Ryan Frederick is a Founder and product person at heart. Ryan has had the privilege of being part of starting and growing several software and service companies. He has helped companies grow from inception to viability, through to sustainability.  

This wide-ranged conversation covers everything from how to build great products, avoid feature-chasing challenges, measuring value, building teams, and so much more!  Ryan was such a great person to share time with and I definitely recommend you buy his book if you’re at all close to the tech industry. A must-have for any founder, product marketer, or product manager.

Check out the book here: https://www.thefoundersmanual.com 

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Adam Gilbert is the founder of MyBodyTutor.com Helping people transform their body, mind, and ultimately life — is his passion. That’s why if you call, text or email, you’ll hear directly from Adam. Your success is what Adam and his coaching team lives for, and it’s why MBT will be the last program you ever do.

Adam’s dream is to do much more than succeed now, instead, he’s focused on building a company that his own boys can take over one day, which is why everything they do is focused on the long term.  

We discuss health, wellness, and the lessons of turning passion into business, successfully.  This was a fantastic discussion and a real set of lessons for every aspect of life.

Check out MyBodyTutor.com here: https://www.mybodytutor.com 

Visit Adam on Instagram and to reach via email here: https://www.instagram.com/mybodytutor/ 

Matthew Korban is a coach, mentor, and a true inspiration.  Matthew gained international success professionally, and was awarded multiple times by multinational companies for his achievements until he was told terrifying medical news.. Refusing to surrender, Matthew decided to take his fate and his outcomes into his own hands.  Not only that, but also Matthew started coaching top executives on achieving balance in their lives and to avoid what he had to endure.  

This is an inpsiring story that will have you on the edge of your seat, and you will come away with an inspired approach to making great change for yourself.

Visit Matthew’s website at https://matthewkorban.com 

Follow Matthew on Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/matthew_korban/

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Don W Long is a best selling author, speaker, and peak performance consultant.  Don’s storied background in business came to a head at a fateful time which brought a renewed focus and led to his new focus on motivation and helping others create opportunity, wealth, and better themselves.  We explore Don’s approach to business, personal growth, and the story of the most difficult time he experienced that triggered a turnaround and started the path to a new future. 

You will definitely come away from this conversation inspired and ready to put new steps into motion for yourself and others.  

Check out Don’s books and online courses here:  https://www.donwlong.com/products 

Book Don to speak and see some of his keynote content here:  https://www.donwlong.com/speaking 

Chris Dickey is the founder and CEO of Visably, the world’s first platform to manage brand visibility in search.  Chris and I explore the challenges of SEO, SEV, how PR and advertising are fundamentally trapped without the right tools and processes, and much more. 

This is a great episode that really opens up how Chris and the team are approaching the problem of better visibility for any business thanks to his own history and challenges he faced in a successful career in marketing.  This will be a must-listen for anyone in marketing, in business, or who’s in tech and wants to understand more about this exciting and challenging part of the industry.  

Check out Vsably online at https://visably.com 

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Curtis Ray is the founder of SunCor Financial, LLC and serves as the President and CEO since 2014 when was introduced to the world of financial planning & insurance.

You’ll hear about how Curtis started his first business in the granite countertop industry which led to the most significant setback that launched the next phase in his career and life. Our dynamic conversation touches on many subjects including:

  • 5 Rules of Wealth
  • Value investing using compound interest
  • Getting past setbacks in life

Curtis shares a ton of great information including his 5 rules of wealth so this is a must listen for anyone who’s keen on understanding the power of compound interest on you and your financial well being.  Sometimes the simplest answers are the best, and the right ones.  Thank you for sharing, Curtis!

Follow Curtis on Twitter here:  https://twitter.com/iamCurtisRay

Follow Curtis on Instagram here:  https://www.instagram.com/iamcurtisray/ 

Check out the documentary featuring Curtis here:  https://linktr.ee/iamcurtisray 

Buy Lost Science of Compound Interest here:  https://amzn.to/3dY06SE 

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Sherri McGurnaghan is a DevOps leader and business analyst who brings years of experience to this dynamic conversation.  We explore how to empower people, how to be a successful mentor, how to build and motivate a team, and much more.  Sherri proves the power of community and has had a direct and indirect impact on many people.  A must-listen episode for everyone in tech or in business. 

Find Sherri at her website here:  https://themislogic.com

Connect with Sherri on Twitter here:  https://twitter.com/trafalgargirl 

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Rakhi is product design lead at lumosity.com and long-time meditator.  You’ll inevitably know Lumosity which is designed to improve memory, increase focus, and feel sharper and is known as the leading brain training app, personalized for you.  Rakhi uses her proven experience in human-centered design to do some amazing things to help people through a digital experience. 

Our conversation tackles a wide array of topics from how we can attain mindfulness (even for me who does not like meditation), how UX design has an ethical implication, and how we can do more for ourselves to create better app and societal interactions.  

Rakhi’s blog is available here:  https://www.rakhip.com 

Rakhi also writes on Medium here:  https://medium.com/@design_rakhi

Connect with Rakhi on LinkedIn here:  https://www.linkedin.com/in/rakhidesign/ 

Tenry Fu is the co-founder of Spectro Cloud and Tina Nolte leads out development as VP of product. Together, with a strong foundation in creating business value using open technologies, Tenry and Tina share the story of Spectro Cloud and much more.  

We explore the story of Spectro Cloud, the challenges of Day 0, 1, and 2, with operating Kubernetes, and also how the lessons from their previous companies has influenced how Spectro Cloud is being brought to the market. There are some great lessons on product management, community engagement, and how open communities and open technologies create great opportunities for commercial platforms to grow adoption while maintaining the fundamentals and values of open source. 

Check out Spectro Cloud here:  https://www.spectrocloud.com

Connect with Tenry Fu:tenryfu on LinkedIn

Connect with Tina Nolte: tinanolte on LinkedIn