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Ed McLaughlin – Secrets behind Building Your Own Business

The Purpose Is Profit The Truth about Starting and Building Your Own Business by Ed “Skip” McLaughlin, Wyn Lydecker and Paul McLaughlin In this Business book interview I have a great chat with Ed and we meander through a fascinating series of topics that relate to this informative and insightful book. If you’re tired of…


1 Aug 2016

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When Sh*t Hits the Fan, Will You Have a Plan – Charlie Pownall

Managing Online Reputation How to Protect Your Company on Social Media Charlie Pownall Managing Online Reputation is a comprehensive look at online reputation management. Drawing on recent examples of organizations managing their online reputations effectively and ineffectively, it provides a practical and visual tool-kit of processes and techniques to help limit and respond effectively to…


6 Feb 2017

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Anese Cavanaugh – Being in The Moment is Highly Productive

Contagious Culture Show Up, Set the Tone, and Intentionally Create an Organization that Thrives by Anese Cavanaugh You are about to enter a new era of leadership. With more competition, more connectedness, and more opportunities than ever before, this exciting new era demands a workplace culture that is collaborative, productive, energized, and contagious. A culture…


22 Aug 2016

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Alex Epstein – Are We On the Wrong Side of the Fossil Fuel Debate?

The Moral Case for Fossil Fuels Hardcover by Alex Epstein For decades, environmentalists have told us that using fossil fuels is a self-destructive addiction that will destroy our planet. Yet at the same time, by every measure of human well-being, from life expectancy to clean water to climate safety, life has been getting better and…


15 Aug 2016

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Build a New Age Marketing Culture for Your Company – Adele Sweetwood

The Analytical Marketer How to Transform Your Marketing Organization by Adele Sweetwood Analytics are driving big changes, not only in what marketing departments do but in how they are organized, staffed, led, and run. Leaders are grappling with issues that range from building an analytically driven marketing organization and determining the kinds of structure and…


13 Feb 2017

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Leadership That’s Worth Following – Jonathan Raymond

Good Authority How to Become the Leader Your Team Is Waiting For by Jonathan Raymond Imagine a world where personal and professional growth are one thing, where improving your relationships and owning your strengths at work translate directly into the rest of your life. Creating a company culture like that is not a dream. Through…


30 Jan 2017

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Leadership for a New Age – Danielle Harlan

The New Alpha Join the Rising Movement of Influencers and Changemakers Who are Redefining Leadership by Danielle Harlan If you want to make an impact in your work, your life, and the world at large it’s time to scrap the traditional thinking about leadership. The game is changing. Power is shifting. And a brave new…


16 Jan 2017

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How a Little Change Can Make a Hugh Difference – Michael Alden

5% More Making Small Changes to Achieve Extraordinary Results by Michael Alden We talk about how small changes lead to big results that stick.It’s a painless route to change, with results that can last a lifetime. Whether you want to boost your health, wealth, or wisdom, this book reveals a key technique that makes it…


9 Jan 2017

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Sarah Cooper – Funny, Informative and Full of Surprisingly Relevant Ideas

100 Tricks to Appear Smart in Meetings How to Get By Without Even Trying Paperback by Sarah Cooper Funny because it’s true. From the creator of the viral sensation “10 Tricks to Appear Smart in Meetings” (5+ million views and hundreds of thousands of shares) comes the must-have book you never knew you needed, 100…


26 Dec 2016

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Patrick J. McGinnis – Leverage Your Day Job to Entrepreneurial Successes

The 10% Entrepreneur Live Your Startup Dream Without Quitting Your Day Job by Patrick J. McGinnis Becoming a full-time entrepreneur can look glamorous from the outside. Who doesn’t want to chase their dreams, be their own boss, and do what they love? But the truth is that entrepreneurship is often a slog, with no regular…


12 Dec 2016

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Beverly E. Jones – New Business Techniques Based in Solid Experience

