The Bezos Method of Business Growth and Risk-Taking

A Conversation with Steve Anderson, Author, ‘The Bezos Letters’

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Everyone knows the unprecedented journey that propelled Jeff Bezos from the owner of a tiny online bookstore that he launched in July 1994, to the head of Amazon, the fastest company ever to surpass $100 billion in annual sales; making him the richest man in the world.

What few people know are the 14 principles that Bezos followed to accomplish the unimaginable feat. In The Bezos Letters, author Steve Anderson dissects the 21 annual letters that the Amazon founder has written to shareholders to glean the essence of Bezos’s business philosophy.

Most amazingly, Anderson tells host and award-winning journalist Dean Rotbart, Bezos is relying on those same 14 principles not only to continue to grow Amazon at a rapid clip, but also, soon, through his privately-owned Blue Origin aerospace company, to revolutionize space travel and manufacturing.

Photo: Steve Anderson, The Bezos Letters
Posted: September 30, 2019
Monday Morning Run Time: 51 minutes and 40 seconds

Rudy Schmid Became a First-Time Author at 86 Years Old

America’s Guide to Starting Your Own Company

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Rudy Schmid is a veteran accountant and first-time author who’s written a book – America’s Guide to Starting Your Own Company – that’s helping large numbers of young adults launch their own side hustles free of the flaws that too often hobble new businesses.

The concise book is also helpful for established businesses, especially when it comes to hiring and managing people, and sizing up banking relationships.

Rudy seems a bit embarrassed that he waited so long to share the lessons he learned from his own accounting practice with today’s eager young entrepreneurs.

“Nonsense,” replies host Dean Rotbart, “At 86 years of age, Rudy is an inspiration to every would-be author who thinks he or she is ‘too old’ to start.”

By the way, the Guide has been so well-received that Rudy is already working on a sequel, “How to Build Your Company for Success.”

Photo: Rudy Schmid, Author
Posted: August 5, 2019
Monday Morning Run Time: 24 minutes 46 seconds

Your Savings and Investments: A Conversation with ‘America’s Money Answers Man’

Jordan Goodman Wrote the Book on Personal Finance – Actually 13 Books

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Jordan Goodman is one of the country’s best-known personal finance journalists and authors, appearing frequently on national radio and television call-in shows to answer consumer questions on how to save and invest wisely. 

With 13 books under his belt, including the encyclopedic 992-page Everyone’s Money Book, he joins host Dean Rotbart this week to dispense insightful personal finance recommendations with a special emphasis on the finances of small business owners and entrepreneurs.

If you’ve got solid financial assets, Jordan will share his advice on how to generate even more of them. If you’ve got too much debt, he’s got a lot to say about how to offload it.

Visit Jordan’s website: www.MoneyAnswers.com

Everyone’s Money Book

Master Your Debt

Photo: Jordan E. Goodman, Author and Journalist
Posted: July 29, 2019
Monday Morning Run Time: 52 minutes 57 seconds

‘Target Funding’ Hits a Bulls-eye for Those with Small Business Dreams, But No Cash

When Funding is Elusive, Kedma Ough Helps Owners, Entrepreneurs, and Inventors Get the Money They Need

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When seemingly every path to funding is closed to business owners, entrepreneurs, and inventors, Kedma Ough – a national award-winning small business champion – helps them find the money and resources they seek.

Kedma, a fifth generation entrepreneur, learned the secrets of business funding the hard way – by having countless doors slammed in her face. Now, after helping more than 10,000 individuals to get the funding they thought they could never qualify for, she’s written a book – Target Funding: A Proven System to Get the Money and Resources You Need to Start or Grow Your Business – detailing a wide range of alternative funding options.

Too many great concepts never see the light of day, Kedma explains to host, author, and award-winning journalist Dean Rotbart, because they can’t find the necessary funding. She’s on a mission to change that.

Photo: Kedma Ough, Target Funding
Posted: July 1, 2019
Monday Morning Run Time: 49:19

Special Guest Joanne Lipman on Making Your Company More Successful by Fostering Gender Parity

Her Bestselling Book, ‘That’s What She Said,’ Is Full of Strategies for Improving Your Workplace

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Joanne Lipman has had a storied journalism career, serving as the first woman to become a deputy managing editor at The Wall Street Journal; founding editor-in-chief of Condé Nast’s Portfolio magazine; and most recently as editor-in-chief of USA Today and Chief Content Officer of its parent company, Gannett.

Yet during her 35-plus-year career, Joanne never felt that the professional playing field between her and her male colleagues was level. And, as she found out, millions of women in the American workforce share her on-the-job frustrations.

Rather than berate men, in her bestselling book, That’s What She Said, Joanne aims to help men – especially managers and owners – better understand the obstacles that women face in the workplace and why it’s in everyone’s interest to strive for gender-equal work environments.

When listeners hear the insights that Joanne shares with host Dean Rotbart, the women will applaud her for finally expressing what they’ve been thinking and feeling for years; and the men will wonder how they could possibly have been so tone-deaf to the circumstances of their female coworkers.

Purchase your own copy of That’s What She Said by clicking here.

Photo: Joanne Lipman, Author
Posted: June 17, 2019
Monday Morning Run Time: 1 hour 4 minutes

Before You Ever Contemplate Selling Your Business is the Perfect Time to Discover ‘Selling with Certainty’

Terry H. Monroe Shares Insider Secrets for Getting Full Value for Your Business

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Terry H. Monroe has been the owner of more than 40 businesses, and helped to facilitate the sale of more than 500 other companies.

So when he offers no-nonsense advice on how owners can be certain to get the full value for their businesses or professional practices, he knows what he’s talking about.

Terry condensed all the wisdom he’s gained over more than 30 years establishing, operating, and selling businesses into a new book, Selling with Certainty.  He tells host Dean Rotbart that the very best time to learn the lessons he teaches is before owners ever even consider selling. That way they can bypass the costly errors that prove so aggravating to others.

Photo: Terry H. Monroe, Selling with Certainty
Posted: May 20, 2019
Monday Morning Run Time: 39:02

Fusion Leadership: Unleashing the Movement of Monday Morning Enthusiasts

70% of American Workers Hate Their Job. Dudley Slater Aims to Change That

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When business owners and leaders align their personal interests with the best interests of their companies and employees, the resulting “Fusion” becomes a powerful force for success.

Too often, says Dudley R. Slater, former CEO of Integra Telecom  – with more than 2,500 employees – leaders put their egos and self-interest ahead of what’s best for their organizations.

Dudley, author of Fusion Leadership, tells host and award-winning journalist Dean Rotbart how leaders and team members who work together for a shared purpose can unleash powerful synergies – not only in business, but also in society as a whole.

Photo: Dudley R. Slater
Posted: April 29, 2019
Monday Morning Run Time: 35:04