Thomas Dolby Musician and MTV Icon is interviewed by David Cogan of Eliances Heroes show amfm, iHeart. Thomas and David talk the early days of electronic music, and the benefit it afforded Thomas being able to meet and play with his most revered heroes in music like David Bowie and others. Thomas explained that tech in the late 70s was rarified; he found the system he used in a dumpster and worked to learn it. They also discuss Thomas's experience producing and acting as a studio and tour musician for some of the biggest acts in the industry. He also was the original Music Director for the TED Conference, and was at the first Digital Music Conference where the fate of music online was discussed. "Reflect your daily experience in your work; what is real to you is quite possibly real to others as well. It exhibits integrity and authenticity."
Danny Govberg Owner Govberg Watches is interviewed by David Cogan of Eliances Heroes show amfm, iHeart radio. Govberg is the oldest privately owned watch retailer in the United States and has sold some of the most expensive luxury brands like Patek Phillipe, Rolex and others. Govberg's OnTime application is the ultimate mobile companion for watch enthusiasts to buy, trade or sell watches directly from their phone. Govberg describes the app as the watch collector's complete toolbox, including a news aggregator and direct access to watches any enthusiast would surely covet. "Make sure you're friends with your family before going into business with them; it requires ongoing open communication and dedication to making it work."
John Heffner CEO of Drybar is interviewed by David Cogan of Eliances Heroes show amfm, iHeart radio. Joh tells David about the services Drybar offers, what the most requested is, and the products they sell to clients. In a company 70 percent driven by women clientele, they have to know their hair and the most popular styles today. Drybar's focus is to do one thing really well, and David and John reveal the secret to getting repeat customers.
Greg Head of www.greghead.com is interviewed by David Cogan of Eliances Heroes.com. Greg and David talk about the early CRM industry wiht ACT! software and Saleslogix of which Greg was a part of both. He later joined another well-known small business CRM offering, Infusionsoft, as Cheif Marketing Officer. Greg now does speaking engagements and coaches business owners about the pitfalls to avoid in running a startup.
Leigh Steinberg CEO Steinberg Sports is interviewed by David Cogan of Eliances Heroes show amfm, iHeart radio. Leigh is known as the true life inspiration for the movie Jerry McGuire starring Tom Cruise about the inner-workings of the high-pressure world of sports agents. Leigh was called "The Most Powerful Person in Sports" by The Sporting News. David and Leigh discuss a topic that's important to Leigh, bullying prevention. He cited 40% of all kids report having been bullied at one time or another. Leigh encourages all athletes in his portfolio to work with kids at their high school and college to help pave the way for the next group of athletes and non-athletes as well. David and Leigh talk about how not all the sports is glamorous, and the hard work that goes into developing Steinberg clients for their big time play in the world and not just on in the stadiums and arenas where they excel. "Look for opportunities to create change, don't wait for 'them' to do it."
Nicole Polizzi aka Snooki of MTV reality TV show Jersey Shore and others is interviewed by David Cogan of Eliances Heroes show amfm, iHeart radio. Nicole and David talk about Nicole's growth from the Jersey Shore show that gained media and fan attention for crazy escapades in nightclubs and at "home" to Snooki and JWOW, then Nicole and Jionni. Nicole tells David about her memories(or lack of) of being a reality TV queen and the great opportunities it afforded her. Nicole is very much a "tell it like it is" person which makes her relatable. It makes viewer more comfortable in thinking, "OK, I'm not the only one." She shares her advice for her children and what she would tell her younger self.
Peter Engel Producer of Saved By the Bell and Last Comic Standing is interviewed by David Cogan of Eliances Heroes show amfm, iHeart. Peter and David discuss the success Engel experienced with Saved By The Bell and how it impacted him. Peter went on to produce other Saturday morning hits like California Dreams and more. Peter also produced the great "Last Comic Standing" show.
David McCourt CEO Chairman of Granahan McCourt Capital is interviewed by David Cogan of Eliances Heroes show amfm, iHeart radio. David and David talk technology in this segment, particularly how McCourt sold his Corporate Communications Network to MFS Communications and eventually to WorldCom for $14Billion. McCourt also is an Emmy winning TV show producer (PBS Kids Reading Rainbow, and a 10-part documentary "What's Going On?"). David discusses the best spot to invest both money and effort in businesses - listen to learn. "Look at things a brand new way and be smart enough not to be afraid."
