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A tool of encouragement for young people in high school and college who are determining or even re-determining their path to success. The Achievement Playbook is brought to you by The Chad School Foundation, where we offer scholarships, leadership workshops, and link young people with mentors. Visit us at www.thechadschoolfoundation.org and get connected with Chad.
 
The “Pod & Market” podcast grew out of several conversations amongst Newarkers, lamenting the decline of traditional forms of media and journalism in Newark (like newspapers) and the lack of a central forum for discussion of issues facing the City of Newark. While not the first or only discussion podcast in Newark, the topics of the podcast can be as general as gentrification and as narrow as the construction of a single building. The only connection between episodes will be their connection ...
 
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I decided to invite you behind the scenes of IRONBOUND Media, as I think through our own branding, and sandbox strategy, i.e. where I hope to see us in the next 3-5 years. I’m joined by our new Head of Growth, Erica RajchelAdd me on Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/iron-mike-steadman-3387586a/Be sure to subscribe to the Dog Whistle Brand Newsl…
 
On this episode of the BEST Podcast, I’m joined by Ayana Morris, Co-Founder of Newark Moonlight Cinema, a drive-in movie theater located in Newark, NJ. Ayana and her husband Siree, launched Newark Moonlight Cinema in the middle of the pandemic to create a fun and entertaining experience for the City’s residents, despite being in the midst of so muc…
 
I’m joined by Drew O’Brien, Founder and Creative Director of the Design Company, a full service branding agency that leads with creativity and helps bring their clients more clients. I invited Drew on the show to share his insights on creating a brand identity that drives revenue. Drew and his team know how to make brands look good, feel good, and …
 
I’m joined by Susan Pieper, Founder of DMOS Collective, an American manufacturing company that produces well-designed, virtually indestructible, and portable badass performance shovels. Learn more about DMOS by visiting their website: https://dmoscollective.com/Be sure to subscribe to the Dog Whistle Brand Newsletter on Substack here: www.dogwhistl…
 
I’m joined by I’m joined by fellow Naval Academy Graduate, US Navy Riverine Officer, and Entrepreneur, Mike Taylor, Co-Founder of BeaverFit USA, a company that designs, manufactures, and distributes unique fitness equipment, tactical/operational tools, and turnkey training facilities specific to the military. In addition to discussing BeaverFit’s i…
 
Today I am joined by Blaine Tompkins, Founder and CEO of Air Armor Tech, a company that sells inflatable, military grade gun cases and scope covers, filled with Air. Blaine is a former Air Force Pilot turned entrepreneur and is one of my cohort members in the Lions Pride. In this episode we discuss Air Armor Tech’s Go-To Market Strategy and the cha…
 
I'm joined by fellow Marine and Naval Academy graduate Brendan Aronson, Co-Founder of Paintru, a startup that makes it simple to turn your cherished photos and memories into a custom hand-painted work of art. We discuss Paintru’s initial Go-To Market Strategy and how they acquired their first first hundred customers. Learn more about Paintru here: …
 
On this episode of Dog Whistle Branding I conduct a coaching session with Katina Ruest, Co-Founder of American Force Coffee, A Veteran-Owned Coffee Company established in 2018, with the goal of promoting specialty grade coffee and making it accessible to everyone. Join us as we discuss helping her and her husband dial in their brand identity and po…
 
On this episode of the BEST Podcast, I’m joined by Sharif Muhammad, Founder and CEO of Unlimited Capital Advisors, a certified public accounting firm in New Jersey that delivers customized financial solutions for a diversified spectrum of clientele. Sharif has over 21 years of experience working in the financial services industry.On the show, Shari…
 
I'm joined by Eric Bakey, An Army Veteran and a conversion copywriter who uses visuals and cartoons to communicate direct response marketing strategies.Be sure to subscribe to the Dog Whistle Brand Newsletter on Substack here: www.dogwhistlebranding.comVisit Eric's website here: https://ericbakey.com/…
 
