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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 30, 2015

John O’Leary is an entrepreneur and speaker. Since his parents released the incredible book Overwhelming Odds, the story of how John suffered burns on 100% of his body as a 9-year-old, John has worked to come to terms with his … Continue reading

The post “Kid – Wake Up!” – John O’Leary (Entrepreneur, Speaker, Inspiration) appeared first on Paper Napkin Wisdom - Blog and Podcast For Entrepreneurs, Leaders, and Difference-Makers.

Dec 23, 2015

Christina Harbridge has an eclectic history. She’s been a NASA test subject, a swing dancer, artistic collaborator and positively impactful and disruptive entrepreneur. With such a varied set of experiences, it’s unsurprising that she has an interesting perspective. In addition … Continue reading

The post Pursue the Moment- Christina Harbridge (MisChief Executive Officer of Allegory Inc.) appeared first on Paper Napkin Wisdom - Blog and Podcast For Entrepreneurs, Leaders, and Difference-Makers.

Dec 16, 2015

Mo Fathelbab, Founder and President of Forum Resources Network, is an incredible and impactful leader. He served as Executive Director of Young Entrepreneurs’ Organization (before it became called Entrepreneurs’ Organization) for seven years, he has personally conducted over 1500 Forum … Continue reading

The post Belong, Learn, and Grow – Mo Fathelbab (Founder and President of Forum Resources Network) appeared first on Paper Napkin Wisdom - Blog and Podcast For Entrepreneurs, Leaders, and Difference-Makers.

Dec 9, 2015

Andrew Sherman is an entrepreneur with a truly inspiring perspective. He is a Partner with Jones Day, feature speaker, author, and internationally recognized expert on legal aspects of business growth. Andrew has helped thousands of entrepreneurs through his work and … Continue reading

The post Be the Truck – Andrew Sherman (Partner at Jones Day, Entrepreneur, Author & more) appeared first on Paper Napkin Wisdom - Blog and Podcast For Entrepreneurs, Leaders, and Difference-Makers.

Dec 2, 2015

Dennis Welch, President of Articulate Communications,  is a well-respected communicator and author.  He says that he has built his business by being kind and ensuring he connects personally with the human beings he’s trying to engage. In fact, he’s grown … Continue reading

The post Put Down The Megaphone – Dennis Welch (President Articulate Communications) appeared first on Paper Napkin Wisdom - Blog and Podcast For Entrepreneurs, Leaders, and Difference-Makers.

Nov 25, 2015

Peter Shankman, CEO of Geek Factory Inc, Principle of Shankman|Honig, Founder of HARO has been described as “crazy, but effective.”  He’s an author with three books to his name currently and more on the way.  Without a doubt, Peter is … Continue reading

The post Dopamine’s A Terrible Thing To Waste – Peter Shankman (CEO Geek Factory Inc & Founder of HARO) appeared first on Paper Napkin Wisdom - Blog and Podcast For Entrepreneurs, Leaders, and Difference-Makers.

Nov 18, 2015

John DiJulius is the successful entrepreneur behind John Robert’s Spa and The DiJulius Group.  He’s the author of a couple successful books on customer service, and tours the world speaking about making price irrelevant to your customers. He says all of this success comes down … Continue reading

The post Be Fanatically Obsessed – John DiJulius (Founder of John Robert’s Spa & The DiJulius Group) appeared first on Paper Napkin Wisdom - Blog and Podcast For Entrepreneurs, Leaders, and Difference-Makers.

Nov 11, 2015

Brad Feld is a true serial-entrepreneur. He’s co-founded the Foundry Group, Mobius Venture Capital, Intensity Ventures, and TechStars. He’s also a marathoner, and active writer with three very popular blogs:: Feld Thoughts, Startup Revolution, and Ask the VC. In his very … Continue reading

The post Control This – Brad Feld (Co-Founder Foundry Group, TechStars & more) appeared first on Paper Napkin Wisdom - Blog and Podcast For Entrepreneurs, Leaders, and Difference-Makers.

Nov 4, 2015

Dave Lakhani, President of Bold Approach Inc., is the kind of entrepreneur that gets other entrepreneurs fired-up.  He’s got a unique blend of energy, enthusiasm, and focus that makes him a sought-after consultant, speaker, and author, so there was no surprise … Continue reading

The post Four Step Focus Man – Dave Lakhani (President Bold Approach Inc.) appeared first on Paper Napkin Wisdom - Blog and Podcast For Entrepreneurs, Leaders, and Difference-Makers.

Oct 28, 2015

To call Warren Macdonald just a motivational speaker would be like saying that Kilimanjaro, all 19,222 feet of it, is just a mountain. He has defied death, lost limbs, climbed mountains, and he helps us change the way we look at … Continue reading

The post Beware Of Who Is Around You – Warren Macdonald (Catalyst for Change) appeared first on Paper Napkin Wisdom - Blog and Podcast For Entrepreneurs, Leaders, and Difference-Makers.

Oct 21, 2015

Kevin Dee, CEO of Eagle Professional Resources,  is a remarkable entrepreneur and leader.  He’s got the kind of laid-back personality and sense of humor that is disarming and endearing.  He’s also quick to help in the community, at home, and … Continue reading

The post Life Balance Is The Key to Growth – Kevin Dee (CEO of Eagle Professional Services) appeared first on Paper Napkin Wisdom - Blog and Podcast For Entrepreneurs, Leaders, and Difference-Makers.

