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How to Be an Inspiring Leader it’s Easy, and the Rewards are Great

Posted by Cliff Locks On April 14, 2021 at 10:06 am

How to Be an Inspiring Leader it’s Easy, and the Rewards are Great

It's been a longstanding idea in business that emotions should be kept out of the workplace. Whatever's going on in your personal life, you leave it at home....Read More

The Questions to Ask Yourself for Extraordinary Goal-Setting

Posted by Cliff Locks On April 7, 2021 at 10:05 am

The Questions to Ask Yourself for Extraordinary Goal-Setting

I can personally attest to its importance in my own professional life. I cannot overstate that it always has been and remains one of the first steps you....Read More

Materials Science: The unsung hero, let’s see how it is impacting your business

Posted by Cliff Locks On March 31, 2021 at 10:02 am

Materials Science: The unsung hero, let’s see how it is impacting your business

Few people recognize the vast implications of materials science. To build today’s smartphone in the 1980s, it would cost about $110 million, require nearly 200 kilowatts of energy,....Read More

The Large Benefits of Spring Cleaning your Thinking Process

Posted by Cliff Locks On March 24, 2021 at 10:00 am

The Large Benefits of Spring Cleaning your Thinking Process

Spring cleaning was a yearly ritual when I was growing up, replacing storm doors with screen doors, washing windows, cleaning out closets. It was the rite of passage....Read More

Three amazingly easy actions to ensure you are clear on the outcomes you’re looking to achieve.

Posted by Cliff Locks On March 17, 2021 at 10:06 am

Three amazingly easy actions to ensure you are clear on the outcomes you’re looking to achieve.

There are huge benefits to improve by 10x your outcomes, and it's super easy. My clients say it's magical how they get unstuck on a goal or issue.....Read More

The Science Behind Personality Tests and now there are DNA Personality Tests

Posted by Cliff Locks On March 10, 2021 at 10:05 am

The Science Behind Personality Tests and now there are DNA Personality Tests

In the documentary Persona: The Dark Truth Behind Personality Tests, the discriminatory nature of a widely used tool is put under the microscope https://www.theguardian.com/tv-and-radio/2021/mar/03/they-become-dangerous-tools-the-dark-side-of-personality-tests

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Create Your Own Personal User Manual And Share It With Your Team

Posted by Cliff Locks On March 3, 2021 at 10:05 am

Create Your Own Personal User Manual And Share It With Your Team

A Personal User Manual helps others understand your history, leadership, and communication style, which helps your team and stakeholders to learn more about the real you; plus, you....Read More

Making the most of our now with your vision for the team’s bright future

Posted by Cliff Locks On February 24, 2021 at 10:04 am

Making the most of our now with your vision for the team’s bright future

We felt like we could reach out and touch the stars.

A few years ago, my family and I went stargazing in a remote location. Without city lights to obscure our....Read More

Believe to Achieve – Why it’s critical in these times for leaders to train others to lead

Posted by Cliff Locks On February 17, 2021 at 10:04 am

Believe to Achieve – Why it’s critical in these times for leaders to train others to lead

Come gather ’round people

Wherever you roam …

       - Bob Dylan, The Times They Are A-Changin’

For organizations today, the times they are a-changin’ — and to make it ashore, we....Read More

How to be agile, adaptable, and resilient, you will not only survive—but thrive.

Posted by Cliff Locks On February 10, 2021 at 10:06 am

How to be agile, adaptable, and resilient, you will not only survive—but thrive.

[caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="300"]Thrive Contributor: Gary Burnison, Korn Ferry CEO and Cliff Locks, Investment....Read More

The entire social media marketing market will vanish, hard to believe as Google’s ad campaign revenue totaled $135 billion, while Facebook’s reached nearly $70 billion. Taken together, this is roughly 35% of all global advertising expenditures.

Posted by Cliff Locks On February 3, 2021 at 10:07 am

The entire social media marketing market will vanish, hard to believe as Google’s ad campaign revenue totaled $135 billion, while Facebook’s reached nearly $70 billion. Taken together, this is roughly 35% of all global advertising expenditures.

Today, just a few decades after the arrival of the internet, Google and Facebook together command more advertising dollars than all print media on the planet. Read More

Building a Better Board/CEO Partnership: How Boards Can Find the Right Balance

Posted by Cliff Locks On January 27, 2021 at 10:08 am

Building a Better Board/CEO Partnership: How Boards Can Find the Right Balance

The COVID-19 health crisis and accompanying business disruption require boards and CEOs to chart a near-term response and develop a longer-term strategy for....Read More

Getting you up to speed for exponential change – Think BIG!

