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MARCH 2011

ADSS Celebrates CCTW Award, Hard work, perseverance...
Brad Bernthal, Fianl Challenge, Assembling the Right Team 3/7/11
David Brown, President & Founder, ZOLL Data Systems 3/14/11
Janet Eden-Harris, Boulder BPW's Woman of the Year 3/21/11
Ryan Ferrero, Green Garage - Making Your Car Greener 3/7/11
Ryan Ferrero, Eco-Friendly, Full Service Auto Repair 3/14/11
Mike Fries, Communications Executive of the Year 3/28/11
Bettina Hein, Pixability - NCWIT Hero 3/7/11
Larry Nelson, Boulder BPW's Man of the Year 3/21/11
Alex Porter,Location 3 Media, CCTW Winner 3/14/11
Mark Seglem,ADSS, CCTW Winner 3/28/11
Brian Tsuchiya,Startup Guru, Entrepreneur Types 3/28/11
Kenneth Weiner, MD, CEO, Eating Recovery Center, CCTW Winner 3/14/11
Robert White, Extraordinary Life - Achieving Extraordinary Success 3/7/11
Robert White, Extraordinary People - Eight Power Principles 3/21/11
Alexandra Wilkis Wilson, Guilt Groupe, Founder & CMO - NCWIT Hero 3/21/11

Culture and attitude of serving those who serve
Mark Seglem, President & CEL, ADSSenclosure-voice 991_ 3/28/11 - Larry interviewed Mark Seglem, CEO of Advanced Distributed Sensor Systems (ADSS). ADSS was named a winner for the 2010-11 Colorado Companies to Watch annual awards. ADSS makes portable situation sensor systems for the Department of Defense, other federal agencies, first responders and in fact, they're starting to move into the non-profit world as well as some commercial applications. Mark says, "But, in particular we make portable, expendable sensors, primarily for the DOD to help those men and women who are serving us all around the world." Larry asked, "What has CCTW and being selected as one of the 50 companies that won the award meant to you? Mark told us, "There have been forums and presentations on things like the new healthcare bill, its impact on small businesses, those sorts of things that we would not know about or we would have to go out and hire people to help us with. The networking where we meet other small businesses in Colorado who are trying to grow and do things - to compare notes with other COO's and other management folks. What a tremendous organization and fantastic program for small businesses in Colorado." ADSS was started in 1999 as an SBIR project with a $100K grant from the government. Larry commented, "One of the things that I noticed (in fact you had a team of folks at the awards dinner), and I've been here before in your office, one of the things that I really admire about what you do, above and beyond the results and everything else, is the building of the company culture." Mark replied, "I was fortunate and honored to serve our nation for over 20 years in the Navy as a Naval officer. In fact, my old command, USS Berry is very heavily involved in the operations in Libya right now, and I am very proud of her captain and crew. That sort of culture and that sort of attitude of serving those who serve is the culture of this company. Fundamentally what separates us from other companies, small or large, is this idea of serving those who serve. We make products that help people. Whether it be in the DOD, first responders, police, fire, or in non-profits which is one of the areas we're starting to move into. That's the thing that separates us. If you talk to any of our employees, you'll see that." ...Listen now, there's much more...
Related Links: Distributed Sensors || Colorado Companies to Watch Home || CCTW Event || CCTW Gala Celebration || CCTW Channel || Podcasting Directory || Keywords: Mark Seglem, Advanced Distributed Sensor Systems, ADSS, Colorado Companies to Watch, 50 Companies to Watch winners, SBIR > 3/28/11 Bytes: 6961426
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Hard work and perseverance of the most important people
Colorado 50 Companies to Watch - Celebration of ADDS 2010-11 CCTW Winner enclosure-voice 989_ 3/28/11 - We are honoring Advanced Distributed Sensor Systems, one of the 50 selected Colorado Companies to Watch, 2010-11 Winners. Each week for 50 weeks around the year, we celebrate one of these winners. They represent 14% of the businesses here in Colorado - providing 44% of the job growth. This is a critical segment of our economy and a critical element of our economic recovery. Larry Nelson and w3w3.com take special pride in bringing their stories to you. Listen to Mark Seglem, President and CEO of ADSS along with Dave Mead, CCTW sponsor and Congressman Mike Coffman. "I'm Mark Seglem, President and CEO of ADSS. Please let me thank you for coming to this important event in the life of our company. This is a very special day because it recognizes the hard work and perseverance of the most important people in this room, the employees of ADSS. This company was started in 1999 on a $100,000 Small Business Innovative Research Grant from the Department of Defense and has grown into a multi-million dollar operation. The reason for that success is really very, very simple, the folks standing in this room wearing ADSS shirts. I am particularly proud of the recognition they're receiving today because they're receiving it during the most severe economic downturn in our lifetimes. Yet we remain optimistic here at ADSS because it is the fortitude and sweat of these folks along with the thousands of others across our great state that will bring us out of this recession. I'm also very proud because the company produces products that protect our men and women serving around the world. As the father of two Marine officers, there is much more meaning to what we do here than simply making great sensor systems. We have a culture of wanting to help those who help others. I would like to thank Colorado Companies to Watch for this great honor. What a terrific organization they are. Also I would like to personally thank Congressman Mike Coffman for attending today. Congress Coffman, a former Marine officer himself, a veteran of Iraq, is a member of the House Armed Services Committee and more importantly the Chairman of the House Sub-committee on Small Business. Mike's work on those two assignments is absolutely critical to the continued success of small businesses like ADSS." Listen to what Dave Mead the sponsor, of Mead Consulting Group and Colorado Companies to Watch and others had to say...some great ideas...
