033: The Importance of a Team with Chris Deininger

September 21, 2017

In this episode, I get a chance to sit down with a good friend and business partner of mine - Chris Deininger. Chris is the President of MedalistRx, a full service national pharmacy benefits manager. 

 You can find Chris on his linkedin page at linkedin.com/in/chris-deininger-4a2911a/

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032: The Sales Algorithm with Dan Appel

September 13, 2017

In this episode, I got a chance to sit down with a former student and employee of mine - Dan Appel. Dan is an Account Executive at Salesforce.com in San Francisco, CA. Dan has a decorated sales career including multiple First-place finishes in the National Collegiate Sales Competition. Dan has been a door-to-door Kirby Vacuum salesman, small business owner and operator, Associate Director of Sales and Marketing, and now Account Executive at Fortune 500 - Salesforce.com.

In this episode, I get to the bottom of what has worked for Dan including:

- Cold call strategies

- Sales methodologies

- Motivation

- Seizing opportunities

- Closing the deal

 

You can find Dan walking the streets of San Francisco or by checking him out at:

Linkedin  -  linkedin.com/in/dan-appel-47490051

Facebook  - facebook.com/dappel5

Instagram  -  instagram.com/drappel

 

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031: First We PLAN, Then We DO

September 6, 2017

Friends,

Here's a little rant on acting before planning. I hope you enjoy.

Mark

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030: Paid Vs. Unpaid Internships & How to Make the Best of Them

August 30, 2017

Are unpaid internships worth it? Is it better to keep looking until you find a paid internship? Can you negotiate your compensation on either?

Join me for a deep dive into how to make the best of your internship, whether it is paid or unpaid. 

Mark

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029: Perpetual Entrepreneurship Pt. 4 - FACT - Your First Idea Is NEVER Your Best Idea

August 22, 2017

This is the final part of a 4 part series on Perpetual Entrepreneurship.

In this episode, I discuss the fact that your first idea is never your best idea. 

 

 

* Theme music by Justin Greathouse - luxpiration.com - @justin_great * 

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028: Perpetual Entrepreneurship Pt. 3 - Ride the Business Cycle Like a Pro

August 15, 2017

This is part 3 of a 4 part series on Perpetual Entrepreneurship.

In this episode, I discuss how great perpetual entrepreneurs can learn to ride the business cycle like a pro. 

Formulation

Growth

Maturity 

Decline

 

 

* Theme music by Justin Greathouse - luxpiration.com - @justin_great * 

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027: Perpetual Entrepreneurship Pt. 2 - Business Plans are for Banks, NOT Entrepreneurs

August 9, 2017

This is part 2 of a 4 part series on Perpetual Entrepreneurship.

In this episode, I address why business plans are for banks and NOT for entrepreneurs. I also have provided the link to the video I referenced in the podcast below. I strongly recommend spending a few minutes watching it. 

DEV PATNAIK is the CEO of Jump Associates, a strategy and innovation firm. Jump helps companies create new businesses and reinvent existing ones. Jump works with some of the world’s most admired companies, including GE, Nike, Target, and Virgin.

TEDxSoMa - Dev Patnaik - Wired to Care: How Companies Prosper When They Create Widespread Empathy

 

* Theme music by Justin Greathouse - luxpiration.com - @justin_great * 

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026: Perpetual Entrepreneurship Pt. 1 - Feedback is the Breakfast of Champions

August 2, 2017

Perpetual Entrepreneurs are a different breed. They are constantly looking for innovation, vetting ideas, and searching for the next big idea. This is part 1 of a 4 part series on perpetual entrepreneurship where I share my perspective on how you can navigate the waters of perpetual entrepreneurship without getting lost at sea. 

The topic of this episode is centered around the great quote by Ken Blanchard, "Feedback is the Breakfast of Champions". 

 If you haven't checked out his books yet, I highly recommend doing so.

 

* Theme music by Justin Greathouse - luxpiration.com - @justin_great * 

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025: Forward Thinkers Rule Tomorrow

July 28, 2017

Are you living in the past or focusing on the future? 

 

In this episode, I address the two major categories of people you will work with - those that are living in the past and those that are intently focused on their future. Friends you can't do both, so which one are you? 

 

* Theme music by Justin Greathouse - luxpiration.com - @justin_great * 

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024: How to Build Your Personal Brand

July 12, 2017

Whether you are aware of it or not, you are known for some things. You may be known for having great ideas, always showing up on time, having a great attitude, etc. These things collectively make up your personal brand. 

In this episode, I talk about what your personal brand is, why you should care, and how to develop your brand to increase your personal capacity to change your world.

Mark 

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