CEO, Quick2Publish® is a strategist, educator & prognosticator
helping companies succeed by putting tools in the hands of corporations and individuals
to allow them to create their own success. Books are his latest and most powerful
He is a frequent media guest and a popular
speaker, lecturing on business and management issues throughout the U.S. and around
the world. He has started 11 companies/joint ventures since 1997 and has provided
strategic consulting to over 100 companies. He has been involved with educating
the public for the last 15 years by:
- Authoring 5 books on various
business topics and is working on his sixth "Happy
About CEO Excellence"
- Running the Silicon
Valley Executive Business Program as well as a networking group for CEOs called
a 750+ member CEO forum on eCademy, a social business network
and running the Value
Framework® Institute which focused on creating, managing and deploying
successful business models
- Being the founder of San Jose State University
Professional Development's most successful professional development program
"E-Commerce Management" from '99-03
- Being the conference chair
at Comdex in '00 and '01
- Creating his own conference in '00 on E-Commerce
- Running an on-line eZine since '99 which boasts over 5,000
- Running the strategic consulting company ECnow.com
which has provided consulting to over 100 companies
- Starting a Web presence
company in '95 which created over 25 commercial Web sites
- Starting a traditional
publishing company in '91
Mr. Levy is also
on the Board of Directors of Rainmaker
Systems (NASDAQ: RMKR).
Lowell , Executive Editor of the 42 Rules Series, is passionate about
helping companies be heard; to get the right message to the right customer at
the right time. As a sought after consultant, author, and speaker in Silicon Valley,
Laura has shared her pragmatic approach to marketing with hundreds of individuals
and companies. Prior to launching Impact Marketing Group, Laura held executive
positions with Hewlett-Packard, Intel and IBM. Her degree in International Relations
prepared her for work assignments in Hong Kong and London. She received her MBA
from UC Berkeley, Haas School of Business with an emphasis on marketing and entrepreneurship.
She lives in Los Gatos, California with her husband Rick, their two daughters,
and their dog.
Kimberly Wiefling, Executive Editor of the
Scrappy About Series, is the founder of Wiefling
Consulting, a scrappy enterprise enabling companies to tackle the impossible
and get AT LEAST partial credit!
A business consultant and physicist by
education, she spent 10 years at HP in technical leadership and project management
roles, then 5 years in the wild and crazy world of Silicon Valley start-ups before
leading one to a glorious defeat during the dot.com bust of 2001. Vigorously scrappy,
she reemerged, consulting on leadership and project management worldwide
from Armenia, to Tokyo, to Silicon Valley.
Kimberly is the executive editor
of The Scrappy Guides, a regular contributor to the Project Connections
newsletter, (70,000+ subscribers weekly), and her radio show, The Scrappy
Diaries, airs regularly on WomensMedia.com.
von Halle, Executive Editor of the KPI Business/IT Transformation
Series, is the founder of Knowledge
Partners, Inc. (KPI) and a business rules pioneer. She is responsible for
evolving KPIs business rule management methods and tools (KPI STEP
License) and well as evolving their rule maturity model (KPI RMM).
serves as the Chair Person for Brainstorms Business Rules Symposium, and
sits on the editorial board of the Business Rules Bulletin (electronic publication)
as well as the BPM Strategies Magazine. In 1996, she received the honored Outstanding
Individual Achievement Award from the International Data Management Association.
She is co-author of The Handbook of Relational Database Design (Addison-Wesley),
which is beyond its 20th printing, co-editor of The Handbook of Data Management
(Auerbach), and co-author of Business Rules Applied (Jon Wiley & Sons).
She served as the leading columnist for 5 years in Database Programming and Design
Magazine and the publisher, Miller Freeman, often displays The Best of Barbara
von Halle on their Website.
Orsoni-Vauthey, Executive Editor of the Happy About® Self Development
series which will include a number of series including: 30day BootCamps, The 25th
Hour, Cracking the Weight Loss Code, and Doc and Petunia. She is the CEO and Founder
the leading USA and European coaching organization. Valerie is a Master Certified
Coach and has been providing life, business and weight-loss coaching to hundreds
of successful clients, including celebrities.
She is an inspirational, results-oriented,
dynamic, and sought-after international speaker on motivation, nutrition, and
healthy and permanent weight loss. She is a regular guest on the Good Life Show,
invited on business radio and TV shows in Europe and frequently interviewed by
Blendstrup, Ph.D., Co-Executive Editor
of the Happy About® International Business Communications series is the founder
and principal of Blendstrup
& Associates. She is a business communications coach who helps foreign-born
executives with problems understanding the complexities of
culture and the English language to communicate skillfully and effectively. In
particular, she helps improve their written and oral communication skills, prepares
them for media interviews and works on reducing their accents.
holds a Ph.D. in Bilingual, Bicultural Education from Stanford University. She
speaks five languages and has taught US business communications skills to international
executives both privately as well as in companies in the Silicon Valley such as
DreamWorks, Sun Microsystems,
Microsoft, Oracle and Roche.
Ghisini, Co-Executive Editor of the Happy About® International Business
Communications series specializes in cross-cultural business communications. She
coaches senior executives on keynote speeches, corporate presentations, and media
interviews. A former PR Director with Burson Marsteller, she orchestrated the
worldwide media launch of Agilent Technologies.
As Communications Manager
with McKinsey & Co., Elisabetta crafted high-impact communication programs
for multinational companies, including HP, Bank of America, Allianz. She was also
responsible for the Italian edition of foreign business books. Early in her career,
she was an editor for foreign books at Gruppo Editoriale Fabbri in Italy.
is currently a guest lecturer at the Graduate School of Business at Stanford University,
where she teaches media and interviewing skills.
Ryan, Executive Editor of the WorldWit Series, is the founder of WorldWit.
She is an entrepreneur, former corporate executive, writer and popular speaker
on at-work issues and the subjects of women, work and community. Liz was VP for
Human Resources at datacomm manufacturer U.S. Robotics until 1997, when she founded
Liz Ryan Consulting to help startups through Fortune 500 corporations with organizational
strategy issues. Liz co-founded home networking startup Ucentric Systems in 1999
and, a month later, founded the ChicWIT email discussion group in Chicago. ChicWIT
led to MassWIT, NycWIT, and eventually to the global WorldWIT network, the largest
connected email discussion community and a leading resource for women in business
Liz speaks to corporate leaders and entrepreneurs about
the new-millennium workplace, women, business and community, and work/life issues;
her columns and advice appear in Fortune, The New York Times, and many other publications.
Liz is a frequent commentator on CNN and other TV stations. She studied voice
at the Manhattan School of Music; has a BA from Loyola University and MS from
Northwestern University. She lives in Boulder, Colorado with her husband Michael
and five children.
Thomas M. Evans, Executive
Editor of the Happy About® Tax Remedies Series, is President of The Tax Co-Op
Inc. and has spent the last 30 years formulating and implementing business strategies
for companies as a senior executive. Over the past ten years, he developed proprietary
computer programs for negotiating with the IRS, business simulation and debt funding
Mr. Evans has lectured at Stanford Business School, University
of San Francisco, Golden Gate University and Menlo College on topics related to
business strategy. He has an M.S. in systems analysis and decision theory from
Stanford University; an MBA from the University of Southern California; graduate
studies in mathematics and economics at the University of Minnesota; and a B.A.
in economics from Cal State Northridge. Mr. Evans is a past Dean of Financial
Planning Programs, has served on the Board of Governors for the Los Angeles Society
of Financial Analysts and as director of the Small Business Development Center