Monday Morning Radio
Commerce with China is a Two-Way Street, Even for Small U.S. Businesses

When most Americans think of doing business with China, they think of outsourcing American manufacturing jobs. But that’s not the big opportunity according to Mark Matsumoto. “Why buy from China when you can sell to China?” 

Many small and mid-size businesses today are making jumbo profits by exporting products and services to China and other Asian Pacific markets. Thanks to modern technology, it’s easier than you might think. According to Matsumoto, who has been doing it for 25 years, all you need is a smart phone and some common sense. 

You can buy his book – Exporting in the Connected World – or you can hear it straight from the expert himself as Matsumoto is interviewed on this week’s edition of Monday Morning Radio by host and reputation coach Dean Rotbart.


p.s. Do you remember when Roy H. Williams, the Wizard, and his co-author Michael Drew, talked about this very topic in Pendulum?

Direct download: Matsumoto_MMR.mp3
Category:Pendulum -- posted at: 7:11pm MDT

The Fine Art of Inspiring Creativity: Survey Results No One Expected

Robert Gerlach, a global expert on organizational creativity, has taught companies such as Microsoft, Samsung and BASF the fine art of inspiring creativity.

Based in Stuttgart, Germany, Robert’s company – iQudo, recently conducted a landmark survey in the U.S. to discover the secret ingredients of company-wide creativity. The results were not what anyone expected.

This week on Monday Morning Radio with reputation coach and host Dean Rotbart, Robert offers some of his best tips on how to inspire your business to be more creative.

Photo: Robert Gerlach, iQudo
Posted: January 18, 2016
Monday Morning Run Time: 31 minutes 39 seconds

Dean Rotbart will next present his popular Reputation Tool Chest Workshop at Wizard Academy on February 16th and 17th. Let Dean teach you to how to build an unparalleled online reputation for you or your business. Registration is limited, so don't delay.

Direct download: iQudo.mp3
Category:Authors and Experts -- posted at: 7:27pm MDT

What Global Trends Portend for Your Business in 2016

Each year, Stratfor – which is based not far from the Wizard Academy in Austin, Texas – issues its much-anticipated predictions for what we can expect in the coming year on a geopolitical front – and how developments in areas such as the Middle East, Russia, and China will affect global economics. That includes the impact on commodity prices, the value of the U.S. dollar in global markets, and consumer consumption. 

By placing global events in a geopolitical framework, Stratfor gives its clients a strategic advantage as they strive to be better prepared to seize opportunities and avoid risks.

This week’s guest on Monday Morning Radio, Sim Tack, is Stratfor’s director of analytical support. While the battlefields in Syria and Iraq, and the general political stability in Africa, may feel like there are light years removed from the day-to-day concerns of most American business owners and entrepreneurs, they are anything but.

As Sim explains to host and noted reputation coach Dean Rotbart, what’s happening a world away from Main Street USA – in our increasingly connected world economy – will impact every one of us in 2016.

Photo: Sim Tack, Stratfor
Posted: January 4, 2016
Monday Morning Run Time: 33 minutes 56 seconds

Direct download: Stratfor_Sim_Tack.mp3
Category:Industry Experts -- posted at: 6:24pm MDT