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http://www.cyberears.com/cybrss/31723.mp3   Justin Hartzman - Co-Founder at Needls  [caption id="attachment_26252" align="alignright" width="150"] Justin Hartzman[/caption] Justin Hartzman is a graduate of one of Canada’s premier business and economic programs, the University of Western Ontario. Coming from a long line of entrepreneurs and investors, from an early age Justin worked retail in his family’s businesses, rising to managerial and buying positions. Understanding sales, forecasting, team management, and learning from others are what continues to drive him. Justin is an avid traveler, investor, knowledge seeker and a family man. Justin owns and manages a large portfolio of websites and businesses. These fall into the B2B, B2C, and consumer content spaces. With his extreme knowledge of everything internet and past experience in start-ups to exits, Justin's current focus is Needls.com. He is also a Scotch enthusiast.   Allen Gannett - CEO of  TrackMaven and Author of The Creative Curve: How to Develop the Right Idea, at the Right Time [caption id="attachment_26253" align="alignright" width="150"] Allen Gannett[/caption] Allen Gannett is the founder and CEO of TrackMaven, a software analytics firm whose clients have included Microsoft, Marriott, Saks Fifth Avenue, Home Depot, Aetna, Honda, and GE. He has been on the “30 Under 30” lists for both Inc. and Forbes. He believes that we have been spoon-fed the notion that creativity is the province of genius -- of those favored, brilliant few whose moments of insight arrive in unpredictable flashes of divine inspiration. And if we are not a genius, we might as well pack it in and give up. Either we have that gift, or we don’t. But Allen shows that simply isn’t true. Recent research has shown that there is a predictable science behind achieving commercial success in any creative endeavor. He is a contributor for FastCompany.com and was once a very pitiful runner-up on Wheel of Fortune.   Greg Williams - The Master Negotiator and Body Language Expert [caption id="attachment_26254" align="alignright" width="150"] Greg Williams[/caption] Greg Williams is The Master Negotiator and Body Language Expert, he has studied and practiced negotiation tactics and strategies for more than 30 years. He’s spent over 20 years studying the way body language can affect negotiation outcomes. Greg is a dynamic speaker who engages and motivates audiences. He uses real-life examples from the negotiations he’s participated in to illustrate the principles he shares. Greg’s education and experience come from formal negotiation settings, universities, governmental municipalities, seminars, and the school of hard knocks. He’s served on numerous corporate, business, and governmental boards. Greg’s experience and proven results in negotiation skills and body language, combined with his knowledge of emotional intelligence, make him a sought-after speaker and coach. Greg is a member of the National Speakers Association and a trusted media resource. He has appeared on numerous TV and radio programs, discussing reading body language and negotiation tactics and strategies.    ...

http://www.cyberears.com/cybrss/31719.mp3   Rich Brooks - Founder and President of flyte new media and Founder of The Agents of Change Media Event   [caption id="attachment_26182" align="alignright" width="150"] Rich Brooks[/caption] Rich Brooks is the founder and president of flyte new media, a digital agency in Portland, Maine, which is celebrating 20 years in business. He is a nationally recognized speaker on entrepreneurship, digital marketing, and social media. Rich founded The Agents of Change, an annual conference and weekly podcast that focuses on search, social & mobile marketing.  He is the author of The Lead Machine: The Small Business Guide to Digital Marketing, a popular and well-received book that helps entrepreneurs and marketers reach more of their ideal customers online. He has appeared in Inc. Magazine, The Huffington Post, FastCompany.com, CNNcom, the Social Media Examiner, and many other news sources for stories on digital marketing. Rich is the “tech guru” on the evening news show, 207, which airs on the NBC affiliates in Maine, and teaches web marketing and social media courses for entrepreneurs at the University of Southern Maine's Center for Continuing Education.     