Posted by Cliff Locks On January 20, 2021 at 10:06 am

Getting you up to speed for exponential change – Think BIG!

Highly successful people practice exponential thinking and you can too. Exponential business models aren’t designed to create a better company or product. They’re used to create a vastly different company....Read More

What’s coming in retail is astounding, a transformation of shopping on every dimension

Posted by Cliff Locks On January 13, 2021 at 10:06 am

What’s coming in retail is astounding, a transformation of shopping on every dimension

AI and broadband were already eating retail for breakfast. In the first half of 2019, we saw 19 retailer bankruptcies. And with the COVID-19....Read More

A New Year’s resolution to help your team to flourish

Posted by Cliff Locks On January 6, 2021 at 10:05 am

A New Year’s resolution to help your team to flourish

The ripple of empathetic leadership that spread across organizations last year needs to become a tidal wave in 2021.

Our mantra for the New Year—whether we lead a team of 5,....Read More

The robots are coming! Managers should work to incorporate skills training for the vibrancy of our organization

Posted by Cliff Locks On December 30, 2020 at 10:45 am

The robots are coming! Managers should work to incorporate skills training for the vibrancy of our organization

The robots are coming! On our sidewalks, in our skies, in our every store… Over the next decade, robots will enter the mainstream of retail. And the numbers back it....Read More

Resiliency – It’s about being the light for others and letting others be the light for us.

Posted by Cliff Locks On December 23, 2020 at 10:05 am

Resiliency – It’s about being the light for others and letting others be the light for us.

“It’s beginning to look a lot unlike Christmas and Hanukkah…”

 

[caption id="attachment_1906" align="aligncenter" width="300"]Resilience Contributor: Gary Burnison, Korn Ferry CEO[/caption]

 

This year, we might....Read More

Recalibrating everything from our emotions to our expectations – we are winners!

Posted by Cliff Locks On December 16, 2020 at 10:10 am

Recalibrating everything from our emotions to our expectations – we are winners!

All of my children are hoping for something right now. For my youngest, it’s about getting into a “good” college (whatever that means). My college-age daughter’s hopes are for a....Read More

Exponential growth is happening all around us, but it can be hard to see.

Posted by Cliff Locks On December 9, 2020 at 10:12 am

Exponential growth is happening all around us, but it can be hard to see.

Given the restrictions of our linear thinking minds, it’s difficult for us to grasp how something that starts off deceptively small can…

Car Ownership is Changing

In 2018, for the sixth straight year, Los Angeles earned the dubious honor of being the most gridlocked metropolis in the world, where the average driver spends 2.5 working....Read More

Multiplying Human Capital through the Power of Connectivity

Posted by Cliff Locks On November 27, 2019 at 10:36 am

Multiplying Human Capital through the Power of Connectivity

We are about to massively increase the amount of Human Genius on planet Earth in....Read More

Hyperconnectivity and its Benefits

Posted by Cliff Locks On November 20, 2019 at 10:26 am

Hyperconnectivity and its Benefits

We’re about to connect 8 billion people on the planet, everywhere, all the time, at....Read More

Future of Virtual Reality moving from deceptive to disruptive

Posted by Cliff Locks On November 13, 2019 at 10:30 am

Future of Virtual Reality moving from deceptive to disruptive

In 2016, venture investments in VR exceeded US$800 million, while AR and MR received a total....Read More

Exponential Disruption and Its Future Impact On You

Posted by Cliff Locks On November 6, 2019 at 10:27 am

Exponential Disruption and Its Future Impact On You

The average American meal travels 1,500-2,500 miles to get to your plate.

Let’s get you educated on the Sensors Explosion & the Rise of IoT

“Hey Google, how’s my health this morning?”

