Monday Morning Radio (authors and experts)

 

Do you own a business or a job? Perhaps, all you really own is an expensive hobby.

David C. Barnett, an expert on business valuations and how to buy or sell small businesses, meets with many small business owners who are disappointed to learn that their companies have zero market value without them.

To own a genuine business, David tells host and reputation coach Dean Rotbart, you must have systems, procedures, and processes in place that aren’t reliant on any single individual. 

[Visit David's website at www.HowToSellMyOwnBusiness.com]

If one day you plan to sell your business, or you would like to transform your business from one wholly reliant on you to one that will attract serious buyers, you’ll want to hear what David has to say on this week’s Monday Morning Radio.

Photo: David C. Barnett, www.HowToSellMyOwnBusiness.com
Posted: June 5, 2017
Monday Morning Run Time: 41 minutes 52 seconds 

Direct download: David_Barnett.mp3
Category:Authors and Experts -- posted at: 6:08pm MDT

 

One of the best untold stories in Silicon Valley has been how Mark Zuckerberg and his talented team of associates, built Facebook from the successful started up depicted in the book – Accidental Billionaire – and its movie version – The Social Network, into the globally dominant corporation that Facebook is today, with more than 2 billion users.

That coming of age story, following Facebook from its IPO to becoming a $300 billion-plus powerhouse, is chronicled in Becoming Facebook, a riveting new book by this week’s guest, Mike Hoefflinger.

From 2008 to 2015, Mike worked in the upper-most echelons of Facebook, not only with Mark Zuckerberg and Sheryl Sandberg, but with other legendary Facebook visionaries including: Chief Product Officer Chris Cox, Chief Technology Officer Mike Schroepfer, and People Vice President Lori Goler.

Becoming Facebook, Mike’s first book, does much more than give readers a seat at the table inside of Facebook.

Subtitled, The 10 Challenges That Defined the Company That’s Disrupting the World, the book takes a big step back to ask – and answer – the question: What it is that has made Facebook such a huge success – and what lessons can everyone in business draw from the Facebook formula.

Mike Hoefflinger now services as entrepreneur-in-residence at XSeed Capital, a Silicon Valley seed stage venture capital fund. His job now, in part, is to try and spot the next Facebook, and the ones after that.

Beyond sharing with host and reputation coach Dean Rotbart his Facebook experience, Mike reveals where he’s looking for the next big breakout company and technology. 

Photo: Mike Hoefflinger, Becoming Facebook
Posted: May 29, 2017
Monday Morning Run Time: 37 minutes 32 seconds 

Direct download: Becoming_Facebook.mp3
Category:Authors and Experts -- posted at: 4:20pm MDT

This week is exactly ten years since Mark Moore, a 46-year-old multi-millionaire tech entrepreneur, had back-to-back strokes that nearly killed him.

His recovery was arduous and life-changing. When he could walk again, Mark walked away from the business world and now dedicates all his talents and energies to helping other people rebound from some of life’s most debilitating challenges.

Mark is the author of a just-off-the-presses book titled, A Stroke of Faith: A Stroke Survivor’s Story of a Second Chance at Living a Life of Significance.

The book retells the uplifting story of Mark’s recovery and rebirth, and is an inspiration for anyone – not just stroke survivors – who are faced with what may seem like insurmountable obstacles.

Mark is interviewed on this week's program by host and reputation coach Dean Rotbart.

Photo: Mark Moore, A Stroke of Faith
Posted: May 8, 2017
Monday Morning Run Time: 33 minutes 55 seconds 

Direct download: Stroke_of_Faith.mp3
Category:Authors and Experts -- posted at: 7:38pm MDT

 

Our guest this week, Steven Buchwald, founding partner of Manhattan-based Buchwald & Associates, specializes in helping business startups – and those companies seeking capital infusions – to navigate the legal, regulatory, and operational mine fields that await.

Steven is especially experienced in providing valuable legal counsel to tech startups, advising them on the most appropriate legal structure for their companies; non-disclosure agreements and other tools to protect their intellectual property; employee retention and employee equity agreements; and the best ways to prepare for outside investors – be they venture capitalists, crowdfunders, or your retired Uncle Phil. 

