Never before did founders, entrepreneurs, and leaders of even the smallest companies need to think that their command of and understanding of:
... and tracking where they all intersect from moment to moment would ever be so important to how they, their family, their team, their firm survives just the next couple days... and the next couple weeks... and the next couple months, let alone plan for next year.
The fact is that most entrepreneurs today didn’t have to lead through the great recession, they weren’t CEOs during the dot com bubble, they likely didn’t study the economic impacts of the World War I and Spanish Flu one-two punch on the global economy.
How are they to be expected to do anything but follow their guts or the reactionary examples of their peers?
The pandemic has been and will continue to be the great global leveler.
As leaders, entrepreneurs, and business leaders we should be informed, rational, analytical and rigorous in our thinking.
No one has a crystal ball, but the markets operate virtually 24 hours, and across the globe. As markets open and close, and as their outcomes across all asset classes inform the decisions of every entrepreneur on the ground, we can at least see around the bend and do our very best to make the best decisions we can for our businesses, teams, and families.
George Katsanos joins us and presents the global markets update across all asset classes, providing colour with news and announcements from worldwide economic ecosystem stakeholders.
George is a turnaround and crisis management expert with expertise in Behavioural Finance and Corporate Re-engineering who has advised governments, financial institutions, colleges & universities, and various large and small enterprises in the US, Europe, and in emerging markets.
Startup Grind Grand Rapids' Chapter Director Corey Hart moderates the discussion.
Corey is a serial entrepreneur and startup/founder coach & mentor. He currently serves as the CMO & Co-founder of Telebehavioral Health.US, and as a Senior Business & Startup Advisor for eiconica Advisors.
John Payne is a Senior Futures & Options Broker and Market Strategist with Daniels Trading. He is the publisher of the grain focused newsletter called This Week in Grain. He has been working as a series 3 registered broker since 2008.
John graduated from the University of Iowa with a degree in economics. After school, John embarked on a 4 year career with the United States Navy. It was during two tours in Iraq and the Persian Gulf where John realized how important commodities are to the survival of society as we know it. It was this understanding that brought about John’s curiosity in commodities. Upon his honorable discharge in 2007, John’s intense interest in the world of commodities inspired him to move to Chicago and pursue his passion in a career in the futures arena.
Wednesday, July 1st, we are pleased to host Mauricio Duque of Startup Grind Barranquilla, Colombia. Mauricio will give us some insight on how the epidemic is affecting the startup and entrepreneurial ecosystem in his region, as well as provide advice to entrepreneurs at the event.
This event is a recurring event every MONDAY, WEDNESDAY & FRIDAY @ 10AM EST.
iCore Partners, Inc.
Senior Market Analyst
Experienced Investment Banker and Corporate Finance Executive, George successfully completed engagements with governments, colleges and universities, privately owned and publicly traded companies in Europe, the U.S. and in emerging markets. Broad-based expertise includes family offices, private equity, portfolio management, manager selection and real estate management. In banking, previous engagements included commercial and residential banking, sales and marketing of financial products to individuals and companies, wealth management, retail and corporate lending, small business lending, compliance, risk management, cybersecurity, and KYC. In the hospitality sector, experience includes hotels, restaurants, food and wine producers, and supply chain management. In higher education, George has assessed the sustainable competitive advantage of colleges and universities, with a view to improving outcomes for students. Dedicated to building effective relationships with clients and providing support to stakeholders and management teams.
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