Deliver the Lettrs (App), the Sooner the Better (the Income for Your Business or Charity)

Google Play Award Winner

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With more than 750 million impressions, it’s no wonder that Google Play named Drew Bartkiewicz’ social messaging app one of this year’s best.

The app, lettrs – spelled l-e-t-t-r-s – morphs the art of personalized letter writing – complete with postage stamps and original signatures – into the digital age. Lettrs is already changing the way some companies, products and nonprofits brand and fundraise. Discover what it might do for your business this week on Monday Morning Radio.

Drew is interviewed by Wizard Academy faculty member Dean Rotbart, co-host of Business Unconventional, the one-hour radio newsmagazine that aired weekly on News/Talk 710 KNUS AM in Denver.

Write a Lettr to Monday Morning Radio Host Dean Rotbart: PO#242560
Write to Lettrs Founder Drew Bartkiewicz: PO#99
Watch the Lettrs video:
http://youtu.be/-yso3gquLfo
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Posted: December 22, 2014
Run Time: 30 minutes 32 seconds

GetOutfitted.com’s Julian Flores on Executing Complex Business Operations Flawlessly

No-Hassle Ski Gear Rentals

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With a few clicks on Julian Flores‘ website, GetOutfitted.com, skiers from anywhere in the world can rent their ski gear – including clothing, goggles, skis, boots and even actions camera – and have them all delivered to their mountain lodge awaiting their arrival.GetOutfitted.com's Julian Flores

How GetOutfitted.com – still a small business – choreographs the entire process is a logistical and strategic ballet worthy of NASA, or at the very least, Amazon.com. This week on Monday Morning Radio, Julian explains the ways that business owners can execute complex operations with incredible precision and customer-service excellence.

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Posted: December 15, 2015
Run Time: 33 minutes 43 seconds

280 Group Founder Brian Lawley on Becoming a GREAT Product Manager

Rules of Product Success

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280 Group's Brian Lawley

Brian Lawley trains business owners and executives to be “product CEOs.” Like the CEO of a company, a product CEO – formally known as a Product Manager – oversees every aspect of bringing a successful product to market, including knowing customers, technology, trends and the competition.

Brian, founder of 280 Group in Campbell, California, has worked his magic for companies including Apple, Digidesign and Symantec.  This week he shares some of his most important rules of product management on Monday Morning Radio.

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Posted: December 8, 2014
Run Time: 22 minutes 46 seconds

Reputation Matters: Halliburton and the Ghost of Dick Cheney

Ghost of Dick Cheney

By Dean Rotbart

A former hedge fund manager and acquaintance of mine tells me that public opinion holds no sway over the Justice Department officials who will decide the anti-trust permissibility of the $34.6 billion Halliburton-Baker Hughes merger. Not on this deal. Not on any deal.

Clipboard and toolbox with toolsAll that matters, he argues, is whether the HAL-BHI merger complies or fails to comply with very clear anti-trust regulations.

My reporting experience tells me otherwise. Whether Supreme Court justices, federal and state judges, regulators or the President himself, I believe pubic arbiters interpret the laws and regulations through a prism of public opinion. If I’m right, reputation matters. And while Halliburton may have the nation’s highest-powered legal eagles on its team, it would be folly to dismiss the public relations swamp this deal could become mired in.

Ready my complete analysis on LinkedIn, here.

Tags to Riches: The Doyle Family Tale of Entrepreneurial Success

A Conversation with Bag Tags Founder, Thomas Doyle

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Tom Doyle, his wife, and seven kids started their business around their kitchen table 16 years ago. Basically, they laminated cards that allowed high school swimmers to track their progress without getting soggy.

CEO Tom Doyle

CEO Tom Doyle

Today, Evanston, Illinois-based Bag Tags is one of the premier event credentials and baggage tags companies in the United States, punching out more than 1 million tags annually for clients that include the NCAA, Nike, American Cruise Lines and Genworth Financial.

This week on Monday Morning Radio, Tom has words of wisdom and encouragement for all entrepreneurs who dream of starting small and growing large and successful.

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Posted: December 1, 2014
Run Time: 20 minutes 26 Seconds