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.
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
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 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.
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.
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."
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."
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.
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."
Marc Joseph Founder and CEO of Dollar Days is interviewed by David Cogan of Eliances Heroes show amfm iHeart radio. Marc founded Dollar Days which is the premier wholesaler and closeout company designed to help small and medium businesses get the high-quality goods they need to grow their businesses at lower prices - case-by-case, because that's all you have to buy. Most popular items are backpacks, blankets, and flip flops. You won't believe the most unique, which he tells David about in their interview.
Doug Cavanaugh founder of Ruby's Diner is interviewed by David Cogan of Eliances Heroes show amfm, iHeart radio. Doug was inspired to open the 40s style diner one night on a run near Balboa pier in Newport Beach California. With the help of his father and his mother's good name, he opened the first Ruby's Diner in 1982. Doug and David talk about the importance of family, believing in yourself and never quitting in this insightful talk. Doug build his business from the ground up and has given back throughout his career and continues to guide the Ruby's collection of diners across the Nation.
Jeff Hoffman Co-Founder Priceline dot com is interviewed by David Cogan of Eliances Heroes show amfm, iHeart radio. Before founding the Name Your Price travel website valued at over $50Billion Jeff sold his first startup company to American Express, powering the walk-up kiosk systems printing boarding passes at airports. With Priceline, Jeff said he planned to do nothing different than creating a reverse auction site for travel. He explained to David that the goal originally was to be the all source reverse auction for anything, however they were so successful they decided to stick with the formula. Jeff is an active mentor, and is ont he boards of several startups. He also is a trusted advisor to presidents of the United States on internet technology and emerging concepts. His newest venture, Color Jar provides strategy, consulting, workshops and coaching to entrepreneurs. "Encourage children to try things and explore."
Grayson Harelson, Kirill Bor, and Jack Healy of Solar Mower are interviewed by David Cogan of Eliances Heroes show amfm, iHeart radio. Solar Mower is a Phoenix-based startup by three teens from Sunnyslope and Basis High Schools. They collaborated on a project through the Rising Tycoons young entrepreneur program founded by Olenka Cullinan. For winning pitch night, the boys received mentoring from Caliber Corporation, Inc. and a scholarship to Grand Canyon University. "Don't be afraid to do what you want to do and write down all your ideas."
Dr. John DenBoer of Smart Brain Aging is interviewed by David Cogan of Eliances Heroes show amfm, iHeart radio. Dr. DenBoer is a clinical psychologist who works with clients to stave off early onset of dementia and alzheimer's. His SmartBrain U is a medicare reimbursable online application for introducing new and novel learning. Dr. DenBoer speaks about the fact that 90% of people over the age of 90 have some form of dementia. He says that if someone lives long enough, they will experience it. "Invest in education for your success."
Liliana Lovell Creator of Coyote Ugly Saloon is interviewed by David Cogan of Eliances Heroes show amfm, iHeart radio. Liliana is the founder and owner of the original cowboy bar. She talks with David about her post-collegiate job on Wall Street doing investment banking and found her part time job of tending bar more lucrative in her early career. Liliana was in talks to start a fast casual health food restaurant when Hollywood came calling about the "Coyote Ugly" movie she inspired. "Passion is great, but it takes a lot of research and knowledge to make it successful."
Amy Mancuso owner Amy Mancuso Events is interviewed by David Cogan of Eliances Heroes show amfm, iHeart radio. Amy and David talk about the showstopping events Amy creates for her high-profile clients like preferred hotels and resorts in Arizona. Named Wedding Consultant of the Year, Mancuso talks about the best way to keep everything under control when planning an event. She likens her event management to a conductor of an orchestra who is the glue that holds the symphony together and helps everyone perform at their best.
Candice Galek founder of Bikini Luxe is interviewed by David Cogan of Eliances Heroes show amfm, iHeart radio. Candice founder her swim and resort wear company after a successful modeling career. She infamously took on the establishment of LinkedIn pushing the limits of perceived appropriateness with her posts of bikini clad models and attracting tons of attention from opinionated LinkedIn users. Candice and David discuss her business and partnerships with stars like Marc Anthony, his model wife, and others.