Brainstormin Online! » Brainstormin' with Billy the Brain!

de Bill Frank

Radio Done Right For The 21st Century

Episodios

Dr. Lei Mao Explains The Chinese Stock Market Crash

por Bill Frank

The world’s second largest economy is showing danger signs. The Shanghai Composite index has fallen by a third in one month’s time.

The declines come despite desperate measures by the Chinese government to prop up stock prices.

More than 1,300 companies — representing about 40 percent of the value of companies on the mainland — have halted trading in an effort to stop the slide.

Between June 2014 and June 2015, the Shanghai Composite index rose by 150 percent. A big reason for the stock market rally was that a lot more people started buying stocks with borrowed money. This practice, known as "trading on margin." Margin trading used to be strictly regulated by the Chinese government, but Chinese authorities have gradually relaxed these requirements over the last five years.

What does this plunge in the Chinese stock market mean for the Chinese and the world economies?

Dr. Lei Mao explains the significance and predicts little contagion to other world economies.

The post Dr. Lei Mao Explains The Chinese Stock Market Crash first appeared on Brainstormin Online! » Brainstormin' with Billy the Brain!.

What Most People Get Wrong About Economics From Freakonomics Co-Author Stephen Dubner

por Bill Frank

Economists view the world differently than you and I, and their perspective often challenges our beliefs.

Some know economics as the “dismal science”. Stephen Dubner is anything but dismal, however. He’s co-written the Freakonomics series of books that make economics fun.

We tackle some of life’s perplexing problems from an economist’s point of view to provoke your thinking.

The post What Most People Get Wrong About Economics From Freakonomics Co-Author Stephen Dubner first appeared on Brainstormin Online! » Brainstormin' with Billy the Brain!.

Barnet Bain Explains The Connection Between Creativity And Emotion

por Bill Frank

Did you know there’s a trait common to all creative people? Whether it’s Steve Jobs, Pablo Picasso, George Lucas, Thomas Edison or Henry Ford, they all share one thing—they’re highly emotional about what they create.
Barnet Bain explores the connection between creativity and emotion and provides different ways to help others re-establish—or reconnect—with their inner creativity.

We discuss the implications of what this means for the individual and society, in general, from his book titled, The Book Of Doing And Being.

The post Barnet Bain Explains The Connection Between Creativity And Emotion first appeared on Brainstormin Online! » Brainstormin' with Billy the Brain!.

Jason Jennings Has The Secret To Creating Urgency In Companies From His Book The High-Speed Company

por Bill Frank

When you think of high-speed, high-impact businesses, you might think of Google, Facebook, Apple or Amazon. These four businesses, however, are the tip of the iceberg.

Jason Jennings believes businesses—including legacy, low-tech ones—can create urgency and growth in a nanosecond culture.

We discuss the implications business, the economy and society in general from his book, The High-Speed Company.

The post Jason Jennings Has The Secret To Creating Urgency In Companies From His Book The High-Speed Company first appeared on Brainstormin Online! » Brainstormin' with Billy the Brain!.

Michael Farkas Makes The Case For Electric Cars & Electric Car Charging

por Bill Frank

Oil and gas prices continue to fall to the some of the lowest levels in decades.

The availability of shale oil and gas available in the United States has lowered our overall dependence on foreign oil and driven prices downwards.

What impact will the falling gasoline prices have on the future of electric cars?

Joining me to discuss this issue is Michael Farkas, CEO of Car Charging Group, Inc.

The post Michael Farkas Makes The Case For Electric Cars & Electric Car Charging first appeared on Brainstormin Online! » Brainstormin' with Billy the Brain!.

Jay Stout Chronicles The 303rd Bomb Group In World War II From His Book Hell’s Angels

por Bill Frank

At the outbreak of World War II, the United States was in no way prepared for war.

And, to defeat Nazi Germany, the Allies had to crush the vaunted Luftwaffe—the most powerful and battle-hardened air force in the world. No invasion of Europe could be fought without air superiority.

The United States was faced with the challenge of turning “amateurs” into an air force to take down the Luftwaffe.