“One moment,” says your....Read More

Let’s get you educated on the software infrastructure in computing and the impact on your business

Posted by Cliff Locks On October 23, 2019 at 10:06 am

Let’s get you educated on the software infrastructure in computing and the impact on your business

The AR Cloud

As AR hardware advances within its deceptive growth phase, the business opportunity....Read More

How Augmented Reality (AR) will change your industry

Posted by Cliff Locks On October 16, 2019 at 10:06 am

How Augmented Reality (AR) will change your industry

Augmented Reality (AR) has already exceeded over 2,000 AR apps on over 1.4 billion active iOS devices. Even if on....Read More

The Future is Faster Than You Think

Posted by Cliff Locks On October 9, 2019 at 10:04 am

The Future is Faster Than You Think

3D printing is about to transform manufacturing as we know it, decimating waste, multiplying speed to market, and harnessing never-before-used....Read More

How AR, AI, Sensors & Blockchain are Merging Into Web 3.0

Posted by Cliff Locks On September 18, 2019 at 10:31 am

How AR, AI, Sensors & Blockchain are Merging Into Web 3.0

How each of us sees the world is about to change dramatically…

For all of....Read More

Emerging Augmented Reality (AR) technologies are driving increased demand for innovations, 5G will provide the key to unlocking AR’s potential

Posted by Cliff Locks On September 11, 2019 at 10:05 am

Emerging Augmented Reality (AR) technologies are driving increased demand for innovations, 5G will provide the key to unlocking AR’s potential

Today, adults in the U.S. spend over nine hours a day looking at screens. That counts for more....Read More

Augmented Reality is about to add a digital intelligence layer

Posted by Cliff Locks On September 4, 2019 at 10:03 am

Augmented Reality is about to add a digital intelligence layer

Augmented Reality is about to add a digital intelligence layer to our every surrounding, transforming retail, manufacturing, education, tourism, real....Read More

Smart Technology and Integration, How It’s Changing Our Lives

Posted by Cliff Locks On August 28, 2019 at 10:15 am

Smart Technology and Integration, How It’s Changing Our Lives

Each week alone, an estimated 1.3 million people move into cities, driving urbanization on an unstoppable scale. 

By 2040, about two-thirds of the world’s population....Read More

Imagine making fuel, plastics, and concrete out of thin air.

Posted by Cliff Locks On August 22, 2019 at 10:04 am

Imagine making fuel, plastics, and concrete out of thin air.

That’s the promise of Direct Air Capture (DAC), a technology that fundamentally disrupts our contemporary....Read More

AI-crowdsourcing platforms emerge, creating the next $100 billion corporations

Posted by Cliff Locks On August 15, 2019 at 11:01 am

AI-crowdsourcing platforms emerge, creating the next $100 billion corporations

The Challenge – Protein Folding and how AI-crowdsourcing solved this Biotech challenge.

The machinery of biology is built from proteins, and a protein’s shape defines....Read More

20 Questions About Boards

Posted by Cliff Locks On August 7, 2019 at 10:03 am

20 Questions About Boards

I've been asked to share my Board Document. Always feel free to reach out or refer me to your colleagues, for a Board of Directors or strategic....Read More

Delivering an amazing life breakthrough in your intelligence

Posted by Cliff Locks On July 31, 2019 at 10:04 am

Delivering an amazing life breakthrough in your intelligence

In the coming decade, we may soon begin connecting our brains to an AI.

Elon Musk’s company Neuralink just announced groundbreaking progress on its....Read More

Continuing Education is a Priority for the Executive Suite and Board Members

Posted by Cliff Locks On July 24, 2019 at 10:06 am

Continuing Education is a Priority for the Executive Suite and Board Members

How 'Boards That Learn' Elevate Themselves and the Organizations They Serve.

Qualified is no longer a destination, but more so a continuous journey. There was....Read More

Forging a >50% renewable electric economy by 2030 is your company ready?

Posted by Cliff Locks On July 10, 2019 at 10:16 am

Forging a >50% renewable electric economy by 2030 is your company ready?

By 2030, more than 50 percent of the U.S. economy will run on electricity derived from renewables. What are the implications as we shift the U.S. and global....Read More

Start to Ask WHO, not HOW for Successful Project Implementation

Posted by Cliff Locks On July 3, 2019 at 10:06 am

Start to Ask WHO, not HOW for Successful Project Implementation

When most entrepreneurs (including me) face a challenge, our first reaction is to ask: how do I solve this problem.”

