Frank Ford

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Frank Ford

The critically-acclaimed comedy group, Four Day Weekend, is the longest-running show in the Southwest. On Friday and Saturday nights, the group performs a show, created from audience suggestions and participation, at their 212-seat theater in downtown Fort Worth. Repeatedly voted "Best Comedy" for many years, Four Day Weekend is a Fort Worth institution. They’ve been called “Fort Worth’s Greatest Ambassadors," have been awarded the Key to the City, have performed for two U.S. presidents and delivered a keynote address to the United States Congress. No trip to Fort Worth is complete until you attend this award-winning show!

Check out the show: fourdayweekend.com/

Happy Accidents is your personal guide to transforming your life. As we take on task after task, responsibility after responsibility, we lose sight of who we are and why we're doing what we do; we rush through the day completing a to-do list, but we never really seem to accomplish the things that are most important. What goals do you have for your life? What steps have you taken toward them today? Consider this book your guide to getting back on track to your dreams and help inspire those around you. It's not about doing more or doing less, it's about making what you do worthy of the effort. From forging new relationships, stepping out of your comfort zone, and reframing your work—start valuing these as empowering choices you get to make toward a particular goal every day.

Get the book here: amzn.to/2HZiEDG

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Rachel Braun Scherl

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Rachel Braun Scherl

Rachel Braun Scherl is a proven expert in business-building for female health companies. Through SPARK Solutions for Growth, Rachel has driven innovation and created revenue growth for leading pharma, beauty and consumer health companies, including Allergan, Johnson & Johnson, Pfizer, Bayer, Merck, and Church & Dwight. Her brand experience includes Advil, Aveeno, Botox, Carefree, Centrum, Chapstick, Coppertone, Johnson’s Baby, Listerine, Neutrogena, ob, Splenda, Stayfree, Trojan, Tylenol and Zestra.

As part of "Rachel Talks" keynote speaker series, Rachel has presented to global audiences on Business-Building, Entrepreneurship, Leadership and Women in Business. Rachel has spoken at prestigious venues, including Johnson & Johnson, Healthcare Businesswomen’s Association, Pennsylvania Conference for Women, The Fuqua School at Duke University, Barnard College Athena Center for Leadership Studies, Stanford University Graduate School of Business, Yale School of Management, Fairleigh Dickinson Silberman College of Business and Montclair State University Feliciano Center for Entrepreneurship.

Career Highlights:

  • Rachel has built a client base including some of the world’s leading organizations as Principal at SPARK;
  • As Co-Founder of Semprae Laboratories, Rachel led the growth of the company leading to its sale to Innovus Pharmaceuticals Inc.
  • Recipient of Best 50 Women in Business by NJBiz , SmartCEO’s BRAVA Award and JWI’s 10 Women to Watch.

Rachel has been featured for her work in Women’s Health and Leadership on ABC News, CBS, msnbc, AdAge, The New York Times, The Philadelphia Inquirer, Lifetime, Oprah Radio, FOX News, WPIX, Inc., & Forbes. She has a regular column at Huffington Post and writes for Inc. Rachel is a Board member of illumai & Advisory Board Member at Center for Entrepreneurship & Innovation, The Fuqua School of Business.

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Bob Fitts

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Bob Fitts

I want to invite all of you in the Building The Future community to join me at SUP-X: The StartUp Expo in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, this July 26th, where I’ll be the emcee. SUP-X is one of the largest and best startup conferences in the U.S. and the official gathering of the Building The Future community this summer. SUP-X has cutting edge content, a cool startup competition and a half-day forum this year called #women4women, the largest gathering in the US in 2018 of angel groups, seed funds and VC funds focused on female founders and female entrepreneurs.  

For more information visit www.sup-x.org. I hope to see all my Building The Future friends there!

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David Grebow

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David Grebow

My latest book, "Minds at Work", is now available for on Amazon. Here's a preview:

"Most management practices and principles used today were developed in the 19th century when we managed hands and learned at a very different pace. Digital technology, automation and globalization have forever changed everything. In the 21st century Knowledge Economy we produce knowledge and know-how, and need to manage minds that must continuously learn in dramatically new ways. Yet managers everywhere are still employing management principles and practices as if we were back in the 20th century.

There is a revolution happening around the world changing the way we manage people. "Minds at Work" shows you why that change is happening, and is a blueprint for what you need to do to make it happen in your company."

I've held senior development and leadership positions with leading technology and education companies including IBM, where I co-founded the Institute for Advanced Learning, I am a co-author of Creating a Learning Culture (Cambridge University Press, 2004) and served on the Editorial Review Board for Information Age Publishing,

My company, KnowledgeStar™, is a consulting firm founded in 2006 to provide insight about the intersection of digital technology and education. Our clients include Fortune 500 corporations, start-ups, NGOs and leading analyst firms.

KnowledgeStar™ is also currently launching an app-based Interactive Performance Support System™ to provide operational, compliance and safety information to people working in manufacturing and industrial environments as part of out Internet of Smart Things™ initiative.

A well-known speaker, workshop leader, and consultant, David lives in San Francisco, halfway between the California Academy of Sciences and the American bison paddock. After work, he likes to head to Ocean Beach where, on the rare fogless evening, he watches the sunset, hoping to glimpse the fabled “green flash” once again.

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Ken Dunn

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Ken Dunn

14 years in investigative and tactical policing allowed me to hone deep organizational and leadership skills, and sparked an entrepreneurial fire inside of me. Throughout my policing career I also helped to start businesses. 

In 2001 I started KPLJ, and its rapid financial success, coupled with my start in direct selling, led to my exit from law enforcement. KPLJ was later sold in 2005, for 8 figures.

Throughout the past decade I have traveled to 40 countries, speaking about sales and teaching leadership. During this time, I published 3 books that have sold over 300,000 copies (as of Jan 1, 2018)

In 2012, I was he Co-Founder of an international supplement company called Ocean Avenue. A rapid start ($1M in the first month) and explosive 2 years ($34M) led to quick exit.

On Nov 1st, 2013, I founded GoRead.com. My mission to two-fold:

  • To help every author in the world to make publishing a profitable experience; and
  • To Give Every Child In the World The Gift Of Reading (GoRead Children's Literacy Foundation)

GoRead.com is changing the way people write, read and experience books! We bring book-lovers together through a cutting-edge, web-based community that allows them to virtually preserve their personal book collection, which is the legacy of a reader - hence "Reader's Legacy". We also publish the books of thousands of authors through Rebel Press.

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