In the guest chair:

Author of The Perfect Plan and regular contributor, Don Barden joined Dana live in studio to discuss passion, transparency, and the attitude of gratitude. Don Barden is a senior level behavioral economist and 27 year Wall Street veteran. He is currently the CEO of DDS Financial and his books are published in over 39 county’s around the globe.

Plus, Adam Gajdharsingh shared some great events for our weekly Work Hard/Play Hard segment, highlighting events happening in Atlanta this weekend.

In the headlines:

  • Sage Software has announced plans to put its North American headquarters in Atlantic Station.  They’ll add 350 jobs in the new location, but they’re  current Lawrenceville location is not going away.  The 350 jobs will be new – and between the two locations, the company will employ close to 1,000 metro Atlantans.
  • We couldn’t make the Nobel Laureate Summit happen here this year, but Mayor Reed and Bill Clinton have just announced that the 2016 annual meeting of the Clinton Global Initiative will be held here in Atlanta.
  • A German company looking to give Tesla a run for its money has opened an R&D facility in Atlanta.  Sonnenbatterie doesn’t make fancy cars… they make batteries which is really what Tesla’s amazing technology is about.  The pretty car is just the home for the innovative battery.
  • Australian media mogul Rupert Murdoch will step down as CEO of 21st Century Fox, leaving his son James to head the empire, according to multiple sources. But Murdoch isn’t going away entirely (and, insiders stressed, he is not dying) — he’ll stay on as executive chairman of the company, which includes Fox News and the film studio 20th Century Fox.
  • Twitter advertisers now know even more about you and it’s not just stuff you type into Twitter.  Twitter is sharing information on what apps you download with their advertisers.  They say you can turn that setting off, but Dana tried, and she’s not sure she did it.  Ahem.  Not cool.

Other stuff:

Join us on July 13th for the next Dana Barrett Show Business Book Club! Our July selection is The Art of Asking by Amanda Palmer. If you’ve been meaning to read this, now’s your chance! Or, if you’ve read it before, time to refresh! We will meet at South City Kitchen Vinings. Get all the details and sign up to attend here:

For other events and appearances, check out Dana’s event calendar: