036: The Early Bird Gets The Worm, But The Second Rat Get The Cheese

October 11, 2017

Had a listener send in a request for me to discuss how the saying, "The early bird gets the worm, but the second rat gets the cheese" applies to business. I loved recording this episode and hope you enjoy it as well. Share this with a friend and let me know how you like it.

- Mark 


035: My 5 Most Significant, Life Changing Events

October 4, 2017

A listener sent in the question: "Mark, what are some of the events in your life that really had an impact on you?"

This episode is my response to this question. I hope you find it useful. 

- Mark


034: Uh Oh, I Am The Average Of Who?

September 26, 2017

"You're the average of the 5 people you spend the most time with." We have all heard it said, and whether you like it or not, I believe this to be 100% true. In this episode, I focus on the importance of your Vision Alliance Group and what you can do if your initial response to this fact is - "Oh Shit". 



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/


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



031: First We PLAN, Then We DO

September 6, 2017


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



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. 



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. 



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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. 







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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


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