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Motivate Yourself to Make Positive Changes!Inspiring conversations behind how people grow business, movements, ideas & a bit about civic grace. Hi, I'm Positive Phil. https://www.positivephil.com
Gary Michelson is on the show....Dr. Gary Michelson is a board certified orthopedic spinal surgeon, inventor of more than 990 patents throughout the world, the founder and funder of three private foundations, recipient of numerous awards, and among a small group of individuals to ever be inducted into both the National Inventors Hall of Fame and the National Academy of Inventors. SOCIAL LINKS (twitter, facebook, linkedin) if applicable:Michelson Medical Foundation: www.twitter.com/MichelsonMedRFwww.facebook.com/michelsonmedicalwww.instagram.com/garymichelsonmmrf20MM Foundation:www.twitter.com/michelson20mmwww.facebook.com/Michelson20MMwww.instagram.com/michelsonimpactFound Animals Foundation:www.twitter.com/FoundAnimalsOrgwww.facebook.com/foundanimalswww.instagram.com/foundanimalsDr. Gary Michelson is a board-certified orthopedic spinal surgeon and a Diplomat of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, as well as an inventor, entrepreneur, philanthropist and humane advocate. As a child, Dr. Michelson was always coloring outside the lines, infinitely curious about how things worked, and uncommonly sensitive to the needs of others. Raised by his mother and grandmother in Philadelphia, he was exposed to spinal disorders at a young age—his grandmother suffered from Syringomyelia, a debilitating spinal deformity. The disruption of the nervous system caused by this disease allowed his grandmother’s hand, resting on a hot stove, to catch fire without her noticing. Witnessing this was a pivotal event in Dr. Michelson’s young life, where he began formulating a plan to help people afflicted with similar infirmities.Despite his modest upbringing, Dr. Michelson worked his way through Temple University and medical school at Drexel University, and following a successful surgical fellowship at St. Luke’s Medical Center in Houston, entered private practice in California as an orthopedic surgeon specializing in spinal surgery. Over the next 25 years, he became world-renowned as a surgical innovator and the most prolific inventor in medical history, with over 990 patents worldwide issued to date.In the field of spinal surgery, where outcomes were unpredictable and recovery could be long and painful, Dr. Michelson’s revolutionary advancements in procedures, instruments and implants consistently led to better patient outcomes, and significantly reduced post-surgical pain, blood loss, complications and recovery time. The surgical techniques and materials developed by Dr. Michelson remain the industry standard around the world.In 2005, after selling his patents to Medtronic, the world’s largest medical device company, those proceeds, together with the resolution of related intellectual property litigation, earned Dr. Michelson a place on the Forbes 400 as a self-made billionaire. The litigation, which established new precedents in the field of patent law, later became a stimulus for Dr. Michelson to create a comprehensive textbook on the subject (The Intangible Advantage: Understanding Intellectual Property in the New Economy), which he released digitally free of charge. Later, he developed an undergraduate college course, The Entrepreneur’s Guide to Intellectual Property, which has been adopted by many colleges and universities throughout the country. This inspired Dr. Michelson to create the Michelson 20MM Foundation (formerly, Twenty Million Minds Foundation), funding the dissemination of free, peer-reviewed, openly-licensed digital textbooks for essential college general education courses. These textbooks, now in use in half of all U.S. colleges and universities, and more than 70 countries, have already saved students hundreds of millions of dollars. Among its related initiatives, 20MM also provides digital textbooks for the remedial education of individuals serving time in prison.After retiring from private practice, Dr. Michelson’s passion pivoted exclusively to philanthropy, advancing his philosophy that sharing knowledge and supporting the research of others can change the world. That same year, he made an introductory donation of $100 million to his private Michelson Medical Research Foundation (which does not accept outside donations). Among the Foundation’s other activities, the Michelson Neglected Disease Vaccine Initiative supports research for obscure and lesser-known diseases that are deemed too esoteric for conventional funding, but nonetheless affect billions of people, particularly in poorer countries throughout the world. As a medical student, Dr. Michelson was nearly expelled over his objection to removing healthy organs from living dogs in a surgical lab. His lifelong passion for animals led to a new philanthropic endeavor, the Found Animals Foundation. This Los Angeles-based animal welfare organization provides grants for the rescue and placement of shelter animals, operates adopt-and-shop centers for homeless pets, provides free microchips, subsidizes stationary and mobile low and no-cost spay/neuter clinics, and funds the $25 million Michelson Grant for the development of non-surgical sterilization for cats and dogs. Through its various programs and services, Found Animals Foundation has assisted over 1.5 million companion animals over the past 14 years.In 2014, Dr. Michelson and his wife Alya personally gifted $50 million to the University of Southern California to fund the creation of the USC Michelson Center for Convergent Bioscience, bringing together the best and brightest of scientists, researchers and engineers from around the world to work collaboratively on solutions to the most pressing public health issues of our time. This unique interdisciplinary research site aspires to become a model for other prominent research universities, bringing the world closer to the medical breakthroughs that will define the 21st century.Among his many awards, citations and accomplishments, Dr. Michelson is one of a handful of individuals to ever be inducted into both the National Inventors Hall of Fame and the National Academy of Inventors. In 2006, he was recognized as the world’s leading