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S2D: The Symptom to Diagnosis Podcast

S2D: The Symptom to Diagnosis Podcast presents case-based discussions of signs, symptoms, and diagnostics tests to improve clinical reasoning and evidence-based practice. Sponsored by McGraw Hill, S2D features Scott D. C. Stern, MD, FACP Professor of Medicine and Clinical Director of Clinical Pathophysiology and Therapeutics at the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine, and Adam S. Cifu, MD, FACP  Professor of Medicine and Associate Dean for Medical School Academics at the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine.

The Learning Leader Show With Ryan Hawk
454: Jim Levine - A Conversation With My Literary Agent (How To Write A Great Proposal)

The Learning Leader Show With Ryan Hawk

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 10, 2022 49:13


Read my new book, The Pursuit Of Excellence https://bit.ly/excellencehawk Full show notes at www.LearningLeader.com Text Hawk to 66866 for "Mindful Monday" Jim Levine has been a literary agent for more than 30 years. Some of his agency's clients include Ray Dalio, Scott Galloway, Jay Shetty, Gillian Flynn (author of Gone Girl), Satya Nadella (CEO of Microsoft), Tom Brady, & Giselle Bundchen among others… He also is my book agent and he brokered the deals for my book deals for both Welcome To Management AND The Pursuit of Excellence with McGraw-Hill. Notes: Early in my podcasting career, I asked all authors I recorded who the best book agent was... And many of them said, Jim Levine. "Being an agent is a continuing liberal arts education, it's an opportunity to engage with experts and thought leaders in a wide variety of fields and help shape their work to reach the broadest possible audience.” Jim has written and published 7 books and over 100 articles for professional magazines… He's won awards for his work as a writer. He's the founding director of The Fatherhood Project – A 20-year long foundation-supported initiative to increase men's involvement in childrearing in all segments of society. Jim takes us inside the process from book proposal, selling to a publisher, and ultimately getting the book published. "Being an agent is so much more than just selling the book. The relationship is so much more intimate. You have to care." Building a company and a culture of growth... The best book proposals he's read: The Master Algorithm -- Pedro Domingos Welcome To Management Smartcuts by Shane Snow Jim has spent most of his career putting together ideas, people, and money; identifying, nurturing, and marketing talent; and creating projects that make a difference. Jim graduated Phi Beta Kappa, magna cum laude from Amherst College, winning Woodrow Wilson, Fulbright, and Ford Foundation Fellowships. He holds two advanced degrees in English Literature from UC Berkeley, where he specialized in Shakespeare and modern literary criticism, and a doctorate from the Harvard Graduate School of Education, where he specialized in child development and social policy. Advice: Don't think about a job, think about skills you have and challenges you could take on… The WHO is really important - Who you work for... Be a perpetual learner Follow your curiosity Have a wide range of interests What Jim looks for when hiring – Pat Lencioni's humble, hungry, and smart – It's about helping people solve problems.

Consejo de Varón
#80 - Reflexionar de manera SANA puede CAMBIAR tu vida | Cómo lograrlo en 3 pasos

Consejo de Varón

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 3, 2022 18:06


La mayoría de las personas perseguimos la felicidad, pero muchas veces no sabemos QUE nos hace felices. Todo empieza por la mente, tu salud mental, tu rendimiento físico, etc. En este episodio de explico cómo reflexionar de una manera correcta y sana para que puedas transformar tu vida. Bibliografia Las ideas de este podcast/video fueron generadas a base de la lectura de los siguentes libros: -Patterson, Kerry. Conversaciones Cruciales - Edición revisada: Nuevas claves para gestionar con éxito situaciones críticas. McGraw-Hill, 2012. -Medina, John. Brain rules: 12 principles for surviving and thriving at work, home, and school. Pear Press, 2008. __________________________________________________ Para mejorar tu salud mediante una alimentacion balanceada y para bajar de peso, contacta a: Sureweightloss.com 3059864777 Zarit@sureweightloss.com __________________________________________________ Para aprender patriotismo real y sincero, vista la siguiente página y mira los videos: https://www.prageru.com/  Consejo de Varón: Podcast: https://consejodevaron.org/ Text | Signal | WhatsApp: +1 (334) 568-8845 Telegrama: https://t.me/consejodevaron Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/2MOP8EnbE1pwjABE5AsRlb Twitter: https://twitter.com/consejodevaron LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/68069893/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/consejodevaron/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ConsejodeVaron/

CFO Thought Leader
762: In Step With the Digital Beat | Tania Secor, CFO, R/GA

CFO Thought Leader

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 22, 2021 45:04


When CFO Tania Secor looks back at the early years of her finance career, she can't help but revisit her decision to accept a position with the McGraw-Hill Companies. For a half-dozen years, Secor had been entrenched in the private equity world, advising portfolio companies on different growth strategies and helping to complete the acquisition of a string of middle-market firms. Her new role at McGraw-Hill would not only leverage her M&A experience but also situate her within the corporate finance rank-and-file, where she grew accustomed to the cadence of tasks performed by the finance function. “I had never done a forecast myself, and I had never been through a rigorous budgeting and planning process at a $10 billion company,” explains Secor, who over the next 8 years would advance into a number of different FP&A roles before being named CFO of the magazine Businessweek, a role that would lead her to become part of a future transaction. “I came back from maternity leave and was asked to work with the leadership team to sell Businessweek,” recalls Secor, who would remain CFO of the media property after it was acquired by Bloomberg LLP. “During the transition, we had to rip our GL out of McGraw-Hill and put it into Bloomberg—and this had to have been one of the most challenging times of my career,” comments Secor, who notes that as the deal neared completion, her finance team lost its controller, which injected even more stress into the transition period.   Looking back, Secor says that she wouldn't want to relive the experience. At the same time, though, she leaves little doubt that ultimately it was the Businessweek transaction that allowed her to plant both feet on the CFO path. –Jack Sweeney  CFOTL: Tell us about R/GA … what type of company is this, what does it do, and what are its offerings today? Secor: R/GA is a digital innovation agency. We design businesses and brands for a more human future. This means that we engage strategists, technologists, creative people, and producers to develop campaigns, websites, mobile applications—any type of digital experience—for our clients, which include world-leading companies like Google, Samsung, Verizon, Nike, and 200 other firms for which we create these digital innovation experiences. We have 14 offices across the world and about 2,000 employees. We are a division of The Interpublic Group of Companies. Interpublic Group has a large portfolio of different types of agencies and PR firms. The niche into which we fall is not necessarily media buying and planning—which is “media brands”—and it doesn't necessarily have anything to do with big standard campaigns for some of what you might consider to be traditional clients. Where we come in is in working with brands that are more innovative or want to complement their campaigns with some more innovative solutions. You might see an R/GA-developed TikTok campaign where the influencer on TikTok is actually engaging with you. We may have used volume capture to take an influencer and create a beautiful digital art campaign that turns into a commercial or a website design or a mobile app. Our services and capabilities run the gamut of the more innovative creative types of digital experiences.

The Perkins Platform
On Leadership: Guilt-Free Strategies for Making Time for Yourself

The Perkins Platform

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 20, 2021 34:00


Join us on Monday, December 20 @ 5pm EST for an exciting conversation with Elizabeth Grace Saunders and her advice on how to carve out "Me-Time" with a demanding work schedule. Elizabeth is the founder and CEO of Real Life E®, a time management coaching company that empowers individuals who feel guilty, overwhelmed and frustrated to feel peaceful, confident and accomplished. She was named one of the World's Top 30 Time Management Professionals. The Christian division of her company focuses on a God-centered approach to time management through Divine Time Management Group Coaching.  McGraw Hill published her first book The 3 Secrets to Effective Time Investment: How to Achieve More Success with Less Stress.  Elizabeth contributes to venues like Harvard Business Review and Fast Company and has appeared on CBS, ABC, NBC, and Fox.

Pencil Leadership with Chris Anderson
Use Creativity to Improve Business

Pencil Leadership with Chris Anderson

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 20, 2021 24:51


From working with Hollywood and music stars like Woody Harrelson and Rod Stewart, Nir discovered something that may shock you: These creative superstars aren't all that different from you or me! It's just that they have mastered a method of repeatable and predictable creativity -- a type of creativity that anyone can learn. And it turns out that's the same type of creativity can be used in businesses and careers everywhere! Nir has taught thousands of leaders and individuals around the globe how to harness the power of creativity to improve profitability, increase sales, boost customer service and ultimately create more meaning in their work. Nir has spent the last two decades working on a formula to codify creativity for working with clients such as AT&T, Microsoft, Ace Hardware, NFL Network, EA Sports, Suzuki, Activision, and JetBlue business. That formula is found in 'The Creator Mindset,' a book that has been translated into two languages and released worldwide by McGraw/Hill business in August of 2020.Support the show (https://paypal.me/pencilleadership)

State Of Readiness
Michael F Schein; Author of "The Hype Handbook"

State Of Readiness

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 18, 2021 41:18


Video Version https://vimeo.com/653243654 About the Podcast In this episode of "State of Readiness", I welcome Michael F. Schein; the Head Hype Man at MicroFame Media. We met at a "non-conference" in Saratoga Springs in the summer of 2021 where Michael was speaking about "hype". When Michael graduated from university (much to his parent's chagrin) he announced that he was going to be in a rock-band. Even though the band didn't become its own genre, they did pretty well. Much of the band's success was attributed to do with Michael "hyping-up" the band and its promotion; even going so far as purposefully booking themselves in a venue where they knew they would be booed off the stage. After all, there is no such thing as "bad publicity". In our conversation, Michael shares his thoughts on what hype is and how to use it as a positive force to create an energy around your persona to stand-out from the crowd and be recognized; mastering the art and science of using shameless propaganda for personal and social good. Imagine if you could generate and leverage hype for positive purposes―like legitimate business success, helping people, or effecting positive change in your community. Influencers have always deployed the power of hype to get what they want. But never in history have people been so susceptible to propaganda and persuasion as they are now. Hype truly runs our world. About Michael F. Schein Michael F. Schein is the Head Hype Man at MicroFame Media, a company that specializes in making consultants and coaches famous in their fields, and author of the book entitled “The Hype Handbook: 12 Indispensable Success Secrets From the World's Greatest Propagandists, Self-Promoters, Cult Leaders, Mischief Makers, and Boundary Breakers” which is published by McGraw Hill and released in January of 2021 and is available on Amazon and wherever else books are sold. Michael's clients range from the outliers with fresh ideas who want to get their message out and make their mark – to executives at companies such as eBay, Magento, The Medici Group, Ricoh, LinkedIn, Citrix and many others. Michael graduated from the University of Pennsylvania with a Bachelors of Arts degree in English and his writing has appeared in Fortune, Forbes, Inc., Psychology Today, and Huffington Post, and he is a speaker for international audiences spanning from the northeastern United States to the southeastern coast of China. LinkedIn Profile; https://www.linkedin.com/in/michaelfrancisschein Company; MicroFame Media Website; https://microfamemedia.com/ Headquarters;  Beacon, New York Year Founded; 2012 Company Type; Private Corporation Specialties;  MicroFame Media is a marketing agency that turns consultants (and other idea-based businesses) into thought leaders when they don't have the time to do it on their own.

Interviews: Tech and Business
Girls in Tech: How to Close the Gender Gap

Interviews: Tech and Business

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 18, 2021 44:12


#WomenInTech #GirlsInTech #GirlsWhoCodeThe gender gap in the tech industry is well documented. But why exactly are there so few women in technology? And how can we encourage more girls and women to become involved with technology and STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math)? Importantly, what can companies do to encourage the success of women in their organizations?The CEO of Girls Who Code, Dr. Tarika Barrett, shares advice for organizations to close the gender gap in technology.The conversation includes these topics:-- About Girls Who Code and Dr. Tarika Barrett-- Challenges facing women in technology-- Importance of diversity in business-- The female talent pipeline in STEM fields and technology-- Challenges facing adult women in tech-- Mentorship and role models for girls in tech-- How to solve the challenges facing women and girls in technology?Subscribe to our newsletter: https://www.cxotalk.com/subscribeRead the complete transcript: https://www.cxotalk.com/episode/girls-tech-how-close-gender-gapDr. Tarika Barrett is the CEO of Girls Who Code, an international non-profit organization working to close the gender gap in technology by inspiring, educating, and equipping young women with the computing skills to pursue 21st-century opportunities. Tarika has served on the boards of CSforALL, Eskolta, and McGraw Hill, a leading learning science company creating world-class educational content and providing best-in-class digital platforms for learners and educators. She also sits on AT&T's Accelerator Advisory Board and received the New York University's Steinhardt School Dorothy Height Distinguished Alumni Achievement Award.

FocusED: An educational leadership podcast that uncovers what is working in our schools.
Systems Thinking, Leadership Development, and More with Guest Dan Domenech

FocusED: An educational leadership podcast that uncovers what is working in our schools.

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 8, 2021 33:58


This is Season 2, Episode 11 of FocusED, and it features guest, Dan Domenech. It was originally recorded live for a studio audience in Delaware, provided as a professional development experience for Delaware teachers and leaders. Don't miss what Dan says about developing others, stepping in when we need to, managing competing priorities, and so much more. _______________________________________ Dan Domenech Brings Tons of Experience to FocusED Listeners Daniel A. Domenech has served as the executive director of the AASA, The School Superintendents Association, since 2008. Domenech has more than 45 years of experience in public education; for twenty-seven of those years, he served as a school superintendent. Prior to joining AASA, Domenech served as senior vice president for National Urban Markets with McGraw-Hill Education. In this role, he was responsible for building strong relationships with large school districts nationwide. Before he took the position at McGraw-Hill, Domenech served for seven years as superintendent of the Fairfax County, Va., Public Schools, the 12th largest school system in the nation with 168,000 students. Domenech began his teaching career in New York City, where he taught sixth grade in a predominantly black and Hispanic community in South Jamaica, Queens. He then became program director for the Nassau Board of Cooperative Educational Services, which is the largest intermediate school district in the State of New York. Following this, he was first named superintendent of schools for Long Island's Deer Park Schools and then became superintendent of schools for the ethnically diverse South Huntington School District, also on Long Island -- a position he held for 13 years. From 1994 to 1997, he was district superintendent of the Second Supervisory District of Suffolk County and chief executive officer of the Western Suffolk Board of Cooperative Educational Services. Domenech, an AASA member since 1979, served as president of AASA from July 1998 to June 1999. He is also a past president of the New York State Council of School Superintendents, the Suffolk County Superintendents Association, and the Suffolk County Organization for Promotion of Education. He was the first president and cofounder of the New York State Association for Bilingual Education. In addition, Domenech has served on the U.S. Department of Education's National Assessment Governing Board, the advisory board for the Department of Defense schools, the board of directors of the Association for the Advancement of International Education, the Board of Overseers for the Baldrige Award and the boards of the Institute for Educational Leadership, National Board for Professional Teaching Standards, Sea Research Foundation, and Education Policy Institute. Currently, he serves on the boards of the Learning First Alliance, National Student Clearinghouse, Center for Naval Analyses, Horace Mann Educators Corporation, ACT, USAC, and board chair for Communities in Schools of Virginia. He earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Hunter College in New York City and a Ph.D. from Hofstra University in Uniondale, N.Y. ------------------------------------------------------------- Thanks for listening to FocusED, an educational leadership podcast brought to you by TheSchoolHouse302 @ theschoolhouse302.com where we publish free leadership content. Go to the site, subscribe, and you'll get all of our content sent directly to your email. FocusED is your educational leadership podcast where our mission is to dissect a particular focus for teachers and school leaders so that you can learn to lead better and grow faster in your school or district with more knowledge, better understanding, and clear direction on what to do next.

