Braving Business: Tales of Entrepreneurial Resilience and Courage in the Face of Adversity

Braving Business: Tales of Entrepreneurial Resilience and Courage in the Face of Adversity

Join host Tal Zlotnitsky, a seasoned serial entrepreneur and founder of six companies, alongside co-host PJ Benoit, a dedicated entrepreneur in his own right, as they delve into candid conversations with leaders and entrepreneurs about confronting and surmounting adversity. Tune in to hear from our distinguished guests as they share their personal stories of resilience and tenacity. Our aim is to inspire, educate, and empower entrepreneurs and leaders, providing them with useful insights on how to chase their dreams and goals even in the face of hardship, while adhering to their core values and leading a life imbued with purpose and significance.

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March 4, 2024 69 mins

In today's episode, we welcome Bill Harper, founder and CEO of BrandBoss and wmHarper Marketing Agencies. Known for his innovative approach to marketing, Bill has propelled brands like CarFax into the national spotlight with his "Strategic storytelling."

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Bill discusses his journey from a passion for sheet metal to becoming a marketing visionary. He shares insights into his career, including memorable campaigns for En...

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Introduction: Joining us on the Braving Business Podcast is Terace Garnier – a multifaceted talent spanning journalism, advocacy, fitness, and entrepreneurship. From her roots as a military child to being Pentagon Correspondent and Fox News reporter, to gracing the title of Ms. International World 2023, Terace's journey is an inspiring narrative of transformation and resilience.

Episode Summary: In this episode, Terace delves into t...

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Introduction: Joining us on the Braving Business Podcast is the renowned Larry Namer, a veteran innovator in entertainment and the architect behind E! Entertainment Television. As President and CEO of Metan Global Entertainment Group, he's a dynamic force in bringing Western media to global audiences, especially in China.

Episode Summary: In this episode, Larry Namer, a giant in the entertainment industry, shares his journey from th...

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Introduction: Today we welcome Todd Crandell, known as The Original Sober Triathlete, to the Braving Business Podcast. A clinician, counselor, and founder of Racing for Recovery, Todd's personal odyssey from addiction to transformation embodies the spirit of true resilience.

Episode Summary: In this episode, Todd shares his remarkable journey from battling substance abuse to becoming an Ironman triathlon competitor. He discusses how...

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Introduction: Today, we're diving into the life of Steve Werner, a man whose resilience in the face of adversity has shaped a career spanning over four decades. From the intense energy of a Bond Trader to the challenges of navigating family business crises and personal battles with addiction, Steve's journey is a testament to the power of never giving up. His creation of 'Hour of Champions' is not just a personal triumph but a beac...

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Introduction: In Episode 7, we delve into the inspiring life of Cara Lockwood Tanamachi, a novelist who paints worlds with words and embodies resilience. With over thirty-five novels to her name, Cara's journey from the heart of Texas to the heights of publishing is a tale of persistence and passion. Beyond her literary success, Cara champions aspiring authors through her company, Edit My Novel, and stands as a beacon of hope and s...

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Alla Bardov brings three decades of corporate expertise to 'Sell Yourself for Success', helping leaders and organizations enhance their sales, productivity, and leadership impact. With a background that spans from door-to-door vacuum sales to executive ranks in a Fortune 500 giant, Alla's diverse experience underscores her belief that selling is an innate part of life and leadership.

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In this episode, All...

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Fred Cary is a powerhouse entrepreneur who has founded over ten companies worth billions of dollars. In the cutthroat world of entrepreneurship and sales, few have carved a path quite like Fred Cary. Fred's journey from his first startup, Boxlot, which was an early competitor to eBay and failed to take off, to a maestro of one successful startup after another, all the way to his current role as CEO of IdeaPros, a compa...

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Season 2, Episode 4: Tal & PJ Speak with Brian Will - Author, Entrepreneur, and City Councilman

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Today's episode features Brian Will, the best-selling author of "The Dropout: Multi-Millionaire" and "NO... The Psychology of Sales and Negotiations." With over 35 years of experience, Brian has navigated the highs and lows of entrepreneurship, from losing everything in a failed business to creating several highly success...

