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We equip founders, executives, and decision-makers with the tools to build resilient, future-ready businesses through strategic AI and automation.

Our team develops cutting-edge, AI-powered systems that significantly boost productivity, efficiency, and growth.

With extensive experience writing for top publications like Entrepreneur, Forbes, and CNET, we also create compelling marketing content that attracts clients and drives revenue.

Together, we’ll help you streamline processes, elevate marketing efforts, and achieve long-term business success in the fast-evolving and disruptive business landscape.

Your host, Chi Odogwu, has spent over a decade interviewing experts in AI, business, crypto, and emerging technologies. His mission is to help visionary leaders future-proof their enterprises and gain unfair advantages through intelligent automation and modern marketing strategies.

Whether you’re a startup visionary, small business owner, or corporate titan, partnering with The Bulletproof Entrepreneur gives you powerful strategies and tactics required to not just survive but conquer the AI age.

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Robertson’s Twitter ghostwriting business, Growth Ghost, has made over $250K in 2023, much of it from sliding into people’s DMs. The young professional enrolled in college for English, and eventually found his way into social media ghostwriting, an online service he says is an underrated side hustle. Two out of three employees feel disengaged or dissatisfied with their work, according to Gallup’s most recent State of the Global Workplace report. If you’re one of them, it might be time to explore a business idea, side hustle, or career pivot to shake things up. As an added bonus, the extra money you make can accelerate your financial independence goals. https://www.odogwu.com/ https://bulletproofentrepreneur.com     #ghostwriterforhire #ghostwriter #onlinebusiness #entrepreneur #writer #bluecollarworkers #short
Marcus Gram wanted to become a real estate investor but he didn't have enough money to get get started. Based on the advise from his uncle he decided to get into real estate and partnered with a friend. Marcus needed to raise extra cash for the real estate business so started a vending machine business and the rest is history. today, his vending machine business pulls in $340,000 a year from 25 locations and he's poised to retire and become financially independent before he's 40.
Mohit Asthana a 27-year-old with 9 to 5 job built a 37-unit real estate portfolio worth $2 million during the 2020 lockdown. He did it 2,642 miles away from his home in San Francisco, CA.  In this podcast we talk about the strategies he used to build real estate empire and how anyone can build a remote real-estate portfolio from anywhere in the world.   #entrepreneur  #podcast  #realestate #businessinsider      ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------   Mohit's Book -  https://odogwu.link/Mohit_BOOK Connect with Mo - @momoneymohit Twitter - https://twitter.com/momoneymohit   ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------   Connect with Chi  LinkedIn - https://odogwu.link/LinkedIn_YT Twitter - https://odogwu.link/Twitter_YT Signup for my newsletter - https://odogwu.link/Newsletter_YT   Subscribe to the channel to watch more interviews about entrepreneurship, business, web 3, crypto and the creator economy.
Dyana is a black single mom of 2 beautiful kids who built a $76k net worth, a 6 month emergency fund and paid off all her debt without ever making a six figure income. In this podcast we talk about the strategies she used to get out of debt and stay on track to build a cash flow positive business.   Learn more about her here - https://www.businessinsider.com/strategies-pay-high-debt-low-income-2022-6   #entrepreneur #podcast #businessinsider #odogwu -------------------------------------------------------------------------------   Connect with Dyana - @MoneyBossMama Twitter - https://odogwu.link/money_boss_mama_Twitter Instagram - https://odogwu.link/money_boss_mama_IG   ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------   Connect with Chi LinkedIn - https://odogwu.link/LinkedIn_YT Twitter - https://odogwu.link/Twitter_YT Signup for my newsletter - https://odogwu.link/Newsletter_YT   Subscribe to the channel to watch more interviews about entrepreneurship, business, web 3, crypto and the creator economy.   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1WxkXmlu1uQ