Jay Stout has written the first in-depth examination of America’s most distinguished bomber group—the 303rd Bomb Group flying from Molesworth, England.

His book, Hell’s Angels: The True story Of the 303rd Bomb Group in World War II, chronicles America’s efforts to destroy Nazi Germany’s ability to wage war.

The post Jay Stout Chronicles The 303rd Bomb Group In World War II From His Book Hell’s Angels first appeared on Brainstormin Online! » Brainstormin' with Billy the Brain!.

John Sculley Explains Today’s Business Opportunities From His Book Moonshot!

por Bill Frank

When you think of transformational businesses, you might think of Google, Facebook, Apple or Amazon. These four businesses, however, may be the tip of the iceberg.

John Sculley believes now is the best time ever to build a transformational business. Four digital technologies make launching a revolutionary business possible.

We discuss the implications to entrepreneurs, the economy, the Middle Class and to society in general from his book, Moonshot: Game-Changing Strategies to Build Billion-Dollar Businesses.

The post John Sculley Explains Today’s Business Opportunities From His Book Moonshot! first appeared on Brainstormin Online! » Brainstormin' with Billy the Brain!.

Nuclear Energy’s Future In The US According To Dr. Michaele Brady Raap

por Bill Frank

Nuclear power is the redheaded stepchild in the US Energy puzzle. An abundance of inexpensive oil and gas has put nuclear power on the back burner.

What is nuclear energy’s fate in the US? Is it the missing piece of the clean energy revolution?

Dr. Michaele Brady Raap believes nuclear energy deserves a better fate.

She’s the president of the American Nuclear Society.

The post Nuclear Energy’s Future In The US According To Dr. Michaele Brady Raap first appeared on Brainstormin Online! » Brainstormin' with Billy the Brain!.

Chip Jacobs Warns Of The Impending Environmental Catastrophe In China From His Book The People’s Republic of Chemicals

por Bill Frank

China is, by far, the single biggest emitter of the mainstay greenhouse gas carbon dioxide in human history.

How it earned that dubious distinction is clear. China made the decision to become the world’s manufacturer. Every minute of every day during the mid-2000s Americans purchased about $460,000 dollars worth of Chinese goods.

Growing reports of labor and environmental malpractice surfaced during that same period of time, but American consumers shrugged off these reported violations in favor of cheaper good.

But is society better off because of this? Chip Jacobs argues, No.”

He looks at the environmental catastrophe happening in China and worries we’re rapidly reaching a point of no return in environmental damage.

The post Chip Jacobs Warns Of The Impending Environmental Catastrophe In China From His Book The People’s Republic of Chemicals first appeared on Brainstormin Online! » Brainstormin' with Billy the Brain!.

Owen Shapiro Explains The Future Of Brands And Marketing From His Book Brand Shift

por Bill Frank

In this constantly-connected, 24/7, three-screen world in which we live, there’s incredible pressure being put on traditional brands and brand marketers. We’re seeing decades-old brands—like Radio Shack, Nokia and Pontiac—disappear.

How will brands survive? And, which ones are more likely to survive?

Owen Shapiro is a futurist, market researcher and strategist for some of the world’s biggest brands.

We examine the future of brands and marketing from his latest book Brand Shift.

The post Owen Shapiro Explains The Future Of Brands And Marketing From His Book Brand Shift first appeared on Brainstormin Online! » Brainstormin' with Billy the Brain!.

Bob Dickie Explains Proselytizing A Financial And Spiritual Message Using The Internet

por Bill Frank

Bob Dickie, president of Crown Financial Ministries

The US Economy is emerging from the Great Recession of 2008-2009 after five years of moribund GDP and job growth.

Thousands of US families were devastated by the economic downturn—many of them still recovering their losses.

While it’s impossible to predict these economic disasters, one can be better prepared to weather the consequences with proper financial planning and management.
Bob Dickie runs a company that specializes in training people in sound financial practices according to “God’s financial principles.”

The 35-year old company proselytizes both its financial and spiritual message using the Internet.