Bill Watkins and I discuss BHAG’s which stand for Big Hairy Audacious Goals. First coined by Jim Collins and Jerry Porras in their pivotal book, “Built to Last: Successful Habits of Visionary Companies,” A BHAG is a clear and compelling target for a company or organization to strive for.Be sure to subscribe to the Dog Whistle Brand Newsletter on Su…
 
I share my thoughts on why Roger Bannister breaking the 4-minute mile is my new mental model for success. Subscribe to my newsletter here: https://bit.ly/2Xc2TVE Resources: “What Breaking the 4-Minute Mile Taught Us About the Limits of Conventional Thinking” by Bill Taylor: https://bit.ly/3kMO4SiPreserving the Warrior Ethos by H. R. MCMASTER: https…
 
Bill Watkins and I discuss Bold Beliefs, your company’s consciousness and the lens through which you view the world. They establish who you are and what you stand for. Be sure to subscribe to the Dog Whistle Brand Newsletter on Substack here: www.dogwhistlebranding.comDog Whistle Branding is brought to you by the team at IRONBOUND Media, where we h…
 
On this episode of the BEST Podcast, I’m joined by Dr. Pedro Santana, Founder and CEO of Deal With It Management, a full-service management and consulting firm dedicated to providing top quality solutions and services to government clients, business, K-12 and higher education leaders.To learn more about Deal With It Management , visit: https://deal…
 
On Today’s episode I’m joined by fellow Marines Scott Patterson and Kristopher Floyd from Tumble, a veteran-owned tech start-up that’s bringing laundry day into the 21st century. Together, they created a new category of laundry called Smart Laundry to provide residents with a #ModernLaundryExperience. On the show, Scott and Kris share insight into …
 
In today’s episode I am joined by Scott Mackes, Founder of the Strength Mugs and The Service Academy Business Mastermind, a worldwide community of military veterans who share resources, information, insight and professional guidance to advance business ideas and opportunities through a trusted network. Scott is a pioneer in the veteran entrepreneur…
 
In this episode we will be discussing the importance of identifying and engaging with your perfect customer, clients who pay a premium for your products and service, are a pleasure to work with, and send you a constant stream of warm referrals. Joining me for this episode is the wise man in Wyoming, Mr. Bill Watkins, Founder of The Lions Pride, and…
 
In this episode I discuss the importance of setting your commander's intent, your company's core purpose and core values, so that your team knows what winning looks like. Commander's Intent is the foundation of your brand's core, and without, you're going into every battle unarmed. This episode will help you reflect on your company's core, and how …
 
In this inaugural episode of Dog Whistle Branding, I introduce you to what it means to build a Dog Whistle Brand, and lays out the road ahead for the series. I'm fired up to finally pull the trigger on DWB, and look forward to helping you build a Dog Whistle Brand.Be sure to subscribe to the Dog Whistle Brand Newsletter on Substack here: www.dogwhi…
 
On this episode of the BEST Podcast, I’m joined by Keisha Wright Daniel, Owner and Director of Care for Me Children’s Learning Center, a private learning center offering a quality educational program for children from ages 6 weeks to 13 years old. Keisha shares how resilience and the responsibility of serving her youth and staff, have kept her goin…
 
I’m joined by fellow Marine Infantry Officer and English professor at the United States Naval Academy, Thomas Scheuman. We discuss his deployment to Afghanistan in 2010, with 3rd Battalion, 5th Marines, the literature of war, and the importance of veterans bearing witness to the realities of combat. Subscribe to my newsletter here: https://bit.ly/2…
 
On this episode of the BEST Podcast, I interview David Langlieb, Senior Underwriter at New Jersey Community Capital, a non-profit community development financial institution (CDFI) dedicated to creating thriving communities through strategic investments and knowledge.To learn more about New Jersey Community Capital, visit: https://www.newjerseycomm…
 
On this episode of The BEST Podcast, I sat down with Jason Martin, Founder of Jason Martin Productions, a leading digital multimedia service company that specializes in corporate photography and video marketing. Jason opens up about his journey to survive and thrive, despite the pandemic, what led him to starting a business in the first place, and …
 