S2D: The Symptom to Diagnosis Podcast
Acid-Base Abnormalities

S2D: The Symptom to Diagnosis Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 8, 2021 35:18


An intriguing, and somewhat frightening, case of an anion gap metabolic acidosis.S2D: The Symptom to Diagnosis Podcast presents case-based discussions of signs, symptoms, and diagnostics tests to improve clinical reasoning and evidence-based practice. Sponsored by McGraw Hill, S2D features Scott D. C. Stern, MD, FACP Professor of Medicine and Clinical Director of Clinical Pathophysiology and Therapeutics at the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine, and Adam S. Cifu, MD, FACP  Professor of Medicine and Associate Dean for Medical School Academics at the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine.

Mind Your Leadership
Leading by Crating Hype with Michael F. Schein

Mind Your Leadership

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 5, 2021 32:54


Today's guest is Michael F. Schein, author of The Hype Handbook, published by McGraw Hill. Michael is the head Hype Man at MicroFame Media. He's worked with clients ranging from The Medici Group to Magento and has spoken to audiences from the Northeastern United States to the southeastern coast of China. This conversation is an especially fun one. We are speaking about hype marketing. We explore how to lead our marketing activities from passion and spark to offer our unique services and products. To find more about the book: https://www.amazon.com/Hype-Handbook-Indispensable-Propagandists-Self-Promoters/dp/126047013X/ref=tmm_hrd_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=1636563680&sr=8-1

Chatter that Matters
WORK MATTERS to Jacob Morgan

Chatter that Matters

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 3, 2021 41:03


Are the #GreatResignation and the #greatreset also the greatest opportunity ever for both the employee and employer? Jacob Morgan thinks so, and his thinking attracts over 75,000 people to follow him on LinkedIn and 300,000 people to subscribe to his daily newsletter. Jacob is world-renowned for his thinking on the Future of Work. Yes, your work.   Jacob Morgan talks about why The Great Resignation and Reset is the Great Opportunity for both employees and employers and their changing relationship. Jacob offers some powerful strategies for leaders to attract and retain talent, and in turn, what all of us must do to ensure our dreams can stay in step with our rapidly changing world. Jacob is a trained futurist and one of the world's leading authorities on leadership, employee experience, and leadership. Jacob speaks in front of tens of thousands of people each year, including TED Academy, one of the largest TED events in the world. Jacob is the best-selling author of four books: The Future Leader (Wiley 2020), The Employee Experience Advantage (Wiley, 2017), The Future of Work (Wiley, 2014), and The Collaborative Organization (McGraw Hill, 2012).  Alan Richardson, VP of Learning and Performance at RBC, joins the show to share his perspective and fresh insights on the changing relationship between the employee and employer and why virtual learning matters. To reach Jacob Morgan: Facebook: @futuristJacob YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/jacobmorgan8/featured Instagram: @JacobMorgan8    Twitter: @Jacobm   Order Jacob's new book, The Future Leader, based on interviews with over 140 CEOs and 14,000 employees Subscribe to Jacob's newsletter: https://thefutureorganization.com/newsletter/ To chat with Tony Chapman Web:    https://chatterthatmatters.ca Twitter – @TonyChapman – https://twitter.com/tonychapman Linkedin – https://www.linkedin.com/in/tonychapmanreactions/ Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/chatterthatmatters/ Youtube – https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCcGvzmw9MFkUcGylrFA2xCQ RBC - https://www.rbc.com RBC - Canadian Woman Entrepreneur Awards - https://discover.rbcroyalbank.com/rbc-canadian-women-entrepreneur-awards-cwea-a-virtual-celebration-of-impact-and-achievement/ RBC Future Launch - https://www.rbc.com/dms/enterprise/futurelaunch/index.html RBC Future Launch - Up Skill - https://www.rbc.com/dms/enterprise/futurelaunch/rbc-upskill.html To reach Alan Richardson - https://www.linkedin.com/in/alan-richardson-73bb0511/  

Learnings from Leaders: the P&G Alumni Podcast
Bob Gilbreath, Hearty CEO & Co-founder

Learnings from Leaders: the P&G Alumni Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 28, 2021 57:30


“Being an entrepreneur gives you life and business experiences you don't see on the corporate side. Those can make you a better business leader.” Bob Gilbreath is an accomplished entrepreneur - currently the CEO & Co-founder of Hearty - a professional recommendation network where great people and companies find each other. Bob was previously the Co-Founder and CEO of Ahalogy, a leading influencer marketing company with clients such as P&G, Coca-Cola and Kroger - ultimately acquired by Quotient technologies. And before jumping into startups, Bob was a partner at Bridge Worldwide, a leading digital agency acquired by WPP to become POSSIBLE, where Bob served as Chief Strategy Officer. Bob literallywrote the book on ‘Marketing with Meaning' (McGraw-Hill). Bob also worked at P&G on big brands like Tide but also launching new innovations like Fit Fruit & Vegetable Wash, Mr. Clean Magic Eraser and Mr. Clean Auto Dry. - for which he was named an AdAge Top 50 Marketer. Bob has an MBA in Marketing from NYU/Stern and a BA in Economics from Duke University. A husband, father, mentor, avid reader and writer, Bob also may or may not be able to play the guitar. You'll enjoy this candid conversation about what it really means to be an entrepreneur, and the real dividend that comes from challenging yourself every day.

Life on Planet Earth
IRISH AMERICAN DREAM: JOHN AIDAN BYRNE extols America's freedoms & liberties as he shares his journey from Ireland to America covering Bernard Madoff & fraud and also having a rollicking good time.

Life on Planet Earth

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 26, 2021 51:57


Despite a history of political and social chaos, wars and economic catastrophe, the USA is still the land of opportunity and freedom, says John Aidan Byrne, award-winning journalist and host of the DIG LIFE DEEP! podcast. At a crossroads in our polarized nation's history, Byrne in a recent talk at the Library of the Chathams, N.J. looked with hope to the American future. Recalling his life and career with laugh-out-loud moments and adrenaline-fueled deadlines, Byrne describes his journey as a young reporter in rural Ireland, to his life as a media man in America writing for the New York Post, National Catholic Register, Wall Street Journal and other major outlets. He was a foreign correspondent; editor of Traders Magazine for Wall Street traders, and was on staff and a reporter at McGraw Hill's SecuritiesWeek; Securities Industry Daily; The Irish Echo; and The Irish Voice. This episode is an edited version of John's talk at Chatham Library, NJ. Follow John on Twitter @JohnAidanByrne YouTube @DIGLIFEDEEP! Instagram @DIGLIFEDEEP! Facebook @DIGLIFEDEEP! LinkedIn @JohnAidanByrne website: johnaidanbyrne.com --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/john-aidan-byrne0/support

Productivity Mastery
The Surprising Power of the Real YOU: Productivity Mastery #85 with Ryan Foland

Productivity Mastery

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 24, 2021 67:53


In episode #85 of Productivity Mastery, we talk about The Surprising Power of the Real YOU. And the person to take us through this journey is the super-energetic and inspiring speaker/author/artist - Ryan Foland! He shared with us his valuable expertise, including:

The Jason & Scot Show - E-Commerce And Retail News
EP280 - Anker Innovations Head of Global Communications Eric Villines