scientist of spinal research by the Paralyzed Veterans of America. Among a group of prominent inventors who supported the America Invents Act of 2011, Dr. Michelson was invited to the White House by President Obama to witness the signing of that historic legislation. In 2015, he was awarded both the Albert B. Sabin Humanitarian Award for his contributions toward neglected disease vaccine research, and the Distinguished Achievement Award from B’nai B’rith International for his leadership, philanthropy and humanitarian endeavors. He also received the honorary degree of Doctor of Humane Letters (alongside Will Ferrel and Dame Helen Mirren), at USC’s 134th Commencement Ceremony for the Class of 2017.Dr. Michelson lives in California with his wife Alya, their three children, and their two rescued dogs. They are active members of the Giving Pledge, a campaign founded by Bill Gates and Warren Buffet, that encourages the wealthiest individuals and couples to contribute the majority of their fortune to philanthropic causes.1-2 Topics Talking Points * conversation topics you want us to discuss that are important to you.:Topics: Philanthropy and the Michelson Foundations (all three are self-funded by Gary):-Michelson Medical Foundation-20MM Foundation-Found Animals FoundationSample questions-could you give us some specific examples of what each of the foundations do, and how it might directly affect our lives?-your 20MM Foundation funds high quality, interactive, open license, freely downloadable and printable, textbooks to support higher education, and in particular the college space. Please tell us about that.The Positive Phil Podcast Show, a podcast, available on iTunes, Spotify, iHeartRadio, where Positive Phil talks about personal stories, events and engaging interviews; with famous people, celebrities, entrepreneurs, athletes, authors, spiritual educators, thought leaders, as well as others in the social, business and entertainment industry.Airing on over 300 digital channels, including iHeart Radio, Spotify, StitcherFm, Google Podcast and published online via RSS feeds globally. (metrics, guests, info) The show has been around for almost 4 years and is one of the most popular podcast shows on the internet in the business-motivation space.www.positivephil.com
Nina Vaca is an American entrepreneur, philanthropist, and civic leader. She is best known as the Chairman and CEO of Pinnacle Group, which was named the Fastest-Growing Women-Owned Business in the United States in 2015 and 2018. For Investor Marketinghttps://www.positivestocks.comina Vaca is Pinnacle Group’s Founder, Chairman, and Chief Executive Officer. Her dynamic leadership over the past 21 years has propelled the company from a niche IT services firm to the workforce solutions powerhouse it is today, providing industry-leading workforce solutions and high-end IT services to iconic global brands.
Jason's the Co-Founder & Chief Video Officer at Animoto, the company that makes it easy for anyone to create online videos. Prior to Animoto, Jason served as a television producer for MTV & Comedy Central. He currently resides in New York City.www.animoto.comProfessional radio, tv, podcast host and producer from San Diego California.  We have a large national following on digital media channels, with our popular podcast and network of shows. Airing on iHeart Media, iTunes, Spotify, Spreaker, Stitcher, PlayerFM and over 200 additional media channels.https:/www.positivephil.com
Jeff Webb, President of the International Cheer Union, the Founder of Varsity Spirit, and the father of modern cheerleading over the course of his 40-year business journey has gone from starting his cheerleading company out of his apartment in 1974 to securing it as an official Olympic sport 2021.https://cheerunion.org/Ambitious leaders share their setbacks & successes during their journey. If you are looking for another way to stay motivated in life, be sure to subscribe to our episodes.https://www.positivephil.comhttps://www.twitter.com/askpositivephil
Craig Hall is an entrepreneur, New York Times bestselling author, vintner and philanthropist. He formed HALL Group in 1968 at age 18 with $4,000 saved from small ventures that began at age 10. Today, HALL Group’s diversified business interests include active operations in commercial real estate ownership, development and management, structured financial lending, winemaking and early- stage investments in promising startups. Now, a self-made billionaire and author -Boom: Bridging the Opportunity Gap to Reignite Startupswww.reignitestartups.comHall actively supports new entrepreneurs, nurtures young startups and often speaks publicly about the importance of encouraging entrepreneurship worldwide. Together with his wife Kathryn Hall, he funded the Fulbright – Kathryn and Craig Hall Distinguished Chair for Entrepreneurship to teach entrepreneurship in Eastern Europe. Hall also founded the Dallas Regional Office of NFTE (Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship). He is the author of seven published books, including his most recent, BOOM: Bridging the Opportunity Gap to Reignite Startups, which was published on May 14, 2019. Hall has made it a lifelong mission to put people first – those in the community, those whom he employs, and those whom his business affects. Hall strongly believes that entrepreneurship is a catalyst that makes a difference both today and in the future, and intends to leave the world better than he found it. This is a philosophy he has been putting into action for 50 years, both in business and through his family foundation, established in 1977. Hall and his companies are often recognized for significant achievements and civic and charitable contributions. In 2006, Hall received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Mortgage Bankers Association. In 2007, Hall was named a lifetime member of the prestigious Horatio Alger Association for Distinguished Americans and was inducted into the North Texas Commercial Real Estate Hall of Fame and the Entrepreneurs Foundation of North Texas’ Ring of Honor. He was named the 2013 Dallas Real Estate Executive of the Year and in 2016 he was inducted into the Junior Achievement of Dallas Business Hall of Fame. In 2017, Hall and his wife Kathryn were co-awarded the 2017 “Master Entrepreneur of