Chris Farrell is economics editor of Marketplace Money, a nationally syndicated one-hour weekly personal finance show produced by American Public Media. Chris is also economics correspondent for Marketplace, the largest business program in broadcasting and chief economics correspondent for American RadioWorks, the largest producer of long-form documentaries in public radio. He is also contributing economics editor at Business Week magazine. He was host and executive editor of public television’s Right on the Money. He is the author of two books: Right on the Money: Taking Control of Your Personal Finances, and Deflation: What Happens When Prices Fall. Chris is a graduate of Stanford and the London School of Economics.
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Pat Flynn (born 17 August, 1983) is an American internet marketer and business owner who has a popular blog called Smart Passive Income where he teaches and documents his experience in creating passive income streams for his online business. He is owner of Flynndustries, LLC, under which he runs a number of web properties and niche sites including SmartPassiveIncome, Green Exam Academy and Security Guard Training HQ.
Massimo Lentsch, uno dei massimi esperti di Export Management Italiano.
Ha iniziato la carriera come Export Manager e ha costruito un'impresa di successo che ha portato al successo centinaia di aziende. L'azienda che ha creato aiuta le imprese Italiane ad esportare su tutti i mercati internazionali.
Born in Milan in 1969, in the early part of his career he has gained professional experience as Marketing and Communication Director at some relevant international companies.Since he joined Banca Mediolanum in 2000, he has worked in 'Training & Development Department’ contributing to the creation and the launch of the 'School for the Development of Human Potential'. He has conceived, planned and oversaw the launch of Mediolanum Corporate University, the educational institute serving the whole Mediolanum Community (Sales network, Headquarters as well as Customers) which has won in March 2013 the "Second Best Corporate University award in the World" issued by the Global Council of Corporate Universities.Focusing on the future, the change and the new ways of understanding marketing, and on the Relational communication and Corporate Education, he held the role of Marketing and Communications Director to become, in April 2014, Marketing Communication and Innovation Director of Banca Mediolanum.He's also author of a blog called "Thoughts for the Third Millennium" (www.oscardimontigny.it) where he explores and analyzes how future megatrends will determine the new social and market scenarios.
Eric Emerson Schmidt (born April 27, 1955) is an American software engineer, businessman, as well as the executive chairman of Alphabet Inc. In 2013, Forbes ranked Schmidt as the 138th-richest person in the world, with an estimated wealth of $9.1 billion.
As an intern at Bell Labs, Schmidt did a complete re-write of Lex, a program to generate lexical analysers for the Unix computer operating system. From 1997 to 2001, he was chief executive officer of Novell. From 2001 to 2011, he served as the CEO of Google. He served on various other boards in academia and industry, such as the boards of trustees for both Carnegie Mellon University and Princeton University.
Lawrence "Larry" Page (born March 26, 1973) is an American computer scientist and internet entrepreneur who co-founded Google Inc. with Sergey Brin, and will be the future CEO of the proposed conglomerate, Alphabet Inc. Page is the inventor of PageRank, Google's best-known search ranking algorithm. As of November 2014, Google has 55,600 employees and operates in more than 40 countries.
Sergey Mikhaylovich Brin (Russian: Серге́й Миха́йлович Брин; born August 21, 1973) is a Russian-born American computer scientist and internet entrepreneur who, together with Larry Page, co-founded Google, one of the world's most profitable Internet companies. According to Hurun Global Rich List 2015 he is jointly one of three people listed as 18th richest in the world (21 overall) with a net worth of US$30 billion.
Brin immigrated to the United States with his family from the Soviet Union at the age of 6. He earned his bachelor's degree at the University of Maryland, following in his father's and grandfather's footsteps by studying mathematics, as well as computer science. After graduation, he moved to Stanford University to acquire a PhD in computer science. There he met Page, with whom he later became friends. They crammed their dormitory room with inexpensive computers and applied Brin's data mining system to build a web search engine. The program became popular at Stanford and they suspended their PhD studies to start up Google in a rented garage.