The Jason & Scot Show - E-Commerce And Retail News

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 22, 2021 46:01


EP280 - Anker Innovations Head of Global Communications Eric Villines Eric Villines is the Global Head of Communications for Anker Innovations. Anker is one of the most successful brands to be started on the Amazon platform. In this broad ranging interview, we discuss the origin story of Anker, their evolution from early Amazon FBA seller to Global Omni-channel brand. Eric covers their incubator, Anker Innovation, and their Amazon FBA consulting service OceanWing. We also discuss his recent book, Get Funded!: The Startup Entrepreneur's Guide to Seriously Successful Fundraising. Episode 280 of the Jason & Scot show was recorded on Wednesday. November 17th, 2021. http://jasonandscot.com Join your hosts Jason "Retailgeek" Goldberg, Chief Commerce Strategy Officer at Publicis, and Scot Wingo, CEO of GetSpiffy and Co-Founder of ChannelAdvisor as they discuss the latest news and trends in the world of e-commerce and digital shopper marketing. Transcript Jason: [0:00] Welcome to the Jason and Scot show this is episode 280 being recorded on Wednesday November 17th 2021 I'm your host Jason retailgeek Goldberg and as usual I'm here with your co-host Scot Wingo. Scot: [0:15] Hey Jason and welcome back Jason Scott show listeners Jason is a fellow Gadget addict one of our favorite brands that we love from consumer perspective is Anchor and then we also spend a lot of time here on the show talking about anchor because it's a very interesting brand that is one of the few that we call kind of digitally native Amazon born so today on the show we are very excited to welcome Eric villines he is the head of Global Communications at anchor and is based out of Sunny Seattle Eric welcome to the show. Eric: [0:50] Thanks for having me we've also been having about two months of rain so we're living up to our our cliche. Jason: [0:59] That for the last two months that might have sounded bad but being here in Chicago I have a feeling that rain is about to start looking pretty good to me. Eric: [1:07] Yeah means known cold and wind. Jason: [1:09] Exactly all of the above although it's been pretty mild so far. Eric before we jump into all the anchor discussions we always like to get sort of a brief background about our guests and maybe you could tell us what your role is an anchor. Eric: [1:25] Sure so I run Global Communications at anchor Innovations which is essentially a fancy way of saying public relations. Which in time it's sort of corporate Communications you could be crisis Corporate social responsibility and then obviously the most exciting part of what I do which would be product PR dealing with the media on reviews and, I'm getting the word out of on the cool gadgets we. Jason: [1:51] That's awesome so does that mean you have one of everything. Eric: [1:55] I have two of everything. It's a funny story I've worked in consumer electronics for a long time and I remember Steven Yang who hired me personally for the role, I remember I was in China and I said I want to make sure that I've got budget to give everyone on my team, you know one of the products and he giggled and I'm absolutely serious, we all have to you know live it and breathe it and love it and know the good and the bad aspects of all of our products because we're talking with the media all the time so I kind of. I'm kind of insistent that everyone on my team has the products and then the other part is we all we can never run out of battery that's like that's like a major faux pas here, if I ever hear the words even coming out of my own mouth that my phone is almost out of juice that's super bad as a charging company. Jason: [2:45] That does seem off brand I am I have a little bit of a fetish for your products and the thing I've noticed is every time I have a family gathering I get completely cleaned out. Eric: [2:57] Oh yeah there is. Jason: [2:58] So I yeah I didn't realize you were in such a replenishment category but it's ended up being one for me. Eric: [3:04] It's funny because I started out an entertainment before I came into consumer electronics and one of the first things I did here because I'm just using my own family Dynamics as I have three children. And my wife of course is involved in this as well and we steal each other's cables constantly and then we lie to each other, about you know and it's gotten so bad that people take you know colored Sharpies and all sorts of things but we had done a survey, on you know what are some of the most irritating things that happen in the family and this came in like is a top four. People stealing each other's charging components and then lying about it so it's a national issue that we just haven't spent enough time talking about. Jason: [3:48] Yeah we'll have to dedicate a whole nother show to solving that problem one last product related question do you have a favorite anchor products. Eric: [3:57] Well gosh I so we have these new cables that you said fetish I don't want to take it too far but it's. It's the material that's made out of is reminds me of certain things and that Dominion but it's a super soft latex like, cable that seems to never because of the material it seems to never not up. And that's one of my favorite things and they come in all these super cool colors and that's really new for us we've always offered two colors a beautiful white and the Beautiful Black Version, and so this year we started getting into more colors and that's been really exciting because that's a really easy way to distinguish your product from say your son's because you can have different colors but the material it's really nice I keep them in my bag I've got him for all my products. Those are really cool we launched a new line of Mag go products which we have a desk version which allows you to, put your phone against and it'll you know magnetically charged it but the battery is removable so you can actually bring it with you, so it serves two purposes and I keep that like in the kitchen so when I'm cooking and I have my recipes but then I can grab it and go. So those are really cool but I mean man we launch new products every day so you ask me next week I'm going to tell you something completely different. Scot: [5:23] Yeah this is an unsolicited but my favorite is there's a little Hub you guys have for the Macbook so I can just plug in one USB C and I've got this thing I'm looking at it now it looks like a mutated octopus with with 800 things, poking out of it that I no longer have to plug into my MacBook so you're you're saving me a lot of ports which I really appreciate. Eric: [5:40] Yeah as they move to usb-c only but you still had a myriad of other things you needed to connect to it. Scot: [5:47] Yeah well now the magsafe is a now they're back yeah they decided they're giving you guys too much Martin said so now they now they have like they're like oh man when you need to add more stuff you know. Eric: [5:57] Well I've talked to a lot of pro users and they're really excited to see the HDMI cable come back it's just a you know it's a strong connection that cables is still different. And sometimes it's a huge hassle putting a hub attached to the computer and then attaching your HDMI cable and everything else to it. Scot: [6:16] Yeah absolutely especially when you're traveling and you're popping into someone else's conference room you'd never have that one little cable, so we obviously we talked a lot about anchor on the show and we can just kind of stopped fan blowing on the on the user side would love to hear kind of your view of the founding story of anchor, you know we kind of classify it as you heard is this kind of like Amazon born would love to know how you guys tell that story. Eric: [6:43] Yeah I mean it's you know I had relatives that move during the Dust Bowl and move to Pasadena and built. You know a chain of gas stations and it's this true Americana story but he what's interesting is I think Steven Yang story is very similar it is that that's story of an idea and perseverance and building and Global brand that. People have in their purses and backpacks even if they don't know it's anchor there's a strong probability that it is and that's that's one is exciting the others a branding dilemma. But Stephen was a senior engineer in California at Google and he had he was trying to find a new battery for his Toshiba laptop. [7:32] And as he was looking online including Amazon and the Toshiba websites he realized he had sort of two choices you either going to buy the one from Toshiba that was super expensive, for take a chance, on all of these other versions white-label versions and unknown brands on Amazon and and purchase one from their sort of buyer beware. And he kind of had a light bulb moment and thought you know this is this is ridiculous like who are the people that are putting these online how they've been tested how can I know that, what I'm buying is going to work with my laptop and you know give me a year of battery life. Long story short he moved back to China with his wife who was then his fiance he took a small loan from his mom. And he started anchor and in the beginning what Stephen did was go around to different factories and and Developers, and with his engineers and they went and tested all these batteries so in the beginning it was a white label play was him finding and filtering through. [8:38] I'll just say it a lot of garbage and trying to find the absolute best, alternatives to all of these laptop batteries and they started selling those through Amazon and that was the first point was the easiest place for them and selling specifically and exclusively to the United States. A year later it was a massive success beyond anything that he had ever imagined, and the next logical step was to take that concept and move it into mobility and start looking at mobile phones and chargers and portable batteries and all these things that were at the time, really starting to come out but the big difference when he went into Mobility is the idea was we need to get as fast out of, the white labeling as we can because we have some ideas that even these these smaller factories and people that were producing, can are doing that we can find ways to make it better, so that sort of unearth the world of you know contract manufacturing where they're Engineers were developing and designing, you know the specifics and then Contracting manufacturers to develop those products and the rest as they say is history. Ironically today we are celebrating our 10-year anniversary actually last month. [9:58] And that's a pretty big deal so we went from a guy and his wife. And a little mama money from his mom to a you know a multibillion-dollar company. With multiple Brands and over 3,000 employees all around the world. So in addition to charging which is still a huge huge part of our, DNA we've developed a number of Brands subsequently over the last three to four years everything from robotic vacuums and future robotic products, to home security high-end true wireless headsets. Smart Home Entertainment pet products baby socks I mean like you know smart baby socks I mean just like the whole gamut. [10:45] And the sort of the common line through all of this is that Steven and his team are constantly looking for areas within an emerging or establish consumer electronics area where they can bring value. And you know usually we might come in and the play might be okay we're going to come up with a really great product that's going to be, a little lower cost and that gets our foothold and then the the long-term strategy is then to LeapFrog over the competitors with something truly innovative. And this is kind of a phenomenon that's worked really really well. For Stephen and his engineers and the marketing teams and all of our sales people around the world. Scot: [11:28] Did he have an industrial design background hurry just had the pain and kind of cheeses and created the company from there. Eric: [11:37] Well he's a Hitman he's a True Blood engineer so I mean he's he's right at that right at the hardware level and into coding and all of that so the industrial design. Was not his core competency so bringing in people that that could fill in, those areas and ultimately well they say 10 years later we brought color right but of course then we had great devices that worked really well but we're but when we look at industrial design, I would say that you know that's what's going to propel us over the next 10 years with with the Thinker charging. Scot: [12:14] Yeah it's been the you know I really like kind of the functional but still kind of modern kind of vibe you guys have with your products it's really nice is he still with the company is you still still involved. Eric: [12:27] Yeah yeah I mean I talked to him regularly he is very approachable. It's interesting because he shares his office with two other people at the company and it's kind of this kitchen table set up he doesn't have a private office, because there's so much collaboration and you look around the company we're all like that even though I'm in Seattle, and in my office I do the same thing with my team we just take some long tables and we connect them up and everyone just sits on them because it's like jazz we're just constantly. You know coming up with ideas and talking and it's just more efficient. Jason: [13:06] I do want a Lobby by the way I feel like you have some cool colors now you have like a like a lavender and a mint but what you really need is like a retailgeek blue I think would be. Eric: [13:18] Retailgeek blue yeah. Jason: [13:20] Yeah I could send you the PMS colors at that. Eric: [13:22] Okay yeah send me the Pantone colors yeah the, yeah I mean we I would think the colors are sort of muted so they're they're a joke they don't offend anyone so they're not they're not super striking their kind of muted across the color spectrum but so far they've been. They've been received really really well there's there's an old joke and consumer electronics that people are always screaming for color. And then when you look at the sales and you find it's the white and black that sell the most. So it's like you need to have the color but in the end most people end up choosing the the kind of safer black and white. Jason: [14:05] Yeah now I actually I'll be honest the style of the colors fine and actually think they are attractive kind of pastel colors but the it's just nice to have a diversity because I actually have a system like I have one color for my USBC cables. Eric: [14:19] Mmm. Jason: [14:20] One color for my lightning cables so that I can you know quickly distinguish them in my back. Eric: [14:24] You're not messing around man. Jason: [14:27] I have a little I have a problem. So I it's funny in the early days of these kind of digitally native direct to Consumer Brands there used to be this religious battle there were companies that were like. And the path to the customer through Amazon we're going to sell this stuff on Amazon and I would characterize anchor as the poster child for the most successful brand that was born. By primarily making themselves available on Amazon and selling through Amazon's traffic. But for every company like that there was another company that's like that's crazy Amazon is going to steal your customer and knock you off and they're all these you know potential, downfalls to Amazon and you know we should own the customer ourselves and we should have our own website and so increasingly that became the Shopify contingency and so it used to be, you know a company was either an Amazon company or a Shopify company. And more recently I feel like the increasingly the answer is not or it's and that. You know the consumers on Amazon so you need to be on Amazon but you also do have consumers that want to buy direct and you should have your own website and. My proof point for that is I want to say in the last year or so anchor has launched its own Shopify site so I now can shop anchor on Amazon but also on your own direct website is that like. [15:54] Like you got did you guys have debates and conversations about that and was that a very overt decision or is it just something where you just swept up a Shopify side at some point and you really still think of yourself as an Amazon only company. Eric: [16:07] Well there's a lot to unpack I'm going to I'm going to try to I'm going to try to find the question in that statement, the first of all we started definitely start on Amazon and one of the things I would argue about Amazon is that it is direct, so whether you're selling on your website you know or you're selling on Amazon you're ultimately. [16:29] Selling direct through the Amazon platform and you're engaging with your customers and your you know you're dealing with customer service and all the things you would normally do so I think Amazon has been a great partner and it is it continues to be definitely a big part of our DNA. But as we evolved into different regions around the world you know that there are different channels, that in our sort of different stages of development but the omni-channel approach meaning, you know in our case Amazon which is always a big part of us our own website which is great for Branding and direct connection and through our Retail Partners because in the United States were sold everywhere we're sold at you know Best Buy Walmart Target, Etc you can go to medium art overseas, so we don't see ourselves as just a single Channel we definitely are see ourselves is an omni-channel but I think you know Amazon is provide us an incredible platform to launch on, the ability the ability I think for a person that has a great product looking to sell something and any part of the world where Amazon is is so convenient and so easy. [17:41] And you know the financial Commitment if you're just starting out and you're Distributing your products the platform has evolved its improved. And it's ultimately pretty easy to get going on the platform without you know a tremendous amount of financial backing. Jason: [18:02] Yep and it is interesting because you have you know been a heavy practitioner on the platform from the early days in it does feel like it's evolved a lot. From your guys's perspective do you still feel like there's a. Competitive advantage in knowing the platform better than other sellers like it feels like there's a lot of levers to pull now and I mean you know different companies with different levels of sophistication in their Amazon presents. Why does everybody learning all the best practices now and they're sort of parody or do you feel like you guys can still kind of win more than your fair share of eyeballs on Amazon. Eric: [18:38] I mean we we've been doing this for you know for 10 years now and so they're the they're the tools and there's the Instinct and then there's the the lessons learned from the billions of mistakes that we've made, along the way and I don't know those things are those things are harder to I think grass for people that are just coming into the space so I think we absolutely have an advantage, but you know I mean I think it's not magic it takes a lot of work and a lot of patience, and a lot of observation, you know if you're putting a listing on Amazon and you're putting that listing in Italy or France or the UK or whatever, you know simply Translating that listing into the local language is just the bare minimum I mean you're dealing with customer service and being able to communicate. With customers being able to deliver products on time being able to answer their questions be able to take returns and then that's you know even before you've really thought about marketing because there are. [19:44] Something like nine million sellers on Amazon right now and that is a huge ocean, just filled and filled with Fish And you are you're battling against the the those eyeballs every day. Organic search or even direct search you're going to you know if you go up and look for toothpaste I mean you know, in the search engine you're going to see a myriad of players in there including you know ones that are common Brands to others that seem interesting and what's going to draw the eyeball away from the common brand that everyone knows too, the new brand what's going to make the consumer just try and reach out a discover you and take that extra effort so everyone going on to any platform, that may deal with a bunch of Brands is dealing with you know millions of competitors and it stopped. [20:39] I think getting set up on the platform and getting started is easy but that's that's you know that's step one, but then you got to get people seeing your listings and you got to get people reading your listings and you got to get people putting stuff in their shopping cart and clicking the shopping cart and, fulfilling and then you know being there at the end of that process to give them great customer service in every language, where you're selling that product because if you can't do that and that last part is critical, you're going to get bad reviews and people don't buy products with two and sometimes even three star ratings when you're dealing with you know consumer electronics they're looking for four and five. So you could have the greatest product in the world but you could have a lot of mad consumers out there where you haven't done right by them and they're not going to give you some great star ratings and you can pretty much. You know kiss your Prosperity goodbye. Jason: [21:33] Yeah I sometimes describe it as a. A darwinian meritocracy that like you know if you think about old school if you sell a product to Walmart and they give you shelf space and you screw up and run out of stock, you lose all the sales while you're out of stock but the day you restock your back on the Shelf your kind of entitled to that that shelf position. The duration of a program but you have to earn that visibility in the front of the Amazon shelf what every minute through a wide variety of best practices and if you screw up, you fall off that shelf and when you get back in stock you don't get your spot back you got to climb back up the hill. Eric: [22:10] Yeah yeah I mean especially now in today's climate there's a lot of. Material shortages and other things and that's been you know super painful for four people across every, line of business not just consumer electronics and that very same thing you know you're working hard to develop customer base and then, you don't have the materials to produce the products or the factories that you're working with and then you can't fulfill you been all this great marketing you brought everyone to your front door and then, grab we don't have any products, and that's it's painful to see for especially you know entrepreneurs and people new to the game because they have brilliant ideas and great products and. You know they've done an amazing job building word-of-mouth and it's super sad to see that fail at that last step. Jason: [23:03] For sure that actually is a great segue we're recording this in mid-november double 11 day just happened Black Friday is next week. As we sit here I think there's something like ninety one container ships off the coast of Long Beach either a bunch of cool new anchor products like trapped in those boats what's holiday looking like for you are you guys well well stocked and well positioned. Eric: [23:30] I think we are with some things and we could be better and other things I mean again we have the advantage of having a lot of skus so we I would say it's easier for us, to adapt, then than others and you know I can say from my perspective if I go out on a media to and September and I show a lot of really cool gadgets. And then we reach the end of October and I'm like well crap so that isn't coming we're going to we're going to delay that because of something it is what it is what we're used to it. But we have so many skus that you know we were Prime day or Black Friday or Cyber Monday or just basic Christmas shopping or Hanukkah shopping we've got something, so we can adapt it will get past it. Jason: [24:23] Yeah speaking of which I given that you're in the consumer at Rackspace is CES ordinarily a big part of your marketing mix. Eric: [24:32] I would say it is I think in the new world order it isn't as important for us. But we you know we've done Big Boost and we've done stuff and you know our sales teams of gone out there I think it's wait and see. This January we've done some some interviews with with media and I think we found that maybe forty percent of those that normally attend are coming, the rest are waiting and seeing we didn't do a booth this year I've also heard from our sales team that their counterparts at some of the retailers may not be coming in January as well. So I don't know is it going to be like a bad prom or nobody dances. I think we're going to have to wait and see I think maybe for many it's going to be a real last minute decision. Jason: [25:25] Yeah it's interesting I've attended like 28 CES has and I'm not going and, talking which I used to catch a flu at CES every single year so it's the I'm not care. I think Tom Clancy wrote a book where like the terrorist likes bedspread the biological Weapon by disseminating it at CES just for. Eric: [25:47] Perfect yeah I think it's you know I think people I think you have to have a vaccination card this time around to get in I think that's what I've heard but yeah I mean from point A to Z you know your. There's a lot of airplanes. Jason: [26:02] I'm kind of curious I think less people are going to but then the magic question is. Does that kind of will they discover that the world didn't end when they didn't go and put your point like does that accelerate the changing World Order and CES becomes less important or you know is this just going to be a down year and next year they'll be back to normal I think, that's going to be interesting to watch. Eric: [26:22] Yeah I mean there's CS is just the beginning you've got Mobile World Congress you've got aoife you've got you know as we move into next year and all of them are going to have to be making those tough decisions. And then I think that the repercussions of companies that didn't go in the world didn't sink either going to be wondering you know what are these what's the value of these trade shows. To us as a business you know I think for us they're valuable you know on the one end of the communication Spectrum it's super beneficial to scale our pitching by having an enormous number of people from all around the world in ones. But it's also very noisy so you know you're competing with a lot of large names. And we've always been very Scrappy so we tend to do a lot of are moving and communication before CES. And after CES or even entirely outside of the you know the wake of any of these trade shows. So and that's that's generally how we've been successful. Scot: [27:27] Brickell any other interesting holiday Trends or anything you guys noticed as we've kind of gone through covid and or kind of hopefully coming out the back side. Eric: [27:37] Yeah I mean I you know not to sound boring but charging is always a big thing during the holidays people bought their new iPhones people are buying new MacBooks people are buying peripherals. And you know around that time usually you know a couple of weeks later when they lost their cables already or you know they realize they won't one for travel and they wanted to stay home and they want one in their home office and they want one in the kitchen, so it's always a good time for us in that category, so charging definitely the other big part of our business right now is audio so our sound Core Audio brand, we develop a super popular line of true wireless headphones the Liberty series, and one of the things that makes it unique is we work with a bunch of grammy award-winning Engineers to help us tune them, so they would come out of the box sounding like the mix that the engineers originally in planned versus over based or over traveled, that's been really really popular for us all around the world I mean as far as India hugely popular in the United States the UK Germany, Emerging Markets that's a big thing and then I'd say home security that's been a big a big Boon for us we launched our home security brand yuffie about three years ago. [28:59] And you know we're developing a lot of unique products in that space that separate us from the rest for one we don't we don't use the cloud when you buy the product at your. [29:12] All of the footage is captured on a secure SD card that's integrated either into the base station or the independent products that you put outside the house. Which is really cool and we have millions of users around the world right now, using that product because they see it not only is protecting your security but also their privacy. [29:32] You'll see a lot of people do personal gifts to themselves during the holiday so a lot of those those big, tend to be you know people in a house saying hey how about we get this for ourselves for Christmas, and and we recently launched a super-smart robotic vacuum called the X8 it's are you fee robotic vacuum. That's super smart so instead of bumping into walls and trying to figure things out at uses both Visual and Laser mapping. And will actually draw up a map of your house that you can look at on your phone, and see it's how it's found the most ingenious way of cleaning around chairs and couches and other things and making sure that it can do everything and then you can create zones, I didn't say well I just want to let stay away from the baby room because the baby's sleeping but you can clean this Zone and that zone and this Zone. That's been really popular and we had been doing kind of lower in robotic vacuums until that point. Entry level and this was one of our first push and super-premium summarize forleo some but that LeapFrog, so in the beginning we might find Our Place coming in as as a lower-cost alternative that still is super quality, and then with the X8 we're doing the LeapFrog moment and trying to jump past the competition with the technology. Scot: [30:59] Frankel, so one of the things we want to do is Pivot you guys have some other innovations that are not gadgets or charging or anything like that, you guys launched a new division that both Jason and I were excited to learn more about called ocean wing. My guess was it was drones but I think that's wrong tell you tell us more about what ocean when you. Eric: [31:24] Yeah so I say first with the title but when I first started working with anchor Innovations in the United States over four years now, I was actually working for ocean Lee that was our that was how we presented our Corporation, and the the story is that it was ocean Wing to essentially take our technology and fly across the Pacific or Atlantic Ocean and bring it to the United States. So when the idea came up of developing a Consulting business, under anchor Innovations the ocean Wing name came up again and simple it's actually makes a hell of a lot more sense for this than it may have Hazard LLC in the United States when we were bringing anchored to the United States. [32:14] But long story short we established in 2019 so we've been around awhile we have about 200 employees around the world. And the long and the short of it is that we're trying to take the the decade of experience that we've developed. Again with all those mistakes along the way to become you know the 7 billion dollar, consumer electronics company and give people an option to improve their business lines, so that's from the beginning to the end of the process and what we're looking for is companies that have already gone in and let's just say made their first 10 million, and they've hit a wall. [32:55] Because they haven't been able to expand the business or scale either through supply chain issues through fulfillment customer service maybe the advertising has become, complicated and convoluted because they've developed so many skus there's just so many problems that when someone reaches a certain point and they want to get to that next 10 or 20 million dollars when they're doing business, it's a different skill set, you know what they've done is worked it to a certain point and they is try as they might they can't get past that threshold and that's where we come in, so we're developing essential overall Amazon selling and operations processes that could be digital marketing marketing insights, advertising management helping them develop their Brand store and their product pages to customer service and relationship management which I mentioned earlier is. Reticle to get those star ratings in a good place through good authentic communication with your customers in a great experience with the products. [33:59] Obviously e-commerce and all the financial systems, and then what we're dealing with a lot these days is supply chain and Logistics management so you get yourself to a certain point and there's a lot of people that are coming to us and that is the area, where they're really hurting the most and they need help they need help developing new contacts new supply chain partners, for how do I deal with the issue if you're dealing with something that might spoil like we're dealing with a company that, deals in collagen and when something spits on one of those tankers out in the middle of the ocean for too long when it arrives in the warehouse, it's past its fresh state so you've just lost all that inventory so each client is unique, but with this kind of broad scope of things that we can help them with and we can help audit the business and hopefully help them transcend whatever's keeping them from moving to that next 10 and 20 and 30 million dollars. Jason: [34:59] Very interesting so going back to our earlier conversation this is sort of a way for other young young Brands to leverage all the expertise and skills you guys have have built-in staying on top of this ecosystem. Eric: [35:14] Exactly it's an opportunity for us to take what we've learned and apply it to that young brand I couldn't have said it better myself. Jason: [35:22] Yeah and it at this point is ocean Wing primarily focused with Amazon distribution or would they also leverage all the other distribution channels that you guys have expanded into. Eric: [35:36] Yeah I mean I think I think our sweet spot is definitely FBA so specifically Amazon. That is not to say that we can't help them with other things like supply chain and Logistics but for us, it's a recipe and you know where we've had our success with the clients have come in or people that have been focused on Amazon and then we can kind of look at what they're doing and we can evolve the recipe a little bit, and and get it all the ingredients in place and help them be successful because they all work together, so but I would say Amazon is definitely our primary focus right now at least dealing with businesses that are on Amazon that isn't to say that these businesses are you solely focused Amazon because they're not but Amazon is a key Channel especially if they're going globally and that's where we come in. Jason: [36:31] Got it and obviously over the last year there's kind of been a lot of Buzz around these I'll call them FB a roll ups where you know these, these companies have raised a bunch of money and they go out and acquire Brands and aggregate them and try to help them with their Amazon presents and we you know we've followed thrash Co and perch and, and all of those is, is this kind of your version of that do you see your value prop being different than those other companies or is it just that you have. Sort of more experience and and product scale than some of these companies. Eric: [37:05] How to say this without sounding like it like it's not a jerk but the again we this is what we do, this is how we built our business so we can take. The lessons learned the hard ones too and we can apply it to our clients and I think that alone is super unique that we're a company that's already done this and you know in spades, and now we can apply those learnings to irregular company the other part of it is that most consultancies are focused on Consulting, and but we're a consultant that actually you know rolls up our sleeves and gets into the nitty-gritty of the business and helps and and and that's really depending on the level of the contract or the engagement but you're not only dealing company that can come in and, say some pretty words and show you a powerpoint of what you should be doing, but you know we've already done it and we can roll up our sleeves and get deep in there with you and help you do it or do it. And then that last part in terms of supply chain and and Logistics and you know dealing with manufacturers around the world or suppliers and stuff I think that's a definitely a secret sauce because of our relationships. In China and around the world that we can bring to bear that others can't. Scot: [38:23] So I'd be remiss as the entrepreneur on the show if I noticed in your bio on LinkedIn you have written a book and it's very much in my wheelhouse it's called get funded the startup entrepreneurs guide to seriously successful fundraising I wish I'd had this 20 years ago but I'm glad it exists now tell us tell us about this book and how it came to be. Eric: [38:46] Well my writing partner John Biggs is a little bit of a media icon we've known each other for I think I took them on a media tour maybe 12 13 years ago and. [38:58] We just became very good friends and our families have subsequently traveled the world with each other and we just kind of dig each other and we both have the same kind of sense of humor and sensibilities. [39:10] A couple of years ago he reached out to me that he had been approached by McGraw-Hill to write this book, and thought that I could help provide sort of the second part of the book so the book is broken out into two parts one is is about financing but written in such a way that whether you're trying to develop a taco truck, or you know a retail store or something else what are the different options out there from let's say SBA Loans to even using cryptocurrency, 22 you know set up fundraising all the way down to the meetings and how you value the company how do you pitch people, how do you put presentations together, so very very very this is not this is for the person that was really starting out with very limited knowledge, on the fundraising process and how do you present yourself at the end of the day so John really focus more on the fundraising side and I focus more on the presentation skills, how to pitch how to talk how to prepare how to answer questions the technical aspects of doing a presentation when everything goes wrong. Obviously if I could if I could rewrite a whole section on this now since the book was published last year in September I probably be a whole section on how to pitch during covid because that was. [40:35] That was definitely not it was not a reality when we were writing the book but it was definitely a reality by the time the book was published and I hope and we've heard, the people the industry has adapted that investors and seed funders and people are hard at work and investing but, for the person that might not have the background in this I still think the book for evaluating your company, getting all your ducks in a row building your presentations and how to pitch is still very valuable. Scot: [41:12] Very cool yet this kind of books I think they're kind of Evergreen and it's kind of a little snowball kind of effort so be patient it'll it'll catch up. Jason: [41:22] I am curious it does feel like there's a little bit of a disruption in the fundraising World why you know there for a long time there's this kind of traditional VC path, and obviously there's still a lot of money that flows through that path but I feel like the the role of Angel Investors and sort of other untraditional fundraising. Is becoming more common than it used to be like you guys try to cover that those kind of approaches in the book as well or is it mostly focused on on moving through Sandhill Road. Eric: [41:52] Well it's we wanted it in some ways to be the antithesis of Silicon Valley so for those people that are going down that road you know inevitably they're going to partner up. Let's say at the app generation. They're going to partner up and kind of go down that road our book really tries to focus everything from the pros and cons of using your own credit card friends and family, crowdfunding as I said SBA Loans if you're a minority or women owned business looking at options they're looking at. Prices and options like through FedEx has a great program for entrepreneurs and trying to cover the whole gamut, so we could make fundraising more reasonable and open to the entrepreneur is opposed to. Yeah the tech bro going to Silicon Valley and looking for for someone's bill. Scot: [42:45] Awesome I had one follow-up on Ocean we just took kind of clarify it for listeners you guys are your kind of more in the agency side of things you're not going out there and finding, new brands that are also born on Amazon and acquiring of in kind of rolling them up like the thrashes of the world is do I have that right. Eric: [43:04] We're talking about anchor Innovations right. Scot: [43:07] Yeah the ocean Wing synchronization set. Eric: [43:12] Well on the ocean on the ocean Wing side it's definitely consultative but I mean those things are going to evolve as the business comes in and I don't know if you mean like Financial stakes and the business and stuff but. I mean who knows right if if something came along that looked amazing and a great partnership I'm sure we would consider that. On the anchor Innovation side I think you'll be seeing and you know in the future probably incubator initiatives and things like that, it would be to me it would be a personally exciting to get involved in as seeking out and finding you know exciting. Developers all around the world we tend to be very myopic here and look at the United States as being, where everything's happening and I'd say you know maybe from apps and things like that might be true but when you're looking at Innovation and medicine or innovation and Robotics or innovation and Farm Technology or whatever, you really have to look outside and around the world and you're going to find that Innovation and really unique an unassuming places. So is is if we do get into more ink you know becoming more of a global incubator, I would imagine in our direction would be all over the place and looking in places like India and Africa and you know wherever cool things are being developed. Scot: [44:34] Cool so no almost boundless growth opportunities for you guys it sounds like an exciting time. Jason: [44:44] Well this is certainly going to be a exciting and different holiday season and this is going to be a great place to leave this conversation because it is happen again we've Perfectly Used up our allotted time, But Eric we really appreciate your time and enjoyed hearing about anchoring some of the exciting new initiatives there. Eric: [45:05] Thanks God and thanks Jason. Scot: [45:07] Yeah if anyone wanted to follow you or you are you big on Tick-Tock or I said it's usually or Twitter or LinkedIn or you publish their and then where should they go for some good the latest Anchor Information. Eric: [45:22] Someone can connect with me on LinkedIn my focus to be quite Frank with you as I'm So Married to my work as I tend to focus my communication through work as opposed to myself. I think it's one of those things when you work in Communications you got to be careful about what use you say. So mostly I'm just talking about my company in the things that we do. Jason: [45:49] Awesome well we will put a link to your LinkedIn profile in there and certainly some links to Anchor and until next time happy commercing!

