Heroes Show Deep Dive (extended segment) uncovers interesting territory with Diana Costain a master investor, business builder, and real estate mogul, and Bruce Heide an expert insurance strategist and Mr Personality. David Cogan founder and managing partner of Eliances "The Place Where Entrepreneurs Align" and host of the Eliances Heroes show is joined by special guests and the famous show producer Glue (Christine Jeffries) in an in-depth discussion on a multitude of topics for the benefit of entrepreneurs, investors, and anyone interested in knowing the back side of business. www.eliances.com
Building a great brand and company: "It takes more than capital and time. It takes a great team, innovation, and impeccable customer service." Don Fox CEO of Firehouse Subs is interviewed by David Cogan founder and managing partner of Eliances "The Place Where Entrepreneurs Align and host of Eliances Heroes show on am and fm, and syndicated online. David and Don discuss favorite sandwiches and what it takes to go beyond the brand and build a strong foundation. www.firehousesubs.com www.eliances.com
About pain: "This therapy changes the way treatment is done for pain, it's totally non-invasive and without drugs." Denis Thompson Developer and Patent holder of the ARP Wave Technology is interviewed by David Cogan founder of Eliances and host of the Eliances Heroes show am and fm radio and syndicated online. www.arpwave.com www.eliances.com
PMO as a service? There's Software As A Service, Platform As A Service, and Infrastructure As A Service. Now there's Project Management Office As A Service. Joe Pusz founder and CEO of PMO Squad is interviewed by David Cogan founder and managing partner of Eliances "The Place Where Entrepreneurs Align," and host of the Eliances Heroes show. Joe and David talk about PMO and how outsourcing this crucial facet of business can help companies build stronger operations in their IT projects and other areas of the business. www.thepmosquad.com www.eliances.com
Keep them coming back for more: "The thing about Golden Tee is it makes you feel like a pro golfer, that's the magic of it and what we strive for in all our games." Elaine Hodgson co-creator, co-founder, CEO and President of Incredible Technologies (IT) is interviewed by David Cogan founder and managing partner of Eliances "The Place Where Entrepreneurs Align," and host of the Eliances Heroes show on am & fm and syndicated online. Elaine and David discuss where it all began in 1989 as a basement startup on the side while working as a industrial chemist at Kennedy Space Center. Now IT is known world over as the creator of Golden Tee and many other recognizable games. www.itsgames.com www.eliances.com
On backing and advising startups: "Invest in people, value and guide them; don't micromanage. If you invested in the correct people, they will be successful." Mark Goldston is a champion of startups as a board advisor for TuneGo. He is interviewed by David Cogan founder of Eliances and the Eliances Heroes show on am and fm plus online syndication. Mark and David discuss other successful startups he's invested in, over 170 in total. www.tunego.com www.goldstonventures.com www.eliances.com
Finding opportunities: "Every instance creates a chance to learn. Be willing to work." Steve Jones CEO of Allied Universal is interviewed by David Cogan founder of Eliances and host of the Eliances Heroes show amfm, and syndicated online.
On Ambitiion: "My father was an entrepreneur, he left pretty big footprints." Seth Buechley former President of SOLiD USA and author of the book "Ambition" is interviewed by David Cogan founder of Eliances "The Place Where Entrepreneurs Align" and host of the Heroes show amfm and syndicated online. Seth grew up in a commune in the woods which he told David gave him a unique perspective and outlook on his own potential for achievement.
Secret answer on chicken-and-egg website conundrum "Always start with the supply side of the business. Consumers are fickle, if they go to the site and there isn't anything for them to look at, or no resources they care about, they might never return." Mark Britton, Founder, President and CEO of AVVO (pronounced ah-voh) is interviewed by David Cogan of Eliances Heroes show amfm, and syndicated online. Mark and David discussed the potential impact startups make in the community, "If you're not making something easier or better, what are you doing?" Mark said. He also said to feel the true power of AVVO, just go to the site and post a question. You'll receive answers back in moments. www.avvo.com
Coaching to success: "It's not about you, when you bring along others on your mission it changes for the better and you can be wildly more successful." Mary Henry Owner of Impetus Solutions is interviewed by David Cogan of Eliances Heroes show amfm, syndicated online.
Three components of leading for high performance: "Dare, serve and Perform...First, go to a daring destination. Next, lead with humility and serve the cause, Finally, create conditions for success always." Cheryl Bachelder former CEO Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen is interviewed by David Cogan, founder of Eliances "The Place Where Entrepreneurs Align," and host of the Eliances Heroes show amfm and syndicated online. Cheryl and David discuss the qualities of a good servant leader who thinks of the enterprise and the people in it to know the course. She also learned humility in failure at Kentucky Fried Chicken but overcame challenge with confidence in herself and support from her board of advisors.
