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Interview with Andy Jacob



Good morning, we are very excited to have one of America’s leading business consultants join us. Andy Jacob specializes in the customer sales cycle, online monetization, and startup business consulting. Andy Jacob is the CEO of the Jacob Group, the author of The Beautiful StartUp Quiz, and the founder of numerous multi million dollar companies throughout his career. Andy has become known for his one hour business consulting, where gets to the bottom of both simple and complex business problems very quickly. Andy uses a series of specialized questions for each company he works with that he has developed through his 30 years of business experience. Today, we are going to put Andy through a speed round of questions, and just for fun, limit his answers to one sentence. Andy is known for his ability to break things down very quickly, so we are going to also use a timer, and make sure he answers in one sentence, and in less than 5 seconds for each answer. This should be enlightening for our readers, so let’s go.

What’s the most important thing a startup must think about in raising money?
They need to think about how they are going to make paying customers happy.

When did you decide that you wanted to become an entrepreneur yourself?

It all started in 1970 when a neighbor gave me $3 to shovel her driveway after a Michigan snowstorm.

What gave you the courage to start multiple successful companies, speak out, and become a public figure? 
Sometimes it’s better to not know any better.

What is one of your greatest accomplishment to date? 
Getting my wife to say yes when I proposed to her .

Tell us about something in business that you are most proud of? 
I’m most proud of the fact that I still talk to all the partners I have ever had in business, and we are still friends.

What was your most embarrassing moment in business?
I once did an important phone interview for a national radio show from home, and could not get my Labrador retriever from barking at squirrels in the background.

What message would you send to inspire all the other entrepreneurs out there who look up to you?
Everyone skins their knees on the pavement, and the more bloody they get, the better the story of rising up it becomes.

What do you understand about your industry that other people don’t understand? 
Entrepreneurs and startup founders need solid questions so they can see the competitive landscape clearly.

What’s next for you in your career?
Finishing what I started, and starting new ideas that I plan on finishing.

What does Disrupt mean to you?
It means figuring out how to make paying customers more engaged and happy than anyone else has ever done before.

What’s the one thing most startup entrepreneurs forget about?
They forget about their customers.

What is the one thing startup entrepreneurs spend too much time on in the first three months of their idea? 
The name of the company.

In one word, what is the single most important idea that a startup entrepreneur should think about at 2 AM?

Their customers.

What is the one thing from sports that an entrepreneur can learn to be successful.

Outperform and be humble.

Andy, thank you so much. If anyone would like to speak to Mr. Jacob directly, you can contract him at the following.

Thank you again for your time.

Anthony Delgado (born February 6, 1986) is an American software developer and internet entrepreneur widely known as a professional hacker in the developer community. Anthony Delgado has won numerous hackathons sponsored by Fortune 500 tech companies like Google, IBM, Intel, Facebook and Microsoft and hosted by organizations including Rutgers University, the New Jersey Institute of Technology, the AT&T Developer Summit in New York City.

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In a World Where Anyone Can Become a Coach; Here’s How This Entrepreneur Stands out as the Queen of them All.



The coaching industry is highly unregulated. This means that there are plenty of people who are selling a promise, yet grossly under-deliver and disappoint their clientele. But what is there to expect when virtually everybody on the internet is looking for some expert solution to their problem. Since you cannot go to a university or college to get a formal degree in online coaching, what we have is a bunch of self-proclaimed expert coaches – unless of course time and tide prove otherwise. Sometimes, the industry gets a bad reputation because of unscrupulous individuals.

On the other hand, other coaches stand out beyond the rest. People who out of good will, change the lives of their clients forever, provide lasting results and become a role model for others both in the industry and beyond. Rachel Bell is one of those coaches, and her commitment to transforming the entire industry is paying off in such a way that each and every client gets the coaching experience they deserve.


Who exactly is Rachel Bell?


