Would You Wish Your Small Business on Your Children?

Kathryn Petralia, President of Kabbage, With the Surprising Answer

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What would you guess is the percentage of small business owners who hope that one day their children will follow in their footsteps?

For all the headaches that ownership brings, a surprising 84% of the more than 1,000 small business owners who responded to a recent survey said they’d wish the blessings and the curses of entrepreneurship upon their kids.

Kathryn Petralia, president of Atlanta-based Kabbage – the global financial services and technology company that conducted the survey, tells host and reputation coach Dean Rotbart that in the eyes of survey respondents, nothing defines the American Dream better than being your own boss and owning your own business. 

Hear all the fascinating results from the Kabbage small business survey this week on Monday Morning Radio.

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Posted: July 30, 2018
Monday Morning Run Time: 17:43

Mark H. Fowler’s Recipe for Transformative Business Conversations: Stop, Help, Ask, Risk, and Explore

Discover the Tools You Need for the Small Business Success That You Crave

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For just shy of four decades, Mark H. Fowler has helped reengineer companies that are underperforming or outright failing. His Santa Monica consulting firm, Stowe Management Corporation, relies heavily on building enhanced communication between corporate management, employees, and customers to achieve amazing operational turnarounds.

Mark has created a proprietary set of tools to foster what he terms “Revolutionary Conversations.” Hear Mark’s revolutionary interview with host and reputation coach Dean Rotbart on this week’s episode of Monday Morning Radio.

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Posted: July 2, 2018
Monday Morning Run Time: 35:16

You Can Eradicate Sexual Harassment in Your Organization

An Exclusive Conversation with Reputation Strategist and Crisis Manager Davia Temin

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To kick of his 7th year of hosting Monday Morning Radio, award-winning journalist Dean Rotbart invited back one of his most popular all-time guests, Davia Temin, founder & CEO of crisis management firm Temin and Company, to talk about a very hot button issue in America at the moment: sexual harassment.

Davia serves as an advisor to senior executives and boards at the highest levels of American business, and she has emerged as the go-to consultant on what companies and other organizations must do to eradicate sexual harassment in their organizations. 

Featured often for her expertise in The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, Forbes, Institutional Investor and other respected news outlets, Davia shares with listeners her 15-point plan for business owners, boards, and CEOs to not just respond to the wave of sexual harassment complaints, but to actually get ahead of the issue.

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Posted: June 11, 2018
Monday Morning Run Time: 46:01

CEOs, Celebrities, and Politicians Turn to One Man When Their Reputations Are on the Line

An Exclusive Interview with ‘The Fixer,’ Michael Sitrick of Sitrick And Company

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When a big time CEO, celebrity, or politician is thrust into an unwanted and unfavorable media spotlight, more than anyone else their first call goes to “The Fixer,” public relations guru Michael Sitrick, founder of Sitrick And Company.

Michael Vick called, as did Roy Disney, Rush Limbaugh, the Church of Scientology, and the Estate of Michael Jackson, among more than 1,000 other high-profile individuals and organizations.

Sitrick earned the nickname “The Fixer,” because like the fictional fixer in the movie Pulp Fiction, his reputation clients look to him to wash away the splatter and gore of their media messes. 

This week on Monday Morning Radio, Sitrick shares some of his most interesting cases with host and reputation coach Dean Rotbart, who as an award-winning former investigative reporter undoubtedly drove a fair share of business to Sitrick And Company or similar PR firms.

[To purchase up a copy of Michael’s Sitrick’s new book, The Fixer: Secrets for Saving Your Reputation in the Age of Viral Media, click here.]

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Posted: March 26, 2018
Monday Morning Run Time: 43:50 

Understanding the Wannacry Malware Attack and Costly Data Breaches

An Exclusive Interview with Centrify CEO Tom Kemp

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This week’s episode of Monday Morning Radio is ripped from this month’s business headlines. It will be of special interest to listeners who own or operate online businesses.

Our guest is Tom Kemp, CEO and co-founder of Centrify, one of the fastest growing security vendors in the industry, serving more than 5,000 customers, including a majority of the Fortune 50.

Initially, our plan was to speak Tom about data breaches – such as those that hit Yahoo and Target. These much-publicized cyber attacks are becoming more frequent, more costly, and more widespread among all online businesses – big and small.

Then the WannaCry ransomware attack hit, impacting hundreds of thousands of the world’s computers in more than 150 countries. The malware forced some businesses to close while their IT people scrambled to find solutions.

So we expanded the scope of our interview with Tom Kemp to include data breaches and ransomware. They are, after all, cyber attack first cousins.

Centrify recently commissioned an independent study, conducted by the Ponemon Institute, to gauge the impact of data breaches on companies and their customers. The study is unique in that it incorporates the view of three diverse groups: IT experts; senior level marketing and corporate communication professionals; and consumers.

What Centrify discovered are insights that every CEO and business owner should be aware of: Cyber attacks are never confined to your IT staff. They impact every aspect of your company, including sales, marketing, finances – and for publicly held companies – shareholder value.

Whether you work at an Inc. 5000 company, a Fortune 50 company, or simply a business that does business with these companies, you need to know how to protect yourself from data breaches and other cyber attacks sure to make you – and your customers – wanna cry.

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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 

Overseeing Guests & Ghosts at Denver’s Iconic Brown Palace Hotel & Spa

X-It Interview with Marcel Pitton, Managing Director

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Every president since Teddy Roosevelt has been the guest of Denver’s iconic Brown Palace Hotel & Spa, except two (Calvin Coolidge and Barack Obama).

Wizard Academy co-founders Roy & Pennie Williams are among the list of distinguished guests whose names grace the venerable logs of the hotel’s register.

Built in 1892, the triangular-shaped Brown Palace is the crown jewel of Rocky Mountain luxury hotels.

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For the past 11 years, Marcel Pitton has served as the managing director of the hotel – overseeing its day-to-day operations and $42 million in facility upgrades.

At the end of May 2016, Marcel checks out of the Brown Palace to pursue new adventures.

Originating this week from the Eisenhower Presidential Suite at the hotel, reputation coach and Monday Morning Radio host Dean Rotbart talks to Marcel about what it takes to orchestrate a team of 400 employees to provide consistent world-class service – including the Forbes Four-Star and the Triple A Four Diamond designations every, single year.

Investigative reporter that he is, Rotbart also gets Marcel to settle the question once and for all about whether the Brown Palace’s permanent guests include ghosts – who many people swear they’ve encountered. Get the definitive answer, exclusively, on Monday Morning Radio.

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Posted: May 23, 2016
Monday Morning Run Time: 32 minutes 37 seconds

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