Michael Parrish DuDell | Millennial Expert | Keynote Speaker | Small Business Author http://www.michaelparrishdudell.com Entrepreneur, Keynote Speaker, Bestselling Author of Shark Tank Jump Start Your Business Sat, 10 Jun 2017 17:10:33 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.8.2 Nightly Business Report: Small Business Matters http://www.michaelparrishdudell.com/nightly-business-report-small-business-matters/ Fri, 26 Sep 2014 16:28:30 +0000 http://www.michaelparrishdudell.com/?p=15445 I’m thrilled to have recently worked with CNBC and Nightly Business Report on a new three-part small business series. Featuring Basecamp, LearnVest, and FDS, I shared my thoughts on what these companies are doing right and where there’s room to grow. Check out the segments below.

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I’m thrilled to have recently worked with CNBC and Nightly Business Report on a new three-part small business series. Featuring Basecamp, LearnVest, and FDS, I shared my thoughts on what these companies are doing right and where there’s room to grow.

Check out the segments below.

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From Investment Banking to Social Entrepreneurship: hellosmile CEO Farhad Attaie Explains http://www.michaelparrishdudell.com/from-investment-banking-to-social-entrepreneurship-hellosmile-ceo-farhad-attaie-explains/ Tue, 16 Sep 2014 12:28:59 +0000 http://www.thenextcrop.com/?p=5089 For some people, the path to career success is crystal clear. But Farhad Attaie is not some people, well at least not anymore. Farhad is the Co-founder and CEO of hellosmile, a health management company that is transforming the delivery of pediatric health services to...

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For some people, the path to career success is crystal clear. But Farhad Attaie is not some people, well at least not anymore.

Farhad is the Co-founder and CEO of hellosmile, a health management company that is transforming the delivery of pediatric health services to underserved communities in New York City. He is also a founding member of Factory and the Co-founder of Do.Live.Love.—a social community driven by the goal of creating a better world.

If Farhad’s bio reads particularly touchy-feely, you may be surprised to learn that the rising entrepreneur began his career at Merrill Lynch Investment Bank with a single, solitary goal: get rich. But after only a few years on the job, he knew it wasn’t the right fit.

In this episode of The Next Crop, Farhad and I discuss:

  • How to build a business that’s built around social change
  • The power of discovering and promoting the “why” behind an idea
  • The evolution of mission-based companies and what it means for consumers
  • How hellosmile is trying to change the pediatric healthcare landscape
  • Which business models are best suited to affect global change
  • How social entrepreneurs can improve their approach and execution
  • The future of healthcare in America for children and adults.

 

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Contently Co-founder and Chief Creative Officer Shane Snow on the Future of Content Marketing http://www.michaelparrishdudell.com/contently-co-founder-and-chief-creative-officer-shane-snow-on-the-future-of-content-marketing/ Tue, 09 Sep 2014 15:17:44 +0000 http://www.thenextcrop.com/?p=5077 When Contently was founded in 2010 there was still some debate as to the value of content marketing. Four years later, the conversation has shifted from should we create content to how could we not? Shane Snow isn’t surprised by the change in tone. Shane...

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When Contently was founded in 2010 there was still some debate as to the value of content marketing. Four years later, the conversation has shifted from should we create content to how could we not? Shane Snow isn’t surprised by the change in tone.

Shane is the co-founder and Chief Creative Officer of Contently—a tech company that provides publishing tools and creative talent for major brands. He’s also an award-winning entrepreneur and journalist whose writing has appeared in Wired MagazineThe New YorkerFast Company, and Advertising Age. Shane has been named one of Details Magazine‘s “Digital Mavericks,” one of Forbes‘s “30 Under 30 Media Innovators,” and a member of LinkedIn’s exclusive Influencer program. His first book Smartcuts comes out today.

In this episode Shane and I discuss:

  • How any person or business can start creating better content
  • The ever-changing content marketing landscape and what that means for creators
  • Why (and how) storytelling is disrupting business as usual
  • The best ways for a brand to honestly and authentically tell their story
  • What studying “hackers throughout history” can teach us about the future
  • The difference between working hard and working smart, and why it matters
  • How native advertising is changing and what you need to know to stay ahead
  • The future of content creation, development, and distribution

 


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Crown Publishing Group Editor Matt Inman on the Rapidly Evolving Publishing Industry http://www.michaelparrishdudell.com/crown-publishing-group-editor-matt-inman-on-the-rapidly-evolving-publishing-industry/ Wed, 03 Sep 2014 14:18:45 +0000 http://www.thenextcrop.com/?p=5068 It’s estimated that some 11,000 new business books are published each year—almost 1,000 every month. And yet still, attracting the attention of a traditional publisher remains inherently challenging. Fear not. Matt Inman may be able to help. Matt is an editor at Crown Publishing Group—an...

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It’s estimated that some 11,000 new business books are published each year—almost 1,000 every month. And yet still, attracting the attention of a traditional publisher remains inherently challenging. Fear not. Matt Inman may be able to help.

