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David Jensen
David Lee Jensen is the Amazon #1 Bestselling Author of The Naked Interview: Hiring Without Regret, a Motivational Speaker, Business Growth Expert and Entrepreneur Coach.

During twenty years consulting Jensen observed that the two most common problem-areas were Marketing and Personnel. He recognized there were already a plethora of marketing experts but no Hiring Expert or codified, workable system for hiring. Business owners consistently said “I Hate Hiring!” So, he wrote the book with solving that in mind.

The Hiring Academy, of which Jensen is CEO, has the purpose of helping business owners and HR professionals simplify the hiring process. Jensen developed The Hiring System materials and consulting.

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Entries by David Jensen

Profile: John Ross Jesensky -- Film Composer

(0) Comments | Posted August 17, 2015 | 2:45 PM

Now and again, I write these "Profiles". Why? It's really as simple as people interest me; people's stories strongly interest me. Everyone has a story and I think we can all learn something from stories of others.

John Ross Jesensky is one such person. He's a Hollywood Film,...

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Hiring Guru: Jody Rookstool - Pointing the Way to Start-up Profitability

(7) Comments | Posted July 29, 2015 | 4:16 PM

As a young entrepreneur during the dot com boom, Jody Rookstool successfully guided two technology start-ups. The first, Serus was sold to Netopia for over $7,000,000 in 1998 and the second, PointClick reached over 130 employees and $1,000,000 per month in revenue.

After the dot com crash...

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Profile: Kimra Bettasso -- 401K Advice for a New Generation

(0) Comments | Posted July 22, 2015 | 11:24 PM

Kimra Bettasso is a Financial Consultant and Founder of 401k Retire Logic and 401k Legit. Ms. Bettasso has created a company that draws on her wealth of experience in the financial industry to help clients understand the many paths to financial security in retirement. Since founding the company,...

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Hiring Guru: Blu By The Sea - Addiction Treatment

(1) Comments | Posted July 22, 2015 | 8:11 PM

I was initially intrigued by the hiring process of a drug rehabilitation facility, due to the obvious standards of care it would take to be qualified. But in asking for a "typical" story I was caught off guard.

"The most compelling story is mine... My name is Christopher...

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Hiring Guru: Lamar Hunt Jr. -- A Humble Maverick

(0) Comments | Posted July 17, 2015 | 8:25 AM

Lamar Hunt Jr. is the Founder & President of Loretto Companies balancing real estate investment and charitable ventures; while coming from a lineage of well-known businessman and sports entrepreneurs. His "cool factor" is being the owner of the Missouri Mavericks, an East Coast Hockey...

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Profile: Brandon Colker - Returning to the Scene of the Crash

(0) Comments | Posted July 14, 2015 | 11:19 AM

Brandon Colker has fifteen years experience in the home loan industry. He quickly transitioned from an industry veteran to an entrepreneur of successful startup projects as necessitated by the crash of 2007. But as many Americans experienced, the crash of carried on long beyond. Brandon is amongst those...

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Hiring Guru: 42nd Street Photo Hiring for Over 50 Years

(4) Comments | Posted June 30, 2015 | 4:59 PM

Right off, its owner Elliot Braha proudly told me the storied history of 42nd Street Photo.

"Solomon Barnathan was the original founding father and our company's story goes all the way back to 1965. Solomon was an employee of a small store called Robert's Gifts on...

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Hiring Guru: Nationwide Debt Direct Hires for Service

(1) Comments | Posted June 30, 2015 | 3:00 PM

Jeffrey DeLage is Chief Operating Officer of Nationwide Debt Direct. They start the process of caring for consumers with the hiring process.

"Hire great people and set proper expectations with each client and creditor! We don't have any affiliates and we are a full service debt settlement company...
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Hiring Guru: Luis Namnum of Occidental Vacation Club Reviews Hiring for Service

(1) Comments | Posted June 26, 2015 | 6:46 PM

Luis Namnum serves as President of Occidental Vacation Club, a division of Occidental Hotels & Resorts and is an active member of the Board of American Resort Development Associations (ARDA). He has extensive management experience, acquired through over three decades working with some of the largest...

