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The Blacklist Exposed, the 2017 Academy of Podcasters Award Winning TV and Film Podcast, looks at the world of Raymond Reddington and all his criminal exploits on Sony Picture Television's hit show, The Blacklist. With weekly episode analysis, in season interviews from Megan Boone and the cast, as well as discussions with the crew and creator Jon Bokenkamp himself, Troy and Aaron make this the one place for post show theories and analysis including thoughts from YOU! What are you waiting for ...
 
This is a podcast that answers the question, "what should we have been learning while we were memorizing Kreb's cycle?" This is a practical guide for practicing physicians and other healthcare practitioners looking to improve in any and all aspects of our lives and practices. Physician and non-physician experts are interviewed on a wide range of topics to help us with personal and professional development. If you want to share you expertise on the podcast, please email me at brad@physiciansg ...
 
Whether you love negotiating or hate it, improving your negotiation skills will immediately make you much more successful in life and business. Many of us are afraid to ask for what we want. Some see negotiation as confrontation and run away from it. Others see it as confrontation and run toward it. We learn to negotiate based on trial and error but that doesn’t mean we are actually getting the most of our deals. Most often, we simply don’t have people teaching us how to negotiate better. An ...
 
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Michael Reddington, CFI is a certified forensic interviewer and the President of InQuasive, Inc., a company that integrates the key components of effective non-confrontational interview techniques with current business research for executives. Using his background in forensics, and his understanding of human behavior through interrogation, Reddingt…
 
Let’s lower that CAC! Your Customer Acquisition Cost is one of the biggest factors affecting your bottom line. The total investment of marketing, advertising, and sales dollars to produce a single customer is a key metric, one that has to be studied carefully. As your business grows, so can your CAC — leading to an overall plateau. Fortunately, the…
 
Is poker the best analogy for entrepreneurship? The Biggest Bluff makes a very strong case for “yes.” This fascinating memoir about a total novice’s quest to get really good at something is stuffed with insights that any business owner can learn from. By going from amateur to champion, Maria Konnikova demonstrated that in poker and business, it’s n…
 
In business, it’s not the idea that leads to success. It’s the execution. That said, not all ideas are equally viable — which is why it’s important to change how we think about “good” or “bad” product and service ideas. A product that seems ridiculous might strike a chord with consumers (remember pet rocks?). Likewise, the graveyard of failed busin…
 
As a business owner, you set the standards. But what do you do when an employee — even one you like and respect — isn’t clearing the bar? It’s one of the most uncomfortable aspects of running a business. But it’s also pretty much inevitable. Team members will fail you sometimes. The key is to fix it through collaboration, not just correction. We ca…
 
Today I talk with Matthew Ferry. Matthew is a long time and prominent coach to Wall Street folks, Fortune 500 CEOs and he even coaches someone in the royal family but, he doesnt divulge names which I can so very much appreciate. I bring Matthew on to talk about his brand of goal setting which he calls enlightened goal setting. Its a term which he h…
 
We think of entrepreneurs as people who go their own way. But in truth, no one becomes successful entirely on their own. It’s Q&A Wednesday, and one listener wants to know who taught, coached, and inspired Omar into the entrepreneur he is today. We all stand on the shoulders of our teachers, whether or not we’re formal students. In his business jou…
 
Most online traffic is on mobile. That trend shows no signs of slowing down; Google even prioritizes mobile-friendliness when ranking for SEO. For many consumers, mobile devices are the primary, if not only devices they use. Whatever you’re doing online, it needs to fit and work as beautifully on an iPhone as on a desktop. Today, we explore how. We…
 
It’s about the person, not just the business. After all, your business can change. You can go through endless iterations of what you sell, but the one constant is who you are. If you can build a strong personal brand, it’ll follow you no matter where entrepreneurship takes you. Today, we bring on a pair of experts to help with that. Anne Candido an…
 
Jen Barna, MD, is a board-certified practicing radiologist, and founder and CEO of DocWorking, a company that helps physicians achieve their best in life and medicine by providing expert coaching, courses, and other resources in the form of a subscription called DocWorking THRIVE. Jen and the two lead coaches at DocWorking, Gabriella Dennery, MD, a…
 
Sometimes, life kicks your business in the teeth. We planned what we thought would be an awesome conference for entrepreneurs in Australia. Then came the Delta variant. With the country plunged rapidly back into lockdown purgatory, everything we’d worked for was dusted. Well, not everything. Today, we discuss how to navigate a big blow to your busi…
 
If you don’t focus on what matters most, what matters least will take up your time. That’s one of the first — and one of the hardest — lessons entrepreneurs have to learn. We all have limited time, energy, and resources. We have to prioritize. Because the uncomfortable truth is that when everything is important, nothing is. It’s easy to let non-pri…
 
