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28
Jan

#Entrepreneur #Business @Calliste on The 10 Minute Meeting

New York, N.Y. – We all know the popular adage, “time is money” and for majority of people that is true. Especially true for consultants, accountants, lawyers and other service professionals time is a valuable commodity.

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“We conducted meetings every 25 minutes, two meetings an hour. Then we were introduced to the 20 minute meeting, three meetings an hour”, says Callistecomm founder and senior consultant Jerry Calliste Jr.

“So the thought crossed our minds. How about the 10 minute meeting, six meetings an hour? We can conduct 1 or 2 hours worth of meetings with contractors or partners and manage 6 to 12 projects”, says Calliste Jr.

Talk about efficiency. For Callistecomm that will leave approximately 37 to 38 hours of a 40 hour work week to manage and execute plans and achieve business goals. “As managing director I have an opportunity to cover more projects and further motivate my team leaders and save time”, says Calliste Jr.

In 2009 Mr. Calliste Jr. allowed Callistecomm to adopt the 40 hour, 4 day work week. Mr. Calliste Jr. through one of his joint ventures learned from a Scandinavian partner how Scandinavians balance work, family and personal time. Calliste Jr. recalls his European counterpart saying, “I am not going to work 60 to 80 hours and all weekend on our project like you Americans work. We believe Americans work to long.”

Calliste Jr. thought he had a point. Scandinavians are routinely voted efficient and having the best education systems when working an average of 35 hours a week and vacationing 2 months out of a year.

“Imagine if your business has 4 contractors applying the same practice to their meetings. Productivity should be through the roof”, says Calliste Jr.

Calliste Jr. and his team will not be the first company to explore the 10 minute meeting. It is a known fact that Marissa Mayer, CEO of Yahoo, while at Google held 10 minute meetings (Ref: Gallo, C. 2006. “How To Hold A Meeting Like Google”. Bloomberg Business. Web http://www.bloomberg.com/bw/stories/2006-09-26/how-to-run-a-meeting-like-google).

In 2014, Entrepreneur magazine published an article by Drake Baer (originally posted in Business Insider), titled, “11 Ways Top Execs Like Marissa Mayer and Jeff Bezos Run Meetings Effectively” (Web: http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/240287).

Throughout 2016, Calliste Jr. and his team @Callistecomm (TW) will measure the outcome of holding 10 minute meetings. Expect a follow up to this post later in the year.

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Jerry Calliste Jr.

Calliste Jr. is a serial entrepreneur and energetic team leader, C-suite executive, and management consultant. For 32+ years he recruited successful teams, developed and partnered music company’s and sold an est. 5.0MM units, generating an estimated $25MM in global sales and through events management grew sales at  venues by 350%. His peers say he’s “an authority on music marketing, licensing, and independent talent development” and “…a natural at identifying new trends and opportunities related to start ups and strategic business.” He received two separate RIAA Gold awards for 500,000 units sold on popular releases.

Calliste Jr. studied dual majors BSc. in Information Technology & BSc. in Management Information Sciences at The Ross School of Management and Leadership at Franklin University. He’s fluent in English, speaks moderate Spanish and French, and is learning Mandarin Chinese and Arabic.

Since 2006 – present he volunteers as an Opinions Leaders Panelist on the Economist’s Economist Intelligence Unit (E.I.U.).

2009 – present he is the founder and Chairman, CEO and President of Simplestream.co and Simplestream Technologies.

In ’08 Calliste Jr. invited by a prominent New York City attorney, participated as volunteer on finance committee for then Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton’s Primary for President.

In ’07 – ’10, served as Special Advisor at not-for-profit Stargazer.org.

In ’05 he’s founder and Managing Director at Callistecomm.

In ’04 He created curriculum for 2 online based internship programs, Public Relations Assistant and Marketing Assistant positions. Students received credit towards their majors for 12 accredited universities The Ohio State University, Ohio University, Capital University, University of Miami (FL) and additional institutions, spending over 4,500 hours supervising 30+ interns.

In ’01 – present he founded and serves as Chairman & CEO, Bassmint Music Inc.

