On business success: "I knew with the community we had built, we were doing something different and it would be hugely successful. Build a business around the success of it." Lauren Jenai co-founder of Crossfit is interviewed by David Cogan of Eliances Heroes show amfm and iHeart radio.
On being positive: "Our mother was always a source of positive in our lives, she would say, 'In life nothing is perfect or easy, focus on what is good.'" Bert Jacobs co-founder of the Life is Good company of products is interviewed by David Cogan of Eliances Heroes show amfm, and iHeart radio.
On building community: "We are inspiring and creating the next generation of entrepreneurs." Olenka Cullinan founder of Rising Tycoons is interviewed by David Cogan of Eliances Heroes show amfm, iHeart radio.
Three tips for children: "Find what you love. Then 1) get in with the industry organizations, 2) Find Mentors to help you on your path 3) Help others looking to do the same or better than you.
About being a new business owner: "It's easier to start -- Be your best every day, surround yourself with mentors and get ready for a lot of work." Hal Shelton is interviewed by David Cogan of Eliances Heroes show amfm, iHeart radio show.
On following dreams: "Never let reality get in the way of your dreams." William Chandler and Dr. Sam are interviewed by David Cogan of Eliances Heroes show amfm, iHeart radio.
Learned in entrepreneurism: "It's best to try than to not try." Expressing Yoda-like wisdom. Jim Estill is interviewed by David Cogan of Eliances Heroes Show amfm, iHeart radio.
About the gaming industry... "It's a huge gamble to stay competitive and remain competitive in the industry. It takes a great team concept, and it's just that which helped make me who I am today." Kenneth Manuel CEO Gila River Indian Community is interviewed by David Cogan of Eliances Heroes show amfm, iHeart radio.
"Be open to opportunities and lead by your passion." John Rotche CEO Title Boxing Club is interviewed by David Cogan of Eliances Heroes show amfm, iHeart radio.
Claim to fame... "I was on the team that knocked off Bobby Knight's Hoosiers in his last March Madness." Dustin Johnson Managing Partner of Adakai Holdings is interviewed by David Cogan of Eliances Heroes show amfm, iHeart radio.
Tip for crowdfunding..."If your own mother won't fund you, no one else will." Slava Rubin co-founder of Indiegogo is interviewed by David Cogan of Eliances Heroes show amfm, iHeart radio.
Learned at Playboy..."Don't touch the merchandise."
Hayut Yogev creator of Reach or Miss podcast is interviewed by David Cogan of Eliances Heroes show amfm, iHeart radio. Hayut and David talk about her extensive and expert experience in the marketing industry helping startups succeed with her company Gaia VSM. After working with many name-recognized companies, Hayut recognized she could help even more companies trying to find their way with her podcast for entrepreneurs Reach or Miss. https://www.facebook.com/REACHORMISS/
Wade Dyke CEO of Great Hearts America is interviewed by David Cogan of Eliances Heroes show amfm, iHeart radio. David and Wade discuss the values and culture at Great Hearts Academy schools. The schools work to cultivate truth, beauty, and goodness in all of its students one classroom at a time. More than 98 percent of graduating student from Great Hearts go on to college. His advice for students, "Do your homework, pay attention in class, and ask for help when you need it."
Christine Todd Whitman former Governor and EPA Administrator is interviewed by David Cogan of Eliances Heroes show amfm, iHeart radio. Christine and David discuss her days as Governor of New Jersey and as EPA Administrator under President George W. Bush in addition to her current consulting practice. David learns about Christine's biggest concern in protecting human health and the environment. She tells David about some of the exciting new developments coming out of Princeton and others she consults. She appears on news shows as a source for commentary and was nominated for the Heroes show by hdbroadcastaz.com
Steve Chucri President of the Arizona Restaurant Association is interviewed by David Cogan of Eliances Heroes show amfm, iHeart radio. Steve and David talk where the best places to eat in the Phoenix Metro are, and trends in automated ordering with kiosks popping up all over. Steve tells David that it's not about restaurants, it's the restaurant business. Steve also talks about what he hopes to teach his children, and the impact customer service has on success. "Take a deep breath, throttle back and find a place to make a difference."
Wayde King and Brett Raymer of reality tv show TANKED on Animal Planet are interviewed by David Cogan of Eliances Heroes show amfm, iHeart radio. Wayde was minding his own business when he did a project at the Raymer house and met his future wife and business partners in the client home. Brett is the outgoing sales person of the operation. Both believe if their clients "can dream it, they can build it." They have built dream aquariums for some pretty well-known clients including Jason Aldean, Steve Aoki, Prince Fielder, Shaq, Sherri Shephard, and Penn & Teller. "Whatever you dream, and what you love to do, build your life around it."
