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Warren Rustand - Paper Napkin Wisdom

Keeping Track of True Growth – Warren Rustand (Entrepreneur, Mentor, Leader)

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Warren Rustand has created, led and grown many successful private, public and not-for-profit entities. He is currently the CEO of Providence Service Corp and has a long and distinguished career serving a Chief Executive or in senior-level leadership positions with numerous other organizations. Warren is a frequent speaker on leadership, business, families, and personal development, and contributes to Paper Napkin…

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Define. Measure. Manage! – Mark Moses (Entrepreneur, Coach, Speaker)

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Listen to the Podcast here: Mark Moses is one of the world’s foremost coaches of entrepreneurs. After starting his first business at age 19, he went on to build and sell two firms during his entrepreneurial career and now focuses on helping entrepreneurs increase profitability and accelerate growth. In his Paper Napkin, Mark shares: “If you can’t define it, you…

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The Most Practical Success Tool – Patrick Gentempo (Entrepreneur, Innovator)

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Patrick Gentempo [link] is the proverbial “man of many hats.”  The biography on his website [link] details many of those hats – from National Karate Champion to soap opera actor to chiropractor to devoted husband and father – but, from a business standpoint, Patrick describes himself as being in “Act 3” of his career, which includes heading his holding company,…

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Mikki Williams - Paper Napkin Wisdom

Be Outrageous! – Mikki Williams (Entrepreneur, Speaker)

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Mikki Williams is a motivational speaker of twenty-seven years and a nine-time entrepreneur, in addition to being a trainer, consultant, coach, author, multimedia personality, and self-described mensch (Yiddish for “very real human being”).  But listing Mikki’s many labels and accomplishments hardly begins to get to the core of who she is.  One look at her website, and it is clear that…

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Deron Quon - Paper Napkin Wisdom

Three Steps to Greatness – Deron Quon (Chairman, California Teleservices Inc)

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Deron Quon is Chairman of California Teleservices Inc. and co-founder of menus.com and Datassential, a research company focused on the food industry.  In addition, he is my classmate at MIT’s Entrepreneurial Masters Program. Deron shared with me an interesting three-part Paper Napkin Wisdom: To Be Great: Do great things. Inspire greatness in others. Teach others to be great. To Be Great:…

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Brad Howard - Paper Napkin Wisdom

Adversity is Inevitable – Brad Howard (President, Trend Nation)

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Brad Howard keeps busy. In addition to being a husband, a father, and one of my classmates in MIT’s Entrepreneurial Masters Program, he is a serial entrepreneur, having been involved in over a dozen successful start-ups. In his capacity as founder and President of Trend Nation LLC, an incubator specializing in e-commerce, marketing, and logistics, he has garnered recognition for…

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Patrick Ellis - Paper Napkin Wisdom

Challenge Builds Character – Patrick Ellis (President, Blue Note Wines)

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Patrick Ellis is the President of Blue Note Wines & Spirits. While he is passionate about wine, he is also passionate about family and, as I learned when I spoke with him, there are similarities in his approaches to business and family. It was in regard to those similarities that Patrick directed his Paper Napkin Wisdom: “Raising children should be…

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Adam Robinson - Hireology

Get Out of Their Way! – Adam Robinson (Founder, CEO of Hireology)

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Adam Robinson is the co-founder and CEO of Hireology, which produces a web-based software platform that assists companies in the hiring process from end-to-end. Initially a self-described “accidental entrepreneur,” Adam has since developed an immense passion for entrepreneurship and he donates time to multiple leadership programs, including Entrepreneurs Organization. In addition, he serves on the Board of Advisors for DePaul…

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Sonny Vu - Paper Napkin Wisdom

Like Your Team – Sonny Vu (CEO & Founder Misfit Wearables)

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Sonny Vu is the founder of the award-winning Misfit Wearables, who design highly wearable computing products. In addition, he is the founder and former CEO of AgaMatrix, makers of the world’s first iPhone-connected hardware medical device. Sonny’s Paper Napkin Wisdom is very to-the-point: “Only work with people you like.” But is it realistic? When Sonny first heard this insight from…

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Jill Lublin - Paper Napkin Wisdiom

Is Your Business Your Message? – Jill Lublin (Speaker, Author)

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Jill Lublin is a public relations specialist, international speaker, best-selling author, and self-described “messenger of messengers” passionate about helping others to create a footprint in the marketplace. Unsurprisingly, she has created a considerable footprint for herself through seminars, books, and countless appearances in print and broadcast media. Jill’s thought-provoking Paper Napkin Wisdom speaks to the heart of her philosophy about…

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Kathy Colace - Paper Napkin Wisdom

A Gift to Yourself – Kathy Colace (Founder JBN & Associates)

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Kathy Colace is the founder and managing partner of JBN & Associates, LLC, an executive search firm with the motto “Strengthening Companies. Building Careers.” She is also the mother of three adult children (after whom her company is named) and my classmate at MIT’s Entrepreneurial Masters Program. It was amid one of our classes that Kathy produced the following Paper…

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Erin Weed - Paper Napkin Wisdom

Digging Your Freedom – Erin Weed (Founder Evoso Inc, Author, Speaker)

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Erin Weed is the founder and CEO of evoso, a consultancy firm that helps people to develop speeches. She has been an entrepreneur since college, when the murder of one of her sorority sisters motivated her to scrap plans to work in television production so she could teach young women about self-defense and personal safety in a way that was…

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Predictable Leadership, Predictable Success

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I remember having my mind rocked a few years ago while attending an elite entrepreneurs-only education program at MIT and Verne Harnish introduced the notion that Leadership, when done right, means that we are beating a drum like the heartbeat of the company. Part of that is consistency in our message, he said. Verne suggested that we’re doing it right…

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Syed Sultan Ahmed - Paper Napkin Wisdom

What do You Stand For? – Syed Sultan Ahmed (Founder, Edumedia India)

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Syed Sultan Ahmed is a first generation entrepreneur and a real change maker. His organization, EDUMEDIA, is one that enriches the lives of children and works to educate and provide life skills to children all over India. He is a charismatic and passionate person who truly loves what he does. In his Paper Napkin Wisdom, Sultan says: “If you don’t…

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My Personal Dashboard

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I had a great conversation, if only by text, with the incredible Alex Charfen this weekend and he made a comment about metrics to measure in my personal life, which got me wondering about creating for myself a personal dashboard. The concept of a dashboard in my business is not a new thing to me. In fact, I’m a huge…

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