We examine how a ministry can take advantage of the Internet to reach a wider audience.

The post Bob Dickie Explains Proselytizing A Financial And Spiritual Message Using The Internet first appeared on Brainstormin Online! » Brainstormin' with Billy the Brain!.

Libby Atwater Examines Perseverance In Her Memoir What Lies Within

por Bill Frank

You may not know it, but there’s an association of personal historians whose profession is to help others write their family history and personal journey.

Libby Atwater is a member of that society.

After years of helping others investigate and write their stories, she’s learned that everyone has a tale to tell and an interesting background. Often times, it simply takes a skilled person, such as herself, to ferret out the good stuff.

Now, she’s turned the microscope on her own life and written Part One of her memoir, What Lies Within.

The post Libby Atwater Examines Perseverance In Her Memoir What Lies Within first appeared on Brainstormin Online! » Brainstormin' with Billy the Brain!.

Paul Oyer Is Schooled On Economic Theory Practiced In Small Businesses From His Book Roadside MBA

por Bill Frank

Here’s a riddle for you. What do you get when you put three economic academics in a car with a GPS system and a mission to interview small business owners?

You get a book—in this case, Roadside MBA: Back Road Lessons For Entrepreneurs, Executive and Small Business Owners.

Co-author Paul Oyer and I explore some of these lessons to see if academics can apply economic theory to small business realities.

The post Paul Oyer Is Schooled On Economic Theory Practiced In Small Businesses From His Book Roadside MBA first appeared on Brainstormin Online! » Brainstormin' with Billy the Brain!.

Ryan Holiday Reveals His Philosophy For Turning Trials Into Triumphs In The Obstacle Is The Way

por Bill Frank

In an age of growing entitlement, you’re going to meet an author who believes we should “suck it up. Do our jobs. Do it right. Nobody is coming to save is. If it’s to be, it’s up to me.” His name is Ryan Holiday.

He’s drawn on the ancient philosophers of Stoicism and applied their principles to modern life in an attempt to show the universal truths of how to overcome obstacles.

We discuss his philosophy and show how you can use it to improve your daily life.

The post Ryan Holiday Reveals His Philosophy For Turning Trials Into Triumphs In The Obstacle Is The Way first appeared on Brainstormin Online! » Brainstormin' with Billy the Brain!.

Adam Bryant Queries 200 CEOs To Discover How To Be Quick And Nimble

por Bill Frank

As the world shifts to more of a knowledge economy, companies that can attract and retain the best and brightest employees will be the winners.

The most highly sought-after executives will be those that can create an environment where employees can grow, contribute, and feel rewarded.
Adam Bryant draws on interviews with more than 200 CEOs to offer business leaders the wisdom and guidance to move their organizations faster, quicker and more nimbly.

The book, Quick and Nimble: Lessons from Leading CEOs on How to Create a Culture of Innovation, taps into the collective wisdom of CEOs like Jeff Weiner of LinkedIn, Tony Hsieh of Zappos, Angie Hicks of Angie’s List and Steve Case formerly of AOL. Adam uses his unprecedented access to the CEOs to map out best practices that other business managers can put into effect.

The post Adam Bryant Queries 200 CEOs To Discover How To Be Quick And Nimble first appeared on Brainstormin Online! » Brainstormin' with Billy the Brain!.

Melissa McCarty Reveals Her Past And Her Career Path In News Girls Don’t Cry

por Bill Frank

Those of us watching the evening news on television expect our reporters to be objective, professional and truthful when it comes to the stories they report.

But few of us stop to consider what goes on inside the head of these reporters we invite into our homes.

Melissa McCarty takes behind the facade that news reporters project on the camera. She brings humanity to the otherwise sterile persona most news people project from her book, News Girls Don't Cry

The post Melissa McCarty Reveals Her Past And Her Career Path In News Girls Don’t Cry first appeared on Brainstormin Online! » Brainstormin' with Billy the Brain!.

Harry Smith Explores Marijuana In America: Colorado Pot Rush For CNBC

por Bill Frank

There’s a new meaning to the slogan, “Mile High City.”