Related Links: Distributed Sensors || Award Links || Colorado Companies to Watch || CCTW Gala Celebration || CCTW Channel || Mead Consulting Group || Blog || Keywords: Mark Seglem, Advanced Distributed Sensor Systems, ADSS, Colorado Companies to Watch, 50 Companies to Watch winners, Channel: CCTW > 3/28/11 Bytes: 7833289 LISTEN to Mark Seglem, Dave Mead - Mead Consulting & Congressman Mike Coffman

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Larry Nelson, w3w3® Media Network - BPW's Man of the Year Man of the year chosen by BPW
enclosure-voice 988_ 3/21/11 - A Community of Champions: Boulder BPW’s 2011 Celebration of Women Event. The honorees chosen by this year’s committee encourage participation, equity, and economic self-sufficiency for working women at various levels within our community. We are honored to announce this year’s award recipients who truly are champions for women in Boulder County. Established in 1931, Boulder Business and Professional Women is a local membership organization.
Their selection for Man of the Year is Larry Nelson, Co-Founder, w3w3®Media Network. Larry and his wife and business partner, Patricia have lived in and owned businesses in five foreign countries. They started a dozen companies…some were extremely successful while others were learning experiences. Their business ventures ranged from: retail stores to high-tech; from warehouses to direct mail; from manufacturing to human resource consulting and training. Larry started out in the media as a publisher of a hardcopy and audio newsletter. Over the years, he has conducted business seminars in 15 countries. The training business is what led him to the radio show business. First it was live terrestrial radio and then to the Internet. The w3w3®Media Network which includes Internet Talk Radio (launched over 12 years ago), includes a Blog and Pod-Cast directory and can be found at www.w3w3.com. His all business radio show website consists of articles, recorded and archived audio and video interviews, business photos and a business calendar of events. A literal who’s who of business and high-tech leaders is archived on the w3w3.com website. Everything on the website is at no cost to visitors as it is sponsorship driven. His weekly electronic newsletter is also free. The w3w3.com mission is to make the average person’s experience on the World Wide Web enjoyable, profitable and safe and is focused on Colorado. Larry is also an author of a newly released book, “Mastering Change in the Midst of Chaos”. Listen to Larry's acceptance speech as it is loaded with valuable ideas for entrepreneurs and leaders...Listen now...

Related Links: BPW Celebration: Community of Champions || Training Trends || Boulder BPW || Mastering Change || Photo Album || Keywords: Larry Nelson, Boulder BPW, Mastering Change, Training Trends, Electronic Newsletter, w3w3®Media Network, Entrepreneurs, Leaders > 3/21/11 Bytes: 11546439
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Janet Eden-Harris, Boulder BPW Woman of the Year Woman of the year chosen by BPW
enclosure-voice 986_ 3/21/11 - The 2011 Celebration of Women Event is an opportunity for Boulder BPW to recognize those who serve our community by supporting and inspiring others to promote BPW’s mission politically, professionally and personally. Each year we choose an organization to support and the 2011 Celebration of Women Event is a fundraiser that will benefit Boulder Family Self-Sufficiency. Selected as "Woman of the Year" is Janet Eden-Harris, Chief Marketing Officer and Sr. Vice President of Strategy, Market Force Information. In her dual roles as chief marketing officer and senior vice president of strategy, Janet Eden-Harris is responsible for marketing, product and corporate strategy at Market Force Information. Janet joined Market Force from J.D. Power and Associates, where she was vice president of its Web Intelligence unit. Before that, she was CEO of Umbria, a Boulder-based information services company that was acquired by J.D. Power in 2008. Prior to Umbria, Janet held the positions of executive vice president and chief marketing officer at Information Resources Inc. (IRI), overseeing global marketing operations, product management and strategy. She previously spent a decade directing marketing initiatives at i2 Technologies, a leading provider of supply chain management solutions for multiple industries including CPG and retail. Prior to i2, she was chief marketing officer for Aspect Development, which was acquired by i2 to become one of the largest mergers in software history. Prior to Aspect, Janet headed marketing for CADIS, a start-up company that provided parts management solutions and early business applications, which was acquired by Aspect Development. Before CADIS, she was co-founder of Eden-Harris, Associates, a marketing consulting agency, and held a variety of senior management positions in the high-tech and agency sector working for clients such as Carte Blanche Credit Card, Barclays Bank, and PSA Airlines. Janet holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism and marketing from the University of Oregon. Listen to Janet's acceptance speech. It is a fascinating story...
