Thursday, November 27, 2014

Happy Thanksgiving



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Here in The United States we have a wonderful holiday today. It is called Thanksgiving. American's take a day off, cook a turkey with stuffing and sweet potatoes, and eventually when everything is done cooking, we sit and feast. Pumpkin pie is also a part of this ritual along with Cool Whip or whipped creme depending on your taste.

The entire feast centers around a simply idea; give gratitude for all the year has brought into our lives. After this giant feast is consumed, we start cleaning up, and sit around to watch copious amounts of American Football (not FĂștbol) while falling into a tryptophan induced nap. Or some of us will watch a marathon of the classic TV show The Twilight Zone. Check your local listings.

So, in traditional Thanksgiving Day fashion, I would like to say THANK YOU for so many things:

This year has been a milestone year for my speaking career. Twelve thousand miles in 9 weeks. I was the keynote speaker for the Cancer Treatment Centers of America, The Ultimate Mastermind Summit 2014, ProAssurance, The AESC, Liquidnet, The Dream Business Academy and Medmarc Insurance Group. Lots of flights, and some fun along the way. Since I am a big geek, I love the research for my clients even more than I am excited about the actual speech.

As this year comes to a close, I am pushing forward. Big projects on the horizon and I look forward to sharing every milestone with you in 2015.

A very special thank you to my lovely wife Norma. She is everything from management to support, R&D and of course, my best friend.

And as always, a special thank you to everyone who reads my blog. THANK YOU for your support my friends,









Brad Szollose 
Bridging The Generational Divide: Multigenerational management expert, award-winning author, business consultant and keynote speaker


PS: If you are interested in one of our white papers entitled... 

YES, send me a copy of What Every Business Needs to Know About Millennials!

What Every Business Needs
to Know About Millennials:

Understanding How Technology Transforms Corporate Culture, Generational Behavior, and Impacts Management, Interaction and Expectations 


Email us with your name, title and email address.
Your information is confidential.

Ask me how I can help your company evolve into the 21st Century.


Brad Szollose is the foremost expert on Cross-Generational Issues and Workforce Culture, management consultant and keynote speaker who helps smart companies understand just how much technology has transformed corporate culture, behavior, management interaction, expectations and sales in The Digital Age.



But this is not based on management theory: With a 30 year career as an entrepreneur he knows firsthand what it’s like to grow a company from a simple idea in a coffee shop to an internationally recognized brand.


Brad is a former C-Level Internet Executive who went from entrepreneur to IPO in 3 yrs—co-founding K2 Design, the very first Dot Com Agency to go public on NASDAQ. His company experienced 425% hyper-growth for 5 straight years, expanded from 2 business partners to 4 with 60+ employees and offices worldwide. At its height, K2 was valuated at over $26 million. 

His results only management model (ROWE) was applied to the first wave of young Generation Y workers producing great results—winning K2 the Arthur Andersen NY Enterprise Award for Best Practices in Fostering Innovation.

Brad Szollose is also the *award-winning author of Liquid Leadership: From Woodstock to Wikipedia which explores the subject of new leadership styles – mainly how to get the tech-savvy Generation Y and analog driven Baby Boomers working together. ISBN-13: 978-1608320554

Known for his humorous and thought-provoking presentations, Szollose received the highest testimonial of his career from a C-Level audience member: "I just had my mind blown." Brad’s keynotes and workshops are highly interactive, heart-warming, humorous, and filled with high-content information that challenge assumptions and help leaders and managers create a better work environment for innovation to thrive.

Today, Brad helps businesses close the Digital Divide by understanding it as a Cultural Divide – created by the new tech-savvy worker...and customer. 



* 2011 Axiom Business Book silver medal winner in the leadership

* #1 Amazon Best-Selling Author

"I just had my mind blown..." - A.S., Vistage, New York

Liquid Leadership by Brad Szollose is available at all major bookstores and for Kindle, Nook, iPad and Sony ereaders. Internationally published in India and S. Korea.

Monday, November 17, 2014

Stop Running Your Business Like It's 1969.

Bill Sobel sits down with Brad Szollose for a casual interview




Translation:
Boomers, Things Have Changed
Because People Have Changed.


Brad Szollose is a lot of things: a serial entrepreneur, former C-Level executive of a public company, a business adviser, millennial expert and an award-winning business author. So he knows a few things about which he speaks — and this is what he wants businesses to know:

Flatten your hierarchies, embrace innovation and stop expecting your employees to follow the rules, keep their mouths shut and listen. Those days are over, and they aren't coming back.

The digital age requires a smarter worker. In today’s world, we make very sophisticated stuff that does not conform to simple rules. Responsibility, troubleshooting and decision-making have all moved to the frontline. This requires open-source style communication," he said.