Walt Rakowich is a leadership speaker,thought leader  and former Chief executive officer of Prologis, a global real estate company. He assumed the role of CEO in 2008.   When the company was at a very challenging point in its history.  He sits on the boards of several non profit organizations and is the author of the new book Transfluence - how to lead with transformative influence in today’s climates of change   During the economic downturn, the Prologis stock had dropped from over $70 per share to approximately $2 per share in 10 months, making it the third-worst performing company in the S&P 500.   After Walt joined as CEO, he quickly implemented a change in culture through transparency, orchestrating a dramatic turnaround and restoring its position in the industry.   In addition to speaking to audiences on a range of leadership topics, Walt also serves on a number of corporate and philanthropic boards.   Before starting his business career, Walt attended the Pennsylvania State University where he received his BS in accounting. He went on to earn his MBA from Harvard Business School.   In his free time, Walt enjoys traveling, mentoring youth and participating in a wide range of community service initiatives. He and his wife Sue have two adult children and reside in Colorado. Resources Website - www.waltrakowich.com LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/waltrakowich/ Thanks for tuning in to the show. If you love the show and this episode please like, review, share and help spread the word. Feel free to contact me by using the following links Email: info@odogwu.com Twitter:@chodogwu Instagram: @chodogwu Linkedin: linkedin.com/in/odogwu
Andrew Lassise is a business coach and the founder of Rush Tech Online, an I.T company that provides tech support services for accounting firms. Andrew took an unusual path to entrepreneurship and now runs an I.T company that provides services to the accounting industry. He’s been featured in several publications and podcasts.    Andrew received a bachelor’s in financial planning and services from the Perdue School of Business, has worked as a VITA volunteer and financial coach. Most recently, the American Institute of CPAs certified his knowledge in its Cybersecurity Risk Management Program. Today, he combines his financial know-how with his skills and leadership in tech support to help accountants around the United States with their IT issues.   Resources Website - www.rushtech.online   LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/lassise/   Thanks for tuning in to the show. If you love the show and this episode please like, review, share and help spread the word. Feel free to contact me by using the following links Email: info@odogwu.com Twitter:@chodogwu Instagram: @chodogwu Linkedin: linkedin.com/in/odogwu
Robert Thomas Bethel is the orchestrator of 80 business turnarounds over the past fifty-five years. Early successes and troubles in his own professional career inspired his passion for taking over struggling businesses and guiding them towards the road of profitability. Bethel has turned around companies in various industries—from restaurant chains to engineering firms—and has helped save over ten thousand jobs as a result of his strategic business counsel.    A graduate of the Owen Graduate School of Management at Vanderbilt University, Bethel owns several companies across the southern United States and has operated businesses both nationwide and internationally.    In this encore episode Bob shares how business owners who are struggling with the financial and economic impact of the coronavirus pandemic can do to save their businesses.   He is an Eagle Scout and, in addition to counseling, also spends times teaching three-day seminars on best business practices throughout the country. He currently resides in Orange Beach, Alabama with his wife, Reese.   For more information, visit robertthomasbethel.com   Book : https://www.amazon.com/Strengthen-Your-Business-Fail-Proof-Strategies-ebook/dp/B075FGLCNL/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=Robert+Bethel&qid=1599430162&sr=8-1   Thanks for tuning in to the show. If you love the show and this episode please like, review, share and help spread the word. Feel free to contact me by using the following links Email: info@odogwu.com Twitter:@chodogwu Instagram: @chodogwu Linkedin: linkedin.com/in/odogwu
In this episode, we talk to Kymberli Speight and learn about the power of networking and forging meaninful relationships.   Kymberli Speight is a graduate of the United States Air Force Academy, a prior military officer, and a speaker and executive coach.   She wrote the book 'I Need to Know You: How to Meet Ordinary, Extraordinary People, and Improve Your Life,' which is about her journey to meet 100 people in 100 days.   Resources Ways to Contact Kymberli Speight: Website: https://kymberlispeight.com Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/kymberlispeight Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/KymberliSpeightSpeaks Twitter: https://twitter.com/kymberlispeight   Book - I Need to Know You: How to Meet Ordinary, Extraordinary People, and Improve Your Life   Thanks for tuning in to the show. If you love the show and this episode please like, review, share and help spread the word.   Feel free to contact me by using the following links   Email: info@odogwu.com   Twitter: @chodogwu   Instagram: @chodogwu   Linkedin: linkedin.com/in/odogwu