the Year” award for the Southwest Region from the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year program. In 2019, Hall was received the Pioneer Award from D CEO magazine for his contribution to the Dallas real estate community, and in the same year he also was recognized with the Business Council for the Arts Obelisk Award for his partnership with and service to the arts community. Hall has served on the Board of Trustees of the American University in Bulgaria, the American-Austrian Fulbright Board and the Board of the Horatio Alger Association for Distinguished Americans. From the perspective of a seasoned entrepreneur with experience in diverse industries—from software, to real estate, to winemaking—Hall provides his expert evaluation on the challenges facing entrepreneurs today. After careful analysis defining the current environment for startups, Hall optimistically concludes with specific strategies for go-getters to successfully bridge the opportunity gap. We can, and must, reverse these trends in order to level the playing field for entrepreneurs to safeguard the future of the American Dream. * Declining entrepreneurship: What does it mean for the future of work and our economy and how can we solve this crisis? 
* The Millennial problem: What challenges does this generation face and how can we lift the burden for millennials so that they pursue startups? 
* Women and minority-led startups: How can we provide more opportunity for women and minority-led startups and increase their visibility? 
* Democratizing entrepreneurship: What is the role of policymakers in the future of work and how can we begin to inspire change on a local and national level? 
* Corporate Darwinism: How are technology and AI influencing the future and why Main Street— and even Big Box—survival depends on flexibility, risk and innovation? 
Hope and opportunity are the currency of a growing middle class and the foundation of the American dream. Entrepreneurship can help cultivate this. And yet, as our economy and society have drifted into a greater divide between haves and have nots, we have seen our middle class shrink. We have seen our politics become divisive as we look for easy answers and all go to our own corners and reinforce our own views. 
The truth is, there is no silver bullet that will eliminate America’s income divide and its implications. But a broader base of entrepreneurs and an increase in opportunities for people of all ethnicities, races and genders to become entrepreneurs and start businesses would be a huge step in the right direction. 
* Website: www.reignitestartups.comThe Positive Phil Podcast Show, a podcast, available on iTunes, Spotify, iHeartRadio, where Positive Phil talks about personal stories, events and engaging interviews; with famous people, celebrities, athletes, authors, spiritual educators, thought leaders, as well as others in the social, business and entertainment industry.Airing on over 300 digital channels, including iHeart Radio, Spotify, StitcherFm, Google Podcast and published online via RSS feeds globally. (metrics, guests, info) The show has been around for almost 4 years and is one of the most popular podcast shows on the internet in the business-motivation space.Professional radio, tv, podcast host and producer from San Diego California.  We have a large national following on digital media channels, with our popular podcast and network of shows. Airing on iHeart Media, iTunes, Spotify, Spreaker, Stitcher, PlayerFM and over 200 additional media channels.https://www.positivephil.com
Anthony Denier is the CEO of Webull, a commission-free trading platform with over 10M users worldwide. For background, Webull offers online stock trading, ETF trading, real time market quotes, and comprehensive market data from more than 100 exchanges and 90 countries.It is a financial company with the customer at heart, the internet as its foundation, and technology as its lifeblood. It is committed to synergizing technology with finance by providing reliable, professional, intelligent and efficient products and services. SOCIAL LINKS (twitter, facebook, linkedin) if applicable:https://www.linkedin.com/company/webullfinancialllc/https://twitter.com/webullglobal?lang=enhttps://www.facebook.com/WebullGlobal/1-2 Topics Talking Points * conversation topics you want us to discuss that are important to you.:The zero commission trading landscape and the brokerage price war. Trading in general and what investors need to know about the different options available to them. Website: https://www.webull.comThe Positive Phil Podcast Show, a podcast, available on iTunes, Spotify, iHeartRadio, where Positive Phil talks about personal stories, events and engaging interviews; with famous people, celebrities, athletes, authors, spiritual educators, thought leaders, as well as others in the social, business and entertainment industry.Airing on over 300 digital channels, including iHeart Radio, Spotify, StitcherFm, Google Podcast and published online via RSS feeds globally. (metrics, guests, info) The show has been around for almost 4 years and is one of the most popular podcast shows on the internet in the business-motivation space.Professional radio, tv, podcast host and producer from San Diego California.  We have a large national following on digital media channels, with our popular podcast and network of shows. Airing on iHeart Media, iTunes, Spotify, Spreaker, Stitcher, PlayerFM and over 200 additional media channels.https://www.positivephil.comhttps://www.positivestocks.comhttps://www.microcapstocknews.com
Stefan Weitz from Radial Chats with Positive Phil. Radial is the leader in omnichannel commerce technology and operations, enabling brands and retailers to profitably exceed retail customer expectations. www.positivephil.comOur Mission Is To Spread Positive Values and Inspiring Stories of Entrepreneurship.Do you need funding for your company? Or perhaps for yourself? Check it out https://apply.fundwise.com/positivephil
Dan PipitoneCo-Founder@TradeZero America Inc. https://www.tradezero.coDaniel Pipitone is the co-founder and owner of TradeZero America, responsible for the overall strategy
of the company. Pipitone’s career spans more than 20 years as an entrepreneur, founding and leading
successful start-ups in the financial services sector.