In ‘00 he promoted an impromptu V.I.P. birthday bash for then The Duchess of York Sarah Ferguson an event with Columbus Monthly, Charles Penzone, Guess?, FTV.com.

30
Jul

#Survey Please complete @Callistecomm #BusinessPlan Development Survey I #Entrepreneurs #SMBs #Startups

Entrepreneurs SurveyDo you own and operate or did you once own a #business? We need your help. Please take 5 minutes to complete our @Callistecomm Business Plan Development Survey I (To take the survey visit bit.ly/bizplansurvey1). It’s the first of many such survey’s our company Callistecomm.com will post to our business and social media networks.

The survey aims to gather information from entrepreneurs and small business owners about how they view and value the importance of utilizing a comprehensive business plan.

The survey is sponsored by Simplestreamtech.com and gifts are provided to the participants. The survey is scheduled to close on August 6, 2015. Thank you in advance.

 

26
Nov

It’s Simple: #BoycottBlackFriday Spending| @CALLISTE

#itsbiggerthanyou @Errolcnn @DonLemon @BrookeBCNN @Sara__Firth @howardkoplowitz #barackobama #ferguson #politics #law #justfeelit

 

BND-inverseAccording to @CALLISTE 2014, “In the wake of the continued killing of unarmed youths in America I encourage all my associates, friends and family to #BoycottBlackFriday Thanksgiving holiday spending. We can do it. Plus it sends a very strong message to the establishment. Friday Nov 28 through Monday December 1 try to withdraw from the spending sprees. Support your local mom and pop businesses in your neighborhood. They will appreciate you more.

Years ago, in 1989 a friend and I were passing through Washington Square Park near New York University (NYU). There was a large rowdy crowd arguing about racism. We decided to stop and take in the debate.  A young black man dressed Rasta style “could-be” an NYU student, argued about racial issues in America with a young white “could-be” NYU student. They went back and forth. I finally stepped in and said, “It’s not about white or black. The establishment loves to watch us bicker, fight and kill each other. It’s about green. Dollars and cents. Wealth. How much money you earn and how you distribute it.” The story goes on a little further but you get the purpose of it.

In my observation and experience, capitalism fulls democracy and democracy supposedly spawns freedom. But are we truly free? I think not. In my opinion the minimum wage is a somewhat respectable form of slavery. A new economic slavery. “Go to college, get your degree and you will get a good job.” Really? Where are those good jobs? I read over and over again how college graduates can not find jobs. Well let’s debate this topic. Join in. I would love to read your comments.”

Read Howard Koplowitz IB Times article > Black Friday Boycott: ‘No Jutice, No Profits,’ African-Americans Say After no Indictment For Darren Wilson” http://www.ibtimes.com/black-friday-boycott-no-justice-no-profits-african-americans-say-after-no-indictment-1729296

26
Nov

Is President Truly Empathetic or just Pathetic?….@BarackObama Condemns Ferguson Violence |@CALLISTE

@Errolcnn @DonLemon @BrookeBCNN @Sara__Firth #barackobama #ferguson #politics #law #justfeelit

Fires in Ferguson, Missouri

Fires burn in Ferguson, Missouri. Photo: ZeeNews.India.com

According to @Calliste 2014, “Yesterday President Barack Obama had the audacity to condemn the violent acts of the protesters in Ferguson, Missouri. Has Obama forgotten how he commands American drones and the U.S. military to fire on innocent and some times guilty people in non-confrontational countries? People in Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan and Yemen and other countries have not attacked America or Americans. Not one bullet. Yet he commands drone attacks against “could be” terrorists and their families, including unarmed woman and children. While the Ferguson protesters have a valid reason to exert force. Not permissible but still more of a valid reason than American troops and technology killing innocent people.

Lets allow ourselves to think for a minute: Possibly the Ferguson protesters feel the need to be violent because America as a whole is a very violent country. Gun toting, same culture killing…police executing…violence breeds/ begets violence. If the leadership at the top condones violence in the international arena that leader or those leaders should expect no less within the country.

I can go on for quite some time on this subject. But join in. I would love to read your comments.”