As an Executive Strategic Coach I teach a powerful management shortcut....Read More

Exponential CHINA – something you can’t ignore and why you should be educated on their tech market and the size of their GDP

Posted by Cliff Locks On June 26, 2019 at 10:04 am

Exponential CHINA – something you can’t ignore and why you should be educated on their tech market and the size of their GDP

President Donald Trump with China's President Xi Jinping during their bilateral meeting at the G20 Summit, Saturday, Dec. 1, 2018 in Buenos Aires,....Read More

Tokenizing the World with Blockchain

Posted by Cliff Locks On June 19, 2019 at 10:05 am

Tokenizing the World with Blockchain

These five ideas convey an overriding truth. In our world of escalating change, the core principles of strategy have not only remained the same; they are....Read More

Future of Real Estate & Construction

Posted by Cliff Locks On June 12, 2019 at 10:06 am

Future of Real Estate & Construction

These five ideas convey an overriding truth. In our world of escalating change, the core principles of strategy have not only remained....Read More

Five year forecast for transportation and energy, each is poised to disrupt major players and birth entirely new business models

Posted by Cliff Locks On June 6, 2019 at 10:04 am

Five year forecast for transportation and energy, each is poised to disrupt major players and birth entirely new business models

On the heels of energy abundance, we are additionally witnessing a new transportation revolution, which sets the stage for a future of seamlessly efficient travel at lower economic....Read More

Concentrate on what’s important – not what’s new

Posted by Cliff Locks On May 22, 2019 at 10:08 am

Concentrate on what’s important – not what’s new

How to thrive in today’s dynamic world.

Our only sustainable competitive advantage is our ability to learn faster than our competitors.

In....Read More

The Future of Entertainment. I think you’ll be surprised!

Posted by Cliff Locks On May 15, 2019 at 10:06 am

The Future of Entertainment. I think you’ll be surprised!

Twenty years ago, entertainment was dominated by a handful of producers and monolithic broadcasters, a near-impossible market to break into. Today, the industry is almost entirely dematerialized, while....Read More

The Future of 3D Printing and How it’s Changing the World

Posted by Cliff Locks On May 1, 2019 at 10:06 am

The Future of 3D Printing and How it’s Changing the World

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XhzaGvJcjR4&utm_campaign=Tech+Blog&utm_source=hs_email&utm_medium=email&utm_content=71289091&_hsenc=p2ANqtz-8tGYwICTB7xX5-PWP2319CN5pmR8qwFmAxOuGwENgGNFp-57r9ks9yhIzk-X7NE2NJIWHIoJTZx2P4ZdRgg2RT99h6W2HEygcEprWSRFTGv8VfzJ8&_hsmi=71289091

3D printing (additive or augmented manufacturing) translates digital files into three-dimensional objects by layering....Read More

A dramatic extension of the human healthspan is just over the horizon

Posted by Cliff Locks On April 24, 2019 at 10:06 am

A dramatic extension of the human healthspan is just over the horizon

Exploring the three R’s of Regenerative Medicine:

Replenish: Stem Cells - The Regenerative Engine of The Body

Replace: Organ Regeneration and Bioprinting

The value of an MBA in today’s business

If so, why?

Should you, your colleagues or your children go to graduate school?

If not, what are your alternatives?

Training and Retooling a Dynamic Workforce Using AR and VR

As I often tell my clients, people generally remember only 10 percent of what we see, 20 percent of what....Read More

Bringing artificial intelligence into your organization

Posted by Cliff Locks On April 3, 2019 at 10:04 am

Bringing artificial intelligence into your organization


The goal is to help you think about the specific benefits of artificial intelligence and the areas you....Read More

Networked Vehicles Will Allow for Automated Megacities

Posted by Cliff Locks On March 27, 2019 at 10:08 am

Networked Vehicles Will Allow for Automated Megacities

Tomorrow’s cities are reshaping almost every industry imaginable, and birthing those we’ve never heard of.

Riding an explosion....Read More

Smart Cities that Interact with Your Big Data

Posted by Cliff Locks On March 20, 2019 at 10:06 am

Smart Cities that Interact with Your Big Data

Each week alone, an estimated 1.3 million people move into cities, driving urbanization on an unstoppable scale.

By 2040, about two-thirds of the world’s....Read More

Next Data-Driven Healthtech Revolution System

Posted by Cliff Locks On February 27, 2019 at 10:08 am

Next Data-Driven Healthtech Revolution System

Increasing your healthspan (i.e. making 100 years old the new 60) will depend to a large degree on artificial intelligence.

AI Augments Healthcare and Longevity

When it comes to the future of healthcare, perhaps the only technology more powerful than CRISPR is Artificial....Read More

DO YOU HAVE A PERSONAL BRAND?

