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# 403 Steve Farber Extreme Leadership

January 17, 201482 min
Nell Merlino is Founder, President and CEO of Count Me In for Women’s Economic Independence, the leading national not-for-profit provider of resources for women to grow their micro businesses into million $ enterprises. She is author of “Stepping Out of Line: Lessons for Women Who Want It Their Way in Life, in Love, and at Work,” from Broadway Books, which is available from Amazon.com. Throughout her career, Nell Merlino has been inspiring millions of people to take action. She is the creative force behind Take Our Daughters to Work Day, which moved more than 71 million Americans to participate in a day dedicated to giving girls the opportunity to dream bigger about their future.

Nolan Bushnell, inventor of Pong and founder of Atari, is rightly considered the father of electronic gaming.Bushnell’s career plans gelled while he was attending the University of Utah. At that time, he was learning the basics of computer graphics, while managing an amusement park and playing tournament chess on the side. Fascinated by the combination of computers, images, and fun, Bushnell went on to invent his first computerized video game, “Computer Space,” in 1970. This game, which looked like a prototype of the later “Asteroids,” was unfortunately too complicated and cumbersome for mass production.

Steve Farber is the president of Extreme Leadership, Inc. and founder of The Extreme Leadership Institute, organizations devoted to changing the world through the cultivation and development of Extreme Leaders in business and beyond. Former “Vice President and Official Mouthpiece” (that’s what it said on his business card) of The Tom Peters Company, Farber is a seasoned leadership coach and consultant who has worked with a vast array of public and private organizations in virtually every arena, from the tech sector to financial services, manufacturing, health care, hospitality, entertainment, retail, public education, non-profits, and government.

Andy Abramson - Andy Abramson is the founder of Comunicano, Inc., a 20+ person asymmetrical communications consultancy, geared to providing clients with Senior Advising, Marketing Communications, Corporate Communications and Marketer-In-Residence services to start-ups, companies in transition and established brands with regard to influencer relations, marketing, advertising, public relations, social media, promotion, events and reputation management in the technology, consumer products and business to business markets. In the last 10 years 27 of his agency’s clients have exited, with three IPOs. Some of the acquiring companies include Google, eBay, Yahoo, Nokia, Cisco, IBM, Citrix Online, Computer Associates, Symantec and Logitech.

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