Read UPI article > Obama condemns violence, looting in Ferguson http://www.upi.com/Top_News/US/2014/11/25/Obama-condemns-violence-looting-in-Ferguson/5421416957348/

30
Aug

Get It Done! | Jerrycallistejr.com

Stop wasting time and Get It Done! #quotes #brucelee #calliste #callistecomm #getitdone #justfeelit

GET IT DONE!

GET IT DONE!

30
May

Throwback: #tbt @CALLISTE 3 years After Moving to Columbus, OH in Front of @MassimoInvest office #calliste #1995 #43209

Jerry Calliste Jr. in front of new Massimo Investment  Association, LTD office. Columbus, Ohio 1995

Jerry Calliste Jr., 30 years old, in front of new office. Massimo Investment Assoc., LTD, Columbus, Ohio Photo: circa 1995.

#tbt #throwback #calliste #cbus #43209 #1995

Jerry Calliste Jr., at 30 years old, in front of the new @MassimoInvest office in Columbus, Ohio circa 1995. I was also working out hard in those days. Special thanks to #BerrysBarbell www.berrysbarbell.com

10
Nov

3 Ways To Kick Start Your Business – Entrepreneur

#consulting #entrepreneur #leadership #calliste

entrepreneur_imagesAccording to Erika Napoletano 2012, “Um, hello–it’s Q4, time to pull your head out of 2012 and start thinking about upping your business game in the coming year. The first tool for the job? My foot planted firmly (and repeatedly) on your backside. I’m going to help push your business forward by making you face up to some tough issues.” > Click to Read More

10
Nov

12 Surprising Signs You Could Be An Entrepreneur – Entrepreneur

#consulting #calliste #entrepreneur #leadership

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According to Grant Cardone 2012, “Almost every article ever written about entrepreneurship suggests that it’s not for everyone. And yet the articles go on to list attributes that many successful people possess as the traits commonly associated with great entrepreneurs, such as a strong work ethic, persistence, persuasiveness and discipline.

For 25 years, I have studied entrepreneurs and discovered that what contributed to their incredible success was not what society typically considers assets. People like John D. Rockefeller, Henry Ford and Oprah Winfrey didn’t achieve greatness by possessing the traits and following the narrow path recommended by management gurus.

So, don’t believe everything others say about you or how they label you. Maybe your supposed liabilities are really your assets. Here are 12 signs many people might consider a liability, but which can actually be indications that you are meant to be an entrepreneur…” Se: The list of 12 Surprising Signs> Click to Read More

 

31
May

Management Tip of the Day: Don’t Ignore Your Gen-Xers | HBR | Reuters

 

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#genx #leaders #leadershipchat #management @callistecomm According to “”Generation X,” those born between 1965 and 1978, has been overshadowed by the demographic behemoths bracketing them – greying, retirement-delaying Baby Boomers and leapfrogging Millennials. But no company can afford to ignore them, says Harvard Business Review.

The Management Tip of the Day offers quick, practical management tips and ideas from Harvard Business Review and HBR.org (www.hbr.org). Any opinions expressed are not endorsed by Reuters.

“Generation X may be a smaller population than Baby Boomers or Millennials, but it wields great influence in today’s organizations. People in this generation are the all-important bench strength for aging leadership.

To keep them around, here’s how to keep them engaged…” Read more > http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/05/16/us-management-tip-idUSBRE8480ST20120516?type=smallBusinessNews

30
May

Now That’s Fast “Verizon Doubling FiOS Speed to 300 megabits/second” | Reuters

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#tech #verizon #fios #streaming #media Now that is fast. I think I’m going to like partnering with Verizon as a mobile client. The company all around seems to be on top of it’s game. A communications company that actually…well uh…communicates with it’s customers and understands consumer demand. According to Sinead Carew 2012, “Verizon Communications Inc (VZ.N) plans to double its fastest home Internet download speed to 300 megabits per second (mbps) next month, creating what it says will be the highest-speed U.S. residential service.” Read more > http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/05/30/us-verizon-fios-idUSBRE84T0WM20120530