Recently I was asked to be a guest on Robert Lavigne’s show called The Disposable Web – Robert and I have known each other digitally only, for many years, we finally got a chance to sit and chat, I hope you enjoy it. It’s a bit long, and we cover a lot of ground. I share what I think the disposable web is, what it means to me, I’m curious what it means to you. I may offend you, so you have been warned. Oh, and this is a video, not just audio! I do have a face for Radio though : )
This interview is just a few days old, and already we are hearing negative reports about our economies in the Western world, both Canada & USA drove negative numbers in growth in the 1st quarter, which means the second quarter will not be as good as first thought.
The bottomline: the future of business is about people, I do what I do with the purpose of helping you win, you benefit.
Looking into the future doesn’t have to be ominous, it does take some practice learning how to see. What you see and hear on the news or TV isn’t what you need to know, the paradigm shift to embrace the real change taking place is where I encourage you to invest your time. I spend a great deal of time looking ahead at the next 3 – 5 years, looking for the patterns, what people are thinking, and then try to figure out why. Looking back at your business as if you were 5 years out, then working backwards to ensure you reach your desired outcomes. It’s all about you.
A big thank you goes out to Robert, thank you for allowing me to share, and you doing all the hard work to put the video together!
Owen Greaves | The Disposable Web | Podcast Interview
If this video doesn’t work, here is the direct link to YouTube and you can watch it there: Owen Greaves – The Disposable Web – Video Interview
This year, 2012, is a year where we all have great anticipation of special things to happen, hoping life treats us better than it did the year before. I’m no different than you, I’m struggling with much the same issues you are, just differently.
This morning I was asking myself a simple but yet complicated question, I’m going to be 55 this year, and I’m looking ahead at the next 20 years. Should I have them. What do I want to do with what may be the last 20 years I get to live? I mean what meaningful work do I want to pursue and deliver, or execute, better yet ship. How was I going to help you for the next 20 years, should you let me.
You already know how much I love to help people, you already know that I’m passionate about the business community, you should also know that I am concerned for mankind when it comes to technology. But those things don’t mean much, especially when the metal meets the meat.
One of my passions is to bring light to business start-ups in my area, I’m also looking outside of my community area. I haven’t done a good job of this just yet. Public speaking and workshops are cool and fun, but they don’t generate revenue for my clients the way good old fashion PR & Marketing do.
What I mean by that is this, I can show you what’s coming, I can tell you what you might do about it, but no one knows about you, not in the way the Future Of Business will require. You’ve read it, you’ve heard me say it, there are 2.1 Billion people on the Internet and there are another 3 Billion plus coming. How will you be found, how will you be heard, and most importantly, how will you generate revenue?
With that in mind, I’m going to be doing something extra around my workshops and public speaking, and my webhosting business, I’m going to help promote your business, or business idea for you. It’s simple really, I’m going to be doing Podcast interviews of businesses doing something interesting, something great, these interviews will be done via Skype and then released on my Blog with links to your business.
I’m looking for business start-ups to interview, if you know of one, maybe it’s yours, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and lets talk about your business. I want to know some basic information, like what you are doing, how you are doing it, how long has your business been doing business, what’s your vision for your business, how is your business making the world a better place, and most importantly….what’s your businesses story?
Every business wants and needs exposure, qualified exposure, and it is my desire to help you by interviewing you and publishing those interviews all over the Internet.
If you know of an interesting start-up, or you are starting a business of your own, let me know, and let’s talk about a possible interview. So what’s new & exciting? I would love to hear from you.
Good luck in 2012, and thanks for being a part of what I do here at Owengreaves.com
- The Future Of Business – Means Multiple Revenue Streams (owengreaves.com)
- The Future Of Business – Change Is Coming, And Lots Of It. (owengreaves.com)
- The Future Of Business – Fight Off The Mainstream Media & Big Business (owengreaves.com)
- The Future Of Business – Be Useful (owengreaves.com)
- The Future Of Business – Are You A Multipotentialite? (owengreaves.com)
You might remember I wrote about a young lady named Emilie Wapnick, she has been turning the business world on it’s ear lately, and I highly recommend you listen to her before you go any further:
As you just heard, younger generations want more than the older generations are offering, and more importantly, they don’t want to be catagorized and told what they can and can’t do for a living. recently Emilie released a book for those who have more than one passion, and that is probably all of us. Here book is for Multipotentialites, what does that mean, I’ll let her tell you in her own words a little later. But first, I want you to get her book, it’s called “Renaissance Business – Make Your Multipotentiality Your Day Job”.
Taken From Her Website:
Imagine having a business that allows you to focus on many of your interests and use all of your skills on a regular basis.
In Renaissance Business, you’ll learn to use your multipotentiality so that instead of it being an obstacle to income, it becomes fuel for income.
But first, maybe you can relate to this…
My resume reads like it belongs to ten different people.
The famous and very talented Michael Martine had this to say about her and the new book:
“I wasn’t sure I really believed at first that Emilie had figured out a way to help “scanners” create a single business when they have multiple interests and skills. I just didn’t see how she could pull it off. So I was very pleasantly surprised when I read Renaissance Business: the methods she walks you through step-by-step for creating a single business out of the soup of all your varied skills and interests as a scanner or multipotentialite are, in a word, brilliant. She really has cracked the code. I’ve never seen anything like it. If you’ve felt stuck and dismayed because you feel a conflict between your potential and the need to make a reductive decision, you must have this book.”
– Michael Martine | Remarkablogger.com
Renaissance Business is Designed Specifically for the Multi-Passionate Entrepreneur!
So why did I just share all this, well, I want you to buy her book, I want you to experience a Business Of The Future, for you to learn from Emilie, and I want to help her fulfill one of her passions. Sell Books.
Also, I had the opportunity to speak with her on a Skype call and I want to share it with you. The quality is sketchy but you will find what she has to say helpful and interesting. I hope you can carve out some time to listen to this 25 minute chat.
Podcast With Emilie Wapnick – Enjoy!