Marc Joseph Founder and CEO of Dollar Days is interviewed by David Cogan of Eliances Heroes show amfm iHeart radio. Marc founded Dollar Days which is the premier wholesaler and closeout company designed to help small and medium businesses get the high-quality goods they need to grow their businesses at lower prices - case-by-case, because that's all you have to buy. Most popular items are backpacks, blankets, and flip flops. You won't believe the most unique, which he tells David about in their interview.
Doug Cavanaugh founder of Ruby's Diner is interviewed by David Cogan of Eliances Heroes show amfm, iHeart radio. Doug was inspired to open the 40s style diner one night on a run near Balboa pier in Newport Beach California. With the help of his father and his mother's good name, he opened the first Ruby's Diner in 1982. Doug and David talk about the importance of family, believing in yourself and never quitting in this insightful talk. Doug build his business from the ground up and has given back throughout his career and continues to guide the Ruby's collection of diners across the Nation.
Frank Shamrock UFC Champion MMA Fighter is interviewed by David Cogan of Eliances Heroes show amfm, iHeart radio. David and Frank discuss the amazing amount of training that goes into MMA fighting and building your career to UFC Champion. Frank explains it takes a lot of mental and physical toughness and hard work to get to the largest stage in MMA fighting. He started a podcast "The Bake Out" with a well-known Hollywood health professional to start a show.
Jeff Hoffman Co-Founder Priceline dot com is interviewed by David Cogan of Eliances Heroes show amfm, iHeart radio. Before founding the Name Your Price travel website valued at over $50Billion Jeff sold his first startup company to American Express, powering the walk-up kiosk systems printing boarding passes at airports. With Priceline, Jeff said he planned to do nothing different than creating a reverse auction site for travel. He explained to David that the goal originally was to be the all source reverse auction for anything, however they were so successful they decided to stick with the formula. Jeff is an active mentor, and is ont he boards of several startups. He also is a trusted advisor to presidents of the United States on internet technology and emerging concepts. His newest venture, Color Jar provides strategy, consulting, workshops and coaching to entrepreneurs. "Encourage children to try things and explore."
Psychic Medium John Edward is interviewed by David Cogan of Eliances Heroes show amfm, iHeart radio. John and David discuss the ins and outs of doing a reading and what John says to those who do not believe in what he does. For those who inquire a reading or want to know if their relatives are at peace John recommends they pick up the book Hello From Heaven by Bill and Judy Guggenheim. John also explains why his daughter does not go on auditions, and why the world is in a deconstruction phase. "You can't spell humanity without unity."
Grayson Harelson, Kirill Bor, and Jack Healy of Solar Mower are interviewed by David Cogan of Eliances Heroes show amfm, iHeart radio. Solar Mower is a Phoenix-based startup by three teens from Sunnyslope and Basis High Schools. They collaborated on a project through the Rising Tycoons young entrepreneur program founded by Olenka Cullinan. For winning pitch night, the boys received mentoring from Caliber Corporation, Inc. and a scholarship to Grand Canyon University. "Don't be afraid to do what you want to do and write down all your ideas."
Dr. John DenBoer of Smart Brain Aging is interviewed by David Cogan of Eliances Heroes show amfm, iHeart radio. Dr. DenBoer is a clinical psychologist who works with clients to stave off early onset of dementia and alzheimer's. His SmartBrain U is a medicare reimbursable online application for introducing new and novel learning. Dr. DenBoer speaks about the fact that 90% of people over the age of 90 have some form of dementia. He says that if someone lives long enough, they will experience it. "Invest in education for your success."
Liliana Lovell Creator of Coyote Ugly Saloon is interviewed by David Cogan of Eliances Heroes show amfm, iHeart radio. Liliana is the founder and owner of the original cowboy bar. She talks with David about her post-collegiate job on Wall Street doing investment banking and found her part time job of tending bar more lucrative in her early career. Liliana was in talks to start a fast casual health food restaurant when Hollywood came calling about the "Coyote Ugly" movie she inspired. "Passion is great, but it takes a lot of research and knowledge to make it successful."
Amy Mancuso owner Amy Mancuso Events is interviewed by David Cogan of Eliances Heroes show amfm, iHeart radio. Amy and David talk about the showstopping events Amy creates for her high-profile clients like preferred hotels and resorts in Arizona. Named Wedding Consultant of the Year, Mancuso talks about the best way to keep everything under control when planning an event. She likens her event management to a conductor of an orchestra who is the glue that holds the symphony together and helps everyone perform at their best.