Related Links: BPW Celebration: Community of Champions || Market Force || Boulder BPW || Blog || Keywords: Janet Eden-Harris, Boulder BPW, Market Force Information, J.D. Power and Associates, Umbria, CADIS, Carte Blanche Credit Card, Barclays Bank, PSA Airlines > 3/21/11 Bytes: 14992512
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If you're an older person, tap into the younger generation
Alex Porter, President, Location 3 Media, and a 50 Colorado Companies to Watch Winnerenclosure-voice 983_ 3/14/11 - We are here at one of the Colorado Companies to Watch Winners for 2010-11, Alex Porter, President of Location3 Media, a digital marketing agency specializing in developing web sites that have great user experiences, that can also be found on the search engines, and then they drive traffic to those webs sites through whatever medium makes the most sense for the clients strategies. Location 3 Media was founded about six months after Google and have really been in the search space along with Google growing up. Larry asked, "How should entrepreneurs be leveraging their digital marketing to help grow their startups?" Alex pointed out, "Startups today, are in a pretty unique position, in the sense that there are so many non traditional ways to get the word out about what they're doing. When we speak with companies just starting out, our first step is to figure out who they're target audience is and where they live out in the digital universe. One of the easiest things to do is to write compelling content around their enterprise. So, what it is, why it's useful, what market is it serving, etc. Then it's finding people online in those areas, whether it's a blog or finding someone with a large following on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn. There are so many free opportunities to spread that content. If I was starting up a business today, I would find out who those influential people are, and connect with them through these various entities and then allow them to spread the word. It's really seeding that content, seeding that startup idea and you're going to start getting traffic back to your site and letting it organically grow from there. So there's a lot of great opportunities in the digital space for entrepreneurs today. . We're seeing schools and universities starting to incorporate some of these concepts in their marketing programs, but truly it's difficult to do without immersing yourself in the subject matter. There are some buzz words these days. A digital native and it's really this generation that's growing up immersed in this. One of the things we do is get young kids in here that know nothing but this and allow a lot of ideas flow from them to how we should be able to reach this audience. If you're an older person, I would tap into that younger generation." Alex goes onto talking about challenges and choices for entrepreneurs...
Related Links: Location3 Media || Colorado Companies to Watch Home || CCTW Event || CCTW Gala Celebration || CCTW Channel || Podcasting Directory || Keywords: Alex Porter, Location3 Media, Colorado Companies to Watch, 50 Companies to Watch winners, Digital Marketing, Google, Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn - 3/14/11 Bytes:6864878 LISTEN to Alex Porter, President, Location 3 Media

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It's culturally getting to the root of what we can do
Ryan Ferrero, CEO and Founder, Green Garage enclosure-voice
978_ 3/7/11 - After 12 years in this business, Larry has never interviewed an executive with a title like Chief Carhugger." But Larry welcomes this hugger to the show. We are talking with Ryan Ferrero, CEO and Founder of Green Garage. Larry first heard about the Green Garage from David Moll some time ago and David said, "This is an organization you have to look into. They're not ready for the exposure yet, but they will be soon." Really impressed with what he is seeing, Larry said, "You guys are really doing special things, making fundamental changes that are creating a huge difference in the industry and for the consumer." Ryan said, "We are coming into our own, we're opening throughout Colorado now and looking for national expansion and working our plan throughout this year and next, for a bigger footprint." Ryan is a native Boulderite and born into the car business. Those two things clashed but, in 2008 with rising gas prices, Ryan realized there was something here, where maybe we could bring those tree-hugging thoughts of Boulder and the car business together. After being a young car dealer, domestic and import dealerships, owner and working with national corporations and groups, auto management realized, hey there's something here with the infrastructure in Boulder that we know about 'natural foods, natural grocers, we have bio fuel and solar and wind... Why can't we take transportation to task here and bring and take whole foods and jiffy lube, put them together and have more sustainable auto service and maintenance. When we started talking about what we can do with the automotive industry, not just making them greener, but taking a look at the relatively diseased nature of the industry - we had guys like David Moll from Infield Capital, who has been a remarkable talent for us and Alex Bogusky taking a look at the industry and the need to have a customer centric engagement so that when a customer comes in or we go out to valet and pickup and deliver the car, it is about the customer, what our needs and time demands are today, so Alex has done a great job bottling that up and helping us market that. Bud Sorenson, a seventeen year director with WholeFoods and quite an entrepreneur in his own right. Bud has brought conscious capitalism to Green Garage, so we're more than a P and L. We're about involving all of the stakeholders of our company and realizing" Listen for more...