WebTalkRadio.net » Enlightenment of Change
217. Maintaining a Happy Heart While Building a Side Hustle

WebTalkRadio.net » Enlightenment of Change

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 22, 2021 40:03


Connie's motivational quote for today is by – Jim Rohn, “If you are not willing to risk the usual, you will have to settle for the ordinary.”    YouTube: https://youtu.be/BEfx--EPhbQ   Check Out These Highlights:  Recently I was asked if I was afraid or second-guessed myself when I opened my business 20 years ago.  I had never thought about fear as part of my decision-making process.  I think I felt that I would work hard, as I had always done, and would figure it out as I moved forward, so failure wasn't an option.  Now looking back, I'm not sure it was a naïve perspective, or it was pure determination and confidence in myself.   Don't misunderstand, I took that leap of faith very seriously and had a business plan in place, money in the bank, and a clear vision of what I wanted to build.  I had 2 babies at home, a mortgage, and my income was needed for us to survive.  Things didn't happen by accident.  Throughout my life, anytime I chose to create something new, I developed a plan that is fluid and can change and be modified as needed, as I define this new creation.   Is starting a business for everyone?  In the next half hour, my guests and I are going to discuss side hustles and how to create a legacy.   About Carrie Bohlig and Craig Clickner: Carrie Bohlig and Craig Clickner, and they are co-founders of several companies, including Tandem Consulting and their non-profit Tandem Giving, Inc which helps older children in the adoption process through advocacy adoption.   Their businesses, which initially started as side hustles, have allowed them to step away from their full-time corporate careers and instead, become full-time parents and entrepreneurs as well as recently published authors with their book, “So You Want to Start a Side Hustle” is their best advice on how to get yourself beyond your idea or product and move to the next level to generate lasting success and revenue.   Their book was published by McGraw Hill and has been featured on Publisher's Weekly's prestigious list of top Business and Personal Finance Books for 2021. Their lifestyle has enabled them to focus on what really matters to them- family, adventure, and impact and they are passionate about using their coaching, their podcast Tandem Talks, and public speaking to tens of thousands of people annually to pay it forward to others at the onset of their entrepreneurial journey.   How to Get in Touch With Carrie Bohlig and Craig Clickner: Email: Hello@tandemconsulting.co Website: uyhttp://www.tandemconsulting.co/   Stalk me online! Enlightenment of Change Facebook group: tinyurl.com/EOCFacebookGroup   Website:  https://whitmanassoc.com   Connie's #1 International Bestseller Book - ESP (Easy Sales Process): 7-Step to Sales Success:  https://whitmanassoc.com/resources/   Download Free Communication Style Assessment:  www.whitmanassoc.com/csa   Subscribe and listen to Enlightenment of Change podcast on your favorite podcast streaming service or on YouTube.  New episodes post every week - listen to Connie dive into new sales and business topics or problems you may have in your business.

S2D: The Symptom to Diagnosis Podcast

Sore throat, going beyond group A beta hemolytic stretococcus.S2D: The Symptom to Diagnosis Podcast presents case-based discussions of signs, symptoms, and diagnostics tests to improve clinical reasoning and evidence-based practice. Sponsored by McGraw Hill, S2D features Scott D. C. Stern, MD, FACP Professor of Medicine and Clinical Director of Clinical Pathophysiology and Therapeutics at the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine, and Adam S. Cifu, MD, FACP  Professor of Medicine and Associate Dean for Medical School Academics at the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine.

