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By Lance Peppler
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"The Economy of Kindness" by Linda Cohen

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Hi everyone, After 183 episodes of the Business Bookshelf podcast I have decided to bring it to an end. Like for most people the last two years have been challenging.  The constant source of joy has been this podcast.  It has taken me from my study here in South Africa and allowed me to speak to incredible people around the world. I am very appreciative of everyone who has been involved in the podcast - the authors who were interviewed, the companies that sent me authors to interview, the listeners of the podcast and my family. Wish you everything of the best! Lance Peppler
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February 20, 2022
"The Economy of Kindness" by Linda Cohen
Episode 182 of the Business Bookshelf podcast - Linda Cohen - author of "The Economy of Kindness: How Kindness Transforms Your Bottom Line" Linda has been a Kindness Catalyst for over 10 years.  She presents to organizations and businesses on the Economy of Kindness: How Kindness Transforms Your Bottomline.  She lives in Oregon with her husband, their two spirited teenagers and two Cavalier King Charles Spaniels. She loves yoga and meditation and will never pass up a good cup of Earl Grey tea. Imagine a company culture where employees feel valued, recognized, and empowered enough to go the extra mile for customers and colleagues; where leadership can be authentic, transparent, and connected to their team. The Economy of Kindness: How Kindness Transforms Your Bottom Line by Linda provides real life examples of companies that have employed kindness as their secret weapon to build and maintain their organizations. Linda's website can be found here - www.lindacohenconsulting.com
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February 13, 2022
"That's It, I'm Fired" by Jeff Finney
Episode 181 of the Business Bookshelf podcast - Jeff Finney - author of "That's It, I'm Fired" Perhaps you're one of those business owners who forgets to eat lunch. Or, if you do, you pick up a sandwich while checking your email. Maybe you haven't been on a real vacation in years and your family time is limited to an hour or two a day. Sound familiar? Entrepreneur and CEO Jeff Finney can certainly empathize with your struggle. He wrote his upcoming book That's It, I'm Fired in order to aid hands-on business owners in perfecting their business operations so that they can take a step back and finally enjoy their personal lives. Jeff Finney is the owner and CEO of Ultimate Cabinets and The Push Thru, LLC, with over 15 years in the woodworking manufacturing business.  I’ll have links to these and a link to his podcast called “The Push Thru”. Jeff's website can be found here - www.thepushthru.com.
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February 06, 2022
“Faster Safer Wealthier" by Dr. Gregory Bott
Episode 180 of the Business Bookshelf podcast - Dr. Gregory Bott - author of “Faster Safer Wealthier"  Dr. Gregory Bott is an entrepreneur, investor, and university instructor. At the age of 24, he quit his full-time corporate employment in pursuit of both higher education and entrepreneurship. Since then, he has owned and operated numerous businesses across multiple industries, including hospitality, real estate, and agriculture. His businesses have ranged from franchised to independent, from start-ups to acquisitions, from heavily staffed to one-person operations, from leveraged to debt-free, and from sole ownership to numerous shareholders. Gregory is the author of “Faster Safer Wealthier: Skip the Start-up and Buy a Stable Business to Build Intergenerational Wealth”.   High-risk entrepreneurship is a tough route to a rich life and financial freedom. Start-up stress, like relying on a once-in-a-lifetime innovation or setting out on a one-track objective of billionaire status, results in detours and setbacks rather than the financial rewards you desire. Not all businesses are high-risk endeavours though. Substantial, lasting wealth can be built in the space between broke and billionaire—when you reframe your idea of business ownership. Skip the risky start-up and walk straight into an already cash-flowing company to create and retain wealth! Dr. Gregory Bott’s structured framework for small business acquisition will mitigate risk, accelerate wealth accumulation, and elevate your business for profitable growth. With this step-by-step guide for both new and seasoned entrepreneurs, you can start on a steady path of incremental gains as a rightful business owner—for safer financial success that lasts generations. Greg's website can be found here - https://gregbott.com. The book can be purchased here - https://amzn.to/3rRlxxN. Email the host Lance Peppler at lance@businessbookshelfpodcast.com.
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January 30, 2022
“Impact Networks" by David Ehrlichman
Episode 179 of the Business Bookshelf podcast - David Ehrlichman - author of “Impact Networks" David is cofounder and coordinator of Converge a network of systems strategists, designers, facilitators, educators, and evaluators who partner with people, organizations, and networks to navigate complexity and co-create meaningful change. David is the author of “Impact Networks: Creating Connection, Sparking Collaboration, and Catalyzing Systemic Change”.   The social and environmental challenges we face today are not only complex, they are also systemic and structural and have no obvious solutions. They require diverse combinations of people, organizations, and sectors to coordinate actions and work together even when the way forward is unclear. Even so, collaborative efforts often fail because they attempt to navigate complexity with traditional strategic plans, created by hierarchies that ignore the way people naturally connect. By embracing a living-systems approach to organizing, impact networks bring people together to build relationships across boundaries; leverage the existing work, skills, and motivations of the group; and make progress amid unpredictable and ever-changing conditions. As a powerful and flexible organizing system that can span regions, organizations, and silos of all kinds, impact networks underlie some of the most impressive and large-scale efforts to create change across the globe David's company is Converge found here - www.converge.net. The book can be purchased here - https://amzn.to/3GR2XMq. Email the host Lance Peppler at lance@businessbookshelfpodcast.com.
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January 23, 2022
“Change from the Inside Out" by Erika Andersen
Episode 178 of the Business Bookshelf podcast - Erika Andersen - author of “Change from the Inside Out" Erika Andersen is the founding partner of Proteus, a coaching, consulting and training firm that focuses on leader readiness. Over the past 30 years, Erika has developed a reputation for creating approaches to learning and business-building that are custom tailored to her clients’ challenges, goals, and culture. Erika  is the author of “Change from the Inside Out: Making You, Your Team, and Your Organization Change-Capable”. Change initiatives fail because humans are hardwired to return to what's worked for us in the past. Erica’s book offers a straightforward process for rewiring ourselves and those we lead to be more change-capable. Erica's company is Proteus found here - www.proteus-international.com. The book can be purchased here - https://amzn.to/33sa2nZ.
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January 16, 2022
"A Helluva Ride" by Joseph Armentano
Episode 177 of the Business Bookshelf podcast - Joseph Armentano - author of "A Helluva Ride"  Joseph is Chief Executive Officer of Paraco Gas Corporation, a privately held energy and industrial distribution company serving the Northeast region. Paraco is the 13th largest propane marketer in the U.S. with more than 300 employees headquartered in Rye Brook, New York Joe is the author of “A Helluva Ride”.  Joe's memoir is a tribute to his father's out-sized personality, his passion for life, and his remarkable ability to shake off failure and move forward. Joe's company is Paraco found here - https://paracogas.com. The book can be purchased here - https://amzn.to/3y8KzeA.
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January 09, 2022
"Bomb Proof" by Emily Bermes
Episode 178 of the Business Bookshelf podcast - Emily Bermes - author of "Bomb Proof - A Field Proven Guide for the New-to-Role Executive" Being a new executive is hard.  In fact, more than 50% of new executives fail within 18 months. A lack of contextual knowledge, chronic corporate misalignment, and early costly missteps can doom new leaders before they really have a chance to lead. But it doesn't have to be this way. With the right information, new executives can thrive. Today our guest is Emily Bermes.  Emily is an experienced Human Capital consultant with deep expertise helping executives navigate new role assimilation at the officer level. She utilizes a truly interdisciplinary approach which combines more than 15 years of business experience as a partner-level management consultant and executive coach with applied social science principles to create elegant solutions for tough organizational and human capital challenges. Provides data-driven solutions that are practical, powerful and demonstratively effective. I talk to Emily about her new book “Bomb Proof - A Field Proven Guide for the New-to-Role Executive”. I talk to Emily about: three key factors to navigate to a new executive role? Getting the right people sitting on the right seat on the bus. Advice for a new executives Emily's company is Bermes Associates found here - https://www.bermesassociates.com. Email the host Lance Peppler - Lance@businessbookshelfpodcast.com
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January 02, 2022
"Your baby is ugly" by Justin Goodbread
Episode 176 of the Business Bookshelf podcast - Justin Goodbread - author of "Your baby is ugly"  Justin is a nationally recognized financial educator, wealth manager, author, speaker, and entrepreneur. Armed with 25+ years of experience starting, buying, owning, and selling businesses, Justin has dedicated himself to offering business owners strategies that increase the long-term value of their companies. Justin is the author of “Your baby is ugly”.  Are you creating a business that’s attractive to others—or is it a business only a parent could love? If your business isn’t attractive, you’ll struggle to rise up as a marketplace leader and catch the eyes of financial investors when you need it—or sell your business for profit in the future. You might find yourself heavily involved in every detail, but pouring endless time and energy into your business might not improve its value,—or have an effect on your personal net worth. Justin's company is Heritage Investor found here - https://heritageinvestor.com. The book can be purchased here - https://amzn.to/3DFzPFw. Email the host Lance Peppler at lance@businessbookshelfbookshelf.com.
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December 26, 2021
"The DAP Strategy" by Raj Sundarason
Episode 175 of the Business Bookshelf podcast - Raj Sundarason - author of "The DAP Strategy: A New Way of Working to De-Risk & Accelerate Your Digital Transformation"  Raj is the regional vice president and chief evangelist of WalkMe, the world's premier DAP provider, and a pioneer of digital adoption, with over 20 years of experience in digital programs. Fueled by his ideology of the Power of How, he collaborates with international senior digital transformation leaders to match business challenges with digital adoption program solutions that impact revenue, cost, and risk imperatives. Raj is the author of “The DAP Strategy: A New Way of Working to De-Risk & Accelerate Your Digital Transformation”. As teams struggle to out-perform, new software offers opportunities to improve business outcomes. Yet millions of dollars and hours of productivity are wasted each year as companies fail to manage change in a cloud technology-led world. The problem isn't the people or software — it's a lack of confidence and knowledge. Enable new ways of working to de-risk and accelerate the potential value from your digital transformation initiatives with Digital Adoption Platforms. The DAP Strategy shares practical insights to empower leadership teams and employees to master digital tools. Strategic yet nontechnical, this is your guide to accelerating capability and unlocking the potential of digital transformation programs for your organization. Raj's website is the DAP Stratetgist found here - https://www.dapstrategist.com. The book can be purchased here - https://amzn.to/3pD8sHf. Email the host Lance Peppler at lance@businessbookshelfpodcast.com.
