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Rich Russakoff | From Entrepreneurship to Business Brokerage and Why Some Inc. 500 Companies Go Out of Business in Two Years
Rich Russakoff is a business coach, speaker, author, and serial entrepreneur. He brings more than 45 years of experience successfully starting and developing businesses, working with CEOs and other entrepreneurs, training, consulting, and business brokering. He is the Author of Make Banks Compete To Lend You Money: The Complete Guide to Business Loans, which is known as the Bible of bank financing. He also authored the chapter “Mastering the Art of Bank Financing” in the book Mastering the Rockefeller Habits by Verne Harnish. His newest book is The Art of Managing People Time & Money: Inspiration and Wisdom for Every Entrepreneur.
In this episode of the Smart Business Revolution Podcast, John Corcoran interviews Rich Russakoff, a business coach, speaker, author, and serial entrepreneur, about his journey from entrepreneurship to business brokerage. Rich talks about selling his business, discusses some common barriers to success, and explains why some Inc. 500 companies go out of business in two years.
Harold Tan | [Digital Money Series] An In-Depth Look at the Rapid Changes Across Digital Money, Cryptocurrency, Bitcoin, DeFi, and NFTs
Harold Tan is a serial entrepreneur with expertise in e-commerce and information systems. Harold has built and exited e-commerce companies and is currently a Co-founder at GigaWatt Inc, a solar company focused on distributing and installing residential and portable solar power. Harold first got involved in Bitcoin in 2012, making him one of the early adopters.
Harold is also the Co-founder and CMO of Planet Plan Sets and an eCommerce Web Strategy and Business Consultant at H2W Ventures. He is a Board Member of Entrepreneurs’ Organization, volunteers as an Entrepreneur-in-Residence at UCI's Applied Innovation Cove, and helps educate startups on marketing and finance.
In this episode of the Smart Business Revolution Podcast, John Corcoran interviews Harold Tan, the Co-founder, COO, and CMO at GigaWatt Inc, about the rapid changes across digital money, cryptocurrency, Bitcoin, DeFi, and NFTs. Harold explains the relationship between Bitcoin and energy, the regulation of cryptocurrency and Bitcoin, and what Web3 and NFTs are.
Dr. Ken Blanchard and Randy Conley | Top 25 Best-Selling Authors of All Time, The One Minute Manager, and Simple Truths of Leadership
Dr. Ken Blanchard is one of the world's most influential leadership experts. He is the co-author of more than 65 books including The One Minute Manager with combined sales of over 23 million copies in 47 languages. In 2005, he was inducted into Amazon's Hall of Fame as one of the top 25 best-selling authors of all time. He is also the Co-founder of The Ken Blanchard Companies, an international training and consulting firm.
Randy Conley is the Vice President and Trust Practice Leader for The Ken Blanchard Companies. Trust Across America recognized him with the Lifetime Achievement Award as a Top Thought Leader in trustworthy business behavior and he is a founding member of the Alliance of Trustworthy Business Experts. Inc.com named Randy a Top 100 Leadership Speaker & Thinker and American Management Association included him in their 2015 Leaders to Watch list. Randy and Dr. Blanchard's new book is Simple Truths of Leadership: 52 Ways to Be a Servant Leader and Build Trust.
In this episode of the Smart Business Revolution Podcast, John Corcoran is joined by Dr. Ken Blanchard and Randy Conley from The Ken Blanchard Companies, to talk about their new book, Simple Truths of Leadership: 52 Ways to Be a Servant Leader and Build Trust. They share strategies for attracting and hiring good employees, building trust in a remote team, and discuss the upcoming movie, The Mulligan. Stay tuned.
Ryan Villanueva | [Digital Money Series] Surviving the Financial Crisis at Goldman Sachs, Bitcoin, and Learning Model UN
Ryan Villanueva is an entrepreneur and educator who's consulted for the United Nations, national governments, and billion-dollar unicorns. He is a Senior Consultant at Crews Consulting Group where he helps entrepreneurs increase revenue, profitability, and valuation of their businesses. He is also the Co-founder and Chief Education Officer at Best Delegate Model United Nations, a K-12 education company that empowers students to be global leaders. Before becoming an entrepreneur, Ryan was a Risk Analyst at Goldman Sachs during the 2008 financial crisis, helping to advise with corporate treasury strategy. He is also a past President of the Entrepreneurs' Organization, Boston chapter.
In this episode of the Smart Business Revolution Podcast, John Corcoran interviews Ryan Villanueva, the Co-founder and Chief Education Officer at Best Delegate Model United Nations, about his experience surviving the 2008 financial crisis and leaving Goldman Sachs to go into entrepreneurship. Ryan also talks about his passion for Model UN and investing in different crypto assets. Stay tuned.
Melanie Chandruang | Supporting Creative Agencies and Best Practices for Building a Remote Team’s Company Culture
Melanie Chandruang is the Founder of WeConsult, a consultancy that helps agencies scale by optimizing their operations and strategizing infrastructure around financials, HR, culture, and overall workflows in business. Melanie helps creative agencies set up their day to day operations in order to run profitably. She has more than 10 years of experience handling all the in's and out's of business administration for agencies, startups, and tech companies.
Melanie Chandruang, the Founder of WeConsult, joins John Corcoran in this episode of the Smart Business Revolution Podcast to talk about her work supporting creative agencies in building better workflows. Melanie also shares her tips for building a company culture for a remote team, strategies to prevent employee burnout, and talks about the hiring challenges agencies have been facing. Stay tuned.
Calvin Johnson | Developing a Costco Home Delivery Service Company, Adventure Travel, and Building Great Company Culture
Calvin Johnson is a serial entrepreneur, speaker, and coach. He founded a Costco home delivery service company in 1989 which he later turned into an e-commerce office supply company and office coffee company. He generated about $300 million over the years before selling it in 2021. Calvin now runs ClubNeed, an adventure travel company and The Culture Kitchen, where he helps businesses develop their company culture through research, speaking, coaching, workshops, and retreats.
Calvin Johnson, a serial entrepreneur, joins John Corcoran in this episode of the Smart Business Revolution Podcast to talk about how he started a Costco home delivery service company, how he pivoted, and how he later sold it to a Fortune 500 company. Calvin also talks about organizing adventure travel for EO members, helping founders build their company culture, and his advice on building a happier workplace. Stay tuned.
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I loved the episode with Ken Blanchard and Randy Conlin about servant leadership and trust. “How you treat your people is going to be discussed at dinner.” I’m excited to go through the archive. Thanks for making such a great podcast!
Smart Business Revolution is a newfound favorite! Every episode includes actionable insights from some of the most compelling leaders out there. Not to mention, John is consistently giving us a masterclass on what it means to be a fantastic interviewer. Super grateful for this resource!
John is a great host and interviewer! Really appreciate the wealth of firsthand knowledge and experience in every episode, alongside practical and actionable business advice!