Mark Blount NBA player with Heat, Celtics and more is interviewed by David Cogan of Eliances Heroes show amfm, iHeart radio. Mark talks with David about his 10-year career in the NBA and how the experience prepared him for post-player life in business. Mark diversified his focus post-NBA with real estate and owns franchises for Cinnabon.He also started his Seven Wellness organization designed to bring fitness and nutrition to underprivileged kids. David also finds out who Mark's mentor was in the NBA. "You have to keep an eye out for opportunities and don't be afraid to learn something new."
Scott McLaine creator of Money Camp Rocks is interviewed by David Cogan of Eliances Heroes show amfm, iHeart radio. Scott directs participants in his program through talking about one of the biggest topics people like to avoid: Money! He shows David how "business gets better when the people in the business get better." Giving secret tips to maximize wealth includes spending less than you make and saving at least 30% of income. "Live your life in the making not just making a living."
Steve Smith Founder CEO of Shark Reach is interviewed by David Cogan of Eliances Heroes show amfm, iHeart radio. Steve and David talk about the meteoric rise of influencer marketing and the increasing push for social and millennial marketing to promote products. Kevin Harrington of Shark Tank fame and 'as-seen-on-TV' is a venture partner in Shark Reach. Steve explains that millennial marketing is a bridge between traditional media and the new social platforms were consumers are found. Facebook, Snapchat and others set the pace for advertising through the use of talent and gaming. "We focus on the high-growth areas of social media and digital marketing."
Kevin Harrington original Shark on TVs Shark Tank is interviewed by David Cogan of Eliances Heroes show amfm, iHeart radio. Kevin talks about how he launched over 20 businesses that he grew to over $100Million in sales each. Mark Burnett, creator for Shark Tank hand picked Harrington for the original Shark Tank show. "You've got to go for the gleam in the eyes and be a leg up on your competition."
Vishu Jhaveri CEO Trinnovate Ventures (investment subsidiary BCBS of AZ) is interviewed by David Cogan of Eliances Heroes show amfm, iHeart radio. Vishu and David talk about the future of healthcare, and changing times in the business of healthcare. The job of healthcare is to be a solver of problems and to share happiness. "We must use our experience as guidance."
Reeve Lindbergh daughter of Charles Lindbergh is interviewed by David Cogan of Eliances Heroes show amfm, iHeart radio. Reeve and David talk about the iconic flight of the Spirit of St. Louis in which her father Charles Lindbergh flew from New York to Paris. Reeve and the Lindbergh Foundation are celebrating the 90th Anniversary of that flight, and looking to include the world in the celebration. They also discuss the "Project Air Shepard" in which the Lindbergh Foundation uses arial drones to watch elephants and rhinoceroses to guard against poaching. "We work with great organizations like the Guggenheim Foundation to work against the problem of aggression and violence."
Gary Shapiro President of the association that puts on the Consumer Electronic Show annually is interviewed by David Cogan of Eliances Heroes. The Consumer Technology Association is the organization that allows the masses to experience new and emerging technology first hand at it's annual event over the course of 4 days in Las Vegas. David and Gary talk about the day-to-day of running the organization, and while you might think he gets to play with cool tech all day, it's not exactly the job. They also discuss what's hot in tech such as Internet of Things, and more smartphone technology to come. "Children should be taught to be innovative."
Carrie Martz co-founder of Clean Light Labs is interviewed by David Cogan of Eliances Heroes show amfm, iHeart radio. Clean Light Labs is the creator of the first UV sanitizer for adult toys. Martz previously was in business with the founder of GoDaddy, and to whom she eventually sold the company. Carrie and David get down talking about the Uvee cleaner, and how it works. "It's good clean fun!"
Jack McCauley founder of Oculus VR is interviewed by David Cogan of Eliances Heroes show amfm, iHeart radio. David and Jack talk about the tech industry and the growth of VR. Jack was the chief engineer behind creating some of the most-recognizable advancements in gaming like Guitar Hero, working for such well-known names as Electronic Arts, Nintendo, Atari, Microsoft, and Activision. And now he's blazing the trail in virtual reality. Oculus VR was sold to Facebook for $2Billion, and what does Jack do? Listen to find out what he's working on now.
Rachelle Pierce founder of Trius Creative is interviewed by David Cogan of Eliances Heroes show amfm, iHeart radio. David and Rachelle discuss the challenges facing companies wanting to compete on a global scale, and those that need to grow globally to remain competitive in the marketplace. Rachelle also talks about the opportunities afforded everyone who remains open to cultural diversity in their business, and the value in finding community around us. Specializing in Spanish, French, Mandarin, and Indian dialects among thirteen languages.
John Montford Texas State Senator and Chancellor Texas Tech University is interviewed by David Cogan of Eliances Heroes show amfm, iHeart radio. John in his tenure at TTU helped elevate the university's standing and raised funds and facilitated $1Billion in new construction and campus upgrades, guiding overall growth. As a State Senator for 14 years, he sponsored over 500 bills including groundbreaking work in civil justice. He talks with David about his consulting company in which he has served on over 20 boards. In his book, "Board Games Book" he helps inspire effective leadership and teaches about getting on a board when you're not a household name and more.
Gary Cohen CEO of EZLinks is interviewed by David Cogan of Eliances Heroes show amfm, iHeart radio. Gary is the founder of MusicNow which was sold to AOL and Circuit City. He continued in the music business as a pioneer of the digitization of music sales until joining EZLinks. EZLinks has an application TeeOff.com partnered by the Professional Golf Association. Gary and David talk about the business of music and golf, and Gary shares the secret to finding the perfect niche for growth. "Fun is a core value. We make sure to infuse fun in everything we do."