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Season 2 episode 3

Larry Kasanoff - Film Producer, Author, and Chairman of Threshold Entertainment

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Today's episode features Larry Kasanoff, the film producer behind iconic movies like "Platoon" "Dirty Dancing" "Mortal Kombat" "Terminator 2" and "True Lies," and the visionary guiding force of animated projects and theme park rides that have shaped entertainment as we know it.

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Larry takes us through his epic...

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Season 2, Episode 2: A Conversation with Legendary Musician Skip Martin

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  • Guest: Skip Martin, a distinguished Grammy & Emmy Award-winning artist, with a rich history as a lead singer and trumpeter for Kool & the Gang and The Dazz Band.
  • Achievements: Platinum & Gold Records, R&B Song of the Year, six consecutive Top 100 albums, two Top 100 singles, an Honorary Doctorate in Music, and a Presidential Lifet...
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Season 2, Episode 1: Eddie Wilson - Building Empires and the Art of Exiting

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- Guest: Eddie Wilson, renowned Investor, CEO, and National speaker with a remarkable track record in business growth, development, and strategic exits.

- Accolades: Known as the "King of Exits", Eddie has built and exited over 120 businesses, with over $1 billion dollars earned through investments outside the stock market.

- Current Endeavors: Le...

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December 4, 2023 55 mins

RELEASE NOTES: Join Host Tal Zlotnitsky & Co-Host PJ Benoit as they relive some of the best moments of Season 1 and recognize guests for a variety of awards, from most eloquent, funniest, most vulnerable, and most inspiring,

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Episode Show Notes: PJ Benoit: A Symphony of Ventures, Resilience, and BBQSummary:From custom-made jeans to competitive BBQ, PJ Benoit's entrepreneurial spirit is unmatched. Dive into the stories of challenges faced, ventures created, and wisdom earned throughout PJ's dynamic journey in the world of business. Whether bombing on Shark Tank or spinning records as DJ Saucy Loins, PJ's resilience and drive make him an embodiment of wha...

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RELEASE NOTES: Edward Perotti - Crafting Spectacular Experiences and Embracing Authenticity in Event Design.

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Join us for an electrifying episode with Edward Perotti, the event maestro who orchestrates experiences that resonate long after the last guest departs. Recognized by "Good Morning America" as a "celebrity party planner," Edward's flair for the extraordinary has earned him global acclaim. From hotel catering to c...

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November 13, 2023 57 mins

RELEASE NOTES: Jordi Negre - Mastering the Art of Resilient Entrepreneurship and 3D Communication Technologies

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Dive into the entrepreneurial tale of Jordi Negre, who is such a beacon of resilience that he literally has the word resilience tattooed on his arm! As the founder and CEO of Dantex Group, Jordi has revolutionized how companies interact with their clients and employees using cutting-edge 3D environments and data...

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RELEASE NOTES: Pete Moores - Navigating the Entrepreneurial Intersection of Science, Business, and TechnologyIntroductionJoin us on this episode of the Braving Business Podcast as we delve into the journey of Pete Moores. Spanning continents from London to Singapore and North America, Pete’s two-decade-long journey has seen him empower founders to turn visions into million and billion-dollar enterprises at the crossroads of science...

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RELEASE NOTES: Braving Business Podcast - Brandon Pipkin Interview---Episode Overview:In our latest episode of Braving Business, we sit down with the charismatic Brandon Pipkin, a seasoned entrepreneur with a unique blend of experiences. From his two years on a Mormon mission to his transformational journey authoring "21 Questions for 21 Millionaires," Brandon exemplifies persistence, resilience, and the power of a non-linear path....

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Episode Release Notes: Braving Business in Israel In the Aftermath of October 7, 2023. Welcome to a different kind of episode of "Braving Business." The episode where "braving" takes on an outsized meaning, extending beyond the business realm to life, perseverance, and resilience. On October 7, 2023, an unimaginable tragedy unfolded in Israel. A terrorist act orchestrated by Hamas claimed the lives of 1,400 Israelis. This incident,...

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Episode Show Notes: Alan Cohn: From Newsrooms to Non-ProfitsSummary:Join us in this compelling episode with Alan Cohn, a Peabody and Emmy Award-winning journalist turned political figure, entrepreneur, and advocate for Supreme Court reform. His extensive career offers unique perspectives on public service, the media landscape, politics, and now the non-profit sector, making for a rich and diverse conversation. From tales of investi...

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