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The Bulletproof Entrepreneur Chi Odogwu

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Entrepreneurship and personal development interviews from thought leaders, authors, producers, creators and executives. We bring you mentorship and coaching from the best minds on the planet.

    Building Generational Wealth For Entrepreneurs with Dr. Dennis Jaffe

    Building Generational Wealth For Entrepreneurs with Dr. Dennis Jaffe

    Dr. Dennis T. Jaffe, is a San Francisco-based advisor to families about the family business, governance, wealth and philanthropy. Dennis helps large and global families manage personal and organizational issues that lead to a successful and fulfilling transfer of businesses, wealth, values, commitments, and legacies between generations.
    Dennis is the author of the new book Borrowed from Your Grandchildren: The Evolution of 100-Year Family Enterprises; as well as Cross-Cultures: How Global Families Negotiate Change Across Generations; and Stewardship of Your Family Enterprise: Developing Responsible Leadership Across Generations, and more than 15 other management books, including Getting Your Organization to Change, Rekindling Commitment, Take This Job and Love it! And From Burnout to Balance.
    He is the co-creator of the Family Enterprise Assessment Tool (FEAT, The Values Edge, the Transition Curve, and other tools for assessment of family enterprise success. In 1984 he founded Changeworks Global, a consulting firm in San Francisco, which works with organizations for long-term change to build competitive advantage by unleashing the power of their employees. He was a founder of MemeStreams, which pioneered the use of on-line executive development tools.
    In 1990-92 he served as Deputy Director of Research for the Macarthur Foundation Network on Healthy Companies. He is an emeritus professor of Organizational Systems and Psychology at Saybrook University in San Francisco. He has a B.A. degree in Philosophy, M.A. in Management, and Ph.D. in sociology, all from Yale University, is a licensed psychologist and is professor emeritus of organizational systems and psychology at Saybrook University in San Francisco.
    As both an organizational consultant and clinical psychologist, he is one of the architects of the emerging field of family enterprise consulting. He is a faculty advisor to the Cornell Johnson College of Business. As a founding member of the Family Firm Institute, he has served on their board, written frequently for their journal Family Business Review, and was awarded the Richard Beckhard and International Awards for contributions to practice.
    In 2007 he was Thinker in Residence for S. Australia, helping the region design a strategic plan for the future of their entrepreneurial and family businesses.
    Resources and links
    https://www.wisecounselresearch.com/main
    https://www.linkedin.com/in/dennis-jaffe-a686286/
    https://www.amazon.ca/Borrowed-Grandchildren-Evolution-Stewardship-100-Year/dp/1119573807/ref=sr_1_1?crid=N7JSVSFMMP3W&keywords=borrowed+from+your+grandchildren&qid=1585501401&sprefix=borrowed+fr%2Caps%2C204&sr=8-1
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    • 30 min
    How To Become Recession Proof with Jonathan Slain

    How To Become Recession Proof with Jonathan Slain

    Jonathan Slain is the Founder and CEO of Recession.com, an author, a highly respected keynote speaker, and an expert on recessions & why business owners don’t need to fear them. Jonathan understands not only how to prepare your business for the next major recession, but also how to turn it into a profitable opportunity.
    Jonathan believes that the savvy entrepreneurs are the ones making plans now, so they can be buyers when opportunity knocks. They’re looking forward to purchasing failing companies and hiring top talent when others are caught unprepared by a recession.
    Having come from the world of investment banking, working on mergers and acquisitions, Jonathan has seen firsthand how businesses with successful leadership mistakenly hit plateaus. Now, working exclusively with Founders, Owners, CEOs, and Management Teams, Jonathan uses that experience to help best-in-class companies worldwide achieve their vision of success.
    Jonathan spent the last Great Recession huddled in the fetal position on the floor of his office. He borrowed $250,000 from his mother-in-law to survive. Jonathan paid his mother-in-law back and is now a highly sought-after consultant .
    Jonathan understands not only how to prepare your business for the next major recession but also how to turn it into a profitable opportunity
    Whether working with entrepreneurial niche/specialty firms or large corporations ($10M+ in annual revenue), the direction and insight Jonathan imparts, positions businesses to advance to levels they dream about often, but rarely achieve on their own.
    Jonathan’s book, “Rock the Recession: How Successful Leaders Prepare For, Thrive During, and Create Wealth After Downturns” came out in September 2019 and is a #1 Amazon Best Seller.
    In today's episode, we discuss the possibilities of an imminent recession, and how the situation could be used positively as an opportunity for growth.
    In this episode, you'll learn..
     No need to be afraid of recessions
     Recessions are opportunities
     Non-Economic Recessions
     Pulling the Emergency Brake
    Links and resources mentioned in this episode.
    https://recession.com/opk/
    https://twitter.com/RockRecession
    https://www.instagram.com/rocktherecession/