Howard Ross - Founder and chief learning officer of Cook Ross and Author of Everyday Bias: Identifying and Navigating Unconscious Judgments in Our Daily Lives [caption id="attachment_26493" align="alignright" width="150"] Howard Ross[/caption] Howard J. Ross is the, a diversity and inclusion consulting company. Howard is a lifelong social justice advocate and the founding partner of Cook Ross. He’s considered one of the world’s seminal thought leaders on identifying and addressing Unconscious Bias. Howard has delivered programs in 47 states and over 40 other countries to audiences including Fortune 500 companies and major institutions within healthcare, government, and non-profit sectors. He authored the Washington Post bestseller, Everyday Bias: Identifying and Navigating Unconscious Judgments in Our Daily Lives and Reinventing Diversity: Transforming Organizational Community to Strengthen People, Purpose, and Performance. The book describes how to bridge the divide in our increasingly polarized society. His work has been published by the Harvard Business Review, the Washington Post, the New York Times, and Forbes, and he has worked with Fortune 500 companies across a variety of industries. Cook Ross programs have been taught at Harvard University Medical School, Johns Hopkins University, Duke University, and over twenty other colleges and universities. From 2007 to 2008, Howard served as the Professor-in-Residence of Diversity at the Johnnetta B. Cole Global Diversity and Inclusion Institute at Bennett College for Women, where he became the first white male to hold a professorship in Diversity at a historically black women's college. Howard serves on the Diversity Advisory Board for the Human Rights Campaign and he is a regular guest on The Kojo Nnamdi Show on WAMU, the Washington, DC NPR affiliate station.     Ryan Cote - Director of Digital Services & Partner at Ballantine, Speaker, Entrepreneur [caption id="attachment_26219" align="alignright" width="150"] Ryan Cote[/caption] Ryan Cote the Director of Digital Services and Partner at Ballantine, a third generation family-owned direct mail and digital marketing company based out of Fairfield, NJ. He has been with Ballantine since 2003, a family-owned business started in 1966 by his grandfather and great-uncle. He currently manages the growing digital marketing division, primarily responsible for sales and strategy. Ryan came from a family of entrepreneurs. Ballantine is a print and digital marketing agency that works with small business as well as established Fortune 500 companies. Even in college and beyond, Ryan would sell things on eBay, he had his own e-commerce store selling piano lamps and did affiliate marketing for a number of years. Ryan has always had this drive to create things from scratch and then turn them into a revenue stream. In short, entrepreneurship is one of his passions.       ...

http://www.cyberears.com/cybrss/31716.mp3   John Gattuso - Founder and Chief Executive Officer of FIXD [caption id="attachment_26283" align="alignright" width="150"] John Gattuso[/caption] John Gattuso is the chief executive officer of FIXD, directing and overseeing the overall growth and strategy of the company. Prior to FIXD, John was a mechanical engineering co-op at GE Aviation and worked on multiple projects including for Delta Airlines and the military during his time there. He holds a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from Georgia Institute of Technology. The FIXD sensor easily connects with your car’s OBD-II port. When that check engine light is on, you open the FIXD app and it tells you exactly what is wrong with your car. When you take your car in for repairs, you know exactly what the problem is and how much it should cost, so you don’t get swindled by your local mechanic. [social_icons type='circle_social' icon='fa-twitter' use_custom_size='yes' size='fa-2x' custom_size='' link='https://twitter.com/fixd_app' target='_blank' icon_color='#D3D3D3' icon_hover_color='#D3D3D3' background_color='' background_hover_color='314b86' background_color_transparency='' border_width='' border_color='' border_hover_color='' icon_margin='' /][social_icons type='circle_social' icon='fa-facebook' use_custom_size='yes' size='fa-2x' custom_size='' link='https://www.facebook.com/fixdapp' target='_blank' icon_color='#D3D3D3' icon_hover_color='#D3D3D3' background_color='' background_hover_color='314b86' background_color_transparency='' border_width='' border_color='' border_hover_color='' icon_margin='' /]   Alex Vorobieff -  CEO of The Vorobieff Company and Author of Transform Your Company: Escape Frustration, Align Your Business, and Get Your Life Back  [caption