Welcome to my podcast, Mark Matteson On Books and People. Over 20 years ago my publisher said to me, "You'll be the same person you are today in five years, but for two things, the books you read and the people with whom you associate." That simple idea changed my life and it can change yours. This podcast is dedicated to the notion that one simple idea from a person or a book can change your life forever. You might not be able to change destinations overnight, but you can change direction. This podcast is committed to just that inspiring you to change direction by introducing you to my influential friends and inspiring books.
Ep.26 – Steve Miles
Steve Miles is VP & CEO of Jerry Kelly Heating and Air Conditioning Company in St. Charles Missouri, a suburb of St. Louis, and a recipient of the 2017 Ron Smith Leadership Award. Steve has been with Jerry Kelly since 1994 (serving as General Manager since 1999). Among other things, he’s known throughout the HVAC […]
Ep.25 – Jason Liller
After serving in the US Air Force during the First Gulf War, Jason Liller made the fateful decision to visit his local bookstore and ask for a job, beginning a thirty-year odyssey of bookselling, publishing, writing, and editing. Recruited by the legendary Charlie “Tremendous” Jones, Jason spent almost twenty years helping run his publishing company, […]
Ep.24 – Kenny Chapman
Kenny Chapman is an acclaimed authority on helping people discover their true potential. His compelling teachings have inspired individuals worldwide to reshape their lives and organizations, creating lasting change and unparalleled success. An entrepreneur at heart, Kenny built a highly successful plumbing/HVAC company which created the personal freedom to travel and pursue other endeavors. To […]
Ep.23 – Adam Christing
Adam Christing has been featured on more than 100 radio & TV shows including ABC World News, PBS, and Entertainment Tonight. He is the President of CleanComedians.com, an entertainment & speakers bureau. He has personally given more than 4,000 performances and speeches. Adam is a popular master of ceremonies and is the author of Your […]
Ep.22 – David Heimer
David Heimer is a founder of Service Nation Inc. and currently serves as Senior Vice President where he is responsible for business operations, sales, and technology deployments. He has been instrumental in building the company’s membership offerings (Service Roundtable and Service Nation Alliance) designed to provide service contractors with an affordable means to improve their […]
Ep.21 – Tom Jackson
Tom Jackson is the chief executive officer of Jackson Systems, LLC. A Purdue University graduate, Tom is a degreed engineer and spent several years as a territory manager with a large heating and cooling wholesaler in Indiana. During that time, Tom learned a great deal about controls, equipment and incredible client service. In 1997, Tom […]
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