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Associations today face intense pressures that threaten their continued relevance. Operating as you've traditionally done for the last 10, 20, or more years is not a viable option. Gone are the days when members would automatically renew. Today individuals expect value in return for membership. Why shouldn't they? They have a higher demand on their time and more choices on how and from whom they can obtain information due to rapid advances in technology, competition, and social networking. M ...
 
Overwhelmed by all the hats you wear in life? Listen in as Erik Fisher talks with productivity experts as they share how they implement practical productivity strategies in their personal and professional lives. We explore all aspects of productivity and the true end goal of productivity: living a meaningful life.
 
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It was a big day on Wall Street as investors looked away from any variant and forgot about the lousy jobs report of last week. Here's what we've got for you in the business news headlines: The Dow soars and why; Jack in the Box is going Mexican; Former President Trump's social media gets a look; There are signs the supply chain troubles are ending;…
 
Mike Sturm is the publisher of the weekly newsletter Woolgathering, which is intended to help you think better, more creatively, and add more value to your life and work. His first book is Be, Think, Do Essays on Personal Development and Productivity. His second book is The Wabi-Sabi Way In this episode Mike shares his personal productivity workflo…
 
It's been a wild week on Wall Street compounded by the new variant and the threat of a government shutdown. Whew... And, because it is Friday stay with us because after the news we're riffing about Bitcoin Machines as well as "Stuff to DO" in the Greater Des Moines Metro with Jeff Pitts from Cityview. But...first the news: The jobs report and the u…
 
Each week Jeff Pitts the managing editor for Cityview Magazine comes in to chat it up about "Stuff to DO" in the Greater Des Moines Metro but today...we spend some time talking about his fascination with a "Bitcoin Machine". "Hey, you just plug it in and it spits out money..." Clearly I'm not buying it (and neither is his Bride) but it makes for a …
 
Oh, what a difference a day makes. Investors took to the buying mode today even as yet another case of the Omicron variant was found in Minnesota. Here's what we've got for you today: The markets surge for two reasons; Some oil pricing news; Hey, Minnesota you get the FIRST; A new survey studies the labor shortage; More diversity is happening...at …
 
We've been doing this newscast for a very long time but I can't remember another day in which the Dow did a nearly 1,000 point turnaround in just...hours. That story and more plus stay with us as we talk with Congresswoman Cindy Axne of Iowa about fixing the supply chain troubles that are impacting...everything. But first the news: The Dow and the …
 
The supply chain disruption is a pain point for everyone from manufacturing to wholesale to retail and, of course, the consumer. The events that have led to this disruption are wide and varied; from a once in a century pandemic to political roadblocks. So, how to fix it? Here you will meet Congresswoman Cindy Axne (D-IA) who shares the six congress…
 
It is the final day of November and once again we saw a sell off on Wall Street. We'll detail that and more plus today a story about loans that come with zero fees and no interest and are created for entrepreneurs. Today you'll meet Kaitlin Byers from Kiva...but first the news: Panic selling on Wall Street and why; Apple stock surges; Some good new…
 
One of the sad realities of being an entrepreneur is how tough it is to acquire much needed capital. Often traditional lending institutions require years of financial records making it tough for a startup. Then there are the interest charges and potential fees. Not any more. Today you'll meet Kaitlin Byers from Kiva of Iowa. Kiva offers up to $15,0…
 
Welcome back! We hope you had a great weekend and if you, like millions of others celebrated the American holiday of Thanksgiving...we hope it was a memorable and meaningful time with family and friends. In the business news headlines for today: President Biden, "...no lockdowns or shutdowns"; The Markets rebounded; Oil prices also rose a bit today…
 
Steve Dotto is a Tech geek, Business owner and Entrepreneur. For over 20 years, as host and executive producer of Dotto Tech, a nationally syndicated TV show. His new co-written book is 'No Limit Over 50: What To Do When You’ve Been Let Go, Replaced, Displaced, Or Just Want Something Different From Life'. In this conversation Steve talks with Erik …
 
The day after Thanksgiving in the U.S. and the stock market had its worst day since October of 2020 as a new COVID variant roiled the markets. And, because it's Friday, make sure you click through for Stuff to DO in the Des Moines Metro this weekend into next week. But, first the news: The markets react to more COVID news; Pfizer stock surges and w…
 
Each Friday Jeff Pitts the managing editor of Cityview Magazine is in to chat it up about Stuff to DO in the Greater Des Moines Metro this weekend and into next week. Today we're riffing about a bunch of holiday events from Disney on Ice to the Festival of Trees to Jolly Holiday Lights to Santa Rockin' Lights at Living History Farms music in Pella,…
 
The day before the U.S. holiday of Thanksgiving and we're still at it. A programing note we're off tomorrow but to keep you in the business news "fix" we'll be posting up some of our long-form interviews from our Out to Lunch series. That's where we take thought leaders out to lunch and then record our conversation. And, it's something we hope to b…
 
