Quiet Innovation: Great Ideas Hiding in Plain Sight.®
By John P. Gavin, CFA: Professional Investor, Serial Entrepreneur, Dirt-Poor as a Kid
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Through a combination of engaging interviews and narrative from the host, John Gavin, a seasoned securities analyst and serial entrepreneur, this podcast showcases innovations right under our noses. The show takes you places you did not expect regarding things you may often see, pass by, and perhaps even take for granted. Quiet Innovation brings them to your attention, leaving great stories that stick with you once you hear about them. With nearly 30 years of professional experience to draw on, John has the perspective to strike the balance you need to stay hopeful, yet realistic. That experience includes having worked as a financial analyst and portfolio manager for well-known investment firms and starting two of his own companies in 2000. Today John enjoys a lifestyle that comes from working hard, living within your means, and picking yourself up and trying again when things don’t go as planned. In addition to having had feature articles written about one of his own great ideas in both the New York Times (twice) and the Wall Street Journal, John has also regularly appeared as a guest analyst on CNBC and has been quoted in a wide array of other media outlets. In his personal life, he also served for 20 years as a volunteer firefighter where he rose to command rank and helped to train the next generation of first responders. Though now retired from active duty, he proudly remains a certified EMT today.
||CleanQI-013: What it Really Takes to Get Money for Your Startup | Angel Investor & Serial Entrepreneur David S. Rose||David S. Rose, Founder and CEO of Gust.com joins me today to discuss raising capital for your startup. Gust is a global collaboration platform for early stage angel investing, connecting hundreds of thousands of entrepreneurs and investors in over 75||7/11/2013||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanQI-012: Prominent Angel Investor, Brian Cohen, First Investor in Pinterest | What Every Angel Investor Wants You to Know||Today I am joined by prominent angel investor, Brian S. Cohen, the first investor in Pinterest, chairman of New York Angels, and the author of “What Every Angel Investor Wants You to Know: An Insider Reveals How To Get Smart Funding For Your Billion-D||6/28/2013||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanQI-011: When Does Depositing A Batch of Checks Become Boring? | Interview with Joe Calloway, Performance Coach||How bored would you be if you had to make the same boring drive to your boring bank every single week to deposit yet another batch of checks that came in? These are checks that keep coming because you are executing so well on turning your great idea i||6/14/2013||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanQI-010: No Serious Entrepreneur Can Afford to Miss This Interview | A High Impact Hour with the “Growth Guy”, Verne Harnish||Today's show is a high-impact conversation with a well-respected thought leader from the world of elite and successful entrepreneurs, Mr. Verne Harnish. In just one hour, Verne gives you some of the most valuable tools and techniques that any entr...||6/6/2013||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanQI-009: Online Freelance Contractors Help You Go Further, Faster | Interview with Matt Cooper, VP of Enterprise for oDesk||No matter how smart, capable, or hard working you are, at some point you are going to need help turning your great idea into reality. In today's show my guest is Matt Cooper, the Vice President of Enterprise for oDesk,||5/23/2013||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanQI-008: Don’t Let Bad Computer Decisions Hurt Your Great Idea | Interview with CEO of an IT Support Firm||No matter where you are with your great idea, at some point you need to figure out your computer infrastructure. Today we have a special guest to help you do that. We’ll talk about where to start, what to think about,||5/9/2013||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanQI-007: Bringing Legitimacy to Your Startup | Starting a Business the Right Way||This episode is about bringing legitimacy to your great idea or startup. Ok, so you have some great ideas, you’ve maybe even considered starting a business or have already done so. But how do others view you and your idea?||4/25/2013||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanQI-006: A Simple Goal Setting Exercise for Turning Your Great Ideas Into Reality.||Today I want to talk to you about something that sounds simple: Your goals. I know, right, duh, of course you have goals. Don’t blow this off – we’re going to go further today. In today’s show I’m going to walk you through an exercise||4/11/2013||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanQI-005: Don’t Be Afraid to Change Course When Your Great Idea Isn’t Going as Expected | My Own Experience with Repositioning the QI Podcast as Inspiration||Today’s show discusses why I am repositioning the Quiet Innovation podcast and what you can learn from it. My analysis of my own business model and the flaws I discovered. Use it as a lesson for other people with great ideas.||3/28/2013||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanQI-000: The Introductory Episode | What to Expect From the Quiet Innovation Podcast||This is the introductory episode of the Quiet Innovation podcast. It explains the core concept of the show which is to help you turn your great ideas into reality. Whether you simply have a great idea bouncing around in your head,||3/15/2013||Free||View in iTunes|
Never wrote a review before... The information given in these podcasts has been soo informative I've got to sing this guys praises! Very knowledgeable. Expert advise and guidance. Above all very motivating! So glad I found this podcast!
Lot's of great information for entrepreneurs and innovators, especially young or new entrepreneurs looking to get started. I like John's practical approach with real-world examples, plus the audio quality is great too. Worth listening to.
Definitely worth the listen!
As someone who has had the opportunity to work with John for the last few years, I was excited to see he is now podcasting. I look forward to future podcasts.