Related Links: Green Garage || Infield Capital || In the News || Blog || Keywords: Ryan Ferrero, Chief Carhugger, Green Garage, Infield Capital, David Moll, Alex Bogusky, Bud Sorenson, WholeFoods, Auto Repair, Boulder, Colorado - 3/7/11 Bytes:7284927 LISTEN to Ryan Ferrero, Founder, Green Garage

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You don't need to pay a premium to be green
Eco-Friendly Full Service Auto Repair - Gentler on the Environment - Easier on Your Wallet, Green Garage enclosure-voice 981_ 3/14/11 - We're back with Ryan Ferrero, CEO and founder of Green Garage and this is part 2 of the interview. If you missed the first interview, we have a link below in the Related Links section. Do tune into it, there's very good information there. One of the things I have to ask is what can Green Garage actually do to help improve fuel economy and reduce oil consumption? Ryan replied, "When we started building our business platform at Green Garage, we realized there is no real advocate brand behind fuel economy. Who out there really has your fuel economy as their vested issue? So we have to legislate it, right? So what we found looking through a variety of products, one of our 'greens keepers', as we call them, Ernie Levine, claims he went over a thousand products that he looked at and we came down to six. So quite a few of the products in this space did not vet correctly or didn't work for us. But we found six to start with that really made a difference on the environment. Our product basket now is nearly 50. But many of these products help with fuel economy, and they may start with zero from your wallet. Basically it is helping you operate your car more efficiently. So when we were kids we learned how to check for blind spots, safe following distance, how to merge safely... Now, there are a lot of techniques for how to operate your car for more efficiency. You know, it's surprising, but up to 33% of your highway fuel economy can be improved by just operating the car better. Then we can get into more advanced sparkplugs where you get better ignition, more complete combustion so you get not only better fuel economy, but less emissions and more power in some instances. All of these are at the same price or less than the comparable brands out there. But these are small startup companies that need their day in the sun. Nitrogen in your tires - it's a larger molecule, especially in Colorado where you get rubber contracting and expanding with our crazy temperature swings. Nitrogen is less apt to have that fluctuation, more constant psi and you get better fuel economy."...listen now.
Related Links: Ryan Ferrero Interview, Part 1 of 2 || Green Garage || Infield Capital || In the News || Blog || Keywords: Ryan Ferrero, Chief Carhugger, Green Garage, Infield Capital, David Moll, Alex Bogusky, Bud Sorenson, WholeFoods, Auto Repair, Boulder, Colorado
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Robert White,
   Executive Success Coach and author Achieving Extraordinary Success; Personally and Professionally
enclosure-voice 979_ 3/7/11 - New Year’s Resolutions are either forgotten or a nagging source of guilt. We do more planning for a three day business trip than we do for our lives—the result is staying stuck in some kind of mediocre rut. There are proven methodologies for achieving extraordinary success and in this interview Executive Success Coach and author Robert White outlines those methods and 'next steps.' Those aspects of our lives we all consider most important – family, career, financial security and peace of mind, can be extraordinary experiences and Robert tells us exactly how to take our lives from ordinary to extraordinary. Today we're talking about one of Larry's favorite topics, achieving extraordinary success. We're talking with a colleague whom we've known for many years. Robert is an author, small and large business owner, traveled all over the world, from here to Japan and other places. Larry asked, "What makes you better or different from the army of folks out there professing to teach something about how to be more effective?" Robert replied, "I don't know about better, but I do know about a couple of distinctions. One of them is that I've built a number of training businesses where I've had to deal with hundreds and then thousands and then ultimately 1,300,000 graduates. So that real life experience affects everything that I do and also what I think. The second piece is that I am very tuned to my own personal journey, and noticing how all of the events and things happening in my life act as a mirror for what I need to work on next in terms of my own growth and development. In your book, Living an Extraordinary Life, you say "Life is simple this does not mean it's easy" expand on that..."The rules for living are actually pretty simple. The challenge for most people is they are in fact not easy. It's not easy, as an example, to tell the truth all the time. It's not easy to stay focused. It's not easy to express commitment in your life. So that's the piece, the simple part is figuring that all out as an abstraction, the hard part is living it." Listen and be ready to takes some notes...
