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At 7am, we welcomed Dr. Loren Murfield to the program. Dr. Loren Murfield is an Author, Speaker and Leadership Consultant and works with aspiring and emerging leaders to create radical change and disruptive innovation. He recently launched PWR University, his online leadership development platform. He returned to college at age 31 to earn a BS, MA and PhD, before teaching college, becoming an entrepreneur, and writing 13 books, 8 in one year. He co-authored the soon to be released book, “10 Minutes of Insanity” with Heisman winner Johnny Rodgers and Dr. Murfield created and hosts the TED Talk Think Tank at the Centre Club each month. He also enjoys co-authoring the annual Centre Club’s Mystery Theater production. This year’s play is “Who Killed the Customers?” The discussion focused on what is takes to lead and we discussed what is meant by radical change and how that differs from disruptive information with examples like Uber which were discussed. He sees that egos set many leaders back in their careers and this is his #1 challenge when consulting leaders on how to better themselves professionally. With the digital age upon us, leadership is changing and business owners must learn to leverage their power, meaning collaborate with others and dispel the competitiveness that so many feel, just one of the many takeaways from the #MorningDiscussion. Dr. Murfield talks about his book writing process and how his books have taken the place of the traditional business card. Instead of handing out cards to prospective clients and new contacts, he oftentimes will hand out one of his many books which leaves a lasting impression on the contact. Helping business leaders write books is also just one of the many services that Dr. Murfield provides through PWRUniversity, his leadership program. In the final segment, the discussion goes further into the Ted Talk Think Tank that Dr. Murfield spearheaded two years and he invites people to get involved which is easy to do. Just talk to the hosts at the Centre Club for more on this. To contact Dr. Murfield, find him online at pwruniversity.com or email at firstname.lastname@example.org!
At 8am, we launched #TechThursday with Nick Paras, CEO of Alpha Computing Solutions. The discussion centered around autonomous vehicles in the opening segment as Nick talked about how Uber is making a move to provide their service but without drivers. They are currently testing a partially self-driving Volvo XC90 in their home base market, Pittsburgh and they hope to one day have truly autonomous vehicles in place of drivers. Test cars have an actual person on board to copilot but with technology rapidly advancing, truly autonomous vehicles could be right around the corner. Uber says it will acquire Otto, the self-driving commercial vehicle start-up too and their Founder previously worked on Google’s autonomous vehicle program. Ford has announced it will have autonomous cars in 5 years and they hope to partner with Uber in this mission. These cars will not have steering wheels, gas pedals or brake pedals and a driver will not be required. Ford cites that there are more than 30,000 motor vehicle deaths per year and 90% are from human error, how will autonomous vehicles affect these numbers? The discussion continued in the second segment centering on one of Nick’s primary services, disaster recovery. Technology is vital to any business today and 51% of companies who lost data in 2015 said they used hardware backups and 86% of companies who lost data in 2015 said they had a backup strategy in place. Why did they lose data then? 22% said the backup was not operating properly, 21% said the device was not included in backup procedures and 21% said the backup was out of date. So what is the solution? Hire Nick Paras at Alpha Computing Solutions to help you out!! Visit www.alphacomputing.com for more information or call him today at 813-839-7671 X 100!
Our 8:30 guest was Dr. Maulik Bhalani, CEO of Florida Pain Medicine located in Wesley Chapel. Dr. Bhalani is board certified in Interventional Pain Medicine, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation by the American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and the American Board of Medical Specialties. He has a wide range of experience in treating chronic and refractory pain problems and Dr. Bhalani currently serves as clinical associate professor and faculty for the pain medicine fellowship/department of Neurology at the University of South Florida where he continues to teach fellow and resident surgeons. The #MorningDiscussion centered around pill mills and how that industry invaded Florida in past year but today is cleaned up thanks to the work of lawmakers and Doctors like Dr. Bhalani. Dr. Bhalani speaks of the different modalities involved in proper pain management and says that a very small portion of his client base can only be treated with pills. Through exercise, physical therapy, life-style and diet changes, he can effect great results on patients suffering from chronic pain. The discussion moves into a talk on the leading source of pain, back pain. Back paint will affect 90% of the population at one point in their life but surprising to many is that 90% of these pains can be resolved through proper medical care. According to Dr. Bhalani, “The important thing is how we handle these pains during our worst times and how we get back to restoring function and reliving life as quickly as possible. If you are experiencing pain and need assistance, reach out to the Doctor today – you can find them online at www.floridapainmedicine.com or phone at 813-388-2948. They are located at 2553 Windguard Circle in Wesley Chapel and also have locations in Zephyrhills and Brandon!
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