In 2019, he co-founded TradeZero America with partner John Muscatella. TradeZero America is an
online broker dealer that provides commission free trading, with a suite of user-friendly desktop and
mobile software offering professional-level tools for the retail investor.
In 2015, Pipitone and Muscatella co-founded TradeZero America’s sister company, the offshore online
brokerage firm, TradeZero Inc. Based in the Bahamas, TradeZero Inc. provides commission free trading
on US markets to non-US residents and citizens. The company is licensed and registered with the
Securities Commission of the Bahamas.
Prior to TradeZero, Pipitone was Vice President of Operations for TBTTS Inc. and DBA
TunkeyBroker.com, Inc., which he founded with partners Giovanni Ferrara and Muscatella in 2010.
Today, Turnkey provides the technology that powers TradeZero America. TBTTS is vendor of record with
the NYSE, AMEX, NASDAQ, CBOE and OTC Markets.
In 1999, Pipitone launched NobleTrading.com, Inc. with Ferrara and Muscatella. NobleTrading.com, Inc.
was an online broker/dealer catering to active traders and trading firms and was sold to Lightspeed
Trading in 2010.
He began his career working with real-time market data and front-end systems at Real-Time Quotes Inc.,
one of the first publishers of Level 2 market data over the Internet, where he served from 1996-1999.
Pipitone earned a BS in Accounting from Binghamton University in 1996, and is a Regis High School graduate, class of 1992.https://www.tradezero.co/The Positive Phil Podcast Show, a podcast, available on iTunes, Spotify, iHeartRadio, where Positive Phil talks about personal stories, events and engaging interviews; with famous people, celebrities, athletes, authors, spiritual educators, thought leaders, as well as others in the social, business and entertainment industry.Airing on over 300 digital channels, including iHeart Radio, Spotify, StitcherFm, Google Podcast and published online via RSS feeds globally. (metrics, guests, info) The show has been around for almost 4 years and is one of the most popular podcast shows on the internet in the business-motivation space.Professional radio, tv, podcast host and producer from San Diego California.  We have a large national following on digital media channels, with our popular podcast and network of shows. Airing on iHeart Media, iTunes, Spotify, Spreaker, Stitcher, PlayerFM and over 200 additional media channels.https://www.positivephil.comPositivestocks.com platform is primarily used to: (1) create and distribute audio/video based content related to a particular private or public company or an industry in which a company conducts business; (2) append interview-related and other rich media content to traditional press releases; and (3) for registered investment professionals only, to add interview-based audio & video content to financial research. Positivestocks.com content is distributed to 1M individuals online and over 60,000 financial professionals, including North American and international buy-side analysts, investment research professionals and portfolio managers. Are you looking for a great book to lose yourself in? Then you should definitely check out Callasandra Fractured, a Dystopian Thriller with a cinematic twist. The story is about a sixteen-year-old girl named Cassi who when disaster hits and a dark family secret is revealed, must come to terms with the terrible realization that nothing is as it seems. A dangerous secret and enemies everywhere, Cassi becomes Callasandra and must find the strength and courage to fight for her life and the ones she loves. What makes this book unlike any other is the unique action and thrill of the story are intertwined with the beauty of music. Throughout the story, music is used to convey hidden messages as well as to provide cover for characters sharing dark secrets and critical information. Stephanie Douglas worked with musicians from all over the world to artfully create this immersive, one-of-a-kind, cinematic reading experience. Get your copy today at Amazon or you can go to www.callasandra.com to learn more about this incredible book. 