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December 19, 2021
"Master Mentors" by Scott Miller
Episode 174 of the Business Bookshelf podcast - Scott Miller - author of "Master Mentors: 30 Transformative Insights from Our Greatest Minds"  Scott serves as FranklinCovey’s senior advisor on thought leadership, leading the strategy and development of the firm’s speaker’s bureau, as well as the publication of podcasts, webcasts, and bestselling books. Scott hosts the FranklinCovey-sponsored On Leadership with Scott Miller, the world’s largest and fastest-growing leadership podcast, reaching more than six million people weekly. Miller also authors a leadership column for Inc.com and Utah Business and previously hosted the weekly iHeart Radio show Great Life, Great Career. Scott is the author of “Master Mentors: 30 Transformative Insights from Our Greatest Minds”. For busy professionals and lifelong learners seeking practical strategies for reaching new heights, Master Mentors distills 30 essential learnings from Seth Godin, Susan Cain, Trent Shelton, General Stanley McChrystal, and other top business minds and thought leaders of our time. I only had half an hour with Scott and so couldn’t chat to him about all 30.  I have selected  Leif Babin - an ex-navy seal and author of Extreme Ownership, Daniel Pink who’s latest book is called “The Power of Regret” and Kim Scott who has written the amazing book called “Radical Candour”. If you listen to Scott you will know that he is an excellent interviewer.  I ask him if he has any suggestions for us to produce excellent interviews. Scott's works for  FranklinCovey which can be here - https://www.franklincovey.com and his personal website is www.scottjeffreymiller.com.  The "On Leadership with Scott Miller" podcast can be found here. The book can be purchased here - https://amzn.to/3IsKmYp.
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December 12, 2021
"Growing Up at Work" by Yael Sivi
Episode 173 of the Business Bookshelf podcast - Yael Sivi - author of "Growing Up at Work: How to Transform Personally, Evolve Professionally, and Lead Authentically" Yael C. Sivi is a licensed Gestalt psychotherapist, executive coach and organizational consultant who has helped thousands of employees, managers and leaders in Fortune 1000 companies and nonprofit organizations on topics related to authentic leadership, emotional intelligence, and conscious collaboration. Yael is the co-author of “Growing Up at Work: How to Transform Personally, Evolve Professionally, and Lead Authentically”. The workplace—whether in-person or remote—is a unique laboratory where personal and interpersonal growth are tightly intertwined. What better place is there to explore who you are and who you want to be? I talk to Yael about: Being kind to yourself Tackling the imposter syndrome Addressing conflict at work And acting as a jerk at work Yael's company is called Collaborative Coaching and can be found here - www.collaborative-coaching.com. The book can be purchased here - https://amzn.to/3IcF5nL.
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December 05, 2021
"Productize" by Eisha Armstrong
Episode 172 of the Business Bookshelf podcast - Eisha Armstrong - author of "Productize: The Ultimate Guide to Turning Professional Services into Scalable Products" Eisha is a business leader with expertise in product innovation and product portfolio management.  She currently serves as an advisor to B2B C-Suite executives, guiding them through market research, new product innovation, new product design and launch, and digital transformation journeys. Eisha is the author of “Productize: The Ultimate Guide to Turning Professional Services into Scalable Products”. More and more traditional professional services firms are turning to "productization" as a strategy to grow, improve valuations, and to fend off new digital-first competitors. However, many of them will fail and waste a lot of money in the process. Productize first outlines the "Seven Deadly Productization Mistakes" made when pursuing a product strategy, then provides the blueprint for overcoming each of these missteps. It is designed to be a practical playbook for any leader of a professional services business who wants to successfully accelerate growth. I talk to Eisha about: The 4 level innovation ladder. The role of a MVP when creating a product. The product development cycle Eisha's company is called Vecteris and can be found here - www.vecteris.com. The book can be purchased here - https://amzn.to/30XgYIu. The Business Bookshelf podcast can be found here or on your favourite podcast player. Virtual Book Launch Service Are you an author and would like to launch your business or technology book to a global audience?  The Business Bookshelf Podcast can run a Virtual Book Launch for you. It will include: Planning sessions with you 60 minute live event on Linkedin, Facebook and Youtube Upto 3 guest to appear and endorse your book Social media support and activation Prizes and giveaways The edited event to share with people who couldn’t make it Three social snippers to share on social media A dedicated episode on this podcast. To find out more visit www.businessbookshelfpodcast.com.
39:29
November 28, 2021
"Facilitating Breakthrough" by Adam Kahane
Episode 171 of the Business Bookshelf podcast - Adam Kahane - author of "Facilitating Breakthrough: How to Remove Obstacles, Bridge Differences, and Move Forward Together" Adam is a leading organizer, designer and facilitator of processes through which business, government, and civil society leaders can work together to address such challenges. He has worked in more than fifty countries, in every part of the world, with executives and politicians, generals and guerrillas, civil servants and trade unionists, community activists and United Nations officials, clergy and artists.  Adam is the author of “Facilitating Breakthrough: How to Remove Obstacles, Bridge Differences, and Move Forward Together”. Making progress on complex, problematic situations requires a new approach to working together: transformative facilitation, a structured and creative process for removing the obstacles to fluid forward movement.  It is becoming less straightforward for people to move forward together. They face increasing complexity and decreasing control. They need to work with more people from across more divides. In such situations, the most common ways of advancing—some people telling others what to do, or everyone just doing what they think they need to—aren't adequate.  This book describes a new approach: transformative facilitation. It doesn't choose either the bossy vertical or the collegial horizontal approach: it cycles back and forth between them. Rather than forcing or cajoling, the facilitator removes the obstacles that stand in the way of people contributing and connecting equitably. It enables people to bring their whole selves to the process.  I talk to Adam about:  Transformative facilitation.  Vertical and Horizontal facilitation.  What you need to be a master facilitator.  Adam's company is called Reos Partners and can be found here - www.reospartners.com. The book can be purchased here - https://amzn.to/3nvztwB.  The Business Bookshelf podcast can be found here or on your favourite podcast player.  Virtual Book Launch Service Are you an author and would like to launch your business or technology book to a global audience? The Business Bookshelf Podcast can run a Virtual Book Launch for you. It will include: Planning sessions with you 60 minute live event on Linkedin, Facebook and Youtube Upto 3 guest to appear and endorse your book Social media support and activation Prizes and giveaways The edited event to share with people who couldn’t make it Three social snippers to share on social media A dedicated episode on this podcast.  To find out more visit www.businessbookshelfpodcast.com. Email the host at lance@businessbookshelfpodcast.com.
44:41
November 21, 2021
"Ah, Brain, Why Do You Trouble Me So Much?" - by Todd Nils Nyholm
Episode 170 of the Business Bookshelf podcast - Todd Nils Nyholm - Author of "Ah, Brain, Why Do You Trouble Me So Much?" Todd  is a Somatic Therapist who, through personal experience, has discovered the undeniable relationship between mind and body. Tod is the author of “Ah, Brain, Why Do You Trouble Me So Much?”.  Happiness and balance can often feel just out of reach. While we strive to build the perfect home and enjoy our work and a thriving family, often the first sacrifice is our own heart and body. When you neglect your inner self, you’ll settle for less reward and fulfillment in every aspect of your life. A helping hand is here to filter out the distractions and disorder causing your mind and health to suffer. I talk to Tod about: How life is experienced inside you. The healthy life ladder. And how Genuine, life-affirming service to self and others builds health. Tod's company is called Nytality and can be found here - www.nytality.com. The book can be purchased here - https://amzn.to/3olMojZ. Virtual Book Launch Service Are you an author and would like to launch your business or technology book to a global audience?  The Business Bookshelf Podcast can run a Virtual Book Launch for you. It will include: Planning sessions with you 60 minute live event on Linkedin, Facebook and Youtube Upto 3 guest to appear and endorse your book Social media support and activation Prizes and giveaways The edited event to share with people who couldn’t make it Three social snippers to share on social media A dedicated episode on this podcast.  To find out more visit www.businessbookshelfpodcast.com or email lance@businessbookshelfpodcast.com.
38:59
November 14, 2021
"Listen, Innovate, Grow" - co-authored by Michael Haynes
Episode 169 of the Business Bookshelf podcast - Michael Haynes - co-author of “Listen, Innovate, Grow: A Guidebook for Startups and Small Businesses Looking to Acquire and Grow Business Customers". Michael Haynes is a B2B Customer Strategy Specialist.  Michael has over 20 years' experience working with companies in Australia, Brazil and Canada ranging from sole traders (1 person operations) to large SMBs/SMEs with over 250 staff. He has worked with startups and SMEs across a range of industries including Professional Services, IT and Transportation. Michael is the co-author of “Listen, Innovate, Grow: A Guidebook for Startups and Small Businesses Looking to Acquire and Grow Business Customers”.  It is a book that will provide the owners and senior management of Startups and SMEs with leading edge, action oriented approaches to enable them to grow their businesses by successfully acquiring, retaining and growing their business customers. Michael's company is called Listen Innovate Grow and can be found here - www.listeninnovategrow.com. The book can be purchased here - https://amzn.to/3k24pSY. Virtual Book Launch Service Are you an author and would like to launch your business or technology book to a global audience?  The Business Bookshelf Podcast can run a Virtual Book Launch for you.  It will include planning sessions with you, the 60 minute live event on Linkedin, Facebook and Youtube, upto 3 guest to appear and endorse your book, social media support and activation, prizes and giveaways, the edited event to share with people who couldn’t make it, three social snippers to share on social media and a dedicated episode on this podcast.  To find out more visit www.businessbookshelfpodcast.com. Email the host of the podcast - Lance Peppler - by emailing lance@businessbookshelfpodcast.com.
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November 07, 2021
"The Maestro Monologue" by Rob White
Episode 168 of the Business Bookshelf podcast - Rob White - author of "The Maestro Monologue: Discover Your Genius. Defeat Your Intruder. Design Your Destiny". Rob is an international best-selling author and intriguing philosopher. He is a remarkably discerning detective when it comes to solving the mystery of being a human being. From humble beginnings to his current status as a real estate developer, restauranteur, world traveler, international best-selling author, he has revolutionized his vast life experiences into sound, practical advice. Rob is the author of “The Maestro Monologue: Discover Your Genius. Defeat Your Intruder. Design Your Destiny”.  You were born a virtuoso—the Maestro—able to orchestrate your dreams into successful expression. Then, something happened. You heard the word “No,” and the next thing you knew, an unwanted mental houseguest vied for a first-place position in your consciousness, hijacked your potential, and distracted you from living your true destiny. The most harmful act of self-betrayal is believing this phony pretender is helpful! Get ready to discover the mystery of unveiling those miss-understandings that give life to the intruder. With The Maestro Monologue, you’ll experience a transformation of self-consciousness that will enable you to uncover valuable facts about your unstoppable nature. Never again will you doubt your capacity to achieve great heights. Rob's personal website can be found here - www.robwhitemedia.com. The book can be purchased here - https://amzn.to/3bdNrw4.