On this episode of The BEST Podcast, I’m joined by Marcus Crawford, a young & hungry entrepreneur who Co-Founded Bro-Ritos Food Truck with some friends in 2016. Despite operating at zero revenue for several months, Marcus found a silver lining through all the chaos and has managed and shares how he’s thriving during the pandemic. To learn more abou…
 
On the following episode of The BEST Podcast, I sat down with Mitchell Greene, who’s leading the ground efforts with the New Jersey BEST Fund, which includes identifying, screening, and working with black entrepreneurs, in order to get them access to patient capital through our partners.Subscribe to our newsletter here: https://thebestpodcast.subst…
 
I sit down with my Navy Boxing Teammate Antone Aku, to discuss his childhood, his time in the SEAL Teams, and his future as an entrepreneur.Leave a comment on today’s show on my Substack at https://bit.ly/2Xc2TVE Follow me on Twitter here: https://bit.ly/38CkyZfIf you like this type of dialogue and are interested in booking me to speak at your orga…
 
I share the inaugural episode of IRONBOUND Media's new podcast, "Black Entrepreneurs Survive And Thrive" or BEST. The BEST podcast is for impact investors, community leaders, and institutions, and committed to economic empowerment and support of Black Entrepreneurs in America, and who are willing to provide patient capital in the form of grants, or…
 
On this episode of The BEST Podcast, I sit down with Kristine Smith, CEO/Co-Founder of the InSpira Performing Arts & Cultural Center, a dance and music center for children and adults, currently operating two locations in New Brunswick and Newark, NJ. Kristine started InSpira in 2002 in the basement of a church with 14 kids and now is currently serv…
 
On this episode of The BEST Podcast, I interview Dr. Suffiyah Web, a Newark Native and Founder of Brilliant Smiles Pediatric Dentistry, a unique dental environment that focuses on total body wellness for children. Suffiyah and I discuss how the pandemic has impacted her business, and how through it all, she’s kept her small team inspired, employed,…
 
On this inaugural episode of the BEST Podcast, I’m joined by Lyneir Richardson to discuss Patient Capital and the NJ BEST Patient Capital Fund. With financial support secured from M&T Bank and the Surdna Foundation, The NJ BEST Patient Capital Fund will deploy $250,000 - $500,000 of non-dilutive capital – specifically, recoverable grants $25,000 to…
 
Introducing The BEST (Black Entrepreneurs Survive and Thrive) Podcast, a show dedicated to highlighting the resilience of black entrepreneurs and the impact of patient capital. This series is brought to you by the Center for Urban Entrepreneurship and Economic Development at Rutgers Business School, where we integrate scholarly works with private c…
 
I share my thoughts on Higher Education and discuss the Wall Street Journal article, “College Was Supposed to Close the Wealth Gap for Black Americans. The Opposite Happened,” By Rachel Louise Ensign and Shane Shifflett.Subscribe to the show's newsletter here: https://bit.ly/2Xc2TVE Follow me on Twitter here: https://bit.ly/38CkyZfIf you like this …
 
Welcome to Dog Whistle Branding, where we provide weekly TAC Planning on marketing, brand strategy, and category design for early and growth stage veteran owned-businesses, to keep you in the fight and not face down in a rice patty.Subscribe to the show and newsletter here: https://bit.ly/3A4FHXSBe sure to hit the follow button on iTunes, Spotify, …
 
Col. Hobbs and I discuss the final days of the withdrawal of US forces from Afghanistan, the Narrative in the Media, and where we go from here as a Country. Leave a comment on today’s show on my Substack at https://bit.ly/2Xc2TVE For all of our listeners and Superfans tuning in all over the world, visit www.ConfessionsofANativeSon.com to sign-up fo…
 
My long-time friend, fraternity brother, and fellow Marine, Phillip Jones, joins the show to discuss how we can build bridges of social capital within our community. Leave a comment on today’s show on my Substack at https://bit.ly/2Xc2TVE For all of our listeners and superfans tuning in all over the world, visit www.ConfessionsofANativeSon.com to s…
 
