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The Ready SET Soar Hour

The Ready SET Soar Hour

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Show Co-Producers

Ben Isom
Jesse Bowers
Josef Darvas

The Ready SET Soar Hour highlights the local entrepreneurial community in San Diego through weekly interviews.

Our program is co-produced by our SET students and airs Thursdays at 2:00 pm.

Opportunity and Innovation in Photography – Alex Salazar
Alex Salazar  |  Owner of Alexander Salazar Fine Art
Phillip Silverstein  |  Fine Art Photographer

Opportunity and Innovation in Photography – Alex Salazar
Alex Salazar | Owner of Alexander Salazar Fine Art
Phillip Silverstein | Fine Art Photographer

In this episode, the team is joined by Alex Salazar and photographer Phillip Silverstein. They discuss the businesses of photography and art and the room for opportunity and innovation that they offer.

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Responsible Social Entrepreneurship and the Argan Project
Renda Nazzal  |  Founder and CEO of The Argan Project

Responsible Social Entrepreneurship and the Argan Project
Renda Nazzal | Founder and CEO of The Argan Project

In this episode, the team speaks with Renda Nazzal, Founder and CEO of the Argan Project, about the benefits of entrepreneurship in a social setting, and her mission in Morocco with the Argan Project.

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Sex Trafficking and Today’s Youth

Sex Trafficking and Today’s Youth

In this episode, the team discusses sex trafficking and tactics used to recruit vulnerable youth, as well as practical societal solutions to the problem.

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Mass Data Collection and the Facebook Fiasco

Mass Data Collection and the Facebook Fiasco

In this episode, Josef and Jesse discuss the Cambridge Analytica Scandal, as well as individual profiling and data collection through modern technology, and its implications in business and ethical discourse.

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The Short Big: The Rise and Future of Cryptocurrency

The Short Big: The Rise and Future of Cryptocurrency

In this special episode on Crypto-currency, Jesse, Josef, and Charles discuss Bitcoin and its alternatives, as well as the validity and change of the crypto-currency market.

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School Violence, Bike Sharing, Tariffs, and Bad Ideas

School Violence, Bike Sharing, Tariffs, and Bad Ideas

In this episode, Jesse, Josef, Charles, and David talk about the recent uproar and discussion pertaining to violence in schools, as well as the bike sharing business, and its impact in the transportation industry. In addition, the gang shares discourse on international tariffs and Roger Martin’s philosophy on “dumb ideas.”

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Transformative Education and STEM with Nancy Conrad
Nancy Conrad  |  Founder and Chair of the Conrad Foundation

Transformative Education and STEM with Nancy Conrad
Nancy Conrad | Founder and Chair of the Conrad Foundation

In this episode, the team is joined by Nancy Conrad, Chair and Founder of the Conrad Foundation, to discuss transformative education for today’s youth and its relevance to STEM fields.

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SET’s Solving Big Problems: Homelessness and Harassment
Sofia Lowenstein  |  Head of SET High's English Department
Haley Williams  |  SET High Student

SET’s Solving Big Problems: Homelessness and Harassment
Sofia Lowenstein | Head of SET High's English Department
Haley Williams | SET High Student

This week, the team is joined by Sofia Lowenstein and Haley Williams to discuss SET’s Solving Big Problems collective and the co-teaching model, and the measures that students are taking to fight homelessness and sexual harassment.

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Musk Malarkey, SET Shenanigans, and Appreciation of the Arts
Alexander Salazar  |  International Art Dealer (Alexander Salazar Fine Art)

Musk Malarkey, SET Shenanigans, and Appreciation of the Arts
Alexander Salazar | International Art Dealer (Alexander Salazar Fine Art)

In this week’s episode, Jesse and Josef talk about Elon Musk as a “hands-off” entrepreneur and the co-teaching model at SET High. They are then joined by special guest Alexander Salazar, an international art dealer, to talk about individualism in art and the potential for profit in artistry. Alexander's work can be found at alexandersalazarfineart.com

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College Culture and Challenges with Dean William McDonald of the University of Georgia
William McDonald  |  Dean of Students at the University of Georgia

College Culture and Challenges with Dean William McDonald of the University of Georgia
William McDonald | Dean of Students at the University of Georgia

This week, the team is joined by William McDonald, Dean of Students at the University of Georgia, to discuss the implications of standardized testing and the challenges of modern college acceptance.

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Bitcoin Bamboozlery, Sexual Scandals, and Ideation on the Impoverished

Bitcoin Bamboozlery, Sexual Scandals, and Ideation on the Impoverished

In this episode, the team talks about the issues of crypto-currency investments, sexual harassment allegations, and the homeless problem in San Diego.