Posted by Cliff Locks On February 13, 2019 at 10:04 am

DO YOU HAVE A PERSONAL BRAND?

One of the most discussed topics in the place of work at the moment is personal branding. But then....Read More

The Secret Skills of High Achievers. Yes, You Can Add Them to Fuel Your Success

Posted by Cliff Locks On January 30, 2019 at 10:06 am

The Secret Skills of High Achievers. Yes, You Can Add Them to Fuel Your Success

If you’re like me, you know leaders who exemplify achievement. Perhaps you’re one....Read More

How to combine easy to create Crowd Solution with AI to acheive superhuman performance levels

Posted by Cliff Locks On January 24, 2019 at 11:45 am

How to combine easy to create Crowd Solution with AI to acheive superhuman performance levels

AI and the Crowd: A Collaboration

This article will provide you live examples of AI and the Crowd, creating an effective collaboration. We start with....Read More

The Responsibilities Being At The Executive Conference Table

Posted by Cliff Locks On January 16, 2019 at 10:13 am

The Responsibilities Being At The Executive Conference Table

Most of us are made men and women; what exactly do you mean by that? Well it means we are now senior executives, we have been recognized by both our....Read More

The Future of Work in the Age of Web 3.0

Posted by Cliff Locks On January 9, 2019 at 10:20 am

The Future of Work in the Age of Web 3.0

What is the future of work?

Is our future one of ‘technological socialism’ (where technology is taking care of our needs)?

Or....Read More

The Future of Blockchain… in a Digital Age

Posted by Cliff Locks On December 26, 2018 at 10:04 am

The Future of Blockchain… in a Digital Age

Governments are one of the last strongholds of an undigitized, linear sector of humanity, and they are falling behind fast.

Apart from their struggle to keep up with private sector digitization,....Read More

Web 3.0 is Transforming Media & Retail

Posted by Cliff Locks On December 12, 2018 at 10:05 am

Web 3.0 is Transforming Media & Retail

Converging exponential technologies will transform media, advertising and the retail world. The world we see, through our digitally enhanced eyes, will multiply and explode with intelligence, personalization and brilliance. This is....Read More

Web 3.0 is coming, let’s get you ready for it

Posted by Cliff Locks On December 5, 2018 at 10:05 am

Web 3.0 is coming, let’s get you ready for it

The boundaries between digital and physical space are disappearing at a breakneck pace. What was once static and boring is becoming dynamic and magical.

For all of human history, looking at....Read More

Staying in touch with family and friends for Thanksgiving in 2028 is going to be more immersive.

Posted by Cliff Locks On November 28, 2018 at 10:06 am

Staying in touch with family and friends for Thanksgiving in 2028 is going to be more immersive.

I hope you had a very pleasant Thanksgiving with your family. Yes, it was very enjoyable with our growing family (NY, CT and MD) getting together for a wonderful meal....Read More

What does the future look like, with Sensors, IoT, AI, Blockchain and Connectivity.

Posted by Cliff Locks On November 21, 2018 at 10:05 am

What does the future look like, with Sensors, IoT, AI, Blockchain and Connectivity.

We profit from it, we fear it, and we find it impossibly hard to quantify… risk.

While not the sexiest of industries, insurance can be a life-saving protector, pooling everyone’s premiums to safeguard....Read More

Breakthrough Opens Door To $100 Ultrasound Machine

Posted by Cliff Locks On November 7, 2018 at 10:08 am

Breakthrough Opens Door To $100 Ultrasound Machine

This a big breakthrough in MedTech.

What it is: University of British Columbia engineers recently built a new ultrasound transducer that can lower the cost of ultrasound to under $100. The patent-pending....Read More

Machine Learning Confronts the Elephant in the Room – A visual prank exposes an Achilles’ heel of computer vision systems: Unlike humans, they can’t do a double take.

Posted by Cliff Locks On October 31, 2018 at 10:06 am

Machine Learning Confronts the Elephant in the Room – A visual prank exposes an Achilles’ heel of computer vision systems: Unlike humans, they can’t do a double take.

