Archive for October 2018

Episode 88: David Levine (NuGo Nutrition), Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA

After getting a communication degree at Syracuse and a MBA at Duquesne University, YPO member David Levine started his career in radio production with CBS Radio, but his stomach growled for more. His hunger for healthy living and good food led him to begin experimenting with recipes in his kitchen. Eventually, David took the plunge, quitting his…

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Revamping Reddit’s Digital Business

Reddit bridges connections between people from all over the world. More than 300 hundred million people use its site daily for information, ratings, discussion and appreciation. This massive conversation starter where “redditors,” as they’re called, can share news and content or comment is designed ”to create belonging in the world,” says YPO member and Chief Operating…

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Learning How to Dream

Following the massive earthquake that struck Nepal in April 2015, YPO member, CEO and Co-Founder of Special Aerospace Services LLC  Heather Bulk and her husband Tim wanted to help children there regain a sense of normalcy and opportunity. When Pemba Sherpa, owner of Sherpa’s Restaurant in Boulder, Colorado, USA, told them about a remote primary school in Charikot,…

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Create Purpose and Business will Follow

Each year, the World Economic Forum (WEF) invites 100 of world’s most promising artists, business leaders and social entrepreneurs to join the World Economic Forum’s community of Young Global Leaders (YGL), a community and five-year program that helps them connect and develop as global leaders. One of this year’s nominated leaders is YPO member Riad Armanious. In…

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Attract and Retain Talent by Leveraging the Crowd

By Debby Carreau, CEO and Founder of Inspired HR and Inspired Workplace Traditional ways of attracting talent no longer work in a world where millennials are the majority of the workforce and the average person will hold 10 jobs by the time they reach their 30th birthday. Navigating this as an employer is even further complicated by…

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6 Ways to Thrive in Today’s Challenging Omnichannel Economy

By Jessica Hawthorne-Castro,  CEO of Hawthorne Advertising and YPO member Today’s marketing landscape is broader, deeper and more complex than ever before. There are more channels, more choices and more customers who get more savvy every day. Thriving in this “omnichannel marketing” playground is a balancing act. Companies have to continuously evaluate and strengthen customer touchpoints while…

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40 Essential Leadership Lessons From John Chambers

In October 2018, business legend John Chambers sat down with YPO CEO Scott Mordell to talk about his 20-year experience as CEO of Cisco (watch / read / listen to the full interview). During his tenure, Chambers grew the company from USD70 million to USD47 billion, and it was the backbone of the internet and…

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The 5-Minute Social Business Guide

YPO member Saskia Bruysten, CEO and Founder of Yunus Social Business, offers leaders guidance on how to consider social problems as part of their next business plan.  What exactly is a social business? It’s a business that considers social problems as part of its business plan. It also aims to generate profit. I co-founded Yunus…

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How Afterpay Gave Millennials What They Want

Afterpay is not 28-year-old Nick Molnar’s first business success. Before he made it big with a payment service specifically designed for millennials, Molnar gained another entrepreneurial distinction: being the man who had sold the most jewelry ever on eBay. It was while running his online accessory empire from his bedroom in Sydney, Australia, that Molnar started chatting…

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Is Writing A Book For You?

By Tanya Hall, CEO of Greenleaf Book Group and YPO member Your experience as a business leader brings with it a wealth of insight, wisdom and lessons learned. Perhaps your peers encourage you to write a book to share this knowledge to grow your business. The business book is a symbol of author expertise, and…

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