In January 2014, Colorado made history to became the first US state to allow the legal sale of marijuana for recreational use—beginning what many believe will be the next great rush for Colorado’s economy.

CNBC is airing a special titled Marijuana In America: Colorado Pot Rush that will examine all sides of this groundbreaking new law.

Joining me to discuss the opportunities and challenges of the legalized marijuana roll out in Colorado is veteran journalist, Harry Smith.

The post Harry Smith Explores Marijuana In America: Colorado Pot Rush For CNBC first appeared on Brainstormin Online! » Brainstormin' with Billy the Brain!.

Kasey Kirby Explores Free Market Capitalism Through Food Trucks In His Movie, Dog Days

por Bill Frank

Documentary director, Kasey Kirby, visited Santa Barbara, CA for the Santa Barbara International Film Festival where he debuted his latest movie, Dog Days. The documentary examines whether free market capitalism is the best path to prosperity through the lens of two food truck street vendors in Washington, D.C.

The post Kasey Kirby Explores Free Market Capitalism Through Food Trucks In His Movie, Dog Days first appeared on Brainstormin Online! » Brainstormin' with Billy the Brain!.

Joyce Gioia Comments On The Oxford University Study That Predicts 47% Of Job Categories Will Disappear In 20 Years

por Bill Frank

Joyce Gioia, CEO of The Herman Group

A recent Oxford University study argues that jobs are at risk of being automated in 47% of all occupational categories over the next 20 years.

Couple that with the fact that the proportion of American adults participating in the labor force recently hit its lowest level since 1978, and you can see there is an unemployment crisis looming.

How are governments and schools prepared to deal with this looming crisis?

Joining me today to discuss this is Joyce Gioia, one of this country’s most sought-after experts in human relations and employment trends.

The post Joyce Gioia Comments On The Oxford University Study That Predicts 47% Of Job Categories Will Disappear In 20 Years first appeared on Brainstormin Online! » Brainstormin' with Billy the Brain!.

Julia Boorstin Explains Why Twitter’s IPO Is So Highly Anticipated By Wall Street Investors

por Bill Frank

Twitter is set to launch its Initial Public Offering later this week and it’s expected to raise $1 billion—depending on the IPO price. Twitter’s estimated market capitalization is between $17 billion and $20 billion.

Yet, like so many Internet companies before, Twitter makes no money. It generated a $69 million loss on revenue of $254 million for the first 6 months of 2013.

Why, then, is Twitter’s IPO so highly anticipated by Wall Street investors?

Julia Boorstin, CNBC's crack journalist covering media and entertainment is with me to discuss this.

The post Julia Boorstin Explains Why Twitter’s IPO Is So Highly Anticipated By Wall Street Investors first appeared on Brainstormin Online! » Brainstormin' with Billy the Brain!.

Dave Power Explains How Listening To The Voice Of The Consumer Helped Him Build J.D. Power & Associates

por Bill Frank

A lot of attention is paid to excellence and quality among companies today.

When it comes to defining quality in the automotive industry—and, subsequently other industries, Dave Power literally created the standard.

He’s the founder of the J.D. Power Customer Satisfaction award and he joins us today to discuss the voice of the customer and his years as an eyewitness to automotive history.

The post Dave Power Explains How Listening To The Voice Of The Consumer Helped Him Build J.D. Power & Associates first appeared on Brainstormin Online! » Brainstormin' with Billy the Brain!.

Entrepreneur Greg Writer Discusses The JOBS Act And Crowd Funding

por Bill Frank

The Jump-Start Our Business Startups (JOBS) Act is designed to encourage funding of United States small businesses by easing various securities regulations pertaining to acquiring capital—principally crowd funding and the number of shareholders a company may have prior to registering with the Securities and Exchange Commission. President Obama signed it into law in April 2012. Title II of the JOBS Act, concerning crowd funding, passed into law in September 2013.