Building My Legacy
Episode 192-Carl Gould with Practical Tips on Launching or Growing a Business-Building My Legacy with Lois Sonstegard, PHD

Building My Legacy

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 16, 2021 35:59


Welcome to Episode 192 of Building My Legacy.In this podcast serial entrepreneur and best-selling author Carl Gould shares with us how he uses his own entrepreneurial experience to help business owners who want to grow their companies or expand personally as a leader. As a business coach, Carl has been told that he's a “time machine” that can show you what the future could look like and how to get there. It's then up to you to decide what you want your life to be about. As you build your legacy, Carl offers practical advice for every step of the way. In fact, the last stage in Carl's seven stages of business success is the “succession stage” in which a legacy business is born. So if you want to know:– The advantage of looking beyond your own industry for innovations– Why Internet marketing can look like a “colony of penguins”– The one new page you should add to your company website– Why you should consider increasing your prices– The deadliest mistakes people make when launching a business– The asset to being successful that's even more important than resilience About Carl GouldCarl Gould is a worldwide leading authority on business and entrepreneurship. His company, 7 Stage Advisors, helps organizations grow to the next level. An entrepreneur, Carl built three multi-million dollar businesses by age 40, and his company has mentored the launch of more than 5,000 businesses. He has also helped organizations like Allstate, American Idol, USA Olympic Track, IBM, McGraw-Hill and the US Army.Carl Gould has written multiple books on business strategy, leadership and sustainable growth. He co-authored Blueprint for Success with Stephen R. Covey and Ken Blanchard; and his best-selling book, The 7 Stages of Small Business Success, lays out the formula for HyperGrowth. In 2016, Biz Dev Done Right became a #1 Best Seller on Amazon. Learn more about Carl and his company at his website, carlgould.com where you'll also find his podcast, Carl Gould Collective.About Lois Sonstegard, PhDWorking with business leaders for more than 30 years, Lois has learned that successful leaders have a passion to leave a meaningful legacy. Leaders often ask: When does one begin to think about legacy? Is there a “best” approach? Is there a process or steps one should follow?Lois is dedicated not only to developing leaders but to helping them build a meaningful legacy. Learn more about how Lois can help your organization with Leadership Consulting and Executive Coaching:https://build2morrow.com/Thanks for Tuning In!Thanks so much for being with us this week. Have some feedback you'd like to share? Please leave a note in the comments section below!If you enjoyed this episode, please share it with your friends by using the social media buttons you see at the bottom of the post.Don't forget to subscribe to the show on iTunes to get automatic episode updates.And, finally, please take a minute to leave us an honest review and rating on iTunes. They really help us out when it comes to the ranking of the show, and I make it a point to read every single one of the reviews we get.Please leave a review right now. Thanks for listening!Building My Legacyhttps://businessinnovatorsradio.com/building-my-legacy/Source: https://businessinnovatorsradio.com/episode-192-carl-gould-with-practical-tips-on-launching-or-growing-a-business-building-my-legacy-with-lois-sonstegard-phd

Business Innovators Radio
Episode 192-Carl Gould with Practical Tips on Launching or Growing a Business-Building My Legacy with Lois Sonstegard, PHD

Business Innovators Radio

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 16, 2021 35:59


Welcome to Episode 192 of Building My Legacy.In this podcast serial entrepreneur and best-selling author Carl Gould shares with us how he uses his own entrepreneurial experience to help business owners who want to grow their companies or expand personally as a leader. As a business coach, Carl has been told that he's a “time machine” that can show you what the future could look like and how to get there. It's then up to you to decide what you want your life to be about. As you build your legacy, Carl offers practical advice for every step of the way. In fact, the last stage in Carl's seven stages of business success is the “succession stage” in which a legacy business is born. So if you want to know:– The advantage of looking beyond your own industry for innovations– Why Internet marketing can look like a “colony of penguins”– The one new page you should add to your company website– Why you should consider increasing your prices– The deadliest mistakes people make when launching a business– The asset to being successful that's even more important than resilience About Carl GouldCarl Gould is a worldwide leading authority on business and entrepreneurship. His company, 7 Stage Advisors, helps organizations grow to the next level. An entrepreneur, Carl built three multi-million dollar businesses by age 40, and his company has mentored the launch of more than 5,000 businesses. He has also helped organizations like Allstate, American Idol, USA Olympic Track, IBM, McGraw-Hill and the US Army.Carl Gould has written multiple books on business strategy, leadership and sustainable growth. He co-authored Blueprint for Success with Stephen R. Covey and Ken Blanchard; and his best-selling book, The 7 Stages of Small Business Success, lays out the formula for HyperGrowth. In 2016, Biz Dev Done Right became a #1 Best Seller on Amazon. Learn more about Carl and his company at his website, carlgould.com where you'll also find his podcast, Carl Gould Collective.About Lois Sonstegard, PhDWorking with business leaders for more than 30 years, Lois has learned that successful leaders have a passion to leave a meaningful legacy. Leaders often ask: When does one begin to think about legacy? Is there a “best” approach? Is there a process or steps one should follow?Lois is dedicated not only to developing leaders but to helping them build a meaningful legacy. Learn more about how Lois can help your organization with Leadership Consulting and Executive Coaching:https://build2morrow.com/Thanks for Tuning In!Thanks so much for being with us this week. Have some feedback you'd like to share? Please leave a note in the comments section below!If you enjoyed this episode, please share it with your friends by using the social media buttons you see at the bottom of the post.Don't forget to subscribe to the show on iTunes to get automatic episode updates.And, finally, please take a minute to leave us an honest review and rating on iTunes. They really help us out when it comes to the ranking of the show, and I make it a point to read every single one of the reviews we get.Please leave a review right now. Thanks for listening!Building My Legacyhttps://businessinnovatorsradio.com/building-my-legacy/Source: https://businessinnovatorsradio.com/episode-192-carl-gould-with-practical-tips-on-launching-or-growing-a-business-building-my-legacy-with-lois-sonstegard-phd

GOING SOLO
Becoming a Sales Consultant After the 3rd Severance and a Personal Tragedy Featuring Rock Robinson

GOING SOLO

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 12, 2021 26:18


Rock Robinson is an accomplished Sales Executive with 40 years of achievement growing revenue with the likes of McGraw-Hill, Sallie Mae, Stericycle & the Univ. of Phoenix. We discuss: The right time to apply for credit [03:24] The five questions you need to ask during networking [05:47] How to store and save good intelligence [12:22] Why even busy solopreneurs should not stop networking [14:52] Hamster wheel and burn out as qualifying skills [16:16] The need for people who want to coach [18:44] Characteristics of a company that wants to coach [20:24] Why a coach's job is never to stay too long [21:58] In 2015, after being severed for the 3rd time & experiencing a personal tragedy, he took a leap of faith & formed Rock SOLID Sales Consulting. For the last 7 years, he has provided services as a Fractional Sales Leader & Coach to Sales Leaders. Born & Raised in the Detroit suburbs, Cincinnati has been his home for the last 30 years. Learn more about Rock on https://www.linkedin.com/in/rockrobinson9 (LinkedIn).

Changing Lives Selling Knives
283: Adeola Whitney - The Difference One Person Can Make

Changing Lives Selling Knives

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 9, 2021 62:59


Adeola (“Ola”) Whitney has 20+ years of experience in both education and community service. After earning her Bachelor's degree from Oberlin College in English and African-American Studies, she held leadership and management roles with Playworks, Kaplan, and McGraw-Hill. In her first role with Reading Partners, she served as Chief Regional Operations Officer, overseeing most parts of the organization while managing over a dozen Executive Directors across the country. Later, at iMentor, Ola led the expansion and implementation of the college-success program and managed executive leadership in the Bay Area, Baltimore, Chicago, and New York City. Now, Ola is back at Reading Partners as the organization's CEO. Reading Partners' mission is to unlock student potential by raising reading achievement in 12 key regions around the U.S. Ola Whitney is a passionate leader who sincerely believes that one person can make a difference in the world, and she is doing her part to lead by example. To get access to all episodes and free resources, visit  ChangingLivesPodcast.com.

S2D: The Symptom to Diagnosis Podcast
Unintentional Weight Loss

S2D: The Symptom to Diagnosis Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 2, 2021 34:31


S2D: The Symptom to Diagnosis Podcast presents case-based discussions of signs, symptoms, and diagnostics tests to improve clinical reasoning and evidence-based practice. Sponsored by McGraw Hill, S2D features Scott D. C. Stern, MD, FACP Professor of Medicine and Clinical Director of Clinical Pathophysiology and Therapeutics at the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine, and Adam S. Cifu, MD, FACP  Professor of Medicine and Associate Dean for Medical School Academics at the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine.

Soul of Business with Blaine Bartlett
Ellen Finkelstein, PowerPoint MVP

Soul of Business with Blaine Bartlett

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 1, 2021 35:06


DEATH BY POWERPOINT!! Ellen Finkelstein is a PowerPoint MVP (Most Valuable Professional, a Microsoft award), one of only 18 in the United States. She specializes in training speakers and presenters to convert the dreaded “Death by PowerPoint” to Life by PowerPoint. Join us as we explore how to communicate clearly and powerfully; and design high-impact, persuasive, and professional presentations. If you host or facilitate webinars you'll want to listen to this episode. She has written 11 published books (25 editions) for McGraw-Hill and Wiley and published 11 e-books during her 20-year career as an author. Ellen has also delivered hundreds of webinars and is passionate about mastering how to leverage the value of webinars for reaching the world and earning a living. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Grow Microbiology
Reach Your Microbiology Students On and Off Campus with McGraw Hill Virtual Labs

Grow Microbiology

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 28, 2021 16:10


Please join Tami Hodge (McGraw Hill Education) & Heidi Smith (Front Range Community College), as they talk about the importance of a solid pre-lab approach. Moving from a print oriented pre-lab to a digital one with McGraw Hill Virtual Labs revolutionized Heidi Smith's lab. 80-90% of her students do the pre-lab work and show up the most prepared! 

S2D: The Symptom to Diagnosis Podcast
Wheezing and Stridor

S2D: The Symptom to Diagnosis Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 21, 2021 33:12


S2D: The Symptom to Diagnosis Podcast presents case-based discussions of signs, symptoms, and diagnostics tests to improve clinical reasoning and evidence-based practice. Sponsored by McGraw Hill, S2D features Scott D. C. Stern, MD, FACP Professor of Medicine and Clinical Director of Clinical Pathophysiology and Therapeutics at the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine, and Adam S. Cifu, MD, FACP  Professor of Medicine and Associate Dean for Medical School Academics at the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine.Wheezing and Stridor: All that wheezes is not asthma blah blah blah...

S2D: The Symptom to Diagnosis Podcast

S2D: The Symptom to Diagnosis Podcast presents case-based discussions of signs, symptoms, and diagnostics tests to improve clinical reasoning and evidence-based practice. Sponsored by McGraw Hill, S2D features Scott D. C. Stern, MD, FACP Professor of Medicine and Clinical Director of Clinical Pathophysiology and Therapeutics at the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine, and Adam S. Cifu, MD, FACP  Professor of Medicine and Associate Dean for Medical School Academics at the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine.A quick break from symptoms to the inevitable discussion of COVID.

Healing Intentions
Episode 25: Dr. Rick Kirschner - Medical Freedom, Writing and Speaking for a Living

Healing Intentions

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 19, 2021 68:05


In this episode I interview Dr. Rick Kirschner. Dr. Rick Kirschner is a retired professional speaker, business skills educator, personal and executive coach, film-maker, blogger, and an internationally bestselling author.  As founder of Art Of Change LLC, he delivered motivational speeches and training programs on The Art of Change Skills for Life™ nationally and internationally, to some of the best known organizations in the world, including the FDA, the Federal Reserve, NASA, Nationwide Insurance, Starbucks, Texas Instruments, and Toyota.  He delivered his ideas and advice on communication, persuasion and conflict resolution through hundreds of radio and television appearances, newspaper and magazine articles and interviews, from CNBC to CBC to FOX to the Wall Street Journal, USA Today, London Times, Executive Excellence and Readers Digest. From 1980 to 1986, he delivered training programs on communication from Los Angeles to Seattle.  In 1987, he was one of only 15 speakers chosen by the Tom Peters Group to present the revolutionary In Search of Excellence  and Thriving On Chaos training programs to businesses and organizations around the globe.  His coauthored audio program "Dealing with Difficult People" was on Columbia House's all time top ten best seller list.In 1994 he and Dr. Rick Brinkman co-authored the McGraw Hill international bestselling book, Dealing With People You Can't Stand: How to Bring Out the Best in People at Their Worst. It has been translated into 27 languages and was updated and re-released as a second edition in 2002, a third revised edition in 2012.  The MacMillan audiobook version was released in 2010, and an enhanced iTunes audiobook version was released in 2011 .  In 1998 he co-authored the McGraw-Hill book, Life by Design, Making Wise Choices, which is available in three languages. In 2002 McGraw-Hill released the third book by the team of Brinkman & Kirschner, Dealing With Relatives: Bringing Out the Best in Family at Their Worst. Their last book together, Love Thy Customer, was selected as McGraw Hill's business book of the year 2006. In 2007, Dr. Kirschner authored the comprehensive ‘Insider's Guide to the Art of Persuasion,' consisting of two books, the Guidebook and the Playbook, along with a 32 track audio program on the topic.  He is the author or co-author of eleven audio and video programs on customer service, communication and life management.  His last book, 'How To Click With People: Building the Personal Side of Business,' was published in June 2011 by Hyperion Books.  In 2015, he wrote and produced a documentary film, ‘How Healthcare Became Sickcare: The True History of Medicine.     Dr. Kirschner was an Oregon licensed Naturopathic Physician from 1981 until he retired his license in 2019.  His daughter runs the company he founded.  He served as President of the Naturopathic Medicine Institute in 2020.  He lives in the panhandle of Northern Idaho with his wife of 31 years, along with his one eyed cat and 4 chickens.https://www.talknatural.com/Connect with me on Instagram @dradrianmehmedi and let me know what you think of the episode!https://www.instagram.com/dradrianmehmedi/Subscribe to Healing Intentions:Apple: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/healing-intentions/id1513511677Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/0Br46boiZpBXbdbgLxhk0UGoogle: https://podcasts.google.com/?feed=aHR0cHM6Ly9mZWVkcy5idXp6c3Byb3V0LmNvbS8xMDgxNDMwLnJzcw==

The Nishant Garg Show
#171: Erica Keswin — Rituals Roadmap: The Human Way to Transform Everyday Routines Into Workplace Magic, Working with Executives and Leaders, Grounding Practices, and More

The Nishant Garg Show

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 19, 2021 54:06


Erica Keswin is a workplace strategist who has worked for the past twenty years with some of the most iconic brands in the world as a consultant, speaker, author, and professional dot-connector. Her bestselling book, Bring Your Human to Work: Ten Sure-Fire Ways to Design a Workplace That's Good for People, Great for Business, and Just Might Change the World, was published by McGraw-Hill in the fall of 2018. Her second book, Rituals Roadmap: The Human Way to Transform Everyday Routines Into Workplace Magic (McGraw-Hill), was published in January 2021 and made the Wall Street Journal, Publishers Weekly and USA Today bestseller lists. Erica's work and insights can be seen in various media outlets, including Harvard Business Review, NY Post, Forbes, Huffington Post, O Magazine, Entrepreneur, Business Insider, Mogul, Conscious Company, Quartz, and Fast Company. Recent keynotes, workshops, and webinars (virtual and IRL) include the American Red Cross, SXSW, TIAA, IBM, New York Times, Hightower Associates, AllianceBernstein, Standard Industries, Banfield Pet Hospital, and Radio Flyer. Erica was named one of Marshall Goldsmith's Top 100 Coaches in 2020, as well as one of Business Insider's most innovative coaches of 2020. Please enjoy! Please visit https://nishantgarg.me/podcasts for more info. Follow Nishant: Friday Newsletter: https://garnishant-91f4a.gr8.com/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/nishant-garg-b7a20339/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/Nishant82638150 Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/NishantMindfulnessMatters/

Pandanomics's Podcast
EP 91 | Kim Perell - Award-winning entrepreneur, bestselling author, executive and investor

Pandanomics's Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 13, 2021 31:52


