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Can Cigarettes Be Safe? John Cameron Says They Can, And His Company Can Prove It

Originally Aired on May 15, 2012

David talks with John Cameron, the CEO of SafeCig, the electronic alternative to the traditional cigarette smoking experience, about his company, and the health benefits that the company hopes consumers will enjoy as a result.  Plus, Dave talks with Greg Minuskin, a craftsman who has carved himself a unique niche in the marketplace via fountain pen repair.

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As Seen On TV: A Conversation With The “King of the Infomercial”

Originally Aired on February 21, 2012

AJ Khubani, Millie Myers, Tom Booth

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As Seen On TV: A Conversation With The “King of the Infomercial”

OrGreenic. Lint Lizard. Sticky Buddy. All products that we never thought we needed, until we saw them on a late night infomercial. The man behind these and many more “As Seen on TV” products, AJ Khubani of Telebrands, joins The International Capitalist, David Iwinski to discuss his story.

What Is the Biggest Communication Problem Hurting Your Company?
The International Capitalist, David Iwinski, along with Millie Myers of Carnegie Mellon University, wrap up their series on business communication by talking with American Entrepreneur callers about their most pressing communication issues.  Plus, they summarize some of the key points of their previous discussions and offer advice for professionals at every level on facilitating clear communication, both within, and outside of, your company.

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Can Entrepreneurship Be a Low-Risk Proposition?

Originally Aired on February 15, 2012

The International Capitalist, David Iwinski, talks with Christopher Hanks, a professor of entrepreneurship at the University of Georgia, and co-author of “School For Startups” about his philosophy of “Low-Risk Entrepreneurship”, what it entails, and the steps savvy entrepreneurs should be taking to ensure a “safer” entrepreneurial environment. 

 

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As Seen on TV (But Heard on TAE Radio): A Conversation With The “King of the Infomercial”

Originally Aired on February 14, 2012

AJ Khubani, Bill MacDonald, Ray Hanis

OrGreenic. Lint Lizard. Sticky Buddy. All products that we never thought we needed, until we saw them on a late night infomercial.  The man behind these and many more “As Seen on TV” products, AJ Khubani of Telebrands, joins The International Capitalist, David Iwinski to discuss his story.  Plus, David talks with Bill MacDonald of PleinAire Strategies about his new book, “Merge”, and Bill’s tips for businesses of any size on how to shorten the sales cycle and maximize the efficiency of your sales staff.  And as part of the “Consultant’s Corner”, Buddy Hobart of Solutions 21 talks with Ray Hanis of the Village Tavern about the challenges he faces while running a successful restaurant business.

 

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When Management Agrees on a Decision, Can It Actually HURT the Business?

Originally Aired on February 8, 2012

It’s a hypothetical story that management science professor Jerry Harvey likes to tell: On a hot, dry summer day, a family decides as a group to drive one hour to Abilene, TX for dinner, even though in the minds of each individual, nobody particularly wants to go, but they don’t want to rock the boat of the group “consensus”. As they make the miserable return home from the trip nobody wanted to take, they each express their lament aloud, and wonder why they decided to go in the first place. Jerry calls this form of “Groupthink” the “Abilene Paradox”, and, if translated to a boardroom setting, itcould be devastating to a company on the cusp of making an impactful decision for the business. He talks with “The International Capitalist” David Iwinski about the psychology behind the Abilene Paradox, and why someone who “rocks the boat” could turn out to be the savior of a company.

 

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The Business of Sleep - Earl Kluft’s Quest to Make Every Night a Good Night

Originally Aired on February 7, 2012

The International Capitalist David Iwinski talks with Earl Kluft, owner of Kluft Mattress, one of the premier mattress manufacturers and distributors in the country, about the steps he has taken to incorporate the European style of bedding with American manufacturing techniques.

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“AA For CEO’s”: An Inside Look At Where Business Leaders Meet To “Talk Shop”

Originally Aired on February 1, 2012

The International Capitalist David Iwinski is joined by Leo Bottary, of Vistage, as they discuss the story of Vistage, and the role that this support organization plays for CEO’s and business leaders who are looking for a kindred spirit off of whom to bounce ideas and to discuss strategies, without the perception that you’re spilling your guts to a potential competitor.

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What Is the Biggest Communication Problem Hurting Your Company?

Originally Aired on January 31, 2012

The International Capitalist, David Iwinski, along with Millie Myers of Carnegie Mellon University, wrap up their series on business communication by talking with American Entrepreneur callers about their most pressing communication issues.  Plus, they summarize some of the key points of their previous discussions and offer advice for professionals at every level on facilitating clear communication, both within, and outside of, your company.

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Want the Most Effective Relationship With Your Clients? Patrick Lencioni Says, “Get Naked”!

Originally Aired on January 25, 2012

The International Capitalist, David Iwinski, talks with one of the foremost authorities on organizational dynamics in the country, Patrick Lencioni, about Patrick’s new book, “Getting Naked”, and the idea that the best way to earn your clients’ trust is to be as transparent and vulnerable as possible. Plus, “Your Midweek Mentor”, John Rodgers of Dale Carnegie Systems offers advice on how to up your game as a leader, by improving on the one trait that worries you the most when it comes to how you deal with your people

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Inside the Challenges and Opportunities of International Medicine

Originally Aired on January 24, 2012

The International Capitalist, David Iwinski, explores the challenges and opportunities facing business owners who choose to operate their medicine business internationally, as he talks with Andy Sheldon of Medicago, a Canadian company specializing in vaccination medicine for patients around the world.

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The Business of Sleep - Earl Kluft’s Quest to Make Every Night a Good Night

Originally Aired on January 17, 2012

The International Capitalist David Iwinski talks with Earl Kluft, owner of Kluft Mattress, one of the premier mattress manufacturers and distributors in the country, about the steps he has taken to incorporate the European style of bedding with American manufacturing techniques.

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The International Capitalist Helps You With Your Business Issues

Originally Aired on January 15, 2012

Dave Iwinski, Bobby Fry, Justin Steel,

The International Capitalist, David Iwinski, takes over the hosting reins on the Sunday edition of American Entrepreneur Radio, as he puts over two decades of business experience in both international and domestic business to work to help you with your most pressing business issues Plus, he talks with Bobby Fry, Justin Steel and the team from Bar Marcos, as they discuss their story, and how they have capitalized on their niche to provide a five-star restaurant experience to your home via their on-site preparation and catering service.

 

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Learn the Most Important Word in Business

Originally Aired on January 11, 2012

Trust. For Charles Green, the founder and CEO of Trusted Advisor Associates, it is foundation for every facet of a successful business. As a manager, you need to trust that your people will do what they need to do, when they need to do it, in order to help the company succeed. As an employee, you need to trust that you will be provided with the tools you need to succeed in your job. You need to trust that your vendors will provide the goods and services at the time, price and quality level they commit to. Your customers and clients will trust that you provide what you commit to. Charles talks with The International Capitalist, David Iwinski about why trust is so essential for business, and the colossal void that emerges when trust is not part of the equation.

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Is Entrepreneurship Right For You? Do the Math!

Originally Aired on January 10, 2012

When faced with the decision as to whether or not we should go into business for ourselves, we tend to weigh a number of factors for consideration, and often do so through a shield of blind optimism.  But, as business strategist Carol Roth advises, the most successful businesses start when the entrepreneur takes off the rose-colored glasses and puts pen to paper to determine the risks and the rewards of a proposed venture.  She calls it “The Entrepreneur Equation,” and she talks with The International Capitalist, David Iwinski, about how to use specific data to pinpoint how successful a business can be.