Crowd funding is hailed as the revival of small business in America and reviled as the next great Ponzi scheme. Designed to help small business—the creators of most new jobs in America—start up more quickly and easily, will it live up to its expectations, or will it become the means by which to bilk unwitting investors?

Joining me to discuss the benefits of the JOBS Act is Greg Writer, the author of Saving America One Crowd @ A Time.

The post Entrepreneur Greg Writer Discusses The JOBS Act And Crowd Funding first appeared on Brainstormin Online! » Brainstormin' with Billy the Brain!.

Bruce Hershensohn Highlights President Obama’s Many Foreign Policy Mistakes

por Bill Frank

So much of our country’s attention has been focused on domestic policy since the Great Recession of 2007-2009 that foreign policy has taken a backseat to the recovery and the implementation of Obamacare.

Yet, it may be foreign policy that defines the success, or failure, of President Obama’s Administration.

The US response to events such as The Arab Spring, the nuclear buildup in Iran, Syria’s repressive regime, US-Russian relations, alleged NSA surveillance of Germany and Great Britain and Sino-American relations will have profound effects on the United States’ relationship with the rest of the world that last long after the memory of the Great Recession has been forgotten.

Bruce Herschensohn joins me to discuss how US foreign policy may be abandoning our allies around the world.

The post Bruce Hershensohn Highlights President Obama’s Many Foreign Policy Mistakes first appeared on Brainstormin Online! » Brainstormin' with Billy the Brain!.

Karrie Movsesian Details How Southern Californians’ Attitudes Towards Money Have Changed Since The Great Recession

por Bill Frank

The Great Recession of 2007-2009 refocused many people’s relationship to money and redefined their financial goals.

It goes without saying that the average person’s attitude towards debt, retirement, investment and living a comfortable lifestyle changed during this period.

But, in what ways have these relationships changed?

Joining me to discuss this is Karrie Movsesian, a financial expert from Merrill Edge. She’ll share with us the exclusive findings of a Merrill Edge report from September 2013 that shows how Southern Californians have changed their attitudes towards money from even as recently as their last survey in the Spring of 2013.

The post Karrie Movsesian Details How Southern Californians’ Attitudes Towards Money Have Changed Since The Great Recession first appeared on Brainstormin Online! » Brainstormin' with Billy the Brain!.

Philip Giroux Presents A Sensitive Way To Address A Difficult Subject From His Book Cash Under The Mattress

por Bill Frank

Philip Giroux shared the common experience of losing both his parents. Being a landscape architect by training and profession didn’t prepare him for this loss. Furthermore, when he went looking for information on the subject, he discovered a dearth of material available. So, he and Sally Lamb decided to write a book to help others avoid the stress and confusion they experienced themselves.

The post Philip Giroux Presents A Sensitive Way To Address A Difficult Subject From His Book Cash Under The Mattress first appeared on Brainstormin Online! » Brainstormin' with Billy the Brain!.

Revolutionizing TV Watching With TVTalk Founder Stuart Crane

por Bill Frank

Some claim TV is dead because of the Internet. Others believe the Internet adds a 3rd Screen viewing experience to television watching—the first two screens are the TV screen and the computer screen.

What TV’s always lacked for couch potatoes has been a way to interact with one’s favorite TV shows and characters. Previously, it’s happened ad hoc around the water cooler at work or out with friends.

Enter Stuart Crane who plans to use technology to unite fan bases worldwide to discuss and interact with their favorite shows.

The post Revolutionizing TV Watching With TVTalk Founder Stuart Crane first appeared on Brainstormin Online! » Brainstormin' with Billy the Brain!.

President Obama Wants Obamacare To Fail, According To Healthcare Expert Sally Pipes

por Bill Frank

Healthcare expert, Sally Pipes, provides The Cure For Obamacare during a candid discussion about the Affordable Care Act. Sally believes President Obama's end game may be for Obamacare to fail so he can push for a single-payer model as seen in Canada, Great Britain and throughout Europe.

The post President Obama Wants Obamacare To Fail, According To Healthcare Expert Sally Pipes first appeared on Brainstormin Online! » Brainstormin' with Billy the Brain!.