Thomas Dolby Musician and MTV Icon is interviewed by David Cogan of Eliances Heroes show amfm, iHeart. Thomas and David talk the early days of electronic music, and the benefit it afforded Thomas being able to meet and play with his most revered heroes in music like David Bowie and others. Thomas explained that tech in the late 70s was rarified; he found the system he used in a dumpster and worked to learn it. They also discuss Thomas's experience producing and acting as a studio and tour musician for some of the biggest acts in the industry. He also was the original Music Director for the TED Conference, and was at the first Digital Music Conference where the fate of music online was discussed. "Reflect your daily experience in your work; what is real to you is quite possibly real to others as well. It exhibits integrity and authenticity."
Danny Govberg Owner Govberg Watches is interviewed by David Cogan of Eliances Heroes show amfm, iHeart radio. Govberg is the oldest privately owned watch retailer in the United States and has sold some of the most expensive luxury brands like Patek Phillipe, Rolex and others. Govberg's OnTime application is the ultimate mobile companion for watch enthusiasts to buy, trade or sell watches directly from their phone. Govberg describes the app as the watch collector's complete toolbox, including a news aggregator and direct access to watches any enthusiast would surely covet. "Make sure you're friends with your family before going into business with them; it requires ongoing open communication and dedication to making it work."
John Heffner CEO of Drybar is interviewed by David Cogan of Eliances Heroes show amfm, iHeart radio. Joh tells David about the services Drybar offers, what the most requested is, and the products they sell to clients. In a company 70 percent driven by women clientele, they have to know their hair and the most popular styles today. Drybar's focus is to do one thing really well, and David and John reveal the secret to getting repeat customers.
Greg Head of www.greghead.com is interviewed by David Cogan of Eliances Heroes.com. Greg and David talk about the early CRM industry wiht ACT! software and Saleslogix of which Greg was a part of both. He later joined another well-known small business CRM offering, Infusionsoft, as Cheif Marketing Officer. Greg now does speaking engagements and coaches business owners about the pitfalls to avoid in running a startup.
Leigh Steinberg CEO Steinberg Sports is interviewed by David Cogan of Eliances Heroes show amfm, iHeart radio. Leigh is known as the true life inspiration for the movie Jerry McGuire starring Tom Cruise about the inner-workings of the high-pressure world of sports agents. Leigh was called "The Most Powerful Person in Sports" by The Sporting News. David and Leigh discuss a topic that's important to Leigh, bullying prevention. He cited 40% of all kids report having been bullied at one time or another. Leigh encourages all athletes in his portfolio to work with kids at their high school and college to help pave the way for the next group of athletes and non-athletes as well. David and Leigh talk about how not all the sports is glamorous, and the hard work that goes into developing Steinberg clients for their big time play in the world and not just on in the stadiums and arenas where they excel. "Look for opportunities to create change, don't wait for 'them' to do it."
Nicole Polizzi aka Snooki of MTV reality TV show Jersey Shore and others is interviewed by David Cogan of Eliances Heroes show amfm, iHeart radio. Nicole and David talk about Nicole's growth from the Jersey Shore show that gained media and fan attention for crazy escapades in nightclubs and at "home" to Snooki and JWOW, then Nicole and Jionni. Nicole tells David about her memories(or lack of) of being a reality TV queen and the great opportunities it afforded her. Nicole is very much a "tell it like it is" person which makes her relatable. It makes viewer more comfortable in thinking, "OK, I'm not the only one." She shares her advice for her children and what she would tell her younger self.
Peter Engel Producer of Saved By the Bell and Last Comic Standing is interviewed by David Cogan of Eliances Heroes show amfm, iHeart. Peter and David discuss the success Engel experienced with Saved By The Bell and how it impacted him. Peter went on to produce other Saturday morning hits like California Dreams and more. Peter also produced the great "Last Comic Standing" show.
David McCourt CEO Chairman of Granahan McCourt Capital is interviewed by David Cogan of Eliances Heroes show amfm, iHeart radio. David and David talk technology in this segment, particularly how McCourt sold his Corporate Communications Network to MFS Communications and eventually to WorldCom for $14Billion. McCourt also is an Emmy winning TV show producer (PBS Kids Reading Rainbow, and a 10-part documentary "What's Going On?"). David discusses the best spot to invest both money and effort in businesses - listen to learn. "Look at things a brand new way and be smart enough not to be afraid."