Mario Herger is the CEO, founder and partner of Enterprise Gamification Consultancy LLC, a strategic consulting group focused on gamification, innovation, social business, and “intrapreneurship” in the enterprise.
In this episode of Unlocking Greatness, Charlie spoke with Mario about gamification and how to make your work and life more fun, productive and engaging by applying the concepts we enjoy when we play games. Charlie and Mario define gamification and break down how it’s being used in our lives today in every area from social media to loyalty programs. They spoke about the essence of what a game is, the future of gamification and how games can be used to motivate you to grow.
Ronn Torossian, founder and CEO of 5WPR, one of the most powerful PR firms in New York, is the two-time winner of the PR Executive of the Year award and semifinalist for Ernst & Young's Entrepreneur of the Year. He is the bestselling author of For Immediate Release: Shape Minds, Build Brands, and Deliver Results with Game-Changing Public Relations.
Ronn walks us through his journey from his job at a pizza parlor to CEO of a PR firm and describes the lessons he’s learned along the way. We discuss the power of believing in yourself and establishing “your brand.” We delve into the value of knowing who you are, what you want and what you are willing to sacrifice.
This episode is great for the hungry entrepreneur who wants to take his or her business to the next level.
Sarah Hofstetter is the global CEO of 360i, the premier digital advertising agency.
Sarah has received numerous award including Advertising Agency’s “40 Under 40”. Her company, 360i, is the only ad agency to be named Top 3 agency in Advertising Age’s Agency A-List three years in a row.
Sarah shares her story about how she went from a journalism major to an advertising executive. In just 10 years, she ran PR for a public company, launched her own company and then joined 360i; ultimately becoming its CEO. Now she sets brand strategy for major companies like Kraft Foods, Coca-Cola, HBO, OREO and many more.
In this episode, we discuss Sarah's insights and lessons she learned along the way.
What are the attributes of Great Achievers? Best selling author, speaker, and entrepreneur Cameron C Taylor, has a lot to share on the subject. Two of Taylor’s five books are dedicated to analyzing the lives of great people, like Mahatma Gandhi, Walt Disney, George Washington and Winston Churchill. His popular books “8 Attributes of Great Achievers” and “8 Attributes of Great Achievers II” has been widely distributed. In this episode, Taylor talks about the lives of the great people he has studied, the lessons he has learnt and how he was able to bring those insights into his own life. We discuss the privilege and responsibility of independence, maintaining one’s values even when experiencing failure and how to balance a life of business, family, and philanthropy.
Ethan Zohn is an expert at surviving. In 2002, he placed first in Survivor: Africa, the third season of the reality show, Survivor. In this episode, he shares his strategies for how he was able to win at this highly competitive game. But his real challenge came 6 years later when he was diagnosed with cancer. His open battle with cancer, not once but twice, has inspired thousands, teaching people how to overcome obstacles and how to not only survive, but to thrive, in moments of challenge.
“It’s about the journey, not the destination” is an adage that reminds me of Scot Cohen. Scot, the co-founder of the uber successful Iroquois Capital Fund, started his career with no business education, experience or money. He couldn’t even land a job. All he had was the will to succeed. That desire lead him on a journey in which he launched multiple companies, traveled around the world and stayed a few steps ahead of the competition.
In this episode, we speak about how journaling helped him in tumultuous times, how he calculates risk and manages failure, and how with the right attitude, hard work, humility and a little luck, you can accomplish amazing things.