Steven defines a startup – his specialty – more broadly than most people.  Whether you’re just now putting together a business plan or whether you’ve been in business for a decade, if you’re moving in a fresh direction – especially one that entails third-party investors – in Steven’s eyes you’re a startup.

On this week’s episode, Steven and host Dean Rotbart will discuss a range of legal issues that face business startups and he’ll cast a spotlight on common mistakes you’ll want to avoid.

Photo: Steven Buchwald, Buchwald & Associates
Posted: April 24, 2017
Monday Morning Run Time: 35 minutes 51 seconds 

Direct download: Steven_Buchwald.mp3
Category:Authors and Experts -- posted at: 9:12pm MDT

On this week’s edition of Monday Morning Radio, we introduce a new an improved version of your host Dean Rotbart.

Effectively immediately, Dean is now – objectively speaking – the best podcast host on the planet.

That’s because Dean read the half-satirical, half-serious book, “100 Tricks to Appear Smart in Meetings,” by author Sarah Cooper, our guest this week. Many, many of the tricks in Sarah’s book apply to any type of business meeting – even podcasts.

[Trick #19: If you start a sentence with “objectively speaking,” anything you say afterwards must be 100 percent correct.]

Sarah learned the tricks of appearing smart while sitting through countless meetings at Yahoo! and Google, where she worked before leaving to become an author and stand-up comedian. [Amazing how well her tricks advanced her career, isn’t it?]

Sarah’s book is one of the funniest business books you’ll read this year. Perhaps ever. It’s also chock full of actionable ways to use words like “actionable” in order to sound smart. 

Keep your ears open for other savvy image tricks as Dean and Sarah converse; including interrupting an important meeting to take a call; and repeating what the other person just said, very, very slowly.

So…be sure to listen in, and you too, will immediately appear smarter and earn lots more money. Objectively speaking, of course.

Photo: Sarah Cooper, The Cooper Review
Posted: April 10, 2017
Monday Morning Run Time: 29 minutes 31 seconds 

Direct download: Appear_Smarter.mp3
Category:Authors and Experts -- posted at: 7:17pm MDT

They are everyday business-world expressions that we all use and take for granted. But they are costing American companies a fortune in missed opportunities and bad decisions.

For example: 

  • The customer is always right
  • We can probably do that in-house
  • You get what you pay for
  • We’re too swamped for that now

Jack Quarles, an entrepreneur and procurement expert, is author of “Expenses Sentences,” a book that promises to debunk our most common expressions and rewrite the business vernacular.

Tune in this week as Jack not only shares with host and reputation coach Dean Rotbart some of the business world’s costliest sentences, he also offers wise ways to reply to the bosses and colleagues who utter them.

Photo: Jack Quarles, Expensive Sentences
Posted: March 13, 2017
Monday Morning Run Time: 48 minutes 34 seconds 

Direct download: Expensive_Sentences.mp3
Category:Authors and Experts -- posted at: 12:16pm MDT

The Amazing Tale of the Chicago Cubs World Series  Championship as Told by a Master Storyteller

This week on a special “Spring Training” edition of Monday Morning Radio, host and reputation coach Dean Rotbart interviews master storyteller Philip Revzin, author of “Just One Before I Die: A Cub’s Fan’s Chronicle of a Championship Season.”

A Chicago native, Phil’s career in journalism spans more than 40 years, and includes stints as Editor and Publisher of The Wall Street Journal Europe; senior editor at St. Martin’s Press; and Editor at Large at Bloomberg News.

In a wide-ranging discussion, Phil shares his insights on how others can publish a so-called instant book; the business lessons that can be gleaned from the Cubs’ World Series success; and why good writing and storytelling will never go out of style. 

You can pick up your very own copy of “Just One Before I Die” from our Monday Morning Radio Book Club. Whether or not you’re a Cubs fan, or even a baseball fan, you’ll find yourself caught up in Phil Revzin’s storytelling. To purchase your e-book and begin reading instantly, visit: http://tinyurl.com/BestBizBooks056.