Alexandra Carter is a Clinical Professor of Law and Director of the Mediation Clinic at Columbia Law School, where she has spent over a decade helping thousands of people improve their negotiation skills. She is a world-renowned negotiation trainer for the United Nations, where she has taught dozens of negotiation workshops to hundreds of diplomats from more than eighty nations. Alex teaches us how to  get more value by asking the right questions of the person you’re negotiating with as opposed to arguing with them. She offers a simple yet powerful ten-question framework for successful negotiations where both sides emerge victoriously.  Resources Alexandra Carter Ask for More: 10 Questions to Negotiate Anything Thanks for tuning in to the show. If you love the show and this episode please like, review, share and help spread the word. Feel free to contact me by using the following links Email: info@odogwu.com Twitter: @chodogwu Instagram: @chodogwu Linkedin: linkedin.com/in/odogwu
Matthew Hunt is the founder of Automation Wolf and Summit Beast, a virtual summit agency. He built 3 profitable  B2B companies in the last 13 years on the back of smart marketing & sales. In his career as a sales and marketing expert, he’s helped hundreds of companies implement sophisticated marketing & sales strategies that have generated consistent leads and sales even in very challenging economic circumstances.   Resources   www.automationwolf.com www.summitbeast.com   Thanks for tuning in to the show. If you love the show and this episode please like, review, share and help spread the word. Feel free to contact me by using the following links Email: info@odogwu.com Twitter: @chodogwu Instagram: @chodogwu Linkedin: linkedin.com/in/odogwu      
Thomas Wedell-Wedellsborg is a management consultant, executive advisor and keynote speaker. He is the author of What’s Your Problem? (Harvard Business Press, 2020), a book on how to solve the right problems. He is also the co-author (with Paddy Miller) of Innovation as Usual, a Harvard Business Review Press book on the art of driving innovation in regular organizations. Thomas works with executives in companies around the globe teaching them how to become better problem solvers. His research has been featured in Harvard Business Review, The Sunday Times, The Telegraph, BBC Radio, Bloomberg Businessweek and the Financial Times. His work on innovation led HR Magazine to recognize him as a “Top 20 International Thinker”. As an executive advisor and keynote speaker, Thomas has addressed organizations such as Cisco, Microsoft, Citigroup, Time Warner, AbbVie, Caterpillar, Amgen, Prudential, Union Pacific, Credit Suisse, Deloitte, the Wall Street Journal, and the United Nations. Thomas holds an MA in Media Science from the University of Copenhagen and an MBA from IESE Business School. Prior to his business career, Thomas served for four years as an officer with the Danish Royal Guards Resource https://wedellsblog.com/ https://www.linkedin.com/in/thomaswedell/   Thanks for tuning in to the show. If you love the show and this episode please like, review, share and help spread the word. Feel free to contact me by using the following links   Email: info@odogwu.com Twitter:@chodogwu Instagram: @chodogwu
Ramia Marielle El Agamy is the Co-Founder of Orbis Terra Media an international Content Studio and Publishing House based in Switzerland as well as the Editor-in-Chief of Tharawat Magazine,  the global publication for family businesses and a product established by her family. As a Director of her family's enterprise, she has helped expand its activities globally and works alternately in media, cross-border entrepreneurship, and family business. Her role as the Editor-in-Chief and co-founder of Tharawat Magazine has allowed her to specialise in topics relevant to business owners and their successors. Ramia holds a MSc in International Business and Management from Manchester Business School (UK). Born and raised in Switzerland, Ramia M. El Agamy is of Dutch-Egyptian descent and currently lives between Bern, Switzerland, and Dubai, UAE and speaks six languages.   Resources www.orbisterramedia.com www.tharawat-magazine.com www.womeninfamilybusiness.org www.tharawat.org   Thanks for tuning in to the show. If you love the show and this episode please like, review, share and help spread the word. Feel free to contact me by using the following links Email: info@odogwu.com Twitter:@chodogwu Instagram: @chodogwu Linkedin: linkedin.com/in/odogwu
Trista Jordan has worked with thousands of celebrities and contributed her expertise to over 50 feature films, staged events, live shows, television series, national commercials, and music videos, most notably the Macklemore hit "Downtown," watched over 144 million times on YouTube. Her clients include: NBC, CBS, ABC, FOX and every imaginable production entity.    She has worked with Academy Award winners Vera Farmiga and Jared Leto; Golden Globe-winner Christian Slater; Golden Globe-nominated Ray Liotta and Christina Ricci; as well as the winner of several awards, Jessica Biel.   Trista began a diary of her crazy life at an early age and continued journaling her wild career moments behind the scenes of her Hollywood movie escapades. When she was interviewed by ESPN during a World Series of Poker event they told her she should write a book. So she did!   Resources & Links www.tristajordan.com https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1645431231/ref=dbs_a_def_rwt_hsch_vapi_taft_p1_i0   Thanks for tuning in to the show. If you love the show and this episode please like, review, share and help spread the word.   Feel free to contact me by using the following links   Email: info@odogwu.com Twitter: @chodogwu Instagram: @chodogwu Linkedin: www.linkedin.com/in/odogwu
