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How We Raised $2,800,000 In A Terrible Market

How We Raised $2,800,000 In A Terrible Market

  In this episode, we discuss the process of raising private capital for a technology startup in 2022. Frank interviews...
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10 Steps You Should Take Before A Recession

10 Steps You Should Take Before A Recession

  The Let Me Speak To A Manger podcast predicted this recession months ago, and now the only question left...
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How To Build A One-Of-A-Kind Trading Card Collection (On A Steelworker’s Salary)

How To Build A One-Of-A-Kind Trading Card Collection (On A Steelworker’s Salary)

  Would you rather own a single-family rental property or a 1952 Topps Mickey Mantle baseball card? Depending on where...
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How To Answer Five Common Interview Questions (Part 2)

How To Answer Five Common Interview Questions (Part 2)

  This is the second part of our ongoing series on interviewing. We dive into why a hiring manager should...
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News Vs. Noise: October

News Vs. Noise: October

  Frank and Ian dive into compelling stories driving the news cycle. --- Watch the episode here   Listen to...
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Is It Better To Be Lucky Or Good?

Is It Better To Be Lucky Or Good?

  How much of a role does luck play in a career? When we study the uber-successful, do they leave...
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Will It Hurt Your Career To Work From Home?

Will It Hurt Your Career To Work From Home?

  If given the choice, remote work is incredibly appealing. No commute, more flexibility to manage personal responsibilities, more snack...
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What Is “Quiet Quitting” And Who Does It Serve?

What Is “Quiet Quitting” And Who Does It Serve?

  Quiet Quitting is a viral TikTok concept that is working its way into the mainstream. In a nutshell, "quiet...
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How To Respond To A Competitive Threat

How To Respond To A Competitive Threat

  The PGA golf tour is facing an existential threat from an incredibly wealthy competitor.  The LIV golf tour out...
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Career Lessons From Legendary Announcer Vin Scully

Career Lessons From Legendary Announcer Vin Scully

  The world of sports recently lost one of the greatest play-by-play announcers of all time. Over a career that...
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Can You Run Your Career Like Your Fantasy Football Team? (Repost)

Can You Run Your Career Like Your Fantasy Football Team? (Repost)

  Frank and Ian compare their fantasy football league to the world of business. Fortunately for Frank, he is much...
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Alan Drazen – The Inventor Of The Choco Taco

Alan Drazen – The Inventor Of The Choco Taco

  In late July, Unilever broke the internet by announcing the discontinuation of one of America's most iconic treats, the...
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Why Anxiety Is Good For You (Even Though It Feels Bad)

Why Anxiety Is Good For You (Even Though It Feels Bad)

  From the time we are kids, we are taught that anxiety is dangerous and that the solution to its...
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Is It Motivating Or Demotivating To Learn Others’ Salaries?

Is It Motivating Or Demotivating To Learn Others’ Salaries?

  Pay inequality is a fact of life. A manager gets paid more than her subordinates, her manager gets paid...
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How To Position Yourself For The Next Promotion

How To Position Yourself For The Next Promotion

  Are you looking to move up in your company? Tired of watching less talented peers get promoted while feeling...
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Ian Mathews

Ian Mathews is the CEO of 5on4 Group, a management training company and consultancy he formed just because he liked the kitschy hockey title.

Ian is also the CRO of technology startup Keep Technologies, a featured writer for Forbes, a prolific capital raiser, and he might be stalking you on LinkedIn. In 2018, Ian retired from corporate America after serving two decades as a senior executive for two Fortune 500 companies, while moonlighting as an advisor for a tech startup with a $28M exit.

Frank Cava

Frank Cava is the CEO of one of Richmond’s fastest-growing companies, an executive coach, and he devours red meat like an apex predator in the Serengeti.

Over his 25-year career, Frank has built or renovated more homes than tickets sold in an entire season by his beloved Miami Dolphins. During his run from a Fortune 500 to founding Cava Companies, Frank led dozens of teams and built a reputation as a no-nonsense business consultant for small business owners and CEO’s.

At times eloquent and succinct, and at other points blunt and obnoxious, this is our unique riff on the big questions we had early in our careers.

We talk about standing out in a company, leading people, building cultures, persuasion, marketing, management, and building businesses from scratch. We are light on theory and heavy on practical experience, weaving personal stories from our collective 50 years of business experience.?

Both of us see business as sport, and you’ll see our passion bleed into every conversation. Our takes are not always mainstream, but we promise to be honest and entertaining about what it takes to build wealth and have fun doing it. In short, we will try not to suck. Come along and ride on our fantastic voyage.

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