Website: www.callasandra.com
Stephanie Douglas is an American young-adult author who loves to dabble in the ominous, dissident and vulnerable world of dystopian adventure.
Stephanie lives in sunny, southern California with her son and their two snuggly cats. In her spare time, she enjoys hanging out with friends at her local beach, spending quality time with her son, singing whenever the mood takes her, and creating new and exciting story lines for future novels.
Episode is Brought to you by: https://www.connectedintrovert.comAre you shy, introverted or socially awkward?Would you like to be calm, confident, and approachable in any social situation?Do you want to make REAL connections, build REAL relationships and have access to exclusive opportunities?Nick Shelton, known as the “Connected Introvert” has been coaching shy, introverted and socially awkward people for years with outstanding results!And Nick has recently released his signature online course “High Level Networking for Introverts” This streamlined 8-module online video course gets right to the point and tells you exactly what you need to know and do to get results you can see immediately. It covers: how to choose the right events for you, what to wear to stand out, where to position yourself in the room, what to do with your hands, easy body language tips, what to say and much more. Listen if you know exactly what to do, networking is a breeze. And this course tells you exactly what to do.So, if you are horrible at networking or already a networking master, believe me this course has something for you. It’s a New Year, time to step up! So if you’re ready to make REAL connections, build REAL relationships and See REAL results Go to www.connectedintrovert .com and check out “High Level Networking for Introverts”And for our listeners, enter “introvert” at check out.The Positive Phil Podcast Show, a podcast, available on iTunes, Spotify, iHeartRadio, where Positive Phil talks about personal stories, events and engaging interviews; with famous people, celebrities, athletes, authors, spiritual educators, thought leaders, as well as others in the social, business and entertainment industry.Airing on over 300 digital channels, including iHeart Radio, Spotify, StitcherFm, Google Podcast and published online via RSS feeds globally. (metrics, guests, info) The show has been around for almost 4 years and is one of the most popular podcast shows on the internet in the business-motivation space.Professional radio, tv, podcast host and producer from San Diego California.  We have a large national following on digital media channels, with our popular podcast and network of shows. Airing on iHeart Media, iTunes, Spotify, Spreaker, Stitcher, PlayerFM and over 200 additional media channels.https://www.positivephil.comAbout Generate Capitalwww.generatecapital.com
Murray Hidary is a composer, visual artist, and tech entrepreneur from Brooklyn, New York. He is currently focused on his immersive music experience, MindTravel, bringing it to audiences across the globe. He is the pioneer of the “silent” piano concerts through the use of wireless headphones for live piano concerts.https://www.mindtravel.comInspiring conversations behind how people grow business, movements, ideas & a bit about civic grace. Hi, I’m Positive Phil. I spend my time interviewing super incredible leaders, entrepreneurs & individuals who are altering the world, just to share their amazing journey with you.Engaging interviews with famous people, celebrities, athletes, authors, spiritual educators, thought leaders, as well as others in the social, business and entertainment industry. Episodes feature high-profile guests from various backgrounds who share personal stories, tips, and techniques to help you improve your own life. Topics include relationships, health, business, fear, love, success, and more.https://www.positivephil.com
Raymond D. “Ray” Zinn is an inventor, entrepreneur, investor, angel, bestselling author and the longest serving CEO of a publicly traded company in Silicon Valley. He is also the founder of a nationally launched ZinnStarter program at colleges around the country, providing the financial and mentoring support for students to launch new products and companies. In 2015, Ray published his first book, Tough Things First, with McGraw Hill. The book covers Zinn’s analysis of his nearly 40 years at the helm of Micrel, a Silicon Valley institution along with the critical factors that entrepreneurs and seasoned executives alike need to know, including the intricacies of nurturing corporate culture, how to make every employee (and every human) feel valued, the impact and limitations of policies and procedures, and how to manage growth. Zinn is also known for conceptualizing and in effect inventing the Wafer Stepper, and for cofounding semiconductor company Micrel (acquired by Microchip in 2015), which provides essential components for smartphones, consumer electronics and enterprise networks. He served as Chief Executive Officer, Chairman of its Board of Directors and President since the Company’s inception in 1978. Zinn led Micrel profitably through eight major downturns in global chip markets, an impressive achievement. Many chip companies weren’t able to make it through one downturn and very few have survived through all the major downturns. Micrel has been profitable from its very first year, aside from one year during the dot-com implosion. Ray Zinn holds over 20 patents for semiconductor design. He has been mentioned in several books, including Jim Fixx’s The Complete Book of Running and Essentialism by Greg McKeown. SOCIAL LINKS (twitter, facebook, linkedin) if applicable:https://www.linkedin.com/in/rayzinn/https://www.facebook.com/rayzinnentrepreneur/https://twitter.com/Ray_Zinn_Additional links you want us to reference: (news articles, latest press release):http://toughthingsfirst.com/blog/The Positive Phil Podcast Show, a podcast, available on iTunes, Spotify, iHeartRadio, where Positive Phil talks about personal stories, events and engaging interviews; with famous people, celebrities, athletes, authors, spiritual educators, thought leaders, as well as others in the social, business and entertainment industry.Airing on over 300 digital channels, including iHeart Radio, Spotify, StitcherFm, Google Podcast and published online via RSS feeds globally. The show has been around for almost 4 years and is one of the most popular podcast shows on the internet in the business-motivation space.Professional radio, tv, podcast host and producer from San Diego California.  We have a large national following on digital media channels, with our popular podcast and network of shows. Airing on iHeart Media, iTunes, Spotify, Spreaker, Stitcher, PlayerFM and over 200 additional media channels.https://www.positivephil.com
