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Denis Huré Troublemaker at Reward the World

What would it take to keep you in the front of your business sector? For Denis Huré it was his commitment to continuous innovation. But that's not all. He also had a brilliant path to get where he is now: The number 1 digital entertainment rewards platform in the world. That path began in marketing and widened to include becoming an expert in technology. The combination of the two would give Denis a huge advantage over his competition.
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Doug Standley Troublemaker at niolabs

Confidence is rarely lacking in disruptive leaders. Doug Standley of niolabs is no exception. In his years leading teams at Deloitte, he was nicknamed "the scud missile" due to his sharp honesty. During the years from 2004 to 2013, companies were spending tons of money on technologies based on a model of supply economics, not demand economics. In those years, Doug saved a lot of money and created a lot of wealth for a lot of very large companies.
Dr. Keith Arbeitman
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Dr. Keith Arbeitman Troublemaker at Symplbrush

It's so much fun interviewing CEOs who are solving problems we didn't know we had. This interview is about a business sector whose main technological achievement changed very little since approximately 618 AD. The invention by the Chinese was a toothbrush made from the coarse bristles of Siberian hogs. Dr. Keith Arbeitman has perfected oral care with SymplBrush, which delivers 20x the bristle coverage and is 137% better at reducing gingivitis.
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Martin Randolph Troublemaker at Osmond

When you can find a gap in your business sector, then you’re already ahead of your competition. My podcast guest, Martin Randolph, noticed a weakness in the managed securities industry, and it’s an important one. His ideal customers are SMBs, and they face a double threat - both physical and digital. Martin's company Osmond is spotting the signs of potential digital breaches by carefully monitoring in-store physical behavior. This is next-generation protection.
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Ralf Kaiser Troublemaker at Greenlight Payments

I don’t think I’m overstating the importance of a big change in the cannabis industry. Not the fact that more states are opening up, but rather the fact that a troublemaker named Ralf Kaiser and his company Integrated Compliance Solutions came along to help the banking sector feel completely comfortable helping cannabis and hemp-based businesses. Now we’ll see this business sector really take off and reach its full potential.
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Greg Kerber Troublemaker at Gnome Serum

As you'll hear in this podcast, Greg Kerber was a troublemaker from day one. But even with all his success, all his experience and know-how, he's humble. One example is that, like many entrepreneurs, he describes Gnome Serum differentiators based on their product attributes. And these are truly inventive. But as you'll come to learn, I think their differentiators are cultural. They may not fully understand why, but they're troublemakers.
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Phil Newmoyer Troublemaker at PROVOSO

The software industry is mature. The C-suite has seen the all-powerful Oz behind the curtain. With all the technology that's been built, and the companies who have paid millions and millions of dollars buying that software, why are the problems still there? The big question is, how do software companies stand out now? The smart ones will follow Phil Newmoyer. He’s differentiating on several fronts. Mostly because he has a very clear EQ.
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Scott Ewing Troublemaker at Appalachian Investor Alliance

The Appalachian region is known for tough, blue collar people who for generations have beaten the odds to overcome unforgiving landscapes and harsh conditions using grit, determination, and ingenuity. As it looks to re-invent for the next chapter of the region, Appalachia is collectively harnessing the power of the entrepreneurial mindset to re-imagine the future while paying homage to its rich history.
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Gwen and Tommy Mitchell Troublemakers at LogHeads

The theme of this episode is perseverance. Tommy and Gwen were at the top of their game. Then their main wood shop, a huge building, burned down. That didn't stop Tommy and Gwen. They began building back and are now on course with renewed energy, new rustic furniture designs, several huge building opportunities on the horizon, and an aggressive marketing approach.
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John Ricci Troublemaker at Danavation

Some in the retail sector are embracing the benefits of technology - the web, IoT, etc. Those companies who aren't are falling further and further behind. Danavation is helping retailers embrace high tech, using an approach they're accustomed to – high-touch. And Danavation is going well beyond retail into some surprising industries. Listen in and learn from John's 25+ years of experience.
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Pam Gunther Troublemaker at Fit and Fun Playscapes

Many of us came up in business influenced by the dot com boom. Insane timelines and endless hours of work were de rigueur. Pam Gunther launched Fit and Fun Playscapes differently. She embeded herself into the education world, talking to physical educators, principals, teachers, occupational therapists, and others, learning their struggles. The approach paid off.
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Dr. Bill Hudenko, Troublemaker at Trusst

All treatment begins with a recognition that something isn’t working. The Trusst website doesn’t mince words. It has the following in large letters: "THE MENTAL HEALTHCARE SYSTEM IS BROKEN. TRUSST IS HOW WE START FIXING IT." Dr. Bill Hudenko and his team at Trusst are transforming the delivery of mental healthcare.
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Candice Crane Troublemaker at Crane Automotive Resources

Candice Crane's focus is on strategic organizational development. She reduces turnover and engages employees in challenging environments. Retail auto dealerships are certainly challenging. Candice is looking to change that industry from the inside out. When you hear this podcast, you'll agree with me that she's just the person to do it.
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Dusty Bonner Troublemaker at Trupanion

