Tue, 31 December 2013
CW 355: How Self-Directed IRA Ignorance Ruins Retirement Dreams with Jeff Desich CEO of Equity Trust
Famed liberal-turned-libertarian journalist, John Stossel, is Jason Hartman's guest on The Creating Wealth Show, Episode #356. The interview opens on the topic of Stossel's third book, "No, They Can't: Why Government Fails - But Individuals Succeed." From there, Jason and John embark upon a no holds barred barred back and forth about a variety of current political topics
Tue, 24 December 2013
CW 355: How Self-Directed IRA Ignorance Ruins Retirement Dreams with Jeff Desich CEO of Equity Trust
Jason talks with Jeff Desich, who is the CEO of Equity Trust, about how to use your self-direct IRA. Jeff's company specializes in helping clients setup their self-direct IRA, as well as maintain it.
Wed, 18 December 2013
CW 354: Jason's Mom on the Importance of ‘Grit’ & Credit Re-Scoring Techniques with Steve Paige Credit Repair Expert
Join host Jason Hartman and, not one, but TWO special guests on episode #354 of The Creating Wealth Show. First up is Jason’s mom, who returns to the show for the third time (by popular demand) to discuss the idea of grit when it comes to life in general and income property investing in specific. The question they bat around is “What makes for a successful property investor and successful human being, and what does grit mean anyway?” You won’t want to miss her story about a recent eviction she undertook on a California property tenant, nor how her life’s passion of living in a mansion with columns came to pass.
Following his mom’s segment, Jason welcomes credit repair expert, Steve Paige, to the telephone. Steve has logged almost three decades in the trenches in helping consumers understand the fact, fiction, and misconceptions that abound in the credit report score industry. Steve is, by far, the nation's leading credit pathologist. He founded three of the nation's largest credit repair firms and, in the process, revolutionized the approach to consumer credit issues by focusing on re-scoring techniques rather than credit report manipulation and repair, the results of which produce far greater benefits— for less money.
Listen in as Steve explodes some of the myths that could be decimating your ability to obtain a loan right now.
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Wed, 11 December 2013
CW 353: NSA-Proof Internet Browsing with John McAfee Developer of the McAfee Antivirus Software & Founder of McAfee Associates
John McAfee is in the news, as he is trying to create an NSA-proof gadget used for private internet browsing, called "Decentral." [read more] McAfee, original creator of McAfee Antivirus software was born in the United Kingdom and raised in Salem, Virginia, United States.
McAfee was employed as a programmer by NASA's Institute for Space Studies in New York City from 1968 to 1970. From there he went to Univac as a software designer and later to Xerox. as an operating system architect. In 1978 he joined Computer Sciences Corporation as a software consultant. Later, while employed by Lockheed in the 1980s, McAfee received a copy of the Pakistani Brain computer virus and began developing software to combat viruses.
In 1987 McAfee founded McAfee Associates, a computer anti-virus company. He was the first to distribute anti-virus software using the shareware business model. In 1989, he quit Lockheed and began working full-time at McAfee Associates, which he initially operated from his home in Santa Clara, California.The company was incorporated in Delaware in 1992, and McAfee resigned from the company in 1994. Two years after McAfee Associates went public, McAfee sold his remaining stake in the company.
Network Associates was formed in 1997 as a merger of McAfee Associates and Network General. This company later became Network Associates, a name it retained for seven years until it was renamed McAfee. Now a subsidiary of Intel corporation, McAfee remains today as one of the largest anti-virus companies in the world.
Other business ventures that he founded included Tribal Voice, which developed one of the first instant messaging programs, PowWow. In 2000, John McAfee invested in and joined the board of directors of Zone Labs, makers of firewall software, prior to its acquisition by Check Point Software in 2003.
In August 2009, The New York Times reported that McAfee's personal fortune had declined to $4 million from a peak of $100 million, the effect of the global financial crisis and recession on his investments.
Beginning in February 2010, McAfee started a new venture in the field of bacterial quorum sensing. His company QuorumEx has its headquarters in Belize and is working towards producing commercial all natural antibiotics based on anti-quorum sensing technology. In 2013 McAfee started a new company, Future Tense Central, to produce a secure computer network device called the D-Central.
Fri, 6 December 2013
CW 352: Demographic Dangers with Harry Dent NY Times Bestselling Author of ‘The Great Depression Ahead’
Harry Dent is Editor of the FREE newsletter "Survive and Prosper." His most recent book entitled "The Great Depression Ahead" explains "The Perfect Storm" as peak oil prices collide with peaking generational spending trends by 2010. More importantly, he shows how the economy’s life cycle will affect life, business, and investment strategies throughout a person’s lifetime, including career opportunities and children’s educational costs.
