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Encore: The American Dream: Entrepreneurship in the United States

On today’s episode of The Second Stage we will be joined by business leader, engineer, Harvard Senior Fellow, and lifelong entrepreneur, Dr. Paul Hsu. Arriving in the US in 1976 with only $500 to his name, he grabbed hold of the American dream and...

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Grow as a Leader and Organization by Getting Out of Your Comfort Zone!

We are excited to welcome Performance of a Lifetime CEO, Cathy Salit, to today’s episode of The Second Stage. As a singer and actor, Ms. Salit offers a unique approach to organizational change and leadership development, using what she calls “The Becoming Principle (SM),”...

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Encore: The Power of Strategy

As a leader and business owner, your ability to think strategically is perhaps one of the most important skills you can share with your team and organization. To address this point, we have invited Author and CEO of Outthinker LLC, Kaihan Krippendorff, to discuss...

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Encore: Embrace the Business Development Mindset

As an entrepreneur, looking for creative ways to expand your business, is for most, intuitive, but certainly not easy! Finding that next big customer is most likely on your radar on a daily basis, but have you ever wondered what might happen if you...

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Invest in Customer Experience: Profits Will Follow

In today’s customer-focused world, most businesses want happy customers to spread the viral word and increase brand reputation, but overall customer experience ratings are dropping. In fact, the founder of Frank Reactions podcast, Tema Frank, notes in her latest book, PeopleShock: The Path To...

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Encore: When to Conduct a Business Valuation

The topic of business valuation (or fair market value assessment) is a common theme among business owners, often questioning the “value.” To address some of the common questions surrounding this subject, the hosts of The Second Stage invited Western Reserve Valuation Services’ Managing Director,...

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Encore: Value Creation: Tangible and Intangible Asset Management

We are thrilled to welcome valuation expert and author Dr. Carl Sheeler, to today’s episode of The Second Stage. In his new book, ‘Equity Value Enhancement: A Tool to Leverage Human and Financial Capital While Managing Risk,’ Dr. Sheeler addresses the transformation of an...

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Why Great Entrepreneurs Establish Strong Relationships

Relationship building is the key for most successful entrepreneurs and business leaders as they establish and achieve both business and personal goals. The ability to instinctively engage, respond and create trust with employees, customers, vendors and investors is crucial in building a lasting brand....

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Encore: Find Your Professional Purpose

After a near-death experience, today’s guest and author of “Thank God It’s Wednesday!,” Mark Langford, made it his mission to help individuals and organizations uncover and define their purpose. Purpose and passion are topics we discuss often here on The Second Stage, so we...

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Encore: Business Case Study: The Benefits of Implementing an Operating Methodology

Many entrepreneurs feel that if they put enough hours and hustle into their business, they will be successful. And while many certainly are and should be congratulated, vision and value creation might go unfulfilled. Implementing a business operating system or methodology can offer the...

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