Matt is an editor at Crown Publishing Group—an imprint of Penguin Random House. Previously he’s held positions at ABC Sports/ESPN, HarperCollins, and Hyperion. Throughout his career, Matt has acquired and/or edited numerous New York Times best sellers, as well as the winner of the American Library Association’s Alex Award. In other words, the rising young editor knows how to pick ‘em.

In this episode, Matt and I discuss:

  • The evolving publishing world and what it means for budding authors
  • How to better attract the attention of a traditional publisher
  • The rise of self-publishing and what it means for writers (and readers)
  • How to find and retain the right literary agent
  • The role a prospective author’s tribe plays in landing a book deal
  • What type of book advance a first time author can expect
  • Why the roles of publisher and investor are more similar than most realize
  • How traditional publishers are staying relevant in a rapidly changing industry


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Break Free From a Career (and Life) Rut: Entrepreneur and Writer Amber Rae Reveals How http://www.michaelparrishdudell.com/break-free-from-a-career-and-life-rut-entrepreneur-and-writer-amber-rae-reveals-how/ Tue, 26 Aug 2014 14:10:46 +0000 http://www.thenextcrop.com/?p=5053 In an age where “follow your passion” has become cliché, finding or creating genuinely meaningful work can be a daunting task. But Amber Rae doesn’t think it has to be. In fact, the writer and entrepreneur is working hard to make this elusive chore not...

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In an age where “follow your passion” has become cliché, finding or creating genuinely meaningful work can be a daunting task. But Amber Rae doesn’t think it has to be. In fact, the writer and entrepreneur is working hard to make this elusive chore not only tangible but a seamless part of everyday living.

As a writer, speaker, and entrepreneur, Amber has collaborated with brands like Apple, Photojojo, The Unreasonable Institute and The Future Project. She’s also launched her own ventures, including New York Nightowls, The Bold Academy, The Passion Experiment and The Alive Tribe. While Amber’s projects might range in size and complexity, her mission remains consistent: empower creatives to discover and cultivate their most inspired and authentic work.

In this episode, Amber and I discuss:

  • How to push beyond the comfort zone and ask more productive questions
  • Three things anyone can do to break free of a career and life rut
  • The value of taking action and why it’s actually easier than it might seem
  • How to utilize an audience to create more compelling, dynamic work
  • Why manufacturing inspiration isn’t always a bad thing
  • The process beyond creativity
  • Why community might be the greatest contributor to innovation
  • The role of inspiration and empowerment in the life of a creative person

 

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Internationally-Recognized Crowdfunding Expert Clay Hebert Wants to Help You Raise Big Bucks http://www.michaelparrishdudell.com/internationally-recognized-crowdfunding-expert-clay-hebert-wants-to-help-you-raise-big-bucks/ Tue, 19 Aug 2014 14:58:39 +0000 http://www.thenextcrop.com/?p=5046 From technology to potato salad, crowdfunding has become a multibillion-dollar industry. This relatively new practice of raising small amounts of money from a large group of consumers is reinventing the way entrepreneurs raise capital—and Clay Hebert would like to help you cash in on the...

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From technology to potato salad, crowdfunding has become a multibillion-dollar industry. This relatively new practice of raising small amounts of money from a large group of consumers is reinventing the way entrepreneurs raise capital—and Clay Hebert would like to help you cash in on the opportunity.

Clay is an internationally acclaimed marketing strategist, keynote speaker, and the founder and CEO of CrowdfundingHacks, where he helps entrepreneurs fund their projects. Thus far, he’s helped over 50 founders raise over $5 million on popular crowdfunding platforms like Kickstarter and Indiegogo.

In this episode Clay and I discuss:

• The difference between crowdfunding and crowdsourcing
• How to decide which type of crowdfunding (rewards-based versus equity-based) to utilize
• The best way to structure a rewards package and why most people get it wrong
• How to most effectively market a crowdfunding project
• The value of hyper-targeting and where to find your most loyal consumers
• How to set the ideal fundraising goal based on need and opportunity
• The future of crowdfunding and how it will transform the fundraising process
• Why crowdfunding may just be the most interesting store on the internet
 

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Former Congressional Candidate Turned Entrepreneur Nomiki Konst on the Future of Politics and Business http://www.michaelparrishdudell.com/former-congressional-candidate-turned-entrepreneur-nomiki-konst-on-the-future-of-politics-and-business/ Tue, 12 Aug 2014 14:01:27 +0000 http://www.thenextcrop.com/?p=5032 Like many entrepreneurs, Nomiki Konst’s background may not seem particularly linear on paper. From interning during Hillary Clinton’s 2000 Senatorial run and fundraising for the Obama campaign to founding the nonprofit organization Alliance Hollywood, Nomiki has managed to straddle the complicated and often misunderstood worlds of business...