    https://rockyourlifeplan.com

     
    Thanks for tuning in to the show. If you love the show and this episode please like, review, share and help spread the word.
    Feel free to contact me by using the following links
    Email: info@odogwu.com
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    Linkedin: linkedin.com/in/odogwu
     

    • 26 min
    Creating Systems That Drive Business Growth with Josh Fonger

    Creating Systems That Drive Business Growth with Josh Fonger

    Josh Fonger is a consultant, coach, and speaker. He has earned a reputation as being one of the world’s top consultants and coaches who has the unique ability of developing, and implementing, systematic solutions to complex business problems.
     
    His consulting firm, Work the System (WTS) Enterprises, has attracted over 100,000 business owners from over 50 countries. Josh has personally consulted or coached over 500 business owners from more than 100 industries, from small startup businesses to large $500M enterprises.
     
    Josh has been recognized as the authority in Business Performance Architecture. Due to his phenomenal success rate, and a mountain of client testimonials, he has quickly become one of the most in-demand small business consultants in North America.
     
    His forte, which is helping businesses properly organize and systematize their operations so they can achieve exponential growth, has resulted in hundreds of success stories from around the world. Many of Josh’s clients acknowledge that his ideas and coaching have led to millions of dollars in profit increase.
     
    Josh met Sam Carpenter in 2011 after reading Sam’s book, Work the System: The Simple Mechanics of Making More and Working Less. Josh partnered with Sam after recognizing that they shared a common vision of helping business owners get unstuck by developing systematic solutions to their problems. “There is nobody in the world who is better equipped at helping business owners implement the WTS Methodology than Josh,” says Sam Carpenter.
     
    Josh graduated from the University of Michigan with a bachelor’s in architecture before getting his MBA from Arizona State University. When he’s not coaching or consulting to business owners, Josh enjoys setting up “personal systems” to maximize his time with his wife and three boys.
     
    https://www.workthesystem.com/bulletproof/

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    The Power Of Connection with Bobby Umar

    The Power Of Connection with Bobby Umar

    Bobby Umar is recognized by Inc Magazine as one of the Top 100 Leadership Speakers in North America. He is also a 5x TEDx speaker, and a social media influencer with over half a million followers. An authority on authentic networking, personal branding and digital connection, Bobby is an author of two books, including an Amazon #1 Best Seller, as well as a frequent Huffington Post contributor.

    • 29 min
    Brock Shinen Shares You Can Dream, Plan, Execute and Grow As A Christian Entrepreneur

    Brock Shinen Shares You Can Dream, Plan, Execute and Grow As A Christian Entrepreneur

    Brock Shinen is a lawyer and strategy consultant, a speaker, an author, and the founder of the Law Office of Brock Shinen, Inc., which represents some of the largest churches and ministry organizations in America.
    Brock is a highly sought-after business adviser and strategist to globally recognized organizations and ministries. His writing has been featured in publications such as the Huffington Post.He is the author of the new book "The Christian Entrepreneur : Dream, Plan, Execute, Grow". Brock lives with his wife and two children in Orange County, California.
    website: www.brockshinen.com

    • 50 min
    Brian Buirge Teaches You How To Spark Creativity At Work

    Brian Buirge Teaches You How To Spark Creativity At Work

     
    Brian Buirge is the Co-founder of Good F*****g Design Advice. He is an international speaker and consultant for brands looking to embrace a culture and mindset of risk-taking and innovation. He has worked with a range of organizations from Fortune 100 companies to brands small and medium-sized companies. His work has been awarded and featured in numerous national and industry publications. His first book, Do the F*****g Work: Lowbrow Advice for High-level Creativity, was co-written with Jason Bacher and Jason Richburg his business partners.
    https://goodfuckingdesignadvice.com

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