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Helping the Many Homeless in San Diego with Deacon Jim Vargas
Deacon Jim Vargas  |  CEO of Father Joe's Villages

Helping the Many Homeless in San Diego with Deacon Jim Vargas
Deacon Jim Vargas | CEO of Father Joe's Villages

In this episode, the team is joined by Deacon Jim Vargas, CEO of Father Joe’s Villages. Together, they pragmatically discuss solutions for the homeless problem, use of funding, and social dilemmas.

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Cryptocurrency and Micro-financing with Michael Alden
Michael Alden  |  CEO of Blue Vase Marketing

Cryptocurrency and Micro-financing with Michael Alden
Michael Alden | CEO of Blue Vase Marketing

This week, the team is once again joined by Michael Alden, CEO of Blue Vase Marketing, to talk about the recent prominence of crypto-currency and micro-financing in entrepreneurship.

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Improvement, Drive, and the Entrepreneur’s Mindset with Michael Alden
Michael Alden  |  CEO, Blue Vase Marketing

Improvement, Drive, and the Entrepreneur’s Mindset with Michael Alden
Michael Alden | CEO, Blue Vase Marketing

In this episode, the team talks with Michael Alden, CEO of Blue Vase Marketing and author of “Ask More, Get More.” Together, they discuss, the drive necessary to succeed in modern business ventures and the importance of the mundane, as well as Alden’s newest book, “Blueprint to Business.”

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Television and the City of San Diego with Ken Kramer
Ken Kramer  |  Host, About San Diego

Television and the City of San Diego with Ken Kramer
Ken Kramer | Host, About San Diego

This week, we have KPBS television personality Ken Kramer on the show, and we talk about the television industry, networking, and a few stories from his show, “About San Diego”.

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Charles Quirk and Jeff Carver: First Impressions and the Wonders of Work Ethic
Charles Quirk  |  Attorney
Jeff Carver  |  Attorney

Charles Quirk and Jeff Carver: First Impressions and the Wonders of Work Ethic
Charles Quirk | Attorney
Jeff Carver | Attorney

This week, the team, along with Jeff Carver (motolaw.com), talk with Charles Quirk, a veteran attorney, and discuss intriguing topics involving law, persuasion, and efficiency.

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Consumer Relationships and the Golden Rule with Frank Hermes and Jeff Carver
Frank Hermes
Jeff Carver  |  Attorney

Consumer Relationships and the Golden Rule with Frank Hermes and Jeff Carver
Frank Hermes
Jeff Carver | Attorney

In this episode, we speak with Frank Hermes and Jeff Carver about the Golden Rule, and it’s application in business, relationships, and everyday life.

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Finding an Audience with Wade Taylor
Wade Taylor  |  President of wsradio.com

Finding an Audience with Wade Taylor
Wade Taylor | President of wsradio.com

In this episode, the team speaks with Wade Taylor, the President of wsradio.com and the show’s audio engineer, about finding a place in a particular market and finding, targeting, and appealing to specific audiences.

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The Progression of Media and the Art of Listening with Steve Atkinson
Steve Atkinson  |  Co-Anchor, KGTV ABC10 News

The Progression of Media and the Art of Listening with Steve Atkinson
Steve Atkinson | Co-Anchor, KGTV ABC10 News

This week, Steve Atkinson of ABC10 News (goo.gl/gY9rTe) joins us to discuss adaptation in the media and news industry and the state of the listening audiences.

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Success in Franchising with Patrick Pounders
Patrick Pounders  |  CEO of BizVen Inc.

Success in Franchising with Patrick Pounders
Patrick Pounders | CEO of BizVen Inc.

In this episode, we talk to Patrick Pounders, CEO of BizVen Inc., about the dynamics of franchising, economics, and success in the industry of franchises.

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Jeff Carver: Storytelling, the Court of Law, and “Returning to the 1”
Jeff Carver  |  Attorney at Law

Jeff Carver: Storytelling, the Court of Law, and “Returning to the 1”
Jeff Carver | Attorney at Law

This week, we are joined by Jeff Carver, (motolaw.com) a veteran attorney, motorist, and musician. Through captivating tales of his experiences, Jeff shares valuable and entertaining advice to better utilize storytelling to improve likability and perception.

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Renewability in Biotechnology with Jeff Martin
Jeff Martin  |  CEO of Yulex Corp.

Renewability in Biotechnology with Jeff Martin
Jeff Martin | CEO of Yulex Corp.

In this episode, we are joined by Jeff Martin, CEO of Yulex, and discuss the impact of universities in business and renewability in the industry of biotechnology.

