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On The Brink Podcast by Andi Simon


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058: Kelly Platt—A Personal Journey of a Successful Business Leader

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

Listen now to Kelly Platt talk about growing and achieving, professionally and personally!     

We often think we are two people—one at work and one at home. But as Kelly Platt tells us in this terrific podcast, "You are who you are." And I agree. Your business career and your personal journey are always closely connected. Yes, you can change—Kelly started out in the Midwest Rust Belt without a high school degree working in factories and went on to become a highly successful entrepreneur—but at your core, you are still you. Don't miss her inspiring story!

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Topics: women in business, women entrepreneurs, Succession Planning

056: Amy Bruske—A Guide for Sustaining Great Family Businesses

Posted by Andrea Simon on Jan 29, 2018 4:35:13 PM

Listen now to Amy Bruske talk about how family is family. . . and business is business!

At SAMC, we know a lot about family firms and do a lot of work in this arena. Did you know that almost 80% of the businesses in the U.S. are owned and run by families? That's why we are thrilled to have Amy Bruske on our On the Brink podcast, an expert in helping family businesses thrive over time. Amy is a sought-after speaker for Fortune 500 companies, associations and entrepreneurial organizations in a variety of industries and I know you will learn a lot from her! 

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Topics: Family Firms, women in business, Succession Planning

048: Scot Hunsaker—Turning Employees Into Owners of Your Company

Posted by Andrea Simon on Dec 15, 2017 6:00:00 AM

 Listen now to Scot Hunsaker teach us how to plan for tomorrow's succession today!

Scot and I had a wonderful time talking about how to turn your employees into owners. This is no small task and very important. You might not be aware of this statistic but 66% of companies will close their doors when their current leadership leaves. I find this number devastating. What will this do to our industries, communities and national economymuch less all those employees who count on their current business leaders? There's a lot to learn here. 

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Topics: Andrea Simon, Culture Change, business change, Succession Planning

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