Classrooms and books have never really been my thing – I dropped out of high school and never pursued an MBA. While I didn’t finish a formal education, I’ve learned so much more by talking to established entrepreneurs and by running a business than by going to business school. For me, real-life experiences and building relationships have been more valuable than a degree. Of course, I’m not alone in believing in the power of mentorship. The greatest business and tech minds of our generation have turned to mentors for guidance. Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg and Google’s Larry Page relied on the wisdom of Steve Jobs. In turn, Jobs had Nolan Key Bushnell, founder of Atari, among dozens of other mentors throughout his career.
Author, Syndicated Columnist, Editor In-Chief and Group Publisher at SGB Media Group, a social media marketing firm specializing in digital media content production, publishing, affiliate marketing, public relations and advertising. Over 25 years experience in retailing, advertising, website & online forum development, niche social networking, affiliate marketing, search optimization, branding and identity, site location, non-profit fund raising. Event planning, promotion, production and MC/Host at public events. Author, Editor & Publisher of 35 syndicated, digital publications utilizing multiple digital distribution channels in conjunction with launching and administrating national advertising campaigns for major Fortune 500 advertisers in partnership with Google, Ning, Facebook, Myspace, Yahoo, DoubleClick, LinkShare, PepperJam and other industry leading third party affiliate networks. Product development team member from conception to launch on many websites, tangible goods and organizational structure for start ups. Specialties: Public relations, retailing, advertising, website & online forum development, niche social networking, blogging, email campaigns, affiliate/performance marketing, search optimization, branding and identity, site location, event production & promotion, non-profit fund raising and tasteful, responsible adult content publishing. An internationally recognized and read social media columnist & pundit on The Examiner, Associate Content, Vator.tv, X-Biz.net and Technorati and his own affiliated sites.