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Dave Mattson - Sandler Systems, Inc

Dave talks about innovation, learning from customers, and success in sales.

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David Allen - Getting Things Done

David talks about GTD and how it can help you, your business, and your success.

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Spotlight Interview: Gordon Logan

Gordon Logan - Sport Clips

Gordon talks about Sport Clips and the success of the franchise model he built.

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Nov6

John Graves
John Graves
The Renaissance Group, LLC
Managing Principal

John Graves, ChFC, CLU has spent 26 years advising people how to become better stewards of their resources. As an independent financial advisor, he focuses on designing and maintaining clients’ portfolios consistent with their needs, rather than some market paradigm. John is a Chartered Life Underwriter and Chartered Financial Consultant through The American College in Bryn Mawr Pennsylvania.

He has traveled extensively, with more than 80 countries’ stamps in his passports. His avocation is adventure. He has sailed to Hawaii several times, as well as across the Atlantic and throughout the Mediterranean and Caribbean. He has trekked the Andes, the Sahara, the Taklamakan, the Serengeti, and the Namib.

MO: Can you talk about the concept of the 7% Solution and what inspired you to write a book about it? What do you hope that the average reader walks away with?

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Aug29

Keri Murphy
Keri Murphy
Inspired Living
Founder

Through the original content and TV shows available on the Inspired Living website, Keri Murphy and her team of experts strive to empower you to create a successful business and live the life of your dreams. This powerful resource will help you recognize opportunity and to overcome self-limiting beliefs in order to realize your highest potential. Stop by regularly for interactive, up-to-date content including inspirational celebrity interviews, new releases of original shows featuring Keri, tips on where to find Keri’s favorite products and services, and articles and advice from experts about business, lifestyle, fashion, beauty and more.

Fans are also encouraged to “Tell Us Your Story” by submitting video or a story about how they are living an inspired life, creating an online community where all are invited to learn, share and grow. One of the core values at Inspired Living is giving back to those in need, therefore 10% of all the proceeds of Inspired Living go to charity.

MO: Where does your passion for motivating and inspiring others come from?

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Apr3

David Langton
David Langton
Langton Cherubino Group
Partner

David Langton, a visual communication designer and author of Visual Marketing (Wiley) was recognized in Graphic Design USA’s annual review of designers in America as one of the People to Watch in 2009. David is co-founder with Norman Cherubino of Langton Cherubino Group whose work is featured in Designing for the Greater Good (HarperCollins). David is an adjunct professor at Hostos College/City of New York where he teaches digital communications.

David has more than 20 years experience providing conceptual direction for Fortune 500 companies and serves as a consultant to leaders and marketing executives of small and medium businesses. Langton Cherubino Group is a communications design firm, based in NYC, dedicated to improving the way that businesses and their audiences interact. Its visual, messaging, and interactive solutions provide the visual intelligence needed to inform and captivate and have served some of the best-known names in health care, finance, business and philanthropy.

MO: Can you talk to us about the book you published last year on Visual Marketing? What was your inspiration for the book and the creative process behind it?

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Apr3

Derrick M Guest
Derrick M. Guest
Griot’s Roll Film Prod. & Serv., Inc.
Co-Founder & CEO

Derrick M. Guest is the co-founder and CEO of Griot’s Roll Film Production & Services Inc. a video marketing company that provides video services for businesses, non-profits, corporations, city and state agencies looking to demonstrate a product, educate their target market on their services or organization looking to improve their presences on-line using video.

The son of the late Mr. Benjamin Guest & Mrs. Cynthia Guest was raised in the South Bronx. Derrick graduated from City-As-School an alternative High School where he earned his academic high school diploma. Mr. Guest earned his Associates degree from Queens Borough College, where he majored in Performing Arts and minored in Business Management and Marketing. He received his Bachelors Degree from Brooklyn College in Film Production.

Mr. Guest has experience as a playwright having written the Off-Broadway Play “Choices” for the Negro Ensemble Company. He has extensive experience in writing and directing short films such as “30 Minutes of Pleasure”, “The Grade” and “Loneliness” as well as directing television pilots. He won the 2011 British Airways Face of Opportunity and a two day trip to London for the Business Conference. He also is the 2011 Charles B. Benenson Project Enterprise Entrepreneur of the Year. He lives with his wife and partner Eula M. Young and their daughter Shassee.

MO: What inspired you to start your own company? Where did the name come from?

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Mar26

Brian Spindel
Brian Spindel
PostNet
Co-Founder

Mike: Hey everyone, I’m Mike Sullivan. Thanks for joining me today on MO.com. I’m talking with Brian Spindel today of PostNet. Brian and his partner have done some pretty incredible things with running their own business, consulting with others to open similar types of business, and then ultimately franchising their business. Brian, thanks for joining me today and let’s talk a little bit about how you met your partner and how things got rolling in developing PostNet.

Brian Spindel, PostNet - Co-Founder

Brian: Yeah, absolutely. Steve and I have been in business together for about 28 years. We met each other in the early ’80s when we were introduced by our fathers who were actually both in the same business, in the water purification business. No connection to what we ended up doing.

