Table XI CEO Mark Rickmeier Believes in Power of Failure, Values Learning Through Playing Games, Lives by ‘Busy Is the New Stupid’

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Mark Rickmeier believes it’s better to fail at something extremely difficult than ace something that isn’t challenging. That mindset led him to be the CEO of Table XI, a UX research, design, and software development company based in Chicago. Table XI has helped clients such as Tyson Foods, AccuWeather, Northwestern University, Jimmy Dean, the YMCA and the Journal of the …

CO+HOOTS Founder/CEO Jenny Poon Talks Benefits of Coworking Communities, What Entrepreneurs Need, Finding the Right Partnerships

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Jenny Poon is a highly diverse entrepreneur and the founder/CEO of CO+HOOTS, the largest coworking community in the state of Arizona. CO+HOOTS was ranked the No. 4 coworking space in the nation by Inc.com, and it currently serves as the home to more than 280 entrepreneurs and small businesses. Because of her tremendous success and the rapid growth of CO+HOOTS …

TTI Success Insights’ SVP of Operations Candice Frazer: On Storytelling, How Gratitude Saved Her Life, Honoring People With Feedback

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Candice Frazer is the Senior Vice President of Operations at TTI Success Insights, a local Scottsdale firm that provides assessment-based talent management solutions to organizations on a global scale. As the SVP of Operations, Candice acts as the central hub of communications for all projects, initiatives and results for the organization. Her self-described superpower is “organizing the chaos and embracing …

Appstem Co-Founder/CEO Robert Armstrong: On Relationship with Tesla, Virtual and Augmented Reality, the Future of Technology in Healthcare

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Robert Armstrong is a co-founder and the CEO of Appstem, a leading digital product agency based in San Francisco. Appstem is all about creating informed, human-centered innovations that transform complex business problems into elegant digital solutions. But Appstem hasn’t always been at the top of the digital food chain, so to speak — Robert and the team come from humble …

Hitting the High Notes: American Medical Association’s Todd Unger on Building a Brand in the Digital Age, Theatrical Storytelling in Business, ‘Tagline Todd’

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Todd Unger is the Chief Experience Officer and Senior Vice President of Physician Engagement at the American Medical Association. He’s known as a transformational leader for the digital age, with the classic profile of a “productive disruptor” — and man, he has the résumé to back it up. Before his time at AMA, Todd was the CMO and Chief Digital …

Building Strong Relationships with Tristan Smith of Transamerica + Gretchen Hoffman of Paperwoven Authentically Know and Care About Your People

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This episode of Maximizing Opportunity shines a light on relationships. No, not the romantic kind! Brian and Derek feature several stories and interviews with a focus on being connected with people. A flashback to Brian’s past reveals why the name Todd will impact every Todd he meets, and how he unofficially changed one Todd’s name to Eddie. He then shows his appreciation for the …

Growth and Technology with Matt Weirich + Ani Rangarajan of ReaLync Explore Unseen Horizons with New Tools

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In this episode of ‘Maximizing Opportunity’ Brian Burkhart and Derek Rudel of SquarePlanet talk about maximizing opportunity with technology. They are later joined by Matt and Ani from ReaLync, a real-estate app which is changing the way people are buying and selling space. The episode wouldn’t be complete without a review; in this episode Derek speaks to his experience with Sonos, a …