Rachel is a professional trainer of coaches. At just 23 years of age, she has achieved so much, just from helping people live better. Rachel owns two multi-million dollar enterprises, and these are only part of her vast empire. She is a self-made millionaire and is not about to stop doing what she does best. We are sure you would want to know the secret to her success. The good thing is that the things that work for her are not that much of a mystery. They are a set of self-tested principles that she gladly shared with us.


Rachel Bell’s Principles as Queen Among Coaches

Your coaching business isn’t about you.


Rachel says they the biggest mistake you can make as a new coach is thinking that everything you do is about yourself. The truth of the matter is, if you want to make a real impact in the lives of your clients, you’ve got to look beyond yourself. You have to take into consideration, your client’s needs. That is the only way you will be able to curate solutions for them. In the coaching business, the opinion that matters is not yours, but that of your client.

Care more than anyone else


Empathy is something you cannot afford to lack as a coach. Rachel says that “If you do not care about helping people, do not even bother becoming a coach.” She adds that “This industry is only suitable for someone who desires to serve and help others as a career. It’s not a? get-rich-quick’ scheme.” When you come to think of it, Rachel is very right. To help someone, you have to have their needs in your interest. You have to possess some fantastic levels of responsibility for the feelings and welfare of other people.


Your coaching isn’t for everyone.


Simply put, you cannot have the solution to everyone’s problems. Rachel says, “Picking a niche is the first step any coach needs to take. If you say you can help all people, that may seem true to you — but it means that you don’t have a clear specialty, which also means you don’t truly think of yourself as an expert. Don’t be a generalist. Instead, choose a specialty and stick with it.”


Ask for negative feedback and work on it.


While positive feedback will make you feel good, negative feedback makes you better. No one wants to be bad at something. If you get to know what you are doing poorly, you will have to work on that area. To be a good coach, you have to work on yourself first. It is one of the ways to convince a client that you are in the best position to fix them. About this, Rachel says, “Survey your clients and ask them how you can improve your service. If you never ask for honest feedback, you’ll never know if you’re doing a good job!”


Would you like to become a trainer of some sort? Learning from Rachel Bell, you’ve got to begin with yourself. The unwritten rule among coaches is that even if they don’t have it all figured out, they can at least help their clients be the best versions of themselves. Rachel is living proof that it is possible. You can do it too.

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Mike Orakpo’s Innovation With A Difference: An App That Connects Athletes With Private Coaches



Mike Orakpo, previously an athlete with a career-ending injury at a young age is now a successful entrepreneur. He is the Founder and CEO of  Athlete Connect and Owner of Orakpo Performance.

Mike’s journey is inspiring, and it is a lesson of self-determination, and the zeal to become your own boss.

Mike started as an athlete with initial successes in Texas as an All-Conference Division 1 player. He faced a career-ending injury with ACL, MCL, and Meniscus to the knee. This did not stop him from moving towards his long-lasting dream, ‘entrepreneurship.’

He has always been into Entrepreneurship. He is from Nigerian origin and his family is Business oriented. His mother & father successfully owned and ran one of the first African Food stores in Houston, Tx for 20 years. So watching them always be their own Boss was something that inspired him. He knew that he wanted to one day build my own Business.

What inspired him into Tech is the under-representation of Black people. He has always loved everything there is to know about Tech, but it amazes him to see that under 5% in ownership is by blacks. This is what inspired him to really get involved and to figure out how he can go against the stereotypes and really open that door for other Innovators who look just like him.

His first date with destiny began with InnerGrind. It delivered some crazy profits but the inclination towards something more concrete and technology-oriented brought him closer towards another initiative, Orakpo Performance.

Orakpo Performance is a state of art training center for enthusiastic football players. He later developed a mobile application that connects athletes with coaches.

This app is doing wonders in the app stores across different platforms. The app is designed for athletes to connect with a coach that can help them develop their football skills. Athlete Connect is a mobile app, athletes can use to connect with local football coaches.