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Mar19

Aaron Smith
Aaron Smith
Young Invincibles
Co-Founder & Executive Director

Mike: Hey everyone, I’m Mike Sullivan. This is MO.com. Joining me today is Aaron of the Young Invincibles. The Young Invincibles is a non-profit youth organization. Aaron, thanks for joining me. I appreciate it. Can you tell me a little bit about yourself.

Aaron: Sure. I’m from Yonkers, New York. I went to Swarthmore College. After college, I did a bunch of non-profit work. I worked for a non-profit that works with seniors in D.C. After that, I went home to New York and became a campaign manager for a state assembly race. Finally, after all that, I went to law school at Georgetown Law School, and that is where Young Invincibles got started. It was basically founded by a group of friends. Most of us were law students at Georgetown and basically founded this group out of the cafeteria of our school. We’ve been doing it ever since.

Mike: What is Young Invincibles? What is the group, and what is your focus?

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Mar15

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Neil Mody
nRelate
Tech Manager

Mike: Hey everyone, it’s Mike Sullivan from MO.com. Thanks for joining me today. Today I’m talking with Neil Mody of nrelate. If you or your company has a blog or if you’re a blogger then you will be interested in Neil’s product. Neil developed a piece of software that will help engage visitors to find additional content on your site or elsewhere.

Neil, thanks for joining us today. Would you mind telling us a little bit about the product?

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Mar9

David Siteman
David Siteman Garland
The Rise To The Top
Founder & Host

Mike: Hey everyone. I’m Mike Sullivan. Thanks for joining me today on MO.com. With me today is David Siteman Garland. I’m very excited to have David here. You may know him as the host of The Rise to the Top. If you don’t, David hosts a show online that interviews successful entrepreneurs, typically internet entrepreneurs. He pulls out some great information and there’s a lot of learning that can take place.

David, thanks a lot for being with me here today and I just want to start out by asking you how did you get your start with this? How did you come across interviewing entrepreneurs and putting this online?

David: Yeah, you know, it’s actually a crazy story because I don’t really have a background in any of this, whatever we want to call this, meaning broadcasting or anything like that. And where the idea came from was, after graduating college and having no idea what I wanted to do in 2006. I went to Wash U and was a Women’s Studies major, of all random things that you could possible imagine. Straight white male, Women’s Studies major. Doesn’t happen a lot.

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Mar9

Jason Karas
Jason Karas
Trover
Co-Founder & CEO

Mike: Hey everyone, thanks for joining me. I’m Mike Sullivan. This is MO.com With me today is Jason Karas of Trover. Trover is a really cool app. I actually checked it out. It’s described as a discovery network designed to allow people to share location specific discoveries. It is pretty cool. I’ll let Jason talk more about it.

 

Jason, thanks for joining us, and can you tell me a little bit about your background and kind of how you got your start?

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Mar8

Stephanie Bullis
Stephanie Bullis
Grasshopper
Ambassador of Buzz

Mike: Hey everyone, it’s Mike Sullivan from MO.com. Thanks for being with me. Joining me today is Stephanie Bullis of Grasshopper. Now I know that you’re used to hearing Jonathan Kay come out, and we’ll touch on where Jonathon is in a bit. But I’d like to welcome Stephanie, and she has a PR background. We’re going to talk a little bit about PR. Before we do, Stephanie would you mind telling us a little bit about yourself?

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Feb25

Eula M. Young
Eula M. Young
Griot’s Roll Film and Production Services
Co-Founder & COO

Eula M. Young is the COO and co-founder of Griot’s Roll Film Production & Services Inc. Daughter of the late John D. Young & Mrs. Gertrude Young, was raised in the south Bronx, New York, and graduated from William Howard Taft High School with an Academic Diploma. Ms. Young graduated in 2005 with her Bachelors in Business Administration from Metropolitan College of New York, and completed business courses at the Workshop in Business Opportunities (WIBO) class of 2009. Eula M. Young lives with her husband and partner Derrick M. Guest and their daughter Shassee; she has two daughters from a pervious marriage Monique Taylor and Sasha Lenore and seven grandchildren.

As the social media expert for Griot’s Roll Ms. Young work with her clients to market their products, services, events and fund raising efforts using social media, she also teaches workshops entitled: “Face-book, Twitter, Linked-in: How to Maximize Social Media”, “Social Media Etiquette”, “Learn How to Setup and Use Social Networking Accounts Including Face-book, Twitter, Linked-In”, and How to Build your On-line Presence now for College and Future Careers”. Ms. Young has been on many panels talking about the power of using social media to market and advertise your products and services to your target market.

Griot’s Roll Film Production & Services Inc. is a video marketing company that provides video services for businesses, non-profits, corporations, city and state agencies looking to demonstrate a product, educate their target market on their services or organization looking to improve their presences on-line using video and social media.

MO: What were you doing before working for Griot’s Roll Film Production?

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