Ric's Blog

Achieving Organizational Excellence: Insights from Erica Peitler, Author of Leadership Rigor, on Critical Mass Radio Show

June 23rd, 2017 by Richard (Ric) Franzi, MBA

This week, Erica Peitler, author of Leadership Rigor, was my guest on Critical Mass Radio Show. Leadership Rigor offers innovation in leadership through its breakthrough approaches for transforming the way you lead. And author Erica Peitler says it’s all about “how” you lead to “what” you can achieve as a leader. She joined us to […]

CEO Expertise: Insights from Ed and Danielle Horton of Urban Produce on Critical Mass Radio Show

June 23rd, 2017 by Richard (Ric) Franzi, MBA

This week, Ed and Danielle Horton of Urban Produce were our guests on Critical Mass Radio Show. Urban Produce works to bring fresh produce back to the cities where consumers can buy and eat locally grown products. This also helps create jobs in the community and reduce carbon footprint. Behind the scenes is a family […]

Profiting from the Profound Demographic Shifts Ahead: Insights from Ken Gronbach, Author of Upside, on Critical Mass Radio Show

June 23rd, 2017 by Richard (Ric) Franzi, MBA

This week, Ken Gronbach, demographics expert and author of Upside: Profiting from the Profound Demographic Shifts Ahead, was our guest on Critical Mass Radio Show. Research shows the only real way to forecast the future is to count people. Ken Gronbach says as waves of generations are born and age, we can determine our fortunes […]

Why Doing Good is Good for Business: Insights from Tim Strauch, VP And COO of OneOC and Amy Sfreddo, Philanthropy Publications Director of OCBJ, on Critical Mass Radio Show

June 16th, 2017 by Richard (Ric) Franzi, MBA

This week, Tim Strauch, VP & Chief Operating Officer of OneOC and Amy Sfreddo, Philanthropy Publications Director of Orange County Business Journal, joined us on Critical Mass Radio Show to discuss Civic 50, a national initiative of Points of Light, which is now branching into Orange County. Dubbed Civic 50 Orange County, this is the […]

How to Make Effective Decisions: Insights from Cheryl Einhorn, Author of Problem Solved, on Critical Mass Radio Show

June 10th, 2017 by Richard (Ric) Franzi, MBA

This past week, Cheryl Einhorn, author of Problem Solved, was our guest on Critical Mass Radio Show. Making sound decisions to complex problems can get quite overwhelming. Author Cheryl Einhorn breaks decision making into four steps called “AREA.” Her latest book, Problem Solved, goes over how we can implement the four step method to make […]

CEO Expertise: Insights from Pazit Ben-Ezri, Founder and Owner of LulyBoo, on Critical Mass Radio Show

June 10th, 2017 by Richard (Ric) Franzi, MBA

This past week, Pazit Ben­-Ezri, founder and owner of LulyBoo, was our guest on Critical Mass Radio Show. After struggling to find a solution to her children’s sleeping issues, Pazit, an Orange County mother, rolled up her sleeves to create a line of products for children, which is now hitting major stories such as Babies […]

Change Your Paradigm, Accelerate Value: Insights from Chris Snider, Author of Walking to Destiny, on Critical Mass Radio Show

May 26th, 2017 by Richard (Ric) Franzi, MBA

This past week, Chris Snider, author of Walking to Destiny, was our guest on Critical Mass Radio Show. Chris is changing outcomes for middle market business owners and helping them maximize and unlock trapped wealth, and touches on the importance of exit planning and value acceleration through his latest book. During his time on the […]

Embracing Your Strategic Vision: Insights from Alix Hobbs, President and CEO of Crystal Cove Conservancy, on Critical Mass Radio Show

May 26th, 2017 by Richard (Ric) Franzi, MBA

This past week, Alix Hobbs, President & CEO of Crystal Cove Conservancy, was my guest on Critical Mass Radio Show. As a non­profit, Crystal Cove Conservancy is working to renovate and preserve the Historic District’s unique culture, nature, and resources for future generations. Not only will it be valuable but also educational. During her time […]

Why Experience is the Best Teacher (in Business, and in Life)

May 25th, 2017 by Richard (Ric) Franzi, MBA

  I was reminded this weekend, during a project with my son Joseph, how “experience is truly the best teacher.” My son and daughter-in- law have recently purchased their first home. For those who live in Southern California, you know what an accomplishment that truly is for first-time homeowners. Their home has a few projects […]

Finance for Growth: Insights From Greg Janes, Vice-President/Relationship Manager of Bank of the West, on Critical Mass Radio Show

May 22nd, 2017 by Richard (Ric) Franzi, MBA

Last week, Greg Janes, Vice President and Relationship Manager of Bank of the West, was our guest on Critical Mass Radio Show. As a recognized and respected business cash management and credit advisor, Greg is helping companies better understand how to free up additional cash while leveraging credit for growth, and uses his passion to […]

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