Ian Wishingrad is an entrepreneur and award-winning creative director specializing in branding, entertainment and digital development. He is the founder and creative director of BigEyedWish and launched Nobituary.com alongside Oscar-winner and “The View” co-host Whoopi Goldberg in 2015. This new web app is dedicated to helping smokers quit by empowering people who love them with a tool that sends a personalized message of hope and rebirth. BigEyedWish is a global network of best-in-class thinkers, writers, designers, strategist, publicists, agents, directors and developers collaborating to crush the toughest advertising, marketing, branding, social media and PR challenges. Clients include telecom giant AT&T, the NJ Devils, FreshPet and many other businesses and brands. www.bigeyedwish.com
John Gattuso is the chief executive officer of FIXD, directing and overseeing the overall growth and strategy of the company. Prior to FIXD, John was a mechanical engineering co-op at GE Aviation and worked on multiple projects including for Delta Airlines and the military during his time there. He holds a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from Georgia Institute of Technology.
Founded in 2014, FIXD helps drivers understand and repair their vehicles. Paired with the free FIXD app, the small FIXD sensor plugs into the OBD-II port of any gasoline-powered car 1996 and newer and translates vague dashboard indicator lights into easy-to-understand, actionable insights. Utilizing FIXD, drivers are not only armed with knowledge about their vehicle, but also the severity of any issues and estimates of how much a repair should cost so they do not feel helpless when they go to the repair shop. Drivers can also set up routine service reminders, receive push notifications when a problem is detected, review a car’s history and keep a track of multiple vehicles for ultimate peace of mind.
The importance of innovation on business success is undeniable. Innovative organizations significantly outperform other organizations. At the root of their ability to innovate is curiosity.
For the first time, there's a tool to help leaders hire for curiosity. Research conducted by Inquizo has found the best way to measure curiosity in people is through actual and observed behaviors. Through Natural Language Processing (NLP) analyses, Inquizo sought to understand the language variables that correlate with curiosity. These studies represent the first attempt to link curiosity with language use patterns and support a growing body of work that uses language to reveal social and psychological processes.
Savvy Guest today, Michael Hvisdos and Janet Gerhard of Inquizo discuss the direct link between curiosity and performance, and their assertion that algorithms can be written and protected (patent, copyright, etc.) to accurately measure curiosity levels for employees that can predict performance. www.inquizo.com
After graduating from Cornell University in Economics, Rockwell Shah spent 10 years working his way up from being a tech support agent to the President of a successful medical software company, 4PatientCare.
In 2015 he founded Pzizz, where they design dynamic audio that helps people get great sleep, take refreshing naps, and stay deeply focused.
Joel Comm is the New York Times best-selling author of fifteen books, including The AdSense Code, Click Here to Order, KaChing, and Twitter Power 3.0. He has appeared in the New York Times, on Jon Stewart’s The Daily Show, on CNN online, on FOX News, and many other places. He lives in Denver, Colorado. Find him @JoelComm on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and Instagram, and at www.JoelComm.com
Today on Savvy Business Radio, return guest Joel Comm and I discuss his latest book: THE FUN FORMULA: How Curiosity, Risk-Taking, and Serendipity Can Revolutionize How You Work
Dr. Anne Truong, author of Erectile Dysfunction Fix, has helped thousands of men to ease erectile dysfunction (ED) and enjoy intimate relationships once more. Her treatments involve Platelets Rich Plasma (PRP), which uses the body’s own blood and innate healing abilities to mend injuries and treat ED. Personally taught by Dr. Charles Runels, the inventor of the Priapus Shot® used to administer PRP, she has found this method to be a natural alternative to widespread ED remedies, without the lasting side effects of many existing medications. In addition to treating patients for erectile dysfunction,joint pain, and spine discomfort, Dr. Truong also teaches other doctors to effectively use the PRP technique.
In The GuruBook, 45 of the world’s leading entrepreneurs and leaders speak out.
They write in a down-to-earth way about innovation, entrepreneurship and authentic leadership.
No matter whether you are a one-person business, a growth entrepreneur, a leader or you simply have an interest in the book’s themes, you are invited inside to play, create growth and change the world. www.thegurubook.org
Pascal Finette is the Fastrack’s Executive Director and Singularity University’s Chair for Entrepreneurship & Open Innovation. Previously he held leadership positions at Google.org, Mozilla and eBay, built technology startups, launched a Venture Capital firm, and is the posse leader at TheHeretic.org & GyShiDo. Pascal keeps himself busy doing a few too many things. www.finette.com
Dale W. Cox earned a bachelor of science and master of science in food science at Brigham Young University. He has more than twenty-three years in the food industry, primarily in new product development and process improvement. He has worked for some of the largest food companies in the world, including General Mills, the Kellogg Company, Kraft Foods and Unilever. He owns and operates several businesses with his wife, LeAnne, including various real estate investment ventures, a mobile home park, and land development. They live with their three children in North Carolina. For more about Cox or his book, visit: https://www.archwaypublishing.com/Bookstore/BookDetail.aspx?Book=761281
Born and raised in Nashville, Tennessee, Rhonda is a true lover of all types of music. That love led her to a Little River Band show in 1999 at the Wildhorse Saloon in Nashville where she met her husband, bassist and singer Wayne Nelson. This serendipitous meeting was the perfect next step in her life as they married a year later.