Your “why” is everything. If you don’t have a single, super-clear motivation for building your business, it gets very hard to stick with it. Entrepreneurship is a commitment that requires constant motivation. It’s Q&A Wednesday, and we’ve got a listener who understands that. They’re thinking about getting into the software game, but there’s one mis…
 
Let’s talk time management. It’s one of the pillars of a successful entrepreneurial lifestyle. Today, our intrepid host Omar shares his exact weekly schedule. Hear how he manages to fit work, fitness, rest, and yes…even fun into his tight daily routine. Is an entrepreneur’s life a total grind? Or a laptop-on-the-beach fantasy? Or something in betwe…
 
One thing successful entrepreneurs have in common? They’re strategists. They don’t just create or execute strategies. They see the entire world through a strategic lens, a mindset that’s constantly figuring out how to get it done — whatever “it” is. Hanneke Antonelli is a celebrated life and business coach who specializes in strategic thinking. Tod…
 
Dr. Sarah Smith is a family physician and charting coach. She specializes in helping physicians with our charting backlog so we can get home on time without the looming cloud of unfinished charts and callbacks. We discuss how to add efficiency to your day by making sure you are laser focused on your patient and you aren’t finished until that chart …
 
Does your content marketing include videos? If not, it’s time to change that! We’re continuing with our deep-dive lesson on creating video marketing assets. Yesterday, we focused on the video itself and its content. Today, we explain where to put that video on your website, and how to turn it into a lead-generating machine. The best part? Once it’s…
 
Not sure how to start video marketing? We got you. Today is the first half of a 2-part, in-depth lesson on setting up a video lead magnet. From nailing the content to creating a complete funnel, this is your guide to creating customers by creating great videos! We’ll explain how it’s done step by step, exactly the way we produce videos for our own …
 
They say you “get what you pay for.” But what if you could get much, much more? It’s Q&A Wednesday, and we’ve got a listener with a (possible) opportunity. An e-commerce store is on its last legs, and the owner has it up for sale — at a discount. But what makes the price so right is also what makes it a tough decision. How can you know if a busines…
 
If you're the leader of a team and your team is not performing well, don't blame the team; blame yourself. Every great sports team relies on their coach, and if the team has an offseason, they hire a new coach. Leadership is about taking accountability and checking in with yourself. You can't have productive work negotiations if there is no connect…
 
As your business grows, so will the contents of your inbox. Offers to collaborate, sponsor, or just network will pile up quickly. It’s a good problem to have, but it’s still a problem! Time is your most valuable resource. To protect it, you need a consistent, efficient system for dealing with all the opportunities people will throw your way. And ev…
 
Overwhelmed? You’re not alone. Today, we’re thrilled to present a special bonus episode featuring a brand new podcast from the $100 MBA family. Nicole & Kate Can Relate tackles the big issues around entrepreneurship, from the perspectives of two highly driven women navigating the challenges of working and living by their own designs. Listen as our …
 
Businesses don’t die overnight. Usually, it happens gradually. It takes a year, or two, or five. That’s because what kills a business isn’t always something big, obvious, or dramatic. Systemic flaws, nagging problems, and other issues that seem small — but add up over time — are the most likely culprit. So how can you protect your business? How can…
 
The dream is real. Transitioning from regular work to entrepreneurship is totally doable. How do we know? Because good ol’ Omar did it. Today, Omar shares 5 things he did to make that transition possible. While he was still employed as an educator, he had to find ways to get the most out of his limited time, energy, and motivation. It wasn’t totall…
 
Jonathan Howard, MD, is double boarded in Neurology and Psychiatry and as he puts it in his Twitter profile, the author of several non-bestselling neurology textbooks. That’s not why he’s being interviewed. H wrote his own book on fallacy and errors in medicine entitled, Cognitive Errors and Diagnostic Mistakes: A Case-Based Guide to Critical Think…
 
We all start with zero. Whether it’s your email list, blog readership, social followers, or — yes indeed — podcast listeners, building a real fanbase takes work. The good news? While money can buy attention, it can’t buy engagement or loyalty. Only quality content can do that. But how do you bring the people to the content? Today, we share how we w…
 
The “old normal” isn’t coming back anytime soon. With Australia and other countries remaining in lockdown, and cases rising even in re-opened places, COVID isn’t in the rearview just yet. That means businesses whose models were upended by the pandemic have to hold out — and adapt — a while longer. Case in point: today’s Q&A Wednesday listener. As t…
 
How do you ignite passion in your life? By focusing on what you want, not what you need. Christine McKay’s guest in this episode is Joseph Drolshagen, Professional Development Coach, Author, and Speaker. Joseph confides in Christine about his journey from working at a job he didn’t like to a career he always wanted to have. Join in the conversation…
 