Vicki Lawrence known for her roles on Mama's Family and the Carol Burnett show is interviewed by David Cogan of Eliances Heroes show amfm, iHeart radio. Vicki and David talk about cellphone usage, and the hive condition that caused Vicki to take on the role of advocate for CIU awareness. For years, Vicki was known as the tough lipped grandma Thelma Mae Harper on Mama's Family. She tells David the business about how to conduct yourself at her dinner table. "I learned from the best and enjoyed it all."
Scott Woolley co-founder Aubio Skincare is interviewed by David Cogan of Eliances Heroes show amfm, iHeart radio. Scott is the long-time business partner of John Paul DeJoria (Paul Mitchell Systems haircare and Patron Spirits companies). They previously partnered on Emmy winning TV Specials and was a concert promoter for acts like Led Zeppelin, Bad Company, and Lou Reed. Aubio focuses on alleviating the struggle those with cold sores face using carnivorous plant technology. "Stay positive, and have focus to achieve all you want in life."
Paul Mockapetris inventor DNS Internet system is interviewed by David Cogan of Eliances Heroes show amfm, iHeart radio. They talk about how the problem of the early internet was solved by a relatively new computer scientist, Mockapetris. David and Paul discuss the inception of the internet as likened to the Wright Brothers first flight which changed the course of travel and history. Threat Stop is Paul's next focus and searches for the best ways to secure the internet for all. He also gives advice about how to thwart would be cyber criminals. "In work, you have to be passionate, look for opportunities, particularly where businesses overlap - that's where you'll find gaps that need bridging."
Michael Peters (aka 'Protector') CEO Lazarus Alliance and Continuum GRC is interviewed by David Cogan of Eliances Heroes show amfm, iHeart radio. David and Michael talk about the biggest threats facing computer users, that being individuals and businesses alike. Internet of Things products flooding our homes makes us even more vulnerable to attacks from cyber criminals. "We are passionate specialists in our work"
Nicholas Andrews founder of Fund My Business AZ is interviewed by David Cogan of Eliances Heroes show amfm, iHeart radio. Nick and David talk about the Jobs Act and how it's making a difference for investors in Arizona. He says that in business, the most important quality is honesty so people learn they can trust you as a partner and know that they have your back. "The Jobs Act is great for the State and allows companies and investors alike opportunities they previously didn't have."
Drew Alcazar founder CEO of Russo and Steele Classic Car Auctions is interviewed by David Cogan of Eliances Heroes show amfm, iHeart radio. Drew knew from a young age that he loved cars and searched to find the perfect parts to rebuild a car himself. He even reveals the one car he still covets. "Cars are a kind of universal language, I've been playing with them my whole life and many are so energized by them."
Mitchell Yow CEO Torque Trends is interviewed by David Cogan of Eliances Heroes show amfm, iHeart radio. Mitchell creates green battery systems for powering fleet vehicles around the world. He strives for zero-footprint and creating ROI for fleet owners. Yow has been published in several magazines internationally. A pioneer like Sir Richard Branson, he builds relationships with companies to help further Electronic Vehicle usage globally. "Clean vehicles are our future if we are to preserve it."
Siggi Hilmarsson creator of Siggi's Dairy is interviewed by David Cogan of Eliances Heroes show amfm, iHeart radio. Siggi was a grad student in New York who missed the traditional skyr yogurt of his Icelandic home. So he set out to re-create his grandmother's recipe then started sharing and selling it at Farmer's Markets. David asks him about the day that Whole Foods called and he had to figure out how to scale quickly. "I think it's sometimes good to be happily ignorant so you can see how far you can go."
Joe Guith President of Cinnabon is interviewed by David Cogan of Eliances Heroes show amfm, iHeart radio. Joe and David talk about the craveable indulgence that makes million's of mouth water at shopping centers all over. Joe creates WOW experiences for his clients and strives to continue to adapt to consumer tastes; Cinnabon works hard to remain at the heart of consumer trends and technology. "Great brands are made by Great People."
Karina Smirnoff Dancing with the Stars Champion is interviewed by David Cogan of Eliances Heroes show amfm, iHeart radio. Karina and David talk about dancing, and what it takes to dance through ones career. When she first started on Dancing with the Stars, Karina didn't realize the strategy to it, and since has reframed her technique for the stage to become a champion on the popular TV show. She also talks about the one star who got her giddy and star-struck. She has her own makeup line and talks about the great quality, and how satisfying it is to reach into her purse and pull out a lipstick wth her own name on it.
Dave Damiani an American Jazz Singer is interviewed by David Cogan of Eliances Heroes show amfm, iHeart radio. Dave and David talk the business of music, and how Damiani was plucked from the bar he was working in. He has worked with some of the big names in music, and tours with America's Got Talent Winner Eugene Landau Murphy and Post-Modern Jukebox singer Hailey Reinhart. Dave sings the old standards from Sinatra and more.
Erin Heit co founder of Vitamin and Smart Water is interviewed by David Cogan of Eliances Heroes show amfm, iHeart radio. They talk about what it takes to build a solid brand and how it was selling the company to Coca Cola for $4Billion and $200 Million. She also co-founded Qurb a healthy shot of energy and WOW Me Tonight a meetup/party workout platform.
Craig Newmark founder of Craigs List is interviewed by David Cogan of Eliances Heroes show amfm, iHeart radio. They discuss how Newmark started Craigs List as a way to let people in his area know of events around town, it grew by leaps and bounds through his dedication to rigorous customer service giving users what they want. Newmark now focuses his effort on bringing awareness and action to causes he believes in with his craigconnects.org. He also reveals some interesting things about the craigs list platform that you'll want to know.