id="attachment_26284" align="alignright" width="150"] Alex Vorobieff[/caption] Alex Vorobieff is the founder and CEO of The Vorobieff Company, a premier business-consulting organization. A highly sought-after speaker and business alignment coach, Alex has helped scores of business owners replace chaos with clarity and finally attain the success they’ve always imagined. His methods eliminate frustration and find the unique starting line that propels companies past frustration and into success. In addition to solving thorny business problems, Alex enjoys pursuing his hobby of photography. He decided to write his first book, Transform Your Company: Escape Frustration, Align Your Business, and Get Your Life Back because something was missing from the business lexicon and business school curricula. The subject and term missing were Business Alignment Tools. Alex worked for more than a decade as a clean-up CFO for many entrepreneurial companies. He realized he was often just treating the financial symptoms of bigger organizational issues and the best tools to resolve them had no accepted name. They were more than planning or management systems. Alex set out to define the Business Alignment Tool world to help business leaders see which tools to use and in what order to remove the dysfunction from their businesses. [social_icons type='circle_social' icon='fa-twitter' use_custom_size='yes' size='fa-2x' custom_size='' link='https://twitter.com/avorobieff' target='_blank' icon_color='#D3D3D3' icon_hover_color='#D3D3D3' background_color='' background_hover_color='314b86' background_color_transparency='' border_width='' border_color='' border_hover_color='' icon_margin='' /]   Gordon Marino PhD - Professor of Philosophy and Director of the Hong Kierkegaard Library at St. Olaf College and Author of The Existentialist's Survival Guide: How to Live Authentically in an Inauthentic Age [caption id="attachment_26285" align="alignright" width="134"] Gordon Marino[/caption] Dr. Gordon Marino is Professor of Philosophy and Director of the Hong Kierkegaard Library at St. Olaf College in Northfield, Minnesota. Gordon took his doctorate from the Committee on Social Thought, University of Chicago. Before coming to St. Olaf in 1995, he taught at Harvard, Yale, and Virginia Military Institute. A recipient of the Richard J. Davis Ethics Award for excellence in writing on ethics and the law, Gordon is the author of "Kierkegaard in the Present Age," co-editor of "The Cambridge Companion to Kierkegaard," and editor of the Modern Library’s "Basic Writings of Existentialism and Ethics: The Essential Writings." In addition to his scholarly publications, Gordon’s essays have appeared in The New York Times, Newsweek, The Atlantic, Wall Street Journal, and many other national and international publications. A former boxer, Gordon has been a USA Boxing coach since 1995. He was the head coach of boxing at Virginia Military Institute and currently trains both amateurs and professionals in Minnesota. He is also an award-winning boxing writer for among other venues, the Wall Street Journal.      ...

http://www.cyberears.com/cybrss/31713.mp3   Jantoon Reigersman - CFO of the Leaf Group and Author of Straight Talk for Startups: 100 Insider Rules for Beating the Odds--From Mastering the Fundamentals to Selecting Investors, Fundraising, Managing Boards, and Achieving Liquidity [caption id="attachment_26172" align="alignright" width="150"] Jantoon Reigersman[/caption] Jantoon Reigersman is a seasoned financial operator with extensive experience in startups and growth companies. He serves as Chief Financial Officer of publicly traded Leaf Group (NYSE: LFGR), a diversified consumer internet company. Earlier in his career, he served as Chief Financial Officer of Ogin Inc. He was a member of Goldman Sachs’ European Special Situations Group and an investment banker at Morgan Stanley in their mergers and acquisitions team. He also initiated and led the 9000METER expedition, the first expedition to attempt 9000 vertical meters on human power by diving over 152 meters below sea level and by climbing the summit of Mount Everest at 8848 meters. He is a Fellow of the inaugural class of the Finance Leaders Fellowship and a member of the Aspen Global Leadership Network. [social_icons type='circle_social' icon='fa-twitter' use_custom_size='yes' size='fa-2x' custom_size='' link='https://twitter.com/leaf_grp' target='_blank' icon_color='#D3D3D3' icon_hover_color='#D3D3D3' background_color='' background_hover_color='314b86' background_color_transparency='' border_width='' border_color='' border_hover_color='' icon_margin='' /][social_icons