Welcome to another idea / action packed episode of #ThatBusinessShow where each day we speak to the brightest leaders that Tampa has to offer. A show unlike any other on the Tampa airwaves and a show with a positive message about what is right in our community. Weekdays 7a to 9a on #1250WHNZ and now videocast along with podcast is available on iTunes. Live video stream available daily at http://www.tampabayradio.com!
Opening up the program was Nigel Dessau, experienced marketing professional and creator of the 3 Minute Mentor series. This podcast, available on iTunes and on his site http://www.the3minutementor.com is a series of short clips designed to aid the protégé through many of the daily challenges we face not only in work, but also life. He is the author of “Become a 21st Century Executive” which is a collection of the most popular mentoring episodes summarized into short, easy to read chapters, a few of which we covered briefly on the program. Nigel spoke of the paradox of leadership and how to handle a new boss as well as effective email communications, just 3 of hundreds of valuable lessons available in his book and podcast. We discussed how the Millennial generation values things differently and how the business landscape will evolve as Millennials take over more and more leadership positions in the coming decades. This thought provoking discussion was enabled by friend and fellow protégé Stella Giudicelli of Jamie Meloni’s and she joined in on the discussion as well. Learn more about the 3 Minute Mentor at http://www.the3minutementor.com!
Brian Kornfeld, Founder of PopKorn Apps, joined the #MorningDiscussion at 7:30. With a background in aerospace engineering, Brian saw an opportunity in app design to shave tens of thousands of dollars off of the cost of app development and took the entrepreneurial dive with PopKorn Apps. We begin the discussion with a discussion on the stepping stone process of having that idea and getting it to production. Brian uses the idea of social networks to drive the discussion and he sees more specialized social networks in the future, and also as a current opportunity in app design. There is so much left to be done in the app business and Jamie brings up a great example on how a simple idea can lead to huge profits with the PikMyKid app created by past guest Pat Bhava. His simple idea of having better tracking of children coming out of school and on their way home is the synopsis of this app, and just yesterday received a 1 Million dollar investment into the product from an investor. These stories are going on across the Country and it begins with an idea – get the idea to Brian Kornfeld at PopKorn Apps and let him help you mind map it and develop the idea. You can be to market in 3-6 months and making money! Reach out to him today at 727-415-6705 or visit them online at http://www.popkornapps.com!
In the 8am hour, we welcomed newly appointed Chair of the Music Department with the Patel Conservatory at the Straz Center, Dr. Lauren Baker Murray. Lauren, a trained oboist, recently returned to Tampa to accept this position and expand on the Music Department at the Patel Conservatory. Jamie, who has minimal knowledge of musical production, enjoyed the discussion and learned some of the musical basics like “what is an oboe”. Jamie and Lauren enjoy a spirited, light hearted conversation on the basic mechanical elements of an orchestra like the role of the Conductor (Jamie doesn’t think they are needed) and also why musicians keep the sheet music in front of them during the concert (Jamie thinks they should have that memorized and is amazed they can read music and play the instrument fluidly at the same time). Lauren spoke of some of the upcoming children’s camps available and hopes to expand the Music Department to include adult camps also, of which Jamie would love to participate if percussion was taught. Visit http://www.patelconservatory.org for more information!
Closing out today’s program was Ross Glass, Realtor and member of The Griffin Group at Coldwell Banker. Ross, originally from Puerto Rico, shares with us his story of transition from the more low key Puerto Rico to the faster pace economy of the States. Starting out at age 19 in the States as a pool cleaner, he was moved into Real Estate through the guidance of a friend and then learned of the successes and resources available through Christina Griffin and The Griffin Group, joining them in the past year. Ross is an avid cyclist and athlete too and Jamie and he share a great story on Jamie’s youth, which involved a painful collision with a bicycle sparked by a challenge by Jamie’s best friends brother Kevin. The segment goes way off topic from Real Estate but is spirited and fun throughout. Learn more about the Griffin Group and Ross at http://www.thegriffingroup.net or give him a call today at 813-928-1859.