Archive for August, 2010

Business story of the decade: Youth, Technology, and Entrepreneurship are Changing the World from the Bottom Up! This week on Your Financial Editor.

Wednesday, August 25th, 2010

Join Chris  and his guest this week and find out how youthful emerging markets across the globe, armed with new ideas, new ways to engage customers, new solutions to age-old problems, and new organizational models, are changing their future and ours.  Chris’ guest this week is Rob Salkowitz, who has authored Young World Rising, a book that spells out how your organization can engage with these young entrepreneurs, in a variety of ways, to create opportunities and achieve sustainable growth in the wake of the global recession. 

Join us this this Saturday morning at 8am on AM 930 WFMD, or listen from anywhere on your pc by logging onto www.wfmd.com and clicking the listen live button.

About the Author:

Rob Salkowitz is a writer and consultant specializing in the social implications of new technology and the next-generation workforce.  He has worked with Microsoft and other leaders in global business to help formulate market strategy and articulate business goals.  As an entrepreneur, Rob has helped start seven businesses and is a principal in the Seattle-based communications firm MediaPlant, LLC. Rob is author of Generation Blend and coauthor (with Daniel Rasmus) of Listening to the Future, both from Wiley.  He lives and works in Seattle, Washington.

Unchecked Profiteering versus Environmental Romanticism…which is the truth? This week on Your Financial Editor!

Thursday, August 19th, 2010

On this week’s show, Chris and his guest, Paul Collier, author of The Plundered Planet, will have a lively discussion about how must, and how we can, manage nature for global prosperity.  Proper stewardship of natural resources is a matter of planetary urgency: they have the potential to either transform the poorest countries or to tear them apart.  These issues affect our environment, our politics and our global economy.

Join us this this Saturday morning at 8am on AM 930 WFMD, or listen from anywhere on your pc by logging onto www.wfmd.com and clicking the listen live button.

About the Author:

Paul Collier is  Professor of Economics and Director of the Center for the Study of African Economies at Oxford University and a former director of Development Research at the World Bank.  In addition to the award-winning The Bottom Billion, he is the author of Wars, Guns, and Votes: Democracy in Dangerous Places.

How can you “sell” in a world where skeptical consumers are constantly looking for the small print or hidden agenda – this week on Your Financial Editor

Thursday, August 5th, 2010

If your business involves selling ideas, products, and/or services, you won’t want to miss this week’s program.  Chris’ guest will be New York-based corporate  communications expert, Michael Maslansky.  Mr. Maslansky’s book, The Language of Trust, explores how to build trust and credibility through choosing the right words and properly structuring your message for in-person, written and digital  communication.  He will also reveal common phrases we all use that MUST be dropped from your vocabulary in this post-trust era.

Join us this this Saturday morning at 8am on AM 930 WFMD, or listen from anywhere on your pc by logging onto www.wfmd.com and clicking the listen live button.

About the Author:

Michael Maslansky is one of corporate America’s leading communications and research strategists.  As president and CEO of Luntz, Maslansky Strategic Research, he advises leading corporations, industry associations, major litigation practices and non-profit organizations on what to say, how to say it and, most importantly, why it matters.  His clients include PepsiCo, the Financial Services Roundtable, eBay, Bank of America and Microsoft and he has appeared on CNN and Fox News.  Michael lives in New York City.