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Anne-Maria is a Creative Communications Director at Y.E.S. Yritys Executive Services. She is a vocational teacher and has an MBA, communicates fluently in several languages and has a passion for inspiring leadership and authentic, positive communication. With her vast international experiences and love for humanity, she is a Global Citizen who values ethical leadership and responsible decision-making.
She believes that advanced communication, empowerment, knowledge, continuous development, and learning contribute to the sustainable economic development and a sustainable future in individuals, organizations, and nations across our Globe. Her mission and vision include accelerating positive change through effective change communication and leadership. She Tweets @annemariayritys & @GCCThinkActTank.
Jonathan Gan has over 15 years of leadership, military experience as an Anti-Aircraft Company Commander, business and technology experience, as a Senior Project Manager at IBM, and is an entrepreneur.
Jonathan led large scale, multi million dollar, technology modernization and innovation projects for public sector clients, leading IBM, subcontractors and clients’ staff, ensuring on-time and under budget delivery.
In 2013, Jonathan founded Whichit for the mobile and SaaS application development.
Jonathan holds an MBA of the Recanati Executive MBA program at Tel-Aviv University.
“Many Founders should adopt Mark Metry’s ‘limits don’t exist’ mindset. It reminds me of Elon Musk.”
– Huffington Post
Mark Metry is the host of iTunes Top Charts podcast, Humans 2.0. Mark’s show features innovative and talented guests like Jay Samit, Neil Patel, and David Meltzer to educate others, change their lives, and upgrade to the Human version 2.0 that is inside each of us.
Prior to creating the Humans 2.0 Podcast, Mark was the founder and creative director of PPMC, started in 2013, the #1 Pixelmon Minecraft server in the world. As creative director, Mark grew the company’s website to reach over 10 million users and 10,000 registered premium members.
Mark founded and operating VU Dream (started in Dec. 2016), a growing and innovative virtual and augmented reality marketing & advertising agency based in Boston.
– Mark is Quora’s Top Writer 2018
Gordon Tredgold has worked for over 25 years in senior leadership positions, successfully delivering $100m projects, running $300m departments, and leading staff teams of 1000.
He has helped companies reduce costs by $350m, increase performance by 50-500%, and helped entrepreneurs triple their revenue in just 12 months.
Now Gordon speaks, writes, and consults on leadership and business, he has written 3 books; over 1200 articles; he contributes to Entrepreneur, Inc. Magazine, Business Insider, Fortune, and Addicted 2Success; and he is also a visiting professor at Staffordshire University in the UK.
Krystal Covington is CEO & Founder of Women of Denver, a social enterprise association that helps professional women develop their business skills, build confidence, and earn their worth as business leaders. The organization launched in 2014, and has hundreds of active members.
Krystal has presented a TEDx Talk, contributes to Forbes, and has been featured in numerous media outlets, including the Denver Business Journal.
This episode is the last and final part of my 1st year anniversary special events.
The issue of entrepreneurial and startups success rate seems to be a major issue. There isn’t a question about the high chances of failure.
Did you ever ask yourself why? 20 years ago, establishing a startup involved trying new and unfamiliar technologies, which had quite a high chance of failing. But today, most of the startups are about new habits or better ways to organize traditional processes. Most of the technology is mature, and it seems like there shouldn’t be such a high percentage of failing startups and entrepreneurial businesses.
We are celebrating our first birthday, and I’ve chosen to dedicate this episode to recalling the most important issues and the best advice of the remarkably successful entrepreneurs that have been our guests this year.
For each of our interview’s questions I chose one or two answers that best represent the main inspirational message our guests delivered.
I believe the most important message each of you should take from these 52 episodes is the huge importance of speaking, engaging, and focusing on the right audience for your specific startup as the key for your entrepreneurial business success.
At the show-notes of this episode, you will find our birthday gift to you, the list of tools most highly recommended by these successful entrepreneurs and opinion leaders.
Marc is an artist and designer living and painting on the North Shore of Oahu.
Previously, Marc was the founder of Design Inc. Marc has co-founded a number of companies including North Technologies which, merged with Hodinkee.com in 2015. Marc was the co-founder of Fflick, which YouTube acquired in 2011. Following the acquisition, Marc was part of the team to redesign YouTube in 2011 and again in 2012, leading the site wide redesign.
Previously, Marc led design teams at Oakley and Digg, and co-founded a number of companies, including TeeFury and Design by Humans.
Dan Knowlton has been ranked as a Top #100 Digital Marketing Influencer and is an international speaker who went from knowing nothing about Digital & Social Media Marketing to growing an award winning, 6 figure Digital Marketing Agency with his brother Lloyd in under 2.5 years.
Dan is also a contributor for a variety of key marketing publications including Social Media Examiner, Content Marketing Institute, and Jeff Bullas’ Blog.
Vladimer Botsvadze is a serial entrepreneur, leading authority on digital marketing, top influencer, professor, Fortune 500 consultant, coach, trainer, and the CEO of Botsvadze Marketing Solutions, a full service digital agency servicing Fortune 500 clients that generates the best ROI from social media. He has risen to prominence since becoming a top influencer across multiple social media platforms including Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, and more.