Rank #1: E. Keller Fitzsimmons: Lost in Startuplandia
Entrepreneurship seems like a thrilling, lucrative adventure—until things go horribly wrong. As crisis after crisis hits, even the most seasoned founder can get disoriented. Whether you’re in the throes of business woes or just getting into the game, E. Keller Fitzsimmons has written a field guide outlining the terrain to help you avoid getting Lost in Startuplandia.
Keller has been there, done that, starting six businesses over twenty years. In this honest, personal guide, she draws on her trials and triumphs, as well as those of fellow entrepreneurs, to share their most valuable lessons for surviving startup failure. From staying self-aware to redefining success to prioritizing relationships, Keller illuminates the pitfalls that can make or break even the most resilient entrepreneur.
Startuplandia can be as exhilarating and rewarding as you dreamed—as long as you’re ready to navigate the inevitable crevasses and quicksand along the way.
E. Keller Fitzsimmons is a serial tech entrepreneur, artist, and mother of two. She is the cofounder of Custom Reality Services, a virtual reality (VR) production company whose first two projects, Across the Line (2016) and Ashe ’68 (2019), premiered at the Sundance Film Festival. Keller is the recipient of the Silvertip PwC Entrepreneurship Award and Speech Technology’s Luminary Award. Her work has been published by Network Computing, InformationWeek, and Inc. An active angel investor, she serves on the technology committee for BELLE USA, a venture fund that invests in women-led startups. Originally trained as a classical archaeologist, Keller holds a master’s degree from Harvard University.
May 31 2019
Rank #2: Chris Cooper: Founder, Farmer, Tinker, Thief
There he shows you the clear path forward by breaking your entrepreneurial journey into four distinct phases. He lays out the top priorities for each phase and shows you, step by step, what to do – and what to avoid – whether you’ve been in business twenty years or are just getting started.
I have got a lot of value from his lessons shared in the book. Chris learned them from the trenches of mentoring 2k+ business owners worldwide.At the end of the episode, Chris shares a few helpful exercises that he has learned over the last 15 years being an entrepreneur.
Apr 30 2019
Rank #3: Tom Poland: Leadsology - Marketing the Invisible
Find out how Tom Poland made fortune by creating and implementing the unique 10-steps Leadsology marketing model. He will give you a little present for generating new leads at the end of the podcast episode.
These days Tom’s thing is “Leadsology: The Science of Being in Demand” which is a blended learning program that gives professional advisors a model for generating a flow of high-quality, inbound, new client inquiries into their businesses almost every week of the year.
Tom is a Marketing Mentor who started his first business at age 24 and has gone on to start and sell four others, taking two of them international. In that time he’s managed teams of over 100 people and annual revenue of more than 20 million.
Over 2000 business owners across 193 different industries and 4 continents have been through his programs and many have gone on to add millions to their earnings and their testimonials are available on his website
Tom’s work has been published in 27 countries and he’s also shared international speaking platforms with the likes of Michael Gerber of E-Myth fame, Richard Koch from the 80-20 Principle, Brian Tracy and many others.
Mar 14 2019
Rank #4: Johannes R. Fisslinger: Trust Your Body Intelligence + Awareness Exercise
Johannes R. Fisslinger has been a pioneer in the Art and Science of Self-Healing for 25 years and is teaching globally about Root-Cause Analysis and Lifestyle Prescriptions®. He's the founder of Lifestyle Prescriptions University, developer of ThermoBuzzer Biofeedback Imaging, director of the Titans of Yoga and Lifestyle Medicine documentary films and Producer of Lifestyle Medicine Summits.
The interview was based on Johannes' book "The 6 Root-Cause(s) Of All Symptoms: Fear No More. Know WHY you have symptoms (Lifestyle Prescriptions - Self-Healing Made Easy Book 1)"
Sep 19 2018
Rank #5: Matt Burns: Digital HR Nomad
During his 20-year professional journey, Matt has supported global public organizations in North America, Europe, Asia and South America, across multiple industries.
He’s presently Head of HR for the Canadian segment of a global retailer and leads a team that was recently recognized for the: ‘Most Innovative Use of HR Technology’ in Canada.