 

Bridging the Generational Chasm


As a web pioneer, Szollose co-founded K2 Design, one of the first online advertising shops and the first dot-com agency to go public on NASDAQ.

You may remember the company: it picked up its first major assignment in March 1994 for Sierra Magazine‘s online edition. In August 1994, it was hired by NetMarket, which claimed to be the first company to conduct a secure transaction on the Internet. It also staged the first IBM versus Kasparov chess match, a landmark event in the then novel world of cybercasting.

Szollose's management model received the Arthur Andersen Enterprise Award for Best Practices for Fostering Innovation.

Szollose is the author of Liquid Leadership: From Woodstock to Wikipedia, which explores the subject of new leadership styles, specifically how to get the tech-savvy Generation Y Millennials and analog driven Baby Boomers working together.

He's also senior managing director of Liquid Leadership Worldwide, which was formed to help companies like Dell and MasterCard gain a better understanding of the ways technology has transformed corporate culture and behavior.

CMSWire caught up with Szollose recently to discuss leadership, creativity and strategies for success in the digital workplace.

Sobel: You started your first business at age 16. Can you tell us about that?
Szollose: Don't be impressed that I started my first business at 16. My father...

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Monday, November 3, 2014

Millennials:
Want to Learn How To Make Millions Doing What You Love To Do?

Take a Lesson from a Baby Boomer: Bruce Buffer, Ring Announcer for The UFC



I remember this conversation clearly. When I was a kid my father pulled me aside and stated loud and clear... 

"Son, you will spend two thirds of your waking life working. So you better figure out what you want to do...and it better be something you love doing." 

I was 10 when he told me this wisdom. So I became an entrepreneur.

Fast forward 40+ years and I am astounded at the caliber of people I get to work with as a keynote speaker and business adviser. One such individual is Bruce Buffer, ring announcer for the UFC.

But how does an announcer create and build a $400 MILLION company? Listen in as Bruce shares with us his impassioned Journey to Success: Let's Get Ready To Rumble...


By the way: #Millennials, if you do not know who Steve McQueen was, here: Steve's Fan Site: http://stevemcqueen.com/


Hope you enjoyed this one...I did.


And as always, thanks for reading,









Brad Szollose 
Bridging The Generational Divide: Multigenerational management expert, award-winning author, business consultant and keynote speaker


PS: If you are interested in one of our white papers entitled... 

YES, send me a copy of What Every Business Needs to Know About Millennials!

What Every Business Needs
to Know About Millennials:

Understanding How Technology Transforms Corporate Culture, Generational Behavior, and Impacts Management, Interaction and Expectations 


Email us with your name, title and email address.
Your information is confidential.

Ask me how I can help your company evolve into the 21st Century.


Brad Szollose is the foremost expert on Cross-Generational Issues and Workforce Culture, management consultant and keynote speaker who helps smart companies understand just how much technology has transformed corporate culture and behavior… and how that impacts management interaction, expectations and sales in The Digital Age.



But this is not based on management theory: With a 30 year career as an entrepreneur he knows firsthand what it’s like to grow a company from a simple idea in a coffee shop to an internationally recognized brand.


Brad is a former C-Level Internet Executive who went from entrepreneur to IPO in 3 yrs—co-founding K2 Design, the very first Dot Com Agency to go public on NASDAQ. His company experienced 425% hyper-growth for 5 straight years, expanded from 2 business partners to 4 with 60+ employees and offices worldwide. At its height, K2 was valuated at over $26 million. 

His results only management model (ROWE) was applied to the first wave of young Generation Y workers producing great results—winning K2 the Arthur Andersen NY Enterprise Award for Best Practices in Fostering Innovation.

Brad Szollose is also the *award-winning author of Liquid Leadership: From Woodstock to Wikipedia which explores the subject of new leadership styles – mainly how to get the tech-savvy Generation Y and analog driven Baby Boomers working together. ISBN-13: 978-1608320554

Known for his humorous and thought-provoking presentations, Szollose received the highest testimonial of his career from a C-Level audience member: "I just had my mind blown." Brad’s keynotes and workshops are highly interactive, heart-warming, humorous, and filled with high-content information that challenge assumptions and help leaders and managers create a better work environment for innovation to thrive.

Today, Brad helps businesses close the Digital Divide by understanding it as a Cultural Divide – created by the new tech-savvy worker...and customer. 



* 2011 Axiom Business Book silver medal winner in the leadership

* #1 Amazon Best-Selling Author

"I just had my mind blown..." - A.S., Vistage, New York

Liquid Leadership by Brad Szollose is available at all major bookstores and for Kindle, Nook, iPad and Sony ereaders. Internationally published in India and S. Korea.