type='circle_social' icon='fa-facebook' use_custom_size='yes' size='fa-2x' custom_size='' link='https://www.facebook.com/LeafGRP/' target='_blank' icon_color='#D3D3D3' icon_hover_color='#D3D3D3' background_color='' background_hover_color='314b86' background_color_transparency='' border_width='' border_color='' border_hover_color='' icon_margin='' /]   Dean Foster - Principal at DeanFosterGlobal.com and Cross-Cultural Business Expert [caption id="attachment_26173" align="alignright" width="150"] Dean Foster[/caption] Dean Foster is the Principal at Dean Foster Global Cultures and former Worldwide Director of Berlitz Cross-Cultural. Dean has played a central role in the development of the field of cross-cultural training and consulting. Dean has worked with most major Fortune 500 companies, national governments and NGOs (the United Nations and World Trade Institutes, among others), and as a guest lecturer and faculty for premier educational institutions, including Harvard Business School, Columbia University School of Business, New York University, and Darden Business School. His work has taken him to more than 100 countries. He is the host on CNN of the nationwide “Doing Business in … ” series; a frequent guest commentator on culture, global work and social issues for CNN, CNBC, the BBC and other radio and TV shows; and has been interviewed in Newsweek, USA Today, New York Times, and elsewhere. In 2012 Dean was inducted into Worldwide ERC’s prestigious “Hall of Leaders” and in 2013 he received the Forum for Expatriate Management’s acclaimed Lifetime Achievement Award. Dean has written many articles and published five books, including Bargaining Across Borders, voted as one of the top ten business books of the year by the American Library Association. As a contributing editor with National Geographic, he wrote the monthly “CultureWise” column appearing in National Geographic Traveler Magazine. Dean is on the faculty of American University's Intercultural Management Institute in Washington, DC. Dean is a frequent presenter at major international conferences related to international cultural issues. He is an active member of and speaker at the annual international conferences of Worldwide ERC©, the National Foreign Trade Council, the American Society for Training and Development (ASTD), the International Institute for Human Resources (IIHR), and other organizations. [social_icons type='circle_social' icon='fa-twitter' use_custom_size='yes' size='fa-2x' custom_size='' link='https://twitter.com/deanfostergloba' target='_blank' icon_color='#D3D3D3' icon_hover_color='#D3D3D3' background_color='' background_hover_color='314b86' background_color_transparency='' border_width='' border_color='' border_hover_color='' icon_margin='' /][social_icons type='circle_social' icon='fa-facebook' use_custom_size='yes' size='fa-2x' custom_size='' link='https://www.facebook.com/DFGlobal' target='_blank' icon_color='#D3D3D3' icon_hover_color='#D3D3D3' background_color='' background_hover_color='314b86' background_color_transparency='' border_width='' border_color='' border_hover_color='' icon_margin='' /]    ...

http://www.cyberears.com/cybrss/31711.mp3   William Parker - Co-Founder of A7 Core [caption id="attachment_26155" align="alignright" width="150"] William Parker[/caption] William Parker is the Co-Founder of A7 Core. Pioneering his own analytic-centric approach to branding, William has consulted for some of the biggest brands in the business. Proctor & Gamble, the US Marine Corps, Ford, CVS, Home Depot, and LG have benefited from his brand strategies for growth, which have fundamentally shifted consumer attitudes and behaviors. William has led multiple international marketing seminars and teaches in the City College of New York’s Branding + Integrated Communications Master’s program. A7 combats a largely unnoticed yet massively damaging form of fraud, as a couponing blockchain technology company. A7 Core created a solution that not only stops it but also streamlines the costs of creating a coupon overall. The current process to create a single coupon involves multiple entities and could cost up to 57 cents per coupon. With A7 Core, companies cut out the middleman and would spend the only 12 cents per coupon. [social_icons type='circle_social' icon='fa-twitter' use_custom_size='yes' size='fa-2x' custom_size='' link='https://twitter.com/A7Core' target='_blank' icon_color='#D3D3D3' icon_hover_color='#D3D3D3' background_color='' background_hover_color='314b86' background_color_transparency='' border_width='' border_color='' border_hover_color='' icon_margin='' /][social_icons