Dr. Dennis T. Jaffe, is a San Francisco-based advisor to families about the family business, governance, wealth and philanthropy. Dennis helps large and global families manage personal and organizational issues that lead to a successful and fulfilling transfer of businesses, wealth, values, commitments, and legacies between generations. Dennis is the author of the new book Borrowed from Your Grandchildren: The Evolution of 100-Year Family Enterprises; as well as Cross-Cultures: How Global Families Negotiate Change Across Generations; and Stewardship of Your Family Enterprise: Developing Responsible Leadership Across Generations, and more than 15 other management books, including Getting Your Organization to Change, Rekindling Commitment, Take This Job and Love it! And From Burnout to Balance. He is the co-creator of the Family Enterprise Assessment Tool (FEAT, The Values Edge, the Transition Curve, and other tools for assessment of family enterprise success. In 1984 he founded Changeworks Global, a consulting firm in San Francisco, which works with organizations for long-term change to build competitive advantage by unleashing the power of their employees. He was a founder of MemeStreams, which pioneered the use of on-line executive development tools. In 1990-92 he served as Deputy Director of Research for the Macarthur Foundation Network on Healthy Companies. He is an emeritus professor of Organizational Systems and Psychology at Saybrook University in San Francisco. He has a B.A. degree in Philosophy, M.A. in Management, and Ph.D. in sociology, all from Yale University, is a licensed psychologist and is professor emeritus of organizational systems and psychology at Saybrook University in San Francisco. As both an organizational consultant and clinical psychologist, he is one of the architects of the emerging field of family enterprise consulting. He is a faculty advisor to the Cornell Johnson College of Business. As a founding member of the Family Firm Institute, he has served on their board, written frequently for their journal Family Business Review, and was awarded the Richard Beckhard and International Awards for contributions to practice. In 2007 he was Thinker in Residence for S. Australia, helping the region design a strategic plan for the future of their entrepreneurial and family businesses. Resources and links https://www.wisecounselresearch.com/main https://www.linkedin.com/in/dennis-jaffe-a686286/ https://www.amazon.ca/Borrowed-Grandchildren-Evolution-Stewardship-100-Year/dp/1119573807/ref=sr_1_1?crid=N7JSVSFMMP3W&keywords=borrowed+from+your+grandchildren&qid=1585501401&sprefix=borrowed+fr%2Caps%2C204&sr=8-1 Thanks for tuning in to the show. If you love the show and this episode please like, review, share and help spread the word. Feel free to contact me by using the following links Email: info@odogwu.com Twitter: @chodogwu Instagram: @chodogwu Linkedin: www.linkedin.com/in/odogwu www.odogwu.com  
Jonathan Slain is the Founder and CEO of Recession.com, an author, a highly respected keynote speaker, and an expert on recessions & why business owners don’t need to fear them. Jonathan understands not only how to prepare your business for the next major recession, but also how to turn it into a profitable opportunity. Jonathan believes that the savvy entrepreneurs are the ones making plans now, so they can be buyers when opportunity knocks. They’re looking forward to purchasing failing companies and hiring top talent when others are caught unprepared by a recession. Having come from the world of investment banking, working on mergers and acquisitions, Jonathan has seen firsthand how businesses with successful leadership mistakenly hit plateaus. Now, working exclusively with Founders, Owners, CEOs, and Management Teams, Jonathan uses that experience to help best-in-class companies worldwide achieve their vision of success. Jonathan spent the last Great Recession huddled in the fetal position on the floor of his office. He borrowed $250,000 from his mother-in-law to survive. Jonathan paid his mother-in-law back and is now a highly sought-after consultant . Jonathan understands not only how to prepare your business for the next major recession but also how to turn it into a profitable opportunity Whether working with entrepreneurial niche/specialty firms or large corporations ($10M+ in annual revenue), the direction and insight Jonathan imparts, positions businesses to advance to levels they dream about often, but rarely achieve on their own. Jonathan’s book, “Rock the Recession: How Successful Leaders Prepare For, Thrive During, and Create Wealth After Downturns” came out in September 2019 and is a #1 Amazon Best Seller. In today's episode, we discuss the possibilities of an imminent recession, and how the situation could be used positively as an opportunity for growth. In this episode, you'll learn..  