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On The Brink Podcast by Andi Simon

 

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095: Cal Halvorsen—A Whole New Way to Grow Old and Have Fun

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

 Listen now as Cal Halvorsen talks about getting the most out of every year of your life!

Our podcast today is all about how to live successfully well into your elder years—whether you plan on living to be 100+ or just want to see life differently, whatever your age. My guest today is Dr. Cal J. Halvorsen, an assistant professor at the Boston College School of Social Work and an inaugural member of the Encore Public Voices Fellowship. This past May, Cal graduated with his PhD from the Brown School at Washington University in St. Louis. Andy and I are very involved in Wash U and therefore very interested in Cal and his research. He's seeing that the years between 50 and 90 have become an entirely new phase in life where you can re-invent yourself and do things you might never have thought about before. So open your mind, listen and learn!

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Topics: Entrepreneurs, behavior change

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

093: Betty Ng—Finding Success By Helping Others Succeed

Posted by Andrea Simon on Aug 20, 2018 6:00:00 AM

 Listen now as Betty Ng talks about the power of helping people achieve great things!

I recently had a wonderful conversation with Betty Ng that I am anxious to share with you. In April of this year, Betty published an amazing book with her mother, Po-Ling Ng, called "PO-LING POWER: Propelling Yourself and Others to Success."  Widowed at an early age, Po-Ling had to raise her four children with wit and grit. The book and our interview both focus on the inspiring lives of these two incredible women who have risen above their challenging circumstances to make positive, lasting impacts on the lives of others. This podcast is really special. Don't miss it!

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Topics: women entrepreneurs, Entrepreneurs, women in business

090: Theresa Carrington—Transforming Impoverished Artisans Into Entrepreneurs

Posted by Andrea Simon on Jul 30, 2018 6:00:00 AM

 Listen now as Theresa Carrington shares how she helps shift artisans from poverty to prosperity!

Once in a while, I get to interview someone who is not only doing great things in the business world but also in the human world. That would be Theresa Carrington, founder of the non-profit Ten By Three (formerly The Blessing Basket Project), a social entrepreneurship program that is both profitable and a way out of poverty for thousands around the world. Ending poverty sustainably is something even the World Bank has not been able to solve, but Theresa is well on her way to doing just that. If you want to smile while hearing an amazing startup story, listen in.

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Topics: innovation, business model innovation, Entrepreneurs

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

074: Rod Robertson—Winning at Entrepreneurship

Posted by Andrea Simon on Apr 30, 2018 6:00:00 AM

 Listen now as Rod Robertson teaches us how to creatively position and then successfully sell your business! 

Are you an entrepreneur? Is your dream to start, grow, and then sell your own business? If so, you're going to love this podcast with Rod Robertson, Managing Partner and Founder of Briggs Capital. In our conversation and in his powerhouse book, Winning at Entrepreneurship: Insider Tips on Buying, Building, and Selling your own Business," Rod shares his success secrets for maximizing value for business owners when they decide to sell their companies. Enjoy!

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Topics: business innovation, business leadership, Entrepreneurs

041: Andi Simon—Women Entrepreneurs Changing Corporate Cultures

Posted by Andrea Simon on Nov 17, 2017 6:00:00 AM

 Listen now to my podcast about how women are successfully leading businesses in new ways!

To coincide with Women's Entrepreneurship Day (Nov. 19th), today I want to talk about how women entrepreneurs and female CEOs are quickly and substantially changing the workplace, building great success stories you can learn from. As you know, I launched this On the Brink Podcast to help listeners see things with fresh eyes. Along those lines, at SAMC we have been researching women business leaders in order to better understand how they are changing business culture for the better. Take a listenI know you'll learn a lot!

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Topics: Corporate Culture, Entrepreneurs, Vistage Speaker, women entrepreneurs, women in business

033: Ask Andi series—Finding and Keeping Great Employees

Posted by Andrea Simon on Oct 13, 2017 6:00:00 AM

 

Listen now to my podcast about how to adapt to today's changing workforce!

Today, there are 6 million jobs in the U.S. going unfilled, 1 million of then in IT. Demand is high but finding qualified people is a real challenge for employers. Why? And what can businesses do to attract and retain talented workers? Good news! Real solutions are out there, which I discuss in today's episode of my Ask Andi series—short 15 minute podcasts every month. Listen in!

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Topics: Corporate Culture, Entrepreneurs, freelancing

019: Ask Andi series—See, Feel and Think In New Ways

Posted by Andrea Simon on Aug 25, 2017 6:00:00 AM

 


Sixth episode of Ask Andi

Here is the 6th episode of my Ask Andi series—short 15 minute podcasts every Friday where I take a question and then offer tools, tips and strategies to help you re-think an issue and tackle it in new ways. In today's episode, I explain how to “see, feel and think” about the needs (and unmet needs) of your customers and non-customers so you can powerfully capitalize on the business opportunities that are often all around you.

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Topics: Corporate Culture, Entrepreneurs, Vistage Speaker

018: Mikki Williams—Be Outrageous, It's The Only Place That Isn't Crowded™

Posted by Andrea Simon on Aug 21, 2017 6:00:00 AM

 


When I finished interviewing Mikki, I was ready to sign up for her speaking classes, and I do 50 speeches and workshops each year. This Speaker Hall of Famer is an executive speech coach, international speaker, author, radio and TV personality and entrepreneur extraordinaire. Listen in and see why she will inspire you to find your voice and speak with your outrageous you!

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Topics: Corporate Culture, Entrepreneurs, Vistage Speaker

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