Candice Galek founder of Bikini Luxe is interviewed by David Cogan of Eliances Heroes show amfm, iHeart radio. Candice founder her swim and resort wear company after a successful modeling career. She infamously took on the establishment of LinkedIn pushing the limits of perceived appropriateness with her posts of bikini clad models and attracting tons of attention from opinionated LinkedIn users. Candice and David discuss her business and partnerships with stars like Marc Anthony, his model wife, and others.
Actor Michael Pare is interviewed by David Cogan of Eliances Heroes show amfm, iHeart radio. David and Michael talk about their favorite role of being father to great kids, but in his career, Michael still credits his first leading role as the brooding lead singer of the fictitious band Eddie and the Cruisers as his favorite. Listen to find out why, and the impact Robert Kulp had on him in his first role on The Greatest American Hero TV show. Pare's new movie is American Violence, also starring Denise Richards, Bruce Dern,Kaiwi Lyman-Mersereau, and more. "It's common for actors to lose their way and forget to emote in their normal lives - it's important to stay in the real world outside of acting."
Damian Kulash of OkGo is interviewed by David Cogan of Eliances Heroes show amfm, iHeart radio. The band is widely recognized and awarded Grammys, MTV awards and more not just for their music, but their colorful, intricate videos. David talks with Damian about the immense creative effort and process of trial and error it takes building the music, then setting them to film through the utilization of math, science, and split-second spectacular. The band really uses play and discovery to work their craft. Learn why you should be listening and watching OkGo. And follow their journey as they "Walk Her Walk" in their partnership with Morton Salt in support of non-profits benefitting art, music and education programs. "Write new rules. You can gain a better sense of what works and how to create art when you do."
Don Brown inventor of the Ab Roller is interviewed by David Cogan of Eliances Heroes show amfm, iHeart radio. The Ab Roller was one of the most successful infomercial of the 90s; sold millions of units across the world. The As-Seen-On-TV campaign exceeded $100Million in sales. Brown also created a chain of fitness centers in New Jersey called XERCISE. He also is the Author of "Invent Yourself Rich" and regularly does speaking engagements and programs to help others be successful. His newest product completed one of the most successful Kickstarter campaigns and is the #1 core fitness trainers with 2000 pre-orders of the product. "The difference between success and failure is never quitting."
Jerry Harrison co-founder Red Crow is interviewed by David Cogan of Eliances Heroes show amfm, iHeart radio. Harrison is formerly of the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame band Talking Heads. He also produces for some of the top names in music like the Violent Femmes, LIVE, Crash Test Dummies, The BoDeans, The Verve Pipe, and No Doubt. Harrison has been on the forefront of the net neutrality debate for years and pioneered many of the standards for music distribution online in use today. Learn what he wishes he had known years ago, and his advice for students. "We're helping advance those technologies that create positive social impact."
Judge Michael Newman National President Federal Bar Association (FBA) is interviewed by David Cogan of Eliances Heroes show amfm, iHeart radio. Judge Newman oversees more than 18,000 federal lawyers including 1,200 federal judges who work together to promote the sound administration of justice, equality, and independence of the judiciary. The FBA outreach is focused on teaching civics to middle and high school students through a nationwide essay contest and other programs). "Look for open doors and don't be afraid of taking on challenges and working hard."
Travis Ogden President and COO of Isagenix is interviewed by David Cogan of Eliances Heroes show amfm, iHeart radio. As president of this billion dollar company, he takes health and wellness seriously as an avid fitness cyclist, runner and participant in an array of adrenaline-charged sports. Ogden got his start with his father's trucking company while working as a CPA and moved into running his father's business when illness struck the family. He and David talk about what it takes to create success. "Learn through struggles and take on risk and challenges. Search and find opportunities to learn and grow."
Tanya Bakalov founder Better Skills is interviewed by David Cogan of Eliances Heroes show amfm, iHeart radio. David and Tanya discuss the modern ideal of focusing on employees for building great companies. Better Skills provides ways for companies to train and engage employees so they have clear career paths creating a stronger work environment and companies. Bakalov talks about what she did when she found out she won the E&Y Entrepreneur of the Year honor. "You have to believe in yourself, and keep moving your goals to find success."