Tue, 3 December 2013
CW 351: Investment Markets & Golf with Kevin Armstrong Formerly of ANZ Group’s Private Bank and Author of ‘Bulls, Birdies, Bogeys, & Bears’
Kevin Armstrong is the former Chairman of the ANZ Group's Regional Investment Committee and former chief investment officer for ANZ Group's private bank. He's the author of, "BULLS, BIRDIES, BOGEYS & BEARS: The Remarkable & Revealing Relationship Between Golf & Investment Markets."
Armstrong explains how the rises and falls in the fortunes of professional golfers, and the emergence and decline of major stars such as Jack Nicklaus and Tiger Woods, reflected the ebb and flow of the stock market.
The answer provides a unique and powerful connection between golf and investment markets. The ‘pulses’ of two totally separate activities, golf and investing, have been so synchronized and connected, not just in modern times, but throughout history, and in a manner not found in any other sport?
Thu, 28 November 2013
CW 350: Innovative Leadership Models with Doug Conant Former CEO of Campbell Soup Company & Author of ‘Touch Points’
On this 10th show, Jason Hartman interviews author and leadership expert, Doug Conant on the topic of leadership models. In Doug’s book, Touch Points: Creating Powerful Leadership Connections in the Smallest of Moments, co-authored with Mette Norgaard, the small daily interactions that many view as interruptions are described as the greatest leadership opportunities in business, or touch points. These moments can be used as a method to promote the company’s values, purposes and agenda, while bringing about higher employee engagement and winning in the marketplace through improved growth. Touch points involve using the head, heart and hands to connect with and transform employees through listening, understanding and helping people advance their interactions in a significantly more effective way. Doug explains the “contribution profile,” which is asking, “How can I help?” Listen at: www.JasonHartman.com/podcast for details.
Practitioner Douglas R. Conant delivers a critical and transformative message for today’s times: Anyone, anywhere, can expand their influence and improve their results. Appointed President and CEO of Campbell Soup Company in 2001, he was the 11th leader in this iconic company’s 140-year history. Under Conant’s leadership, Campbell reversed a precipitous decline in market value and employee engagement — with much recognition since, including the prestigious 2010 Catalyst Award.
A key driver is Campbell’s success model: Winning in the workplace, winning in the marketplace, and winning in the community and doing it all with integrity. Conant joined the company with 25 years of experience with three of the world’s top food companies — General Mills, Kraft, and Nabisco. A native of Chicago, he earned his BA degree from Northwestern and his NBA from the Kellogg School of Management. Conant’s new book with co-author Mette Norgaard, available now, is TouchPoints: Creating Powerful Leadership Connections in the Smallest of Moments (Jossey-Bass). More on TouchPoints and leadership models can be found atwww.conantleadership.com.
Tue, 26 November 2013
CW 349: Professional Copywriting & Deceptive Hedge Fund Advertising with Everte Farnell President of 9 World’s Publishing
Everte Farnell is President at 9 World's Publishing, Inc. and a freelance copywriter. He joins the show to share some secrets to copywriting and whether success within the publishing industry is dependent solely on copywriting.
He also tells us about the hedge fund advertising regulations and whether hedge fund advertising makes it easier to defraud the public.
Find out more about Everte Farnell at www.evertefarnell.com.
Fri, 15 November 2013
CW 348: Entrepreneurship After the NBA with Jonathan Bender Retired Indiana Pacers & New York Knicks Basketball Player
Jonathan Bender is a former NBA player turned serial entrepreneur, having founded The Jonathan Bender Foundation. He joins the podcast to tell us about his different businesses and their models.
Bender also explains what got him interested in making money on his own through hard work, which required a different skill-set from sports. He describes how athletics can translate to power in business and how ordinary people can launch second careers.
Bender is one of the rare social entrepreneurs who makes money and does good at the same time. He explains this new practice and how it's a win-win situation for all.
Mon, 11 November 2013
CW 347: How Twitter Was Born with Nick Bilton NY Times Technology Columnist & Author of 'Hatching Twitter’
Nick Bilton is the New York Times technology and business columnist and lead reporter for the Bits Blog. He's the author of, "Hatching Twitter: A True Story of Money, Power, Friendship and Betrayal."
Bilton tells us about the betrayed friendships and high-stakes power struggles as Twitter's four founders—Biz Stone, Evan Williams, Jack Dorsey, and Noah Glass—went from everyday engineers to overnight celebrities.
He explains the zeitgeist and global influence of Twitter, which has been used to help overthrow governments in the Middle East and disrupt the very fabric of the way people communicate.
He also shares a story of Al Gore getting drunk and trying to buy Twitter in 2009.
Given Twitter's recent IPO, Bilton describes how effective Twitter really is in marketing, branding, and sales conversion.
Find out more about Nick Bilton at www.nickbilton.com.