From Multi-Millionaire Entrepreneur to Comatose Stroke Victim and Back

Businessman Mark Moore on Overcoming Life’s Most Debilitating Challenges

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This week is exactly ten years since Mark Moore, a 46-year-old multi-millionaire tech entrepreneur, had back-to-back strokes that nearly killed him.

His recovery was arduous and life-changing. When he could walk again, Mark walked away from the business world and now dedicates all his talents and energies to helping other people rebound from some of life’s most debilitating challenges.

Mark is the author of a just-off-the-presses book titled, A Stroke of Faith: A Stroke Survivor’s Story of a Second Chance at Living a Life of Significance.

The book retells the uplifting story of Mark’s recovery and rebirth, and is an inspiration for anyone – not just stroke survivors – who are faced with what may seem like insurmountable obstacles.

Mark is interviewed on this week’s program by host and reputation coach Dean Rotbart.

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Posted: May 8, 2017
Monday Morning Run Time: 33 minutes 55 seconds 

Thanks to Sarah Cooper, This Week’s Podcast – Objectively Speaking – Is the Best Ever

Meet the Author and Her ‘100 Tricks to Appear Smarter’

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On this week’s edition of Monday Morning Radio, we introduce a new and improved version of our host Dean Rotbart.

Effectively immediately, Dean is now – objectively speaking – the best podcast host on the planet.

That’s because Dean read the half-satirical, half-serious book, “100 Tricks to Appear Smart in Meetings,” by author Sarah Cooper, our guest this week. Many, many of the tricks in Sarah’s book apply to any type of business meeting – even podcasts.

[Trick #19: If you start a sentence with “objectively speaking,” anything you say afterwards must be 100 percent correct.]

Sarah learned the tricks of appearing smart while sitting through countless meetings at Yahoo! and Google, where she worked before leaving to become an author and stand-up comedian. [Amazing how well her tricks advanced her career, isn’t it?]

Sarah’s book is one of the funniest business books you’ll read this year. Perhaps ever. It’s also chock full of actionable ways to use words like “actionable” in order to sound smart. 

Keep your ears open for other savvy image tricks as Dean and Sarah converse; including interrupting an important meeting to take a call; and repeating what the other person just said, very, very slowly.

So…be sure to listen in, and you too, will immediately appear smarter and earn lots more money. Objectively speaking, of course.

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Posted: April 10, 2017
Monday Morning Run Time: 29 minutes 31 seconds 

Debunking Common Food Myths and Exposing Pecksniffery

A Special Monday Morning Radio Joint Edition with RANCHCAST

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Last year, Lem Lewis attended The Wizard Academy’s Reputation Tool Chest workshop taught by our host Dean Rotbart. The two entrepreneurs hit it off, and earlier this year, with Dean’s help, Lem launched his very own podcast – RANCHCAST –  that serves ranchers, farmers, and other rural producers.

This week Dean and Lem co-host a joint edition of Monday Morning Radio and RANCHCAST featuring special guest Michele Payn, a nationally recognized influencer in the large, growing, and very successful farm-to-table movement.

Michele is CEO of Cause Matters Corp., a consulting firm that advises companies and individuals on how to influence public discourse surrounding agriculture, health, and nutrition topics. This week is the official publication of Michele’s newest book: Food Truths – From Farm to Table.”

The pairing of Dean and Lem is ideal, especially this week. Lem is a 4th generation Texas Rancher, who knows cattle, crops, wildlife, and rural real estate. Dean, of course, is an award-winning business journalist, small business expert, and reputation coach.

Dean and Lem: Just one of thousands of productive partnerships and new friendships made possible by Wizard Academy.

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Posted: March 20, 2017
Monday Morning Run Time: 37 minutes 52 seconds

Meet Lem Lewis – The Ranch Broker

 

The World’s Costliest Business Utterances

Jack Quarles Explains Why These ‘Expensive
Sentences’ Are Harming Your Company
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They are everyday business-world expressions that we all use and take for granted. But they are costing American companies a fortune in missed opportunities and bad decisions.

