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.
Fri, 8 November 2013
On this show, Jason and Steve discuss property pricing, how to avoid bad areas, and a market update.
Tue, 5 November 2013
CW 345: Corruption at the World Bank with Karen Hudes Whistleblower and Former Attorney with the World Bank & Export Import Bank of the US
Karen Hudes studied law at Yale Law School and economics at the University of Amsterdam. She worked in the US Export Import Bank of the US from 1980-1985 and in the Legal Department of the World Bank from 1986-2007. She established the Non Governmental Organization Committee of the International Law Section of the American Bar Association and the Committee on Multilateralism and the Accountability of International Organizations of the American Branch of the International Law Association.
In 1999 Karen reported the corrupt take-over of the second largest bank in the Philippines. The Bank’s Country Director in the Philippines reassigned Karen when she asked him to sign a letter warning the Philippines’ government that the Bank could not disburse its loan. Two days after informing the Board’s Audit Committee of the cover-up in the Philippines, Karen was reprimanded and placed on probation. The Chair of the World Bank’s Audit Committee requested an inquiry into the World Bank’s Institutional Integrity Department. The Senate Committee on Foreign Relations followed up with three letters to the World Bank. The World Bank forged documents and fired Karen in contempt of Congress.
In 2007 Karen advised the US Treasury Department and US Congress that the US would lose its right to appoint the President of the World Bank if the current American President of the World Bank did not play by the rules. The 66 year old Gentlemen’s Agreement that Europe would appoint the Managing Director of the IMF and US would appoint the World Bank President ended in 2010.