Paul Oyer Is Schooled On Economic Theory Practiced In Small Businesses From His Book Roadside MBA

Paul Oyer, co-author of Roadside MBA

Here’s a riddle for you. What do you get when you put three economic academics in a car with a GPS system and a mission to interview small business owners?

You get a book—in this case, Roadside MBA: Back Road Lessons For Entrepreneurs, Executive and Small Business Owners.

Co-author Paul Oyer and I explore some of these lessons to see if academics can apply economic theory to small business realities.

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Ryan Holiday Reveals His Philosophy For Turning Trials Into Triumphs In The Obstacle Is The Way

Ryan Holiday, author of THE OBSTACLE IS THE WAY

In an age of growing entitlement, you’re going to meet an author who believes we should “suck it up. Do our jobs. Do it right. Nobody is coming to save is. If it’s to be, it’s up to me.” His name is Ryan Holiday.

He’s drawn on the ancient philosophers of Stoicism and applied their principles to modern life in an attempt to show the universal truths of how to overcome obstacles.

We discuss his philosophy and show how you can use it to improve your daily life.

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Adam Bryant Queries 200 CEOs To Discover How To Be Quick And Nimble

Adam Bryant, author of Quick And Nimble

As the world shifts to more of a knowledge economy, companies that can attract and retain the best and brightest employees will be the winners.

The most highly sought-after executives will be those that can create an environment where employees can grow, contribute, and feel rewarded.
Adam Bryant draws on interviews with more than 200 CEOs to offer business leaders the wisdom and guidance to move their organizations faster, quicker and more nimbly.

The book, Quick and Nimble: Lessons from Leading CEOs on How to Create a Culture of Innovation, taps into the collective wisdom of CEOs like Jeff Weiner of LinkedIn, Tony Hsieh of Zappos, Angie Hicks of Angie’s List and Steve Case formerly of AOL. Adam uses his unprecedented access to the CEOs to map out best practices that other business managers can put into effect.

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Melissa McCarty Reveals Her Past And Her Career Path In News Girls Don’t Cry

Melissa McCarty, author of News Girls Don't Cry

Those of us watching the evening news on television expect our reporters to be objective, professional and truthful when it comes to the stories they report.

But few of us stop to consider what goes on inside the head of these reporters we invite into our homes.

Melissa McCarty takes behind the facade that news reporters project on the camera. She brings humanity to the otherwise sterile persona most news people project from her book, News Girls Don’t Cry

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Harry Smith Explores Marijuana In America: Colorado Pot Rush For CNBC

Harry Smith of NBC, host of Marijuana In America: Colorado Pot Rush

There’s a new meaning to the slogan, “Mile High City.”

In January 2014, Colorado made history to became the first US state to allow the legal sale of marijuana for recreational use—beginning what many believe will be the next great rush for Colorado’s economy.

CNBC is airing a special titled Marijuana In America: Colorado Pot Rush that will examine all sides of this groundbreaking new law.

Joining me to discuss the opportunities and challenges of the legalized marijuana roll out in Colorado is veteran journalist, Harry Smith.

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Kasey Kirby Explores Free Market Capitalism Through Food Trucks In His Movie, Dog Days

Kasey Kirby, director of Dog Days documentary

Documentary director, Kasey Kirby, visited Santa Barbara, CA for the Santa Barbara International Film Festival where he debuted his latest movie, Dog Days. The documentary examines whether free market capitalism is the best path to prosperity through the lens of two food truck street vendors in Washington, D.C.

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Joyce Gioia Comments On The Oxford University Study That Predicts 47% Of Job Categories Will Disappear In 20 Years

Joyce Gioia, CEO of The Herman Group

A recent Oxford University study argues that jobs are at risk of being automated in 47% of all occupational categories over the next 20 years.

Couple that with the fact that the proportion of American adults participating in the labor force recently hit its lowest level since 1978, and you can see there is an unemployment crisis looming.

How are governments and schools prepared to deal with this looming crisis?

Joining me today to discuss this is Joyce Gioia, one of this country’s most sought-after experts in human relations and employment trends.

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Julia Boorstin Explains Why Twitter’s IPO Is So Highly Anticipated By Wall Street Investors

Julia Boorstin, CNBC's reporter on technology and entertainment

Twitter is set to launch its Initial Public Offering later this week and it’s expected to raise $1 billion—depending on the IPO price. Twitter’s estimated market capitalization is between $17 billion and $20 billion.

Yet, like so many Internet companies before, Twitter makes no money. It generated a $69 million loss on revenue of $254 million for the first 6 months of 2013.

Why, then, is Twitter’s IPO so highly anticipated by Wall Street investors?

Julia Boorstin, CNBC’s crack journalist covering media and entertainment is with me to discuss this.

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Dave Power Explains How Listening To The Voice Of The Consumer Helped Him Build J.D. Power & Associates

Dave Power, Founder of J.D. Power & Associates

A lot of attention is paid to excellence and quality among companies today.

When it comes to defining quality in the automotive industry—and, subsequently other industries, Dave Power literally created the standard.

He’s the founder of the J.D. Power Customer Satisfaction award and he joins us today to discuss the voice of the customer and his years as an eyewitness to automotive history.

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Entrepreneur Greg Writer Discusses The JOBS Act And Crowd Funding

Greg Writer

The Jump-Start Our Business Startups (JOBS) Act is designed to encourage funding of United States small businesses by easing various securities regulations pertaining to acquiring capital—principally crowd funding and the number of shareholders a company may have prior to registering with the Securities and Exchange Commission. President Obama signed it into law in April 2012. Title II of the JOBS Act, concerning crowd funding, passed into law in September 2013.

Crowd funding is hailed as the revival of small business in America and reviled as the next great Ponzi scheme. Designed to help small business—the creators of most new jobs in America—start up more quickly and easily, will it live up to its expectations, or will it become the means by which to bilk unwitting investors?

Joining me to discuss the benefits of the JOBS Act is Greg Writer, the author of Saving America One Crowd @ A Time.

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Bill Frank’s Guests

Here is the lineup of guests for Guests For October 5, 2013

Guests For October 5, 2013

My guests this week are Bob McCord, founding member of VREG, talking about Ventura's budget woes; healthcare expert Sally Pipes exposing the flaws of Obamacare as the Insurance Exchanges open for business; and Stuart Crain, CEO of TVTalk discussing how his app will revolutionize television viewing. Read More

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