It’s time to show, not just tell. “Product-led” growth is exactly what it sounds like: letting the product itself be its own primary marketing and sales asset. But while most of us associate the “freemium” model with software products, any product can “lead” growth. You just have to figure out how. That’s what this episode is all about. With exampl…
 
This week, we take a look at a well-reviewed book from a surprising source: rapper turned entrepreneur 50 Cent. Despite growing up in abject poverty and having zero formal business education, Curtis Jackson leveraged what little opportunities he had to achieve wealth. But more importantly, he didn’t just make money. He created a diverse portfolio o…
 
One of the worst mistakes an entrepreneur can make? Treating mental health like an afterthought instead of a priority. After yesterday’s talk on the importance of mental well-being, it’s time to address one big problem: finding the time. Business founders have tight schedules and heaps of responsibility — especially if you’re side-hustling or have …
 
Call it healthy, or call it smart business. Either way, looking after the mental and emotional well-being of your team is critical. Today, we explore how to do that. Year after year, research confirms what we’ve always known: mental health affects the bottom line. A good leader takes an active role in ensuring the internal stability of both themsel…
 
One thing that has really improved in this industry is technology--technology used to be your CRM now its the ability to send targeted ads to age groups, specific geography or category. One thing that is going to get better and better is predictive analytics. All kinds of companies are developing new predictive models. If companies better predict b…
 
What if Amazon was your garage…and post office? “Fulfillment by Amazon:” If you haven’t heard by now, Amazon offers an e-commerce option for those who prefer to outsource the logistics. From warehousing to shipping and returns, Amazon will handle it all for your business — for a price, of course. Is it worth it? It’s Q&A Wednesday, and we’ve got a …
 
Omar M. Khateeb is a marketing leader based in Silicon Valley. He actually started out going to med school before going into marketing. He has developed marketing strategies at two publicly traded surgical robotic companies through their IPOs as well as co-founded and successfully launched a consumer product for men’s fashion. Having successfully c…
 
You can negotiate many things in life, but did you ever think about negotiating for your student loan? Most people don't, but that's not what Daphné Vanessa did. Daphne negotiated for her financial aid and was basically getting paid to go to school. Join host Christine McKay and guests Daphné Vanessa and her partner in crime, Shamiel Rodriguez, tal…
 
Can you create an invincible business? Is there any way to make it so that no matter what happens, your business can survive? From pandemics to market shifts to new tech, the dangers to a startup are varied and unpredictable. How can you prepare for the worst-case scenario(s)? Today, we discuss what you can do to be ready. Of course, you can’t prep…
 
Most people build a business to make money. But what if someone simply tried to build a better solution for a certain audience? What if someone’s idea of success is a better, healthier balance between life, work, and one’s impact on an industry? What if profit wasn’t the priority? John O’Nolan was Deputy Head of Design at WordPress. In terms of bus…
 
Don’t play catch-up. Get into video marketing now! It’s easier than ever — and probably easier for you than you might think. Whether it’s videos on your website, a YouTube channel, or social content, video is almost as important as written content when it comes to wooing your audience. Today, we discuss how to develop and execute your video marketi…
 
Want that “real” office feel — even though your team is remote? Enter the Virtual Office. As a completely remote company since…well, ever, we were looking for ways to keep our distributed team connected long before the pandemic. Recently, we experimented with something new along those lines. And it worked beautifully! Today, we share how we set it …
 
Anyone can get sucked into the black hole of “never done” — especially when things are going well. It’s Q&A Wednesday! We’ve got a listener who’s seeing success, but finds themselves ensnared by it. As the business gains momentum and the stakes become higher, this listener feels more and more pressure to stay at work, all the time. We need to fix t…
 
Growing successfully is the top goal of many business owners. What do you need to do to reach this goal? We answer that question as Christine McKay interviews CEO and co-founder of Oneva Inc, Anita Darden Gardyne. Anita shares her experiences as a woman of color starting in the telecommunications industry and details her rise. We hear about her str…
 
When you think about creating slides, remember ‘Parkinson’s Law.’ It basically states that a task will expand to fill the time you allow for it. Few tasks demonstrate Parkinson’s law better than creating slide presentations! Putting together a great slideshow can take hours — if you let it. Today, we explain how to put some boundaries on the time y…
 
Want authority in your space? There’s no substitute for being a great speaker. Of course, being great at speaking is like being great at anything. It doesn’t happen by accident! And you’ll probably need a little advice — maybe even a little coaching. Fortunately, there’s Michael Port. Michael has built a business empire as the go-to speaking coach …
 
Scott J. Allen, Ph.D., is the Dr. James S. Reid Chair in Management at John Carroll University. He is an associate professor and teaches courses in leadership, management skills, and executive communication. He is also a communications coach, consultant, author, podcast host, and entrepreneur. For almost two decades, he’s worked with clients to imp…
 
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