Kim Perell is an award-winning entrepreneur, bestselling author, executive and investor. She's been a digital marketing technology CEO for the last 20 years, scaling companies from $0 to $1B in annual sales and leading thousands of employees on a global scale. Kim's best-selling book, The Execution Factor, was published by McGraw Hill and is designed to help entrepreneurs achieve success in business and life. Her second book, which will be released in Fall 2021, is focused on helping people make the JUMP and do what scares them in their personal and professional life. Kim's achievements as an entrepreneur and executive have been widely recognized. She has been named one of AdAge's Marketing Technology Trailblazers, Business Insider's Most Powerful Women in Mobile Advertising, is an Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year, and was named Entrepreneur of the Year by the National Association of Female Executives. Kim has been profiled by The New York Times, Forbes, CNN Money, Entrepreneur Magazine, Inc Magazine, Business Insider, and The Huffington Post. Kim has been featured on CNBC, Fox Business, MSNBC and hosted Good Morning America's Side Hustle Showdown, a competition for aspiring entrepreneurs to win capital as well as Kid Inventors. Kim is also a regular judge for the #1 digital business show Entrepreneur Magazines Elevator Pitch. More About Kim: Pre-order Kim's new book "JUMP" here: https://jumpwithkim.com/ Social Media Handles: https://www.instagram.com/kimperell/ https://www.facebook.com/kimperell/ https://linkedin.com/in/kimperell https://twitter.com/kimperell   Watch the video version of this episode here: https://youtu.be/MSOPztCN8nU   Give us a follow! Social Media Instagram - @pandanomicspodcast or @davidchenpanda Learn more about our host "David Chen" at www.pandanomics.com Business Inquiries - pandanomicspodcast@gmail.com   

Tech Story
Episode 43 - Mark Metry

Tech Story

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 13, 2021 35:36


I have the great honor to talk with Mark Metry. We talk about a lot of things.How he overcame a paralyzing fear of talking to people to becoming a Top 100 podcast host.Nutritional Psychology - I didn't even know that was a thing.The peace he feels finally being at a point where he can share his tales of struggle and ultimate success over social anxiety.Some of Mark's accomplishments:1997 - Mark comes to this planet July 22nd, in a hospital in Cambridge, MA2004 - Mark begins experimenting with entrepreneurship at the age of 7.2007 - Mark moves schools and begins to face racism & bullying. Also begins to develop autoimmune health conditions & social anxiety, insomnia.2008 - Mark goes on the internet and begins creating ventures like websites & apps, after saving up enough money to buy a phone from a summer job.2010 - Mark starts a Youtube channel about Video games that eventually has 35,000 subscribers.2013 - Mark eventually starts the World's #1 Minecraft server and turns in a 6-figure business by age 16.2015 - Mark goes to college and faces rock bottom via depression, obesity and social isolation.2016 - Mark step by step, day by day begins to gain control over his life and mind, also starts a marketing business.2017 - Launched his Humans 2.0 podcast.2018 - Apple ranks Humans 2.0 in the global top 100 and Mark gets invited to start speaking on stages and interviewing successful people.2019 - Mark speaks in almost every major city in America about his mission, and gets invited by Forbes to do a 2 hour interview...2020 - Mark launches his first book "Screw Being Shy" & TEDx talk2021 - Let the adventure continue :)Mark Metry is a 23 year old entrepreneur, author, creator, mental health advocate, coach, teacher, keynote speaker, podcast host, and loving human being.Mark has interviewed over 300+ top leaders around the world from billionaire philanthropists, to neuroscientists, professional athletes, New York times bestselling authors, philosophers, and innovative disrupter's on his Top 100 Humans 2.0 podcast, which NASDAQ, and Yahoo Finance placed in the "Top 21 Growing Podcasts you must listen to..”Now, Mark hosts the Social Anxiety Society podcast, and is the bestselling author of Screw Being Shy: Learn How to Manage Social Anxiety and Be Yourself in Front of Anyone!Mark has been featured in Forbes, TEDx, HuffPost, Mindvalley, Inc and many more. Mark‘s been mentioned alongside Elon Musk and Jeff Bezos and can be found speaking at Universities like Rutgers to Nonprofits like Coptic Orphans, to conferences and high schools across the nation.Mark has spoken alongside Olympian Athletes, New York Times Bestselling authors, and Fortune 500 CEO's. Mark's story has been featured in 3 books, including Ditch the Act by McGraw Hill, Standing O! alongside Billionaires and other mavericks, and We're All Marketers. Mark has also been a guest on over 250+ podcasts, radio stations, and television.Additionally, Mark advises startups, and volunteers his time as an advisory board member at an education based nonprofit.https://www.markmetry.com/https://www.linkedin.com/in/mark-metry/

Manage 2 Win
#140 – Hype Trumps Marketing

Manage 2 Win

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 11, 2021 38:08


Michael F. Schein teaches that hype is more ethical and effective than traditional or digital marketing.  Really? David, our host, discusses Michael's conclusions on this episode of the Manage 2 Win podcast as we resume our show after a three-month break. It's FUN to be back!  Michael is a great guest.  He shares tips from his new book, The Hype Handbook: 12 Indispensable Success Secrets From the World's Greatest Propagandists, Self-Promoters, Cult Leaders, Mischief Makers, and Boundary Breakers, which is published by McGraw Hill.  Find it at your favorite bookseller. Michael is also the founder and president of MicroFame Media, a company that specializes in making consultants and coaches famous in their fields. Some of his clients have included eBay, Magento, The Medici Group, University of Pennsylvania, Gordon College, University of California Irvine, United Methodist Publishing House, Ricoh, LinkedIn, and Citrix. His writing has appeared in Fortune, Forbes, Inc., Psychology Today, and Huffington Post, and he is a speaker for international audiences spanning from the northeastern United States to the southeastern coast of China.  Did China learn hype from Michael?  No comment… Don't miss this discussion to learn how you can get new clients by promoting yourself and/or your company differently.

The Boardroom Buzz Pest Control Podcast
Episode 67 — Fighting for Family Business with Bryan Dodge

The Boardroom Buzz Pest Control Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 7, 2021 90:06


Guest Bryan Dodge kicks off the interview as the host as you'll hear him interviewing Paul. Young Paul was an entrepreneur in the… farming industry?!? From Cornell to investment banking to private equity, Paul opens up about his world traveling backstory with Bryan.  It must be a prank when McGraw-Hill, one of the largest publishers in the world, calls you. It's a good thing Bryan answered that call (twice) because he went on to write and publish The Good Life Rules in 2009. Shortly thereafter, Patrick received it as a gift, and you can say the rest is history. Although Bryan denies it, the book had an impact on Patrick's life. It feels like today's society requires formal education. It's a stark contrast as you'll hear about getting a job vs. making a fortune.  The Boardroom conversation turns to Bryan's more recent book, The Principles of an Unstoppable Family Business. Bryan shares how the faces are different but the problems are the same, including overpaying family members.  There are lots of nuggets in this interview. Take notes, and as you'll hear, don't be afraid to ask for help. Don't forget to pick up a free copy of one of Bryan's books by emailing bryan@bryandodge.com & cc: thebuzz@potomaccompany.com (Don't forget to include your shipping address) Now, grab yourself a drink, give your grandkids a Red Bull, and send in your questions for Bryan's Bonus Buzz. Co-Produced, Edited, and Mixed by Dylan Seals of Verbell.Ltd

Virginia Water Radio
Episode 596 (9-27-21): Water and Muscles

Virginia Water Radio

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 28, 2021


CLICK HERE to listen to episode audio (4:09).Sections below are the following: Transcript of Audio Audio Notes and Acknowledgments ImageExtra Information Sources Related Water Radio Episodes For Virginia Teachers (Relevant SOLs, etc.). Unless otherwise noted, all Web addresses mentioned were functional as of 9-24-21. TRANSCRIPT OF AUDIO From the Cumberland Gap to the Atlantic Ocean, this is Virginia Water Radio for the week of September 27, 2021.  This episode is part of a series this fall on water connections to the human body and human biology.  This week, we start with some mystery sounds.  Have a listen for about 25 seconds, and see if you know the body system you can hear at work in all of these sounds.  And here's a hint: it'll be a show of strength if you guess this. SOUNDS  - ~23 sec If you guessed the muscular system, you're right!  Walking, dribbling a basketball, lifting weights, and jumping rope all involve some of the over 600 skeletal muscles in the human body.  Skeletal muscles, also called striated or voluntary muscles, are one of three muscle types in the body.  The other two are smooth, or involuntary muscles, found in internal organs; and cardiac muscle in the heart.  Whatever their location or function, muscles have several important connections to water, including the following six. First, water is a major component of muscles, making up over 70 percent of muscle mass. Second, cell volume, that is, the space within cells, is affected by the amount of water that cells contain, or the cells' hydration state.  This is believed to be related to muscle strength and contraction capacity by affecting the shape and function of muscle proteins. Third, water is the medium containing all the dissolved biochemicals that the body needs to function, including those involved in muscular contraction and in nourishing muscle cells. Fourth, water is involved in reactions that release energy from the molecule ATP, and water is associated with the important energy-storage molecule glycogen. Fifth, water helps regulate body temperature, including the heat generated by muscular activity. And sixth, water helps lubricate moveable joints, the structures upon which skeletal muscles act to move parts of the body. Overall, water plays a significant role in muscle strength and function, and muscle, in turn, is an important area of water storage for the body. We close with some music whose title speaks of one of the most common uses of our muscles.  Here's the closing 25 seconds of “Walk This Way For Awhile,” by the Harrisonburg and Rockingham County, Va.-based band, The Steel Wheels. MUSIC - ~25 sec – Lyrics: “…you walk this way for awhile; will you walk this way for awhile?  I think you will, I know you still, I hope you will.” SHIP'S BELL Virginia Water Radio is produced by the Virginia Water Resources Research Center, part of Virginia Tech's College of Natural Resources and Environment.  For more Virginia water sounds, music, or information, visit us online at virginiawaterradio.org, or call the Water Center at (540) 231-5624.  Thanks to Stewart Scales for his banjo version of Cripple Creek to open and close this show.  In Blacksburg, I'm Alan Raflo, thanking you for listening, and wishing you health, wisdom, and good water. AUDIO NOTES AND ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS The sounds heard in this episode were recorded by Virginia Water Radio in Blacksburg, Va., on September 23, 2021. “Walk This Way for Awhile,” by The Steel Wheels, is from the album “Live at Goose Creek,” recorded October 14, 2010, at Franklin Park Performing Arts Center, Purcellville, Va., and produced by Goose Creek Music; used with permission of The Steel Wheels.  The song is also on The Steel Wheel's 2010 album, “Red Wing.”  More information about The Steel Wheels is available online at http://www.thesteelwheels.com/.  More information about Goose Creek Music is available online at http://www.goosecreekmusic.com/.  More information about the Franklin Park Arts Center is available online at http://www.franklinparkartscenter.org/.  This music was used previously by Virginia Water Radio in Episode 286, 10-19-15. Click here if you'd like to hear the full version (1 min./11 sec.) of the “Cripple Creek” arrangement/performance by Stewart Scales that opens and closes this episode.  More information about Mr. Scales and the group New Standard, with which Mr. Scales plays, is available online at http://newstandardbluegrass.com. IMAGE Structure of a representative human skeletal muscle.  Illustration from National Institutes of Health/National Cancer Institute, SEER Training Module, “Muscular System/Structure of Skeletal Muscle,” online at https://training.seer.cancer.gov/anatomy/muscular/structure.html. EXTRA INFORMATION ABOUT THE HUMAN MUSCULAR SYSTEM The following information is quoted from the National Institutes of Health/National Cancer Institute, SEER Training Module, “Muscular System/Introduction” online at https://training.seer.cancer.gov/anatomy/muscular/. “The muscular system is composed of specialized cells called muscle fibers.  Their predominant function is contractibility.  Muscles, attached to bones or internal organs and blood vessels, are responsible for movement.  Nearly all movement in the body is the result of muscle contraction.  Exceptions to this are the action of cilia, the flagellum on sperm cells, and amoeboid movement of some white blood cells. “The integrated action of joints, bones, and skeletal muscles produces obvious movements such as walking and running.  Skeletal muscles also produce more subtle movements that result in various facial expressions, eye movements, and respiration. “In addition to movement, muscle contraction also fulfills some other important functions in the body, such as posture, joint stability, and heat production.  Posture, such as sitting and standing, is maintained as a result of muscle contraction.  The skeletal muscles are continually making fine adjustments that hold the body in stationary positions.  The tendons of many muscles extend over joints and in this way contribute to joint stability.  This is particularly evident in the knee and shoulder joints, where muscle tendons are a major factor in stabilizing the joint.  Heat production, to maintain body temperature, is an important by-product of muscle metabolism.  Nearly 85 percent of the heat produced in the body is the result of muscle contraction.” SOURCES Used for Audio Ann Baggaley, ed., Human Body, Dorling Kindersley Publishing, New York, N.Y, 2001. Cedric Bryant and Daniel Green, eds., Essentials of Exercise Science, American Council on Exercise, San Diego, Calif., 2017. Michael Houston, Biochemistry Primer for Exercise Science, 3rd Edition, Human Kinetics, Champaign, Ill., 2006. Isabel Lorenzo et al., “The Role of Water Homeostasis in Muscle Function and Frailty: A Review,” Nutrients, Vol. 11, No. 8 (August 2019, accessed online at https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6723611/(subscription may be required for access).  National Institutes of Health/National Cancer Institute, SEER Training Modules, “Muscular System,” online at https://training.seer.cancer.gov/anatomy/muscular/. Science Direct, “Synovial Fluid: Structure and Function,” excerpted from Textbook of Pediatric Rheumatology, 5th Edition, Elsevier, Amsterdam, Netherlands, 2005; accessed online at https://www.sciencedirect.com/topics/medicine-and-dentistry/synovial-fluid(subscription may be required for access). Scott Powers and Edward Howley, Exercise Physiology: Theory and Application to Fitness and Performance, 8th Edition, McGraw-Hill, New York, N.Y., 2012.U.S. Geological Survey, “The Water in You: Water and the Human Body, online at https://www.usgs.gov/special-topic/water-science-school/science/water-you-water-and-human-body?qt-science_center_objects=0#qt-science_center_objects. For More Information about Water and the Human Body American Society of Hematology, “Blood Basics,” online at https://www.hematology.org/education/patients/blood-basics. Cleveland [Ohio] Clinic, “Heart & Blood Vessels: How Does Blood Travel Through Your Body,” online at https://my.clevelandclinic.org/health/articles/heart-blood-vessels-blood-flow-body. Cleveland [Ohio] Clinic, “Lymphatic System,” online at https://my.clevelandclinic.org/health/articles/21199-lymphatic-system.Eric Cudler, “Neuroscience for Kids,” online at https://faculty.washington.edu/chudler/neurok.html. Franklin Institute of Philadelphia, Penn., “Blood Vessels,” online at https://www.fi.edu/heart/blood-vessels. Mayo Clinic Health System, “Water: Essential to your body,” online at https://www.mayoclinichealthsystem.org/hometown-health/speaking-of-health/water-essential-to-your-body. Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, “Facts About Blood and Blood Cells,” online at https://www.mskcc.org/cancer-care/patient-education/facts-about-blood-and-blood-cells. National Institutes of Health/National Cancer Institute, SEER Training Modules, “Nervous System,” online at https://training.seer.cancer.gov/anatomy/nervous/. National Institutes of Health/National Cancer Institute, SEER Training Module, “Skeletal System,” online at https://training.seer.cancer.gov/anatomy/skeletal/.National Institutes of Health/National Library of Medicine, “Blood, Heart and Circulation,” online at http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/bloodheartandcirculation.html. University of Bristol (England), School of Medical Sciences, “Brain Basics: The Fundamentals of Neuroscience,” online at http://www.bris.ac.uk/synaptic/basics/basics-0.html. RELATED VIRGINIA WATER RADIO EPISODES All Water Radio episodes are listed by category at the Index link above (http://www.virginiawaterradio.org/p/index.html).  See particularly the “Science” subject category. Another episode related to human exercise is Episode 483, 7-29-19.  It focuses on buoyancy and drag in the water and is designed for middle school and high school students. Following are links to other episodes on connections of water to human biology.  Please note that some of these episodes are being redone in fall 2021; in those cases, the respective links below will have information on the updated episodes.  Episode 195, 1-6-14 – Water thermodynamics.Episode 393, 11-6-17 – Disease: Influenza.Episode 466, 4-1-19 – Water intake and sports.Episode 517, 3-23-20 and Episode 519, 4-6-20 – Disease: Water connections to COVID-19.Episode 592, 8-30-21 – Overview of water's roles in the body.Episode 593, 9-6-21 – Circulatory system connections to water.Episode 594, 9-13-21 – Neurological system connections to water.Episode 595, 9-20-21 – Skeletal system connections to water. FOR VIRGINIA TEACHERS – RELATED STANDARDS OF LEARNING (SOLs) AND OTHER INFORMATION Following are some Virginia Standards of Learning (SOLs) that may be supported by this episode's audio/transcript, sources, or other information included in this post. 2020 Music SOLs SOLs at various grade levels that call for “examining the relationship of music to the other fine arts and other fields of knowledge.” 2018 Science SOLs Grades K-3 plus 5: Force, Motion, and Energy5.2 – Energy can take many forms.5.3 – There is a relationship between force and energy of moving objects. Grades K-4: Living Systems and Processes4.2 – Plants and animals have structures that distinguish them from one another and play vital roles in their ability to survive. Grade 66.6 – Water has unique physical properties and has a role in the natural and human-made environment. Life ScienceLS.2 – All living things are composed of one or more cells that support life processes, as described by the cell theory.LS.4 – There are chemical processes of energy transfer which are important for life. BiologyBIO.2 – Chemical and biochemical processes are essential for life.BIO.3 – Cells have structure and function. Virginia's SOLs are available from the Virginia Department of Education, online at http://www.doe.virginia.gov/testing/. Following are links to Water Radio episodes (various topics) designed especially for certain K-12 grade levels. Episode 250, 1-26-15 – on boiling, for kindergarten through 3rdgrade.Episode 255, 3-2-15 – on density, for 5th and 6th grade.Episode 282, 9-21-15 – on living vs. non-living, for kindergarten.Episode 309, 3-28-16 – on temperature regulation in animals, for kindergarten through 12th grade.Episode 333, 9-12-16