For example: 

  • The customer is always right
  • We can probably do that in-house
  • You get what you pay for
  • We’re too swamped for that now

Jack Quarles, an entrepreneur and procurement expert, is author of “Expenses Sentences,” a book that promises to debunk our most common expressions and rewrite the business vernacular.

Tune in this week as Jack not only shares with host and reputation coach Dean Rotbart some of the business world’s costliest sentences, he also offers wise ways to reply to the bosses and colleagues who utter them.

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Posted: March 13, 2017
Monday Morning Run Time: 48 minutes 34 seconds 


The Amazing Tale of the Chicago Cubs World Series Championship as Told by a Master Storyteller

Phil Revzin on Baseball, Business, and a Stellar Career in Journalism

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This week on a special “Spring Training” edition of Monday Morning Radio, host and reputation coach Dean Rotbart interviews master storyteller Philip Revzin, author of “Just One Before I Die: A Cub’s Fan’s Chronicle of a Championship Season.”

A Chicago native, Phil’s career in journalism spans more than 40 years, and includes stints as Editor and Publisher of The Wall Street Journal Europe; senior editor at St. Martin’s Press; and Editor at Large at Bloomberg News.

In a wide-ranging discussion, Phil shares his insights on how others can publish a so-called instant book; the business lessons that can be gleaned from the Cubs’ World Series success; and why good writing and storytelling will never go out of style. 

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Photo: Phil Revzin and his wife, Betsy Berry
Posted: February 20, 2017
Monday Morning Run Time: 1 hour 10 minutes

Just One Before I DieYou can pick up your very own copy of “Just One Before I Die” from our Monday Morning Radio Book Club. Whether or not you’re a Cubs fan, or even a baseball fan, you’ll find yourself caught up in Phil Revzin’s storytelling. To purchase your e-book and begin reading instantly, visit: http://tinyurl.com/BestBizBooks056.

It’s About Time Someone Told You That What You Need is a Good Kick in the A#%

Leadership Mentor Bill Treasurer on the
Value of Failure in Preparing Great Managers

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When it comes to leadership advice, Bill Treasurer doesn’t mince words. What great leaders need, he’s found, is a good kick in the A#%.

bill_treasurerOkay, so in his latest book, A Leadership Kick in the Ass, Bill doesn’t euphemize the word “ass.” We do here strictly to placate those readers and listeners who are easily offended.

Bill is the founder and chief encouragement officer at Giant Leap Consulting, which excels at leadership development, strategic coaching, and team building. Bill’s corporate clients include Bank of America, Accenture, Saks Fifth Avenue, and Hugo Boss, among many other blue-chip businesses.

Bill believes there are only two types of leaders: those of us who have been humbled, and those who are about to be. Sooner or later, Bill opines, every business owner, entrepreneur, and executive – regardless of the size of his or her company – will run into a wall of incompetence, weakness, or hubris.

Join Bill and host Dean Rotbart, who has run into more than a few walls of his own, this week as Bill shares some powerful tips on how to transform embarrassing career setbacks into leadership gold.

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Posted: January 23, 2017
Monday Morning Run Time: 36 minutes

Funny New Novel Reveals What Internal Corporate Communications is Really All About

B.S. Incorporated Provides Valuable
Insights for Companies Large and Small

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Corporate veterans Jennifer Rock and Michael Voss set out to write a book about internal communications – how companies and organizations can best talk amongst themselves. Rather than your typical “How-To” tome, however, they packed their extensive knowledge on the topic into an enjoyable, laugh-out-loud novel, titled B.S. Incorporated.

Of course, B.S. stands for ….. Business Solutions.

Rock and Voss, cofounders of ROCKdotVoss, a Minnesota-based consultancy, imbue their fictional doppelgängers with candor and insights that would be nearly impossible to reveal if they had chosen to write a nonfiction book.

The two authors spread their B.S. and share their storytelling mastery with host and reputation coach Dean Rotbart, this week on Monday Morning Radio

You can pick up your copy of B.S. Inc. from our all-new Monday Morning Radio Book Club: You’ll find plenty of B.S. at tinyurl.com/BestBizBooks054. Just don’t blame us if you’re caught laughing out loud at your desk.

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Posted: December 5, 2016
Monday Morning Run Time: 39 minutes 09 seconds