Monday, August 17, 2009

Mon Aug 17, 2009

On Today's Show:

General Tony Zinni "Leading the Charge:
Leadership Lessons from the Battlefield to the Boardroom"
Former chief of CENTCOM and special envoy to the Middle East. Currently, General Zinni serves as the Chairman of the BAE Systems, Inc. Board and Acting President and CEO of BAE Systems, Inc. (BAE is the 3rd largest global defense company). Leadership Lessons from the Battlefield to the Boardroom was developed while the General was on the lecture circuit. Audiences would frequently ask Zinni about the qualities needed for a successful leader and examples of current day good leaders. Although recent leadership in American business and politics has been questioned, Zinni knew there were successful leaders both here in America and abroad. So, he set out to highlight those leaders and the qualities that made their leadership successful.

Chris Byrne - "The Toy Guy"
Chris Byrne has more than 28 years experience in the toy, entertainment and children's industries. He is content director for and editor-at-large for leading industry publications Toys & Family Entertainment and Royalties. His toy reviews, research and parenting articles are eagerly sourced by consumers and the media and can currently be found at .

R. S. Moore - "Dickfish"
Rock music is not just music. It is the soundtrack of our lives. Rock and roll lyrics can reflect not only our emotions but our political and religious views as well. In his new novel, DICKFISH, author R. S. Moore laces iconic rock and roll lyrics with the indulgent and decadent lives of six young D.C. professionals. A former D.C. lobbyist and self-proclaimed "rockaholic," Moore provides a peek into the ways rock music shapes our lives and feeds our souls.

Laura Rowley "Budgeting for Holidays"
Laura Rowley is an author and journalist specializing in money and values. She writes the weekly "Money and Happiness" column for Yahoo!Finance, which receives 42 million unique visitors a month. The column is based on her book, "Money & Happiness: A Guide to Living the Good Life," which shows readers how to align their finances with their values. Rowley also writes a blog and teaches a course in values at Seton Hall University. She is a former reporter/producer for CNN Business News, and the author of two other business books. Her writing has appeared in The New York Times, Self, Parents, and other publications, and she has been interviewed by The Today Show, Good Morning America, CNBC, Fox Network, and dozens of other media. She is married with three daughters and lives in New Jersey.

Cooke died at the age of 33 on December 11, 1964 at the Hacienda Motel at 9137 South Figueroa Street in Los Angeles, California, which has since been torn down. Bertha Franklin, manager of the motel, told police that she shot and killed Cooke in self-defense.

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