On going from "Zero to 100": "When we were in the trenches of creating 9Rounds, I wanted to write a book about the journey; how to grind it out and build from nothing." Shannon "The Cannon" Hudson Co-founder of 9Rounds Kickboxing is interviewed by David Cogan of Eliances Heroes show amfm, and syndicated online. Hudson believes in the concept of E2 which is energy and enthusiasm. www.9round.com
On continual improvement: "We use a methodology called Kaizen in which we regularly reflect on our success, evaluate, and look for opportunities to implement better ways of working both in the product development and the organization." John Incledon CEO and president of Hisamitsu America Corporation, the company that created the brand Salonpas topical pain treatment is interviewed by David Cogan of Eliances Heroes show amfm, and syndicated online. www.salonpas.us
About never saying never: "After selling Kayak to Priceline I thought I was done with the travel industry. I had been doing it for over 10 years. Next thing you know, a year-and-a-half later, I'm in it again." Paul English, Co-Founder of Kayak .com who sold the company for $2.1 Billion to Priceline .com (the co-founder of Priceline also was on the Heroes show), is interviewed by David Cogan of Eliances Heroes show, on amfm and syndicated online. English also quoted Walt Disney, "Once you are moving in the right direction, nothing can stop you."
On finding your super power: "It's a simple question, 'What do you want to do?' Then don't be afraid to do that or be yourself." Neva Lee Recla, founder of Super Power Kids, is interviewed by David Lee Cogan, founder of Eliances "The Place Where Entrepreneurs Align," and host of the Heroes show. Neva is the daughter of Justin Recla who previously appeared on the Heroes show and is the co-founder of The Clear Business Directory. www.nevaleerecla.com
About impeccable customer service, "Treat everyone with the same energy and excitement, from the first to the thousanth. Make sure everyone is comfortable, content, and walks away feeling like it was a great experience. That's what keeps them coming back." Jason David Frank legendary power ranger who's appeared in more than 200 episodes of the long running SabanPower Rangers television show and movies is interviewed by David Cogan founder of Eliances "The Place Where Entrepreneurs Align" and host of the Eliances Heroes show broadcast on am and fm radio and syndicated here. Go to www.eliances.com to learn more and be part of the community. Jason David Frank came on in support of his participation and thanks to Phoenix Comicon. www.phoenixcomicon.com to learn more.
Secret to relieving stress, "Take 15 seconds and take 3 deep breaths." James Kawainui Ancient Hawaiian Healer is interviewed by David Cogan of Eliances Heroes show, amfm and iHeart radio. Other tips and revelations explained.
About inspiring children, "Children need to be around engineering and aviation to help them see STEM careers as a great path." Nova Hall, founder of Flying Over Time is interviewed by David Cogan of Eliances Heroes show amfm, iHeart radio.
Favorite flying moment, "Flew President Bill Clinton on the most important night of his life." Learn the impact it made on Flexjet Chairman and CEO Kenn Ricci in his interview with David Cogan of the Eliances Heroes show amfm, iHeart radio. Ricci received the honor of the Lifetime Aviation Entrepreneur Award which past recipients include Virgin Airlines founder Sir Richard Branson, Southwest Airlines co-founder Herb Kelleher, and FedEx founder Fred Smith.
On being a comic artist: "I've always loved to draw. It's amazing being paid for something you have a passion for and it is your hobby." Tony Parker Eisner Award Winning Artist who's drawn for practically every major comic company including DC, Marvel, and Dark Horse is interviewed by David Cogan of Eliances Heroes show amfm, iHeart radio. Tony's appearance is in support of his participation at Phoenix Comicon visit www.phoenixcomicon.com to learn more.
Simplifying in business: "Buying and selling a home often is a painful experience; definitely one of the most stressful. The industry has experienced little change and it's one of the largest. We bring customers convenience by applying technology." Jaqueline Moor VP of Community Development for OpenDoor is interviewed by David Cogan of Eliances Heroes show amfm, iHeart radio. www.opendoor.com
Having a positive relationship with food: "Simple foods can be nutritious, flavorful and create a life of balance and harmony. Living life with compassion and passion, you can have a life of love and it will be easy for you to be happy."
On finding opportunity: "Ask yourself what problems or frustrations you experience and find a way to make it better for everyone. We created a brand, not a store to solve a problem we couldn't accept." JT Marino Co-Founder of Phoenix's own Tuft and Needle mattress brand is interviewed by David Cogan of Eliances Heroes show amfm, iHeart radio.
About technology fear: "People aren't really that far off from being comfortable with their devices - they are a lot closer than they think. We help them over that hurdle." Matt Munro and Alex Rodas of GroovyTek at your service, at your door, in-person education for devices is interviewed by David Cogan of Eliances Heroes show amfm, iHeart radio. www.groovytek.com
On business: "Leadership is giving power to others." Nick Lowery Kansas City Chiefs Hall of Fame Kicker is interviewed by David Cogan of Eliances Heroes show amfm, iHeart radio.