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Hiring Guru: Tim DeCapua - Wealth Building Real Estate

(2) Comments | Posted June 12, 2015 | 4:45 AM

Tim DeCapua is President of Wealth Building Real Estate, helping create turnkey opportunities for the inexperienced investor, and we cut right to the chase. I asked:

How do you help clients build wealth with real estate?

Our team has been buying, fixing, and...

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Hiring Guru: Ed Young - A Pastor's Decisions

(0) Comments | Posted June 12, 2015 | 4:17 AM

Ed Young is the Senior Pastor of Fellowship Church, which is headquartered in Grapevine, Texas but has rapidly expanded across Texas, to Florida, London (UK) and online. His message is obviously resonating and his recruiting efforts for good people have been strong and spirited. Decisions to...

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Hiring Guru: Neil Moore's Simply Music Gateway

(0) Comments | Posted June 9, 2015 | 10:09 PM

Being a "hiring guy'" and entrepreneur, for me, has brought one very unexpected gift that continues to drive me ever so happily along my path. It's the people I meet, their vast abilities, their stories and their unique approach to life and the serving of others. I'm compelled to share...

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Profiles: Home for Life Animal Sanctuary With Lisa LaVerdiere

(2) Comments | Posted June 2, 2015 | 11:55 AM

Lisa LaVerdiere is the Executive Director of Home For Life Animal Sanctuary, which is small but mighty, and she knows that a small sanctuary can make a big difference. For the nearly 200 animals that live at her sanctuary, Home For Life is able to give its residents...

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Hiring Guru: Doug Pitassi -- Problem Solved, With People

(0) Comments | Posted May 12, 2015 | 5:45 PM

Doug Pitassi is CEO of Pacific Office Automation, which he started in 1976 in Portland, Oregon, selling copy machines. Thirty-eight years later, they are a recognized leader in office management solutions, offering state-of-the-art technology and award-winning customer service. They are the largest private dealership in the...

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Hiring Guru: Tim Hill, Breaking Bad Templates

(3) Comments | Posted May 5, 2015 | 4:51 PM

Tim Hill is the Publisher at Dove Medical Press and has a staff of 30 publishing professionals based in the Auckland, New Zealand editorial offices. They publish some 130 journals in the areas of medicine and science.

Tim has been in the publishing of scientific, technical...

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Hiring Guru: Luke Weil, Putting Trust in Others

(0) Comments | Posted May 2, 2015 | 12:28 PM

In my observation, Luke Weil is an unexpected story of those who don't have to work, but work anyway; and he works hard, to the benefit of others. Dismissing the usual scrutiny and critique of the wealthy lifestyle, Luke dons the suit of a CEO to direct his creative lot...

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The Hiring Guru: Eric Gonchar "Firm" Interviewing

(0) Comments | Posted April 23, 2015 | 4:54 PM

Like any respectable East Coaster, Eric Gonchar puts family first. And like a true Attorney, work is a close second. He does, however, have an abundance of hobbies including snow skiing, water skiing, tennis, bicycling, hiking, running, photography, fishing, guitar playing and music memorabilia. This immediately indicates to...

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The Hiring Guru: Joe Olujic Playing the Game of Gaming

(1) Comments | Posted April 16, 2015 | 6:07 PM

It's not always Billionaires and high-powered CEOs that I'm asking for their hiring habits and advice, it's everybody I encounter. The are more intricate pieces behind the scenes in truly successful organizations and the really tough decisions that become the defining moments of success are often made by someone else....

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The Hiring Guru: Interview with a Mentor, Phil Pustejovsky

(0) Comments | Posted April 15, 2015 | 3:33 PM

Sometimes interviewing isn't just for "hiring" per se. Sometimes it's about choosing the right partner, vendor or even client. I've done countless Hiring Academy training sessions with companies who need to screen their clients first like agents, attorneys, bankers, etc.

Today's interview is with an entrepreneur who needs to...

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The Hiring Guru: Tonye Cole's Africa Business Plan

(5) Comments | Posted March 13, 2015 | 5:20 PM

I believe this is only my third published conversation with a billionaire, though I've met several, others along with Sir Richard Branson, Mr. Robert Duggan and Mr. Steve Forbes who actually documents the list of his highly successful peers!

I have a thirst for knowledge, especially in the area...

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