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October 31, 2021
"Build a Better Organization" by Robert J. Kohlhepp
Episode 167 of the Business Bookshelf podcast - Robert J. Kohlhepp - author of "Build a Better Organization: How Effective Leadership and Strong Culture Can Create a High-Performance Organization". Robert joined Cintas Corporation in July 1967 as controller. Over a span of 50 years with Cintas, he was promoted to positions of general manager, vice president and treasurer, executive vice president, president, and CEO, then served as Vice Chair and Board Chair until retiring in 2016. Additionally, Bob has served on several association, corporation, nonprofit and university boards. Robert is the author of “Build a Better Organization: How Effective Leadership and Strong Culture Can Create a High-Performance Organization”.  In looking for help and understanding on how to build an organization and to select and manage your people, a good place to start would be to look for an organization that did that exceptionally well. Cintas is a great American success story, and Bob was an important part of that success building Cintas from $1.6 million in sales in 1967 to over $7 billion today. Drawing on his experience and wisdom you will learn: The importance of defining and communicating your culture. How to select the right people for your organization. How to stretch your people without breaking them. The characteristics of great leaders. Robert's personal website can be found here - www.robertkohlhepp.com . The book can be purchased here - https://amzn.to/3G8n7S7. Email the host of the podcast at lance@businessbookshelfpodcast.com.
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October 24, 2021
"Meaningful Partnership at Work" co-authored by Dr Timothy Franz
Episode 166 of the Business Bookshelf podcast - Dr Timothy Franz - author of "Meaningful Partnership at Work: How the Workplace Covenant Ensures Mutual Accountability and Success between Leaders and Teams". Dr Timothy Franz is an Organizational Psychologist, Professor of Psychology, and Chair at St. John Fisher College. In addition to his academic role, he also works as an organizational consultant through his firm, Franz Consulting. He is the co-author of “Meaningful Partnership at Work: How the Workplace Covenant Ensures Mutual Accountability and Success between Leaders and Teams”. Why are some work partnerships exceptional while most are not? How can we establish and sustain an enhanced level of cohesion, connection, and collaboration in the most important work relationship, the one between a manager and team? What could remedy the high levels of isolation and anxiety so many feel at work these days? He explores the concept of ‘meaningful partnership’ in the workplace. They present meaningful partnership as a mindset where both leaders and their teams are fully committed to ensuring the support and success of the other. The book can be purchased here - https://amzn.to/2YP9o1n. Email the host of the podcast Lance Peppler at lance@ideastorm.co.za
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October 17, 2021
"An Illustrated Business History of the United States" - by Richard Vague
Episode 165 of the Business Bookshelf podcast - Richard Vague - author of "An Illustrated Business History of the United States".  Richard is Secretary of Banking and Securities for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. He is the author of A Brief History of Doom, a chronicle of major world financial crises, The Next Economic Disaster, a book with a new approach for predicting and preventing financial crises, and the Illustrated Business History of the United States - which is the subject of our interview. From Benjamin Franklin, Robert Morris, and Cornelius Vanderbilt to Steve Jobs, Oprah Winfrey, and Bill Gates, with Madam C.J. Walker, Martha Stewart, Jay-Z, and many more in-between, An Illustrated Business History of the United States is a sweeping, lively, and highly approachable history of American business from the nation's founding to the twenty-first century. The book can be purchased here - https://amzn.to/3ljkhSb. Contact the host Lance Peppler by emailing lance@ideastorm.co.za.
24:40
October 10, 2021
"Master Expert" - co-authored by Alistair Gordon
Episode 164 of the Business Bookshelf podcast - Alistair Gordon - Co-author of "Master Expert: How to use Expertship to achieve peak performance, influence and seniority in a technical role".  Alistair is the CEO of Expertunity, an expert coach, speaker and author. A long-time veteran of the media and organisational development worlds, he has been publisher of one of Australia's best-known business magazines, BRW. Alistair is the co-author of “Master Expert: How to use Expertship to achieve peak performance, influence and seniority in a technical role”.  It's time technical specialists like yourself got the same deal as managers. From the very first day a new manager starts work, they're given a LOT of help. A career ladder. Appraisals, Mentoring. Networking. Capability frameworks. Support, connections - they're trained to deal with whatever business problems come along. Technical people don't get that kind of support, and it's time they did. Master Expert details how to evaluate the performance of technical specialists, and includes a capability framework to understand your own and your team's progress toward Master Expert status. Alistair has been coaching developers, scientists, lawyers, engineers, policy writers, economists, medical researchers and other technical specialists for close to ten years now, and their book distils everything they've learned. The book can be purchased here - https://amzn.to/3zVv358. Alistair's company is called Expertunity and the website can be found here - www.expertunity.global. You can email the host Lance Peppler at lance@ideastorm.co.za.
39:16
October 03, 2021
"Find Your Red Thread" by Tamsen Webster
Episode 163 of the Business Bookshelf podcast - Tamsen Webster - Author of "Find Your Red Thread: Make Your Big Ideas Irresistible".  Tamsen Webster has spent the last twenty years helping experts drive action from their ideas. Part message strategist, part storyteller, part English-to-English translator, her work focuses on how to find and build the stories partners, investors, clients, and customers will tell themselves--and others. Tamsen is the author of “Find Your Red Thread: Make Your Big Ideas Irresistible”.  You have a terrific idea. It’s so powerful that it could change a life, a market, or even the world. There’s just one problem: others don’t see its power—yet. If you truly value the possibility of your idea, then you’re ready to find your Red Thread—the through line that connects your idea to your audience’s hearts and minds. The best part is, the Red Thread already exists. It’s the connection that makes the invisible link between your audience’s problem and your solution tangible—and actionable. With the Red Thread, you’ll inspire audiences to act and get the outcome you’re both looking for. The book can be purchased here - https://amzn.to/2XU6ad5. Tamsen's website can be found here - https://tamsenwebster.com. Email the host Lance Peppler at lance@ideastorm.co.za.
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September 26, 2021
"Gen Z 360" by Hana Ben-Shabat
Episode 162 of the Business Bookshelf podcast - Hana Ben-Shabat - Author of "Gen Z 360: Preparing for the Inevitable Change in Culture, Work, and Commerce". Hana is the founder of Gen Z Planet, a research and advisory firm that helps leaders across sectors and industries to prepare for the next generation of culture creators, employees, and consumers. In this role, Hana combines her passion for turning insights into a growth engine with her commitment to support the integration of the next generation into business and into society in general. Hana is the author of “Gen Z 360: Preparing for the Inevitable Change in Culture, Work, and Commerce”.  Generation Z doesn’t play by the same rules or wait for permission. They don’t stand for social injustice or splash cash with reckless abandon. They innovate. They influence. They side-hustle. They disrupt. Their arrival is changing everything we know about culture, work, and commerce and understanding who they are and how they think and behave will be crucial to educators, business leaders, and policy makers alike. The book can be purchased here - https://amzn.to/3kcRoX4. You will find Hana's company Gen Z Planet here - https://genzplanet.com. You can email the host Lance Peppler at lance@ideastorm.co.za.
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September 19, 2021
"Super Entrepreneurship Decoded" by Fabrice Testa
Episode 161 of the Business Bookshelf podcast - Fabrice Testa - Author of "Super Entrepreneurship Decoded". Fabrice is an exponential thinker, innovator, serial tech entrepreneur, business angel investor, trusted advisor, public speaker, author, and highly sought-after mentor. He has successfully founded, co-founded, or participated in the launch of multiple companies that created hundreds of jobs and generated multi millions in revenue. He is the creator of the Superpreneur Blueprint framework and has developed a set of cutting-edge strategies and tactics that enable super-entrepreneurs to materialize crazy ideas, build breakthrough ventures, and solve the world’s biggest problems. Fabrice is the author of “Super Entrepreneurship Decoded”.  Super-Entrepreneurship Decoded will show you step by step how to make that dream a reality, from tackling an insurmountable problem to creating the kind of breakthrough business that can fix it. Learn about the Age of Exponential Acceleration, in which super-entrepreneurs have become motivated to act boldly in solving the world’s biggest problems. Discover the five secrets of the top super-achievers who are changing the way we travel, eat, work, and simply go about our daily lives. By applying the unique method presented in Super-Entrepreneurship Decoded, you will be able to materialize your dreams, build your own future, and achieve anything you want in life. The book will be launched on 14th September. You will find Fabrice's websites here - www.fabricetesta.com and www.superpreneur.online. The website for Meena Electric is found at www.maanaelectric.com. Email the host Lance Peppler at lance@ideastorm.co.za.
40:26
September 12, 2021
"The Language of Leadership" by Joel Schwartzberg
Episode 160 of the Business Bookshelf podcast - Joel Schwartzberg - Author of "The Language of Leadership". Joel is a communications coach and writer.  He is an expert in the practice of successful presentations and point-making, Joel's articles have appeared in Harvard Business Review, Fast Company, Toastmaster Magazine, and The Huffington Post, and he's been the featured guest on many business and communication podcasts. Joel is the author of “The Language of Leadership”.  Everyone seems to have an opinion about leadership. We know good leaders Eat Last, Lean In, Break the Rules, Dare to Lead, and are Radically Candid as well as extremely aware of their Tribes, Drive, and Principles. But books about these topics overlook the value of leadership impression—the instant projection you exude as a leader. How do leaders sound? What do leaders say and not say? How do leaders tell stories, send emails, run meetings, conduct video conferences, give speeches, conduct interviews, and even listen to others? Drawing on his experiences as a leadership coach Joel offers practical tips and entertaining but eye-opening exercises that help readers convey genuine and impactful leadership in every conceivable situation. The book can be purchased here - https://amzn.to/2WMzQsc. You will find Joel's website here - www.joelschwartzberg.net. Email the host Lance Peppler at lance@ideastorm.co.za.
39:32
September 05, 2021
"Leading with love and laughter" - co-authored by Dr Zina Sutch
Episode 159 of the Business Bookshelf podcast - Dr Zina Sutch - co-author of "Leading with love and laughter".  Zina is an innovative and visionary leader in the area of education, executive development, diversity and inclusion, with expertise in strategic planning, communication, and change management. Zina is the co-author of “Leading with love and laughter”.  Science tells us that humans are deeply wired for empathy and compassion and that our emotional selves help us make better decisions and motivate others. However, the tactics we use to train leaders bear little reflection of these advancements; we’re still creating competent but emotionally distant leaders who “manage human assets” and lead by setting goals, deadlines, and deliverables. In seven succinct chapters, the authors show that people lead best when they tap into their genetically driven human nature to love and nurture, connect and trust. Leading with love and laughter offers powerful dividends: tighter teams, stronger performance, improved morale, greater trust, more creativity, and even better health. The book can be purchased here - https://amzn.to/3yjxD4a. You will find Dr Zina Sutch's website here - www.sutchmalone.com. The host of the podcast is Lance Peppler.  Email him at lance@ideastorm.co.za.
