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Anthony’s Desk Podcast: Extraordinary Results in Business & Life | Leadership | Entrepreneurship
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Anthony’s Desk Podcast: Extraordinary Results in Business & Life | Leadership | Entrepreneurship

Author: Anthony Gold

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Anthony Gold from Anthony’s Desk shares his lessons learned from entrepreneurship, building social impact businesses, startup investing, running successful for-profit and nonprofit organizations, and his own personal growth. He’s had the great fortune of being an investor, entrepreneur, CEO, software developer, hardware engineer, and intern - and is still amazed that one of the supercomputers he architected is in the Guinness Book of World Records. Anthony has had his work, including his most recent co-venture, ROAR for Good, featured in many publications including the Huffington Post, MTV News, Fortune, Brit+Co, Inc, Mashable, Bustle, Entrepreneur, New York Times, Fast Company, LifeHacker, Discovery News and many others. Anthony is a frequent guest speaker at many organizations and recently delivered the commencement address at the Penn State University graduate school. Anthony’s greatest sources of learning were terrific mentors, inspiring colleagues, and many mistakes made the hard way. Those lessons learned – and his desire to continually grow – form the basis of everything he writes and talks about. Topics include startups, social impact B-corporations, raising millions in startup capital, successful crowdfunding, personal productivity (getting things done / GTD), getting discovered, public speaking, career growth, lean startup, feminism & male allies in the business environment, philosophy, self-improvement, and empowerment. Discover what happens when we function at the intersection of skill, passion, and market / societal need. Learn life and business lessons for achieving goals, transforming society, and living a fulfilling, impactful life.
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Jennifer Cloer is the CEO & co-founder reTHINKit Media and Executive Producer of The Chasing Grace Project, which is one of the most powerful documentary series showcasing the challenges of women in tech.Early in her life, Jennifer discovered the power of storytelling to bring struggles to life. She spent the first part of her career working in the agency world supporting many of the world’s top venture-capital backed open source companies, and she also helped Google launch their first Google I/O developer conference. She then joined the Linux Foundation where she led their content and communications initiatives.But Jennifer had a burning desire to build her own firm to work on projects that mattered deeply to her. And when she learned there were fewer women in tech today than thirty years ago, she was shocked, scared, and angry. As she says, “There’s never been a more important time to have everyone at the table - women and all minorities from every corner of the world - contributing to technology because of trends like AI and ML. We all need to be informing these systems or we risk living in an even less inclusive world.”In this episode, Jennifer shares how The Chasing Grace project came together and the challenges women in tech from all over the world are facing. She also discusses how organizations can participate in screenings of this important documentary to help raise awareness and create even greater impact.This is the story of an amazing person’s drive to make a difference in so many lives.
Early in his life, Chris Cera knew he wanted to build his own business. But when he completed his undergraduate degree from Drexel University, starting his own company was the farthest thing from his mind. In this episode, we hear from Chris about what it took for him to make the leap out of the corporate world (GlaxoSmithKline, Traffic.com) and into the realm of startups. Chris talks about the idea of moonlighting as a way to ease the transition into entrepreneurship. And he discusses what it means for him to be an entrepreneur and how he parsed through all the “entreporn” (coined by the supremely talented Amy Hoy, it’s the fetishizing of all things entrepreneurship).Chris also shares the backstory of the founding of one of the most successful and impactful startup communities - Philly Startup Leaders. Chris openly shares his learnings, including his biggest failure lesson - as well as his desire to create intentional experiences to help move people.
I had the pleasure of interviewing Tracey Welson-Rossman - entrepreneur, executive, and advocate - on my podcast. Tracey has done so much for both the startup scene in Philadelphia as well as inspiring and cultivating young women in tech. Tracey shares her journey and lessons learned along the way.
Nancy Belmont (Personal coach; Courage Wall creator) and Anthony discuss Nancy’s initiatives to touch lives and make a difference.The post AD 007 : Nancy Belmont: Her Amazing Mission to Empower and Inspire Others appeared first on Anthony's Desk.
Elizabeth Galbut (SoGal Ventures co-founder) and I discuss entrepreneurship, venture capital, women empowerment, gender equality, and startup investing. In high-school, Elizabeth had perfect math SAT scores. And she was a mathlete. Yet not a single person in her network – including guidance counselors – suggested she pursue a degree in engineering or computer science. Why?… Read More »The post AD 006 : Elizabeth Galbut: SoGal Ventures, Entrepreneurship, and Women Empowerment – Her Incredible Mission to Make a Difference appeared first on Anthony's Desk.
Diana Lovett, Founder & CEO of Cisse Chocolate, built an extraordinary company – both in its mission and execution. In this episode, Anthony had the pleasure of speaking with Diana and hearing about her experiences, lessons learned, and tips for effectively scaling a business – one whose products you can find on the shelves of… Read More »The post AD 005 : Diana Lovett and The Chocolate Factory – Lessons Building a Social Mission Chocolate Co. appeared first on Anthony's Desk.
What Makes You Happy?

What Makes You Happy?

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It’s the age old question about leading a rewarding life: What makes you happy? In this episode I detail my experiences answering this question and provide a framework for choosing happiness.The post AD 004 : What Makes You Happy? appeared first on Anthony's Desk.
Do you prefer being a full-time employee or working as a freelancer / consultant? Is one a better choice than the other? Which is right for you? Great questions. In this episode, I walk through the differences and what it takes to get started as an independent consultant.The post AD 003 : Freelancing vs. Full-Time – Which Is Better? A Framework for Choosing appeared first on Anthony's Desk.
So many accomplished people suffer from the Imposter Syndrome. The good news is that it is fairly easy to overcome. In this episode, Anthony shows you exactly how to do that. First by identifying what it is, and then a four-step process for surmounting the obstacle.The post AD 002 : Overcoming the Imposter Syndrome appeared first on Anthony's Desk.
In this first session of my Anthony’s Desk podcast, I share the background on how I discovered the problem-solution-impact (PSI) framework and the way it has significantly changed lives – including mine.The post AD 001 : Meaningful Living and Extraordinary Results through the PSI Framework appeared first on Anthony's Desk.
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