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Featured Guest: Max Chafkin
Who is Peter Thiel? He has been called an enigmatic, controversial, and hugely influential power broker who sits at the intersection of tech, business, and politics. But who is Peter Thiel, really? This week, Joe attempts to learn more about the founder of PayPal and the early investor of Facebook as he speaks with Max Chafkin the author of the new book, The Contrarian: Peter Thiel and Silicon Valley's Pursuit of Power.
Featured Guest: Mari Tautimes
The U.S. Census Bureau reported that business applications of all sizes nearly doubled during the first few months of 2020, regardless of the fact that we were experiencing the greatest public health crisis in over 100 years and the failure rate of startups is around 90%. Joe's guest this week has made it her mission in life to inspire and motivate others to fulfill their potential and achieve their goals. Her name is Mari Tautimes, and she is a world-class speaker, trainer, coach, and mentor. Find out why Mari shares her remarkable personal and professional story and why she wants to help others to dream big, craft their vision, and connect with the strategic actions that drive success.
Featured Guest: Steve Palmer
The hospitality industry has been riding a rollercoaster of restrictions and reopenings for the past year. The financial effects of COVID-19 on the industry have been staggering; the state of Rhode Island says that the pandemic cost their hospitality and tourism industry over $2 billion dollars in 2020. Some in the industry have even said that 2021 is shaping up to be just as challenging as 2020. This week, Joe is joined by Steve Palmer, the Managing Partner and Founder of The Indigo Road Hospitality Group. Steve shares his thoughts on the current state of the hospitality industry, the keys to his successes, and the importance of self awareness.
Featured Guest: Jad Shalhoub
It takes a lot to succeed in the world of healthcare these days, and that’s even before the pandemic came along. Not only do you have to undergo intensive training, but then you have to essentially become an entrepreneur, with very little business training. How do you separate your practice from the others? How do you handle the competition in your specialty? How do one make it? Joining Joe this week to talk all about it is Jad Shalhoub, the Executive Director of Advanced Vascular Solutions, one of the top vascular and wound care practices in Florida.
Featured Guest: Mike Principe
The first question a lot of entrepreneurs ask themselves after they’ve developed a product or service is, "what makes me marketable?" Michael Jordan not only changed basketball forever, but he changed the world of marketing as well. Sure, athletes have always pitched products; Babe Ruth used to hawk cigarettes and Muhammad Ali endorsed roach traps. But Jordan changed the game last year he made an estimated $130 million from Nike, four times as much as LeBron James, and Jordan walked away from the Bulls more than 20 years ago. So what makes an athlete marketable today? This week, Joe looks for the answer to that question with Mike Principe, the CEO of one of the most recognizable sports marketing companies in the world, GSE Worldwide.
Featured Guest: Helene Godin
How does a former corporate lawyer build one of New York City's top gluten-free bakeries and get their goods into Whole Foods? You sign up for a baking class. That's what Helene Godin did after walking away from a highly successful 22-year legal career. On this episode, Helene talks to Joe about her career transition, how she pivoted during the pandemic, and the importance of never giving up.
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