39:53
August 29, 2021
"Ignition: Superior Communication Strategies for Creating Stronger Connections" - by Matthew L. Moseley
Episode 158 of the Business Bookshelf podcast - Matthew L. Moseley - co-author of "Ignition: Superior Communication Strategies for Creating Stronger Connections". Matthew is a communication strategist, author, speaker, and he holds three world records for long-distance swimming. Spending his career at the intersection of public policy, business and government, he is principal and CEO of the Ignition Strategy Group, which specializes in high-stakes communications and issue management for organizations of all sizes. Matthew is the author of “Ignition: Superior Communication Strategies for Creating Stronger Connections”. Ignition is a book of dispatches from the frontlines of communication strategy. Matthew draws on his eclectic life experiences to investigate the link between success and effective communication. Whether he’s choreographing a fine dining experience at the top restaurant in America, using rock stars to register voters, helping a national chain save its reputation after a gaffe goes viral, or serving as media liaison at the epic ash-blast send-off for author Hunter S. Thompson, Matthew identifies the principles that guide communication strategies toward their goals. The book can be purchased here - https://amzn.to/3z7lH6w. You will find Matthew Moseley's website here - www.matthewlmoseley.net. You can contact the host Lance Peppler by emailing lance@ideastorm.co.za.
44:09
August 22, 2021
"Rebuild: the Economy, Leadership, and You" - co-authored by Dr Graham Boyd
Episode 157 of the Business Bookshelf podcast - Dr Graham Boyd - co-author of "Rebuild: the Economy, Leadership, and You".  Graham is an experienced entrepreneur and consultant leading businesses to become deliberately developmental and self-governing with a FairShares Commons incorporation. He recently completed transforming an international non-profit into 3 for-profits, and now growing a company making it easy for businesses and leaders to continuously adapt themselves, to rise to the adaptive challenges they are facing. Graham is the co-author of the book “Rebuild: the Economy, Leadership, and You”.  This is how the book is described on Amazon - “We believe that there has never been a better time to start businesses and build an economy that works for all of us, and all our needs. This book gives builders of a better world the toolkit and building blocks capable of doing the job, because each is designed for a regenerative, sustainable, circular economy that delivers a good life for all within the planet's boundaries.” The book can be purchased here - https://amzn.to/2VMLqCA. You will find Dr Graham Boyd's website here - https://graham-boyd.biz You can email the host of the show Lance Peppler at lance@ideastorm.co.za.
42:52
August 15, 2021
"Leadership Lessons From Books I Have Read" - Authored by Dr Tshilidzi Marwala
Episode 156 of the Business Bookshelf podcast - Dr Tshilidzi Marwala - author of "Leadership Lessons From Books I Have Read".   Tshilidzi Marwala is currently the Deputy Vice Chancellor: Research and Internationalisation at the University of Johannesburg.  He has published 9 books (one has been translated into Chinese), over 280 refereed papers and holds three international patents. He is an associate editor of the International Journal of Systems Science (Taylor and Francis Publishers) and has been a reviewer for more than 40 ISI journals. He has been a visiting scholar at Harvard University, University of California at Berkeley, Wolfson College-University of Cambridge and Nanjing Tech University. He has received more than 45 awards including the Order of Mapungubwe. His writings and opinions have appeared in the New Scientist, The Economist and Time Magazine. In “Leadership Lessons From Books I Have Read” Tshilidzi adopts the thesis that the source of good leadership is knowledge, and the source of knowledge is experience, which can take many forms – reading widely, listening, and engaging in discussion and debate with other knowledge seekers. If leadership is derived from knowledge and knowledge is derived from experience, the ‘experience’ in this book is from 50 books that Tshilidzi has read, and so the source of knowledge informing leadership is the collective experience of the more than 50 accomplished authors who wrote those books The book can be purchased here - https://amzn.to/3Aj84S8. Dr Tshilidzi Marwala has a Wikipedia which can be found here - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tshilidzi_Marwala. The host of the podcast is Lance Peppler - email him at lance@ideastorm.co.za.
40:11
August 06, 2021
"Spark" - Co-authored by Angie Morgan
 Episode 155 of the Business Bookshelf podcast - Angie Morgan - co-author of "Spark: How to Lead Yourself and Others to Greater Success". Shortly after launching her professional career, Angie saw a need in the workplace: professionals consistently showed the capacity to be leaders, but no one was actively helping them get there. Angie founded Lead Star to help professionals understand how they can achieve greater success by implementing leadership practices into their work routines. Her remedy: designing leadership programs that are culturally relevant for her clients and focused on results. As a keynote speaker and workshop facilitator, Angie inspires individuals to take action to ensure their performance is high and their goals are achieved. Angie is the co-author of “Spark: How to Lead Yourself and Others to Greater Success”.  “Sparks” are the doers, thinkers, innovators, and key influencers who are catalysts for personal and organizational change. But these extraordinary individuals aren’t defined by the place they hold on an organizational chart—they are defined by their actions, commitment, and will. Leadership experts Angie Morgan, Courtney Lynch, and Sean Lynch show how you can become a Spark by cultivating seven key leadership behaviors. Grounded in the latest research on leadership development, this fresh, accessible road map is packed with real-world stories from inside companies like Facebook, Google, and Boston Scientific, and from the authors’ own high-stakes, challenging experiences serving in the U.S. Armed Forces.  With SPARK as a blueprint, anyone can become a catalyst for change, and any organization can identify and develop Sparks. The book can be purchased here - https://amzn.to/2WDEtEn. You can find the website of Lead Star at www.leadstar.us. You can contact the host of the podcast by emailing Lance@ideastorm.co.za.
27:48
August 01, 2021
"Brand Renegades" co-authored by Sean Dowdell
Episode 154 of the Business Bookshelf podcast - Sean Dowdell - co-author of "Brand Renegades: Our Fearless Path from Startup to Global Brand".  Sean is known as the Tattooed Millionaire, which is also the title of his first book (2017). In addition to his role as founder and CEO of Club Tattoo, he is a drummer with Grey Daze. He’s a frequent speaker to a variety of audiences and has been featured in Entrepreneur, GQ, Billboard, and on CNBC, A&E and more. Thora Dowdell, the co-author, was formerly in marketing and sales before becoming a business partner with Sean, initially in the music recording industry and later in Club Tattoo. Sean is the co-author of “Brand Renegades: Our Fearless Path from Startup to Global Brand”.  Brand Renegades shows readers how to develop a non-traditional success formula to disrupt and innovate their industry.  Readers will learn how to: Work ON the business instead of IN the business Know when to take calculated risks Make affordable mistakes to innovate Step away from their comfort zone Become a powerful leader and not just a boss The book can be purchased here - https://amzn.to/3eR0FB9. You can find the website of Club Tattoo at https://clubtattoo.com. Contact the host of the podcast Lance Peppler @ lance@ideastorm.co.za.
33:16
July 25, 2021
"Fair Pay" by David Buckmaster
Episode 153 of the Business Bookshelf podcast - David Buckmaster - Author of "Fair Pay: How to Get a Raise, Close the Wage Gap, and Build Stronger Businesses". David is an expert on pay. He has led corporate compensation teams at companies like Nike, Starbucks, and Yum! Brands, and worked with business leaders on pay projects all over the world. David is the author of the book “Fair Pay: How to Get a Raise, Close the Wage Gap, and Build Stronger Businesses”.  The book takes on the crisis of income inequality, addressing the problems with our current compensation model, demystifying pay practices, and providing practical information employees can use when negotiating their salaries and discussing how we can close the gender and racial pay gap.  The book can be purchased here - https://amzn.to/3kpTmE7. You can find his website at www.davidbuckmasterbooks.com. The host of the podcast is Lance Peppler.  Email him at lance@ideastorm.co.za.
45:18
July 18, 2021
"The 10 Biggest Business Mistakes: And How To Avoid Them" by Patrick Burke
Episode 152 of the Business Bookshelf podcast - Patrick Burke - Author of "The 10 Biggest Business Mistakes: And How To Avoid Them".   Patrick is the managing partner of Burke & Schindler, CPAs, a firm he founded in 1984. Burke is a respected expert in business acquisitions and sales, deal structuring, value building, and succession planning. Currently, he is Chairman of the board of directors of a closely held $70 million medical consulting company and board member (including chairman of the audit and compensation committees) of a closely held $500 million real estate services business and holds Series 7 and Series 63 licenses. Patrick is the author of “The 10 Biggest Business Mistakes: And How To Avoid Them”.  Although experience is the best teacher, it's also the most costly. Learning business lessons the hard way, through your own mistakes, often results in significant downturns or even failure. Business success doesn't require a fabulous new product or service (doesn't hurt, though) but does require avoiding the big mistakes. I made most of these big mistakes myself and barely lived to tell about it. So please do as I say and not as I did.  The book can be purchased here - https://amzn.to/3AIcPWh. You can find the website for Burke & Schindler at www.burkecpa.com host is LAnce P.e The host is Lance Peppler - email him at lance@ideastorm.co.za.
32:39
July 11, 2021
"Ascend Your Start-Up" by Helen Yu
Episode 151 of the Business Bookshelf podcast - Helen Yu - Author of "Ascend Your Start-Up:  Conquer the 5 Disconnects to Accelerate Growth".  Helen is passionate about the voice of the customer to deliver game-changing digital transformations. As a customer success executive, $100M plus P&L owner, board member and advisor, she drives profitable growth for global players in the tech, eCommerce, telecom, manufacturing, insurance, FinTech and healthcare markets. Helen is the author of the book “Ascend Your Start-Up: Conquer the 5 Disconnects to Accelerate Growth”.  The book is an industry-defining panacea for start-ups who have stalled out on their journey to the top of the mountain.  You will learn Industry-specific, highly experienced advice for tech start-ups, fundamental wisdom on the 5 disconnects that prevent a start-up from ascending, turning an idea into a product and moving it to the market, taking a marketed product to scale and inspirational guidance for tech start-ups facing the emotions and challenges of growing.  The book can be purchased here - https://amzn.to/3ydOF3W. You can find the website for Tigon Advisory Corp website is www.tigonadvisory.com. You can contact the host Lance Peppler by emailing lance@ideastorm.co.za.