type='circle_social' icon='fa-facebook' use_custom_size='yes' size='fa-2x' custom_size='' link='https://www.facebook.com/A7Core-205891210196146/' target='_blank' icon_color='#D3D3D3' icon_hover_color='#D3D3D3' background_color='' background_hover_color='314b86' background_color_transparency='' border_width='' border_color='' border_hover_color='' icon_margin='' /]   Gabe Greenberg - CEO of Co-Founder at GABBCON [caption id="attachment_26159" align="alignright" width="144"] Gabe Greenberg[/caption] Gabe Greenberg has over 20 years of sales and marketing leadership experience. A passionate leader and outspoken advocate of the Advanced TV marketplace, Gabe serves as CEO and Co-Founder of GABBCON, Global Audience Based Buying Conference and Consultancy. In this role, Gabe and his team are actively changing the face of Audience-Based Buying by bringing standards, content and education to the industry by delivering audience-based buying consulting and the industries first event series dedicated to audience-based buying. Prior to GABBCON, Gabe was General Manager of Advanced and Programmatic TV for The Trade Desk where he leads the sales and business development of TTD's TV product. Prior to TTD, Gabe was Chief Strategy Officer at Delivery Agent responsible for the company’s advanced television and digital sales/marketing. At DA Gabe delivered the industries first interactive Super Bowl ad. Gabe has also held Marketing leadership positions at Microsoft and ADT and leadership positions at RGM Group, Vibrant Media, Autobytel, Bigfoot Interactive and Next Generation Network. Gabe has delivered more than $1BN in media revenue during his career. As a recognized expert on digital media and marketing, Gabe has been featured in AdAge, Adweek, BBC News, Biz Report, iMedia Connection, & MediaPost and has spoken at premier industry events in North America and Europe including Chrysler Global Marketing Summit, DMA, ENG, eTail, iab, Microsoft WPC, OMMA, JD Power Automotive Roundtable and is an active Coleman Research Group Executive Forum Member. [social_icons type='circle_social' icon='fa-twitter' use_custom_size='yes' size='fa-2x' custom_size='' link='https://twitter.com/gabbcon?lang=en' target='_blank' icon_color='#D3D3D3' icon_hover_color='#D3D3D3' background_color='' background_hover_color='314b86' background_color_transparency='' border_width='' border_color='' border_hover_color='' icon_margin='' /]   Due Quach - Author of Calm Clarity: How to Use Science to Rewire Your Brain for Greater Wisdom, Fulfillment, and Joy, Social Entrepreneur, CEO & Founder, Calm Clarity Mindful Leadership Program; Founding Chair, Collective Success [caption id="attachment_26157" align="alignright" width="150"] Due Quach[/caption] Due Quach (pronounced “Zway Kwok”) is a social entrepreneur, neuroscience and mindfulness expert, and author. A refugee from Vietnam who grew up in inner-city Philadelphia, Due overcame the long-term effects of poverty and trauma by turning to neuroscience and developing “mind hacking” techniques. These techniques enabled her to graduate from Harvard College and the Wharton MBA Program, build a successful career in management consulting and private equity investments and create pioneering social ventures. Due is the CEO and founder of Calm Clarity (calmclarity.org), a social enterprise that integrates science and mindfulness to help people master their mind and be their best self. She designed the Calm Clarity Program to make mindful leadership accessible to people of all backgrounds and now delivers Calm Clarity workshops to inner-city teenagers, college students, workforce development programs, professionals, and corporate executives. [social_icons type='circle_social' icon='fa-twitter' use_custom_size='yes' size='fa-2x' custom_size='' link='https://twitter.com/calmclarityorg' target='_blank' icon_color='#D3D3D3' icon_hover_color='#D3D3D3' background_color='' background_hover_color='314b86' background_color_transparency='' border_width='' border_color='' border_hover_color='' icon_margin='' /][social_icons type='circle_social' icon='fa-facebook' use_custom_size='yes' size='fa-2x' custom_size='' link='https://www.facebook.com/calmclarity' target='_blank' icon_color='#D3D3D3' icon_hover_color='#D3D3D3' background_color='' background_hover_color='314b86' background_color_transparency='' border_width='' border_color='' border_hover_color='' icon_margin='' /]      ...

