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April 2012 Issue
The Mindset of a Giant
by John David Mann
Sean Stephenson, star of the Biography channel television documentary Three-Foot Giant, was born with the genetic disorder osteogenesis imperfecta and expected to die at birth. Despite his extraordinary challenges, the diminutive speaker/author has become a giant in the world of personal development and professional achievement. He has shared the platform with His Holiness Dalai Lama, Stephen R. Covey, and Sir Richard Branson; has worked on Capitol Hill as legislative affairs intern for a U.S. Congressman and in the White House with President Clinton; and has appeared on the Oprah Winfrey Show, Jimmy Kimmel Live!, CNN, and The New York Times. This year he completed his doctorate in clinical hypnotherapy and is a board-certified hypnotherapist. We recently spent a delightful hour on the phone with Sean talking about life, achievement, marriage, and network marketing.

March 2012 Issue
Riveting Talks by Remarkable People
by John David Mann, Josephine Gross Ph.D.
June Cohen is executive producer of TED Media and the creator of the enormously popular online video phenomenon called TEDTalks. TED started in 1984 as a conference bringing together people from three worlds: Technology, Entertainment, and Design. TED's reach is as broad as its mission is concise (mission statement: "spreading ideas"). Today, along with two annual conferences in California and Edinburgh, its offerings include the award-winning TEDTalks video site, the inspiring TEDx programs, and the annual TED Prize. As of mid-2011, TEDTalks have been watched more than 500 million times worldwide.

February 2012 Issue
The Business of Being You
by John David Mann
When it comes to examining women and self-confidence, there is probably no one on the planet more qualified than Jess Weiner. A pioneering leader in the area of self-esteem, Jess travels the world speaking about self-image and self-confidence. She has consulted as a brand strategist for such giants as Wal-Mart, Time Warner Cable, Yale, Harvard, and the Centers for Disease Control, and serves as Global Ambassador for the Dove Movement for Self-Esteem. Her work has been featured on major media outlets including the Oprah show, the Washington Post and New York Times, and in 2010 she was named by Forbes.com as one of the “14 Power Women to Follow on Twitter.” We spoke with Jess about what it takes to be an entrepreneur and about building self-confidence in business.

January 2012 Issue
A Legacy of Hope and Encouragement
by John David Mann
There is perhaps no name more synonymous with the concept of "success" than Zig Ziglar, the self-made best-selling author and motivator of millions. Ziglar's story is the stuff of legend—but the legend we know is only chapter one. With Ziglar Senior having just passed his eighty-fifth birthday, how does Ziglar 2.0 unfold in the years to come? For this story it seemed appropriate, rather than speaking directly with the man himself, to speak instead with his son, Tom Ziglar, CEO of Ziglar, giving us an opportunity to see legacy in action.

June 2011 Issue
Endowed to Succeed
by John David Mann
Dawn Billings is one of the most prolific women leaders of our time. She is founder of several business networking organizations dedicated to helping small business professionals showcase their products and services, including the Heart Link Womens Network and TROVA Business Network; she is author of more than twenty books, including Entitled to Fail, Endowed to Succeed and What Went Wrong with Our Relationship? It Started Out So Good; she is creator of the acclaimed, patent-pending CAPABLES Parent Tool and Child Development System, a parenting system built around a plush toddler toy. With a Masters in clinical psychology and doctoral studies in organizational philosophy, Dawn is also creator of the Primary Colors Personality Test which she uses in training and coaching top executives and organizations to focus on teamwork, communication skills, improving productivity, and retaining top talent.

May 2011 Issue
Follow the Footprints
by Orrin Woodward
Networking Timess former editor-in-chief, John David Mann, is a quintessential serial entrepreneur. He forged a successful musical career, with compositions performed throughout the world. He founded a journal on nutrition and the environment, years ahead of the trend. His endless hours invested created writing mastery, leading to senior editor positions at Upline, Network Marketing Lifestyles, and finally Networking Times.If this werent impressive enough, John also built a multimillion-dollar network marketing organization that topped 100,000 people. In this interview, he reveals how he became a self-taught writer and award-winning author.

April 2011 Issue
The Freedom of Detachment
by Dr. Josephine Gross
Joseph Bismark's journey started rather unconventionally, when at the age of 9 he left home to live in an ashram in the mountains of the Philippines. After becoming an accomplished yogi, bonsai master and martial artist, Joseph encountered a network marketing leader who would become his business partner and mentor. Together with several other partners, they founded a network marketing company that grew into a global conglomerate of businesses, for which Joseph is presently the Managing Director. A philanthropist at heart, he remains a firm believer in spiritual growth acquired through meaningful service to humankind.

June 2010 Issue
A Big Idea about Small Business
by John David Mann
In 2004, while on a trip to rural East Africa, computer programmer Matt Flannery had an idea for a way his friends back home could participate in helping provide tiny capital investment funds to the small-business entrepreneurs he was filming. At the time, it seemed like a wholly impractical idea to many. Yet five years later, by 2009, well over 600,000 individuals had made microloans through the Kiva web site, with a full repayment rate of more than 98 percent, to more than a quarter of a million individual entrepreneurs around the world.

May 2010 Issue
The Promise of Universal Education
by John David Mann
Anya Kamenetz writes about innovation, technology, sustainability and social entrepreneurship as a staff writer for Fast Company. Her first book, Generation Debt, drew national attention by pointing out that today's college students are the first American generation not to do better financially than their parents. Anya's newest book DIY U (Do-It-Yourself University) talks about learner-centered education, encouraging students to forge their own curricula without counting on established institutions to tell them who they are.

