On this episode of Business Insanity Talk Radio, we first talk about a little known part of the internet called the Dark Web and whether or not it is useful in business. Then, we’ll introduce you to a series of hacks and cheat codes that can get you to the top of your business! Next, we’ll share some incredible things going on in the Midwest for entrepreneurs. Plus, we’ll discuss what your small business can learn from the success of Pokemon Go. Finally, we’ll talk to the author of a new novel about the craziness of small business.
Segment 1: Karl Volkman has served as partner and Chief Technical Officer at SRV Network Incorporated, a Managed Service Provider (MSP) in Chicago, IL.
1:00 – What is the dark web?
3:15 – How do you access the dark web?
5:45 – What do people search for on the dark web?
6:45 – Should small business owners restrict employee access to the dark web?
8:30 – Does the dark web have any application in business?
Segment 2: Brian Wong is the cofounder and CEO of Kiip, a leading mobile advertising network that uses innovative reward systems–inspired from the world of video games–to redefine how brands connect with consumers. He has been recognized with many awards for his creative and entrepreneurial achievements, including Forbes’ 30 Under 30, Business Insider’s Top 25 Under 25 in Silicon Valley, and Mashable’s Top 5 Entrepreneurs to Watch. He is the author of “Cheat Code Book: Going Off Script to Get More, Go Faster, and Shortcut Your Way to Success”.
15:30 – What is the idea behind Cheat Code Book?
16:45 – Cheat 7: Don’t Ask, Announce.
17:30 – Cheat 16: Know Your Superpower.
18:45 – Cheat 32: Make Boldness Your Genius.
20:00 – Cheat 55: Focus on What Won’t Change.
21:30 – Cheat 60: Build the Character of an Entrepreneur.
23:30 – Be ballsy, be you, be unforgettable.
Segment 3: Tom Walker, president & CEO of Rev1 Ventures has been helping entrepreneurs build great companies for most of his career. He’s formed multiple venture capital funds, founded angel groups, and is an angel investor. Tom is also the author of “The Entrepreneur’s Path: A Handbook for High-Growth Companies”.
31:15 – How does Rev1 Ventures help entrepreneurs build great companies?
33:00 – What is Rev1 Ventures looking for in a concept investment?
34:00 – What is the significance of the Rev1 Fund I?
35:15 – How does Rev1 Ventures help companies acquire customers beyond early adopters?
Segment 4: Ashish Agrawal is Senior Engineering Manager at Mobiliya. With more than a decade of experience building software for mobility, he has led and architected large scale products in telecom, education, augmented reality, and CRM domain for retail and enterprise customers.
40:45 – Why is Augmented Reality no longer a gimmick and getting bigger acceptability in enterprises?
42:00 – How are businesses using Augmented Reality?
43:30 – What lessons should we learn from the success of Pokémon Go?
44:45 – What are the keys to successful Augmented Reality?
45:15 – What is the difference between Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality?
Segment 5: Michael Voss is the co-author of the novel “B.S., Incorporated”. For more than 20 years, he worked as a communications strategist for companies that span industries and impact – from technology startups to Fortune 50 powerhouses.
49:50 – Why write a novel about the craziness in business?
50:30 – What universal truths of small business are weaved into the story?
51:45 – Why call it B.S., Incorporated?