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Paper Napkin Wisdom - Podcast and Blog for Entrepreneurs, Leaders and Difference-Makers

I've asked 1000s of the worlds top Entrepreneurs, Leaders, and Difference-Makers to share with me their most important pearl of wisdom on a simple paper napkin. Then I ask them to have a conversation about why they shared that Paper Napkin Wisdom with me and what it meant to them and for them in their life. Visit http://www.papernapkinwisdom.com for full show notes and archives. Learn their exceptional Stories of Drive, Impact, Balance and Leadership shared by CEOs, founders, authors, speakers, mentors, and teachers. They share successes and failures alike, paying forward their learning experiences to all of us.
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Dec 27, 2014

Patrick Gentempo [link] is the proverbial “man of many hats.”  The biography on his website [link] details many of those hats – from National Karate Champion to soap opera actor to chiropractor to devoted husband and father – but, from … Continue reading

The post The Most Practical Success Tool – Patrick Gentempo (Entrepreneur, Innovator) appeared first on Paper Napkin Wisdom - Blog and Podcast For Entrepreneurs, Leaders, and Difference-Makers.

Dec 18, 2014

Mikki Williams is a motivational speaker of twenty-seven years and a nine-time entrepreneur, in addition to being a trainer, consultant, coach, author, multimedia personality, and self-described mensch (Yiddish for “very real human being”).  But listing Mikki’s many labels and accomplishments hardly … Continue reading

The post Be Outrageous! – Mikki Williams (Entrepreneur, Speaker) appeared first on Paper Napkin Wisdom - Blog and Podcast For Entrepreneurs, Leaders, and Difference-Makers.

Dec 17, 2014

Deron Quon is Chairman of California Teleservices Inc. and co-founder of menus.com and Datassential, a research company focused on the food industry.  In addition, he is my classmate at MIT’s Entrepreneurial Masters Program. Deron shared with me an interesting three-part Paper … Continue reading

The post Three Steps to Greatness – Deron Quon (Chairman, California Teleservices Inc) appeared first on Paper Napkin Wisdom - Blog and Podcast For Entrepreneurs, Leaders, and Difference-Makers.

Dec 3, 2014

Brad Howard keeps busy. In addition to being a husband, a father, and one of my classmates in MIT’s Entrepreneurial Masters Program, he is a serial entrepreneur, having been involved in over a dozen successful start-ups. In his capacity as … Continue reading

The post Adversity is Inevitable – Brad Howard (President, Trend Nation) appeared first on Paper Napkin Wisdom - Blog and Podcast For Entrepreneurs, Leaders, and Difference-Makers.

Dec 1, 2014

Patrick Ellis is the President of Blue Note Wines & Spirits. While he is passionate about wine, he is also passionate about family and, as I learned when I spoke with him, there are similarities in his approaches to business … Continue reading

The post Challenge Builds Character – Patrick Ellis (President, Blue Note Wines) appeared first on Paper Napkin Wisdom - Blog and Podcast For Entrepreneurs, Leaders, and Difference-Makers.

Nov 26, 2014

Adam Robinson is the co-founder and CEO of Hireology, which produces a web-based software platform that assists companies in the hiring process from end-to-end. Initially a self-described “accidental entrepreneur,” Adam has since developed an immense passion for entrepreneurship and he … Continue reading

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Nov 24, 2014

Dave Sanderson is a name some may recognize. On 15 January 2009, international headlines were made when US Airways Flight 1549 ditched in the Hudson River off Midtown Manhattan. As the last passenger off the back of the plane, Dave … Continue reading

The post Brace For Impact! – Dave Sanderson (Author and Speaker) appeared first on Paper Napkin Wisdom - Blog and Podcast For Entrepreneurs, Leaders, and Difference-Makers.

