[Israel Business Series] It’s Easier after 100 Million Users: Creating Record Breaking Software Products with Yossi Vardi
Joseph “Yossi” Vardi is an Israeli entrepreneur and investor. He is one of Israel’s first high-tech entrepreneurs and for over 50 years, he has founded and helped build over 100 high tech companies in various fields.
In 1996, he became the founding investor of Mirabilis, the creators of ICQ which was the first instant messaging application that was released to the web; AOL eventually bought it for $400 million. Yossi has invested in or helped companies which have either gone public or has since been sold. These companies include Answers.com, Gteko, Airlink, Tivella, Scopus, Foxytunes, Tucows, and many more.
Chris Kneeland is the CEO of Cult Collective, one of North America’s premier engagement marketing firms and they help companies embrace proven marketing principles that Chris discovered while working with the most iconic cult-like brands on the planet. He co-founded Cult in 2010 and has consulted with Harley-Davidson, Canadian Tire, Zappos, Best Buy, Keurig, and many more. Prior to founding Cult, Chris has held marketing roles at the world headquarters of John Deere and Home Depot.
Chris co-authored the book Fix: Break The Addictions That Are Killing Brands. He is also the co-Founder of Communo, an agency talent management platform that helps small agencies exploit the sharing economy.
Zach Benson is the Founder of Assistagram, an Instagram marketing agency with a network of over 220 million Instagram followers to drive brand awareness, leads, and sales. They’ve helped businesses grow their Instagram following by 30,000 or more followers per month.
Zach has worked with companies run by people like Russell Brunson, The Rock, and even helped the official Dubai account and so many more.
John Corcoran is a recovering attorney, an author and was a former White House writer and speechwriter to the Governor of California. Throughout his career, John has worked in Hollywood, the heart of Silicon Valley, and ran his own boutique law firm in the San Francisco Bay Area catering to small business owners and entrepreneurs.
John has been the host of the Smart Business Revolution Podcast since 2012 where he has interviewed hundreds of CEOs, founders, authors and entrepreneurs, from Peter Diamandis and Adam Grant to Gary Vaynerchuk and Marie Forleo.
John is also the co-founder of Rise25 Media, a company that connects B2B businesses with their ideal clients, referral partners, and strategic partners. They help their client generate ROI through their done-for-you podcast service.
How Jay-Z Relates to Lumpy Mail and Direct Response Conversion with Fran Biderman-Gross of Advantages
Fran Biderman-Gross is the CEO and Founder of Advantages, an award-winning New York-based end to end communications agency. She is also the co-author of the book, How to Lead a Values-Based Professional Services Firm: 3 Keys to Unlock Purpose and Profit, which she wrote with Don Scales.
Fran works with senior executives to see the results of purpose-driven marketing and leadership. She leads her clients on an invaluable journey of brand discovery that reveals their personal and organizational 3 keys: Purpose, Values, and Story. She empowers leaders and organizations to infuse meaning into everything they do so that their visions become realized.
LinkedIn Hacks for B2B Business Growth with AJ Wilcox, LinkedIn Ads Specialist and Founder of B2Linked.com
AJ Wilcox is a LinkedIn Ads Specialist and Founder of B2Linked.com, a LinkedIn Ads-specific ad agency. He has managed over $130 million in ad spend across 400 ad accounts.
AJ is an official LinkedIn Partner, and he hosts The LinkedIn Ads Show podcast which is a top source for news, how-tos, and insights about the LinkedIn Ads platform.
AJ has managed some of the world’s largest LinkedIn Ad accounts, and he’s helped companies like Hired, BambooHR, SpareHire, and many more.
The Role of Culture in Real-time Payment Dispute Resolution the Smart Way with John Munro, CEO of Chargeback
John Munro is the CEO of Chargeback, a Utah-based industry-leading software company that helps merchants automate dispute management. This technology-driven solution leverages APIs, plugins, and other integrations to maximize the recovery of revenue lost to customer disputes and fraud. They have a real-time dispute management platform built to empower internal teams with expert knowledge and robust automation.
Chargeback has helped companies like Levi’s, Dick’s Sporting Goods, Fanduel, and many more stop disputes before they can happen.
