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Interview of Daniel Isenberg on the Potential To Launch Contrarian Business Ideas Successfully and His Top Entrepreneurship Book

Daniel Isenberg has likely written one of the most important books on entrepreneurship I’ve ever seen. It is not about pitch decks or pitching venture capitalists for funding. The book entitled, Worthless, Impossible and Stupid: How Contrarian Entrepreneurs Create and Capture Extraordinary Value, actually discusses something far more important, the stories of people who had […]

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Brett King Discusses Bank 3.0 – Why Banking is No Longer Somewhere You Go, But Something You Do…

I was sent a copy of Brett King’s new book Bank 3.0 a few weeks back. Good reading on timely topics. Brett was nice enough to share some thoughts with me in an interview. So what is new in Bank 3.0? Brett King: Bank 2.0 was really about the challenges of shifting from branch-centric to […]

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Bestselling Author John Mackey – Conscious Capitalism 2013 Book Tour Chicago Stop

John Mackey came to Chicago Wednesday and gave a powerful , paradign-shifting soul-awakening speech about his new book Conscious Capitalism to the Economic Club of Chicago. The event was led by John A Canning Jr., Chairman of Madison Dearborn Partners. Question and answers were moderated by Mary Ann Childers. Later, I attended a second event […]

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Last year Harvey Mackay visited Chicago for a media tour for his previous book last year and I got to travel from media outlet to media outlet with him for a day as he did so. The experience would be hard to describe beyond that it will never be forgotten as long as I live […]

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Everything I Know About Marketing I Learned From Google : Aaron Goldman Book Blog Tour

I’ve known Aaron Goldman since 2006 and he stands out as someone who has made himself accessible and friendly in the search engine community. Every few months we share a conversations about what we are both up to and aspire to, it is always fun. Aaron has encouraged me to continue evangelizing my message about […]

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Marketing Channel Business Strategy Reallocation Management: Where Are You?

The other day Google (GOOG) had it’s earnings call, Google stated that a primary agenda for 2010, in addition to mobile, was display advertising. Yes, you read that right, display advertising.  Display? Yahoo 2.0? After the call one had to think about how non-targeted and potentially wasteful advertising spend could potentially be harmful to corporate […]

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As an alumnus of DePaul University and a member of DePaul’s New Venture Challenge judging team since inception, I’m pleased to see this ranking!!! However, high rankings on entrepreneurship education alone is not sufficient, the next steps are: 1) To build a transparent, quick and efficient marketplace for entrepreneurs, experienced and passionate management teams and […]

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My First Exposure To ifbyphone

Last week, Andy Abramson from Communicano invited me to an intimate breakfast that included developers from multiple countries, executives from ifbyphone (and fonolo) and venture capitalists. Wonderful food, content and people made for an outstanding conversation! During Cluecon, I was able to drop in and catch Irv Shaprio’s speech, what follows are my live blogging […]

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