04 Nov November 4, 2015 – Go-Giver John David Mann & Bootstrapping to 600k Walker Peek
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John David Mann – Serial Entrepreneur and Co-Author of The Go-Giver, Expanded Edition: A Little Story About a Powerful Business Idea
John Mann has been creating careers since he was a teenager. At age 17, he and a few friends started their own high school! Before turning to business and journalism, he forged a successful career as a concert cellist and prize-winning composer. At 15 he was recipient of the 1969 BMI Awards to Student Composers and several New Jersey State grants for composition; his musical compositions were performed throughout the U.S. and his musical score for Aeschylus’ “Prometheus Bound” (written at age 13) was performed at the legendary amphitheater at Epidaurus, Greece, where the play was originally premiered. In his twenties and thirties he founded four companies, built a multi-million-dollar sales organization, and established several national business journals. John is an award-winning author whose writings have earned the Nautilus Award, the Axiom Business Book Award (Gold Medal), and Taiwan’s Golden Book Award for Innovation. He is coauthor of the New York Times bestsellers “The Red Circle” with Brandon Webb and “Flash Foresight” with Daniel Burrus, and the global bestseller “The Go-Giver” with Bob Burg. His books are available in two dozen languages. His 2011 “Take the Lead” (with Betsy Myers) was named by Tom Peters and the Washington Post as “best leadership book of 2011.”
Walker Peek – Bootstrapping Owner of Residential Acoustics
Walker Peek bootstrapped a business from idea to over $600,000 a year in sales, the type story we love! He created the first and only product on the market that allows you to block unwanted noise while still allowing natural light. Their products are ground-breaking solutions that will finally allow you to tune out the background noise and zone in on the things you love to do. The product line can also act as a 100% effective blackout curtain when rolled down, while significantly reducing heat loss through windows and doors. Their family of products are simple ways to solve your noise problems at a minimal expense, quickly, and without disrupting the comforts of your own home. While building his business, he still works in a number of different departments for an agile and growing engineering firm. His primary roles include Quality Engineering, Financial/Business Analyst, and Business Development.