Matt is passionate about innovation, technology & collaboration. Through sharing thought leadership, he developed a LinkedIn audience of over 30,000 in 3 months, regularly tackling challenges facing the HR profession, while also sharing his vision for the future.
He serves on a number of Advisory Boards with vendors that serve HR, where he brings expertise in the areas of strategy, innovation, marketing, technology & sales.
Matthew has an MBA from Simon Fraser University, and Graduate Certificates in Strategic Human Resources & Public Relations from Royal Roads University.
Sep 01 2018
Rank #6: Kevin Crenshaw: Neverboss Concepts + Open Floor Policy Tool
Martin Piskoric, about the Neverboss:
The book is brilliant. I read it from the first to the last page and took notes. Kevin gives himself 100%—openly sharing his knowledge, understanding, and application. I liked the book's structure as well. For this topic, it was better than a parable and way beyond the classical educational approach. Neverboss made me think and engage, besides involving my emotions all the time. So both my left and right brain worked as I learned. This book needs to be read by as many people as possible, from the C level to the front line.
Jul 31 2018
Rank #7: Jesse Krieger: "Lifestyle Entrepreneurs" bestselling book
"I know that the juice is worth the squeeze that I'm putting myself through to pretty rapidly grow 60-70% year over year; so that doesn't just happen, but it happens when you put in the drive and put in the time and energy - and you see the results in the real time when the business is growing." - Jesse Krieger Bestselling author "Lifestyle Entrepreneurs", Founder & Publisher, Entrepreneur
(1) The Lifestyle Entrepreneur definition
(2) The prerequisites for becoming Lifestyle Entrepreneur
(3) Feelings, Awareness, Intrinsic Experiences necessary for the journey
(4) The internal / external drivers / triggers
(5) The "21st Century Internet Economy" basics
(6) The importance of self-development
(7) The Lifestyle Entrepreneur Roadmap basics
Jan 07 2018
Rank #8: Rebekah Radice: Social Planner & Steps to Digital Marketing Growth
About Rebekah: "I’m the founder of Rebekah Radice Media and RadiantLA, a premier training and development companies, and the Chief Marketing Officer of Post Planner. Over the last 10 years, I’ve trained thousands of growth-focused leaders on how to build a purpose-driven marketing system. As the author of, “Social Media Mastery: A Comprehensive Guide to Strategic Growth,” a recognized digital marketing expert, and International Keynote Speaker, I’ve been fortunate to speak at over 200 events, including Inbound, Social Media Marketing World, and the NATO International Summit."
About podcast episode: Beside info regarding Social Planner, when you just getting going or want to check your strategy, Rebekah is talking about:
- Understanding Your Audience
- Understanding where they Hanging out
- Understanding the Social Network You should spend the majority of your time on
- Understanding what type of Content they are looking for
- Put Automation in place to help You Manage every bit of it
Oct 26 2017
Rank #9: Viveka von Rosen: How do you show your authentic self on LinkedIn?
Speaking with globally recognized LinkedIn expert... accumulating knowledge and LinkedIn expertise from 2005... among Forbes Top 20 most influential... giving you the knowledge, experience (understanding) and application for Your Business Success using LinkedIn features. Start with developing your Authenticity, Share Your Content, Use Video as a Game changer, The process to find your niche, Define Your Sales Funnel (with the Call for Action, The Lead Magnet, and other important ingredients). Cope with Your Personal blockades, and listen to Viveka how to Motivate Yourself to bridge the gaps. Find other sources such as Free e-book Viveka is offering you, as well as more sincere Education you can start from her web page.
Aug 08 2017
Rank #10: Sigrid de Kaste: The Secret of Marketing a Business like Yours
3x #1 Bestselling Author, Business and Marketing Consultant, Telstra Business Woman of the Year Awards Nominee 2015, Sigrid de Kaste is the Founder and Director of Stickybeak Marketing Sigrid formally studied marketing and has direct experience of start up, building, and selling businesses; together with the different types of marketing that is required. Stickybeak Marketing focuses on these 5 Pillars of Marketing: 1. Positioning – Know, Like & Trust Building 2. Publishing 3 Days in 3 Easy Steps 3. Digital Product Creation 4. Instant List Building 5. PR & Promotions, Online and Local
Jul 25 2017