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Growth Through Emerging Markets: Insights from Jeffrey Williamson, Director of the Centers for International Trade Development, on Critical Mass Radio Show

October 20th, 2017 by Richard (Ric) Franzi, MBA

California is growing economically and globally day by day. The Centers for International Trade Development invests in the state’s growth and global competitiveness through industry-­specific education, training, and services to provide and contribute to a skilled and productive workforce. Jeffrey Williamson serves as the Director for CITD and joined us in the studio to share […]

Extending Compassion to Your Community and Your Organization: Insights from 2017 OC Bar Association President Michael Baroni on Critical Mass Radio Show

October 20th, 2017 by Richard (Ric) Franzi, MBA

The Orange County Bar Association not only provides a wide variety of programs for working professionals but also helps to open opportunities. President of the OC Bar Association Michael Baroni dedicates his time to raising awareness for the mental welfare of attorneys and helping them find an outlet for stress. He joined us in the […]

Invest in Long-Term Value: Insights from John Cavalieri, Executive Vice President of PIMCO on Critical Mass Radio Show

September 29th, 2017 by Richard (Ric) Franzi, MBA

With over 45 years of experience and hundreds of offices across the globe, PIMCO is making a name for itself as the world’s premier fixed income investment management organization. The company believes in being prepared, tested, and invested when it comes to investments. Executive Vice President John Cavalieri joined us on Critical Mass to discuss […]

Request, Promise, Followthrough: Insights from Gary Tomlinson, Author of Discovering Execution, on Critical Mass Radio Show

September 29th, 2017 by Richard (Ric) Franzi, MBA

Every action takes execution, and the quality of one’s execution makes all the difference in terms of the outcome. Author of Discovering Execution Gary Tomlinson joined us on Critical Mass to break down the concept of execution as discussed in his latest book, and provide insight as to how we can plan, engage, and implement […]

Capitalizing on Employee Strengths Through Alpha Qualities: Insights from Robert Curtis, CEO of Alpha Quantix, on Critical Mass Radio Show

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

Research shows business success is highly dependent on the success and contributions of the people and is not just a matter of education, training and experience. CEO of Alpha Quantix Robert Curtis and his team is helping businesses be the best they can by providing the analytics and metrics to keep managers focused on their […]

Look Before You Leap: Insights from Stephanie Pottick, Founder of Pottick Law, on Critical Mass Radio Show

September 24th, 2017 by Richard (Ric) Franzi, MBA

Stephanie Pottick is the Founder of Pottick Law. Her practice is built on a “look before you leap” approach to legal services to help minimize risk and exposure. On the show, she shared some legal advice before you need a lawyer. Here are three takeaways from our time with Stephanie Pottick on Critical Mass Radio […]

Integrity for Long-Term Continuity: Insights from Jerome Fink, Co-founder and Managing Partner of the Bascom Group, on Critical Mass Radio Show

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

With over 13.3 billion dollars in multifamily and commercial value­ added transactions, 528 multifamily community transactions and 141, 266 units – Bascom Group protects capital while exceeding client expectations. Co­-founder and Managing Partner Jerome Fink joined us on Critical Mass to share how Bascom operates for long-­term continuity by focusing on integrity. Here are three […]

The Steps to SUCCESS: Insights from James Beran, Author of The Biggest Short Guy, on Critical Mass Radio Show

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

Many life lessons come from our very own parents, mentors, and friends. For Author James Beran, his life lessons came from the greatest business man he knew – his father. In his latest book, The Biggest Short Guy, he talks about how his father had no desires to be powerful yet impacted so many people. […]

From a Passion to a Business: Insights from Mike Price, CEO of Show Fleet, on Critical Mass Radio Show

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

Changing your passion into a business choice can often be a risk many may not be willing to take. But for CEO of Show Fleet, Mike Price, it was a door of opportunity. Show Fleet is a fleet management company that works on the promise of proving excellence and high quality of service. Mike Price […]

The Power of Color: Insights from Laurie Zagon, Founder/Director of Art & Creativity for Healing on Critical Mass Radio Show

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

Art & Creativity for Healing has helped tens of thousands of children and adults process stress, illness, grief, and fear. Whether it be in hospitals or in non-­profit community organizations, Art & Creativity for Healing gives pain a voice and meaning through expressive abstract art and healing. Founder and Director Laurie Zagon joined us on […]

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