Sun, 27 February 2022
This week, a special edition of Monday Morning Radio features a conversation with Anton Suddia, a Ukraine-based expert on augmented reality.
Recorded Sunday, February 27th, Anton shares his very personal and compelling story of how his life has changed since Russia invaded Ukraine four days earlier.
Anton previously appeared on this podcast in September 2016, discussing the global effort to bring Augmented Reality to Main Street businesses.
A father of two young children, Anton and his wife fled Kharkiv, where his company — IT Craft — is headquartered and spoke with host and award-winning author Dean Rotbart from a comparatively safe location in the western region of Ukraine.
Hearing Anton brings home the tragedy of what’s happening in Ukraine and how it has disrupted everyday life and commerce.
Anton’s future is up in the air. He doesn’t know if his company will still exist by the time listeners hear this week’s podcast. He doesn’t know if he’ll still have a job or paycheck in the days and weeks ahead. And, most critically, he doesn’t know whether he’ll be forced to flee again and, if so, where he can go.
Originally, this week’s guest was scheduled to be David Hailey, founder of Countifi and an expert on using computer vision and inventory control to improve supply chain management. Instead, our conversation with David will be featured on next week’s episode.
Top Photo: Anton Suddia, IT Craft
Sun, 20 February 2022
There is only so much room at the top of the corporate ladder. What can owners and CEOs do to retain and incentivize good employees when no more executive slots are available?
According to Julie Winkle Giulioni, a human resources expert and bestselling author, there are excellent alternatives to promotions. Besides, many employees no longer want all the drama and responsibilities that come with upper-management jobs.
Julie’s new book, Promotions Are So Yesterday, won’t be out until next month. But host and award-winning author Dean Rotbart persuaded Julie to share some of her best employee enticements on this week’s podcast.
Photo: Julie Winkle Giulioni, Promotions Are So Yesterday
Sun, 13 February 2022
To sell his first book, Man Interrupted, James Bailey — a sufferer of severe obsessive-compulsive behavior who was living out of his car at the time — staked out bookstores and celebrity haunts in Malibu, Santa Monica, and other well-to-do Southern California towns.
When he spotted stars, he unashamedly pressed them to buy his book or at the very least accept a free copy.
Bob Dylan bought one. So did James Woods. Simon Cowell promised to buy the book. And Mel Brooks was so impressed with James that the Academy Award-winning writer of The Producers wrote a cover blurb for James’s newest book, The Diary of a Manic OCD Bookseller.
“I never back off,” James tells host and award-winning author Dean Rotbart. Indeed, James has sold thousands of his books, one at a time, and this week he explains how anyone can adapt his methods to help them achieve their goals.
Photo: James Bailey, The Diary of a Manic OCD Bookseller
Sun, 6 February 2022
Lift the Hood of Rapidly Growing DermatologistOnCall, and You’ll Discover An Engine Powered By Best-in-Class Technology
Douglas Holmes is a veteran investment banker who sees massive potential in telemedicine.
His latest venture is DermatologistOnCall features a network of board-certified dermatologists who provide telemedicine services in all 50 states, and can even offer an in-home melanoma test.
The secret of DermatologistOnCall’s success, Douglas tells award-winning author and journalist Dean Rotbart, is the advanced technology that is the foundation of the service.
Douglas shares insights that could revolutionize how you reach and serve your customers, whether or not you work in healthcare.
Photo: Douglas Holmes, DermatologistOnCall