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Methods to Operational and Executive Excellence with Jason Stewart
Jason Stewart  |  CEO/Founder of Epic Fighting, Realtor

Methods to Operational and Executive Excellence with Jason Stewart
Jason Stewart | CEO/Founder of Epic Fighting, Realtor

In this episode, Jason Stewart, Realtor and Founder/CEO of Epic Fighting, (jasonstewart.org) joins us on the air and discusses great methods for executive operation and optimal productivity.

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The Ready, Set, Soar Hour: Behind the Scenes

The Ready, Set, Soar Hour: Behind the Scenes

This week, Jesse, Josef, and Camden talk about the future of the show, their experience at SET High, and the affairs that play into the production of the Ready, Set, Soar hour. The team also brings Ben, the Public Relations Manager, into the studio for a brief conversation.

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Omar Passons: How Children can Learn to be Socially Responsible and Civically Active
Omar Passons  |  Candidate for County Supervisor, 4th District San Diego, and Political Activist

Omar Passons: How Children can Learn to be Socially Responsible and Civically Active
Omar Passons | Candidate for County Supervisor, 4th District San Diego, and Political Activist

Omar Passons, Candidate for County Supervisor, 4th District San Diego, and Political Activist (omarpassons.com) discusses how we can engage our youth in society and community service.

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Personal Growth and Self-Worth: Chris Nielson, Awakening Coach, Poet, and Speaker
Chris Nielson  |  Awakening Coach and Speaker

Personal Growth and Self-Worth: Chris Nielson, Awakening Coach, Poet, and Speaker
Chris Nielson | Awakening Coach and Speaker

This week, we speak with Chris Nielson, an Awakening Coach and entrepreneur, about public speaking, overcoming negativity, and finding confidence and self-worth.

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Leadership and Culture: Frank Tirelli, Former CEO of Deloitte Italy, West Region Deloitte US, and Herbalife International
Frank Tirelli  |  Former CEO of Deloitte Italy, West Region Deloitte US, and Herbalife International

Leadership and Culture: Frank Tirelli, Former CEO of Deloitte Italy, West Region Deloitte US, and Herbalife International
Frank Tirelli | Former CEO of Deloitte Italy, West Region Deloitte US, and Herbalife International

This week we bring back Frank Tirelli, Former CEO of Deloitte Italy, West Region Deloitte US, and Herbalife International. We discuss what makes a great leader, company culture, and the importance of education. We also get a question from an outside caller.

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Cultural Focus: Sara Jensen, VP Business Development and Sean Ring Business Development Manager of Innovative Employee Solutions
Sara Jensen  |  Vice President, Business Development
Sean Ring  |  Business Development Manager

Cultural Focus: Sara Jensen, VP Business Development and Sean Ring Business Development Manager of Innovative Employee Solutions
Sara Jensen | Vice President, Business Development
Sean Ring | Business Development Manager

This week on the Ready SET Soar Hour we are joined by Sara Jensen, VP Business Development and Sean Ring Business Development Manager of Innovative Employee Solutions. We discuss the importance of having company, the role of the ‘informal leader’, and what makes a great leader. We also learn about Sean’s experience with a tiger.

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Public Relations: A Journey in to the Public Mind-Indra Gardiner Bowers, CEO of i.d.e.a.
Indra Gardiner Bowers  |  CEO of i.d.e.a.

Public Relations: A Journey in to the Public Mind-Indra Gardiner Bowers, CEO of i.d.e.a.
Indra Gardiner Bowers | CEO of i.d.e.a.

This week on the Ready SET Soar! hour we are joined by Indra Gardiner Bowers, CEO of i.d.e.a., for a discussion on creativity, clientele satisfaction, and consumer innovation. As with Paul M. Bowers, this week is a special week in that Jesse Bowers, Indra’s son, is the interviewer.

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SET For Life: Jake Serrano, Alum, Visits from 20 Years In The Future
Jake Serrano

SET For Life: Jake Serrano, Alum, Visits from 20 Years In The Future
Jake Serrano

An outstanding interview with Jake Serrano, which takes place 20 years into the future. Listen to the success he’s enjoyed, the impact that SET had on his life, and the focus of his VC firm, Argus, as well as his continued passion for family and giving back.

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Cultural Identity: Tom Cesarini, Executive Director and Founder of Convivio
Tom Cesarini  |  Executive Director and Founder of Convivio

Cultural Identity: Tom Cesarini, Executive Director and Founder of Convivio
Tom Cesarini | Executive Director and Founder of Convivio

This week we are joined by the Founder and Executive Director of Convivio, Tom Cesarini. We discuss entrepreneurship in community outreach, cultural identity and how entrepreneurship can impact a community. We also learned the meaning behind convivio.

