June 15, 2016 – Chris Dessi w Silverback Social & Jim Stone with Plymouth Rock Company

June 15, 2016 – Chris Dessi w Silverback Social & Jim Stone with Plymouth Rock Company

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Chris Dessi – CEO of Silverback Social, Columnist at Inc. and Author of Remarkable You: Build a Personal Brand and Take Charge of Your Career

Chris Dessi, author of 3 award winning books, is also the CEO of Silverback Social and loves helping people realize how powerful social media can be to create your personal brand, generate awareness & sales through social media channels. He was selected by the Business Council of Westchester’s 40 under 40. His first post on his personal brand earned him $260,000, and he created the first digital summit in Westchester, NY, which Forbes named as one of the “Conferences That Will Keep You Ahead Of Marketing Trends This Year.” His first book, Your World is Exploding, shot to Amazon’s #1 hot new releases in its first two weeks. Chris is a Smart CEO Future 50 award winner, a Hermes Creative Awards 2015 Platinum Winner, and his startup, Silverback Social, was named by Founders Grid as one of the 50 New York Startups You Absolutely Must Know About.
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Dr. James Stone – Author of Five Easy Theses: Commonsense Solutions to America’s Greatest Economic Challengesand CEO of Plymouth Rock Company

Jim Stone was on the show a month ago, and I enjoyed him so much, I asked him back. Jim is the founder, Chairman and CEO of the Plymouth Rock group of companies. Jim began his career by teaching economics, after earning a Ph.D. in economics at Harvard. He served as Massachusetts Insurance Commissioner from 1975 to 1979 and then as Chairman and Commissioner of the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission for four years. On his return from Washington, he founded Plymouth Rock. He is a former member of the Board of Directors of the Boston Globe, and currently serves as Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors of Global Post, a web-based international news service. Jim is a member of the Board of Directors of two non-profit organizations, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory and Management Sciences for Health, for which he serves as Chairman of the Board. Jim has served as an advisor to governments in three developing countries, and he has authored a book and numerous articles on insurance and finance.

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And as promised on the show, links to two videos on Passion I think are worth watching….

Stop searching for your passion” by Terri Trespicio at TEDxKC

Don’t Follow Your Passion” by Mike Rowe of Dirty Jobs

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