When athletes use Athlete Connect, they will have access to local trainers who can provide one-on-one football coaching to help them hone in on their skills. This makes personal coaching accessible to athletes of any tier. Through the app, athletes can find coaches who will design training programs specifically tailored to their unique needs.

Coaches can also benefit from using the app. A coach who has a high retention rate will be rewarded for their quality work. This will increase the quality of coaches athletes can choose from to develop football skills that will give them the competitive edge they need to perform well on the field.

Additionally, this app needs coaches to undergo a stringent background check. This benefits parents who are looking for coaches for their young athletes can have peace of mind as they can leave their child’s athletic development to a coach people can trust.

Athlete Connect can be downloaded for free from the Apple App Store and Google Play Store. For detailed information and pricing, visit


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Inspiring Musical Journey of Nepalese Rap Artist Prakash Neupane



There are very few people under the age of 21 to do great things and achieve great milestones that many people older than they haven’t achieved yet.

Prakash Neupane is a permanent resident of Kolhapur, Nepal and is 21 years old. He is a popular Nepali RnB singer in his area as well as in many places of Nepal. As he is also a music composer and creates his own new things on the music.  He is not only an rnb singer but also a Rapper, Blogger, Poet, Music Composer and social worker. He has won Tuborg Music Award for the best male debut male singer for his song “Sunana” and has been nominated for OS Music Award. He always looks forward to opening new horizons with his music. He’s already a well-known Rnb/Rap singer and songwriter in his homeland of Nepal. Despite this, the latest song he’s promoting got some type of EDM influence, keeping up with the same level as the current hits on his new Dance-Pop charts.

In his childhood Prakash used to write poem, faiths, gazals, however, he had stopped to write it in 2014.

This eventual transformation from a shy boy to extrovert adolescent also brought mutability in his areas of interest. He soon started to listen to Sugam Pokharel, Narayan Gopal, Nabin K Bhattrai, The Unity, Girish Khatiwada, Manas Ghale and other Nepali singers and rappers that made him appear in different school functions, gatherings, and fetes. Praises received at that time laid the foundation for his musical career.

Prakash spent his entire childhood in Kohalpur in his complete introversion. ‘I was very shy and never showed up on stage until my 7th standard. Slowly, I pushed myself into social gatherings more and started to wander in narrow to wide lanes and pathways of kohalpur. Prakash feels he had nothing besides himself to rely upon, so poetry and eventually songwriting became his main thin dig at something of poems and then poems to Composition of songs and that to gain a piece of rap music and he has more plans for still doing more, giving more at Nepali RnB and hip-hop.

There’s always something which had apprehended him to write the poems to rap. Basically, a rap itself is a branch of slam poetry. It’s an assortment of emotions with words. It was his emotion, feeling and self-awareness that motivate him to perform or write a song. These days he has my entire focus only at rap line even more.

He entered into Nepali music industry with his first single “Aaideuna” which was not so successful but “U Got Me” is his most ambitious project yet, which now has 1 million Youtube views! It’s helped him to gain recognition and success in the Nepali Music industry — fusing the mind of a storyteller and producer together to create a romantic love tale of survival. His latest, Arajakniti, is a political rap song about civil war, the local Panchayat political system, and Nepal’s slow economic progress. He told “Nepal had to deal with a civil war where thousands perished and then it took a decade to pass a new constitution. Those who had access to power became rich and powerful, but the general public remained poor,” he said, referring to the 10-year long civil war in Nepal from 1996 to 2006. “This is why I want to alert the political fraternity through my hip-hop music.” “From “nothing” to “something” and “something” to now again” More than that ” this feeling of self-manual realization and aim of executing something at Nepali music had been his strength.”

He has already released three albums, including 30 songs yet & has done featured with several famous Nepali artists like Girish Khatiwada, Amit Dangol & Jovan Bhuju and international artist like Delon & Marvelous. He is quickly becoming one of the most successful & famed Rappers in Nepal’s growing Hip Hop community.

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