Molding the Next Generation of Business Leaders
October 1, 2019
Hosted by Frank Zaccari
The University of California system (10 major research universities) has 19,224 patents, licenses or pending patents and licenses. Yet 60% of the revenue comes from five patents. These are the most brilliant minds in the world – but they have extremely poor results moving from the lab to the business world. These brilliant minds at not adequately prepared to move from research to business ownership. One of the 10 universities saw these results and is taking action. The University of California at Davis has created an Entrepreneurship Academy where they take these brilliant researchers and guide them through the process of moving from the intellectual mindset to the innovative mindset needed to create, fund and sustain a successful business.
Life Altering Events
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Everyone has those AHA moments or events that change our lives for better or worse. These life altering events occur in every aspect of our professional, personal, and in the lives of our family. Try as we may, it is impossible to completely separate the events in our personal life from our professional life. Believe me, I tried and failed miserably. Life altering events present us with opportunities to seize the moment and make difference in our own life, the lives of our loved one, friends and business associates. They also can be a fork in the road where we can fall apart or pick up the pieces and start moving forward toward better times and better people. It is never too late to have the life you want and deserve. Let’s talk about it.
A native of western New York, Frank Zaccari served as a military medic in the U.S. Air Force before spending over 20 years in the high-tech industry. His experience included everything from holding senior positions with Fortune 50 organizations to turning around small and mid-size companies. His path has helped him learn a great deal about business, finance, organizational development, people, and success.
After becoming a single, custodial parent, Frank left the high tech industry in order to be home to raise his children. He created, managed and sold one of the most profitable insurance agencies in Northern California. Frank has written and published five books based on life altering events. He teaches a program for aspiring entrepreneurs at Arizona State University, is an accomplished speaker, a mentor and judge for the University of California Entrepreneurship Academy and a mentor for the Sacramento Veterans Treatment Court.
After 35 years as a successful corporate executive, author, and entrepreneur, Frank is now leveraging his knowledge and experience to help others on their journey to find solutions to pressing personal and professional challenges, and take their organizations and their lives to heights they never imagined.