Our top story today will depress the heck out of my granddaughter...the Dollar Store is officially dead as Dollar Tree today raised their prices by a whopping 25%. Also today you'll meet Rep. Ras Smith a Iowa House member who has announced his intention to become the next governor of this state. The intersection of business and politics today. The …
 
While we don't do "politics" on the Business News Hour we do realize that politics and business are greatly linked. Employers want highly skilled bright workers and those workers must come from world class classrooms. Many women have left the workforce because there is a lack of reliable child care and the list goes on. Today you'll meet Rep. Ras S…
 
It is the Monday Edition of the business news headlines and it is also the 58th anniversary of the assassination of President John Kennedy. How many of us remember that awful day. In the business news headlines: What was up suddenly turned down; Oil futures go up and we'll share why; Musk and Boebart agree on this point; Will Powell be confirmed by…
 
Welcome to Friday! The Blue Chips had a rough day today and we'll share why. Also, because it is Friday, Jeff Pitts is in to check out a list of Stuff to DO in the Greater Des Moines Metro this weekend into next week. Enjoy! But, first the news: Tough day the the Dow...blame COVID; Gas and Oil companies faltered today; Some thoughts on the red-hot …
 
Each Friday we spend some time riffing about "Stuff to DO" in the Greater Des Moines Metro with Jeff Pitts the managing editor of Cityview Magazine and today we've got lots of stuff to talk about. From The Iowa Wild hitting the ice on Friday to Shakespere at Simpson College some quilt talk, violins, threads at the Historic Franklin Jr. High, Gladys…
 
Yes, it is...Friday Eve and welcome to the business news headlines for Thursday the 18th day of November. And, stick around for the interview with author Rachelle Chase about the once equality centered town of Buxton, Iowa. But, first the news: U.S. Consumers seem...resilient; Unemployment numbers fall again; Could the "chip troubles" be over soon?…
 
This is both a story about history and also hope. Here you'll meet author Rachelle Chase who has written two books about the racially diverse community of Buxton, Iowa. A community that was started by "Corporate America" yet the citizens, both black and white, lived in harmony. The amazing thing is Buxton dates back to 1900 in a time when discrimin…
 
As we steam toward the weekend the buzz is all about inflation. From fuel to toys and that made for a rough day on Wall Street. Here's what we've got for you today: Court documents say Zillow...misled; Stocks faltered and the Visa story; Gasoline and President Biden and the FTC; Empty shelves and Thanksgiving...don't panic; The Dubai air show is a …
 
Amanda Kaiser is a membership engagement specialist who has personally interviewed over 470 members to better understand why human beings engage in communities online and during conferences. She is also a professional speaker, co-founder of the Incubator Series and author of the popular SmoothThePath.net blog. Earlier this year, Amanda teamed up wi…
 
We’ve covered a lot of ground in the first six “courses” in the series for our mythical learning business MBA, and we’ve mostly focused on what—identifying the key skills and knowledge learning businesses need to survive and thrive. The what is important, but so too is the who—finding people with the key skills and knowledge and cultivating those s…
 
We've reached our next-to-last installment in our learning business MBA series, where we're continuing to explore the question "What kinds of skills, knowledge, and behaviors do learning businesses need to be successful?" A common theme has emerged as an answer. (1) You have to know your market and audience, and (2) you have to get product developm…
 
Dane Jenson is the CEO of Third Factor where he works to help leaders be more effective, creative and resilient under pressure. In addition to his corporate work, Dane works extensively with athletes, coaches, leaders and boards across Canada’s Olympic and Paralympic sport system to enhance national competitiveness. Dane's new book is 'The Power of…
 
Celisa Steele and Jeff Cobb are co-founders of Tegoras and co-hosts of the Leading Learning podcast. Each has spent more than 20 years designing, developing, delivering, and marketing adult lifelong learning, continuing education, and professional development. At the forefront of learning technology trends, they have developed deep expertise in hel…
 
Steven Schragis is founder and director of One Day University, an adult education program that brings the best and most popular professors from all over the country to develop fun and engaging talks that inform and inspire adult “students-for-a-day.” At One Day U, learning isn’t driven by career advancement goals or earning a degree; it’s for peopl…
 
Carson Tate is the founder and managing partner of Working Simply, Inc., a business consulting firm that partners with organizations, business leaders and employees to enhance workplace productivity, foster employee engagement, and build personal and professional legacies. The author of the best-selling, Work Simply: Embracing the Power of Your Per…
 
Bruce Rosenthal is a strategic advisor and consultant to associations and not-for-profit organizations, creating successful corporate partnership programs that increase revenue, add member/constituent value and foster sustainability. He is convener of the Partnership Professionals Network a national sponsorship and partnership organization. Sponsor…
 
Jim Obsitnik is the chief executive officer at Cadmium, a software-as-a-service provider that brings events and education technology together. He believes in the higher social calling of learning and education and has spent many years in the learning space. Jim also holds an MBA from the Wharton School with a focus in marketing, which makes him an …
 