Related Links: Extraordinary People || Resource Library || Extraordinary People Executive Coaching Blog || Profiles of Leaders || Podcasting Directory || Keywords: Robert White, Extraordinary People, Leadership, Career, Executive Success Coach, Living an Extraordinary Life, Purpose, vision, values and strategic Intent > 3/7/11 Bytes: 8280088
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Highest standard of leadership, vision and social responsibility
Mike Fries, Liberty Global and 
        Larry Nelson, w3w3® Media Network enclosure-voice 992_ 3/28/11 - John Malone, Chairman of Liberty Global said, "I have worked closely with Mike for over a decade and was involved in many of the international operations he helped start and manage long before this. I continue to be impressed by his energy, drive and his leadership as CEO of Liberty Global, and proud of the contributions he's made to Colorado... This award is well deserved." The Communications Technology Professionals CEY award recognizes the Colorado communication executive that demonstrates the highest standard of leadership, vision and social responsibility. Mike Fries will be honored at the CTP annual awards dinner on April 7th at the Brown Palace. Larry asked for an overview of Liberty Global. Mike replied, "...80% of our revenue comes out of Europe. In the last ten years, we've actually re balanced the business pretty considerably. Ten years ago, if we were doing this interview, we would have been in 26 countries with about $11.3 Billion in revenue. Today we're in 14 countries with $9 Billion in revenue. We've focused on markets and on regions where we could achieve great scale, and that's typically for us been in Europe. A year ago we exited Japan, that was a very substantial and long term investment for us. We redeployed that money into our own stock but also into Germany early in 2010 and then we just announced yesterday another acquisition in Germany. So we spent $9 billion buying German cable operations in the last 12 months. But that's because we see great potential in that part of the world and for us concentrating in that part of the world brings lots of benefits. So hopefully being in Denver is the center of our world, we are in four or five continents and Denver is the center of anything, but more and more a corporate focus in Europe. I've been doing this for over 20 years. I was founding equity partner with Gene Schneider when we founded UIH, shortly after United Cable was sold to TCI. So I've essentially been doing this type of job, international cable, for 20+ years. I've been CEO of Liberty Global for six years, as part of a merger between UGC, a company we had formed and Liberty Media International. Mike went onto 'lessons learned' and info on new innovations being released this year. Listen for more...
Related Links: Liberty Global, Inc || CTP's 11th Annual Communications Executive of the Year and Ascent Award || CTP Home || CTP Channel || Keywords: Mike Fries, Liberty Global, John Malone, CTP Exec of Year, Communications Technology Professionals, Cable Industry, Ascent Award, Liberty Media, UIH, United Cable, TCI > 3/28/11 Bytes: 7656074
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Create a plan to manage and regulate your business
Brian Tsuchiya, Founder, Startup Guru enclosure-voice 990_ 3/28/11 - People are the source of all problems and people are the source of all solutions, we've heard Larry say this often. Today we're speaking with Brian Tsuchiya and we're talking about entrepreneurial personality types. Brian is the founder of Startup Guru, he's worked with many organizations of different sizes, seen a lot of successes and he's learned a lot about people along the way. And Brian adds, "To start, I've learned a lot about myself. To understand others, the lens always reflects back to you and what type you are." Roughly five years ago, as an entrepreneur, Brian was thinking about this and the things in his life and he named these four personality types. He came up with the Dreamer, Architect, Builder and the Cultivator. The Dreamer: This is where the idea for a business is born. The dream is the culmination of the entrepreneur’s life experiences and passions. The Architect: This stage is where the dream is interpreted into a business model which becomes the blueprint of the venture. The Dreamer typically does not make a good Architect. The Builder: This is the stage where the dream can first become reality. The Builder then literally turns the dream into reality. We are now at a critical juncture of the venture. The Cultivator: This is the growth stage. Once the business is launched the Cultivator’s primary role is to guide the business through the various levels of growth. Brian points out, “In creating and running our businesses, we have natural talents that at times reveal our brilliance. With this brilliance, also come our blind spots that are caused by our unconscious patterns or temperament. Neither type is superior to the other. Each dominant type has both opportunities to display their brilliance and they will also reveal their blind spots. Our main goal is to help entrepreneurs become aware of what makes them brilliant and encourage them to put their energy and focus into those areas. We’re also aware of how important it is to be conscious of our blind spots so we can create a plan to manage and regulate these less developed traits. This plan does not include becoming an expert in all of our various weaknesses." Listen to Brian's interview, take notes and visit the links below...