Garry Ridge is the CEO and Chairman of the WD-40 Company. He joined WD-40 Company in 1987 and has worked directly with WD-40 Company in over 50 countries, and he was elected as its CEO and Chairman in 1997. Garry is passionate about empowering organizational culture that he has helped establish at the WD-40 Company.
Garry is also an Adjunct Professor at the University of San Diego, where he teaches Talent Management and Bench Building in the Masters of Science – Executive Leadership at the university’s School of Business. He also co-authored the book, Helping People Win at Work: A Business Philosophy Called “Don’t Mark My Paper, Help Me Get an A” with Ken Blanchard where he outlines his effective leadership techniques.
[Sweet Process Series] How to Build a Business That Can Thrive Without You with John Warrillow of Built to Sell
John Warrillow is the Founder of The Value Builder System™, a cloud-based assessment tool that business owners use to assess their company’s scalability. John has helped more than 55,000 business owners improve their company’s value by up to 71%.
He’s the author of Built to Sell: Creating a Business That Can Thrive Without You. Both Fortune and Inc magazines have recognized the book as one of the best business books. John also wrote The Automatic Customer: Creating a Subscription Business in Any Industry, and he hosts Built to Sell Radio, where they interview founders about their exit journey.
[Sweet Process Series] Lessons From Unicorns: What to Make Hard and Easy in Your Business with Bob Sutton of Stanford University
Robert (Bob) Sutton is a Professor of Management Science and Engineering at Stanford University. He is the co-founder of the Stanford Technology Ventures Program (STVP) and the Hasso Plattner Institute of Design (the D School).
Bob is currently working with Huggy Rao on The Friction Project, where they focus on why companies make the right things too complicated and the wrong things too easy and what to do about it. He’s published over 200 articles in academic and popular outlets, and seven of Bob’s books have gotten accolades, including being part of the Top 100 Business Books list, New York Times Bestseller, The Wall Street Journal bestseller, and more.
His books include Hard Facts, Dangerous Half-Truths, And Total Nonsense; The Knowing-Doing Gap; Weird Ideas That Work, The No Asshole Rule, and Good, Bad Boss. He also wrote The Asshole Survival Guide: How to Deal With People Who Treat You Like Dirt and Scaling-Up Excellence.
[Top Chicago Business Series] Giving to Your Best Business Relationships with Andrea Herrera of Boxperience
Andrea Herrera is President and Founder of Amazing Edibles Gourmet Catering and Boxperience. Through her companies, she is able to create meaningful connections and build relationships between individuals and communities.
Boxperience creates customized wooden crates filled with premium food, beverages, and monogrammed gifts that are personalized specifically for its recipient. It is the go-to brand for top salespeople, CEOs, and business owners who want to share their gratitude and maintain their most important business relationships.
Andrea’s other company, Amazing Edibles Gourmet Catering, is an award-winning company that has provided catering services for weddings, intimate social events, as well as for corporate and educational events. Some of their past clients include Fortune 500 companies, Non-profit organizations, Oprah Winfrey’s Harpo Studios, the University of Chicago, the University of Illinois, and many more.
[Sweet Process Series] How to Save Hundreds of Hours a Month Using Top Productivity Tools with Adi Klevit of Business Success Consulting Group
Adi Klevit is the CEO of the Business Success Consulting Group, where she helps businesses scale and grow by implementing efficient business infrastructure, processes, and systems. Their company is made up of experts in creating, documenting, and implementing processes and procedures for small/medium sized companies who either want to scale or expand their business or with those who are gearing up for transition.
With Adi’s background in Industrial Engineering, she has worked with various corporations in different industries and has helped them take their business to the next level.
Rich Goldstein is the Principal Patent Attorney at Goldstein Patent Law, a boutique law firm dedicated to patent prosecution. They provide effective patent protection strategies for their clients, helping them protect their ideas and products.
Rich has advised and obtained patents for thousands of companies over the past 25 years. He is the author of the best selling book, The ABA Consumer Guide to Obtaining a Patent, and he is the host of the Innovations and Breakthroughs podcast.
