Sun, 28 March 2021
Did you know that older entrepreneurs are more successful than younger ones? Or that many of the best entrepreneurs never set out to launch independent businesses?
Syracuse University Professor Carl J. Schramm knows both from personal experience, and because he has spent a lifetime as an evangelist for entrepreneurship, including heading a $2 billion private foundation dedicated to helping business owners succeed.
When host and award-winning journalist Dean Rotbart interviewed Professor Schramm in June 2018, the “Entrepreneurial Evangelist” and author of Burn the Business Plan: What Great Entrepreneurs Really Do, dismissed the notion that earning an MBA is the surest ticket to success. The proven path, the professor says, is paved with passion, determination, and a willingness to experiment and innovate.
Photo: Carl Schramm, “Burn the Business Plan”
Coming in August 2021 from TJFR Press: September Twelfth: Ground Zero on 9/11 with The Wall Street Journal by Monday Morning Radio Host Dean Rotbart.
On September 11, 2001, The Wall Street Journal's main newsroom, located just across West Street from the World Trade Center - was obliterated by falling debris and flaming smoke.
This is the true story of how the traumatized men and women of the Journal and Dow Jones - journalists, graphic designers, technicians, administrative assistants, compositors, and delivery truck drivers - overcame their personal anguish and confusion to publish a Pulitzer Prize-winning edition on September 12th.
To reserve your autographed copy, email Dean @ MondayMorningRadio . com with your name, mailing address, and daytime phone number.
Sun, 21 March 2021
Daniel Burrus has 1.2 million followers on LinkedIn, which named the technology futurist one of the world’s Top 10 influencers.
Burrus is the originator of the Anticipatory Organization model, which allows business owners and entrepreneurs to accurately foresee new opportunities, spot growing problems, and understand ever-changing customer needs.
Host and award-winning journalist Dean Rotbart asked Burrus to forecast some future trends when he interviewed him in October 2017. This week, discover just how accurate a soothsayer Burrus really is.
Photo: Daniel Burrus, The Anticipatory Organization
Sun, 14 March 2021
If you happened to read the March 12, 2021, edition of The Wall Street Journal, you no doubt spotted the profile of Black Rifle Coffee Company, which reported that sales of its weapons-themed roasts and blends almost doubled in 2020 to $163 million.
That came as no surprise to host and award-winning journalist Dean Rotbart, who first profiled Black Rifle Coffee and its former Green Beret founder, Evan Hafer in 2017. Evan’s vision, then and now, is to appeal to fellow military veterans and 2nd Amendment advocates with brands such as his popular AK-47 Espresso Blend.
Most people take their coffee with sugar or cream. But Evan is undeniable proof that a growing segment of the population like their java with a strong dose of politics stirred in. “I don’t need to be everything to all people,” Evan told the Journal, “We’re going for roughly half.”
Photo: Evan Hafter, Black Rifle Coffee Company
Sun, 7 March 2021
In his classic hit, American Pie, released in 1971, songwriter Don McLean intones: “I went down to the sacred store where I’d heard the music years before but the man there said the music wouldn’t play.”
Every time host and award-winning journalist Dean Rotbart hears that verse, he’s reminded of rock ‘n roll concert promoter Barry Fey, who over the course of his three-decade career organized mega-shows featuring Jimi Hendrix, The Who, U2, Rolling Stones, Three Dog Night, and many other music legends.
Fey died eight years ago, age 74, but the story of his unconventional path to success lives on. This week, Dean plays highlights of his two interviews with Fey and demonstrates why the rocker was an entrepreneurial and marketing genius.
[Pick up a copy of Barry Fay’s 2011 book, Backstage Past, featuring forewards by Pete Townshend and Ozzy & Sharon Osbourne.]
Sun, 28 February 2021
The landing of the Perseverance rover on Mars has reignited the public’s interest in space exploration and possible associated commercial opportunities.
Christine Nobbe, an educator, space enthusiast, and past president of St. Louis Space Frontier, has been dreaming about conducting classes on the moon — or perhaps Mars — her whole life.
When host and award-winning journalist Dean Rotbart caught up with Christine in September 2018, the two of them discussed the coming age of entrepreneurs in space and the prospects for small businesses to participate in the push to the stars. Listen in on this Best of Monday Morning Radio episode as the two space buffs explore out-of-this-world business concepts and opportunities.
Photo: Christine Nobbe, Educator and Space Enthusiast