Related Links: Startup Guru Home || Startup Guru Blog || DaVinci Institute || The Four Stages of Entrepreneurship || The Value of Entrepreneurial Personality Types || Economy Builders || Keywords: Brian Tsuchiya, Startup Guru, Entrepreneurial Personality Types, Entrepreneurship, Dreamer, Architect, Builder, Cultivator > 3/28/11 Bytes: 6882432
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Alexandra Wilkis Wilson, Founder, CMO, Gilt Groupe It is also important to have mentors
enclosure-voice 987_ 3/21/11 - This series is a real jewel and a valuable set of tools for the future of young women and everyone who has the good fortune to listen. Lee Kennedy, board member for NCWIT and founder of BolderSearch.com along with Larry Nelson, w3w3.com are speaking with Alexandra Wilkis Wilson, founder and Chief Marketing Officer, Gilt Groupe, an innovative company that's revolutionized the fashion industry and ecommerce in general. Alexandra has been featured on Forbes, Fortune, The Wall Street Journal, and many times on ABC, CBS, NBC, CNN and Fox. "We launched Gilt Groupe in November 2007. We were inspired by a love of fashion and the excitement of a New York Sample Sale. We wanted to bring this excitement online for the first time in the U.S." Lee said, "We'd love to hear how you got into technology." Alexandra's reply, "Prior to launching Gilt Groupe, I hadn't worked in technology in any official capacity. I'd been working for Bulgari and Louis Vuitton after business school in much more of a bricks and mortar environment. My co-founder, Alexis Maybank is the reverse of that. She had worked at eBay, an early employee there, and scaled from 40 to about 5000 employees over a five year period. So she had terrific ecommerce experience. However, Alexandra considers herself an early adopter as a consumer. Larry asked, "What is it about being an entrepreneur that makes you tick?" She answered, "Prior to launching Gilt Groupe, my resume didn't look like an entrepreneur. But I think it is something innate, something I was born with in terms of my creativity and my spirit, my father is an entrepreneur. I was the little girl growing up in New York City who loved having lemonade stands and while I had the lemonade stand, I would sell the bracelets that I made, off of my wrist. So I was always into business ideas from a very young age. I had a baby sitting business that I built, so I think it comes from within. Something important to think about is there so many different types of entrepreneurs. They're...Listen for more...
Related Links: Gilt Groupe || Gilt for iPhone || NCWIT Home || NCWIT Practice || NCWIT Blog || Heroes Channel || || Keywords: Alexandra Wilkis Wilson, Gilt Groupe, National Center for Women and Information Technology, NCWIT Heroes, Forbes, Fortune, The Wall Street Journal, ABC, CBS, NBC, CNN, Fox, Lee Kennedy, Bolder Search, Entrepreneurs > 3/21/11 Bytes: 13020163
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Decide, clearly, specifically and positively what you want
Robert White, Extraordinary Peopleenclosure-voice 985_ 3/21/11 - We are back with Robert White and we're going to talk about the eight power principles for achieving extraordinary success. “The last time we talked Robert, you emphasized the importance of becoming clear on our personal purpose, vision, value and strategic intent. Let me ask this, if we're already working on those and could be reflective on those pieces, what comes next? What actually do we have to do to be committed to extraordinary success?” Robert replied, "Let's just say we've made a decision that we might, maybe, perhaps want to entertain being extraordinary. For most people they want to be a little bit better. My experience is being a little bit better brings up a little resistance. So as you try to get a little better, all of your beliefs, all of the resistance you have from early in your life meet that desire to get better. So what it takes is a leap, a really good, strong commitment to say, Hey, I don't want to be just a little bit better - I want my life to be extraordinary. I want the family, the business success, the financial freedom. The moment you do that, the moment you're really clear on what you want to have, there are two components. First you have to do something to get what you want, but secondly you're going to have to improve your state of being. Ultimately it requires that combination of being and doing, if you want to create extraordinary success in your life. Robert has a 21 page report, they wrote based on 30 years research, and he is happy to provide this for people. But briefly they are 1.) Decide, clearly, specifically and positively what you want. 2.) Get really rigorous about telling the truth, first to yourself and then to others. 3.) Express yourself, to be fully who you are in the world. 4.) Take personal responsibility. We live in a victim culture; we live in a culture of blame which creates regret, shame. It is a horrible down cycle in people's lives. Taking personal responsibility gives you your power back..." ...listen now, there's much more...