Building a Household of Entrepreneurs with Jennifer Adams Bunkers and Freddy Bunkers of Trukid and HyperGo
Jennifer Adams Bunkers is a serial entrepreneur and she is the Founder of TruKid, TruBaby, Fysik, Truebuddy, Velocity Source Group, and Funopolis Toy Company. She’s grown TruKid, a company that sells natural products for kids, to well over seven figures. When Jennifer is creating businesses, she has one goal in mind: to make life a little bit easier. As a mom of six children, it is not always easy to balance being an entrepreneur and a mom. Her goal is for each of her six kids to own their own business.
Her son, Freddy Bunkers, owns and runs HyperGo, a company that produces full body wipes.
[Sweet Process Series] How to Make Your Business the Next McDonalds of Your Industry with Michael E. Gerber
Michael E. Gerber is the world’s leading small business guru and bestselling author of the phenomenally successful The E-Myth Revisited and many other worldwide bestselling E-myth books concerning small business, entrepreneurship, leadership, and management.
Inc. Magazine calls him “the World’s #1 Small Business Guru”. He is an entrepreneur and small business thought leader who has impacted the lives of millions and millions of small business owners and inspired the growth of hundreds of thousands of companies for the past 40 years and counting.
Steve Rosen is one of the CreateOn Co-Founders. He helps licensors like Magna-Tiles, Lord of the Rings, Star Trek, and Willy Wonka put products and deals together. Steve has worked with all the major film studios, licensing agencies, and toy companies in creating high-profile products, utilizing best-of-breed licensed IP in his 17 years in product development and in the entertainment industry.
Steve has executed numerous licensing deals and most recently, he brokered licensing agreements with four leading children’s entertainment brands. He has also run software development teams across the globe, creating from cradle to casino floor best in class slot machine experiences.
Lee Firestone is the CEO of OpenReel, a patented remote video capture technology that allows teams to direct and capture 4K video remotely through a user’s phone, which replaces the need for a camera crew. Publishers, agencies, and Fortune 500 companies are utilizing OpenReel’s technology for everything from client testimonials, interviews and internal comms to content from key opinion leaders. Lee is responsible for the company’s growth strategy and execution, and he comes to OpenReel with 15 years of digital marketing and sales experience.
Prior to OpenReel, Lee founded Baystone Media, a website and social business that he grew to over 7000 clients which was later acquired by Internet Brands (Hellman & Friedman).
[Sweet Process Series] Why Leading with Gratitude is a Must-Have Skill with Chester Elton of The Culture Works
Chester Elton is the co-founder of The Culture Works, a global training company trusted by companies with the world’s best cultures, including Starbucks, Johnson & Johnson, and many more. He and Adrian Gostick co-authored books like All In, The Best Team Wins, The Care Principle, and Leading with Gratitude: The Eight leadership practices for extraordinary business results.
Chester has spent decades helping clients engage their employees to execute strategies, vision, and values. He provides real solutions to leaders who are looking to manage change, drive innovation, and lead a multi-generational workforce.
How to Evaluate Your eCommerce Business and Plan for a Big Exit with Kellianne Fedio of Amazing Exits
Kellianne Fedio is a recovering attorney and an entrepreneur who has founded and scaled her multi-million-dollar eCommerce brand and made a successful 7-figure exit. She now offers strategic consulting and works directly with brand owners and helps other entrepreneurs identify their brand and maximize their profit opportunities in their Amazon business. Together with her curated dream team of experts, she is able to help entrepreneurs maximize the value of their business and optimize their operations to develop a solid exit strategy.
Kellianne is also the co-host of the Amazing Exits Podcast. Together with her co-host, Paul Miller, they feature top experts and brands who share their own successful journeys and their insights on the best exit strategies.
Andy Hussong is a highly respected authority in facilitating online joint ventures, and he has been creating endorsed influence for his students and agency clients since 2005. He’s been in the trenches connecting and collaborating with hundreds of entrepreneurs and marketers which has resulted in millions of dollars in profits.
Andy co-founded WebinarCon with Ron Douglas, and he facilitates high-converting webinars launches and affiliate opportunities.
Andy’s proven systems helps experts, authors, speakers, coaches, and consultants expand their own influence by teaming up with other like-minded experts. These collaborations then result in win-win joint venture deals.