Eric Groves is CEO and co-founder of Alignable.com, the largest online network of small business owners with over 4 million members across 30,000 communities in North America.Alignable’s vision is to create a global network marketplace where every small business owner is able to connect, build strong relationships, and gain access to trusted referrals critical for business success.Prior to Alignable, Groves spent 10 years as a founding executive of Constant Contact leading their go-to-market efforts and growing the business from a startup to a public company with 400,000 customers and $200MM in revenue.He authored, The Constant Contact Guide to Email Marketing, and is recognized as an expert on engagement marketing, email marketing, and local business. He has appeared on MSNBC’s Your Business and contributes to Small Business Trends, Fast Company, and Yahoo Small Business.Groves holds a B.A. in economics from Grinnell College and an MBA from the University of Iowa.https://www.alignable.comThe Positive Phil Podcast Show, a podcast, available on iTunes, Spotify, iHeartRadio, where Positive Phil talks about personal stories, events and engaging interviews; with famous people, celebrities, athletes, authors, spiritual educators, thought leaders, as well as others in the social, business and entertainment industry.Airing on over 300 digital channels, including iHeart Radio, Spotify, StitcherFm, Google Podcast and published online via RSS feeds globally. The show has been around for almost 4 years and is one of the most popular podcast shows on the internet in the business-motivation space.Professional radio, tv, podcast host and producer from San Diego California.  We have a large national following on digital media channels, with our popular podcast and network of shows. Airing on iHeart Media, iTunes, Spotify, Spreaker, Stitcher, PlayerFM and over 200 additional media channels.https://www.positivephil.comDoes your company need investors? Contact info@positivephil.com
In this episode of the Positive Phil Show, we are joined by Firehouse Subs CEO Don Fox to talk about brand involvement with local communities and what it takes to make it! Firehouse Subs is a great example of this because of the chain’s heavy involvement with firehouses throughout the nation, as well as the brand’s 10-year-old Public Safety Foundation, which provides life-saving equipment to public safety officials, be it firefighters, policemen, you name it.Watch the full episode to explore how Firehouse Subs uses community efforts to better connect with its franchisees and its community, key advice to what makes a community-driven initiative successful, and how this involvement has affected consumer perception of the Firehouse Subs brand.Don Fox is a restaurant industry veteran with 45 years of experience, predominately in the QSR and Fast Casual segments. His first job was scrubbing pots and pans at the dish sink of a local Italian restaurant in NJ. He began his food service management career in 1976 with Six Flags amusement parks. In 1980, he began a 23 year career with Burger King Corporation, which included a variety of assignments in R&D and field operations. Don joined Firehouse Subs in 2003 as Director of Franchise Compliance, rose to the position of COO in early 2005, and became CEO in December of 2009. Under his leadership, the brand has grown to over 1170 restaurants in 46 states, Puerto Rico, and Canada.Fox is well regarded within the industry. In 2011, he was awarded the prestigious Operator of the Year Award by Nation's Restaurant News. In 2013, he became a member of the National Restaurant Association's Board of Directors and received the association's Advocacy Award. Also in 2013, he received the Silver Plate Award from the International Food Manufacturers Association, and was named the #1 executive in the Fast Casual segment by FastCasual.com. A board member of the Florida Restaurant and Lodging Association since 2013, he served as its chairman in 2017. He serves on a number of other boards in both the non-profit and for-profit arenas, both within and outside of the restaurant industry.Fox is also a published author. Among his works: "Patton's Vanguard - The United States Fourth Armored Division" , published in 2003 (soft cover edition released in 2007). He has been published in Nation's Restaurant News, Forbes, and other business publications.Fox is a frequent speaker and panelist at conferences and events both within and outside of the restaurant industry (over 175 engagements to date). If you are interested in having him at your event, feel free to reach out.www.firehousesubs.comThe Positive Phil Podcast Show, a podcast, available on iTunes, Spotify, iHeartRadio, where Positive Phil talks about personal stories, events and engaging interviews; with famous people, celebrities, athletes, authors, spiritual educators, thought leaders, as well as others in the social, business and entertainment industry.Airing on over 300 digital channels, including iHeart Radio, Spotify, StitcherFm, Google Podcast and published online via RSS feeds globally. The show has been around for almost 4 years and is one of the most popular podcast shows on the internet in the business-motivation space.Professional radio, tv, podcast host and producer from San Diego California.  We have a large national following on digital media channels, with our popular podcast and network of shows. Airing on iHeart Media, iTunes, Spotify, Spreaker, Stitcher, PlayerFM and over 200 additional media channels.https://www.positivephil.com
What Guides You? In Life, In Investing? Emmet is the CEO and Chief Investor at MyWallSt, a resource designed to help people become confident and successful investors through its Learn and Invest apps. Emmet has more than 25 years of stock investing experience and is passionate about helping people to start investing by giving straightforward instructions on how to buy shares and make clear choices on what shares to buy. Website: https://mywallst.com/
 

@emmetlsavage


Small Cap Stocks - A small cap stock Emmet believes people should invest in is ShotSpotter (SSTI), a leader in gunshot detection technology, allowing law enforcement to pinpoint where a gunshot comes from in a matter of seconds. The company has launched in a district in Chicago where they have seen a 40% reduction in gun crime over the last two years, and in Oakland, CA, where there was a 66% reduction. 

