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Ep. 119 – The golden touch of real-estate entrepreneurs. If you are looking to become an entrepreneur, Should you become one of them?

Entrepreneurship opens an opportunity for anyone, anywhere at any time to create groundbreaking business success and dramatically change their financial future. 

While talking with hundreds of successful entrepreneurs on my show, I met with three well-respected real-estate influencers, that not only became very successful in their field but also chose to teach and help others to become real-estate experts.

Whether you are looking for an opportunity to leave your ‘Nine to Five’ job, or you are already an entrepreneur looking to become an influencer on your field, you will find a lot of tips and insightful ideas on today’s show.

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Ep. 118 – Yariv Tabac: “We learn from failures even more than successes; we have a ‘failures case study form’ each manager need to fill and share that we all can learn from it”

Yariv Tabac is CEO and Co-founder of DBmaestro. Yariv is also the Co-founder of Extreme Group, a leading IT services solutions provider group that employs more than 200 IT professionals and serves more than 50 of the largest enterprises in Israel. Prior to DBmaestro, Yariv co-founded byUMan Inc., an innovative solution for managing web- enabled contact centers.

Yariv began his career at the Israel Defense Forces Computer Center where he held various technical and management roles.

Yariv holds a B.Sc. degree in Business and Management from Bar Ilan University.

Outside of work, Yariv enjoys swimming, hiking and a good beer.

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Ep. 117 – Phil’s most recommended tool for entrepreneurs: Digital Publishing! Learn how Phil became an influencer and a market leader using only Content & Digital Publishing – 2nd part

For the first time after 115 episodes, I decided to divide my interview with my weekly guest Phil Friedman into two parts.

Phil decided to stop being frustrated as a university professor teaching philosophy and made a career shift, studied yacht design and basic structural and mechanical engineering. He then entered the marine industry as a yacht builder, boat and shipyard manager, small-business and start-up advisor, and yachting writer and editor.

Marine Industry Consultant

Phil Friedman has a long and varied background in the marine industry, as a yacht builder, boat and shipyard manager, small business and startup advisor, and yachting writer and editor.

As Managing Director of the Port Royal Group, he provides clients with the benefit of his intimate knowledge of yacht construction, major refit and repair, surveying, damage assessment, estimating, contract negotiation, and dispute resolution.

For several years, Phil was the president and CEO of Palmer Johnson Yachts, during which time the company under his supervision developed, built, and refitted nearly two dozen luxury mega yachts in the 30- to 60-meter range.

During his multi-year tenu re as Senior Editor of Power & Motoryacht magazine, Phil tested and evaluated hundreds of yachts worldwide. He has published more than 1,200 articles on yacht design, construction, repair, and maintenance. And his recently published eBook, Ten Golden Rules for Successful New Build Projects, has received wide acclaim from industry professionals.

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Ep. 116 – Phil Friedman: “The key to being an entrepreneur is in functioning as an entrepreneur; Be very flexible and really keep the overall picture in mind” – 1st part

Marine Industry Consultant

Phil Friedman has a long and varied background in the marine industry, as a yacht build.er, boat and shipyard manager, small business and startup advisor, and yachting writer and editor

As Managing Director of the Port Royal Group, he provides clients with the benefit of his intimate knowledge of yacht construction, major refit and repair, surveying, damage assessment, estimating, contract negotiation, and dispute resolution.

For several years, Phil was the president and CEO of Palmer Johnson Yachts, during which time the company under his supervision developed, built, and refitted nearly two dozen luxury mega yachts in the 30- to 60-meter range.

During his multi-year tenure as Senior Editor of Power & Motoryacht magazine, Phil tested and evaluated hundreds of yachts worldwide. He has published more than 1,200 articles on yacht design, construction, repair, and maintenance. And his recently published eBook, Ten Golden Rules for Successful New Build Projects, has received wide acclaim from industry professionals.

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Ep. 115 – Kevin L. Jackson “It’s all about information and about knowledge. You have to know people to communicate with people. Cloud Computing is a platform for collecting information and delivering information.”

Kevin L. Jackson

Advance Technology & Business Strategy Expert

Kevin L. Jackson is a globally recognized cloud computing expert, Thought Leader, Industry Influencer and Founder/Author of the award winning “Cloud Musings” blog.  He has also been recognized as a “Top 5G Influencer” (Onalytica 2019), a “Top 1000 Tech Blogger” (Rise Social Media 2019) and provides integrated social media services to AT&T, Bosch, Ericsson and other leading companies.

As an Associate Consultant with A.T. Kearney, he provided cloud computing and cybersecurity management consulting services to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Other internationally recognizable firms that have sponsored articles authored by him include Cisco, Microsoft, Citrix and IBM.