I’m joined by fellow Afghan War Veteran, Author, and Army Green Beret, Herb Thompson, to discuss our feelings on the withdrawal of US forces from Afghanistan. Let me know what you think of today’s episode by subscribing to my Substack at https://bit.ly/2Xc2TVE and leaving a comment. For all of our listeners and superfans tuning in all over the worl…
 
Starting a business is hard, but I promise you can do it. Apply the lessons you learned this season, read the book and keep moving forward. Purchase the book here: https://amzn.to/37EhueESubscribe to The Third Shift Entrepreneur Podcast on Itunes, Spotify, or whatever listening service you are using today. Your reviews are greatly appreciated. Be s…
 
In the final episode of this series, Todd and “IRON” Mike discuss the benefits of getting paid to learn. Todd gives tips on how to design your own internship, and how you can solve a problem for another organization or individual first, then launch your own business around it.Purchase the book here: https://amzn.to/37EhueESubscribe to The Third Shi…
 
Todd and “IRON” Mike discuss the difference between climbing ladders versus hopping lily pads. Our mental model has been one of accrual and must shift to one of alignment. Happiness is about alignment, not achievement. Once we have alignment work equals play.Purchase the book here: https://amzn.to/37EhueESubscribe to The Third Shift Entrepreneur Po…
 
Todd and “IRON” Mike discuss why we need to solve a problem, then charge forward. Solving and charging are different activities – both are important. As Third Shift Entrepreneurs, our job is to create value and then stay curious about the market's reaction to it. Purchase the book here: https://amzn.to/37EhueESubscribe to The Third Shift Entreprene…
 
Todd and “IRON” Mike discuss Minimum Viable Experience, the basic level of experience successfully launching a product or service, even if it's small. Purchase the book here: https://amzn.to/37EhueESubscribe to The Third Shift Entrepreneur Podcast on Itunes, Spotify, or whatever listening service you are using today. Your reviews are greatly apprec…
 
Todd and “IRON” Mike discuss Third Shift Habits, including talking customers, breaking patterns, and having clear intentionality for time, outcomes, and milestones, and how distinguishing between when to go on offense versus defensePurchase the book here: https://amzn.to/37EhueESubscribe to The Third Shift Entrepreneur Podcast on Itunes, Spotify, o…
 
Todd and “IRON” Mike discuss the Third Shift Mindset, which encompasses curiosity, identifying problems and solutions, and having a bias for action!Purchase the book here: https://amzn.to/37EhueESubscribe to The Third Shift Entrepreneur Podcast on Itunes, Spotify, or whatever listening service you are using today. Your reviews are greatly appreciat…
 
In this episode, Todd and "IRON" Mike discuss Values vs Skills and how we get paid for the value we bring, not the skills.Purchase the book here: https://amzn.to/37EhueESubscribe to The Third Shift Entrepreneur Podcast on Itunes, Spotify, or whatever listening service you are using today. Your reviews are greatly appreciated. Be sure to visit Third…
 
In this episode, we discuss Pushing vs Pulling, and the ability to distinguish between what people are already seeking you out for, as opposed to something you're trying to force.Purchase the book here: https://amzn.to/37EhueESubscribe to The Third Shift Entrepreneur Podcast on Itunes, Spotify, or whatever listening service you are using today. You…
 
Todd and “IRON” Mike discuss how doing is the new resume. Todd stresses why it's important to develop situational expertise and how that's cultivated through experiences.Purchase the book here: https://amzn.to/37EhueESubscribe to The Third Shift Entrepreneur Podcast on Itunes, Spotify, or whatever listening service you are using today. Your reviews…
 
Todd and "IRON" Mike discuss how you can redefine and evaluate risks. By cutting back on your monthly expenses, determining your monopoly advantage, and generating revenue sooner rather than later, you can offset many of the risks associated with launching a business. Purchase the book here: https://amzn.to/37EhueESubscribe to The Third Shift Entre…
 
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