Business growth strategist Bill Ringle interviewed Lisa Gansky, Marketect, Author, and Business Advisor on My Quest for the Best. In this interview, Lisa talks with Bill Ringle about the profound implications "meshing" will have on business and society.
Lisa Gansky is, at heart, a marketect and "impact junky" with a strong interest in breaking the edges of formerly happy business models and bringing together not-so-likely characters in the form of new offerings, teams and partnerships. She is the author of The Mesh: Why the Future of Business is Sharing.
As CEO, co-founder and chairman of Ofoto, Lisa drew on her entrepreneurial spirit and experience developing global web services. Lisa and the team worked to develop Ofoto into a world-class consumer services offering which she left once Kodak Gallery reached over 45M customers in 2005. In addition to her roles at Ofoto and Eastman Kodak, she was a Co-founder and CEO of GNN, the first commercial website, acquired by AOL in 1995, where she then directed Internet Services for AOL through 1997.
Lisa (LisaGanksy.com) has been an investor and board member of more than twenty internet and mobile services companies. Currently, she serves as an advisor and investor in New Resource Bank, Vayable, Loosecubes, TaskRabbit, RelayRides, Scoot Networks, Squidoo, Greenbiz, Pixelpipe, Mingoville, and Honest Buildings.
In Lisa’s interview with Bill Ringle on My Quest for the Best, Lisa explains how successful companies are built on incredibly talented, committed people, an early insight about how the Internet would level the playing field led to forming a startup acquired by AOL, implications of how technology advances have lowered the barriers to entry dramatically, where to find entrepreneurs creating new ideas and companies in major cities, where on the balance sheet many companies can find underutilized and undervalued assets, how the meshing.it database became the foundation for both the book as well as an open source resource, and clues and tips for finding life-work balance.
“Entrepreneurs interested in gaining a deeper understanding of how digital communications impacts the ability of a company to grow and a leader to lead need to listen to Lisa Gansky,” says Ringle. “If meshing represents the organic (more than the mechanical) interconnections and dependencies among companies in the entrepreneur ecosystem, then Lisa Gansky is the Rachel Carson of this space. Listen to this interview to hear her perspectives that you can use to grow your own business and, more importantly, think smarter about this fast-pace environment.”
Bill Ringle, America’s Business Growth Strategist, is founder of the Rapid Rise Business Growth System™, the proven step-by-step system that shows you exactly how to connect and do business with your ideal customers in record time. He works with high performing entrepreneurs and CEOs who want to overcome the five big challenges to business growth so that they can run profitable and rewarding business rather than become stuck and overwhelmed in unfulfilling and draining roles. He has worked on four continents, is the author of four business books, and educates and inspires thousands of business leaders each year through his speaking, coaching, interactive programs, and professional development products.
To listen to Bill Ringle's interview with Lisa Ganksy, visit MyQuestForTheBest.com/.