No need to be afraid of recessions  Recessions are opportunities  Non-Economic Recessions  Pulling the Emergency Brake Links and resources mentioned in this episode. https://recession.com/opk/ https://twitter.com/RockRecession https://www.instagram.com/rocktherecession/ https://rockyourlifeplan.com   Thanks for tuning in to the show. If you love the show and this episode please like, review, share and help spread the word. Feel free to contact me by using the following links Email: info@odogwu.com Twitter:@chodogwu Instagram: @chodogwu Linkedin: linkedin.com/in/odogwu  
Josh Fonger is a consultant, coach, and speaker. He has earned a reputation as being one of the world’s top consultants and coaches who has the unique ability of developing, and implementing, systematic solutions to complex business problems.   His consulting firm, Work the System (WTS) Enterprises, has attracted over 100,000 business owners from over 50 countries. Josh has personally consulted or coached over 500 business owners from more than 100 industries, from small startup businesses to large $500M enterprises.   Josh has been recognized as the authority in Business Performance Architecture. Due to his phenomenal success rate, and a mountain of client testimonials, he has quickly become one of the most in-demand small business consultants in North America.   His forte, which is helping businesses properly organize and systematize their operations so they can achieve exponential growth, has resulted in hundreds of success stories from around the world. Many of Josh’s clients acknowledge that his ideas and coaching have led to millions of dollars in profit increase.   Josh met Sam Carpenter in 2011 after reading Sam’s book, Work the System: The Simple Mechanics of Making More and Working Less. Josh partnered with Sam after recognizing that they shared a common vision of helping business owners get unstuck by developing systematic solutions to their problems. “There is nobody in the world who is better equipped at helping business owners implement the WTS Methodology than Josh,” says Sam Carpenter.   Josh graduated from the University of Michigan with a bachelor’s in architecture before getting his MBA from Arizona State University. When he’s not coaching or consulting to business owners, Josh enjoys setting up “personal systems” to maximize his time with his wife and three boys.   https://www.workthesystem.com/bulletproof/
Bobby Umar is recognized by Inc Magazine as one of the Top 100 Leadership Speakers in North America. He is also a 5x TEDx speaker, and a social media influencer with over half a million followers. An authority on authentic networking, personal branding and digital connection, Bobby is an author of two books, including an Amazon #1 Best Seller, as well as a frequent Huffington Post contributor.
Brock Shinen is a lawyer and strategy consultant, a speaker, an author, and the founder of the Law Office of Brock Shinen, Inc., which represents some of the largest churches and ministry organizations in America. Brock is a highly sought-after business adviser and strategist to globally recognized organizations and ministries. His writing has been featured in publications such as the Huffington Post.He is the author of the new book "The Christian Entrepreneur : Dream, Plan, Execute, Grow". Brock lives with his wife and two children in Orange County, California. website: www.brockshinen.com
  Brian Buirge is the Co-founder of Good Fucking Design Advice. He is an international speaker and consultant for brands looking to embrace a culture and mindset of risk-taking and innovation. He has worked with a range of organizations from Fortune 100 companies to brands small and medium-sized companies. His work has been awarded and featured in numerous national and industry publications. His first book, Do the Fucking Work: Lowbrow Advice for High-level Creativity, was co-written with Jason Bacher and Jason Richburg his business partners. https://goodfuckingdesignadvice.com
Jeff Fleischman is the CMO of Altimetrik, a digital transformation accelerator that helps clients deliver great products and services that accelerates financial profitability. He is also an advisor, speaker, and columnist for Forbes.com. He is the author of the personal & professional development book titled “Advice to my younger self. In his long career, he has held leadership roles in companies like Penn Mutual, American Express, TIAA-CREFF, Citi and more where he established a strong record of leadership and execution on growth strategies that have resulted in measurable bottom-line results. Jeff earned a B.S. degree in Finance from Syracuse University and his M.B.A from Hofstra University. He and his family reside in Morganville, New Jersey.   www.advicetomyyoungerselfbook.com    
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