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130: Michael Davis—Cybersecurity: Pushing Defenders Ahead of Attackers

Posted by Andrea Simon on Apr 22, 2019 6:00:00 AM

Michael Davis explains why cybersecurity is more urgent than ever!

Are you a small business and think cybersecurity is really not a concern for you? The hackers are going to go after the big guys: banks, insurance companies, large retailers, not you. Right? Wrong. Listen in as Michael Davis takes us through the swift evolution of cybercrime and the urgent need for all businesses to stop the attackers before they attack you. You literally can't afford to miss this podcast, it's that important. Listen, learn and share. And be careful out there.

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Topics: Igniting Change, business innovation

125: Jared Tate—Creating DigiByte, Cryptocurrency With the Best Speed, Ease and Security

Posted by Andrea Simon on Mar 14, 2019 6:00:00 AM

Jared Tate shares how he is powerfully disrupting currency with blockchain!

You might just be a real fan of Jared Tate. So many in the DigiByte (DGB) world are. Jared founded DigiBYte in 2013, then the next year, launched DGB's genesis block to create a better cryptocurrency. Recognizing that blockchain is the wave of the future (or more accurately, the tsunami), disrupting all kinds of markets and creating new ones, we did a podcast with Jared in June 2018. So much has happened since then that we did another one just now, and Jared was terrific, again. Clearly, blockchain and cryptocurrency are two phenomena you should be watching carefully, and listening to our podcast with Jared is an important step in that direction.

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Topics: business innovation, business leadership, blockchain

113: Ram Iyer—Overcoming The "Silent Killers of Success"

Posted by Andrea Simon on Jan 7, 2019 6:00:00 AM

    Listen now as Ram Iyer explains how business success requires “business thinking”!  

Ram Iyer is the Founder and CEO of the Business Thinking Institute which focuses on helping people of all stripes become more successful in business: owners, entrepreneurs, executives, freelancers, employees and techies like himself. In this podcast, we dig into how people see what they want to see and not what is really happening all around them. Ram's main message is that what matters is how people develop “business thinking.” Want to succeed? Take a listen!

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Topics: business model innovation, business innovation

112: Andy Gole—How To Turn Your Salespeople Into Sales Heroes

Posted by Andrea Simon on Dec 17, 2018 6:00:00 AM

  Listen now as Andy Gole explains how to give your sales team a winning competitive edge!  

Are your salespeople seeing the results you are expecting from them? Did you provide excellent training, but no results? Are they having intelligent conversations with their clients or potential clients...or not? Perhaps they need a dose of Andy Gole and his Urgency Based Selling® (UBS). That’s what Andy and I are talking about in our podcast today. Listen in and see your sales soar!

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Topics: business innovation, business leadership

110: Christophe Morin—Capture, Convince And Close More Customer Sales

Posted by Andrea Simon on Dec 3, 2018 6:00:00 AM

 Listen now as Christophe Morin explains how to target the decision-making part of your customer’s brain!  

I am reading Christophe Morin’s new book, "The Persuasion Code," and you should as well. In it, Christophe and his partner, Patrick Renvoisé, share their research on why we buy and how you can influence others to do the same. Their company, SalesBrainis the first neuromarketing agency with a scientific persuasion model, grounded in research from the neurosciences about how the brain works. This model helps you capture, convince and close more sales by targeting the decision-making part of your customer’s brain. Fascinating stuff—don't miss this podcast!

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Topics: business model innovation, business innovation

106: Sam Radocchia—Ready To Trust Blockchain With Everything From Your Food To Your Taxes?

Posted by Andrea Simon on Nov 8, 2018 6:00:00 AM

Listen now as Sam Radocchia talks about the great things blockchain is capable of! 

Sam (Samantha) Radocchia and I are both big fans of the new technologies that are emerging, particularly blockchain, the Internet of Things and Artificial Intelligence. In our podcast, we dig deeply into how these influential innovations are taking hold far more quickly than observers had anticipated. Why? Because individually and combined, they are major transformations of how we do things today. Feeling left behind? No need! Listen in and you'll quickly be in the loop.

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Topics: women entrepreneurs, business innovation, blockchain

105: Steve Smith—What Emerging Leaders Need To Be Effective In Today's Workplace

Posted by Andrea Simon on Nov 5, 2018 6:00:00 AM

 Listen now as Steve Smith talks about how leaders must adapt to changing times! 

Have you noticed? Leadership is changing—a lot—which is causing emerging leaders to wonder what skills they'll need to be effective in today's culturally diverse, technologically supercharged workplace. If you're wondering too, you'll love today's podcast with Steve Smith, President and Founder of GrowthSource Coaching. Steve and I speak about the shift from a hierarchical, top-down leadership style to a more collaborative, team-building, results-focused one. Don't miss it!

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Topics: business change management, business innovation, business leadership

102: Deepa Prahalad—Converting Observation Into Innovations

Posted by Andrea Simon on Oct 18, 2018 6:00:00 AM

 Listen now as Deepa Prahalad shows us how to solve complex problems innovatively!

We had the pleasure of meeting Deepa Prahalad through a chance meeting in Healdsburg, CA. Were we lucky! Not only is Deepa an internationally acclaimed consultant, innovation leader and design strategist, she co-authored the book "Predictable Magic: Unleash the Power of Design Strategy to Transform Your Business," acclaimed by Fast Company in 2010 as one of the Best Design Books of the Year. Deepa really understands something that is very important to usnamely, how to convert observation into innovations. Design strategy is just that: a way to see things with fresh eyes. Now you understand why Deepa is right up our ally. Take a listen! 

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Topics: innovation, women in business, business innovation

094: Matt Miller: Is Each Conversation a Possible Moment for You to Find Your Destiny?

Posted by Andrea Simon on Aug 27, 2018 6:00:00 AM

 Listen now as Matt Miller talks about his "a-ha" moment!

In this podcast, I have the pleasure of sharing with you Matt Miller: entrepreneur, imaginative problem solver, creative innovator. You'll be amazed at what he “saw” and how he converted his observations into terrific innovations—and you know how much we like to share these kinds of stories. After nine years in the Air Force as a pilot, Mike shifted to the medical device and advertising industries. But, he always wanted to be his own boss. Wait 'til you hear how he did it!

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Topics: Blue Ocean, Entrepreneurs, Start-up Companies, Blue Ocean Strategy, business innovation

086: Nigel Parker—How To Turn A Great Idea Into A Successful Business

Posted by Andrea Simon on Jul 16, 2018 6:00:00 AM

 Listen now as Nigel Parker teaches us how to move from concept to creating a business!

What's the secret to business success? Identifying a need, then coming up with an innovative solution that answers that need (that no one else has thought of yet). That's exactly what my guest today, Nigel Parker, did. Nigel's cousin Colleen, a neonatal nurse, realized that there was a way to heal bed sores by circulating air over the wounds. Nigel used his engineering background to found RashEndZ™ Inc., the maker of REZair™, a brand of skin aeration devices for incontinent garments that maintain optimum skin health. If you're an entrepreneur with a great idea you want to get off the ground, don't miss this chance to learn from someone who's done it! Enjoy.

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Topics: Entrepreneurs, Start-up Companies, business innovation, technological innovation

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