E2: Entrepreneurs Exposed

Giving back to the entrepreneurial community, Adam Levinter interviews high-profile guests that share actionable wisdom.

E2: ENTREPRENEURS EXPOSED

E2: Entrepreneurs Exposed

Giving back to the entrepreneurial community, Adam Levinter interviews high-profile guests that share actionable wisdom.

John Warrillow is the founder of The Value Builder System, now used by thousands of businesses worldwide. He’s the author of 3 books, including the best-selling Built to Sell recognized by Fortune as one of the best business books of 2011. John is also the host of Built to Sell Radio and an entrepreneur who has exited 4 companies. In this EP, we discuss if this is the right time to sell a business; the state of the M&A market; how to boost your valuation; the secret to getting a deal done, and more.

Alan Smith is the co-founder of Strategyzer, an innovation company helping enterprises create new growth. The company’s  Business Model Canvas has been used by millions around the globe. In today’s round 2 with Alan, we discuss the idea of investing in a portfolio of ideas; the real stats stemming from venture capital investments in start-ups; how entrepreneurs can innovate right now; and more.  

 

Tony Chapman is one of the youngest individuals inducted into the Marketing Hall of Legends, a testament to a storied career in the ad-agency world.  Tony has spoken around the globe on all topics related to marketing, advertising, and branding.  In this EP, we cover the latest Forbes global brand rankings; we also discuss the latest trends in retail; the importance of attention, and selling into “moments”; #Bezos, and more. 

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Dan Demsky is the co-founder of Unbound Merino – a clothing brand that has its nailed positioning around product quality, and lifestyle. In this EP we discuss Unbound’s success with Facebook ad buys, why top entrepreneurs wear a “uniform”, whether Amazon is going to move fast into luxury goods, and more. 

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Brian Mosoff is the CEO of Ether Capital (ETHC). In this EP, we discuss the recent bull run and the run-up in the value of both Etherium and Bitcoin; we also chat about Bitcoin and Etherium as safe-haven assets; the role of major exchanges; access points where individuals can invest in cryptocurrency, and more.  

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Adam Mutschler is a Partner at The Kedar Group, and has a tremendous understanding of how leaders work in high stakes environments ranging in scope from startups to Fortune 100’s. He is also a go-to for anything related to US politics. In this episode, we discuss the Presidential debates, Trump’s COVID19 diagnosis, what election outcome increases the probability of major civil unrest, the possibility of state succession, and more. 

 

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Mark Cigos is the Co-Founder Buddha Brands Co. The company’s hugely popular Thirsty Buddha coconut water is flying off retail shelves, and is a market leader in natural organics. In this episode, we discuss the pandemic and what lies ahead, how grocery has been affected, what the future might look like for the category of organics, entrepreneurial strategies to preserve cash, and more. 

 

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(In dedication) – John Ruffolo is the founder of OMERS Ventures and the co-founder of the Council of Canadian Innovators. He has invested over $500 million of capital in over 40 technology companies including Shopify, Hootsuite, Wattpad, and others. John also sits on the board of Canopy Rivers, Continuum Residential REIT and Ether Capital. In this EP, we discuss Canada’s response to COVID19, and the first phase of reopening, why testing needs to be privatized, what economic recovery looks like, and more.

Originally aired: May 28, 2020 

David Priemer is widely recognized as a thought leader in the area of sales and sales leadership. Often referred to as the “Sales Professor”, David helps organizations drive revenue growth, people development, and winning cultures by infusing the core principles of science, empathy, and execution into their sales operations. In this deep dive into sales, we discuss why people buy, objection handling using the word BECAUSE,  why we seem to hate salespeople, and much more. Enjoy!

This episode was recorded back in early March 2020, with Satish Kanwar, the current GM, and VP of Product at Shopify.  Because things were developing so quickly related to the Coronavirus, we never did get a chance to release it, so here it is! Satish oversees the development of eCommerce, retail, and multi-channel shopping for over one million merchants globally. He previously co-founded Jet Cooper,  which was acquired by Shopify in order to establish its product development footprint in Toronto. Enjoy!