Related Links: Extraordinary People || Resource Library || Extraordinary People Executive Coaching Blog || 8 Power Principles || In the News || Keywords: Robert White, Extraordinary People, Leadership, Career, Executive Success Coach, Living an Extraordinary Life, 8 Power Principles, Purpose, vision, values, strategic Intent 3/21/11 Bytes: 8130040
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Voted the best small healthcare organization in Colorado
Dr. Kenneth L. Weiner, CEO and CMO, Eating Recovery Center enclosure-voice 982_ 3/14/11 - We are with a very interesting company today, A Colorado's 50 Companies to Watch 2010-11, winner . We're here with Dr. Kenneth Weiner, and he is the CEO and Chief Medical Officer for the Eating Recovery Center. We begin with an overview of Dr. Weiner's business and Dr. Weiner explains, "This is a healthcare organization, Larry. We were actually fortunate enough to be voted the best small healthcare organization in the State of Colorado by the Denver Business Journal, in our first full year of operation. What we do is a real specialized care. We take care of anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa, in children, adolescents and adults, men and women, boys and girls. We are a national center and focus on just those two illnesses and related eating disorders, so a very specialized piece of the behavioral health market. Larry asked, "Kenneth, you have a very interesting background, you deal with all kinds of individuals as well as companies, of course. What do you think are some of the biggest challenges for companies today?" Dr. Weiner replied, "I think in this economic market that we're currently in, there are a bunch of challenges. For us as an organization, we want to be 'best in class'. So we really focus in on our defined patient population, we've brought in top leadership from around the country - so here we have four of the top 20 people in the world work with us. We've also separated ourselves from the competition. I think if you want to compete in this marketplace, you have to be best in class, you have to separate yourself. One of the ways we've done that, we set up the center with all levels of care. We are licensed as a psychiatric hospital; we do inpatient work so we're able to take the sickest of the sick patients from around the country and around the world. We actually have a relationship with Denver Health and Dr. Phil Mahler who is their CMO, something called the Acute Program where we'll have patients air ambulanced in from around the country - 40-50% of ideal body weight. So someone who is 5'4" might weigh 50-55 pounds. We'll stabilize those people medically."Larry asked, "What kind of advice would you give to an entrepreneur today?" His reply, "I would say, make sure you have a really good business plan, and that you put together what's necessary to effectively compete in your market. That you provide and deliver more than your competitors, you're adequately capitalized and. That you surround yourself, and Larry, one of the keys to our success is we really have a culture of competence here." Listen for more...
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$40 million business from 2 to 225 employees
David Brown, Keynote - ACG March with Larry Nelson, Kathleen Quin Votaw and Chet Marino enclosure-voice 984_ 3/14/11 - We're at the ACG Denver Luncheon conference and were able to corner the keynote speaker with the help of Chet Marino who lines up all these folks. But this is a guy Larry interviewed three years ago. By way of introduction,Chet said, "We have a really neat story of a successful startup and also an acquisition that went well. So David Brown has a great story to tell about founding a company and all the things that go with that as well as a successful integration. I think you'll benefit from hearing his story." Larry asked, "What are some of the challenges you've had to go through in the past few years and I'd also like to ask about the future?" David replied, "So we've been in business for 17 years, we've grown tremendously. We started literally as two guys in a garage. Well maybe not in a garage, but other than that, it was just two guys trying to rub sticks together to start a business. And over the years we've grown into a $40 million business with about 225 employees here in Colorado and part of something larger in terms of the broader ZOLL. We've done that by bringing good products to customers with real world solutions that help save lives and had excellent growth over the years and are hoping to continue that upward trajectory for many years to come. You know I like to say you don't get growth without growing pains. And certainly when we were small and everyone understood the business very deeply; it was much easier to have people work on several things. As we've grown we find ourselves with silos and the feeling that the left hand doesn't know what the right hand is doing. So it's an ongoing process." One of Larry's favorite questions, "What is some advice you have for entrepreneurs today for the future?" David replied, "Well don't give up! I work a lot with entrepreneurs as part of my affiliation with the TechStars program, I certainly consider myself very entrepreneurial, even in this organization of our size now. You know, obviously in the early days we were very cash strapped, very small and ran into challenges, as all entrepreneurs will. I think the thing that makes the difference between those that succeed and those that don't, are those that are willing to take on the challenges head-on and find a way, one way or another to climb that wall and get over to the other side."...listen now ...