Meet Dusty Bonner, Senior VP of Distribution and Field Sales at Trupanion. Veterinarians didn't open their practices to sell pet insurance. But they know the value Trupanion can bring to ease their clients’ worries when injuries or illness strike. As Dusty points out, Trupanion is continually looking for ways to help Veterinarians help their clients.
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Amit Chandarana Troublemaker at Roadster

Has your company experienced a major pivot? This podcast is a story of Roadster, a SaaS omni-channel solution that aims to completely modernize the automobile buying and selling experiences. Listen in as Amit Chandarana describes the brilliant pivot Roadster's leadership team went through and why they're driving it to success.
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Brian White Troublemaker at Herschel Supply

If you look behind the brands that have lit up the cool side of the fashion industry for the past 3 decades, you’ll find Troublemakers leading the way. It’s not easy to find the magic formula, but it always involves at least one very strong personality who can lead the company to fame. Herschel Supply Company has that attitude and they’ve rocketed to fame.
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Bridget Molloy Troublemaker at Bridget’s Botanicals

Bridget Molloy has formulated and manufactured over 40 botanical products, developed 30 community classes, 2 courses, and an online course portal. Each product is formulated based on current scientific research and combined with traditional global healing practices. In other words, she’s highly credible and very serious.
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Lori Jones Troublemaker at VPL

Here’s a little-known fact. Shipping adds millions of dollars to our nation’s growing healthcare costs every year. Lori Jones, Vice President of Sales and the team at VPL are just the troublemakers to solve this problem. “We’re transforming the freight management space in healthcare through technology. Our software solutions provide choice, transparency, and control to the providers.”
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Matt Weber Troublemaker at Fit For Work

In a 25 minute podcast Matt Weber, Fit For Work’s National Director of Sales, leads us through so many proof points that his company has been a major troublemaker in their industry since 1998 that it's simply overwhelming. They have one of the most clearly articulated brand statements I’ve ever seen: “We prevent people from getting injured.”
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Kirsten Potenza Troublemaker at POUND® Fitness.

Here's that word again - stubbornness. Kirsten Potenza, CEO and Co-Founder of POUND® Fitness has invented and grown something totally unique. Inspired by drumming, loud music, and the camaraderie she experienced on UCLA's Division 1 crew team, POUND is an exhilarating experience that lights up gym classes and trainers alike.
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Brian Skow, MD, MBA, CPE, FACEP and Troublemaker at Avera eCARE

Dr. Brian Skow of Avera eCARE said, “What drew me into this really was that we found a need, a problem, and we innovated our way into it." Yep, this company is filled with Troublemakers! Avera eCARE is among the most comprehensive telehealth service providers in the nation, and they have a very unique approach.
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Rob Neuner Troublemaker at Boost Oxygen

If the United States Department of Transportation were to shut your startup down, many entrepreneurs might stay down. Not Rob Neuner, CEO of Boost Oxygen. They worked through this (and many other challenges) to come out the other side with a highly successful new product category. The key is resilience and old-fashioned stubbornness.
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Chris Brownridge Troublemaker at Silver Lining

Chis has created a community – Silver Lining – designed to help the recently unemployed know that they’re not alone. From a hard-core tech entrepreneur with major funding, Chris now finds himself in a completely different seat. That of a compassionate capitalist.
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Jon Montanaro Troublemaker at BridgeHealth

BridgeHealth has built a network of 155 centers of excellence, facilities that score in the top 25 percent in national health outcomes measures, for the procedures that BridgeHealth helps to manage.
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Karma Tenzing Troublemaker in Nepal

Like many young people in Nepal, Karma Tenzing had left the country to seek his fortune elsewhere. But a major earthquake hit Kathmandu and Karma knew he had to re-think his real purpose. He went home to Nepal. Now he's a social entrepreneur making a major difference for his people.
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Ken Bombace Troublemaker at Global Threat Solutions

Ken Bombace and his company Global Threat Solutions work in an industry of extremes. Extreme deadlines. Extreme challenges. And sometimes extreme danger. So I knew he'd be a great interview for our Troublemakers podcast.
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Sean Weisbord Troublemaker at BurnAlong

Sean Weisbord is Director of Sales for BurnAlong, a company that's shaking up the corporate wellness industry, the fitness gym industry, and the online workout industry. They are some serious troublemakers. Steve's interview gets right down to the culture of the company that allows them to keep innovating.
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David Feinberg Troublemaker at PURE Juicer

“If you believe that something can’t be done. It certainly won’t be done. But if you believe that it can, you’ll find a way.” - David Feinberg, CEO of PURE Juicer
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Danny Nelms Troublemaker at Work Institute

For years, the phrase "Employee Engagement," was thrown about in HR departments as though the responsibility for work success was all on the employees. Then Work Institute's Thomas Mahan, Ph.D. and Danny Nelm came along and turned that on its head.
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The year we burned our ships

In 1519, Captain Hernán Cortés landed in Veracruz with one mission in mind: conquest. Upon arriving, he gave the order to his men to burn the ships. Trouble Group found ourselves in a similar situation. We've burned our ships.