#33 – Company Acquisition, Startup Tips and Focus Goals with Moran Pober Moran is located in Televiv, Israel and is a former Israel Defense Forces soldier, an Israeli businessman, investor, founder of ABD Assets, a leading international investment group and has had extensive dealings with many other entrepreneurial projects. Moran has been involved in many companies including iTips, a Top 100 app in 100 stores around the world including the US, Canada, and the UK. Other than the previous mentioned ventures, Moran has also carried out extensive consulting assignments with many companies and is now on the hunt for acquisitions of companies he can help turnaround, merge, or help grow towards exit/IPO.
#32 – Psychology, Obesity, and the Correct Mental Balance of Food with Dr. Glenn Livingston Dr. Glenn, a veteran psychologist, is located in Portland, Oregon and is the author of the book Never Binge Again as well as the long time CEO of a multi-million dollar consulting firm which has serviced several Fortune 500 clients in the food industry. Disillusioned by what traditional psychology had to offer the overweight and/or food obsessed male, Dr. Glenn spent several decades researching the nature of bingeing and overeating by working with his own patients AND a self-funded research program with more than 40,000 participants. Most important, however, was his own personal journey out of obesity and food prison to a normal, healthy weight and a much more lighthearted relationship with food.
#31 – Evolution, Creationism, Technology, and Design with Perry Marshall Perry is located in Chicago, Illinois and is a speaker, engineer and world-renowned business consultant to over 300 industries, from computer hardware and software to finance and biotech. With a degree in electrical engineering and a decade of research as well as being the author of 80/20 Sales and Marketing and Evolution 2.0: Breaking the Deadlock Between Darwin and Design, he brings a fresh perspective to the 150-year old evolution debate. Just as Bill Gates of Microsoft and the founders of Google revolutionized software and the Internet through their status as outsiders, Perry similarly harnesses a communication engineer’s outsider’s perspective to reveal a century of unrecognized research and discoveries.
#30 – Natural Sweeteners, Nature-Based Company Culture and The Ketogenic Diet with Thom King of Steviva Brands Thom is located in Portland, Oregon and is part CEO, part personal development wonk, part biohacker info geek and is a self-confessed serial entrepreneur. While his favorite book list contains many success oriented and personal development classics, with the classic definition of achieving success being “make lots of money” this is not what inspires or motivates Thom. He follows more of a “you aren’t doing well unless you’re also doing some good” line of thinking. Thom’s company has been built around the simple principle of “do the right thing.” In 1999 Thom’s personal passion for food and his concern over the explosion of metabolic disease led him to found Steviva Brands, with a mission to help food manufacturers replace unhealthy sugars in their products with natural options. With 20 years of R&D work, Thom has helped hundreds of manufacturers improve the quality of their products. In recent years, his passion for food and optimal health have intersected with his embrace of a ketogenic diet.