March 2010 Issue
Learning Leadership from Cookies
by John David Mann
Selling Girl Scout cookies is how many women get started on their entrepreneurial path, as they learn prospecting, people skills, business ethics and giving back, as well as leadership and community building. Kathy Cloninger, CEO of Girl Scouts of the USA, shared a set of statistics that blew our minds: at any given point in US history over the past half-century, about 10 percent of girls in the population are in the Girl Scouts; yet among the population of women business owners, some 70 percent have been Girl Scouts. When Kathy started at her current post in 2003, she launched a sweeping transformation of the Girl Scout movement, intent on reshaping the venerable institution into a powerful leadership force for the twenty-first century.

February 2010 Issue
Aspire!
by John David Mann
Kevin Hall has had a lifelong fascination with the deeper meaning of words and how they can help us discover our purpose. Kevin is cofounder of the Statue of Responsibility project envisioned by Dr. Viktor Frankl and has been credited with wordsmithing and trademarking the original slogan for the 2002 Olympic Winter Games, Ignite the Fire Within. In his new book
Aspire, Kevin helps people tap into the inherent power of words and how to use them as tools for reaching their highest aspirations.

January 2010 Issue
A Company in Love
by John David Mann
Colleen Barrett likes to say that her qualification for becoming the president of Southwest Airlines was that she was a legal secretary with an Associate's degree. In 1967 she began working for a lawyer named Herb Kelleher in his San Antonio law firm—one of whose clients had started a little airline. After a series of brutal legal battles with a handful of other airlines, the little-engine-that-could airline emerged a bit bruised around the edges—and crystal clear on its purpose: they were going to be the airline that treated people right.

June 2009 Issue
Giving: The Secret of the
Genuinely Rich

by John David Mann
Mark Victor Hansen is cocreator of the
Chicken Soup for the Soul publishing phenomenon, and author of dozens of other popular books, including the #1 New York Times bestseller The One Minute Millionaire. Over the past three years, Mark tracked down the wealthiest child entrepreneurs in North America and presented their stories in his latest book, The Richest Kids in America. The biggest surprise he had was that all these super successful kids love to give.

May 2009 Issue
Escaping the Three Big Money Traps
by John David Mann
What is a banker, award-winning salesperson and corporate trainer with an MBA from Columbia (and a client list that includes Microsoft, Visa and Bank of America) doing as an ordained minister who creates things like an inspirational program for women called Your Beautiful Spirit? If youre Karen Russo, youre just being yourselfand proving that wealthy and Godly is not a contradiction in terms.

April 2009 Issue
An Impossible Dream
by Dr. Josephine Gross
Johan Bruyneel is the winningest team leader in cycling history. In 1998, this former professional cyclist from Belgium looked a struggling rider and cancer survivor straight in the eye and said, Look, if were going to ride the Tour, we might as well win. Johan became the mastermind behind the success of the worlds most celebrated cycling champion, Lance Armstrong, and together they seized a record seven straight Tour de France victories.

March 2009 Issue
Network Marketing Is ...
by John David Mann
Last fall, while the economy took a hit, network marketing corporations posted some of the highest sales figures in their history. As millions of people saw their savings evaporate and stock portfolios disintegrate, network marketers worldwide were quietly taking stock of their businesses, asking, Are we okay? For this issue, we assembled a panel of American thought leaders to give us their thoughts on the state of the profession. The consensus: our current economic woes may well bring about a historic upsurge in the popularity of network marketing.

February 2009 Issue
Leadership at 26,400 Feet
by John David Mann
Chris Warner is a world-class climber and also a successful entrepreneur. His Earth Treks chain of climbing centers serves over 100,000 customers annually. Don Schmincke is a scientist and renegade management specialist whose provocative teachings bring together such diverse disciplines as anthropology, organizational dynamics and genetic evolution. Chris and Don met on an expedition and hit it off immediately, around the question, What does mountain-climbing reveal about genuine leadership?

January 2009 Issue
Patience, Passion and Personal Branding
by John David Mann
Gary Vaynerchuk transformed himself from manager of his dads New Jersey liquor store into a TV personality, cultural phenomenon and the worlds best known social media sommelier. His daily wine-tasting shows on WineLibraryTV.com draw audiences of 80,000 and up. An evangelist for what he calls social business, Gary believes weve slipped into an age where authenticity pays, personal passion equals power, and where, when you build brand equity, anything can happen.

June 2008 Issue
Bringing Consciousness to Work
by Dr. Josephine Gross
Stacey Lawson is a powerful businesswoman and an ardent spiritual seeker. She is cofounder of the Center for Entrepreneurship & Technology at U.C. Berkeley, where she teaches entrepreneurship to young people with an emphasis on conscious business practices and social responsibility. Her vision is to create conscious and enlightened organizations where people are encouraged to fully engage, recognizing work as a part of their awakening process and a path to self-realization.

May 2008 Issue
Embracing the New Midlife
by John David Mann
Marianne Williamson is one of the world's most widely acclaimed chroniclers of the human spirit. In her latest book,
The Age of Miracles, she explores different ways to rethink the new period of life we call midlife. "Sometimes what we appear to have lost is simply something it was time to leave behind," she says. She encourages us to take a stand against the ego's interpretation of age. "It's not that we don't accept the limits of age; it's that we embrace the limitlessness of God."

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