Speaking Of Wealth

Jason talks with Alan Siegal, who is the author of the book Simple. They discuss about the ways people and companies need to make things more simple.

Simple is a groundbreaking and invaluable guide to achieving the three fundamental principles of simplicity: clarity, transparency, and empathy. It lays the foundation for organizations that want to enhance customer experience as a way to drive business results. This insightful book reveals the reasons why confusion continues to persist, inspires us to seek clarity, shows how organizations that embrace simplicity come out on top, and provides tangible, concrete ways to conquer complexity. 

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 6:00am EDT

Libby Gill is a former senior executive at media giants Universal, Sony, Turner Broadcasting, and the Dr. Phil Show. She's now the CEO of business coaching and brand strategy firm Libby Gill & Company and author of, “Capture the Mindshare and the Market Share Will Follow: The Art and Science of Building Brands.”

Gill discusses how businesses can create compelling brands based on emotional connection, authentic value and flawless delivery. She shares a few core mindshare methods and how businesses can capture the mindshare of their customers.

Find out more about Libby Gill at www.libbygill.com.

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 12:36pm EDT

Trent Silver is the Chief Marketing Officer of SilverVisibility, Founder of PhoneDaddy, and Founder of CashForPurses. He's nicknamed the "Robin Hood of Hollywood" because he helped Lindsay Lohan with her financial problems and Charlie Sheen with his drug addiction.

Silver is one of the rare folks who's gotten rich at an early age in performance and affiliate marketing. Silver explains what businesses he's built and the genesis for the "Cash for" items such as cell phones, gold, and purses. He also shares how his businesses help the environment.

Silver discusses the effectiveness of affiliate business models. A lot of the marketing publishers employ tactics that can be considered deceptive. Silver shares his thoughts on shaving leads

Find out more about Trent Silver at www.silvervisibility.com. Check out Silver's businesses at www.cashforpurses.com and www.PhoneDaddy.com.

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 3:17pm EDT

Dave Hamilton is the co-founder of both The Mac Observer and BackBeat Media. He is also the producer and co-host of The Mac Observer's Mac Geek Gab Podcast.


Dave has been involved in the computer and technology industry for over 15 years, doing work as not only a consultant and trainer but also a network engineer, webmaster, and programmer. Earlier, in his consulting days, he worked on the Mac, all the various Windows flavors, BeOS, a few brands of Unix, and it is rumored he once saw an OS/2 machine in action. Previous to his consulting experience he ran some of the earliest Bulletin Board systems.

Dave maintains his blog at DaveTheNerd.com

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 3:25pm EDT

James Altucher is the Managing Director of Formula Capital and Founder of Stockpickr. He writes the popular blog, "Altucher Confidential." He is also the author of the new book, "Choose Yourself: Be Happy, Make Millions, Live the Dream."

James first first went through big publishers to get your investing-related books out, but you now self-publish everything. James explains how viable self-publishing is and how he gets the word out for his books. 

James frequently holds Twitter chats with his followers and has even written books based off these conversations. Now he is paying people to read his new. book. This strategy is already revolutionizing content marketing.

James is the first person to pre-sell a book on Bitcoin. He describes his outlook on this currency, and how will it affect gold's value. 

Visit Altucher Confidential at www.jamesaltucher.com.

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 7:00am EDT

Ryan Holiday is the Director of PR Strategy at American Apparel and author of, "Trust Me, I'm Lying: Confessions of a Media Manipulator." He explains how he manipulated the media and lied his way to MSNBC, Inside Edition, ABC, NY Times, and many more outlets. 

Ryan believes contemporary blogging practices are similar to 19th and 20th century yellow journalism. He thinks big business drives today's media.

Mark Cuban recently lashed out at Facebook, saying their promoted posts are ridiculous. Ryan analyzes whether Facebook really improves a company's brand.

Find out more about Ryan Holiday at www.ryanholiday.net.

