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http://www.cyberears.com/cybrss/31736.mp3   Josh Elledge -  Navy veteran, newspaper columnist, and founder of UpMyInfluence.com  [caption id="attachment_26224" align="alignright" width="150"] Josh Elledge[/caption] Josh Elledge is Navy veteran, newspaper columnist, and founder of UpMyInfluence.com - the site helps turn entrepreneurs into media celebrities increasing their authority, influence, and revenue. He also founded SavingsAngel.com, which has grossed more than $6M in sales of less than $500 in advertising. He’s focused on helping entrepreneurs attract the perfect audience through influence and authority. With a little bit of his own PR fairy dust (thanks to Josh's U.S. Navy journalist experience), he became an influencer with his own digital consumer advocacy & lifestyle brand.   Ralph Welborn - CEO of CapImpact and Author of Topple: The End of the Firm-Based Strategy and the Rise of New Models for Explosive Growth [caption id="attachment_26267" align="alignright" width="150"] Ralph Welborn[/caption] Ralph Welborn has spent over twenty-five years providing business and technology advisory services to both private and public sector organizations globally. He has held a variety of leadership positions, including CEO of Imaginatik, the market-leading innovation advisory, and platform company; leader of IBM's Strategy & Transformation business in the Middle East and Africa; senior vice president at KPMG Consulting; as well as a co-founder of an e-commerce company. The common thread in much of Ralph's work is the design and deployment of new business models to capture explosive growth. His work draws from both wicked problems and works in healthcare transformation, new models of public-private partnerships, and digital banking. He has a bachelor's and master's degree in global public policy and a Ph.D. in philosophy of science from Boston University.   Howard Ross - Founder at Cook Ross, Inc. and Author of Our Search for Belonging: How Our Need to Connect Is Tearing Us Apart [caption id="attachment_26624" align="alignright" width="150"] Howard Ross[/caption] Howard J. Ross is the founder and chief learning officer of Cook Ross, a diversity, and inclusion consulting company. He’s considered one of the world’s seminal thought leaders on identifying and addressing Unconscious Bias. He is one of the nation’s leading diversity consultants and a nationally recognized expert on diversity, leadership, and organizational change. 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.      ...

http://www.cyberears.com/cybrss/31733.mp3   David Johnson - CEO and co-founder Genexa™ [caption id="attachment_26567" align="alignright" width="150"] David Johnson[/caption] David Johnson is the CEO and co-founder of Genexa™, the healthier medicine. Genexa is the worlds first pharmaceutical company using patent-pending technology to create a cleaner, over-the-counter (OTC) medicines free of harmful, synthetic inactive ingredients. Founded in 2014, Genexa introduced the first USDA Certified Organic and Non-GMO Project Verified over-the-counter medicines to the market. Genexa is a certified B Corporation, dedicated to accountability, transparency, and using business as a force for good. Committed to sustainability, all product packaging is certified BioPreferred, made of renewable biological ingredients, derived from plants and other sustainable materials. Genexas products can be purchased on genexahealth.com, CVS, GNC, Sprouts and additional health retailers. His first business was selling avocados in South Florida at the age of 9. This was the beginning of David’s self-education in learning the value of money, hard work and the successful operation of a business. Over the years, he understood that there were other business models and opportunities that would lead to greater profits and margins. His next venture was a cleaning company that serviced doctor’s offices. He then started a startup magnet company providing small businesses an opportunity to advertise. Following that, David pursued his passion for food preparation and design by attending culinary school. Subsequently, he held positions as assistant and Head chef where he was exposed to the demands of creating a systematized and organized team. These exact skills were further tested when David joined the army.  David earned placement in the elite paratroopers unit. He has applied many lessons learned in the army to his life in business.  These include esprit De corps, his refined leadership skills and clear communication which enhances his team's production. He embraces unforeseen challenges with logic and drive. Upon finishing his service in the army, David moved to Los Angeles to manage the operations of Sentry Financial Services, a successful and well-established wealth preservation and strategy firm.  Through his management, sales tripled. Now, David is pursuing his dream of making something for the greater good of everyone around him. Born & raised to naturopathic & chiropractic physicians, he has been involved in natural healthcare his entire life, he was an early investor in the successful supplement brand Xymogen. His passion for natural and effective organic medicine led to his desire to lead Genexa, while his culinary skills have helped shape the taste and texture of Genexa medicines. Genexa is about making medicine healthier while being effective and safe.   