Lorenzo Marini (Monselice, 1958) è un pubblicitario e scrittore italiano.
Dopo gli studi artistici e la laurea in Architettura a Venezia nel 1980, lavora presso alcune agenzie pubblicitarie italiane: Ogilvy, Leo Burnett, Canard e Gruppo Armando Testa. Nel 1997 fonda a Milano la Lorenzo Marini & Associati, agenzia con filiali a Forlì e Torino e che nel 2010 apre una sede a New York.
Nella sua carriera da art director viene insignito di oltre 300 premi nazionali e internazionali, tra cui il Leone d’Oro di Cannes al Festival internazionale della pubblicità per la campagna Agnesi nel 1985. Artista multidisciplinare[ si dedica negli anni a numerose attività: dal cartooning alla regia, alla pittura[ e in particolare alla scrittura, con la pubblicazione di alcuni saggi e di due romanzi.Ha condotto per Rai Radio 2 ‘Il giorno della marmotta’, programma sulla creatività, in coppia con Dario Vergassola.
Jagdish N. Sheth (born 1938) is the Charles H. Kellstadt Professor of Marketing at the Goizueta Business School of Emory University. He is an internationally recognized business consultant whose client LIST includes AT&T, BellSouth, Ford, GE, Motorola, Square D, Whirlpool and Sprint. He also an educator, the winner of many awards and honors, and a member of the American Psychological Association. He is the founder of the Center for Relationship Management at Emory University and Center for Telecommunications Management at University of Southern California. He was a prominent member of the core TEAM during the initial years of Indian Institute of Management Calcutta, the first Indian Institute of Management.
Jim Stengel (born James R. Stengel on May 5, 1955) is an American businessman, author, professor, and public speaker. He served as the global MARKETING officer of Procter & Gamble from 2001 to 2008. Stengel is currently the president and CEO of The Jim Stengel Company, where he advocates for ideals-driven businesses and brands. In December 2011, he released his first book, Grow: How Ideals Power Growth and Profit at the World’s Greatest Companies.
Neil Rackham is an author, consultant, and academic who is widely recognized as one of the founders of modern sales theory. Three of his books have been on the New York Times best seller list and his works have been translated into over 50 languages.
George S. Day is an educator in the field of marketing. He is the Geoffrey T. Boisi Professor of marketing and co-Director of the Mack Institute for Innovation Management at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. His primary areas of activity are marketing, strategy making, organic growth and innovation, organizational change and competitive strategies in global markets.
Robert Lawrence Kuhn (born 1944 in New York) is an international corporate strategist, investment banker, and public intellectual. He has a doctorate in brain research and he is a long-time adviser to China's leaders and the Chinese government; adviser to multinational corporations on China strategies and transactions; and a frequent commentator on business, finance (he is a columnist for China Daily and South China Morning Post and he appears regularly on the BBC, China Central Television and other major media).
Paco Underhill is an environmental psychologist and the founder of a market research and consulting company called Envirosell. He employs the basic idea of environmental psychology, that our surroundings influence our behavior, to find ways of structuring man-made environments to make them conducive to retail purposes.
Peter Fisk is a bestselling author, inspirational keynote speaker and expert consultant in helping leaders to develop innovative strategies for business and brands.
Gerald Zaltman received his AB degree in Government from Bates College in 1960. Two years later, he was awarded an MBA from the University of Chicago. He was awarded a Doctoral degree in Sociology from Johns Hopkins University in 1968.
Malcolm T. Gladwell, CM (born September 3, 1963 in Fareham, Hampshire, United Kingdom) is a Canadian journalist, bestselling author, and speaker. He has been a staff writer for The New Yorker since 1996. He has written five books. All books were on The New York Times Best Seller list.