Mr. Jackson has also been featured in podcasts and online video with Dell, Intel Corporation, O’Reilly Media and National Public Radio. In May 2018 he was awarded an Information Security Leadership Award for his work in the US Federal Government Sector by the President, International Information Systems Security Certification Consortium (ISC)2.

His books include, “GovCloud: Cloud Computing for the Business of Government” (Government Training Inc., 2011), “Practical Cloud Security: A Cross Industry View” (Taylor & Francis, 2016), and “Architecting Cloud Computing Solutions” (Packt, 2018). This most recent book was selected for use by Tulane University as the textbook for their mandatory Enterprise Architecture course. Mr. Jackson also delivers online training through Pluralsight.

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Ep. 114 – The tight connection between the biggest failure and the biggest success of most Successful Entrepreneurs

During the last two years of interviewing most successful entrepreneurs and opinion leaders in the world of entrepreneurship, I was surprised to learn about the tight connection between the causes that lead entrepreneurs to their biggest failures and the main factors behind their biggest success.

My advice to entrepreneurs struggling to find the breakthrough to success would be to study the roots for their failure. The answer is most likely there.

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Ep. 113 – Ofer Shayo established his first very successful startup that was acquired after 7 years; Today he created a structured ideation process in order to find a new idea

Ofer Shayo is a passionate tech entrepreneur with over 15 years of senior management experience focused on enterprise SaaS, mobile, social networking, and Cloud TV products with superior user experience.

Co-founded Tvinci in 2007 and built and developed a world-class team of talents with a diverse, innovation-driven culture. Tvinci was acquired by Kaltura in 2014, and today it serves Kaltura’s customers under the name Kaltura Media and Telecom. Tvinci’s Cloud-TV platform is serving today millions of Pay-Tv subscribers worldwide (Deployed by Vodafone, Veon, Turner, Viacom, KDG, Ono and MediaCorp).

Currently, Ofer is based in London with his family and is starting to build a new tech company.

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Ep. 112 – Special Edition: How this podcast became one of iTunes top 100 podcasts for Management & Marketing, and what’s the connection to Hayut Yogev’s biggest failure

Hi Reachers!
I hope you are all having wonderful days, and I’m so happy to be here with you.

I have talked a lot lately about the changes and new direction that we are taking, and I’m very excited to tell you that it’s happening now. This is a special episode where I’m about to announce a new challenge regarding Entrepreneurial Business Success rates; in which each of you have a part.
So stay with me until the end.

But first I would like to invite you to my new Free Live Master Class about THE 4 PRINCIPLES OF CREATING, GROWING, AND MAINTAINING YOUR SUCCESSFUL ENTREPRENEURIAL BUSINESS.

In this webinar I will walk you through “How to build AN ACTIONABLE, MONTHLY ROUTINE TO REACH ONGOING PAYING CUSTOMERS, REVENUE, AND GROWTH
without the CONSTANT STRESS OF CASHFLOW, FRUSTRATING trial and error, or EXHAUSTING guesswork.

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Ep. 111 – Andres Pira- Homeless to Billionaire: “Make sure you have a source where you get your leads and customers because, from there, everything will be developed.”

16 years ago, Andres was homeless, sleeping on the beaches of Thailand, starving, frustrated an d angry at his situation. When he reached out to the last of his friends he hadn’t already begged for money from, his friend responded by giving him something that would prove to be much more valuable -a book called The Secret.

Though it did not happen overnight, today he runs over 19 companies, employs over 200 people, and is one of the largest real estate developer in Thailand. He has only just begun his journey and continues to apply the lessons he learned in The Secret, only to see more prominent and significant results.

Andres has narrowed down the 18 principles he uses to achieve success, which are now laid out in his book, Homeless to Billionaire.

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Ep. 110 – At the age of 23, Antoine Martel is a very successful real estate investor with a business that buys and sales over 100 homes a year.

Antoine Martel of Martel Turnkey is a real estate investment expert from San Mateo, California. As a licensed real estate agent and experienced investor, Antoine helps new and seasoned investors realize their financial goals. His proven real estate investment strategies have enabled countless clients throughout California to realize passive income and financial freedom through out-of-state turnkey rental properties.

While still a student at Loyola Marymount University, Antoine had already begun immersing himself in learning the real estate industry, absorbing everything he could about real estate investing; how to set up a team, networking, calculating the numbers, recognizing good deals, and much more.

Antoine Martel is now a nationally recognized real estate expert with tens of thousands of followers. He is an inspiration to both millennials and generations from every decade.

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