Kevin Monaghan - Founder and Director of Intuitive Compensation Group. [caption id="attachment_26177" align="alignright" width="150"] Kevin Monaghan[/caption] Kevin Monaghan is the Founder and Director of Intuitive Compensation Group. Educated at Siena College in Albany, and Bond Uni in Australia, Kevin began his career in Rochester, N.Y. for a highly successful financial planning practice where he worked alongside his father in deferred compensation. Kevin then moved to Baltimore, where he traded stocks, bonds, options, and commodities at T.Rowe Price. He returned to Financial Planning when he moved to China and spent 7 years building one of the largest Financial Expat Consulting firms that were purchased by the deVere Group. Currently based in Charlotte, N.C., Kevin founded Intuitive Compensation Group where he uses his skills of working with American business owners and Chinese partners to inform owners and partners in the US of strategies to help protect, incentivize, and compensate other owners and/or key employees. Today, Kevin makes live appearances all over the country and helps business owners, partnerships, business brokers (buyers & sellers), and key employees align their goals with workable compensation models that incentivize over time without running into some of the roadblocks of giving away equity, or being stuck with a minority stake in a company where you can’t control dividend distribution.   Anne Sugar - Executive coach, and Speaker [caption id="attachment_26179" align="alignright" width="150"] Anne Sugar[/caption] Anne Sugar is an Executive coach, and Speaker who has advised top leaders advised top leaders at companies including TripAdvisor and Havas. She is an executive coach for Harvard Business School Executive Education and has guest lectured at MIT.  Prior to becoming an executive coach more than a decade ago, Anne served as a senior leader in the advertising industry, where she oversaw a team of 75 employees as SVP of Media at Digitas. She managed media planning for Fortune 500 clients including General Motors, Federal Express, and Delta. She draws on her extensive management experience, as well as her in-depth training in coaching methodology, to advise senior executives and high performers transitioning into leadership roles. Anne is also a contributor to Harvard Business Review.    ...

http://www.cyberears.com/cybrss/31728.mp3   Naima Atti - Founder of NINI [caption id="attachment_26308" align="alignright" width="150"] Naima Atti[/caption] NINI, meaning delicious in Kotokoli, is a drink on a mission: to make an African drink in the USA that fuels the body and the spirit and helps build a better world. Inspired by West African drink recipes featuring ingredients like hibiscus and lemongrass, NINI A Sip of Africa offers a taste from a continent rich in culture and history and gives back, with each purchase supporting women entrepreneurs in Togo, West Africa. NINI is the realization of Founder Naima Attis. Her lifelong dream was to create a drink that brings people together and build a business that is founded on a mission for change. Naima's story begins as a little girl growing up in West Africa, where she would sell beverages alongside other traditional African foods outside her family home. After living in Libreville, Gabon, Togo, Ghana, Benin, and Nigeria, she and her family settled in New York City. Naima loved New York vibrant, energetic culture but found that a connection to Africa was missing. Naima decided to combine her love of crafting authentic juices with her desire to celebrate African culture, and NINI was born: healthy, flavorful beverages inspired by her homeland, handcrafted in her new home, New York.     Mark Podolsky - Managing Member of Land Geek Enterprises and Managing Director of Frontier Properties [caption id="attachment_26262" align="alignright" width="150"] Mark J. Podolsky[/caption] Mark J. Podolsky (AKA The Land Geek) is widely considered the Country’s most trusted and foremost authority on buying and selling raw, undeveloped land within the United States. He has been actively investing in Real Estate and Raw Land since 2001 and has completed over 5,000 unique transactions. Mark’s company, Frontier Equity Properties, LLC, is an A+ rated BBB real estate company. Mark has achieved this level of success largely due to his core business philosophy – “Happy Customers Guaranteed.” Mark is the host of one of the top-rated podcast in the Investing Category on iTunes aptly title The Best Passive Income Model. He is also the host of the Land Geek Podcast- Work Smart. Earn More. Learn How.   Mark Samuel -  CEO and Accountability Consultant at IMPAQ Corporation and Author of B State: A New Roadmap for Bold Leadership, Brave Culture, and Breakthrough Results [caption id="attachment_26263" align="alignright" width="150"] Mark Samuel[/caption] Mark Samuel is the President and Founder of IMPAQ, an award-winning international consulting firm providing coaching and consulting with an emphasis on Corporate and Personal Accountability. He is also the author of the acclaimed "Creating the Accountable Organization" and, "Making Yourself Indispensable: The Power of Personal Accountability," which was recently named Best New Business Book by the International Book Awards. An Independent Consultant, Educator and Speaker since 1978, Mark has gained a reputation for masterfully demonstrating how Accountability can improve a company's bottom line. He teaches organizations of every stripe to thrive in the competitive 21st-century global marketplace through results-oriented management based upon the practice of Accountability. CNBC, Bloomberg and Fortune Magazine have recognized him as a top authority on how companies can end blame in the ranks and create a place where people want to work because they can produce results. Mark's work has affected long-term positive, profitable improvement in companies worldwide, including Chevron Corporation, American Express, Genentech, Baptist Healthcare, Honda Corporation, Texas Instruments, Winnipeg Regional Health Authority, AMGEN, The Royal Bank of Canada, Baxter Pharmaceuticals, The University of California at Berkeley, General Dynamics, Michelin Tires, and Siemens.      ...