Score one for the human brain. In a new study, computer scientists found that artificial intelligence systems fail a vision test a child could accomplish with....Read More

New Electric Drone Has Groundbreaking Flight Time

Posted by Cliff Locks On October 24, 2018 at 10:04 am

New Electric Drone Has Groundbreaking Flight Time

Impossible Aerospace has announced the US-1, an unmanned quadcopter that can fly for over 2 hours on a single charge. That's over four times as long as similar battery-powered drones,....Read More

Machines Will Do More Work Than Humans By 2025, Says The WEF

Posted by Cliff Locks On October 17, 2018 at 10:08 am

Machines Will Do More Work Than Humans By 2025, Says The WEF

The World Economic Forum has just released its latest AI job forecast, projecting changes to the job market on a historic scale. While machines currently constitute roughly 29 percent of....Read More

AI – Nvidia researchers develop AI system that generates synthetic scans of brain cancer

Posted by Cliff Locks On October 10, 2018 at 10:03 am

AI – Nvidia researchers develop AI system that generates synthetic scans of brain cancer

A current limitation on the accuracy of machine learning and AI systems is access to training data, particularly in a healthcare setting, where privacy concerns add additional limits. To address....Read More

In 2018 alone, over 22,000 businesses around the world borrowed more than $380 billion from crowdlending services

Posted by Cliff Locks On October 3, 2018 at 10:04 am

In 2018 alone, over 22,000 businesses around the world borrowed more than $380 billion from crowdlending services

In 2018 alone, over 22,000 businesses around the world borrowed more than $380 billion from crowdlending services. Disruptive business models are often powered by alternative financing.

In this blog, we’ll discuss:

  1. Peer-to-peer lending
  2. AI....Read More

How Good Money is Redefining Banking

Posted by Cliff Locks On September 26, 2018 at 10:02 am

How Good Money is Redefining Banking

The CIA estimates over $90 trillion of global value is stored in cash, banknotes, money markets, and bank accounts. In 2018, a mere 8 percent (about $5 trillion) of this $90....Read More

Five Challenges with Today’s Elementary Schools and Five Guiding Principles for Future Education

Posted by Cliff Locks On September 19, 2018 at 10:07 am

Five Challenges with Today’s Elementary Schools and Five Guiding Principles for Future Education

As kids worldwide head back to school, I’d like to share some thoughts on the future of education. Without....Read More

AI Superpowers USA vs. China

Posted by Cliff Locks On at 10:02 am

AI Superpowers USA vs. China

Kai-Fu Lee is one of the most plugged-in AI investors on the planet, heading management of over $2 billion AUM between six funds, and over 300 portfolio companies in the....Read More

How to Speak Well… and Listen Better

Posted by Cliff Locks On September 12, 2018 at 10:05 am

How to Speak Well… and Listen Better

Every one of us knows the importance of being attentive with colleagues, clients, and family members. We must be attentive if we must learn new ideas, listening is also a....Read More

Executive Presence – Casual Friday Conundrum

Posted by Cliff Locks On September 5, 2018 at 10:05 am

Executive Presence – Casual Friday Conundrum

When you look at your CEO or Founder do you think “I will look just as amazing if I had a special stylist.” And if you happen to share the....Read More

LOSE THE VOLUNTEER BLUES

Posted by Cliff Locks On August 29, 2018 at 11:05 am

LOSE THE VOLUNTEER BLUES

Just like most business executives, I am passionate about helping our youths; consequently, I registered to provide STEM learning resources to the Scouting community. Please consider reaching out to your....Read More

Do You Ask Yourself…HOW AM I DOING?

Posted by Cliff Locks On August 22, 2018 at 10:04 am

Do You Ask Yourself…HOW AM I DOING?

As a dad to three children, each has chosen to earn their Master Degrees (Social Work-LSW, Entrepreneurship-MBA, and Mechanical Engineering-MS), they are happy and fully independent, with two weddings within....Read More

Cliff Locks Host Angel Investors Network Podcast with David Hunter, CEO of Star Rapid – A Global Injection Molding Manufacturer Using, Augmented Reality, Predictive Analytics, and We Review the Benefits in Building a Team Learning Culture

Posted by Cliff Locks On August 15, 2018 at 10:06 am

Cliff Locks Host Angel Investors Network Podcast with David Hunter, CEO of Star Rapid – A Global Injection Molding Manufacturer Using, Augmented Reality, Predictive Analytics, and We Review the Benefits in Building a Team Learning Culture

I interview David Hunter, CEO of Star Rapid. David and his team have perfected the design for manufacturing when developing a new product to avoid costs and delays down the....Read More

Cliff Locks Host Angel Investors Network Podcast with Zvi Band is the CEO and Founder Contactually, one of the fastest growing companies on the INC 5000 list, listed at 513; raised $17.8 million in investors’ funds.

