Mobsters and Meetings on The Backpack Show

Episode Description

Mobsters and Meetings: On this episode of The Backpack Show with Chris Brogan and Kerry O'Shea Gorgone, we'll talk with Jerry Zimmerman & Daniel Foster, and Ashlee Ammons & Kerry Schrader.

We’ll welcome co-authors Jerry Zimmerman and Daniel Foster, and mother/daughter co-founders Kerry Schrader and Ashlee Ammons.

There’s always been a kind of romantic appeal to the dealings of the US mafia. Gangster movies are in no short supply, and they most definitely go far in capturing the attention of millions, but can they teach us about business?

Authors Jerry Zimmerman and Daniel Foster wrote Relentless: The Forensics of Mobsters’ Business Practices to talk about just that, and we’ll shake them down until they squeal. I mean. We’ll ask them to share the best of what they covered in Relentless to see if we can get smarter and richer, too!

Have you ever been to a “mixer” type meeting at an event? Sometimes, people stick little placards on tables and hope that others gather round. There are other methods as well. But few of them really prime a person for the kind of interaction they most hope to have.

Kerry Schrader and her daughter Ashlee Ammons started Mixtroz to solve just that challenge. We’ll talk about conferences, networking, virtual networking, and what it’s like for mother and daughter to work together to make it all happen.