http://www.cyberears.com/cybrss/31712.mp3   Randy Komisar – Partner at Kleiner Perkins and Author of Straight Talk for Startups: 100 Insider Rules for Beating the Odds–From Mastering the Fundamentals to Selecting Investors, Fundraising, Managing Boards, and Achieving Liquidity [caption id="attachment_25929" align="alignright" width="150"] Randy Komisar[/caption] Randy Komisar is the co-author of Straight Talk for Startups (HarperBusiness; 2018). He is a venture capitalist with decades of experience with startups. He is the author of the best-selling book The Monk and the Riddle, about the heart and soul of entrepreneurship, as well as numerous articles on leadership and startups. He is also the co-author of Getting to Plan B, on managing innovation, and I F**king Love that Company, on building consumer brands. He taught entrepreneurship at Stanford University and is a frequent lecturer at universities, as well as a regular keynote speaker on entrepreneurship, innovation and leadership. He joined Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers in 2005 to focus on early stage ventures. Prior to that he created the role of “Virtual CEO” to partner with entrepreneurs to help them and their businesses achieve their potential, serving as Virtual CEO for such startups as WebTV and GlobalGiving. He was a co-founder of Claris Corp., and served as CEO for LucasArts Entertainment and Crystal Dynamics. Randy was a founding director of TiVo and Nest. He served as CFO of GO Corp. and as senior counsel for Apple, following a private practice in technology law. He has also served on dozens of private and public company boards and advises such organizations as Road Trip Nation and the Orrick Women’s Leadership Board.     Kirk Deis - Founder and CEO of Treehouse51.com and TheBugSquasher.com [caption id="attachment_26152" align="alignright" width="150"] Kirk Deis[/caption] Kirk Deis is the CEO of Opportunities @ TREEHOUSE 51. Kirk has worked every type of marketing gig you can think of -- from web design to PPC, to copywriting, He is a Marketing Guru and launched a creative digital agency - www.Treehouse51.com. Their core solutions are Web Design & Support, PPC Management, Email Marketing, Content Creation, Hosting, & Video Production. He loves making new professional acquaintances. He also recently launched a new piece of bug tracking software that is a great business model too.        ...

http://www.cyberears.com/cybrss/31690.mp3   Professor Marc Gruber PhD. - Author of Where to Play: 3 steps for discovering your most valuable market opportunities [caption id="attachment_25907" align="alignright" width="150"] Dr. Marc Gruber[/caption] Marc Gruber is a world-leading researcher in the domain of innovation, entrepreneurship and technology commercialization.  He is Vice President for Innovation at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (EPFL) in Lausanne, Switzerland, where he also is the Chair of Entrepreneurship & Technology Commercialisation.  He works as the Deputy Editor for the #1 empirical research journal in management, the Academy of Management Journal, and he received multiple ‘Thought Leader’ awards for his breakthrough research.  Marc is actively engaged in teaching, consulting, and executive training programs in Europe, the United States, and Asia, and regularly acts as a jury member in start-up and corporate entrepreneurship competitions across Europe.   Michele Molitor - Confidence Coach and Co-Author of Breakthrough Healing: Insights and wisdom into the power of alternative medicine [caption id="attachment_25900" align="alignright" width="150"] Michele Molitor[/caption] Michele Molitor is the CEO of Nectar Consulting, Inc. Working with executives and entrepreneurs worldwide, Michele brings over 25 years of experience, strategic business savvy and intuitive insights to her clients. Her unique inside-out approach is a culmination of years of study in the realms of emotional intelligence, neuroscience, physics, psychology, sales, marketing and spiritual teachings to help catalyze shifts in your thinking, eliminate mental/emotional blocks and rewire your brain for greater confidence and success. As a nationally recognized speaker, certified executive coach, certified rapid transformational therapist, consultant, trainer, best selling author, former radio show host and dot-com survivor, Michele’s passion for helping others hone their leadership skills is conveyed through all aspects of her work and writing. She has co-authored 3 books and has a variety of published articles on CNN, SelfGrowth, Lifehack and The Mogul Mom. Known for her engaging and interactive presentations and training, she'll have you sitting on the edge of your seat as you learn new ideas and practices to enhance your EQ, up to the level your leadership and find more meaning in your work.   