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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.

 

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

 

26
Aug

Mark Cuban: Outwork and Outlearn Your Competition | Entrepreneur.com

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According to Jason Fell 2012, “As an angel investor and a star on ABC’s reality show Shark Tank, tech billionaire Mark Cuban meets countless aspiring entrepreneurs who think they have the next great idea. So what separates the phenoms from the flops? Among several things, a passion for working hard and blowing their competition out of the water, he says.” Read More: http://www.entrepreneur.com/blog/223753

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

26
May

They’re Here, They’re Geeks Get Used To It | Reuters

#tech #geeks #it #millennials According to Nick Zieminski 2012, “Turns out, geeks are inheriting the earth. Thanks to ubiquitous consumer electronics and the prominence of technology executives like Facebook Inc’s Mark Zuckerberg and the late Steve Jobs of Apple Inc, it’s no longer an insult to be called a geek.” Read more > http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/05/25/us-adecco-geeks-idUSBRE84O0YB20120525

17
May

Paris Exotic Dancers Strike, say Wages “Miserable” | Reuters

#paris #france #gogo #dancers #business According to Sybille de La Hamaide 2012, “Topless dancers at the renowned Crazy Horse night club in Paris have gone on strike, saying they are not being paid enough to take the shirts off their backs.” Read More > http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/05/16/us-france-crazyhorse-idUSBRE84F0W620120516

13
May

9 Greatest Entrepreneurs of All Time | Small Business Hub

#consulting #in #business #entrepreneurs According to Small Business Hub 2012, “Jeff Bezos – AMAZON, Net Worth US$18.1 billion – He is the founder, president, chief executive officer (CEO), and chairman of the board of Amazon.com. Bezos was born in Albuquerque, New Mexico. After graduating from Princeton University in 1986, Bezos worked on Wall Street in the computer science field. Then he worked on building a network for international trade for a company known as Fitel. He next worked at Bankers Trust, where he became vice-president. Later on he also worked in computer science for D. E. Shaw & Co.” Read More > http://www.smallbusinesshub.co.nz/9%20Greatest%20Entrepreneurs%20of%20all%20time.html

13
May

Mark Cuban’s 12 Rules For Start Ups | Entrepreneur.com

#consulting #business #in #startups According to Mark Cuban 2012, “Anyone who has started a business has his or her own rules and guidelines, so I thought I would add to the memo with my own. My “rules” below aren’t just for those founding the companies, but for those who are considering going to work for them, as well.” Read More > http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/222524

15
Mar

7 Things You Didn’t Know That Can Hurt Your Credit Score | CanDoFinance.com

#ritarobison #business #finance #credit #money According to Rita Robison 2011, “Before the computer era, consumers would go to their local banker and provide information on their assets and debts to show that they could afford the loan they were seeking.

In the 1970s, credit scores began being used. They’re based on consumers’ credit histories and estimate the probability consumers will pay back their loans.

The most widely used credit score is the FICO score. Created by the Fair Isaac Corp., FICO scores are three numbers ranging from 300 to 850. A score of 720 is considered good. Consumers with lower scores may be charged higher interest rates or denied loans.” Read more > http://www.candofinance.com/loans/things-you-did-not-know-that-can-hurt-your-credit-score/