In the guest chair:


With Anthony Chalker from Protiviti and Art Medici from Newport Board Group

Art Medici from Newport Board Group and Anthony Chalker from Protiviti joined us in the studio today to talk about the human side of business from several angles.

Anthony Chalker is a Managing Director in Protiviti’s Atlanta office and has overall responsibility for their Atlanta Internal Audit services.  The company recently won an Elite Award in the Employee Recognition and Achievement category at Atlanta’s Best & Brightest Companies to Work For 2014.

Art Medici is a partner at the Newport Board Group who engages as a CEO advisor and experience accelerator for emerging growth companies.  He talked about the difference between a Board of Directors and an Advisory Board focusing who needs and Advisory Board and why.

Notable Quotes:

“How to be analytical and problem solve are extremely important things a college can teach you.”-Anthony Chalker

“Employers hire problem solvers.”-Art Medici

“There is nothing wrong with running a small, profitable company to support a lifestyle.”-Art Medici

“Everybody can use some advice. There are a lot of people who want to give back and help people succeed. You have to be able to ask for help.”-Dana Barrett

“Ego’s are the biggest killers of companies.”-Art Medici

“You really want to look for gaps in your company’s expertise and fill those gaps with people on your advisory board.”-Art Medici

“You have to be selling every day because the client can always change their mind.”-Anthony Chalker

“It’s all about money, it’s all about relationships, and learning how to engage with each other.”-Dana Barrett

“Monday Morning Movie Review — Tranformers… Way too long.” — Dana Barrett

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Dana mentioned a great book by Daniel Pink: TO SELL IS HUMAN.  Check it out!

And speaking of books, please join us for The Dana Barrett Show Book Club!  Our first meeting will be August 4th at South City Kitchen Vinings and our first book pick is THE AGE OF CONTEXT by Robert Scoble and Shel Israel.  Click here for more information: