The Business Builders Show with Marty Wolff
From Life in Prison to Life of Purpose
What an honor it was to interview Chris Wilson. We talked about his bookThe Master Plan: My Journey from Life in Prison to a Life of Purpose.Some points of discussion:What was and is your Master Plan?How did you get to become an artist and sell your work all over the world?"I wanted to be free again"."Business school professors encouragedme to become an entrepreneur"Why are you a serial social entrepreneur?Is there a conscious or unconscious bias when business people are searching for talent?Why did you not only survive but now you are thriving in spite of being incarcerated for so many years?Prison systems have become a business.Final comments from Chris and thoughts from our Senior Producer, Dan Kimbrough.Van Jones CNN Political Contributor praises Chris Wilson's book: "Do not miss this story of redemption, empowerment, and giving back. It can change your life."Senator Bernie Sanders also offers praise, "An incredibly moving book that will change the way you look at the criminal justice system."Learn more atchris wilson.biz. You can also find Chris on Instagram and Linkedin.The Business Builders Show with Marty Wolff is a production of Business Builders Media LLC, where we give entrepreneurs and business leaders the tools they need to have their voices heard. Learn more atbusinessbuildersmedia.com. Thanks for listening. Call or text me with your comments or questions at 570 815 1626.
Save Our Independent Restaurants!
You can help save your favorite independent restaurantby taking action TODAY. Go tosaverestaurants.comNOW!. The site makes it simple to allow you to contact your congresspeople and senators to support the Restaurants Act of 2020.Let's have 10,000 peoplelisten to this interview to see how important, financially and emotionally, our local independent restaurants are to us by going tosaverestaurants.comand TAKE ACTION NOW!PLEASE share this information with all your colleagues.Thank you to Bobby Stuckey offrascafoodandwine.comof Boulder, CO and Ari Weinzweig ofzingermanscommunity.comof Ann Arbor, MI,who care enough to spend time with us on the Business Builders Show.The Business Builders Show is a production of Business Builders Media LLC -businessbuildersmedia.com. Call or text me (Marty Wolff) at 570 815 1626 with any questions or comments.
The Best Leaders Choose Love Not Fear
I first heard of Gary Heil and Ryan Heil PhD, through a Washington Speakers Bureau program called "Leadership Lessons from the Fast Lane". Gary is the host of several programs there and I was impressed with Gary's interview skills. Here is a link to one of those interviews Gary did:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dQyfWOy3d6I&t=2632s.I alsolearned that along with Ryan, Gary had written a bookCHOOSE LOVE Not Fear: How The Best Leaders Build Cultures of Engagementand Innovation That Unleash Human Potential.I bought and read the book, and now they are on the Business Builders Show.I highly recommend the book. .Few discussion points from our conversation:Tell me more about Alan Mullaly's "Love em' up before you coach em' up".Should we become less tolerantof bad leaders?"Smart" goals may not be that smart.Performance vs PotentialConnect with Ryan on Linkedin athttps://www.linkedin.com/in/ryanmheil/and Gary Heil athttps://www.linkedin.com/in/gary-heil-b46b98/ Thank you for listening to the Business Builders Show with Marty Wolff on the Business Builders Media Network:businessbuildersmedia.com. If you want to comment or ask a question, call or text me (Marty Wolff) at 570 815 1626.
"Out-Innovate" with Alexandre Lazarow
I first heard of Alex Lazarow and his book in the July-August 2020 edition of Entrepreneur Magazine. Jason Feifer, Editor In Chief of the magazine interviewed Alex. I was impressed with Alex and his bookOut-Innovate: How Global Entrepreneurs from Delhi to Detroit Are Rewriting the Rules of Silicon Valley.In the book you'll learn that for decades, the hot center for startupshas been Silicon Valley.This is changing fast. Thanks to technology, startupsare taking root everywhere in the world!In our Business Builders Show interview, Alex and I talk about the "10 Elements of Frontier Innovators". You'll learn what Alex means by "Frontier Innovators" and although we don't cover all the elements, you will be totally engaged with his message. Let more about Alex atalexlazarow.com. You can also find him on Linkedinhttps://www.linkedin.com/in/alexandrelazarow/I HIGHLY recommend this book for any business person, anywhere in the world! Start with this interview, buy the book and start connecting with Alex via his newsletters and on Linkedin.The Business Builders Show is a production of Business Builders Media LLC,businessbuildersmedia.com. This is where we give entrepreneurs and business people the tools they need to have their voices heard. If you want to start or expand your own podcast, send us a message via our website.
Crafting Business on Your Own Terms with Jaime Schmidt
Barbara Corcoran from Shark Tank had this to say about Jaime Schmidt's bookSUPERMAKER: Crafting Business on Your Own Terms:"SUPERMAKERcontains the secret sauce for launching and executing a successful business plan.It's a MUST read for emerging Entrepreneurs."Jaime Schimidt founded Schmidt's Naturals in her Portland, Oregon kitchen in 2010, and led the company to acquisition by Unilever in December 2017 - WOW! Jaime has since launched the progressive platform Supermaker,https://supermaker.com/and the inclusive investment fund Color,https://color.capital/What an incredible journey and this interview highlights some key lessons learned during the journey.Thank you for listening to this edition of the Business Builders Show with Marty Wolff. This show is a production of Business Builders Media LLC,businessbuildersmedia.com. Business Builders Media gives entrepreneurs and business leaders the tools they need to have their voices heard!
Quest for Bottom Line Was Hard!
I was anxious to talk to Jules Pieri and Joanne Domeniconi about what happened at The Grommet, a company they founded together about 12 years ago. They are no longer there. What happened?A company that was formed to be a platform for the "little guys." For the "Makers", folks who had a dream, started small by making and selling products to friends and family and then needed help to grow into a real business. Jules and Joanne share with us their journey from the beginning to their departure from the company. "Building a business over 12 years is HARD! An unhappy investor complicates things even more. It was actually becoming unhealthy."If you want to grow your business and are considering taking on an investor, this is a must listen to interview.Some brands that we all recognize were launched during Jules and Joanne's tenure at The Grommet: Bombas Socks, Fit Bit, Goldie Blox, Love Pop, Otter Box, Soda Stream - impressive lineup!Thank you for taking time to listen and learn with us on the Business Builders Show with Marty Wolff. Find all our shows and other fine podcasts atbusinessbuildersmedia.com
The Leader Launchpad with Howard M. Shore
Our guest today on the Business Builders Show is Howard M. Shore, founder and CEO of Activate Group, Inc. (activategroupinc.com) Howard is also a bestselling author and today we will be discussing his latest bookThe Leader Launchpad: Five Steps to Fuel Your Business and Lift Your Profits.Howard's opening line in our conversation"I know that every leader and every company has the ability to generate more revenue and profits."WOW! As a business owner or business leader that should get your attention! Some items we cover are:Replacing poor performing managers.How important it is to fill vacant positions in your company.Differentiate PROPERLYEstablish a long-term plan. (Even during a pandemic)How critical it is for everyone to know their numbers.Find more about Howard and his company atactivategroupinc.com. You can also find him on Linkedinhttps://www.linkedin.com/in/howardshore/The Business Builders Show with Marty Wolff is a production of Business Builders Media LLC,businessbuildersmedia.com. Find all our shows and other great podcasts atbusinessbuildersmedia.com. If you are an entrepreneur or business leader and you want to have your message heard via a high quality podcast, contact us at Business Builders Media LLC.
Jason Feifer, Editor In Chief of Entrepreneur Magazine
After I read the July-August 2020 edition of EntrepreneurMagazine, I knew I needed to get Jason Feifer on the Business Builders Show to tell me why there were 137 entrepreneurson the cover of this edition and to talk more about a couple of stories that I really enjoyed and I know our business audience would also enjoy.We talked about "Lead with Transparency". This article features Eric Yaverbaum, the President of Ericho Communications in NYC. In times of crisis, a leader can rise up - even if, like Eric, you are sick in bed with COVID-19. He shares what he learned. You can connect with Eric on Linkedin athttps://www.linkedin.com/in/ericyaverbaum/Next topic was "The New Startup." Is the Silicon Valley model for every business? Do we need fewer disruptors or moreCreators? Fascinatingdiscussion with Jason about his chat with Alexandre Lazarow around how global entrepreneurs are rewriting the rules of Silicon Valley. You can follow Alex on Linkedin athttps://www.linkedin.com/in/alexandrelazarow/Finally, we had a lot of fun talking about one of Jason's podcasts -Pessimists Archive Podcast, a show about how change happens, which goes back in time to see why people once opposed the things we love today. You can find this podcast on virtually all podcast apps. Here is a link to one I really liked:https://open.spotify.com/episode/4JCDaHpRnMF8IgzHZ3eL1w?si=-CKeDxhLR9-MSPRg24V5lASo Jason thank you for being with us on the Business Builders Show. It was a blast! Learn more about Jason atjasonfeifer.comand on Linkedin at:https://www.linkedin.com/in/jasonfeifer/If you are an entrepreneur or business owner and you want a way to have your voice heard via podcasting and live streaming, contact us atbusinessbuildersmedia.com. Thanks for listening!
Business Case for Regenerative Agriculture
Jeff Tkach, the Chief Impact Officer for the Rodale Institutejoins me on the Business Builders Show to discuss a topic that I know needs much more attention from all of us. The facts point to an urgent need for us to change the way we provide healthy food for ourselves and for our entire planet. Farmers play a critical role, however, we as consumers play an even more vital role. We DECIDE what products we want to bring into our households and communities. We as consumers demand what our farmers and the entire supply chain will deliver to our grocery store shelves.Learn more on Rodale's websiterodale institute.org. You can financially support their work via their website.There's nothing more powerful than a clear business case to get our attention. Jeff and Rodale Institute make a clear and compelling case. HOWEVER, I have an even more compelling case to support thework Jeff and his team are doing atrodaleinstitute.org- my children and grandchildren.Please listen to this interview carefully. YOU, as business people and community leaders can change the world. If we take steps NOW, we can look back at this time as an important part of our legacy. You can connect with Jeff on Linkedinhttps://www.linkedin.com/in/jeff-tkach-73a1373/If you want to contact me, you can text or call me at 570 815 1626. Also email email@example.com. Check out all our shows and other quality podcasts atwww.businessbuildersmedia.com