Jimmy is the Co-Founder of the high-end travel gear company Minaal, and they are preparing to release a revolutionary new carry-on luggage design. Starting out from his remote home country of New Zealand, then relocating to Vietnam, and then the US, Jimmy is living proof that ‘just doing it’ really works.
Ryan is currently the CEO at GearHost, a scalable and reliable high-end cloud hosting company that specializes in Microsoft technologies and has a strong focus on customer service. Beginnings don’t get much humbler than starting a company in your Mom’s basement, and that’s just what Ryan did. GearHost has kept their basement-casual attitude and mixed it with corporate-level business practices, because that’s just who they are.
Rob runs a property investment company called RMP Property in the UK. Honesty and impartial advice is absent from the UK property industry so Rob set up RMP to fix it. He also co-hosts one of the most popular business podcasts in the UK, The Property Podcast. Rob loves a challenge and sets himself big hairy goals each year. He’s climbed Mount Kilimanjaro, Mont Paradiso and has also completed the New York City Marathon.
John is an expert behavioral and mindset coach with a unique ability for helping people release the mental obstacles that prevent them from achieving their very best in business and in life. In the last 10 years he has written two NYT Best-selling books and has appeared on Larry King Live eight times. Today he is CEO of Praxis Now, which develops some of the most advanced brain re-training programs in the world.
Bob founded and served as CEO & Chair of three successive startups over a 30-year period in Medical imaging, newspaper imaging, digital cameras and consumer electronics. Bob then retired and taught entrepreneurship at Babson MBA for seven years. We will chat about all this and his new startup, IEC, in today's interview.
Corey is a 24-year old actor-turned entrepreneur who set off on a 24-month challenge to retire his mom. Using mobile apps, eBooks and other ventures as his vehicle to do it, he plans to retire his mom for Christmas of 2013.
Nancy’s passion for creating persuasive presentations changed her life and inspired her to help others tell stories that spark meaningful action. Her journey from failing at public speaking in college to leading the world’s best-known presentation firm taught her several lessons on how the power of communication can change the world.
David is the author of Design for Hackers: Reverse-Engineering Beauty, which debuted in the top 20 on Amazon’s Best-seller list. David is dedicated to breaking down the fundamentals of good design and making design literacy accessible to both developers and Entrepreneurs.
Billy is a former professional poker player who launched BlueFirePoker, a poker training site in 2009. In 2011, he started launching and acquiring E-commerce stores. He's now launching an E-commerce training site to help people who want to own their own store. He also blogs at ForeverJobless.com.
Patrick is an authority on global business trends including big data and the social media revolution. He is the author of the award-winning book Marketing Shortcuts For The Self-Employed and a regular speaker for Bloomberg TV.