http://www.cyberears.com/cybrss/31725.mp3   Dr. Dileep Rao - Professor and Author of  "Nothing Ventured Everything Gained" [caption id="attachment_26090" align="alignright" width="150"] Dr. Dileep Rao[/caption] Dr. Dileep Rao is an entrepreneurial columnist for Forbes.com, author of books for the American Management Association and the New York Times, and adjunct professor at the U of Minnesota. Previously, he was the managing director of five turnaround companies and has financed 450 startups, growing businesses, and real estate projects. Dileep was the chairman of one corporation and a director of emerging ventures and financial institutions. Dileep consults with entrepreneurs, managers, governments, corporations and development financiers in venture development, and assists financial institutions in business financing programs. Dileep has been an adjunct professor teaching New Business Formation and Development and Venture Financing in MBA programs in the U.S., Europe, and Asia. He is a three-time winner of the Outstanding MBA Teacher of the Year and won the 2008 Excellence in Teaching Award. Dileep has also written nationally acclaimed business reference books including "Finance Any Business Intelligently™", "Business Financing: 25 Keys to Raising Money" (New York Times Pocket MBA Series, N.Y.) and the "Handbook of Business Finance & Capital Sources" (Co-Publisher: American Management Association, New York, NY).   Chris Moschovitis - Founder of www.tmg-emedia.com, Cybersecurity Expert and Author of Cybersecurity Program Development for Business: The Essential Planning Guide [caption id="attachment_26258" align="alignright" width="150"] Chris Moschovitis[/caption] Chris Moschovitis was Director of Academic Computing at Pratt Institute and was Vice President of Information Technology for the O’Connor Group. In 1989, Chris started his own company called the Information Technology Management Group (www.tmgr.com)  focusing on providing independent technology management expertise and outsourcing services. TMG expanded its Internet offerings in 2004 by investing in emedia (www.emediaweb.com)  a prominent, award-winning, and internationally acclaimed interactive software development firm, forming tmg-emedia (www.tmg-emedia.com). Today, tmg-emedia is one of the premier independent consulting firms in the country. Chris is the co-author of the critically acclaimed “History of the Internet: 1843 to the Present” as well as a contributor to the “Encyclopedia of Computers and Computer History” and the “Encyclopedia of New Media.” He is both cybersecurity certified (CSX, CISM) and IT Governance (CGEIT), as well as an active member of ISACA, ISSA, IEEE, and AMA.   Dr. Hitendra Wadhwa - Professor of Practice at Columbia Business School and Founder of the Institute for Personal Leadership (IPL) [caption id="attachment_26099" align="alignright" width="150"] Dr. Hitendra Wadhwa[/caption] Hitendra Wadhwa researches, codifies and teaches the “Inner Mastery, Outer Impact” principles that underlie his work on Personal Leadership. He serves as Professor of Practice at Columbia Business School, where his class Personal Leadership & Success has been the most popular leadership elective for many years, earning him the Dean’s Award for Teaching Excellence and the Executive-MBA Commitment to Excellence Award. He created the Five Pillars of Personal Leadership, which are Purpose, Wisdom, Love, Growth and Self-Realization. Based on his research and teaching, Hitendra founded the Institute for Personal Leadership, currently serving as President.    ...

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. 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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. 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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.        ...