Warning: Your Secrets May Not Be Secrets Much Longer

Irvine CA…. Are Your Secrets Still Secret? “Hackers target startups that secure early-stage funding. Some startups are detecting heightened cyberattacks just after they raise Series A funding.” According to recent reports from the Wall Street Journal. Business leaders tend to disregard this kind of news because their IT people are telling them, “We’ve got it covered.”  […]

David Stelzl Reflecting on Father’s Day

On my bulletin board above my desk I have a card I received from one of the many home school conferences I’ve attended.  It lists a set of goals for fathers… in summary here are some helpful things to have in front of you if you are a father… 1. Respond lovingly and wisely to […]

Educating Business Leaders

Getting to the right people is the key to finding new opportunity…and yesterday’s educational event was a great example.  We had about 50 business leaders running a  variety of SMB businesses including wealth management, personal safety, software development, and many more.  I delivered an updated review of major security trends along with concepts from by […]

Raising Entrepreneurs – Thinking Outside the Box

Last night I had the privilege of  presenting new material on Entrepreneurial Thinking to a group of fathers and young men (mostly college age).  I thought it might be helpful to post a few comments to keep the learning process going: 1. Andrew Carnegie (in the early 1900s) wrote: Capitalists need compliant workers…willing to work […]

Raising Entrepreneurs: All About Cookies

I am focused on entrepreneurship!  When my wife and I first started homeschooling our children we caught the vision for a different kind of education.  One that would build the not-so-academic side of those we are raising, but still equip them with the essential reading, writing, and arithmetic skills needed to succeed. My schooling history […]

Where PowerPoint Shines

Where does PowerPoint Shine?  I use it when speaking to large audiences, educational marketing events, or going through the details of a project plan for a larger group. In the first case, slides can be used as long as you don’t lean on them.  They provide a backdrop to you as a speaker.  This is […]

Great Speakers Make Great Sales Reps

Taking yesterday’s movie star concepts a step further, let me share another analogy that is near and dear to my own profession.  As an active member of the National Speakers Association, I meet quarterly with some very successful speakers; people I consider to be at the top of the speaker industry.  Our topics vary as […]

Great Books Contribute to Great Sales Calls

Our last session in the Making Money with Security Class (Online) is tomorrow.  I’ve had some great interaction with attendees over email and some phone this week, and value the questions and ideas that will improve both of us.  Yesterday  I was asked, “What should I be reading?”  Here is a short list of some […]