Photo: Phil Revzin and his wife, Betsy Berry
Posted: February 20, 2017
Monday Morning Run Time: 1 hour 10 minutes

 

Direct download: Go_Cubs_Go.mp3
Category:Authors and Experts -- posted at: 6:29pm MDT

It’s About Time Someone Told You That What You Need is a Good Kick in the A#%

When it comes to leadership advice, Bill Treasurer doesn’t mince words. What great leaders need, he’s found, is a good kick in the A#%.

Okay, so in his latest book, A Leadership Kick in the Ass, Bill doesn’t euphemize the word ass. We do here strictly to placate those readers and listeners who are easily offended.

Bill is the founder and chief encouragement officer at Giant Leap Consulting, which excels at leadership development, strategic coaching, and team building. Bill’s corporate clients include Bank of America, Accenture, Saks Fifth Avenue, and Hugo Boss, among many other blue-chip businesses.

Bill believes there are only two types of leaders: those of us who have been humbled, and those who are about to be. Sooner or later, Bill opines, every business owner, entrepreneur, and executive – regardless of the size of his or her company – will run into a wall of incompetence, weakness, or hubris.

Join Bill and host Dean Rotbart, who has run into more than a few walls of his own, this week as Bill shares for some powerful tips on how to transform embarrassing career setbacks into leadership gold.

 

Photo: Bill Treasurer, Giant Leap Consulting
Posted: January 23, 2017
Monday Morning Run Time: 36 minutes 

Small Business Cures America Offices

Are you an early adopter? We’re looking for a few creative individuals to join the Monday Morning Radio team in launching and promoting the “Small Business Cures America” campaign to harness the energy and resources of entrepreneurs in the fight against some of America’s most brutal diseases. Our first “target” is cancer. If you are a cancer survivor or have a loved one who has battled the dreaded illness, we especially need your help. Email us at: smallbusiness@curesamerica.com or phone host Dean Rotbart at 303-800-6081.

 

Direct download: Bill_Treasurer.mp3
Category:Authors and Experts -- posted at: 8:01pm MDT

Crashing Past the $5 Million Glass Revenue Ceiling

 

Every business owner has blind spots. It’s just the downside of being talented.

Gene Naftulyev is a business seeing-eye dog, sniffing out ways for small business owners to significantly increase productivity, reduce expenses, and eliminate problems. Frustrations go down. Profits go up. And the owners join the chorus of entrepreneurs who sing Gene’s praises.

Gene, author of Business Growth Roadblocks: How to Use Uncommon Sense to Surpass $5 Million, hangs his shingle at CompanyOverhaul.com. This week he joins host and reputation coach Dean Rotbart to guide him and our listeners around the major obstacles that stymy so many business owners.

You can pick up your copy of Business Growth Roadblock by Gene Naftulyev from our all-new Monday Morning Radio book club: Discover how your business can blast through the $5 million glass ceiling at: tinyurl.com/BestBizBooks055.

Photo: Gene Naftulyev, CompanyOverhaul.com
Posted: December 19, 2016
Monday Morning Run Time: 40 minutes 42 seconds

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Direct download: Company_Overhaul.mp3
Category:Authors and Experts -- posted at: 8:52pm MDT

It Doesn’t Matter What You’re Selling, David Hoffeld Can Improve Your Results

David Hoffeld, CEO and Chief Sales Trainer at Minnesota-based Hoffeld Group, has made a career of studying the science of selling, and he’s discovered that the number of common misconceptions – often peddled by highly respected sales gurus – is off the charts.

Based on extensive research into a variety of disciplines – including cognitive psychology, social psychology, neuroscience, and behavioral economics – David has compiled a new book, The Science of Selling, that is rewriting decades of erroneous sales advice.

As certain as two parts hydrogen combined with one-part oxygen will produce water, David tells Monday Morning Radio Host Dean Rotbart that those who master the scientific formula of selling will produce a veritable cloudburst of record sales.

You can pick up your copy of "The Science of Selling" from our all-new Monday Morning Radio Book Club: You’ll find plenty of scientifically proven sales formulas at tinyurl.com/BestBizBooks050

Photo: David Hoffeld, The Science of Selling
Posted: December 12, 2016
Monday Morning Run Time: 35 minutes 11 seconds

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Direct download: David_Hoffeld.mp3
Category:Authors and Experts -- posted at: 8:34pm MDT