Think Like an Entrepreneur, Act Like a CEO 50 Indispensable Tips to Help You Stay Afloat, Bounce Back, and Get Ahead at Work by Beverly E. Jones Education plus experience once guaranteed a successful career, but no more! Now success depends on your ability to adapt. You must be agile, willing to adjust your professional expectations,…


5 Dec 2016

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John Blakey – Top Trust Secrets That Should Be Everyone’s Business

The Trusted Executive Nine Leadership Habits that Inspire Results, Relationships and Reputation by John Blakey and Paul Polman The topic of trust has been a much discussed issue since the recent global financial crisis. However, the business world’s response has lagged behind, and trust in organizations and corporations remains low. This book helps leaders create…


28 Nov 2016

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SC Moatti – Visionary Thinking for Today’s Mobile Strategy

Mobilized An Insider’s Guide to the Business and Future of Connected Technology by SC Moatti SC Moatti, a Silicon Valley veteran who was an executive with Facebook, Trulia, and Nokia, gives businesses and professionals simple ways to thrive in this modern day “gold rush.” More than a book on technology, this is a book about…


14 Nov 2016

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Joseph Michelli – Leadership Lessons from the Most Admired Companies PT2

SPECIAL ADDITION INTERVIEW – Part 2 of 2   5 Amazing Books by Joseph Michelli The Starbucks Experience Leading the Starbucks Way The New Gold Standard Prescription for Excellence The Zappos Experience WAKE UP AND SMELL THE SUCCESS! You already know the Starbucks story. Since 1992, its stock has risen a staggering 5,000 percent! The genius of…


17 Oct 2016

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Joseph Michelli – Leadership Lessons from the Most Admired Companies PT1

SPECIAL ADDITION INTERVIEW – Part 1 of 2 5 Amazing Books by Joseph Michelli The Starbucks Experience Leading the Starbucks Way The New Gold Standard Prescription for Excellence The Zappos Experience WAKE UP AND SMELL THE SUCCESS! You already know the Starbucks story. Since 1992, its stock has risen a staggering 5,000 percent! The genius of Starbucks…


10 Oct 2016

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Ellen Auster – The Direction and Tools You need to Build Success

Stragility Excelling at Strategic Changes by Ellen R. Auster, Lisa Hillenbrand Success in business demands an organization that is agile, innovative, and alert, capable of reinventing itself to handle whatever comes its way. Yet most attempts at transformational change fail, hamstrung by poor strategy, office politics, stakeholder resistance, and the pressures of constant transformation. In…


3 Oct 2016

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Joe Pulizzi – The Power of Strategic Content Marketing

Content Inc. How Entrepreneurs Use Content to Build Massive Audiences and Create Radically Successful Businesses by Joe Pulizzi The NEW Rulebook for Entrepreneurial Success What’s the surest way to startup failure? Follow old, outdated rules. In Content Inc., one of today’s most sought-after content-marketing strategists reveals a new model for entrepreneurial success. Simply put, it’s…


12 Sep 2016

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Colleen Francis – Understanding Long Term Sales Strategy

Nonstop Sales Boom Powerful Strategies to Drive Consistent Growth Year After Year by Colleen Francis In this interview I talk with a sales professional that rally knows his business. We have a fun time chatting and reminiscing, but in the end what comes through is that sales is a profession and should be approached on…


5 Sep 2016

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Bruce I. Newman – How Politicians Are Winning Through Understanding Social Interaction

The Marketing Revolution in Politics What Recent U.S. Presidential Campaigns Can Teach Us About Effective Marketing by Bruce I. Newman In 2008, Barack Obama’s presidential campaign used an innovative combination of social media, big data, and micro-targeting to win the White House. In 2012, the campaign did it again, further honing those marketing tools and…


18 Jul 2016

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Erika Andersen – Understanding the Power of Understanding Failure

Be Bad First Get Good at Things Fast to Stay Ready for the Future by Erika Andersen We are operating in a world defined by constant connection, rapid change, and abundant choices. News that once took months, even years, to spread now reaches across the globe in seconds. Advances in medicine and science are pushing…


4 Jul 2016

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