Thought Leadership: Build a Community of Followers

August 10, 2015
Hosted by Brendan Anderson and Jeffrey Kadlic

[Download MP3] [itunes] [Bookmark Episode]

Guest Information

Episode Description

In a world crowded with good [and bad] content and ideas, how do you break through the clutter and stand out as a thought leader? And if successful, is there any “real” value? As an entrepreneur you have many unique attributes, but finding a way to not only create, but differentiate your personal brand may seem impossible. Today’s guest, branding expert and Author of ‘Stand Out,’ Dorie Clark, may not argue with the difficulty, but she would argue that it is possible and even valuable. Valuable in reputation and revenue. Join us on The Second Stage to hear from Ms. Clark and learn how to identify your breakthrough idea to distinguish you as, dare we say it, a thought leader, and build a valued community! As one of our favorite thought leaders, Jim Collins, states, “Fire Bullets, Then Cannonballs.” And may the BEST idea win!

The Second Stage

Archives Available on VoiceAmerica Business Channel

The Second Stage serves as an entrepreneurial forum to exchange ideas and best practices amongst peers. While each business is unique, most companies face the same obstacles on their path to success. The topics and trends addressed within this community of like-minded individuals will include financials and reporting, valuation and value creation, succession planning, human resources, technology, insurance and benefits, as well as many others. The show will be delivered from the perspective of the hosts who view opportunities from both an entrepreneurial and institutional private investor perspective.

The Second Stage also shines a light on the significant impact that entrepreneurs and their growing companies have on creating a vibrant economic base.

Brendan Anderson and Jeffrey Kadlic

Brendan Anderson has spent the past 20 years as an investor and manager of businesses ranging from manufacturing to financial services. Fascinated by the capital gap within the small business growth sector, he rapidly came to the conclusion that providing best practices in addition to growth capital could consistently produce great results for the management, employees, communities, and investors. He is an active member and mentor within Entrepreneurs’ Organization, and is continuously entrenched in its culture of best practices.

Jeffrey Kadlic spent the first 10 years of his career making private investments in an institutional setting. Early success was achieved in large part to an entrepreneurial mindset within a corporate culture. While practicing as an institutional investor, working in and around dynamic small businesses, he recognized that growing small businesses needed more than just an influx of cash to scale operations. Leveraging corporate practices within an entrepreneurial setting, in addition to the capital, was the best way to achieve great performance.

Brendan and Jeffrey are both alumni of Crain’s Forty under 40 and E and Y Entrepreneur of the Year finalists.

Connected by their passion for growing small companies, in 2005, Anderson and Kadlic partnered to co-found Evolution Capital Partners, focused exclusively on advising and investing growth capital in Second Stage Companies. Evolution and its companies recognized on the Inc.500 5000.

This site is protected by Trustwave's Trusted Commerce program