John Sculley Explains Today’s Business Opportunities From His Book Moonshot!

John Sculley, author of Moonshot!

When you think of transformational businesses, you might think of Google, Facebook, Apple or Amazon. These four businesses, however, may be the tip of the iceberg.

John Sculley believes now is the best time ever to build a transformational business. Four digital technologies make launching a revolutionary business possible.

We discuss the implications to entrepreneurs, the economy, the Middle Class and to society in general from his book, Moonshot: Game-Changing Strategies to Build Billion-Dollar Businesses.

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Nuclear Energy’s Future In The US According To Dr. Michaele Brady Raap

Dr. Michaele Brady Raap, President of the American Nuclear Society

Nuclear power is the redheaded stepchild in the US Energy puzzle. An abundance of inexpensive oil and gas has put nuclear power on the back burner.

What is nuclear energy’s fate in the US? Is it the missing piece of the clean energy revolution?

Dr. Michaele Brady Raap believes nuclear energy deserves a better fate.

She’s the president of the American Nuclear Society.

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Chip Jacobs Warns Of The Impending Environmental Catastrophe In China From His Book The People’s Republic of Chemicals

Chip Jacobs, co-author of The People's Republic of Chemicals

China is, by far, the single biggest emitter of the mainstay greenhouse gas carbon dioxide in human history.

How it earned that dubious distinction is clear. China made the decision to become the world’s manufacturer. Every minute of every day during the mid-2000s Americans purchased about $460,000 dollars worth of Chinese goods.

Growing reports of labor and environmental malpractice surfaced during that same period of time, but American consumers shrugged off these reported violations in favor of cheaper good.

But is society better off because of this? Chip Jacobs argues, No.”

He looks at the environmental catastrophe happening in China and worries we’re rapidly reaching a point of no return in environmental damage.

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Owen Shapiro Explains The Future Of Brands And Marketing From His Book Brand Shift

Owen Shapiro, co-author of Brand Shift

In this constantly-connected, 24/7, three-screen world in which we live, there’s incredible pressure being put on traditional brands and brand marketers. We’re seeing decades-old brands—like Radio Shack, Nokia and Pontiac—disappear.

How will brands survive? And, which ones are more likely to survive?

Owen Shapiro is a futurist, market researcher and strategist for some of the world’s biggest brands.

We examine the future of brands and marketing from his latest book Brand Shift.

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Bob Dickie Explains Proselytizing A Financial And Spiritual Message Using The Internet

Bob Dickie, president of Crown Financial Ministries

The US Economy is emerging from the Great Recession of 2008-2009 after five years of moribund GDP and job growth.

Thousands of US families were devastated by the economic downturn—many of them still recovering their losses.

While it’s impossible to predict these economic disasters, one can be better prepared to weather the consequences with proper financial planning and management.
Bob Dickie runs a company that specializes in training people in sound financial practices according to “God’s financial principles.”

The 35-year old company proselytizes both its financial and spiritual message using the Internet.

We examine how a ministry can take advantage of the Internet to reach a wider audience.

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Libby Atwater Examines Perseverance In Her Memoir What Lies Within

Libby Atwater, author of her memoir What Lies Within

You may not know it, but there’s an association of personal historians whose profession is to help others write their family history and personal journey.

Libby Atwater is a member of that society.

After years of helping others investigate and write their stories, she’s learned that everyone has a tale to tell and an interesting background. Often times, it simply takes a skilled person, such as herself, to ferret out the good stuff.

Now, she’s turned the microscope on her own life and written Part One of her memoir, What Lies Within.

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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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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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