Rhonda wrote ""A Different Life"" to share her's and Wayne's life story and to share what it's like to be married to a member of an iconic band that is still touring heavily after 43 years. She shares some of their lives' funny moments, tragic moments and gives you an intimate peak behind the scenes.
Rhonda is not only an entrepreneur but a philanthropist that is extremely involved in supporting children's charities, cancer organizations, clean water campaigns and animal rescue.
At the age of 50, having been linked with the name of an internationally famous rock band and living with the misconceptions that can bring, Rhonda has become passionate about sharing her message ""LOVE THE LIFE YOU LIVE"". Her message of embracing middle age, being fearless in defining and achieving your own success and loving the life you create for yourself is what she shares when she's out on the road. www.rhondaraves.com
Miki Agrawal (www.mikiagrawal.com) is a serial social entrepreneur. She was the recipient of The Tribeca Film Festival’s “Disruptive Innovation Award”, she was named “2017 Young Global Leader by World Economic Forum”, “Social Entrepreneur of the Year” by the World Technology Summit, she was one of INC Magazine’s “Most Impressive Women Entrepreneurs of 2016”, Forbes’ “Top 20 Millennials on a Mission”, and made the cover of Entrepreneur Magazine in 2016. Most recently, she was named Fast Company’s Most Creative People in 2018.
most Miki recently founded TUSHY (www.hellotushy.com), a company that is revolutionizing the American toilet category with a modern, affordable, designer bidet attachment that both upgrades human health & hygiene as well as the environment from wasteful toilet paper consumption. She and her team are also helping fight the global sanitation crisis by bringing clean latrines to underserved communities in India through their partnership with Samagra.
Harper Collins published her first book entitled "DO COOL SH*T" on entrepreneurship and lifestyle design and Hay House is publishing her second book “Disrupt-Her” coming out in the fall of 2018.
Miki is an identical twin, half-Japanese, half-Indian French Canadian, former
professional soccer player, graduate of Cornell University and proud new mama of Hiro Happy.
Today on Savvy we're joined by fitness, and nutrition expert Maria Broad.
Find out more about Maria's work at: http://www.sexyfood-sexyyou.com
Marilyn Jenkins spent 7 years as a batgirl in the AAGPBL and graduated to become a full-fledged catcher for the Grand Rapids Chicks during the league’s last 3 years, 1952 to 1954. After the league she went to college and worked in healthcare, as a paralegal, and in sales. For many years she organized and conducted estate sales in the Grand Rapids area.
Over its 12-year run, the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League gave more than 600 women the opportunity to play professional baseball for the first time. The league disbanded in 1954, but it has stayed with the players for the rest of their lives. Marilyn Jenkins (age 83) says the AAGPBL was “a great opportunity to learn about baseball and ‘life’ from great female athletes,” and according to Lois Youngen, 83, “It helped me realize the true meaning of ‘team.’ We win or lose together.” Through A League of Their Own, the league’s story has become a part of American culture.
Today, the former players continue to push for greater strides and recognition in women’s baseball. In 2003, the sport was officially incorporated into the AAU and, in 2004, USA Baseball authorized the first official national women’s baseball team, which won the gold medal in the first Women’s Baseball World Cup against teams from around the world. The sport’s landscape is changing, and it all started 75 years ago with the 60 pioneering women of the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League.
Oleg Konovalov is a management consultant with extensive experience in international business. Operating businesses in the UK, Scandinavia, and Russia has given him a superior understanding of how business works across different cultures and has made him adept at dealing with challenges common and uncommon alike. His projects have been mentioned in The Times and Fishing News International.
He is constantly analyzing the market, looking for tiny ripples of a new concept that he can capture or a niche that he can fill. His goal is to share this knowledge and skill with others, wanting readers and clients to be confident in their capabilities, willing and able to get to the next level through improving their understanding and engaging their creativity. Oleg views the world as bright, multidimensional, fascinating, and full of potential. www.olegkonovalov.com
Lata Nott is executive director of the Freedom Forum Institute’s First Amendment Center, which has offices at the Newseum, in Washington, D.C.; and at the John Seigenthaler Center, on the Vanderbilt University campus, in Nashville, Tenn.
Nott formerly was the assistant director of admissions at the Georgetown University Law Center, where she implemented strategies to increase diversity, promote the scholarship program for high-need students, and integrate technology into the Law Center’s recruitment efforts.