Dr. Michelle R. Weise - SVP of Workforce Strategies at Strada Education Network and Chief Innovation Officer at Strada Institute for the Future of Work [caption id="attachment_25913" align="alignright" width="150"] Dr. Michelle R. Weise[/caption] Michelle R. Weise is the SVP of Workforce Strategies at Strada Education Network and Chief Innovation Officer at Strada Institute for the Future of Work. She leads the organization’s workforce alignment initiatives as well as innovation and thought leadership priorities. Strada Education is a national nonprofit dedicated to improving lives by strengthening the pathways between education and employment. Michelle works with CEOs of start-ups, foundation heads, and institutional leaders across the U.S. She is a senior advisor for Entangled Solutions and serves on the Commission on the Future of Undergraduate Education for the American Academy of Arts and Sciences as well as on the advisory board of Village Capital. She is a columnist for EdSurge and the former Chief Innovation Officer of Sandbox ColLABorative, the research and development lab of strategy and innovation at Southern New Hampshire University. She co-authored the book, "Hire Education: Mastery, Modularization, and the Workforce Revolution" with Clayton Christensen while serving as the Senior Research Fellow in higher education at the Clayton Christensen Institute for Disruptive Innovation. She has also served as the Vice President of Academic Affairs for Fidelis Education and taught at Skidmore College and Stanford University. Michelle is a former Fulbright Scholar and a graduate of Harvard and Stanford. Her commentaries and research have been featured in The Economist, The Wall Street Journal, Harvard Business Review, Bloomberg Businessweek, The Boston Globe, and PBS Newshour.     ...

http://www.cyberears.com/cybrss/31691.mp3   Ajay Goel - Founder and Developer of GMass [caption id="attachment_25891" align="alignright" width="150"] Ajay Goel[/caption] Ajay Goel is the founder and developer of GMass, a mass email marketing system for Gmail. It is a three-year-old fully bootstrapped company that has more than 100,000 users. Ajay has a really interesting entrepreneurial journey. He gave up his spot in medical school at Case Western to pursue his software dreams. Right out of college, he started his own web development company, which he eventually grew to 20 employees. While running that company, he created JangoMail, an email marketing platform. He grew it over 10 years eventually selling it to a private equity firm.   Jeremy Segal - Director of Green Candle Inc. Jeremy Segal is the director of Green Candle Inc. Green Candle steps in to fill the void in cryptocurrency Dash ecosystem, offering escrow services for proposals. Green Candle provides escrow services for the Dash proposal system, operating as a step between proposal owners and the treasury to ensure funds are secured, converted if need be, and distributed upon the receipt of project deliverables, including all the legal and structural factors applying to these steps. To date, Green Candle has managed a number of proposals, including the Great American Pilgrimage, the newest iteration of Dash Aerosports, full integration into the General Bytes product lineup, and most recently Bellator MMA World Welterweight Champion Rory MacDonald. Jeremy sees Green Candle growing to foster a number of relationships with the Dash network over the coming years.   Dr. Shawn Jones - head and neck surgeon and Author of Finding Heart In Art: A Surgeon's Renaissance Approach To Healing Modern Medical Burnout [caption id="attachment_25893" align="alignright" width="150"] Dr. Shawn Jones[/caption] Dr. Shawn C. Jones is a board-certified Otolaryngologist (Head and Neck Surgeon) trained in robotic surgery. He is the senior and founding member of his specialty group, Purchase ENT, which he began in 1995. He was president of the Kentucky Medical Association (KMA) from 2011 to 2012, serving on the board of trustees for over fifteen years. In 2016, he was honored with the association’s Distinguished Service Award. He serves on KMA’s American Medical Association delegation and was recently elected president of the Kentucky Foundation for Medical Care. He regularly uses his expertise to help the underserved on medical mission trips previously traveling to Romania, Kenya, and Honduras.     ...