Emmet also strongly believes in the 6 golden rules of investing including:
- Get started
- Think long-term
- Never borrow to buy
- Diversify
- Buy What you believe in 
- Invest what you can, when you can 
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 The Positive Phil Podcast Show, a podcast, available on iTunes, Spotify, iHeartRadio, where Positive Phil talks about personal stories, events and engaging interviews; with famous people, celebrities, athletes, authors, spiritual educators, thought leaders, as well as others in the social, business and entertainment industry.Airing on over 300 digital channels, including iHeart Radio, Spotify, StitcherFm, Google Podcast and published online via RSS feeds globally. The show has been around for almost 4 years and is one of the most popular podcast shows on the internet in the business-motivation space.Professional radio, tv, podcast host and producer from San Diego California.  We have a large national following on digital media channels, with our popular podcast and network of shows. Airing on iHeart Media, iTunes, Spotify, Spreaker, Stitcher, PlayerFM and over 200 additional media channels.https://www.positivephil.comPowered By https://www.positivestocks.com
Anis Uzzaman, Ph.D. is the Founder and General Partner of Pegasus Tech Ventures. Anis also serves as the CEO of the company, overlooking overall management and operations. Located in Silicon Valley, USA, Pegasus Tech Ventures provides early stage and final round funding. With several multi-million dollar funds under management, Pegasus Tech Ventures focuses its investment in IT, Health IT, Artificial Intelligence, IoT, Robotics, Big Data, Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality, FinTech and Next Generation Technologies. Anis has invested in over 140 startups in the United States, Japan, and South East Asia. Some of the prominent USA startups in the Pegasus Tech Ventures portfolio include Vicarious, Color Genomics, Genius, Affectiva, Afero, x.ai, and ShareThis. Anis is an investor and board member of Tech in Asia, the largest tech media blog in Southeast Asia. Anis also sits on the board of directors of Affectiva, Lark, Sano, Asteria, and I AND C-Cruise. Anis is also the Founder and Chairman of Startup World Cup, the largest global startup competitions for innovation and entrepreneurship. The regional competitions happen in 40 different countries with the Grand Finale happening in Silicon Valley and the Grand Champion Startup is awarded with US$ 1 million in investment prize. This is the largest global competition of its type sponsored by the Pegasus Tech Ventures team. Anis holds a B.Eng. degree from Tokyo Institute of Technology in Japan, an M.S. in Engineering from Oklahoma State University, and a Ph.D in Computer Engineering from Tokyo Metropolitan University in Tokyo, Japan. Anis is an honored guest speaker in international conferences, workshops and seminars, has published more than 30 technical papers, and is the author of the “Startup Bible – The Silicon Valley Way of Developing Success” and “A Global Investor’s Viewpoint on Japanese Companies” that launched in Japan; “Startup Success – The Six Steps To Building A Successful Startup” that launched in Korea; “Startuppedia – Guide To Build Startup – Silicon Valley Way” that launched in Indonesia; and “Startup Bible – Silicon Valley Way of Developing a Successful Startup” that launched in Taiwan.SOCIAL LINKS (twitter, facebook, linkedin) if applicable:Pegasus Tech Ventures: https://www.pegasustechventures.com/Let your voice be heard. Check out www.positivephil.comBooks I am reading Right Nowhttps://amzn.to/3236WSiwww.positivestocks.comwww.ambitiousstocks.comwww.microcapstocknews.com
SmugMug is a paid image sharing, image hosting service, and online video platform on which users can upload photos and videos. The company also facilitates the sale of digital and print media for amateur and professional photographers. On April 20, 2018, SmugMug purchased Flickr from Oath Inc.Positive Phil Podcast is a daily podcast hosted by Positive Phil. Our popular growing podcast currently airs on iTunes, TuneIn, Stitcher, Spreaker, Soundcloud, on our official website, RSS feeds globally, and many more digital platforms!If you are looking for another way to stay motivated in life, be sure to subscribe to our episodes.www.positivephil.com