Prior to that, she was a litigator in New York City at the law firms of Proskauer Rose and Chadbourne & Parke. In addition to her commercial litigation practice, she maintained an active pro-bono practice focused on asylum cases, and developed a proficiency in legal issues surrounding the Internet, data privacy, and cybersecurity, frequently contributing to Chadbourne & Parke’s technology law blog. She graduated from the University of California, Davis, summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, with a Bachelor of Arts in international relations. She earned her Juris Doctor from Columbia Law School in 2010. At Columbia, she was a staff editor on the Human Rights Law Review and chair of the South Asian Law Students Association. She remains an active member of the New York Bar and the American Bar Association.
The First Amendment Center educates the public, policy makers, lawyers, journalists, students, and teachers about free expression issues. The Center is nonpartisan and does not lobby or litigate, but it is one of the most authoritative sources for information news, and analysis of issues relating to free expression, press freedom and religious liberty. www.freedomforuminstitute.org/first-amendment-center
Beginning with a single struggling student in 1984, former school teachers David and Jill Stowell began a work which now has them running two companies: a learning center that transforms the lives of bright but struggling students, and a training company that licenses their proprietary systems to business owners who want to make a big impact on their local communities.
Jill developed the clinical systems that dramatically improve or completely correct learning and attention challenges, including Dyslexia. David is the “business guy” who helps licensees build a profitable, heart-centered business using their proven procedures.
Together they’re out to change the lives of students and their families across the country.
They’re recent bestselling book, The Dyslexia, Learning, and Attention Challenges Solution outlines the huge problem our schools and society are facing, who’s responsible, and what can be done to correct these issues that affect 15,000,000 current K-12 students.
David and Jill offer a free copy of their book to any listener / viewer just by going to: www.FixLearningSkills.com
Daniel Miller is President of the Texas Nationalist Movement and has been an outspoken advocate for Texas independence since 1996. As the head of one of the largest and most influential political organizations in Texas, Miller has extensively researched and engaged the issue of self-determination, not just for Texas, but as part of a growing global trend.
He has been featured on every major news network and been interviewed by every major newspaper in Texas and around the world. A featured guest on FoxNews, CNN, CNBC, BBC News, RT-TV and many other news outlets, Miller has been a vocal proponent of a fundamental reexamination of the relationship between all states in the Federal union.
In 2011 he authored Line in the Sand, his first book, which addresses the roots of Texas Nationalism and the practical implications of national self-identity for Texans. Taken from years of experience, Line In The Sand, has become a primer in the fundamentals of Texas Nationalism.
Miller, a sixth generation Texan, was born and raised in Northeast Texas and currently resides in Southeast Texas with his wife, Cara. Both avid Texas Music fans, Daniel and Cara operate Radio Free Texas, one of the first online outlets for independent music created in Texas. www.DanielOMiller.com
Dr. Gleb Tsipursky is passionate about promoting truth, rational thinking, and wise decision-making. He is a tenure-track professor at Ohio State, serves as the volunteer President of the non-profit Intentional Insights, is a co-founder of the Pro-Truth Pledge, and the author of a number of books, most notably the #1 Amazon bestseller The Truth Seeker’s Handbook: A Science-Based Guide.
He is currently writing Pro-Truth: Fighting Fake News and Post-Truth Politics with Behavioral Science. He regularly publishes in venues like Time, Scientific American, Newsweek, The Conversation, and CNBC to name a few. GlebTsipursky.com
Laura McCue is CEO and President of White Oak Financial Management, Inc., a Registered Investment Advisor. She is passionate about her work in making a positive difference in the lives of her clients. While Laura uses technical charting strategies seeking to reduce risk and improve performance, her focus remains on the continued progress towards her clients’ personal long-term goals. She encourages people to live the life they dream about by aligning their financial choices with their core values.
For the past twelve years she has been actively involved with Americans for Fair Taxation serving as the NC State Director and the volunteer District Director for NC- 11. She has also served as the national fundraising co-chair of Americans for FairTaxation. Laura was instantly hooked on the FairTax idea upon reading Neal Boortz’s first book, The FairTax, and set out to find out how she could help make it happen. www.whiteoakfinancialmanagement.com & www.FairTax.org
Aaron Muller is the founder of Lifestyle Business Owner Academy and a serial entrepreneur who currently owns eight multimillion-dollar companies that run without him. He is a #1 international bestselling author and the world’s leading trainer on owning a small business that runs without the owner.
Having never gone to college, Aaron learned everything in the school of hard knocks. After owning or co-owning more than twenty companies in the Pacific Northwest, Aaron has probably dealt with every problem a small business owner can face―from employee headaches, lack of profits, and lack of time to lack of enjoyment and lack of contribution. He founded Lifestyle Business Owner Academy and wrote The Lifestyle Business Owner to teach emerging entrepreneurs how to own a small business that generates a six-figure income, runs without the owner, and creates social good through the operations of the business.
Over the last fifteen years, Aaron has mentored thousands of small business owners as a business broker, consultant, and coach. Through his seminars, videos, and online courses, Aaron inspires a new wave of entrepreneurs to become lifestyle business owners. https://www.lboacademy.com/
Larry Lopata CEO & Founder of Gun Dynamics, a crowdfunding platform which will serve as the catalyst for new gun related technologies for the firearms community. www.gundynamics.com