Now she’s sharing what she’s learned and taking her friends along for the ride. On The Lawyer Who Rocks, Joleen chats up fellow entrepreneurs about what they do, how they do it, and what they’ve learned along the way. From founders of startups making waves in tech and media, to authors, musicians and VC’s – The Lawyer Who Rocks is amplifying their badassery with the world at large.
Can you imagine attending a meeting and actually accomplishing something?! Human-Centered Strategy is just one of tools Intentional Futures provides for its clients. The company co-founded by Michael Dix, solves hard problems that matter and help launch big ideas. He sits down with Joleen to tell his story from his experience establishing an Internet venture in China, running a new practice at Siegel & Gale and solving product and marketing challenges at Microsoft, and how that led him to cultivate (not build) this fantastic company.
From Moscow to Kentucky to Seattle and back again, Zeptolab CEO Misha Lyalin loves to build things. From his beginnings as a programming contractor at Microsoft to the CEO of one of the most successful gaming companies in the world, Misha’s a true visionary. From Zeptolab’s offices in Barcelona, Misha shares the strategy behind Cut the Rope, King of Thieves and CATS Crash Arena Turbo Stars and how these brands have exploded into pop culture and changed the face of casual gaming.
In New York City, in reaction to increasing spectacle and extravagance of Broadway shows, Jane Jones dreamed of returning theater to a place of authentic listening. Once back in Seattle, Myra Platt joined Jane to create Book-It Repertory Theater, the first theater group to adapt literature into theater. Joleen chats with the creators of the “Book-It” style about the fascinating journey of a group of artists who have created, funded and launched a successful theater company that has been delighting audiences for over 32 years. Jane and Myra also discuss how the trials and tribulations of non-profit arts organization mirror any start-up company, and how important it is for our communities to support the arts. Go see a show!
90% of women have an idea but only 10% do something about it, and only 4% of patent applications are filed by women. As the adage goes, necessity is the mother of all invention. But, how does a great idea go from that to market, to a success. Hilary Meyerson and Mina Yoo teamed up together to build the roadmap to demystify the process of taking inventions to market and beyond. Their book “Be an InventHer: An Everywoman’s Guide to Creating the Next Big Thing” combines straightforward advice, encouragement and success stories of other female inventors with the underlying message to give it a shot. Joleen had the opportunity to interview them live at the Seattle Interactive Conference to learn how this dynamic duo plans to help new inventors get to market.
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Kerry came out of the womb interested in the persuasion arts and started on her career path early. From music to branding to politics to helming a revolution against the establishment, Kerry’s inability to accept the status quo has led her to forge a remarkable career. Now the CMO of one of the hottest co-working space companies, The Riveter, Kerry is changing the world one day at a time and sat down with Joleen to tell us how it all happened.
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