28:59
July 04, 2021
"Manage to Engage" by Pamela Hackett
Episode 150 of the Business Bookshelf podcast - Pamela Hackett - Author of "Manage to Engage: How Great Managers Create Remarkable Results"  Pamela Hackett is on a quest to help companies and their teams build businesses that are both fit and healthy - productive and engaged. Leaders can make their numbers and have people who love coming to work. It starts with them. How they manage to engage. Manage to Engage: How Great Managers Create Remarkable Results is a compendium of ideas and resources that will fill the engagement gap, allowing us to focus on what matters-- our people--to create true advantage. Pamela has loved working for Proudfoot for 35 years. She started as a front-line consultant in the international operations consulting firm and is now CEO. Pamela is the author of the book “Manage to Engage: How Great Managers Create Remarkable Results”.  The book provides leaders with a practical, business-proven approach for building stronger organizational ecosystems that achieve exceptional results and long-term prosperity. Packed with innovative tools and exercises that can be immediately applied in any management setting, in-person or virtually, this invaluable guide shows you how to create a movement of energized and enabled people who are truly engaged in their work.   The book can be purchased here - https://amzn.to/2U0iyGe. You can find the website for the book here - www.pamelahackett.com and the Proudfoot website is www.proudfoot.com. You can contact the host Lance Peppler by emailing lance@ideastorm.co.za.
35:35
June 27, 2021
"The Career Toolkit" - Mark Herschberg
Episode 149 of the Business Bookshelf podcast - Mark Herschberg - Author of "The Career Toolkit"  The podcast can be found here. Mark is a seasoned executive and cybersecurity expert who can bridge the divide between business and technology. He has started, grown, and fixed startup companies spanning 10 different verticals as well as helped two Fortune 500 companies with their internal startup initiatives.  He helped to start the Undergraduate Practice Opportunities Program, dubbed MIT's "career success accelerator," where he teaches annually Mark is the author of the book “The Career Toolkit”.  Networking, negotiating, communicating, leading, career planning—all skills critical to your career success. But did anyone ever teach you these skills?  The Career Toolkit will help you master these vital skills and yield outsized returns for your career and your income. Every chapter is packed with dozens of actionable principles, exercises, and practices that will accelerate your success. It’s a multivitamin for your career!   The book can be purchased here - https://amzn.to/3iSkXNA. You can find the website for the book can be found here - www.thecareertoolkitbook.com. You can contact the the host Lance Peppler at lance@ideastorm.co.za.
34:12
June 20, 2021
"Do What Matters Most" by Steve Shallenberger
Episode 148 of the Business Bookshelf podcast - Steve Shallenberger - Co-author of "Do What Matters Most: Lead with a Vision, Manage with a Plan, and Prioritize Your Time".   Steve is the Founder and Chairman of Becoming Your Best Global Leadership, a company based on his breakthrough book, Becoming Your Best: The 12 Principles of Highly Successful Leaders. Becoming Your Best produces transformational leadership, which in turn builds cultures of excellence, which produce high performance individuals and organizations that are at the top of what they do. Steve is the co-author of “Do What Matters Most: Lead with a Vision, Manage with a Plan, and Prioritize Your Time”.  Time management remains a huge challenge for most people. This book shares the three powerful habits that will help you minimize distractions, maximize accomplishments, and find time to do what matters most. Drawing on their forty years of leadership research, this book offers three powerful habits that that will help people and teams do what matters most. These three high performance habits are developing a written personal vision, identifying and setting Roles and Goals, and consistently doing Pre-week Planning. People who live these three habits can increase productivity by at least 30 to 50 percent, while reducing stress. For organizations, this means higher profits, happier employees, and increased innovation. For individuals, it means better physical and mental health, stronger relationships, and a greater sense of peace and balance.   The book can be purchased here - https://amzn.to/3vcKweM You can find website for Becoming you Best here - www.becomingyourbest.com. You can email the host Lance Peppler at lance@ideastorm.co.za or visit www.businessbookshelfpodcast.com.
37:29
June 13, 2021
"You're Invited: The Art and Science of Cultivating Influence" by Jon Levy
Episode 147 of the Business Bookshelf podcast - Jon Levy - Author of "You're Invited: The Art and Science of Cultivating Influence".   Jon Levy is a behavioral scientist best known for his work in influence, networking, and adventure. He does research in collaboration with C-Lab, affiliated with Kellogg School of Management. Levy specializes in applying the latest scientific research on human behavior, ranging from neuroscience and psychology to economics and biology, to transform the ways companies approach marketing, sales, consumer engagement, product design, and influencer program development. Jon is the author of the book “You're Invited: The Art and Science of Cultivating Influence”. Regardless of what you want to accomplish, from growing your business, creating a great company culture, championing a social cause, or affecting your habits, you can’t do it alone. The people around you define your success (whatever that means for you) and they have the potential to change the course of your life. That’s what You’re Invited is about: The most universal strategy for success is creating meaningful connections with those who can impact you, your life, and the things you care about. But how do you make those connections and build trust quickly? What do you do if you’re introverted or hate networking? In You’re Invited, Jon guides readers through the art and science of creating deep and meaningful connections with anyone, regardless of their stature or celebrity, and demonstrates how we develop influence, gain trust, and build community so that we can impact our communities and achieve what’s important to us.   The book can be purchased here - https://amzn.to/3iiNawr. You can find Jon's website here - www.jonlevytlb.com.  An excellent article to read that Jon wrote titled "The hybrid workplace probably won’t last" can be found here - www.bostonglobe.com/2021/05/09/opinion/hybrid-workplace-probably-wont-last. The email address of Lance Peppler, the host, is lance@ideastorm.co.za and the website is www.businessbookshelfpodcast.com.
44:42
June 06, 2021
"Always End with the Beginning in Mind" by Donald F. White
Episode 146 of the Business Bookshelf podcast - Donald F. White - Author of "Always End with the Beginning in Mind". Donald F. White is the founder of Treasure Coast Financial in Stuart, FL and succeeded as CEO in 2020. His company grew 21% after exiting. He is the author of two audio series entitled "Legacy Planning" and "Building a Great Business". For over 20 years, Don’s daily radio broadcast, God’s Money, was heard on WAY-FM in South Florida and on the Internet worldwide. Donald is the author of “Always End with the Beginning in Mind: How Firms Remain Great AFTER the Founder Exits”. People love to talk about Succession Planning, but few ever accomplish the task. The numbers are staggering. The US Department of Labor Statistics tell us after one year in business, 20% of new businesses in America fail, but after 20 years only about 20% of those same businesses will have survived. Of those who survive, less than 20% will continue to a second generation! Most businesses have a cessation plan (a plan that leads to a business ceasing to exist), while very few have succession plans (a plan that leads to a business not only continuing, but thriving after the founder exits). In "Always End with the Beginning in Mind", Donald takes you on a journey that resulted in a successful business continuation, and will give a founder of a business the steps necessary for a succession plan to actually succeed. A well-thought out and properly executed Succession Plan is a classic win-win. It is a win for the company, namely the clients and staff who are able to enjoy continuity after the founder's exit. It is a win for the successor, who is able to build on the success of the founder. Finally, it is a win for the founder, who is able to exit on their own volition and see what they have built continue to prosper for years to come.  The book can be purchased here - https://amzn.to/2R3B7YW. You can find Donald's website here - www.donaldfwhite.com.
36:54
May 30, 2021
Dr Nirit Weiss-Blatt - Author of "The Techlash and Tech Crisis Communication"
Episode 145 of the Dr Nirit Weiss-Blatt - Author of "The Techlash and Tech Crisis Communication". Nirit is a former Research Fellow at the University of Southern California, Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism. Her specialty is in the tech news field. Nirit is the author of the book “The Techlash and Tech Crisis Communication”.  This book provides an in-depth analysis of the evolution of tech journalism. The emerging tech-backlash is a story of pendulum swings: We are currently in tech-dystopianism after a long period spent in tech-utopianism. Tech companies were used to "cheerleading" coverage of product launches. This long tech-press honeymoon ended, and was replaced by a new era of mounting criticism focused on tech's negative impact on society. When and why did tech coverage shift? How did tech companies respond to the rise of tech criticism?  The book can be purchased here - https://amzn.to/34jJ7YH. You can read Dr Nirit Weiss-Blatt's blog here - www.weiss-blatt.blogspot.com.
33:01
May 26, 2021
Chris Cicchinelli - Author of "the secret is YOU"
Episode 144 of the Business Bookshelf - Chris Cicchinelli - Author of "the secret is YOU". Chris Cicchinelli is not only the President and CEO of the world's largest in-home party company specializing in intimacy and sexual health. He's also an advocate for women across the globe, inspiring and motivating each woman he meets to stand up and take control of her financial future. Since he joined the Pure Romance team in 2000, Chris has engineered explosive growth, taking the company from $3 million in revenue to well over $250 million. With Consultants in every U.S. state and Puerto Rico, plus new expansion markets in South Africa, Australia, Canada, and New Zealand, Chris is the author of book “the secret is YOU: How I Empowered 250,000 Women to Find Their Passion and Change Their Lives”.  In the secret is YOU, author Chris charts his two-decade journey transforming Pure Romance into the world’s largest in-home/virtual party company of its kind, while also sharing his innovative approach for empowering women to become successful entrepreneurs themselves. The book can be purchased here - https://amzn.to/2QIleqE. Chris's company is called Pure Romance - www.pureromance.com and his personal website can be found here - www.chriscicchinelli.com.
27:44
May 23, 2021
Peggy Smedley - Author of "Sustainable in a Circular World"
Episode 143 of the Business Bookshelf - Peggy Smedley - Author of "“Sustainable in a Circular World" Peggy is a radio host, author, editorial director, and president of Specialty Publishing Media, she provides a panorama of the disruption and digital rejuvenation that is required to achieve sustainability and circularity.  Her role is to help guide transformative shifts in designing and building the right solutions from conception, and that means leveraging the IoT and digital transformation for the innovation of products and ecosystems. Peggy is the author of “Sustainable in a Circular World: Design and Restore Natural Ecosystem through Innovation”.  The world needs to move from grey to green, fueled by design techniques that are sustainable in a circular economy. Sustainability intentionally maximizes the environmental, social, governance, and digital actions to fully engage its potential around a long-term motivational direction. These three components environmental, social, and financial come together to build up the digital age and lead to transformation, creating real change in society.    The book can be purchased here - https://amzn.to/3v3Rd3l. Peggy's company is called Specialty Publishing Media - www.specialtypublishingmedia.com  and she also has a podcast called the Peggy Smedley Show found here - www.peggysmedleyshow.com. The Business Bookshelf podcast can be found here or on your favourite podcast player.