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 1:43pm EDT

Patrick Ambron is Co-founder & CEO of Brand Yourself, which helps shape online profiles for people, companies and brands. Ambron explains how people can brand themselves better online. He believes there is significant room for the online reputation management industry to grow.

Ambron is still in his mid-20's. He explains how he got involved with this business while still in college at Syracuse University.

Visit Brand Yourself at www.brandyourself.com.

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 12:44pm EDT

Jason talks with the creator of Stealth Seminar about how to create and sustain an automated webinar. 

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 9:00am EDT

Brian Solis is the Principal at Altimeter Group and author of, "What's the Future of Business: Changing the Way Businesses Create Experiences." He is viewed as a stellar keynote speaker. 

In this interview, Solis explains a new generation of consumerism and how he is reaching Generation Connected, or Gen C. He is working on ways to improve business performance engagement and relationships for a new generation of consumerism. Solis also breaks down how digital culture is changing the landscape of business, consumerism, and the workplace.  Recently, Solis faked Tweets from notable celebrities in support of his book. He explains his though-process.

Find out more about Brian Solis at www.briansolis.com.

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 12:58pm EDT

Ken Blanchard is the author of the new book, "TRUST WORKS!" He is also author of the #1 New York Times bestseller, "The One Minute Manager." 

Blanchard suggests that men should lead their families like Jesus. Using this principle, he explains how managers can reaffirm good work when giving a reprimand. 

In today’s polarized society, building and sustaining trust has become seemingly elusive. Blanchard's ABCD trust model addresses the factors that lead to discord. Blanchard discusses his assessments for measuring trust and tools for building trust skills.

Few people have influenced the day-to-day management of people and companies more than Ken Blanchard. A prominent, sought-after author, speaker, and business consultant, Dr. Blanchard is universally characterized by his friends, colleagues, and clients as one of the most insightful, powerful, and compassionate individuals in business today. Ken is one of the most influential leadership experts in the world and is respected for his years of groundbreaking work in the fields of leadership and management. 

When Ken speaks, he speaks from the heart with warmth and humor. He is able to speak to an audience and communicate with each person as if they were alone and talking one-on-one. Ken is a sophisticated storyteller with a knack for making the seemingly complex easy to understand. 

Dr. Ken Blanchard is the cofounder and Chief Spiritual Officer of The Ken Blanchard Companies ® , an international management training and consulting firm that he and his wife, Margie Blanchard, began in 1979 in San Diego, California. In addition to being a renowned speaker and consultant, Ken also spends time as a visiting lecturer at his alma mater, Cornell University, where he is a trustee emeritus of the Board of Trustees. 

Starting with his phenomenal best-selling book, The One Minute Manager ® , coauthored with Spencer Johnson, which has sold more than 13 million copies and remains on best-seller lists, to Raving Fans ® , Gung Ho! ® , and Whale Done! , Ken’s impact as a writer is far reaching. His books have combined sales of more than 18 million copies in more than 25 languages. Ken has received many awards and honors for his contributions in the fields of management, leadership, and speaking. The National Speakers Association awarded him its highest honor, the “Council of Peers Award of Excellence.” He was inducted into the HRD Hall of Fame by Training magazine and Lakewood Conferences, and he received the Golden Gavel Award from Toastmasters International. 

Ken also received The Thought Leadership Award for continued support of work-related learning and performance by ISA—The Association of Learning Providers. Ken has been inducted into Amazon’s Hall of Fame as one of the top 25 best-selling authors of all time. The business school at Grand Canyon University bears his name. In addition, Ken teaches students in the Master of Science in Executive Leadership Program at the University of San Diego. 

Born in New Jersey and raised in New York, Ken received a master’s degree from Colgate University, and a bachelor’s and PhD from Cornell University. An avid golfer, Ken belongs to the Loch Lomond Golf Club in Scotland.

Visit Ken Blanchard's website at www.kenblanchard.com.

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 4:54pm EDT