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Why Your Customer Service Sucks (And What You Can Do About It)

Why Your Customer Service Sucks (And What You Can Do About It)

  Does your company treat you like trash? In this episode, Frank and Ian dig into the underlying reasons for...
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Ten Things That Irritate Your Manager

Ten Things That Irritate Your Manager

  Are you an annoying employee? Does your boss wince when she opens your emails? Does your mere presence make...
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Ian’s Meeting With Shaquille O’Neal – Part 2

Ian’s Meeting With Shaquille O’Neal – Part 2

  This episode kicks off as Shaquille O'Neal walks into the lounge of Four Seasons to meet with Ian and...
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Ian’s Meeting With Shaquille O’Neal – Part 1

Ian’s Meeting With Shaquille O’Neal – Part 1

  In this episode, Ian shares his story of landing a meeting with legendary basketball star, Shaquille O'Neal. Both literally...
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Raising $4,000,000 in 60 Days

Raising $4,000,000 in 60 Days

  Fresh off a successful $10M real estate syndication that delivered a 30% return to investors, Frank and Ian are...
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Our Top 5 Favorite “Sales Movies”

Our Top 5 Favorite “Sales Movies”

  Get your popcorn and buckle up. Frank and Ian are going back to the movies! This time, we talk...
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Is Radical Candor Effective?

Is Radical Candor Effective?

  How honest can you really be in business? We all lie, at least a little. If for no other...
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How To Change Anyone’s Mind

How To Change Anyone’s Mind

  Can we change anyone's mind? Regardless of your occupation, persuading someone to your line of thinking can be incredibly...
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Jeff Paxson – From College Dropout To Indiana’s #1 Realtor

Jeff Paxson – From College Dropout To Indiana’s #1 Realtor

  Jeff Paxson is the owner of Jeff Paxson Real Estate, a team that led Indiana in sales volume from the...
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A Message To Garcia

A Message To Garcia

    “A Message to Garcia" is an article written by Elbert Hubbard in 1899 that is still heavily referenced...
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The Limelight Effect

The Limelight Effect

  Locus of control is the degree to which people believe that they, as opposed to external forces (beyond their influence),...
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Is Humor A Business Skill?

Is Humor A Business Skill?

  "So you're saying I'm a clown? I make you laugh. I'm here to amuse you?"  ~ Tommy DeVito, Goodfellas  Why...
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Business Lessons From The NFL Draft

Business Lessons From The NFL Draft

  Frank and Ian gave up on the Detroit Lions or Miami Dolphins winning a Super Bowl long ago. Instead,...
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The Peak-End Theory

The Peak-End Theory

  The peak–end theory is a cognitive bias that impacts how people remember past events. Intense positive or negative moments...
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Do You Experience Life With A Sense Of Urgency?

Do You Experience Life With A Sense Of Urgency?

  How much time do we have left? In this episode, we break down the second half of our lives...
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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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