22:12
May 19, 2021
Paul Cowan - Author of "Connecting with Clients"
Episode 142 of the Business Bookshelf - Paul Cowan - Author of "Connecting with Clients" Paul is a relationship specialist who had a successful career in leading international advertising agencies, then opened his own agency. As a psychotherapist he worked with individuals and couples and consulted with teams and organizations. Specializing in client relationships, he works internationally to facilitate change between agencies and their clients. He cofounded the Client Relationship Consultancy and the Customer Relationship Consultancy. He is the author of the book “Connecting with Clients: For stronger, more rewarding and longer-lasting client relationships”. There are two kinds of problems: task-oriented and underlying. Before a company fixes an issue with a deliverable or a task, it needs to trace the issue to its root — the relationship with the client.    The book can be purchased here - https://amzn.to/2SJDW1M. Paul's companies are Client Relationship Consultancy - www.clientrelationship.com, the Customer Relationship Consultancy - www.clientrelationship.com - and his personal website is www.paulcowan.com.
36:43
May 16, 2021
Atholl Duncan - Author of "Leaders in Lockdown"
Episode 141 of the Business Bookshelf - Atholl Duncan - Author of "Leaders in Lockdown" Athol is chair of Black Isle Group - leadership development and performance improvement business which works with many of the world’s best-known companies to change behaviours and deliver results. Chair of Scottish Salmon, which represents an industry which is the UK’s largest food exporter. He is the author of the book “Leaders in Lockdown".  Leaders in Lockdown is a unique insight from the women and men who were on the frontline of leading the business world’s fight against Covid-19. From New York to Singapore to Hong Kong to the City of London it captures a remarkable moment in time – when the global economy was brought to a shuddering halt in the struggle to contain a deadly pandemic. These first-hand accounts of 100 days of lockdown tell stories of leadership in a crisis. They also share the wisdom of some of the world’s most thoughtful business leaders as they predict how the world will change because of Covid-19.  The book can be purchased here - https://amzn.to/33tXCZC. Atholl's company is the Black Isle Group found here www.blackislegroup.com - and his personal website is www.athollduncan.com.
34:44
May 12, 2021
Eric Karpinski - Author of "Put Happiness to Work"
Episode 140 of the Business Bookshelf - Eric Karpinski - Author of "Put Happiness to Work". Eric Karpinski has been on the cutting edge of bringing positive psychology tools to workplaces for over 10 years, with clients that include Intel, Facebook, IBM, T-Mobile, Genentech and many others. He is a key member of Shawn Achor’s GoodThink team, trained as a scientist at Brown University and has an MBA from the Wharton School. McGraw Hill just published his new book, Put Happiness to Work, which has been endorsed by Adam Grant, Shawn Achor and Daniel Pink. Eric is the author of the book “Put Happiness to Work”. In Put Happiness to Work, Eric draws on his deep experience at the intersection of business and psychology to lay out a step-by-step program that includes specific activities to enhance engagement and generate happiness at work. Utilizing existing work habits and meetings, these dynamic yet simple tools will hardwire effective changes into leaders’ and employees’ behavior, creating long-term, sustainable engagement. Based on more than 10 years of experience applying top positive psychology and neuroscience research in the workplace, Eric’s strategies are easy to implement and are critical to helping leaders unlock the kind of engagement organizations need to thrive.  The book can be purchased here - https://amzn.to/3es63e4. Eric's website is www.erickarpinski.com. The Business Bookshelf podcast can be found here or on your favourite podcast player.
46:01
May 09, 2021
Tevis Trower - Author of "The Game-Changer's Guide to Radical Success"
Episode 139 of the Business Bookshelf - Tevis Trower - Author of "The Game-Changer's Guide to Radical Success" Today our guest is Tevis Trower. Tevis works with executive firekeepers, visionaries, & actionaries in organizations to foster leadership vision & behaviors to optimize their business. Working with the C-Suite she has crafted leadership alignment initiatives, cultural strategy & resiliency intensives. High performers share this common characteristic: a nagging sense that no matter what they have accomplished, they are capable of more. That drive to test themselves and their own capacity to contribute brings with it a host of questions, but often their focus on achieving does not allow for taking the time to reflect on how to navigate choices more powerfully. Tevis is the author of, “The Game-Changer's Guide to Radical Success”.  It will help you to take a step back, give opportunity for reflecting, assessing, course-correcting and realigning. The Game-Changer's Guide to Radical Success offers a refreshing, immersive, personal and active approach to getting clear on how you want your life to feel - and making it happen.  The book can be purchased here - https://amzn.to/3vAs1S6. Tevis's company is called the Balance Integration Corporation and it's website is www.balanceintegration.com.
43:29
May 05, 2021
Shellye Archambeau - Author of "Unapologetically Ambitious"
Episode 138 of the Business Bookshelf - Shellye Archambeau - Author of "Unapologetically Ambitious" Today our guest is Shellye Archambeau. Shellye Archambeau is one of Silicon Valley's first female African American CEOs. Formerly an executive at IBM and CMO at two public companies, Shellye was recruited to be the CEO of a then-struggling Silicon Valley startup, which is now MetricStream, a recognized global leader in governance, risk, and compliance software solutions. She currently serves as a Fortune 500 board member and holds board seats at Verizon, Nordstrom, Roper Technologies, and Okta. Shellye is the author of “Unapologetically Ambitious: Take Risks, Break Barriers, and Create Success on Your Own Terms”.  Each chapter lays out key takeaways and actions to increase the odds of achieving your personal and professional goals.  Unapologetically Ambitious invites readers to move beyond the solely supportive roles others expect them to fill, to learn how to carefully tread the thin line between assertive and aggressive, and to give themselves permission to strive for the top.  The book can be purchased here - https://amzn.to/3vAs1S6. Shellye's website is www.shellyearchambeau.com.
24:17
May 02, 2021
Brad Shorkend - Author of "We Are Still Human"
Episode 137 of the Business Bookshelf - Brad Shorkend - Author of "We Are Still Human: And Work Shouldn't Suck" Today our guest is Brad Shorkend. Brad Shorkend is an agitator & thought provoker, and co-CEO of Still Human.  As a behavioral specialist he works with organisations around the world helping them to be constantly innovation ready and to create exceptional employee and customer experiences that translate into kick-ass innovation, constant relevance, and significant revenue. Brad is the co-author of “We Are Still Human: And Work Shouldn't Suck”.  The book talks about how to build relevant businesses and exceptional work experiences for human beings in a world that has gone digital crazy.  The book can be purchased here - https://amzn.to/3tqwcyW. Brad's company is called Still Human - www.stillhuman.co.za. The Business Bookshelf podcast can be found here or on your favourite podcast player.
35:25
May 02, 2021
Dr Paula Caligiuri - Author of "Build Your Cultural Agility"
Episode 136 of the Business Bookshelf - Dr Paula Caligiuri - Author of "Build Your Cultural Agility" Today our guest is Dr Paula Caligiuri. Paula is a work psychologist dedicated to helping companies, business teams, and executives become effective in today's complex global environment. Through her consulting firm, TASCA Global Paula works extensively with leading organizations on the selection and development of culturally agile professionals. Paula is the author of the book “Build Your Cultural Agility: The Nine Competencies of Successful Global Professionals”.  The investment in global collaboration technology now exceeds US$45 billion. Professionals who work across cultures face some of the most cognitively, psychologically and emotionally difficult challenges, regardless of whether they work virtually or in person. And they often face these challenges without the help of a corporate guide. Build Your Cultural Agility is that guide. This book offers strategies to help you develop into a successful global professional, one who can comfortably and effectively work in and with people from different cultures. This book helps you leverage your natural strengths while providing suggestions for developing cultural agility competencies.  The book can be purchased here - https://amzn.to/3x2z3Ak. Paula's company is called TASCA Global - www.tascaglobal.com. The Business Bookshelf podcast can be found here or on your favourite podcast player.
32:15
April 25, 2021
Jim Irving - Author of "B2B Selling Leaders Guide Book"
Episode 136 of the Business Bookshelf - Jim Irving - Author of "B2B Selling Leaders Guide Book" Today it is fantastic to welcome back Jim Irving. Jim is an incredibly successful sales person with over 43 years in the IT industry in various sales and marketing roles. Several senior sales and marketing directorships. EMEA Channels Director at SGI (Silicon Graphics). UK Managing Director at Information Builders. He is author of the book “B2B Selling Leaders Guide Book”.  The B2B Leaders Guidebook takes us through the reality of the business leadership journey. It begins with ‘Starting’ – from first impressions to the difference between management and leadership, to creating team identity. Then moves on to ‘Building’ and learn about asking questions, how to coach, recruitment, performance measurement and customer service. Finally, ‘Improving’ - writing about improving team performance, priorities, gaining ‘unfair mindshare’ for your team or business, and simplifying your working life, and leading from the front. The book is peppered with real-life stories and experiences. Which support the messages. The book is written in the same conversational style that gained such positive feedback in Jim’s first book. The book can be purchased here - https://amzn.to/3uW5L4M. The Business Bookshelf podcast can be found here or on your favourite podcast player.
39:39
April 21, 2021
Colin Bryar - Author of "Working Backwards"
Episode 135 of the Business Bookshelf - Colin Bryar - Author of "Working Backwards" Today our guest is Colin Bryar. Colin  joined Amazon in 1998 -- four years after its founding -- and spent the next 12 years as part of Amazon's senior leadership team as Amazon grew from a domestic (US-only) seller of books to a global, multi-dimensional powerhouse and innovator. Colin served as a Vice President at Amazon, and for two of his years he was "Chief of Staff" to Jeff Bezos, AKA "Jeff's shadow", during which he spent each day attending meetings, traveling with, and discussing business and life with Jeff. After Amazon, he and his family relocated to Singapore for two years where Colin served as Chief Operating Officer of e-commerce company RedMart, which was subsequently sold to Alibaba. Colin is co-founder of Working Backwards LLC where he coaches executives at both large and early-stage companies on how to implement the management practices developed at Amazon. Colin is the co-author of the book “Working Backwards”.  Working Backwards is a practical guidebook and a corporate narrative, filled with the authors’ in-the-room recollections of what “Being Amazonian” is like and how it has affected their personal and professional lives. They demonstrate that success on Amazon’s scale is not achieved by the genius of any single leader, but rather through commitment to and execution of a set of well-defined, rigorously-executed principles and practices―shared here for the very first time.  The book can be purchased here - https://amzn.to/3mM0gmg. Colin's company Working Backwards can be found here - www.workingbackwards.com. The host is Lance Peppler and can be emailed at lance@ideastorm.co.za or visit www.businessbookshelfpodcast.com.
