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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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Ep. 109 – Hoping to find a cure for his own brain tumor, Avi Yaron Invented a 3D solution for brain surgeons. After It was very successfully sold he is now in a mission to save lives

Avi Yaron is a visionary entrepreneur, Executive Chairman, and strategic adviser with extensive knowledge of medical / Neuro technology arenas.

Passionate about disrupting medicine, for enhancing life quality, and utilizing advanced technologies.

Invented, founded, and led disruptive companies targeting un-met needs. Envisioned “emotion based personalized predictive preventative solutions” (see TEDxAmsterdam talk), set strategy and led Joy Ventures, to pioneer and cultivate a Neuro-Wellness consumer product ecosystem.

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Ep. 108 – Dwayne J. Clark – From growing up poor to employs more than 3k staff members that served over 60k residents. Dwayne believes that good always trumps evil.

Under his leadership, Aegis has grown to more than 30 locations, employs more than 3k staff members, and has served over 60k residents.

Dwayne grew up poor with often not enough money for food. The family solution was to make a potato soup meant to last a week. Today, he supports more than 70 local and global charities and has founded four of his own including: The D1 Foundation, The Potato Soup Foundation, The Clark Family Legacy Foundation, and The Queen Bee Café.

His book, ’30 Summers More’ contains the “lessons from longevity” that Clark has amassed from a front-line view as the CEO of Aegis Living, combined with the latest health and wellness research on living well as we age.

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Ep. 107 – Dan Gingiss is an author, speaker, and expert of customer experience who built his personal brand while still working full time in executive positions.

Dan’s 20 year career has consistently focused on delighting customers, spanning multiple disciplines including customer experience, marketing, social media, and customer service. He has held leadership positions at three Fortune 300 companies – Discover, Humana, and McDonald’s.

He is an international keynote speaker who believes that a remarkable customer experience can be your best marketing.

Dan is the author of the book, Winning at Social Customer Care: How Top Brands Create Engaging Experiences on Social Media, a host of the Experience This! Show podcast, and a regular contributor to Forbes. Brand24 recently named him one of the “Top 100 Digital Marketers 2019”.

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Ep. 106 – Before leaving his 18 year career in Intel, Dr. Kevin Gazzara’s research found 5 things any entrepreneur needs to become successful

Dr. Kevin Gazzara has spent the last 30+ years in program management, leadership, organizational development, courseware development, executive coaching, and teaching in both public and private sectors, spanning from heavy equipment to high tech.

He is a currently a senior partner at Magna Leadership Solutions LLC, based in Phoenix, Arizona, which provides business workshops, facilitation, assessments, and executive coaching services worldwide.

Kevin worked for Intel Corporation for 18 years, holding management positions for: Management and Leadership development, Intel University for the US, the Graduate Rotation Program, Mentoring programs for Intel’s worldwide Human Resources Organization, and more.
Dr. Gazzara is also a faculty at Grand Canyon University, University of Phoenix, Drexel University, and Ohalo College.

In 2007, he received the Future HR Leader award from Human Capital magazine for the Task Quotienttm (TQ) assessment. Workforce Magazine has recognized him for his international leadership development programs.

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