We are excited to announce our special guest on the Positive Phil Show. It gives us great pleasure to announce Jason Nazar, CEO and Founder of Comparably to the Positive Phil Podcast.Jason Nazar is one of the most influential tech entrepreneurs and investors in California. Currently co-founder/CEO of Comparably, the job monitoring & transparent salary/culture site, he also serves as Entrepreneur in Residence for the City of Los Angeles.He’s a popular Fortune, BusinessInsider, INC, Forbes & WSJ contributor who sold his last company Docstoc to Intuit (INTU) in 2013 for a reported $50M. He’s also hosts southern California’s longest and largest running monthly tech gatherings, Startups Uncensored.About Comparablywww.comparably.comComparably, the online platform that makes workplace compensation and culture dramatically more transparent, enables employees to see what their peers are getting paid and publicly rate their employers.The company launched in March 2016 and has quickly become one of the most popular go-to resources for employees to monitor the job market for compensation and culture data.Co-founded by Los Angeles serial entrepreneurs Jason Nazar, Mike Sheridan, Yadid Ramot, and George Ishii – who collectively have started six tech companies with five exits – the company is backed by Crosslink Capital Partners, Upfront Ventures, Priztker Venture Capital, and Lowercase VC.Follow and support Jason’s work:Bio: www.jasonnazar.comInspire Life Business. Sharing Inspirational Motivations to People Everywhere as a Contribution toward Promoting Positive Values.Join Positive Phil “live” every day as he cuts through the Negatives. The program primarily consists of interviews with positive people and thought leaders, as well as others in the social, business and entertainment community.Positive Phil Show is a daily show hosted by Positive Phil.Strategies, Advice and Stories to Inspire Life and Business.The program primarily consists of interviews with positive people and thought leaders, as well as others in the social, business and entertainment community.This Podcast Episode isAVAILABLE NOW!https://www.positivephil.com
Like some of the greats in the industry Chad started his company out of his garage with a single editing system. Over the next ten years he built that company into Hieroglyphic Productions, which became one of Disney’s largest vendors producing branded content for shows like Hannah Montana, Wizards of Waverly Place and Take Two with Phineas & Ferb. He also directed many A-list celebrities including Taylor Swift, Miley Cyrus, Ben Stiller, Muhammad Ali, and Michael J. Fox.In 2007 he became one of the early adopters on YouTube, launching an original show that quickly became one of the top comedy channels. He loved this new space for many reasons, but mostly because it leveled the playing field for people who simply wanted to create content without playing the “Hollywood” game. YouTube was also the place where he became fast friends with some of the top creators out there.In 2012, Hieroglyphic Productions was acquired by Maker Studios where Chad served as Vice President of Production, helping to build the company before it was sold two years later to Disney for $650 Million. After leaving Maker, Chad could see there was a better way to gauge (and share) the true value of his fellow creators. So in 2014 Chad founded Social Bluebook, a company devoted to helping social media creators build their business and brand value.Positive Phil Podcast is a daily podcast hosted by Positive Phil. Our popular growing podcast currently airs on iTunes, TuneIn, Stitcher, Spreaker, Soundcloud, on our official website, RSS feeds globally, and many more digital platforms!If you are looking for another way to stay motivated in life, be sure to subscribe to our episodes.www.positivephil.com
Every moment is a fresh beginning. About Built for GrowthBuilding a business from the ground up is enormously challenging, whether it's a stand-alone startup or new corporate venture. Built for Growth shows the power of Builder Personality in shaping success, based on quantitative research and exclusive interviews with winning entrepreneurs.Buy Book:https://amzn.to/2EsbXJRFascinated by the question of what motivates people to act as they do in a commercial context, he built Rosetta into the largest privately held digital marketing firm in the world. At Rosetta, Chris and his colleagues translated insights about customer motivation into personalized sales and marketing techniques designed to accelerate growth. In 2011, Chris sold Rosetta to the Publicis Group for a record $575M and now teaches the growth techniques he developed at Rosetta to students at Princeton in one of the University’s most popular courses, High Tech Entrepreneurship. He also applies these growth approaches in selecting and helping to drive the enterprise value of companies he and his partners invest in at Rosemark Capital, the private equity firm he founded.
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Johan Danno

amazing and inspiring chat! thank you both from the bottom of my heart for your wisdom, kind words 🙏🏼 for all you both are and do - thank you!

Nov 4th
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