Nov 6, 2014

Sonny Vu is the founder of the award-winning Misfit Wearables, who design highly wearable computing products. In addition, he is the founder and former CEO of AgaMatrix, makers of the world’s first iPhone-connected hardware medical device. Sonny’s Paper Napkin Wisdom … Continue reading

The post Like Your Team – Sonny Vu (CEO & Founder Misfit Wearables) appeared first on Paper Napkin Wisdom - Blog and Podcast For Entrepreneurs, Leaders, and Difference-Makers.

Nov 4, 2014

Jill Lublin is a public relations specialist, international speaker, best-selling author, and self-described “messenger of messengers” passionate about helping others to create a footprint in the marketplace. Unsurprisingly, she has created a considerable footprint for herself through seminars, books, and … Continue reading

The post Is Your Business Your Message? – Jill Lublin (Speaker, Author) appeared first on Paper Napkin Wisdom - Blog and Podcast For Entrepreneurs, Leaders, and Difference-Makers.

Oct 14, 2014

Kathy Colace is the founder and managing partner of JBN & Associates, LLC, an executive search firm with the motto “Strengthening Companies. Building Careers.” She is also the mother of three adult children (after whom her company is named) and … Continue reading

The post A Gift to Yourself – Kathy Colace (Founder JBN & Associates) appeared first on Paper Napkin Wisdom - Blog and Podcast For Entrepreneurs, Leaders, and Difference-Makers.

Sep 3, 2014

Erin Weed is the founder and CEO of evoso, a consultancy firm that helps people to develop speeches. She has been an entrepreneur since college, when the murder of one of her sorority sisters motivated her to scrap plans to … Continue reading

The post Digging Your Freedom – Erin Weed (Founder Evoso Inc, Author, Speaker) appeared first on Paper Napkin Wisdom - Blog and Podcast For Entrepreneurs, Leaders, and Difference-Makers.

Aug 21, 2014

Syed Sultan Ahmed is a first generation entrepreneur and a real change maker. His organization, EDUMEDIA, is one that enriches the lives of children and works to educate and provide life skills to children all over India. He is a … Continue reading

The post What do You Stand For? – Syed Sultan Ahmed (Founder, Edumedia India) appeared first on Paper Napkin Wisdom - Blog and Podcast For Entrepreneurs, Leaders, and Difference-Makers.

Aug 20, 2014

Chris Eldridge is a man with almost twenty years of experience in a wide range of industries. He is the kind of person who constantly does his best to go above and beyond. As he joins us on Paper Napkin … Continue reading

The post Three Pillars to Lead By – Chris Eldridge (Director – 4Impact Group) appeared first on Paper Napkin Wisdom - Blog and Podcast For Entrepreneurs, Leaders, and Difference-Makers.

Aug 14, 2014

Jack McDonald is a partner at Leeza Distribution Inc., a leading supplier of premium surfaces for counter-tops, sinks, vanity tops, and wall cladding in showers. In addition to his professional work, he also volunteers as a Scouts Leader and serves … Continue reading

The post Structure and Balance – Jack McDonald (Partner, Leeza Distribution Inc.) appeared first on Paper Napkin Wisdom - Blog and Podcast For Entrepreneurs, Leaders, and Difference-Makers.

Aug 12, 2014

Patrick Thean is a truly inspiring guy. He is a successful serial entrepreneur who has started and exited multiple companies but he is best known for helping companies accelerate their growth. Patrick is exceptional at getting executive teams and their … Continue reading

The post Better Listen – Patrick Thean (Entrepreneur, Author, Coach) appeared first on Paper Napkin Wisdom - Blog and Podcast For Entrepreneurs, Leaders, and Difference-Makers.

Aug 7, 2014

Paige Zinn is the Principal/Owner of Jennings, a healthcare marketing firm in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. For the past year, Paige has been reading a book called Simple Abundance by Sarah Ban Breathnach. The book is meant to be a … Continue reading

The post Are you Alpha or Beta? – Paige Zinn (Principal – Jennings & Company) appeared first on Paper Napkin Wisdom - Blog and Podcast For Entrepreneurs, Leaders, and Difference-Makers.

