09 Jun June 9, 2015 – Serial Entrepreneur K.P. Reddy & Defending Selfishness Peter Schwartz
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K.P. Reddy – Serial Entrepreneur, CEO of SoftWear Automation and Author of BIM for Building Owners and Developers: Making a Business Case for Using BIM on Projects
K.P. Reddy is a Startup Catalyst, helping organizations accelerate through coaching and programs such as Startup Weekend, Customer Discovery Classes, Accelerators and Hackathons. These can range from one day to six week cohorts, depending on the needs and timeline. Corporate clients like CocaCola, Cox Communications and ATDC (one of the top Startup accelerators in the country) have run his programs and benefited from his coaching. In 2012, K.P. published BIM for Building Owners and Developers, a book on the adoption of advanced technology in the infrastructure space. He is highly sought after due to his candid counsel to both startups and Fortune 1000 companies alike, and he has spoken to IBM, Coca-Cola, UPS, Cox Communications, Autodesk, Harvard, Georgia Institute of Technology, Vanderbilt, Stanford, Emory, and San Jose State. Innovative and witty, K.P. speaks to leaders with intriguing topics such as: Your Culture Sucks Because You Suck, Why Big Companies Can’t Innovate, Disruption Is Not A Marketing Campaign, Why You’re Not a CEO, Yet… and Why Every Recent Grad Should Work at a Startup. Watch show guest Bishop Rodney Sampson interview K.P. below….
Peter Schwartz – Author of In Defense of Selfishness: Why the Code of Self-Sacrifice is Unjust and Destructive and Distinguished Fellow at Ayn Rand Institute
Peter Schwartz is the author of In Defense of Selfishness: Why the Code of Self-Sacrifice Is Unjust and Destructive and is the former chairman of the board, and currently a distinguished fellow, of the Ayn Rand Institute in Irvine, California. He writes and lectures extensively on topics ranging from ethics and political philosophy to environmentalism and multiculturalism. Peter is the author of The Foreign Policy of Self-Interest: A Moral Ideal for America (ARI Press), Libertarianism: The Perversion of Liberty (ARI Press) and The Battle for Laissez-Faire Capitalism (Intellectual Activist). He was the founding editor and publisher of The Intellectual Activist (1979 – 1991), a periodical that covered political/social issues from a pro-individual rights orientation. From 1987 – 2003 he was president and editor-in-chief of Second Renaissance Books, a publisher and distributor of titles promoting the value of reason, individualism, science, technology and capitalism. In addition, he is the editor and contributing author of Ayn Rand’s Return of the Primitive: The Anti-Industrial Revolution (Meridian), and co-editor of Objectively Speaking: Ayn Rand Interviewed (Lexington Books).