Famous Amos Chocolate Chip Cookie founder, Wally Amos, recounts the origins of how he got into the chocolate chip cookie business – note there is also commentary about the tragic intellectual property lesson when he sold his cookie business in that he could no longer use his name to promote new food products.
Leslie Wexner, founder of The Limited, tells a story from his early years starting out in Columbus Ohio that gets to his point about the key to success is to follow one’s passions.
Nolan Bushnel, founder of Atari, tells how best to start a business over Saturday morning coffee with trusted friends, including an engineering one.
A true story about how in 1981 a serious business school committee considered candidates for induction into the Academy of Distinguished Entrepreneurs debated the definition of who (e.g., what types of people qualify) as being defined as an entrepreneur – unfortunately in this case, they missed an opportunity to classify Jim Henson as one let alone honor him for his legendary edutainment entreprensurship.
Birgitte Rasine talks with Chuck Scott sharing inspirational media thoughts (for producers and consumers) including: the global loss of vision and role of artists; cancerous media; blue-washing vs green-washing, being media savy consumers …
David Walley, cultural historian and biographical author of “No Commercial Potential: The Saga of Frank Zappa” talks with Chuck Scott in this interview about a variety of topics including: what it takes to be a visionary, todays yuppies are 70s doopers, arrogant leaders who surround themselves with mediocre yes men, plus many other tibets about culture, politics, society and much more …
Zuhair Suidan talks about Success as a Consultant and how to make the break from employee to consultant thus go from W2s to 1099s.
Chuck Scott interviews Dr. Janet Kiehl, career dynamics and organizational change expert, who during this interview covers the spectrum of finding meaningful work – not just another job, but work that truly sustains for life and taps the soul. This plus more – enjoy!
Chuck Scott interviews Julie Jansen, author of “I Don’t Know What I Want, But I Know It’s Not This”, talks about how finding gratifying work, how it is important to believe you can work and be happy, and how you don’t have to get everything from your work but if you get a lot that makes a huge difference in your life and with those who love you. This plus more – enjoy!
Chuck Scott interviews Wilder Baker, Chairman of the American Advertising Federation, talks about how advertising relates to marketing, how big companies lose their way, customer focus vs marketing, plus some fascinating historical accounts including one from legendary ad man, David Ogilvy. This plus more – enjoy!
Chuck Scott interviews Paul Jeffery, brand expert and strategy director, where Paul talks about the differences between trade promotion and consumer promotion, then goes on to share the success stories of Eggo Waffles and Sarah Lee.
True story about a dog hit and killed by a car on Route 35 in Ridgefield Connecticut and the strange twists of fate a couple hours later on Main Street with a new puppy.
Chuck Scott interviews Mark Stevens, author of Your Marketing Sucks, and hears why Mark thinks most marketing, well you know, sucks. Mark goes on to advocate how integrated marketing is a myth and that hard core marketing is all about the art and science to growing a business. This plus more – enjoy!
What does marketing mean today and is integrated marketing an oxymoron – classic marketing wisdom discussed via interview with Zuhair Suidan and Chuck Scott.
Customer feedback from Sept CoolTea Blog and Dine Event at Chocopologie along with article in Stamford Advocate business press.
I Like Chocolate – a Song Co-Written* by Frankie Vinci, Multi-Platinum Award Winning Songwriter and Producer
Produced/Arranged and Music Tracks Performed by Frankie Vinci – Multi-Platinum Award Winning Songwriter who has Written/Arranged/Produced and Sung on countless number of National Jingles and TV Themes in the span of his 20 year career in the Advertising business (e.g., Frankie’s CBS Football of the Week TV theme aired for over 12 years and during 5 SuperBowls).
On the morning of 9-11 when the Twin Towers in NYC went down, Mike Jaffe made a life changing decision to go to work late that morning and have breakfast with his young daughter instead of catching the train at his usual time. Arriving a bit late off his normal schedule, Mike was getting out of the subway station just as he witnessed the first plane hit his corner office killing all his coworkers.
Wake-up calls come in many shapes and sizes but this is one worth listening too as Chuck Scott interviews Mike for approx 15 minutes in this audio file that was originally part of CoolTea.com’s GoBoardRoom.com Luncheon program which aired on Sept 11th 2006.
Unwanted phone books, analog spam, and other business pet peeves discussed with radio show host Ann Karrick and her two guests – Prill Boyle and Chuck Scott. Wait to you hear in audio chapter two about Chuck’s idea of giving bad marketing executives virtual whirleys and why is permission marketing so hard.
Fun account of how my dad, Roger Scott, scored his first hole-in-one and the third one in our family.
Imagine calling a Psychiatric Hot Line and getting an answering machine instead of a person – then imagine if that Hot Line was setup by pranksters – listen here and you will get the idea.