Aug 5, 2014

Paul Kennedy is CEO at Biarri Networks; a company that provides optimization software for the design of fiber optic networks. As CEO, Paul leads the development and delivery of his company’s design solutions. He’s a leader in optimization and in … Continue reading

The post Shifting Perspective – Paul Kennedy (CEO Biarri Networks) appeared first on Paper Napkin Wisdom - Blog and Podcast For Entrepreneurs, Leaders, and Difference-Makers.

Aug 1, 2014

Aaron Kennard is a real estate investor, entrepreneur, and a man whose mission is to help millions of people change their life. He is the founder of Truly Amazing Life Inc. and the author of The Positive Thinking Secret. In … Continue reading

The post Conspiracy Theory – Aaron Kennard (Investor, Entrepreneur, Author) appeared first on Paper Napkin Wisdom - Blog and Podcast For Entrepreneurs, Leaders, and Difference-Makers.

Jul 31, 2014

Gerard Murtagh is a serial entrepreneur and self-proclaimed love of life. He started his first business at 19. Having made his exporting businesses GRM Exports, IBT International, and Sunshine Trading Company as success, Gerard has started a new venture in … Continue reading

The post Persist, Persist, Persist – Gerard Murtagh (Serial Entrepreneur) appeared first on Paper Napkin Wisdom - Blog and Podcast For Entrepreneurs, Leaders, and Difference-Makers.

Jul 23, 2014

Michael Caito is an entrepreneur with a system of structure. In 1993, Mike co-founded a multi-restaurant delivery and catering company called Restaurants on the Run. Today the company partners with over 1100 restaurants, over 300 delivery drivers, and delivers of … Continue reading

The post Vital Factors Physical – Michael Caito (Entrepreneur, CEO Restaurants on the Run) appeared first on Paper Napkin Wisdom - Blog and Podcast For Entrepreneurs, Leaders, and Difference-Makers.

Jul 21, 2014

David Meerman Scott is an internationally acclaimed strategist, speaker, and bestselling author. David’s ideas on social media are popular around the world and in his Paper Napkin wisdom, he shares a few of the ways business can and should use … Continue reading

The post The Real-Time Revloution – David Meerman Scott (Bestselling Author, Strategist) appeared first on Paper Napkin Wisdom - Blog and Podcast For Entrepreneurs, Leaders, and Difference-Makers.

Jul 16, 2014

Joao Mucciolo is a truly inspiring entrepreneur. Joao is the founder of Sushi Itto and Italianissimo, two restaurant chains in Nicaragua. He’s grown his businesses in a huge way over the last several years, expanding in a way that is … Continue reading

The post No Drama, Just Drive – Joao Mucciolo (Entrepreneur, Restaurateur) appeared first on Paper Napkin Wisdom - Blog and Podcast For Entrepreneurs, Leaders, and Difference-Makers.

Jul 14, 2014

Julia Langkraehr is a dynamic entrepreneur, an executive coach, speaker, and facilitator. She’s a veteran of the entrepreneurial roller coaster; after founding her first business in 2001, she built, lost, restarted, and sold it before expanding to Russia and Germany … Continue reading

The post Partner Up! – Julia Langkraehr (Entrepreneur, Coach, Speaker) appeared first on Paper Napkin Wisdom - Blog and Podcast For Entrepreneurs, Leaders, and Difference-Makers.

Jul 9, 2014

Paper Napkin Wisdom – Corey Tisdale Corey Tisdale is, in his own words, a “crazy egotist with experience earned on the ecommerce battlefield.” He is the Owner of Eye Want Media and CEO of ShoppersChoice.com. In his very candid Paper … Continue reading

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Jul 7, 2014

John Bly is a mergers and acquisitions czar. The last time he was on the show, he reminded us that Accountability is not a four letter word and we ought to stop treating it like one. This time, he switches … Continue reading

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