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Succeed In A&P
Want to Drive Student Engagement with Interactive 3D Models?

Succeed In A&P

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 27, 2021 28:03


Part III of a three-part podcast series, highlighting McGraw Hill's new 3D rotatable models. Join Valerie Kramer and Michael Koot, PhD, (McGraw Hill) as they talk with A&P instructor David Ansardi, PhD, at Calhoun Community College. Hear tips to drive student engagement from Dr. Ansardi and learn how he implements the 3D models and other assets of APR for a successful student and instructor experience!

Inspirational Business Women Show
Webinar Profit Planning & List Building Strategies

Inspirational Business Women Show

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 27, 2021


Would you like to increase your income from Webinars? Webinars are a powerful and effective tool for selling products and services and getting your word out to the world. One of the more difficult aspects of giving a webinar is the planning. My guest, will discuss how to plan profitable webinars that grow a list of loyal followers and attract eager buyers. Many 6- and 7-figure marketers make most of their money using webinars and YOU can too. She will share how she added over 1000 subscribers with her weekly webinar show. This week's Hot Topics include: 1. Why webinars are so powerful for reaching the world and earning a living 2. How to set up a profitable weekly webinar series to grow you list 3. How to create persuasive webinars-the script, the slides, and the offer Ellen has created and delivered hundreds of webinars and organized the popular Outstanding Presentations Workshop webinar series, with over 4000 registrations in over 97 countries over 6 years. She is passionate about the value of webinars for reaching the world and earning a living. Now, she is helping others gain the same success she has had. She focuses on Internet marketing strategy and technology, making the complex easy so marketers can actually take action and achieve their goals. She has written and published 11 books (25 editions) for McGraw-Hill and Wiley and published 9 e-books during her 20-year career as an author. Her books have ranged from 20 pages to 1300+ pages. Since 1999 Ellen has been helping people to present more effectively via her website EllenFinkelstein.com. Along the way, she learned a lot about Internet Marketing, which she teaches at ChangetheWorldMarketing.com _________________________________________________ Each #IBWS provides "a Goldmine of Entrepreneurial Tips, Strategies and Advice to grow your business to new Heights of Success from Inspirational Business Women in the Know.” Hear the inspired stories and personal struggles of these amazing women and learn how they rose to the top of their field while making a big impact on the lives of others. As your host, it is my deepest desire to uplift and inspire our "sister entrepreneurs" to pursue their dreams and share their passions with the world. Together we can "make a real difference" across the globe.

The History of Computing
The Osborne Effect

The History of Computing

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 26, 2021 9:43


The Osborne Effect isn't an episode about Spider-Man that covers turning green or orange and throwing bombs off little hoverboards. Instead it's about the impact of The Osborne 1 computer on the history of computers. Although many might find discussing the Green Goblin or Hobgoblin much more interesting. The Osborne 1 has an important place in the history of computing because when it was released in 1981, it was the first portable computer that found commercial success. Before the Osborne, there were portable teletype machines for sure, but computers were just starting to get small enough that a fully functional machine could be taken on an airplane. It ran 2.2 of the CP/M operating system and came with a pretty substantial bundle of software. Keep in mind, there weren't internal hard drives in machines like this yet but instead CP/M was a set of floppies. It came with MBASIC from Microsoft, dBASE II from Ashton-Tate, the WordStar word processor, SuperCalc for spreadsheets, the Grammatik grammar checker, the Adventure game, early ledger tools from PeachTree Software, and tons of other software. By bundling so many titles, they created a climate where other vendors did the same thing, like Kaypro. After all, nothing breeds competitors like the commercial success of a given vendor. The Osborne was before flat panel screens so had a built-in CRT screen. This and the power supply and the heavy case meant it weighed almost 25 pounds and came in at just shy of $1,800. Imagine two disk drives with a 5 inch screen in the middle. The keyboard, complete with a full 10-key pad, was built into a cover that could be pulled off and used to interface with the computer. The whole thing could fit under a seat on an airplane. Airplane seats were quite a bit larger than they are today back then! We think of this as a luggable rather than a portable because of that and because computers didn't have batteries yet. Instead it pulled up to 37 watts of power. All that in a 20 inch wide case that stood 9 inches tall. The two people most commonly associated with the Osborne are Adam Osborne and Lee Felsenstein. Osborne got his PhD from the University of Delaware in 1968 and went to work in chemicals before he moved to the Bay Area and started writing books about computers and started a company called Osborne and Associates to write computer books. He sold that to McGraw-Hill in 1979. By then he'd been hanging around the Homebrew Computer Club for a few years and there were some pretty wild ideas floating around. He saw Jobs and Wozniak demo the Apple I and watched their rise. Founders and engineers from Cromemco, IMSAI, Tiny BASIC, and Atari were also involved there - mostly before any of those products were built. So with the money from McGraw-Hill and sales of some of his books like An Introduction To Microcomputers, he set about thinking through what he could build. Lee Felsenstein was another guy from that group who'd gotten his degree in Computer Science at Berkeley before co-creating Community Memory, a project to build an early bulletin board system on top of a SDS 940 timesharing mainframe with links to terminals like a Teletype Model 33 sitting at Leopold's Records in Berkeley. That had started up back in 1973 when Doug Englebart donated his machine from The Mother of All Demos and eventually moved to minicomputers as those became more available. Having seen the world go from a mainframe the size of a few refrigerators to minicomputers and then to early microcomputers like the Altair, when a hardware hacker like Felsenstein paired up with someone with a little seed money like Osborne, magic was bound to happen. The design was similar to the NoteTaker that Alan Kay had built at Xerox in the 70s - but hacked together from parts they could find. Like 5 inch Fujitsu floppy drives. They made 10 prototypes with metal cases and quickly moved to injection molded plastic cases, taking them to the 1981 West Coast Computer Faire and getting a ton of interest immediately. Some thought the screen was a bit too small but at the time the price justified the software alone. By the end of 1981 they'd had months where they did a million dollars in sales and they fired up the assembly line. People bought modems to hook to the RS-232 compatible serial port and printers to hook to the parallel port. Even external displays. Sales were great. They were selling over 10,000 computers a month and Osborne was lining up more software vendors, offering stock in the Osborne Computer Corporation. By 1983 they were preparing to go public and developing a new line of computers, one of which was the Osborne Executive. That machine would come with more memory, a slightly larger screen, an expansion slot and of course more software using sweetheart licensing deals that accompanied stock in the company to keep the per-unit cost down. He also announced the Vixen - same chipset but lighter and cheaper. Only issue is this created a problem, which we now call the Osborne Effect. People didn't want the Osborne 1 any more. Seeing something new was on the way, people cancelled their orders in order to wait for the Executive. Sales disappeared almost overnight. At the time, computer dealers pushed a lot of hardware and the dealers didn't want to have all that stock of an outdated model. Revenue disappeared and this came at a terrible time. The market was changing. IBM showed up with a PC, Apple had the Lisa and were starting to talk about the Mac. KayPro had come along as a fierce competitor. Other companies had clued in on the software bundling idea. The Compaq portable wasn't far away. The company ended up cancelling the IPO and instead filing for bankruptcy. They tried to raise money to build a luggable or portable IBM clone - and if they had done so maybe they'd be what Compaq is today - a part of HP. The Osborne 1 was cannibalized by the Osborne Executive that never actually shipped. Other companies would learn the same lesson as the Osborne Effect throughout history. And yet the Osborne opened our minds to this weird idea of having machines we could take with us on airplanes. Even if they were a bit heavy and had pretty small screens. And while the timing of announcements is only one aspect of the downfall of the company, the Osborne Effect is a good reminder to be deliberate about how we talk about future products. Especially for hardware but we also have to be careful not to sell features that don't exist yet in software.

One More Thing Before You Go
That Thing About Harnessing the Power of Creativity

One More Thing Before You Go

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 24, 2021 33:56


In This Episode We learn how to rediscover four creative tools that you can use today to re-awaken your long-lost creativity! What if you had a formula that can teach you how to harness the power of creativity to improve your business, your life, overcome personal trauma and life obstacles? Stay tuned in this episode we're going to have a conversation with a man that who has taught thousands of leaders and individuals around the globe how to do just that and he's going to teach you a little bit of it. I'm host Michael Herst, and this is That thing about harness the power of creativity. It's our Friday bonus episode My guest in this episode is Nir Bashan…From working with Hollywood and music stars like Woody Harrelson and Rod Stewart, Nir discovered something that may shock you: These creative superstars aren't all that different from you or I! It's just that they have mastered a method of repeatable and predictable creativity -- a type of creativity that anyone can learn. And it turns out that's the same type of creativity can be used in businesses and careers everywhere! Nir has taught thousands of leaders and individuals around the globe how to harness the power of creativity to improve profitability, increase sales, boost customer service and ultimately create more meaning in their work. Working with clients such as AT&T, Microsoft, Ace Hardware, NFL Network, EA Sports, Suzuki, Activision and jetBlue, Nir has spent the last two decades working on a formula to codify creativity for business. That formula is found in 'The Creator Mindset', a book which has been translated into two languages and released worldwide by McGraw/Hill business in August of 2020What you will learn: It's the same creativity that we are all born with. But sadly so few of us use. Little Victories Digital Detox Switch Gears Real Listening And see how viewing the world as it can be, not as it is will yield the power of The Creator Mindset!

Leadership Junkies Podcast
147. Carl Gould | Blueprint for Business Growth: Strategies to Grow Yourself and Your Business

Leadership Junkies Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 23, 2021 55:54


Are you committed to personal and business growth? Are you ready to identify your blind spots and stop tripping over them? Do you want tools and strategies to grow yourself and your business? Our special guest Carl Gould answers these and other questions about leadership, entrepreneurship, coaching, business growth and peak performance. Carl Gould is a worldwide leading authority on business and entrepreneurship, a keynote speaker and best-selling author. His company, 7 Stage Advisors, helps organizations grow to the next level. He's an entrepreneur who built three multi-million dollar businesses by age 40, and 7 Stage Advisors has mentored the launch of over five thousand businesses. Some of the companies Carl's helped are Allstate, American Idol, USA Olympic Track, IBM, McGraw-Hill and the US Army. Carl created the farthest-reaching business mentoring organization in the world, and his methodologies are in practice in 35 countries. He's trained, certified or accredited over 7,000 business coaches and mentors since 2002. Carl has written multiple books and articles on the subject of business strategy, leadership and sustainable growth. He co-authored Blueprint for Success with Stephen R. Covey and Ken Blanchard, and his best-selling book, The 7 Stages of Small Business Success, lays out the formula for HyperGrowth. Carl's dynamic and energetic presentation style has made him a sought after keynote speaker internationally. He combines practical and impactful content with real-world experience…no theory here! Carl engages his audiences and keeps them on the edge of their seat. Gould's content is original, profound and battle-tested.   The Leadership Junkies Podcast is brought to you by Cardivera.com. Show Notes Episode highlights… Using assessments and peak performance science to accelerate and grow your leadership and business Skills for getting to your blind spots in two questions or less Strategies for growing the professional side of your life Understanding the ways your personality type impacts your leadership style Understanding the 7 Stages of Business Growth Strategic planning stage Specialty stage Synergy stage Systems stage Sustainability stage Saleability stage Legacy stage Understanding the difference between growing a business and scaling a business The difference between producer team members and manager team members Building great teams is about understanding the skills and mindsets for roles and finding the right fits for the roles (even if it's not the typical fit) Focusing on core competencies versus prior experience with your people The four quandrants for business leaders – Direction / strategy, Income (sales / marketing), Systems; Controls Questions help people see things differently and help people find their blind spots Coach's key role is to help clients understand the limit of their defined identity and expand that identity The importance of understanding the natural state of your comfort zone Leaders have a range of mismanagement, and the team knows it as well Behaviors follow incentives Resources: Carl Gould Carl Gould Website 7 Stage Advisors Website (Free Business Analysis) The Leadership Junkies Podcast Cardivera Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Connected & Ready
Building the pipeline of future female engineers, with Dr. Tarika Barrett

