-Giver" is one 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 book 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 new edition to the "The Go-Giver."      Davin McCoy - Singer and Songwriter of "Whiskey Sexy" [caption id="attachment_15460" align="alignright" width="198"] Davin McCoy[/caption] Davin McCoy is a singer-songwriter. We discuss the similarities between the recording industry and entrepreneurship. Davin has the same problems entrepreneures do, like building platform, getting customers to buy, etc. His new album, Whiskey Sexy, is produced by Don McCollister, the guy behind Shawn Mullins, Third Day and Sister Hazel. “Davin’s voice is so compelling,” McCollister says. “As soon as he opens his mouth in front of a microphone, everybody stops to listen. Working on this record with him really rekindled my fire.” Together, they recorded Whiskey Sexy in just two weeks, and today Davin shares great insights into the business side of making great music.   ...

http://www.cyberears.com/cybrss/28808.mp3 Hap Klopp - Founder and ex-CEO of The North Face and Author of ALMOST: 12 Electric Months Chasing A Silicon Valley Dream [caption id="attachment_14890" align="alignright" width="191"] Hap Klopp[/caption] For 20 years, Kenneth (Hap) Klopp was the president of the North Face, a firm that created the standard for innovation and quality in the outdoors, mountaineering, backpacking and skiing industries. The firm grew from a back room, 14 person operation into an enterprise employing more than 1,000 people and it was involved in manufacturing, licensing, retailing and distribution in 45 countries. In 1988, Hap sold The North Face and founded HK Consulting, a strategic and brand oriented consulting company in the San Francisco area. He has an affiliated consulting office in Japan and his clients range from start-ups to multi-billion dollar corporations. In addition to consulting, Hap serves on a number of Boards of Directors and along with 2 partners recently purchased the 100 year old rugby company, Canterbury of New Zealand.  He holds an MBA from Stanford University and his newest book,  ALMOST: 12 Electric Months Chasing A Silicon Valley Dream, talks about the life of a San Francisco startup that seemed on the verge of becoming a household name and being bought by a huge Silicon Valley company. Neither happened and Hap tells us why.   Matt Miller - President, Founder of School Spirit Vending and SSV Business - Get His Free Book [caption id="attachment_14816" align="alignright" width="178"] Matt Miller[/caption] Matt Miller developed The School Spirit Vending concept in July of 2007. With years of expertise in both print media and vending, Matt was able to see school fundraising from a unique, outsider’s perspective. He decided to create a business that would help schools and their clubs or organizations raise money more simply. Year-round, hassle-free fundraising with School Spirit Vending was born! The School Spirit Vending concept and its simplicity has caught on so quickly that schools all over the country are already benefitting from the program with great results. Matt has been a National Bulk Vending Association Executive Committee Board Member 2013  and was voted the Most Innovative Operator Of The Year. ...

http://www.cyberears.com/cybrss/27763.mp3 Ariel Nelson and Lane Gerson - Co-Founders of Jack Erwin Shoes [caption id="attachment_11246" align="alignleft" width="200"] Lane Gerson[/caption] [caption id="attachment_11247" align="alignleft" width="199"] Ariel Nelson[/caption] Ariel Nelson and Lane Gerson are the co-founders of Jack Erwin Shoes, bringing a new kind of shoe buying experience for men. They focus on four core principles: quality, curation, experience, and fair prices. These two friends and entrepreneurs didn't start out in the fashion world, though. Ariel was in beverage distribution and Lane worked in the world of accounting. They were both frustrated with high-priced less than classy shoes, so they decided to do something about it. They researched the shoe industry, had a chance meeting with a shoe designer, quit their jobs to pursue their new venture, and now offer classic shoes for men at prices ranging between $95 and $210 - reaching a wider customer base and providing a needed product.   Simon Sinek - SinekPartners and Management Consulting Consultant [caption id="attachment_11237" align="alignright" width="200"] Simon Sinek[/caption] Simon Sinek is the owner of SinekPartners and the leader behind Start With Why. He is a trained ethnographer and he uses those skills to help people learn how to be inspired, inspirational, and fulfilled with their careers. Simon is the author of two books, Leaders Eat Last: Why Some Teams Pull Together and Others Don’t and Start with Why: How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone to Take Action. Throughout his years of study and experience he has observed that there are certain patterns of behavior that successful people follow, and he wants to share those ideas to help others reach their own potentials. His approach to leadership has led him to work with leaders of businesses and organizations that include 3M, Costco, Deckers, jetBlue, NBC/Universal, the military, and government entities. You can also find his commentary in local and national press, including The New York Times, Inc. Magazine, and BusinessWeek. He is also a visionary for the RAND Corporation.    ...

http://www.cyberears.com/cybrss/27714.mp3 Melinda Emerson - Be Your Own Boss Guru, New York Times SMB Blogger and Bestselling Author of Become Your Own Boss in 12 Months: A Month-by-Month Guide to a Business that Works [caption id="attachment_11094" align="alignright" width="180"] Melinda Emerson[/caption] Melinda Emerson is America's number one small business expert! She is Founder and CEO of Quintessence Multimedia, but more people know her by her Twitter handle, SmallBizLady. She advises small businesses, advisies Fortune 500 companies how to market to small business, and helps Small Businesses and Fortune 500 customers use social media effectively. Melinda has advised Pitney Bowes, FedEx, Verizon, Xerox, Wal-Mart, Deluxe and Wells Fargo on their campaigns.  Find her on her New York Times column “You’re The Boss” and her blog “succeedasyourownboss.com” which is syndicated by the Huffington Post.   [caption id="attachment_11096" align="alignright" width="180"] Jessica Alter[/caption] Jessica Alter - Founder and CEO of FounderDating Jessica Alter saw that entrepreneurs need a place to go to help each other. She started Founder Dating to do just that. The site can help with learn about business development, product, strategy, leading teams, mobile, social media companies, consumer internet, hardware, early stage VC, entrepreneurship and advising. Jessica is an expert in social media,networking and platforms. you will find FounderDating a great research as you grow your new business!      ...

http://www.cyberears.com/cybrss/22618.mp3 [caption id="attachment_5341" align="alignright" width="165"] Michael Roderick[/caption] Michael Roderick - CEO of Small Pond Enterprises Michael Roderick is a Broadway Producer and a power connector. His company, Small Pond Enterprises, supports innovators and entrepreneurs with a range of personalized educational services provided by expert consultants. And he runs ConnectorCon, a conference designed to help create a safe space for the sharing of ideas and resources. As far as the Broadway producing thing, he was one of the producers for "The Scottsboro Boys" which garnered 12 Tony nominations in 2011!  Twelve! Some of Michael's work….       [caption id="attachment_5344" align="alignright" width="200"] Kevin Harrington[/caption] Kevin Harrington - Shark on Shark Tank and Founder of  As Seen On TV  Kevin Harrington is the father of the direct response TV business. You have seen his commercials thousands of times, can you say Ginzu Knifes and As Seen on TV? He pioneered the “infomercial” industry and has launched over 500 products, resulting in $4 billion in sales! And of course, you know him from the first three seasons of “Shark Tank” on ABC. His book  “Act Now: How I Turn Ideas into Million-Dollar Products” chronicles his life and experiences in the DRTV industry. Kevin also serves as the spokesperson for EFactor, the sponsor of this show. See Kevin in action….          ...