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Capturing Success: Paul M Bowers, Owner of Paul M Bowers Creative
Paul M Bowers  |  Owner of Paul M Bowers Creative

Capturing Success: Paul M Bowers, Owner of Paul M Bowers Creative
Paul M Bowers | Owner of Paul M Bowers Creative

This week we interview Paul M Bowers, Owner of Paul M Bowers Creative. We discuss what it takes to be self-employed, how to capture the soul in photography and the future of society. This is a special interview with his son being a co-host.

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Finding Success: Frank Tirelli, Former CEO of Deloitte Italy, West Region Deloitte US, and Herbalife International
Frank Tirelli  |  Former CEO, Deloitte Italy, West Region Deloitte US, and Herbalife International

Finding Success: Frank Tirelli, Former CEO of Deloitte Italy, West Region Deloitte US, and Herbalife International
Frank Tirelli | Former CEO, Deloitte Italy, West Region Deloitte US, and Herbalife International

This week we are joined by Former CEO of Deloitte Italy, West Region Deloitte US, and Herbalife International, Frank Tirelli. We discuss what makes an impactful teacher, how disruption produces great ideas, and Frank’s 5 attributes of success. We also get to learn what the beginning stages of Frank’s life were like.

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Public Connections: Arika Daniels & Denise Scatena, Founding Partners, ScatenaDaniels
Arika Daniels & Denise Scatena  |  Founding Partners, ScatenaDaniels

Public Connections: Arika Daniels & Denise Scatena, Founding Partners, ScatenaDaniels
Arika Daniels & Denise Scatena | Founding Partners, ScatenaDaniels

This show we are joined by the Founding Partners of ScatenaDaniels, Arika Daniels & Denise Scatena. We discuss the importance of relationships within any business, the storytelling of PR, and keeping up with expectation. We also learn a little about the history of ScatenaDaniels.

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Pubilc Relations: Jamie Reyes & Claudia Huizar, Co-Founders, Luxuria Public Relations
Jamie Reyes & Claudia Huizar  |  Co-Founders, Luxuria Public Relations

Pubilc Relations: Jamie Reyes & Claudia Huizar, Co-Founders, Luxuria Public Relations
Jamie Reyes & Claudia Huizar | Co-Founders, Luxuria Public Relations

This week we are joined by the Co-Founders of Luxuria Public Relations, Jamie Reyes & Claudia Huizar with guest host Drew Schlosberg. We discuss how a friendship and passion in college became the drive that gave birth to Luxuria Public Relations. We also talk about what is public relations.

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Capital Funding: Robert Baizer, Principal, Veraison Capital Management
Robert Baizer  |  Principal, Veraison Capital Management

Capital Funding: Robert Baizer, Principal, Veraison Capital Management
Robert Baizer | Principal, Veraison Capital Management

This week we are joined by the Principal of Veraison Capital Management, Robert Baizer. We discuss his involvement in theater and its connection to capital management, the behind the curtain process of funding rounds, and what makes an entrepreneur fundable. We also include a bit about on the Jersey Boys.

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Teaching Entrepreneurship: Dr. Kyle Murphy, Pepperdine University
Dr. Kyle Murphy  |  Practitioner Faculty of Strategy

Teaching Entrepreneurship: Dr. Kyle Murphy, Pepperdine University
Dr. Kyle Murphy | Practitioner Faculty of Strategy

A great conversation with entrepreneur and Professor of Entrepreneurship at Pepperdine University, Dr. Kyle Murphy. We discuss his early life growing up in an entrepreneurial household, the influence on his life and the purpose of teaching entrepreneurship. We also discuss his special connection to Campbell’s Chicken Soup!

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Driving A Passion For Reading: Emily Moberly, CEO, Traveling Stories
Emily Moberly  |  CEO, Travelling Stories

Driving A Passion For Reading: Emily Moberly, CEO, Traveling Stories
Emily Moberly | CEO, Travelling Stories

In this show, we chat with Emily Moberly, the award winning CEO of Traveling Stories, a non-profit with an amazing mission: create a love for reading in all children by the 4th Grade. We discuss the low literacy rates in many young minds and the need to provide access to books, inspire a love for reading by finding enjoyable books to read and rewarding children who are taking action and reading! Emily shares how her passion for reading and giving back was fired up early in life and the road that led to this San Diego gem of a company with a national mission.