Tonya Dalton is the host of the Productivity Paradox Podcast, a show with actionable strategies & exercises to help you create a life centered around your own personal priorities. Her new book is 'On Purpose: The Busy Woman's Guide to an Extraordinary Life of Meaning and Success'. In this conversation Tanya talks about goal setting, reverse enginee…
 
This podcast series is our attempt to offer a theoretical learning business MBA program, and we invite you to play along. Imagine you’re in business school and about to hear a guest lecture by Mary Byers, a speaker, facilitator, consultant, and author of several books, including Race for Relevance: Five Radical Changes for Associations. She’s also …
 
This podcast series is our attempt to offer a theoretical learning business MBA program, and we invite you to play along. Imagine you’re in business school and about to hear a guest lecture by Mary Byers, a speaker, facilitator, consultant, and author of several books, including Race for Relevance: Five Radical Changes for Associations. She’s also …
 
Tonya Dalton is the host of the Productivity Paradox Podcast, a show with actionable strategies & exercises to help you create a life centered around your own personal priorities. Her new book is The Joy of Missing Out: Live More by Doing Less. In this conversation Tonya and Erik talk about what the "Joy of Missing Out" is, overcoming overwhelm and…
 
Melynn Sight and her company nSight Marketing help associations win the battle for member attention, readership and engagement. It all begins with a compelling value proposition that conveys why the association matters. She is the author of the book Breakthrough Value which helps associations understand what a value proposition is and the 7 critica…
 
Both marketing and strategy are fundamental to the health and success of a learning business, which is why we’re addressing them in the context of the learning business MBA. Of course, the learning business MBA doesn’t exist yet. Rather, we’re using it as shorthand for the key skills, knowledge, and behaviors needed by those working in market-facin…
 
Both marketing and strategy are fundamental to the health and success of a learning business, which is why we knew we had to address them in the context of the learning business MBA. Of course, the learning business MBA doesn’t exist yet, rather, we’re using it as shorthand for the key skills, knowledge, and behaviors needed by those working in mar…
 
Jeremie Kubicek specializes in getting leaders to a higher level through his speaking, consulting and books. He takes complex concepts and adapts them into powerful tools that are practical and scalable. Jeremie speaks worldwide to audiences of all sizes across various industries and sectors. In this conversation Jeremie and Erik talk about his new…
 
Chances are, if you’re in the learning business, you probably didn’t go to school knowing this is where your career would take you. Some of you may a have strong background on the learning or education side, while others may have it on the business side—but likely, you don’t have an equally strong background when it comes to both, and it may be dif…
 
Chances are, if you’re in the learning business, you probably didn’t go to school knowing this is where your career would take you. Some of you may a have strong background on the learning or education side, while others may have it on the business side—but likely, you don’t have an equally strong background when it comes to both, and it may be dif…
 
Jaime Masters is the CEO of Evential Millionaire. She is a Business coach, author, and professional speaker and has hosted one-on-one interviews with over 350 millionaires and billionaires. In this conversation Jaime and Erik talk about 'Absolute Yes', Flow State, Time Tracking and Nootropics. This episode is brought to you by: Justworks Textexpand…
 
Mark Engle, DM FASAE CAE is a principle with Association Management Center in their governance consulting practice. Participating in more than 400 board meetings and serving on five Boards of Directors translates to Mark’s in-depth knowledge of board membership and governance. He has worked closely with William Brown at Texas A&M University to publ…
 
Paul Jarvis is a web designer, best-selling author and gentleman of adventure. Paul has a reputation as the designer whose vision and web design strategy is the prime catalyst for building multi-million dollar businesses. He's worked with Silicon Valley startups, pro sports athletes, Fortune 500 companies, best-selling authors and the world’s bigge…
 
This is a bonus episode, a shortcast. Shortcasts are something that I've partnered with Blinkist on for a year now. A shortcast is a 10-15 min version of a podcast where you get the core takeaways. This episode is with Nir Eyal on conquering distractions. You can listen to all the shortcasts of Beyond The To-Do list for free by going to blinkist.co…
 
Dorie Clark is an Adjunct Professor of Business Administration at Duke University's Fuqua School of Business and a Visiting Professor for IE Business School in Madrid. She has guest lectured at Harvard Business School, the Harvard Kennedy School, Stanford University's Graduate School of Business, the Wharton School, the MIT Sloan School of Manageme…
 
This is a bonus episode, a shortcast. Shortcasts are something that I've partnered with Blinkist on for a year now. A shortcast is a 10-15 min version of a podcast where you get the core takeaways. This episode is with Laura Vanderkam on remote work productivity. You can listen to all the shortcasts of Beyond The To-Do list for free by going to bli…
 
Hilary Marsh is president and chief strategist of Content Company, a content and digital strategy consultancy that helps associations get better results from their content by improving their practices. Content is more than just your magazine or newsletter or blog. From Hilary's perspective, content is everything an association does including event …
 
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