Oct 14, 2015

  Recently I was reminded that we entrepreneurs, leader and difference-maker types often under-estimate what we can accomplish in a year.  I think that Alex Charfen, CEO and Founder of the Charfen Institute, reminds of just how far we can … Continue reading

The post He’s A Man On A Mission – Alex Charfen (CEO and Founder Charfen Institute) appeared first on Paper Napkin Wisdom - Blog and Podcast For Entrepreneurs, Leaders, and Difference-Makers.

Oct 7, 2015

My mentor, Warren Rustand, once signed off an email to me with the phrase: “Govindh, you have so much to give, you had better start now.”  I have been afraid of what he meant by that for so long that … Continue reading

The post 2014 Seasons Premiere – With Rob Simons (CEO of Toolbox Studios) appeared first on Paper Napkin Wisdom - Blog and Podcast For Entrepreneurs, Leaders, and Difference-Makers.

Sep 30, 2015

  Dr Norris Krueger loves to talk all things entrepreneur and entrepreneurship.  He’s made it his business to understand what entrepreneurship takes and so comes at us with a more academic approach.  What’s fascinating here, as the Holidays and New … Continue reading

The post Learn How To Learn And Change By Doing This – Dr Norris Krueger appeared first on Paper Napkin Wisdom - Blog and Podcast For Entrepreneurs, Leaders, and Difference-Makers.

Sep 23, 2015

David Galbenski, Founder of Lumen Legal, calls himself a “Thought Leader” and I think that’s as accurate description of him as possible for someone so engaged and involved in his business, community and family. There are many Dave-isms that have … Continue reading

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Sep 16, 2015

Winnie Brignac Hart, Founder, President and Creative Director of TwinEngine, is a truly unique entrepreneur and highly effective leader.  Interesting, it’s the fact that she grew up identically to her sister (they’re twins) that has helped to set her apart. … Continue reading

The post Everything Is “Easy” When We Do This – Winnie Brignac Hart appeared first on Paper Napkin Wisdom - Blog and Podcast For Entrepreneurs, Leaders, and Difference-Makers.

Sep 9, 2015

Michael Walsh is back and he’s challenging us to debunk the myth of Time Management.  He says, there’s no such thing. He instead says that we need to be more mindful of our energy buckets.  There are some things that … Continue reading

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Sep 2, 2015

Todd Smart has successfully built more than three businesses and then successfully sold them to exit and he’s done it all in different industries.  So, it can be said, that he knows what it takes to grow businesses.  Good thing … Continue reading

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Aug 26, 2015

Keith Strauss, President of Sales Concepts Inc., has been helping other companies grow for nearly 20 years.  He’s made it a point to work with their sales teams to grow and maximize opportunities for their future.  All the while, he’s … Continue reading

The post Help You, Help Yourself – Keith Strauss appeared first on Paper Napkin Wisdom - Blog and Podcast For Entrepreneurs, Leaders, and Difference-Makers.

Aug 19, 2015

Rob Simons is the Founder and CEO of Toolbox Studios, an award winning digital and communications company based in San Antonio.  No surprise that he’s made it his life to help entrepreneurs and leaders do more – and he shares … Continue reading

The post It’s Really An Incredible Story – Rob Simons appeared first on Paper Napkin Wisdom - Blog and Podcast For Entrepreneurs, Leaders, and Difference-Makers.

Aug 12, 2015

David Nilssen has led his company, Guidant Financial, to impressive growth over the last 10 years, but he says that he only just recently figured out a recipe for accelerated growth and better than ever alignment. In his Paper Napkin … Continue reading

The post Stop Building Consensus In Silos, Start Preaching Permisson, Perspective, and Patience – David Nilssen appeared first on Paper Napkin Wisdom - Blog and Podcast For Entrepreneurs, Leaders, and Difference-Makers.

Aug 5, 2015

Jane Roos is a social entrepreneur, fundraiser extraordinaire and general dynamo. She has helped countless Canadian athletes make their way to the Olympics by helping them focus on their athletics and not on a part-time job.  There is no question … Continue reading

The post Carving Out A Different Path To Success – Jane Roos appeared first on Paper Napkin Wisdom - Blog and Podcast For Entrepreneurs, Leaders, and Difference-Makers.

Jul 29, 2015

Scott Fritz is an entrepreneur, author, speaker, and Angel Investor. In 1997, Scott founded a business called Human Capital and grew the company into a nationwide player in ten years. The successive 1000% growth made his company a fixture of the … Continue reading

The post Three Step Plan For Strategic Decisions to Propel Growth – Scott Fritz appeared first on Paper Napkin Wisdom - Blog and Podcast For Entrepreneurs, Leaders, and Difference-Makers.

Jul 22, 2015

  Matt Stewart is a dynamic leader and speaker. He’s grown a small Southern California business into a national leader in two industries and has received several awards for his work. That said, Matt is no stranger to nay-sayers. He’s … Continue reading

The post Harvesting The Good Out Of Criticism Is Essential For Entrepreneurs – Matt Stewart appeared first on Paper Napkin Wisdom - Blog and Podcast For Entrepreneurs, Leaders, and Difference-Makers.

Jul 15, 2015

John Bly is a CPA, a successful entrepreneur, and a mergers and acquisitions czar. He’s grown his practice over the past 8 or 9 years and in that time he’s completed 8 acquisitions and 2 mergers. At the heart of his … Continue reading

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