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21 minutes | Mar 13, 2019
My 5th start up and I didn't even want to be an Entrepreneur
In Flashpoint Episode 4 (Part 1) Dennis Mortensen, the CEO and founder of x.ai, discusses artificial intelligence software that allows a 100% virtual assistant to schedule meetings for you. While that's interesting enough, Dennis' story is even better. In Part 1 of our interview you will learn about why Dennis wanted nothing to do with entrepreneurship and how he figured just "falling in line" was more tangible. As you can imagine the entrepreneurial DNA is inescapable and he began a run of multiple startups realizing that well 99% or startups FAIL. Did that / does that scare him? Watch to find out! x.ai: https://x.ai/https://www.linkedin.com/in/dennismortensen/https://twitter.com/DennisMortensen?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Eauthorhttps://medium.com/@dennismortensenhttps://www.instagram.com/dennismortensen/?hl=enhttps://www.youtube.com/channel/UCuS7VvtQ9btxIYrp2ycg7nA
44 minutes | Feb 21, 2019
Flashpoint E3: Christina Nicholson, From Reporter to Media Maven
In the beginning of November, as I was still figuring out Youtube, Instagram, and Podcasting, Christina agreed to be a guest of mine. This is back before I realized in person interviews was the only way to go. Lucky for me she was on FIRE! I love this podcast because Christina aka Christina All Day was a young reporter who had the rude awakening that doing what she loved didn’t necessarily mean that she was going to make lots of money. The hustle and grind of reporting ultimately would lay the foundation for her starting her own business in an effort to solve one simple problem: She wasn’t operating on her own terms. Family time, fun, and efficiency were all buried under trying to balance her unpredictable work schedule along with her husband’s. Media Maven, Christina’s agency, is thriving and those problems are an afterthought because she turned her expertise of the industry into a way to help others. The byproduct? A greater sense of freedom, building a great team, happy clients, and still getting to do some reporting!What you’ll hear:-Why the TV reporting doesn’t pay so well-What life was like in the Bronx-Why she reports-The importance of a coach-The early challenges of entrepreneurship-Work vs Family - does anybody win?-Social Media and Personal branding tipsMediamaven: https://www.mediamavenandmore.com/Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/mediamavenandmore/IG: https://www.instagram.com/christinaallday/Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCrhfgYoT8cd3XIWzRzafo4w
37 minutes | Feb 15, 2019
Flashpoint E2: James Orsini, Vayner X’s Secret Sauce
“ I am a leader because people follow me, not because I’m in charge or I tell them to.”
34 minutes | Feb 8, 2019
Flashpoint E1: Dorie Clark
In November 2018, I was invited to a fireside chat at Deloitte University to talk to a group of transitioning service members. This is part of Deloitte's incredible commitment to veterans that helps prepare them for "the outside" with intensive lectures, activities, and speakers. This is called the CORE LEADERSHIP PROGRAM. When I attended the program as a participant in 2015, I vividly remember Dorie Clark addressing our class with tips on establishing our personal brands. It was no accident that Deloitte saw how incredibly valuable Dorie and her book "Reinventing You" could be to a contingent like ours. She was offered a contract through 2020 and to date has addressed over 20 CORE classes! In the 3 years that passed, Dorie wrote two more books and continued to explore her passions in the same manner she advises her audiences to. After watching Dorie speak so charismatically again this time around I knew I had to ask her for an interview. Lucky for me, she happily agreed. We discuss success, failure, patience, and ...networking in this episode. Dorie has a brilliant mind is dedicated to personal and professional marketing strategies. Please enjoy and smash the "subscribe" button!
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