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BrandMan: Winning Ideas From Les Kollegian, CEO, Jacob Tyler
Les Kollegian  |  CEO, Jacob Tyler

BrandMan: Winning Ideas From Les Kollegian, CEO, Jacob Tyler
Les Kollegian | CEO, Jacob Tyler

This episode we catch up with the award winning CEO of Jacob Tyler, San Diego’s very own BrandMan, Les Kollegian. We discuss the purpose of marketing and branding, the challenges of being both creative and running a business and the important old school selling style of meeting in person. In a world gone digital, meeting under favorable circumstances and favorable places is a winning “analog” strategy….and one that millenipreneurs should learn well!

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Eco-Preneurship: Turning A Core Passion Into Business Success
Christine McDannell  |  President, Eco Chateau Wellness Spa

Eco-Preneurship: Turning A Core Passion Into Business Success
Christine McDannell | President, Eco Chateau Wellness Spa

Super successful serial entrepreneur discusses passion, the importance of knowing your customer, the essential nature of understanding cash flow and other tips for would be entrepreneurs. You’ll also learn how the passion that has resulted in seven successful start-ups also permeates her personal life, whether it is racing cars or motorcycles! The lesson: put your all in everything you do.

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LiquidGrids: Social Media Healthcare Marketing
Malcolm Bohm  |  CEO | LiquidGrids

LiquidGrids: Social Media Healthcare Marketing
Malcolm Bohm | CEO | LiquidGrids

Malcolm Bohm, the CEO of award winning LiquidGrids, discusses the journey from his youth passion for medicine and healthcare to becoming a professional healthcare marketer. We learn the art of social media "astronomy" - searching through the digital noise of millions of online communications and refining the noise into actionable marketing information for healthcare companies. We also learn about the power of expectations and shooting for the top 25% as taught by the now famous vet, Finbar O'Sullivan.

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Passion, Purpose, Journeys: Talking Education with Peter Sibley and Drew Schlosberg.
Peter Sibley, CEO of Inform Journeys | Drew Schlosberg, CEO of Schlosberg and Associates

Passion, Purpose, Journeys: Talking Education with Peter Sibley and Drew Schlosberg.
Peter Sibley, CEO of Inform Journeys | Drew Schlosberg, CEO of Schlosberg and Associates

An open conversation about 21st Century education and the need to power up an Informed Journey for students with visual mapping, curriculum curation and the empowerment of educators to unleash their passion. The free wheeling discussion touches on educational investments and results metrics and the need to reconnect with the true mission of education and the importance of listening to the customer - the student and their parents.

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The Intersection of Social Entrepreneurship and Leadership
Father Joe Carroll  |  President Emeritus, Father Joe's Villages

The Intersection of Social Entrepreneurship and Leadership
Father Joe Carroll | President Emeritus, Father Joe's Villages

Father Joe Carroll, the nationally renowned visionary on life changing services for the homeless discusses classic entrepreneurial principles: trust, designing services based on knowing the customer, communicating expectations, measuring success and the importance of compassion and a creed at the core of an organization.

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First, Fast, Fearless: How To Lead Like A Navy SEAL
Ed Hiner  |  Author, Leadership Consultant, Lt. Commander (Ret.), US Navy SEALs - www.EdHiner.com

First, Fast, Fearless: How To Lead Like A Navy SEAL
Ed Hiner | Author, Leadership Consultant, Lt. Commander (Ret.), US Navy SEALs - www.EdHiner.com

Ed Hiner, best selling author, leadership consultant, and a retired 20 year Navy SEAL charged with basic and advanced training for the Navy SEALs on a national level, discussed key principles of leadership. Mr. Hiner discussed The Brand, The Brotherhood and The Battle Rhythm and how to businesses can apply accountability, expectations, mission setting and the hierarchy of “mission, men, me” to achieve great results. He also discussed the importance of first, fast and fearless and the “VUCA” model of the SEALs.

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Financing Your Business: Thoughts From a Lender and an Entrepreneur’s Perspective
Elizabeth Schott  |  CEO, Accion San Diego
Christine McDannell  |  Founder & President, Eco Chateau Wellness Spa

Financing Your Business: Thoughts From a Lender and an Entrepreneur’s Perspective
Elizabeth Schott | CEO, Accion San Diego
Christine McDannell | Founder & President, Eco Chateau Wellness Spa

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How Technology Disrupted the Music Industry and Changed the Entertainment Industry
Steven Sheiner  |  Co-Founder of MP3.com and CONNECT Entrepreneur-in-Residence

How Technology Disrupted the Music Industry and Changed the Entertainment Industry
Steven Sheiner | Co-Founder of MP3.com and CONNECT Entrepreneur-in-Residence

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