In the guest chair:
The CEO of iactHEALTH, Dr. Jeffrey K Kingsley, MD, DO from Columbus, GA joined Dana for Georgia Small Business Week. His company was just named a winner of Georgia Small Business Rock Stars.
David Gevertz, a Shareholder at Baker, Donelson was also in-studio to talk non-disclosure agreements and rigged performance reviews.
In the second Jamie Turner, the Founder of Mobile X Festival came by to talk about what an un-conference is all about. He says the networking and dialogue is what it’s all about.
On the phone:
TV and radio host and author Jeffrey Hayzlett called in to talk about his new book “Think Big, Act Bigger”. He says know who you are, believe you CAN do it, and whatever dollar figure you have in your head as a goal… add a zero to it!
In the national headlines:
- Apple CEO Tim Cook said the company will oppose a federal judge’s order to help the Justice Department unlock a phone used by a suspect in the San Bernardino attack, which killed 14 people.
- A hospital in Los Angeles paid $17,000 in bitcoin ransom after a malware attack.
Nike announced yesterday that they are dropping their endorsement deal with eight-time world boxing champion Manny Pacquiao after he made anti-gay comments while campaigning for a seat in the Philippine senate.
- Kanye West recently released his latest album, “The Life of Pablo,” exclusively on the streaming service TIDAL. Angry fans responded by pirating the album over 500,000 times. Oh and Kanye thinks he’s 50% better than anyone who has ever lived and anyone who will be born in the next 1000 year. Sheesh.
- A website built for anonymous reviews about Amazon’s work environment is gaining some traction and its founders are now threatening to start a union drive if the company fails to take appropriate action to improve its work culture.
In the local headlines:
- One of my favorite Atlanta startups – Hux has just announced a major investment from Silicon Valley venture capitalist Tim Draper.
- Real estate companies J.P. Morgan and Blackstone Group are both putting major office parks in north Atlanta on the market.
- The $25 million makeover of Centennial Olympic Park is moving along. The search is on for an architectural firm to design and run the project.
- MARTA and it’s advocates pitched the state Senate Transportation Committee Tuesday on proposed legislation that could raise up to $4 billion for a planned rail expansion.
- And there’s money in the aging of America. There’s another major senior living facility being planned for the metro area. Sterling Estates Senior Living Communities is building a $53 million, 197-unit independent living and assisted living development in Marietta, Ga.