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

Adam Bryant Queries 200 CEOs To Discover How To Be 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.

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

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.

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.

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

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.

Dave Power Explains How Listening To The Voice Of The Consumer Helped Him Build 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.

Entrepreneur Greg Writer Discusses The JOBS Act And Crowd Funding

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.

Karrie Movsesian Details How Southern Californians’ Attitudes Towards Money Have Changed Since The Great Recession

The Great Recession of 2007-2009 refocused many people’s relationship to money and redefined their financial goals.

It goes without saying that the average person’s attitude towards debt, retirement, investment and living a comfortable lifestyle changed during this period.

But, in what ways have these relationships changed?

Joining me to discuss this is Karrie Movsesian, a financial expert from Merrill Edge. She’ll share with us the exclusive findings of a Merrill Edge report from September 2013 that shows how Southern Californians have changed their attitudes towards money from even as recently as their last survey in the Spring of 2013.

Michael Farkas Examines The Pros And Cons Of Electric Cars

Michael Farkas is the co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of Car Charging Group, Inc.— a company dedicated to a clean, sustainable environment and an economically strong, energy-independent America. We discuss electric cars and his company’s plans to install, manage and maintain car chargers ubiquitously.

George Gilder Preaches Free Market Capitalism In His Latest Book Knowledge And Power

George Gilder is the father of Supply-Side Economics. He’s also the most quoted living author during the Reagan presidency.

He’s now says, “Forget about supply and demand,” he’s got a new theory of capitalism that’s revolutionary. We discuss his latest findings from his book Knowledge And Power.

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

Guests For October 5, 2013

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