Hillary Bressler

Hillary is a visionary entrepreneur who founded one of the first marketing agencies focused on internet marketing, anywhere. She saw this coming at a time that was before high-speed internet, laptop ubiquity and smartphones! It seems so obvious to all of us now but imagine that, at one point, she had to convince people that the internet is not a fad.

Luis Vazquez

What happens when a professional breakdancer becomes a freelance developer and then switches to sales guru? You’re about to find out! Enter Luis Vazquez. Professional reinvention artist who is poised to teach the introverts of the world that they too can be mighty salespeople.

Paul Jarley

Education. Bring up this subject with anyone and it’ll be a hot button of sorts. On my blog I’ve interviewed people who represent unorthodox educational paths, including many of my friends at the altMBA program. While I’m an alum of that program, I also have an MBA from the UCF College of Business and there happens to be an interesting figure who runs the building. I thought that he would give us great insights into ‘traditional’ education … but you’re about to find out why UCF’s business school is anything but traditional.

Tim Urban

Normally being stranded in gridlock traffic during torrential rain sucks. The only time it doesn’t, is when you’re stuck with one of your favorite authors. This is the backdrop for my interview with Tim Urban, author of Wait But Why. We covered many topics that he writes about in his blog and also delved into his in-person experiences with Mark Zuckerberg, Sheryl Sandberg & Elon Musk. Tim was engaging, funny & forthcoming in this one-of-a-kind experience.

Theresa Curameng

For the last sixteen years (16! years!), Theresa & her husband Calvin have not only survived the grind but have come out of the other side with a smile. They embody the practice of yoga and carry a positive demeanor with them everywhere. Recently, I had the opportunity to sit with Theresa in the studio they own and chat about customer feedback, bubbliness, 7-day work weeks & all things CPY.

Seth Godin

So then I asked Seth, “What is something about you that is totally true, but most people wouldn’t believe?” He immediately replied, “I don’t work very hard.” There was a very long pause as we both stared at each other. I was sizing up his answer and trying to sense if there was any sarcasm in it. There wasn’t. How can the man that is seemingly everywhere not work very hard? He then explained …

Danya ‘Shea’

Is ‘Shea’ like an eccentric X-Men comic character that floats around like a ball of energy infusing superpowers to everyone she comes in contact with? Well actually ‘YES’ that’s pretty much right! We recently sat down to talk about innovation, entrepreneurship, feminism, kool-aid & a host of fun topics.

Paul Jun

When Paul developed writer’s block he would resort to a trick Hunter S. Thompson had talked about using to break through. He’d rewrite ‘The Great Gatsby’ cover to cover. Wait a minute, what! Who does that? There is a special mix of commitment & lunacy in this and I had to know more.

Jason Polstein

We started asking the question “why doesn’t the market already have this solution?” I think that’s when we stumbled upon this idea that there are a lot of under-serviced markets out there and that if you can identify them and align your company to deliver value to them, there’s a lot of opportunity there.

Gregg Pollack

Just as Gregg is a serial starter, I’m a serial networker so we were bound to meet since everyone is a half degree apart in Orlando. About a year ago I had reached out to him. Particularly, I was intrigued by a video he had posted online where he talked about building the ideal workplace. You could tell that he is passionate about this topic. This really inspired me and I wanted to learn more.