Posted by Cliff Locks On August 8, 2018 at 10:05 am

Cliff Locks Host Angel Investors Network Podcast with Zvi Band is the CEO and Founder Contactually, one of the fastest growing companies on the INC 5000 list, listed at 513; raised $17.8 million in investors’ funds.

Contactually is a leader in business software, Zvi, and his team early on recognized software is something, people are forced to use, not enjoy using. This is a challenge. Zvi....Read More

Cliff Locks Host Angel Investors Network Podcast with Tony Pompliano, CEO and President of ANEXIO, a company on the Inc 500 list of America’s fastest-growing privately held companies

Posted by Cliff Locks On August 1, 2018 at 10:03 am

Cliff Locks Host Angel Investors Network Podcast with Tony Pompliano, CEO and President of ANEXIO, a company on the Inc 500 list of America’s fastest-growing privately held companies

ANEXIO is transforming the IT industry by building high-performance technology infrastructure to serve the complex computing needs of the world’s most innovative companies. Learn how ANEXIO’s revenues have grown over....Read More

Visionary Analysis – Are You Ready for the Fastest Internet Connection in the World

Posted by Cliff Locks On July 25, 2018 at 10:16 am

Visionary Analysis – Are You Ready for the Fastest Internet Connection in the World

In the next 6 years, 4 billion “New Consumers” are about to be connected to the World Wide Web, at Gigabit connection speeds, at near zero-cost.

 

Read More

RETIREMENT PLANNING: WILL I EVER RETIRE?

Posted by Cliff Locks On July 18, 2018 at 10:04 am

RETIREMENT PLANNING: WILL I EVER RETIRE?

The term retirement is something that really frightens many executives, will I have sufficient money when I'm retired? What will be my daily activities after I retired? This blog will....Read More

Cliff Locks Host Angel Investors Network Podcast with John Bennett of Sunny Days in Homecare – INC 5000 Company

Posted by Cliff Locks On July 11, 2018 at 10:04 am

Cliff Locks Host Angel Investors Network Podcast with John Bennett of Sunny Days in Homecare – INC 5000 Company

I interview John Bennett of Sunny Days in Homecare. John and his team added automation technology to their senior living business, which allowed for seamless execution for his 684 employees.....Read More

IS YOUR BOSS DIFFICULT?

Posted by Cliff Locks On July 2, 2018 at 10:03 am

IS YOUR BOSS DIFFICULT?

Do you happen to be one of those individuals who have to put up with a difficult boss? Almost everyone seems to have complained about their boss during their career.....Read More

NEED MORE TIME IN YOUR DAY?

Posted by Cliff Locks On June 27, 2018 at 10:08 am

NEED MORE TIME IN YOUR DAY?

Are you battling with shortage of time to accomplish all your set targets for the day? Most executives do complain of having to attend to many meetings daily that they have....Read More

FRUSTRATED BY POOR PERFORMERS?

Posted by Cliff Locks On June 20, 2018 at 10:05 am

FRUSTRATED BY POOR PERFORMERS?

Have you been able to make progress in your career to the extent that you now supervise or manage other people? If yes, you will know how tough things can become....Read More

SALARY NEGOTIATION EXPERTISE

Posted by Cliff Locks On June 13, 2018 at 10:04 am

SALARY NEGOTIATION EXPERTISE

In our country today, any discussion about money is a forbidden topic, it generally seems that we are more willing to discuss about our personal lives much more than our....Read More

MONEY MANAGEMENT: ARE YOU MAKING MAJOR MONEY MISTAKES?

Posted by Cliff Locks On June 6, 2018 at 10:06 am

MONEY MANAGEMENT: ARE YOU MAKING MAJOR MONEY MISTAKES?

There are moments that I really wished I have the private services of a chief financial officer (CFO) to take care of things for me. Many executives are preoccupied with....Read More

Cliff Locks joins Angel Investor’s Network as a podcast host.

Posted by Cliff Locks On May 30, 2018 at 10:06 am

Cliff Locks joins Angel Investor’s Network as a podcast host.

I interview Scot Hunsaker CEO of the Ardent Group in St. Louis and author of Heroic Ownership: Build You Team, Plan Your Exit, Create Your Legacy. Podcast Read More
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