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Bettina Hein, Pixability - 
    NCWIT Hero Increase sales and profits by using video
enclosure-voice 980_ 3/7/11 - w3w3® Media Network is proud and honored to bring another NCWIT interview to our audience. We've long since recognized the need for education and support for our youth and particularly for young women, in math and science, engineering and technology. The women we interview are bright guiding lights for the future of our youth, generously sharing their experiences - challenges and all. They are inspiring, often humorous and motivating. This series is a real jewel and a valuable set of tools for the future of young women and everyone who has the good fortune to listen. Lee Kennedy, founder, Bolder Search and NCWIT Board member, along with Larry Nelson, w3w3® Media Network interviewed Bettina Hein, founder and CEO of Pixability. Pixability, based in Cambridge, MA., helps small and medium sized businesses and non-profits increase sales by using video. Bettina is a serial entrepreneur and founder of She E Os, a network for female CEO's and growth companies. Bettina's advice to young entrepreneurs today? "I love helping people make their dreams come true. I typically tell them anyone can be an entrepreneur. I tell them there are three things you need. 1.) 90k - If you knew what was going to hit you during the course of building your company, you would not start. So, start young and go at it. That doesn't mean unprepared. You have to do your research, look for a good market. But if you knew too much you would not be able to be an innovator. The second thing you need is chutzpah, being audacious, putting yourself out there - you really have to own it and be convinced you can do this. The third thing is perseverance - you have to have the will to see it through. Because it is very hard and you are going to want to quit, often. So you have to want to see it through. that doesn't mean being stubborn. You have to take cues and pivot and change your business model and evolve it. So, if you have those three, I think any young person can make it. ...listen now there's much more...
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Brad Bernthal, Assoc. Clinical Professor of 
    Law, Technology Policy and Entrepreneurial Law, University of Colorado The first challenge is assembling the right team
enclosure-voice 977_ 3/7/11 - We've heard many people, including Brad Feld, say that software and Boulder are synonymous. We're here today with Brad Bernthal, Associate Clinical Professor of Law, Technology Policy and Entrepreneurial Law, University of Colorado. You do so much in different areas, a lot in the high tech arena and entrepreneurs, right here in Boulder. Brad explains, "With w3w3 doing this interview and many more, it has really been a terrific bone in terms of media coverage of this scene. FOX News did a piece on Boulder, MSNBC was here two weeks ago, New York Times covered us in May, so there's definitely been a lot of attention. With Boulder, the software scene is not without roots .The most direct root is probably going back to data storage and you've got to look back at IBM moving here, then throwing off StorageTek, which itself spawned an entire industry of data storage, related companies and startups - that's an important part of the tradition here that's often overlooked. There are other important entrepreneurial branches that I think are mainly ground work for this too. Natural Foods, Wild Oats, IZZY Beverages, WhiteWave coming out of this area among them. So you've got a culture in which there is a tradition of entrepreneurship. Larry and Brad explored the entrepreneurial challenges today. Brad, "Probably the first challenge is assembling the right team. So, one thing I look for when I'm examining the viability of a company is how sound is this team, how well rounded is it? If it's just a technologist that doesn't understand how to put together a business model, doesn't understand how to handle the finances of the company, doesn't understand how to sell and market, you've got an imbalance that could be fatal to the team. So in my experience, great ideas, poor teams is a recipe for failure. Mediocre idea, great team, recipe for success because the great team will find a way to pivot that business and find a way to make it work. So, the first challenge is making the team the right one." Brad explores many other key points for entrepreneurs...listen now...
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w3w3® Media Network Links that will make a difference
914_ 10/25/10- w3w3® Media Network is all about supporting business and technology in Colorado.  We specialize in creating valuable links and relationships to help you grow your company, build your team, get insights to various industries, keep you up-to-date, raise money, increase your income and profits, and so much more...Venture Capital; Tech Transfer; Communications Technology Professionals; Mergers and Acquisitions; It's the Law; Training Trends; Colorado Companies to Watch; Mastering Change; Looking for Money; In the News; and more...Just click on the topic of your interest and you'll find treasure trove of information...
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