How do we bring about positive change in others? In organizations, communities … in ourselves? These are the questions that Dr. Abdul-Malik Muhammad and his team at Akoben seek to answer. Dr. Muhammad, our guest on this Outperform podcast episode, is the founder of Akoben, an inspiring organization that provides trainings, consulting and keynotes with the goal of transforming individuals, organizations and communities and positively affecting change. Dr. Muhammad has served as a...
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At our recent AP Summit, our VP of Client Services, Sarah Johnson, gave a candid TED talk-style presentation titled, How I manage to manage it all (or not!): Real talk from a working parent. The insights she shared incited frequent head nods, laughter, groans and much applause. Even though her talk centered on how she manages to integrate her work life and her parenting life, what she shared resonated with everyone, regardless of whether they were a parent. In this Outperform episode,...
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On this Outperform podcast episode, we take a deep-dive into what it’s like to go through AP’s Affiliate Academy. Angela Hughes, AP’s Associate Director of Affiliate Training & Quality and Amelia Glynn, our very first Affiliate Academy graduate, share what it’s like to actually go through the program, how to get the most out of it and why someone with account management in the digital marketing world should consider it. Listen to the episode here: If you can’t see the...
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On this Outperform podcast episode, Bob Glazer (AP Founder and Managing Director) chats with Nicole Sahin, CEO of Boston-based Globalization Partners, about what it takes to take your business global. As you’ll hear from Nicole, there’s a LOT that goes in to expanding your business into a new country. You’ll also learn that, when you have the right partners and expertise in place, going global doesn’t have to be as arduous or costly as many companies find it to be. Listen to the...
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What is the Capacity Experience Paradox? Why is it so critical to the success and growth rate of your business? And why is hiring someone who is “experienced” not always the wisest thing to do? These important questions are what AP founder and Managing Director, Bob Glazer and General Manager, Matt Wool, tackle on this special “Truth, Transparency and ‘Tails” episode of Outperform. Listen to the episode here: If you can’t see the embedded player above, you can listen to...
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Naveen Jain is a man who knows no limits. In addition to founding Viome, Naveen is the founder of Moon Express, World Innovation Institute, iNome, TalentWise, Intelius, and Infospace. He sees beyond the current business and technological landscape to create businesses that make a true impact. Naveen is the recipient of Ernst and Young's Entrepreneur of the Year, Silicon India's "Most Admired Serial Entrepreneur," and "Albert Einstein Technology Medal" for his pioneering in technology. Red...
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On this Outperform podcast episode, Bob Glazer, founder and Managing Director of Acceleration Partners, talks about the Entrepreneurial Operating System – what it is, what makes it a valuable system for fast-growing businesses and how AP uses it within our organization. Listen to the episode here: If you can’t see the embedded player above, you can listen to it on iTunes or Stitcher. Show Notes Tune in to this episode to learn: What the Entrepreneurial Operating System...
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On this Outperform podcast episode we chat with Mike Filbey, co-founder of ButcherBox, about how they’ve grown the company to over $30 million in just over two years marrying pay-for-performance with influencer marketing. Listen to the episode here: If you can’t see the embedded player above, you can listen to it on iTunes or Stitcher. Show Notes Tune in to this episode to hear: What ButcherBox is/does The inspiration for this business model ButcherBox’s marketing...
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From growing up with a tribe of Mayan Indians in a remote village in Guatemala to becoming an author of five books, high performance motorcycle racer and TEDx speaker, David Baker’s vast and varied background is one of the things that makes him a sought-after business and marketing consultant. In this Outperform podcast episode, AP founder Robert Glazer talks with David about his fascinating background and some key insights from his newest book, The Business of Expertise: How...
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  Dan Golden is one of the brightest bulbs lighting up the digital marketing industry. As President and Chief Search Artist at Be Found Online (BFO), Dan and his co-founder, Steve Krull, have built BFO into one of the fastest growing full-service digital marketing agencies in the Midwest, optimizing paid and organic media across search, display, social, and mobile platforms for their clients. BFO has also been voted one of the best places to work in Chicago. In this Outperform...
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John Ruhlin just might be the best gift-giver in the world. As founder of gifting and logistics company, The Ruhlin Group and author of Giftology, John knows a thing or two about why gifting matters and how, when it’s done right, it’s one of the most effective ways to: Get more referrals Stand out (in a good way) Get a meeting with almost any decision-maker Increase your client and employee retention Win the hearts and minds of your industry influencers and...
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Lack of talent – people with the right skills, experience and know-how to properly manage an affiliate program – is a real issue facing the affiliate marketing industry. On this Outperform episode, Emily Tetto (Director of Talent and Culture) and Angela Hughes, (Associate Director of Affiliate Training and Quality) discuss what Acceleration Partners is doing to help resolve this issue. Listen to the episode here: If you can’t see the embedded player above, you can listen to...
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