Connected & Ready

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 22, 2021 36:49


Gemma Milne talks with Dr. Tarika Barrett, CEO of Girls Who Code, about their initiatives to close the technology gender gap, including certain data-driven responses and research, the importance of role models, global differences related to this issue, and concrete examples of the positive impact programs like these can have on individuals, companies willing to transform their culture, and society at large.About Tarika Barrett:Dr. Tarika Barrett is the CEO of Girls Who Code, an international nonprofit organization working to close the gender gap in technology, and which has served more than 450,000 students to date. Tarika started her career as an educator and has spent two decades building educational pathways for young people at organizations like iMentor, the New York City Department of Education, New Visions for Public Schools, and New York University's Center for Research on Teaching and Learning. A graduate of Brooklyn College, Tarika has an M.A. in Deaf Education from Columbia Teachers College and a Ph.D. in Teaching and Learning from New York University. Tarika serves on the board of McGraw Hill and is the recipient of the New York University's Steinhardt School Dorothy Height Distinguished Alumni Achievement Award.Topics of discussionThe role of culture in perpetuating the tech gender gap (7:14)Expanding the definition of a “typical” coder (14:45)Specific programs targeted toward closing the tech gender gap (17:43)What a more diverse and equitable technology world might look like (21:55)How closing the gap creates a leadership opportunity for businesses (24:31)Does recent history show how fast change is possible? (28:05)First steps for companies that want to transform their cultures (32:07) Learn more:https://girlswhocode.com/ Sponsor linkDynamics 365 delivers next generation ERP and CRM business applications, helping employees at every level reason over data, predict trends, and make proactive, more-informed decisions. Request a live demo of Dynamics 365 today:https://aka.ms/AA8vns5 Contact usEmail: connectedandready@microsoft.com Follow us on social mediaTwitter: https://twitter.com/msftdynamics365LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/showcase/microsoft-dynamicsYouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCJGCg4rB3QSs8y_1FquelBQ

The Story Box
Kim Perell Unboxing | Jump Doing What Scares You In Business & Life

The Story Box

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 19, 2021 33:22


Kim Perell is an award-winning entrepreneur, bestselling author, executive, and investor. She's been a digital marketing technology CEO for the last 20 years, scaling companies from $0 to $1B in annual sales and leading thousands of employees on a global scale.Laid off at her first job out of college at an internet startup that went bankrupt, Kim began her journey as an entrepreneur from her kitchen table with a $10,000 loan from her 80-year-old grandmother and grew the company to over $100 million in annual revenue. Kim went from being broke and unemployed to selling her first company and becoming a multi-millionaire by the time she was 30 and selling her last company Amobee, for $235 million in 2014 to Singapore Telecommunications.A great believer in paying it forward, Kim's passion is to help others achieve success. Kim is the top US female angel investor, with over 20 exits to leading brands including Apple, Intuit and was an early investor in TheTradeDesk which is currently trading at over $30B (NASDAQ: TTD).Kim's best-selling book, The Execution Factor, was published by McGraw Hill and is designed to help entrepreneurs achieve success in business and life. Her second book, which will be released in Fall 2021, is focused on helping people make the JUMP and do what scares them in their personal and professional life.Kim's achievements as an entrepreneur and executive have been widely recognized. She has been named one of AdAge's Marketing Technology Trailblazers, Business Insider's Most Powerful Women in Mobile Advertising, is an Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year, and was named Entrepreneur of the Year by the National Association of Female Executives. Kim has been profiled by The New York Times, Forbes, CNN Money, Entrepreneur Magazine, Inc Magazine, Business Insider, and The Huffington Post.Kim has been featured on CNBC, Fox Business, MSNBC and hosted Good Morning America's Side Hustle Showdown, a competition for aspiring entrepreneurs to win capital as well as Kid Inventors. Kim is also a regular judge for the #1 digital business show Entrepreneur Magazines Elevator Pitch.Kim graduated magna cum laude from Pepperdine University with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration.What you will learn: How To Jump into the unknown Kim's failures that lead to her success Why people are scared to do take a chance Why vulnerability will help you in failure Kim's advice for people starting out in business and life Jump The Book Kim's definition of success The importance of mentors Jay Shetty endorsing Jump To connect with Kim kimperell.com LinkedinInstagramFacebookTwitterFollow The Story Box on Social Media► INSTAGRAM ► TWITTER ► FACEBOOK ► WEBSITE SUBSCRIBE FOR MORE! ► Apple Podcast ► Spotify WATCH HERE:► YouTube If you enjoyed this episode please subscribe to YouTube & Apple Podcasts, and leave a 5-star positive rating and review over on Apple Podcasts. Share it around with your friends and family.Support The Show Here:Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/thestorybox. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

S2D: The Symptom to Diagnosis Podcast

S2D: The Symptom to Diagnosis Podcast presents case-based discussions of signs, symptoms, and diagnostics tests to improve clinical reasoning and evidence-based practice. Sponsored by McGraw Hill, S2D features Scott D. C. Stern, MD, FACP Professor of Medicine and Clinical Director of Clinical Pathophysiology and Therapeutics at the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine, and Adam S. Cifu, MD, FACP  Professor of Medicine and Associate Dean for Medical School Academics at the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine.Rash: Whatever you do, do not tell a dermatologist that you have a maculopapular rash.

Succeed In A&P
Teach your Students the Spatial Relationship in Human Anatomy!

Succeed In A&P

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 14, 2021 25:12


Part II of a three-part podcast series, highlighting McGraw Hill's new 3D rotatable models. Join Valerie Kramer and Michael Koot, PhD, (McGraw Hill) as they discuss ways to implement and use the 3D models in the A&P course. New features allow instructor control and creativity to help students learn! 

Keep Leading!™
KL119: Courageous Leadership

Keep Leading!™

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 10, 2021 38:09


KL119 Rhett Power Co-Founder Courageous Leadership and Season 2 Cast Member/Co-Captain 4 Days to Save the World (TV Series) Courageous Leadership Episode Summary The world needs more courageous leaders! On Episode 119 of the Keep Leading!® podcast, Rhett Power, Co-Founder Courageous Leadership and Season 2 Cast Member on the 4 Days to Save the World TV Series explains how to develop courage as a leader and why it matters. Bio Rhett Power Best-Selling Author, Executive Coach, Columnist at Forbes, Season 2 of The Social Movement (TV Series) Rhett Power co-founded Wild Creations in 2007 and quickly built the startup toy company into the 2010 Fastest Growing Business in South Carolina. Wild Creations was awarded a Blue-Ribbon Top 75 US Company by the US Chamber of Commerce and one of Inc. Magazine's 500 Fastest-Growing US Companies. He and his team won over 40 national awards for their innovative toys. He was a finalist for Ernst and Young's Entrepreneur of the Year award in 2011 and was nominated again in 2012. He was named one of the world's top 100 business bloggers and, in 2018, was named the Best Small Business Coach in the United States. In 2019 he joined the prestigious Marshall Goldsmith's 100 Coaches and was named the #1 Thought Leader on Entrepreneurship by Thinkers360. He is a Fellow at The Institute of Coaching at McLean Hospital, a Harvard Medical School affiliate. Rhett is a Co-founder at Courageous Leadership, a leadership consultancy that helps you find your courage. Courageous Leadership is an amalgamation of experienced behavior scientists, entrepreneurs, best-selling authors, and breakthrough story makers who have worked with and helped grow some of the largest, most relevant brands on the planet, including Google, Snapchat, Major League Baseball, General Mills, Nestle, Qualcomm, and others. His second best-selling book, THE ENTREPRENEUR'S BOOK OF ACTIONS: Essential Daily Exercises and Habits for Becoming Wealthier, Smarter, and More Successful by McGraw Hill, is a guide to becoming the leader you want to be. He is a regular contributor to Inc. Magazine, Forbes, and Thrive Global. Rhett travels the globe speaking about entrepreneurship and management alongside former Gates Foundation CEO Sue Desmond-Hellmann and AOL Founder Steve Case. He has been featured in the Huffington Post, Business Insider, The Hill, Time, The Wall Street Journal, and CNN Money. He developed a love of teaching and service to others in the US Peace Corps. Website https://rhettpower.com/ Other Website https://courageous.io/ LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/rhettpower/ Twitter https://twitter.com/rhettpower   Facebook https://www.facebook.com/rhettspower   Instagram https://www.instagram.com/rhettpower/   Leadership Quote What got you here won't get you there. --Marshall Goldsmith Get Your Copy of Rhett's Books! https://rhettpower.com/books Subscribe, share and review on Apple Podcasts! https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/keep-leading/id1461490512 Full Episode Transcripts and Detailed Guest Information www.KeepLeadingPodcast.com   Keep Leading LIVE (Live Recordings of the Keep Leading!® Podcast) www.KeepLeadingLive.com The Keep Leading!® podcast is for people passionate about leadership. It is dedicated to leadership development and insights. Join your host Eddie Turner, The Leadership Excelerator® as he speaks with accomplished leaders and people of influence across the globe as they share their journey to leadership excellence. Listen as they share leadership strategies, techniques, and insights. For more information visit https://eddieturnerllc.com or follow Eddie Turner on Twitter and Instagram at @eddieturnerjr. Like Eddie Turner LLC on Facebook. Connect with Eddie Turner on LinkedIn. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Succeed In A&P
The Art of APR's 3D Rotatable Models

Succeed In A&P

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 7, 2021 34:58


Part I of a 3-part series, highlighting McGraw Hill's new 3D Rotatable Models! Join Valerie Kramer, Michael Koot, PhD, (McGraw Hill) as they talk with Andrew Swift, MS, FAMI, Partner/Director of Medical Science at ISO-Form. As a medical illustrator, Andrew shares how the 3D models were created and the incredible process the team works through to make them ideal for the higher education A&P course! 

cityCURRENT Radio Show
Nashville Radio Show: Storm Cunningham - Revitalizing Cities & Boosting Local Resilience

cityCURRENT Radio Show

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 5, 2021 15:10


Storm Cunningham is Executive Director of RECONOMICS Institute: The Society of Revitalization & Resilience Professionals, which helps ensure that communities worldwide have certified Revitalization & Resilience Facilitators (RE Facilitators). Look for the “RE” after their names.As editor of REVITALIZATION: The Journal of Economic & Environmental Resilience, Storm tracks the latest trends and techniques in urban/rural regeneration, natural resource restoration, and resilience worldwide.Storm is the author of 2002's The Restoration Economy, which has been hailed by government and business leaders around the world as “Extraordinary”, “Remarkable”, “A modern classic”, “A landmark work”, “Required reading”, and “The most important and valuable business book I have read in many years.”His second book, reWealth, was published by McGraw-Hill in 2008. George Ochs, Director of Real Asset Investment at JP Morgan calls Storm “the world's thought leader on community revitalization and natural resource restoration” and calls reWealth: “The secret weapon…for economic recovery at both local and global scales.”Storm's third book, RECONOMICS: The Path to Resilient Prosperity was published in both paperback and e-book form on January 9, 2020. It's a guide for policymakers, real estate investors and social entrepreneurs.From 2006-2009 Storm was Distinguished Visiting Professor at Seneca College (Canada's largest college) in Toronto. From 1996 to 2002, he was Director, Strategic Initiatives at the Construction Specifications Institute, a 60+ year-old association of 14,000 architects, engineers, contractors, and manufacturers.A former Green Beret SCUBA medic with the U.S. Army's 7th Special Forces Group, he is an avid SCUBA diver, motorcyclist, and amateur herpetologist.Learn more: https://linktr.ee/stormcunningham

Succeed In A&P
Reduce Learning Barriers!

Succeed In A&P

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 20, 2021 27:04


Accessibility is one of McGraw Hill's key initiatives—and incredibly important for the future of learning. Join host Valerie Kramer and Lisa Nicks (McGraw Hill) as we talk about what accessibility means and why it's so important in everything we do. Accessibility: When a person with a disability is afforded the opportunity to acquire the same information, engage in the same interactions, and enjoy the same services as a person without a disability in an equally integrated and equally effective manner, with substantially equivalent ease of use.—The Office for Civil Rights (OCR) at the U.S. Department of Education

S2D: The Symptom to Diagnosis Podcast

S2D: The Symptom to Diagnosis Podcast presents case-based discussions of signs, symptoms, and diagnostics tests to improve clinical reasoning and evidence-based practice. Sponsored by McGraw Hill, S2D features Scott D. C. Stern, MD, FACP Professor of Medicine and Clinical Director of Clinical Pathophysiology and Therapeutics at the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine, and Adam S. Cifu, MD, FACP  Professor of Medicine and Associate Dean for Medical School Academics at the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine.Hyponatremia: Fun with hypovolemic, euvolemic, and hypervolemic hyponatremia.

Earn Your Happy
761. The Basics of Investing: Why Women Make Better Investors Than Men with Kiana Danial

Earn Your Happy

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 2, 2021 51:49


In This Episode You Will Learn About: Why women aren't taught to invest The reason women are better at investing How to get started with investing Understanding cryptocurrency   Resources: investdiva.com learn.investdiva.com/yes Text “PODCAST” to 310-496-8363 to get your questions answered on our Q&A segment or get coached on the show!   Show Notes: Investing is one of the most powerful tools for building financial freedom and wealth, but it's something not enough women are talking about. Kiana Danial is an investing expert. When she learned that she was a small minority being a woman interested in finances and investing, she dedicated her life to spreading education and awareness around the power of investing. This conversation is going to help you feel empowered and understand all of the different ways you can start investing and opening up new opportunities that you never knew existed.   Question Highlights: Where did your interest in investing come from? Why do you think there's such a gender divide in the United States? What do you like to focus on helping people with? Where are some of the places women get stuck? Where should people start learning about investing? Why did you write about cryptocurrency and what should we know about it?   Guest Bio: Kiana Danial, CEO of Invest Diva is an award-winning, internationally recognized, personal investing and wealth management expert. Having been featured in The Wall Street Journal, TIME Magazine, Forbes, TheStreet, Nasdaq, Fox Business, Yahoo! Finance, Cheddar, The Stacking Benjamins Podcast, and The HerMoney Podcast with Jean Chatzky, Kiana is a highly sought-after commentator, professional speaker, and executive coach who delivers inspirational workshops and seminars to corporations, universities, and entrepreneurial groups. Kiana has reported on the financial markets directly from the floor of NYSE and NASDAQ, and was named the Personal Investment Expert of the Year in 2018 and the Investment Coach of the Year in 2019 by the Investment Fund Awards. An accomplished author, Kiana's books include Invest Diva's Guide to Making Money in Forex (published by McGraw-Hill in 2003), Cryptocurrency Investing For Dummies (published by Wiley in 2019), and the co-authored Million Dollar Moms (which achieved #1 status on Amazon in eight different categories in 2020).   As the CEO of Invest Diva, Kiana's goal is to empower and educate women to take control of their financial future by investing in stocks and other online assets – even if they're super busy or not a math whiz! Kiana provides her Invest Diva students with daily personal finance and investing material via social media, financial education via her free MasterClass and her award-winning financial and investing PowerCourse, and coaching via her weekly P.I.G. (Personal Investing Group) LIVE classes. Kiana has grown a large social media following thanks to her fun, educational TikTok and YouTube videos on investing and personal finance, as well as her podcast The Invest Diva Movement, where she features timely financial advice and has interviewed financial educators and influencers like self-development coaches, Brian Tracy and Jack Canfield, and investors, Guy Spier, Anthony Scaramucci, Christina Qi, and Nancy Tengler.