Kumi Inoue is our first guest, and is the President & CEO of Here and Now, Inc., from Tokyo, Japan. She teaches communication and runs interpretation schools, lectures at the Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technoloy (JAIST), coaches global human resources seminars at leading companies, and gives presentations on communication, and writes books. Her LinkedIn profile is here.
Bob Masland comes from an impressive sales background, developed and honed over three decades. Among other positions, he has been a manufacturer’s representative for companies based outside of the US, has sourced product overseas for domestic customers and has regularly had to re-jigger his business approaches in the face of rapidly changing economic conditions. This is his LinkedIn profile.
Alan Lunder is our entrepreneur on episode #5. His company is Black Diamond Footwear and here's an overview of their business: Our mission is clear. Our purpose is simple. Build the Best Damn Fire Boot. Black Diamond develops innovative and performance footwear for the fire service industry. Our boots are built for firefighters who perform random acts of bravery - it's not just their job, it's their passion. Our passion is to make the best damn boots to support these bold and brave men and women who run toward danger while others run away. Utilizing proprietary materials, innovative thinking and input from firefighters, we build a better boot, a better way. In addition to meeting the NFPA standards, we meet the standards of the firefighters who demand all-day comfort, support and protection. Click here for Alan's LinkedIn profile.