http://www.cyberears.com/cybrss/31692.mp3     Barbara E. Kahn PhD - Wharton Professor and Author of The Shopping Revolution: How Successful Retailers Win Customers in an Era of Endless Disruption [caption id="attachment_25888" align="alignright" width="150"] Dr. Barbara Kahn[/caption] Barbara E. Kahn is the Patty and Jay J. Baker Professor of Marketing at The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. She served two terms as the Director of the Jay H. Baker Retailing Center. Prior to rejoining Wharton, she served as the Dean and Schein Family Chair Professor of Marketing at the School of Business Administration, University of Miami, Fla. Previously, she spent 17 years at Wharton as Silberberg Professor of Marketing. She was also Vice Dean of the Wharton Undergraduate program. Barbara is an internationally recognized scholar on retailing, variety seeking, brand loyalty, product assortment and design, and consumer and patient decision-making. She has published more than 75 articles in leading academic journals. She is the author of The Shopping Revolution: How Successful Retailers Win Customers in an Era of Endless Disruption. She also authored Global Brand Power: Leveraging Branding for Long-Term Growth and co-authored Grocery Revolution: The New Focus on the Consumer. Barbara has been elected president of Association for Consumer Research, elected president of Journal of Consumer Research (JCR) Policy Board and selected as a Marketing Science Institute Trustee. She was also an Associate Editor at JCR, Journal of Marketing, and Marketing Science. She recently was elected as a Fellow for both the Association of Consumer Research and the Society of Consumer Psychology.   Jennifer Turnage - Cofounder of myBeeHyve and Author of Honey, You Got This!: Technology Made Easy for Network Marketers (Volume 1) [caption id="attachment_25882" align="alignright" width="150"] Jennifer Turnage[/caption] Jennifer Turnage is a serial entrepreneur with more than 25 years of experience in the technology and professional services industries, including ten years with PricewaterhouseCoopers, followed by serving as the chief financial officer for several investor-backed software companies. Jennifer and Megan Sumrell are co-founders of myBeeHyve, a woman-run software company that designs innovative productivity solutions for network marketers and direct sales entrepreneurs. She has previous experience as Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of eight investor-backed software-as-a-service (SaaS) companies with five liquidity events. Also served as Vice President, International and General Manager, International of ChannelAdvisor; Founder and Managing Partner of TechCXO RTP; Senior Manager with PricewaterhouseCoopers and commercial loan administration with BB&T.   Marie-Hélène Sicard - Vice President of Marketing and Strategic Planning, Corporate Services at Sodexo North America [caption id="attachment_25886" align="alignright" width="150"] Marie-Hélène Sicard[/caption] Gen Z is reported to be more than 60 million strong in the U.S., making up 25.9 percent of the current population and 2017 marked the first full year with Generation Z in the workforce.  These new employees, born after 1995, have set their sights on becoming future movers and shakers and have new expectations around technology and a preference for the work-life blend.  Organizations need to understand Gen Z’s workplace preferences to effectively integrate these newcomers and create an intergenerational dialogue that enables all employees to be the best they can be. Sodexo’s 2018 Global Workplace Trends Report was shaped by interviews with leaders from different client segments, ranging from academia to civil society. Since joining Sodexo in June 1998, Marie-Hélène has held several senior positions such as Senior Marketing Director in Canada before joining Sodexo France in January 2008 as Executive Vice President, Marketing. Marie-Hélène returned to her hometown of Montreal in 2011 as Senior Vice President of Operations and was responsible for leading teams in designing and implementing Quality of Life Services central to the performance and growth of individuals and organizations throughout the Quebec region. In September 2013, she was promoted to the position of Senior Vice President, Corporate Services for all of Canada.  In September 2016, she was once again promoted to Executive Vice President of Marketing and Strategic Planning for North America. Marie-Hélène has served on several Sodexo committees such as the Marketing Group Committee, the Better Tomorrow Plan Committee which guides and coordinates the worldwide sustainable development strategy, as well as the World Market Education Committee. Marie-Hélène is also a founding member of SWIFt, Sodexo Women's International Forum for talent, which brings together senior leaders from around the world in support of Gender Balance initiatives. A current Board member of the Center for Women in Montreal, Marie-Hélène also served 3 years on the Board of Directors of the Board of Trade of Metropolitan Montreal.  She is an active member of the Young Presidents’ Organization (YPO) for the past 5 years, Marie-Hélène is also proud to be a godmother to Le Chaînon, a social assistance organization supporting women in difficulty.     ...