Is Ventura The Next California City To Face A Financial Crisis?

por Bill Frank

As Congress struggles to pass a national budget, a similar budgeting nightmare is being played out in Ventura.

In Ventura’s case, a budget has been proposed and approved. The only problem? The budget is pure fiction, according to City Councilmember Neal Andrews.

In this fiscal year, Ventura will run a budget deficit of $1.6 million. The City has run budget deficits for the preceding 4 years ranging from a loss of half a million dollars to a loss of $11.4 million—cumulatively $21.6 million.

Joining me to explain the budget deficit is Bob McCord.

The post Is Ventura The Next California City To Face A Financial Crisis? first appeared on Brainstormin Online! » Brainstormin' with Billy the Brain!.

Talking Mobile Apps With Coach Ron Tunick

por Bill Frank

Coach Ron Tunick, owner of FirstAppTree.com, discusses business applications for mobile Apps and the burgeoning App industry.

The post Talking Mobile Apps With Coach Ron Tunick first appeared on Brainstormin Online! » Brainstormin' with Billy the Brain!.

Michael Farkas Examines The Pros And Cons Of Electric Cars

por Bill Frank

Michael Farkas is the co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of Car Charging Group, Inc.— a company dedicated to a clean, sustainable environment and an economically strong, energy-independent America. We discuss electric cars and his company’s plans to install, manage and maintain car chargers ubiquitously.

The post Michael Farkas Examines The Pros And Cons Of Electric Cars first appeared on Brainstormin Online! » Brainstormin' with Billy the Brain!.

George Gilder Preaches Free Market Capitalism In His Latest Book Knowledge And Power

por Bill Frank

George Gilder is the father of Supply-Side Economics. He’s also the most quoted living author during the Reagan presidency.

He’s now says, “Forget about supply and demand,” he’s got a new theory of capitalism that’s revolutionary. We discuss his latest findings from his book Knowledge And Power.

The post George Gilder Preaches Free Market Capitalism In His Latest Book Knowledge And Power first appeared on Brainstormin Online! » Brainstormin' with Billy the Brain!.

Mike Hais Discusses Millennials’ Impact On Society From His Book Millennial Majority

por Bill Frank

Mike Hais is an authority on engaging Millennials—children born after 1982. We examine the impact this generation is having and will have on society.

The post Mike Hais Discusses Millennials’ Impact On Society From His Book Millennial Majority first appeared on Brainstormin Online! » Brainstormin' with Billy the Brain!.

Peter Godinez, The Xerox Ambassador, Discusses Change And Explains The Xerox Ambassador Role

por Bill Frank

Peter Godinez, the Xerox Ambassador, discusses coping with change in the rapidly evolving business world with me on the Ventura County Nightly Business Report.

The post Peter Godinez, The Xerox Ambassador, Discusses Change And Explains The Xerox Ambassador Role first appeared on Brainstormin Online! » Brainstormin' with Billy the Brain!.

Bob Patison Aims To Bring Lucas Oil’s Business Success To MAV TV

por Bill Frank

Bob Patison is blazing the trail in the highly competitive world of cable TV. He’s president of MAV TV. Donny Caccamise, Tom Spence and I discuss television, advertising, entertainment and MAV TV’s connection to Lucas Oil.

The post Bob Patison Aims To Bring Lucas Oil’s Business Success To MAV TV first appeared on Brainstormin Online! » Brainstormin' with Billy the Brain!.

News Of The City Of Ventura’s Financial Shortfall Rocks The Lyn Fairly & Fabulous Friends Show

por Bill Frank

The depletion of $7.7 million from the City of Ventura's Contingency Fund is one of the most under reported examples of "creative" accounting to mislead Ventura's elected officials and citizens that has come to light. Listen as I lay out the size and scope of the problem on The Lyn Fairly and Fabulous Friends radio show.

The post News Of The City Of Ventura’s Financial Shortfall Rocks The Lyn Fairly & Fabulous Friends Show first appeared on Brainstormin Online! » Brainstormin' with Billy the Brain!.