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Like many entrepreneurs, Nomiki Konst’s background may not seem particularly linear on paper. From interning during Hillary Clinton’s 2000 Senatorial run and fundraising for the Obama campaign to founding the nonprofit organization Alliance Hollywood, Nomiki has managed to straddle the complicated and often misunderstood worlds of business and politics. In 2012, at only 28-years-old, she ran for House of Representatives in her hometown of Tucson, Arizona.

Today, Nomiki is the Co-founder and Executive Director of The Accountability Project—a nonprofit that investigates misconduct in politics and the private sector.

In this episode, Nomiki and I discuss:

  • Simple ways to dramatically boost your impact
  • Specific challenges facing women in politics and business
  • The changing political landscape and how it affects Millennials
  • How young people can leverage their youth to have an even greater impact
  • The future of American politics and why it may be fixable after all
  • Why accountability will become even more crucial to the success of the political and business landscape
  • The rise of the Independent Party and what that means for Democrats and Republicans
  • How venture capital plays a major role in the advancement of female entrepreneurs

 

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Bestselling Business Author Al Pittampalli Offers a Controversial Approach to Meetings and Persuadability http://www.michaelparrishdudell.com/bestselling-business-author-al-pittampalli-offers-a-controversial-approach-to-meetings-and-persuadability/ Tue, 05 Aug 2014 14:08:43 +0000 http://www.thenextcrop.com/?p=5022 Al Pittampalli isn’t afraid to question the status quo. His first book Read This Before Our Next Meeting argued that meeting culture in corporate America is broken and offered a new set of rules to reform the failing system. Ranked the most popular kindle book...

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Al Pittampalli isn’t afraid to question the status quo.

His first book Read This Before Our Next Meeting argued that meeting culture in corporate America is broken and offered a new set of rules to reform the failing system. Ranked the most popular kindle book in the world during the week of its release, his forthcoming book tackles the topic of persuadability and will be released by HarperCollins Business in 2015.

In this episode Al and I discuss:

  • The value of being persuadable in a society that champions influence
  • Tips and tactics to become a more persuadable person
  • How media affects our opinions on persuasion
  • The current state of the meeting culture in corporate America
  • How to start having better, more productive meetings
  • How to improve the decision making process from inside an organization
  • The difference between traditional publishing vs. hybrid models
  • How to get published and find success as a business author

 

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Solidoodle Founder and CEO Sam Cervantes Explains How He Bootstrapped a Million Dollar Business http://www.michaelparrishdudell.com/solidoodle-founder-and-ceo-sam-cervantes-explains-how-he-bootstrapped-a-million-dollar-business/ Tue, 29 Jul 2014 13:00:46 +0000 http://www.thenextcrop.com/?p=5012 In 2011, Sam Cervantes set out to achieve an extraordinarily ambitious goal: create the world’s most affordable and easy to use 3D printer. But unlike many tech entrepreneurs who immediately begin looking for investment dollars, Sam decided to bootstrap his business from the ground up....

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In 2011, Sam Cervantes set out to achieve an extraordinarily ambitious goal: create the world’s most affordable and easy to use 3D printer. But unlike many tech entrepreneurs who immediately begin looking for investment dollars, Sam decided to bootstrap his business from the ground up. Today, Solidoodle boasts over 50 employees and millions of dollars in sales.

In this episode, Sam and I discuss:

  • How to bootstrap a million dollar business
  • The most important set of skills for any startup founder
  • The potential and future of 3D technology
  • How to build a profitable business that also aims to have a positive global impact
  • The challenges and benefits of bringing on a co-founder
  • How 3D technology can solve real-world, daily challenges
  • How to walk the line between creative visionary and pragmatic executor 

 

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Serial Entrepreneur and Social Enterprise Advocate Hugh Whalan on How Business Can Change the World http://www.michaelparrishdudell.com/serial-entrepreneur-and-social-enterprise-advocate-hugh-whalan-on-how-business-can-change-the-world/ Tue, 22 Jul 2014 14:39:26 +0000 http://www.thenextcrop.com/?p=4999 By 25-years-old, Hugh Whalan had accomplished something most people only dream of: he’d traveled to over 30 different countries and cultivated a deep passion for social enterprise. Less than a decade later, the serial entrepreneur has started three businesses in Africa focused on delivering energy...

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By 25-years-old, Hugh Whalan had accomplished something most people only dream of: he’d traveled to over 30 different countries and cultivated a deep passion for social enterprise.

Less than a decade later, the serial entrepreneur has started three businesses in Africa focused on delivering energy to some of the poorest consumers on the planet. His last company, Impact Energies, was acquired by a NY based investment firm. Today, he is the CEO of Persistent Energy Ghana.

In this episode, Hugh and I discuss:

  • Which businesses models are more conducive to creating large-scale global impact
  • How travel can change the way an entrepreneur approaches work and life
  • The role of “conscious capitalism” in global business
  • Why destination entrepreneurship is a rapidly growing segment
  • What anyone can do to start a successful business in a foreign country
  • Why understanding one’s target audience is crucial for any entrepreneur
  • The future of sustainability and the fleeting “green movement”
  • How crowdfunding can be used as a tool for good

 

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