43:50
April 18, 2021
Douglas Kruger - Author of "How to Grow Rich"
Episode 134 of the Business Bookshelf - Douglas Kruger - Author of "How to Grow Rich: 50 Ways to Debunk Money Myths and Master Wealth" Today our guest is Douglas Kruger. Douglas is a member of the 'Speakers Hall of Fame,' an internationally renowned presenter and the author of 8 business books with Penguin.  He speaks globally on how businesses and brands can compete through innovation, and position themselves as industry experts. I speak to Douglas today about his new book “How to Grow Rich: 50 Ways to Debunk Money Myths and Master Wealth”.  Over a billion people globally were lifted from extreme poverty between 2010 and 2020. This is an all-time record, both in outright numbers and per capita growth, constituting nothing short of an economic miracle. Yet the narrative about worsening hardships for the poor prevails, contrary to all evidence. Why? Few topics are more contentious than money. Yet when weighed against empirical data, most of us would be amazed to discover how embarrassingly wrong our assumptions are, and how badly they have impaired our capacity for growth.  How to Grow Rich identifies every bad idea about wealth and explains why we don’t have to accept them, and how each one of us can overcome these thought hurdles in order to prosper and grow rich. Start by getting the thinking right, and the money will follow.  The book can be purchased here. Douglas's website can be found here - www.douglaskruger.com. The host of the podcast is Lance Peppler.  Email him at lance@ideastorm.co.za or visit www.ideastorm.co.za.
39:26
April 14, 2021
David Horsager - Author of "Trusted Leader: 8 Pillars That Drive Results"
Episode 133 of the Business Bookshelf - David Horsager - Author of “Trusted Leader: 8 Pillars That Drive Results" Today our guest is David Horsager. David is the CEO of Trust Edge Leadership Institute, national bestselling author of The Trust Edge and The Daily Edge, inventor of the Enterprise Trust Index™, and director of one of the nation's foremost trust studies: The Trust Outlook™. David is the author of the book “Trusted Leader: 8 Pillars That Drive Results”.  Without trust, people and businesses fail. Trusted Leader provides a framework for building trust so that you and your organizations can perform at your best. David introduces readers to his Eight Pillars of Trust through the journey of a senior leader who thought success was certain. Follow CEO Ethan Parker as he discovers the power of trust and how to apply it amid the complexities of leadership, change, and culture transformation. The Eight Pillars of Trust are based on David's original research and extensive experience working with Fortune 500 companies and top government agencies around the globe.  The book can be purchased here. The website for Trust Edge Leadership Institute can be found here - https://trustedge.com. The host of the podcast is Lance Peppler.  Email him at lance@ideastorm.co.za or visit www.ideastorm.co.za.
34:49
April 11, 2021
Dr David White - Author of "Disrupting Corporate Culture"
Episode 132 of the Business Bookshelf - Dr David White - Author of "Disrupting Corporate Culture"  Today our guest is Dr David White. David is a partner and co-founder of Ontos Global, and a cognitive anthropologist focusing on new approaches to organizational culture and change based on the emerging science of the cultural mind. At Ontos Global he helps organizations manage and sustain transformation. David is the author of “Disrupting Corporate Culture: How Cognitive Science Alters Accepted Beliefs About Culture and Culture Change and Its Impact on Leaders and Change Agents”.  This book bridges the gap between the latest research on cognitive science and culture, providing a valuable guide for change leaders, CEOs, and practitioners on how to sustainably work with and change this important resource. It answers many of the major questions that have plagued culture work, such as: Why so many CEOs and management consultants preach culture change when so few culture interventions actually succeed Why CEOs persist in believing "culture starts at the top" when virtually no research in anthropology supports that claim Why most culture shaping approaches have no answer for how to affect culture in global companies Why culture doesn’t cause us to do anything, yet we persist in believing that somehow it does Why so many culture-shaping projects focus on corporate values despite the fact modern science shows why changing personal values is exceedingly difficult. The book can be purchased here. The website for ONTOS Global can be found here - www.ontosglobal.com. The host of the podcast is Lance Peppler.  Email him at lance@ideastorm.co.za or visit www.ideastorm.co.za.
38:09
April 07, 2021
Lisa Koss - Author of “Leading for Learning"
Episode 131 of the Business Bookshelf - Lisa Koss - Author of “Leading for Learning".   Today our guest is Lisa Koss. For more than 25 years, Lisa has been working at the intersection of individual, team and organizational transformation. As partner and co-founder of ONTOS Global, her passion is to support executive clients to dramatically increase their impact through increased self-awareness, resiliency, agility, and the capacity to act wisely and decisively through complex and uncertain times. She is the author of the book “Leading for Learning”.  People do their best work when they are motivated. This may sound obvious, but while people managers instinctively agree with the centrality of motivation at work and its impact on employee engagement, their practices do not follow. With so much "real work" to do every day, how can managers also carve out time to learn, engage, build relationships, tap motivation, encourage development, and inspire? The problem is a false dichotomy between the world of business and that of people development. What if managers were able to systematically transform everyday business issues into meaningful, developmental coaching opportunities with employees at the same time? The book has a proven coaching approach to radically shift conversations away from either-or propositions and uses an entirely different lens: transforming business challenges by connecting them directly to employee motivation to achieve the desired business result while dramatically increasing employee engagement.  The book can be purchased here. The website for ONTOS Global can be found here - www.ontosglobal.com. The host of the podcast is Lance Peppler.  Email him at lance@ideastorm.co.za or visit www.ideastorm.co.za.
44:43
April 03, 2021
Ron Coury - Author of “Tenacity"
Episode 130 of the Business Bookshelf - Ron Coury - Author of “Tenacity" Today our guest is Ron Coury. Ron is the author of Tenacity which tells the gripping true story of how Ron Coury, a Las Vegas businessman, Marine and former Brooklynite survived corruption and cancer to achieve the American Dream. The aptly-titled memoir focuses on the determination necessary to overcome any and all unjust obstacles that may stand in the way of one’s dreams. Tenacity chronicles the evolution of the natural-born entrepreneur, a major business figure in Las Vegas for decades. As Coury climbed the ladder toward success, he faced a barrage of constraints including political and police corruption, bribery, coercion and even death threats. Along the way, he also had a couple of offers to settle matters discreetly, with a few well-placed bullets. His choices would have life altering consequences for many.  The book can be purchased here. The website for the book can be found here www.roncouryauthor.com. The host of the podcast is Lance Peppler.  Email him at lance@ideastorm.co.za or visit www.ideastorm.co.za.
32:16
March 30, 2021
Dr Garth Japhet - Author of "Like Water is for Fish: The Power of Story in our Lives"
Episode 129 of the Business Bookshelf - Dr Garth Japhet - Author of "Like Water is for Fish: The Power of Story in our Lives" Today our guest is Dr Garth Japhet As a young boy, Garth found his life radically shaped by the Jungle Doctor series of books. The stories so enthralled him that, against all advice, he set his heart on medicine. He could see his future – with a backdrop of savannas, golden sunsets, adventure and accolades – as a romantic figure, a healer, a hero. This fantasy sustained Garth through the challenges of medical training, but finally he arrived. He was Dr Japhet, living the dream. Except the dream was a nightmare. The reality of medicine was not the life he had hoped for. There were times when he cursed the power of the story that had so completely messed up his life. Having struggled with anxiety most of his life, he was catapulted into a deep depression. And then it happened. Garth stumbled upon the healing power of story – fictional, factual and his own. What magic was at work here? If stories had changed him, could he use story to change others? This question set him on the journey described in Like Water is for Fish; a journey that led to Garth co-founding Soul City and Heartlines, and to an understanding that story, in its multiple forms, is as essential for our lives as water is for fish.  The book can be purchased here. The website for Garth's company is called Heartlines and can be found here - www.heartlines.org.za. The host of the podcast is Lance Peppler.  Email him at lance@ideastorm.co.za or visit www.ideastorm.co.za.
35:00
March 28, 2021
Jon Isaacson - Co-author of "Be Intentional Culture"
Episode 128 of the Business Bookshelf - Jon Isaacson - Co-author of "Be Intentional Culture" Today our guest is Jon Isaacson. Jon, The Intentional Restorer, is an author and host of The DYOJO Podcast. Jon speaks, writes, and coaches through his organization The DYOJO helping the skilled trades to shorten their DANG learning curve for personal and professional development. Jon is the co-author of the book “Be Intentional Culture: How the Small Things Enhance or Undermine Your Culture”.   In business, the question with regards to culture is not whether your organization has a culture. The question you should be asking is whether your culture has evolved by chance or because you have been intentional in developing it.  If your goal is to have a healthy and thriving team, culture is the means through which you care for your organization.  The book can be purchased here. Jon's website can be found at www.thedyojo.com. The host of the podcast is Lance Peppler.  Email him at lance@ideastorm.co.za or visit www.ideastorm.co.za.
30:58
March 23, 2021
Art Johnson - Author of "The Art of Alignment"
Episode 127 of the Business Bookshelf - Art Johnson - Author of "The Art of Alignment: A Data-Driven Approach to Lead Aligned Organizations"  Art Johnson is CEO of Infinity Systems, Inc., a management consulting firm where he helps leaders identify and rectify organizational misalignment. Previously, he implemented a strategic plan to improve alignment at Medtronic, the world’s largest medical technology company, enabling it to grow top-line revenue by 13 percent year-over-year in a flat market. Art is the author of the book “The Art of Alignment: A Data-Driven Approach to Lead Aligned Organizations”.   Leading organizations worldwide are evolving from the idea of employee engagement to that of organizational alignment.  The Art of Alignment takes a data-driven approach to organizational alignment. When executives add PURPOSE to engagement, coupled with measurement, your organization will experience market-leading performance. By following the 9-Pillars approach to leadership, your organization can increase key metrics by as much as 28% with each percentage point improvement in alignment.  The book can be purchased here. Art company called Infinity Systems website can be found at www.orgametrics.net. The host of the podcast is Lance Peppler.  Email him at lance@ideastorm.co.za or visit www.ideastorm.co.za.
34:32
March 21, 2021
Nicky Rowbotham - Author of “7 Steps to Finding Flow"
Episode 126 of the Business Bookshelf - Nicky Rowbotham - Author of “7 Steps to Finding Flow" Today our guest is Nicky Rowbotham. Nicky is a  leader who has worked with many highly motivated and driven entrepreneurs and professionals, who are looking to fulfil their potential and live their best life across the board (not just at work) Nicky is the author of the book “7 Steps to Finding Flow”.  Seventy percent of us spend most of our days in a state of stress, with our nervous systems in a state of fight, flight or freeze. Modern day stress has become pervasive in all aspects of our lives through constant pressure, the weight of perceived expectations and the drive to be always on.  Full of practical solutions, wisdom and strategies, 7 Steps to Finding Flow is your guide to lighten the load that stress places on us.  The book can be purchased here. Nicky's website can be found at www.nickyrowbotham.com. The host of the podcast is Lance Peppler.  Email him at lance@ideastorm.co.za or visit www.ideastorm.co.za.