Mohanbir Sawhney (born 1963 in Kalaikunda, India) is a noted management consultant, author and academic. He is the McCormick Tribune Professor of Technology at the Kellogg School of Management. He is an adviser to several large organizations on e-commerce strategies.
Faith Popcorn (born as Faith Plotkin) is a futurist, author, and founder and CEO of marketing consulting firm BrainReserve. Her best-selling book is The Popcorn Report (1991).
Al Ries is a marketing professional and author. He is also the co-founder and chairman of the Atlanta-based consulting firm Ries & Ries with his partner and daughter, Laura Ries. Along with Jack Trout, Ries coined the term "positioning", as related to the field of marketing, and authored Positioning: The Battle For Your Mind, an industry standard on the subject.
Jack Trout is an owner of Trout & Partners, a consulting firm. He is one of the founders and pioneers of positioning theory and also marketing warfare theory.
Regis McKenna is a marketer who introduced many of the ideas that are now part of the mainstream in technology marketing and who helped launch some of the major technical innovations of the computer age, including the first microprocessor (Intel Corporation), Apple's first personal computer (Apple Computer), the first recombinant DNA genetically engineered product (Genentech, Inc.), and the first retail computer store (The Byte Shop).
Jay Conrad Levinson (February 10, 1933 – October 10, 2013) was an American BUSINESS writer, known as author of the popular 1984 book "Guerrilla marketing."
Lester Wunderman (June 22, 1920) is an advertising executive widely considered the creator of modern-day direct marketing. His innovations include the magazine subscription card, the toll-free 1-800 number, loyalty rewards programs, and many more. He identified, named and defined the term "direct marketing" in a 1967 speech at MIT, and was inducted into the Advertising Hall of Fame in 1998.
Michael Eugene Porter (born May 23, 1947 in Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States) is the Bishop William Lawrence University Professor at The Institute for Strategy and Competitiveness, based at the Harvard Business School. He is a leading authority on competitive strategy and the competitiveness and economic development of nations, states, and regions. Michael Porter's work is recognized in many governments, corporations and academic circles globally. He chairs Harvard BUSINESS School's program dedicated for newly appointed CEOs of very large corporations.
Chris Anderson (born July 9, 1961 in London, United Kingdom) is a British-American author and entrepreneur. He was with The Economist for seven years before joining WIRED magazine in 2001, where he was the editor-in-chief until 2012. He is known for his 2004 article entitled The Long Tail; which he later expanded into the 2006 BOOK, The Long Tail: Why the Future of BUSINESS Is Selling Less of More.He is currently the cofounder and CEO of 3D Robotics, a drone manufacturing company.
Dr. Gary P. Hamel (born 1954) is an American management expert. He is a founder of Strategos, an international management consulting firm based in Chicago.
Clayton M. Christensen (born April 6, 1952 in Salt Lake City, Utah) is the Kim B. Clark Professor of Business Administration at the Harvard Business School (HBS), with a joint appointment in the Technology & Operations Management and General Management faculty groups. He is best known for his study of innovation in commercial enterprises. His first BOOK, The Innovator's Dilemma, articulated his theory of disruptive innovation. Christensen is also a co-founder of Innosight, a management consulting and INVESTMENT firm specializing in innovation.
David Allen Aaker (born 1938 in Fargo, North Dakota, U.S.) is an American organizational theorist, consultant and Professor Emeritus at the University of California, Berkeley's Haas School of Business, well known marketing expert with a particular focus on brand strategy.
Sir Richard Charles Nicholas Branson (born 18 July 1950 in Blackheath, London, England, United Kingdom) is an English businessman and investor. He is best known as the founder of Virgin Group, which comprises more than 400 companies.
At the age of sixteen his first BUSINESS venture was a magazine called Student. In 1970, he set up a mail-order record business. In 1972, he opened a chain of record stores, Virgin Records, later known as Virgin Megastores. Branson's Virgin BRAND grew rapidly during the 1980s, as he set up Virgin Atlantic and expanded the Virgin Records MUSIC label.