34:29
March 16, 2021
Adii Pienaar - Author of “Life Profitability"
Episode 125 of the Business Bookshelf - Adii Pienaar - Author of “Life Profitability: The New Measure of Entrepreneurial Success" Today our guest is Adii Pienaar. Adii is an entrepreneur and founder of two global multimillion-dollar companies and prides himself on the commercial and life profitability of his businesses. Adii's personal journey enabled him to discover a rich, fulfilling life that coincides with a sustainable strategy for success in the workplace. His concept of life profitability is now gaining momentum in the business world. Adii is the author of “Life Profitability: The New Measure of Entrepreneurial Success”.  The book will provide you with a new perspective for becoming self-aware, recognizing your values, and understanding your impact. An enriched life and a successful business are not mutually exclusive. In fact, the book will provide you with the first steps in building a business that is more sustainable, with increased options for you, your employees, and your community. Learn how to give yourself some space, measure meaningful output, and live with intention so that you can maximize profit that truly counts.  The book can be purchased here. The website for his book can be found here. The host of the podcast is Lance Peppler.  Email him at lance@ideastorm.co.za or visit www.ideastorm.co.za.
32:13
March 14, 2021
Carice Anderson - Author of “Intelligence isn’t enough"
Episode 124 of the Business Bookshelf - Carice Anderson - Author of “Intelligence isn’t enough" Today our guest is Carice Anderson. Carice is a seasoned professional who is passionate about entrepreneurship, empowering people, growing leaders and helping people identify and operate in their strengths. Carice believes that leadership of self, others, and organisation is the answer to all of the challenges and opportunities in the world today. Carice is the author of the book “Intelligence isn’t enough”. The book includes advice and anecdotes from 30 successful Black leaders who have worked across Africa, Europe, and North America, Intelligence Isn't Enough aims to empower young Black graduates who have just entered the workforce and Black professionals already at work.  Carice guides readers on how to survive and thrive in corporate spaces, how to take a more strategic approach to their careers, and how to understand themselves and others more deeply.  The book can be purchased here. The host of the podcast is Lance Peppler.  Email him at lance@ideastorm.co.za or visit www.ideastorm.co.za.
36:45
March 09, 2021
Dr Roland Rust - Author of “The Feeling Economy"
Episode 123 of the Business Bookshelf - “The Feeling Economy: How Artificial Intelligence Is Creating the Era of Empathy”. Today our guest is Dr Roland Rust. Roland is Distinguished University Professor and holds the David Bruce Smith Chair in Marketing at the Smith School of Business, University of Maryland, College Park, the first business professor to be named a Distinguished University Professor at Maryland. He is one of two people who have been named a Fellow of both the American Marketing Association and the European Marketing Academy. He founded the annual Frontiers in Service Conference as well as the Journal of Service Research. He is Executive Director of the Center for Excellence in Service and the Center for Complexity in Business. He holds a visiting position at Erasmus University and is an International Research Fellow at Oxford University. His lifetime achievement honors include the AMA Irwin McGraw-Hill Distinguished Marketing Educator Award, inaugural Fellow of the AMA, INFORMS Society for Marketing Science Fellow, the Converse Award, the Distinguished Marketing Educator Award from the Academy of Marketing Science. He is author of the book “The Feeling Economy: How Artificial Intelligence Is Creating the Era of Empathy”.  As machines are trained to “think,” many tasks that previously required human intelligence are becoming automated through artificial intelligence. However, it is more difficult to automate emotional intelligence, and this is where the human worker’s competitive advantage over machines currently lies. This book explores the impact of AI on everyday life, looking into workers’ adaptation to these changes, the ways in which managers can change the nature of jobs in light of AI developments, and the potential for humans and AI to continue working together.  The book can be purchased here. The host of the podcast is Lance Peppler.  Email him at lance@ideastorm.co.za or visit www.ideastorm.co.za.
26:38
March 07, 2021
Chris Kane - Author of "Where is My Office?"
Episode 122 of the Business Bookshelf - Chris Kane - Author of "Where is My Office?: Reimagining the Workplace for the 21st Century" Chris is the co-founder of Six Ideas is a distinctive community which brings together the very best strategists, researchers and thinkers to solve complex and seemingly impossible challenges arising from the nexus between technology, people, culture and place. They are change catalysts and work to inspire organisational, educational, cultural and workplace innovation. He is the author of the book “Where is My Office? Reimagining the 21st Workplace”,  The book presents a game-changing challenge to the existing ways we work. As well as being a guide to harnessing the true potential of an organisation’s people and workplace.  The book can be purchased here. The Six Ideas website is www.six-ideas.com. The host of the podcast is Lance Peppler.  Email him at lance@ideastorm.co.za or visit www.ideastorm.co.za.
34:36
March 02, 2021
Jim Irving - Author of "B2B Selling Guide Book"
Episode 121 of the Business Bookshelf - Jim Irving - Author of "B2B Selling Guide Book" Today our guest is Jim Irving. Jim is an incredibly successful sales person with over 43 years in the IT industry in various sales and marketing roles. Several senior sales and marketing directorships. EMEA Channels Director at SGI (Silicon Graphics). UK Managing Director at Information Builders. He is author of the book “B2B Selling Guide Book”,  This is a light and simple guide to the most important tools, techniques and approaches to ensure success in B2B selling - and in life.  The format is incredibly simple. Each chapter introduces a concept. Real life anecdotes showing the technique, issue or approach are then given. Finally, a short summary on how to best apply that principle is added. The real stories are enlightening, clear and powerful. Adopting these proven tools, techniques, attitude and processes will help you to become more professional and successful.  The book can be purchased here. The host of the podcast is Lance Peppler.  Email him at lance@ideastorm.co.za or visit www.ideastorm.co.za.
41:44
February 28, 2021
Claire Wasserman - Author of "Ladies Get Paid"
Episode 120 of the Business Bookshelf - Claire Wasserman - Author of "Ladies Get Paid" Today our guest is Claire Wasserman. Claire  has been named one of Entrepreneur Magazine’s 100 Most Powerful Women, Claire Wasserman is the founder of Ladies Get Paid, a platform that champions the professional and financial advancement of women. In less than three years, Claire grew the community to 70,000 from all 50 states and more than 100 countries in fewer than three years. She is also the Host of John Hancock's podcast, Friend Who Talk About Money. Claire been featured in the New York Times, partnered with the City of Los Angeles, spoke at the United Nations Foundation, and collaborated with Nike, among others. Her book, Ladies Get Paid, is available for pre-order at ladiesgetpaid.com/book. Claire is the author of “Ladies Get Paid”.  Filled with Claire's personal stories and straightforward advice, this is a must-read for anyone who wants to take their career to the next level. If you're looking to get a raise, navigate a promotion, or break the glass ceiling, LADIES GET PAID will show you how. Part how-to guide, part manifesto, LADIES GET PAID encourages the self-advocacy and activism that will help you close the gender pay gap and take the power back in your career.  The book can be purchased here. Claire's website is www.ladiesgetpaid.com. The host of the podcast is Lance Peppler.  Email him at lance@ideastorm.co.za or visit www.ideastorm.co.za.
38:15
February 23, 2021
Cyrus Rogers - Author of "Competitive Edge"
Episode 119 of the Business Bookshelf - Cyrus Rogers - Author of "Competitive Edge: Lessons from the sporting world for sustained success in life". Today our guest is Cyrus Rogers. Cyrus Rogers is a television producer, business owner and motivational speaker who has combined his passion for sport with his keen interest in leadership, success and greatness. His obsession for sport has led to years of study, and research, of the very best sports stars and how they progressed to the top of their games. Having worked as a sports journalist for near on two decades, and having interviewed some of the world’s biggest sports stars, Cyrus discovered that the essential elements for success in sport translate to business, sales and personal development. Cyris is the author of “Competitive Edge: Lessons from the sporting world for sustained success in life”. Who better to learn from, on how to be successful, than those who’ve reached the top of their game and stayed there. Using sport as a prism, this book is for people who want to make changes in their personal and professional lives in order to beat the opposition and take home the gold.  The book can be purchased here. Cyrus's website is www.cyrusrogers.com The host of the podcast is Lance Peppler.  Email him at lance@ideastorm.co.za or visit www.ideastorm.co.za.
30:55
February 21, 2021
Scott Greenberg - Author of "The Wealthy Franchisee"
Episode 118 of the Business Bookshelf - Scott Greenberg - Author of "The Wealthy Franchisee: Game-Changing Steps to Becoming a Thriving Franchise Superstar" Today our guest is Scott Greenberg. Scott Greenberg designs game-changing steps to grow businesses, build high-performing teams and create unforgettable customer experiences.  For ten years Scott was a multi-unit, award-winning franchise owner with Edible Arrangements. His operation won international recognition: "Best Customer Service" and "Manager of the Year," out of more than 1000 locations worldwide. Today he's a sought-after international speaker, consultant and franchise coach. Scott is the author of “The Wealthy Franchisee: Game-Changing Steps to Becoming a Thriving Franchise Superstar”.  The Wealthy Franchisee pulls concepts from cognitive behavioral therapy, brain science, interviews, and Scott Greenberg’s firsthand experience as a franchisee to help readers replicate the mental habits, tactics, and financial results of high-performing franchisees.  The book can be purchased here. Scott's website is www.scottgreenberg.com. The host of the podcast is Lance Peppler.  Email him at lance@ideastorm.co.za or visit www.ideastorm.co.za.
32:34
February 16, 2021
Minter Dial - Author of "You Lead"
Episode 117 of the Business Bookshelf - Minter Dial - Author of "You Lead: How Being Yourself Makes You a Better Leader" Today our guest is Minter Dial. Minter  is a storyteller, filmmaker, three-time author and an international professional speaker. After a 16-year international career at L'Oreal, he set off on his own and speaks and consults on Leadership, Branding and Transformation. Minter is the author of “You Lead: How Being Yourself Makes You a Better Leader”. There is a need for a new kind of leadership; one that bleeds personality and rings true to employees and customers alike who crave authenticity. You Lead argues that business leaders deliver superior results, communities of engagement both inside and outside of the company and true values-driven success when they are themselves and come across as genuine.  The book can be purchased here. Minter's website is www.minterdial.com. The host of the podcast is Lance Peppler.  Email him at lance@ideastorm.co.za or visit www.ideastorm.co.za.
40:06
February 14, 2021