Walter Vera, Vice President of Metals.com Business and Leadership had the opportunity to interview Walter Vera, VP of Metals.com , one of the fastest growing independent retailers of gold and silver. As a child, what did you want to be when you grew up? In what ways does that relate to what you do now? Growing up I knew I wanted to do something that I could be proud of and that my family could be proud of. When we’re young we bounce around from ideal job to ideal job because we like to follow what we see. I always had a genuine desire to be a leader while at the…

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David Ogilvy: Leader and Salesman

David Ogilvy is considered “The Grandfather of Modern Advertising.” His style is often copied but never to the actual greatness that was Ogilvy. He learned his leadership qualities from good old-fashioned hard work and unrelenting determination. Lesson One: Perfection At All Costs When Ogilvy left Oxford, he took a job in one of France’s top kitchens, at the Majestic Hotel. David’s wife, Herta, recalls that is where David learned the importance of perfection, and what drove him to become a perfectionist. “Everything that left that kitchen to go out had to be perfect. The way the plate looked, the presentation, the taste, everything.” Along with hard work, excellence, discipline, Ogilvy…

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Nelson Mandela

Nelson Mandela was the first black President of South Africa and was an instrumental figure in ending apartheid. After his term as president, Nelson Mandela went on to become an advocate for social and human rights organizations. A Short Biography Nelson Mandela was born in Mvezo, a small village in South Africa. He was the first in his family to attend school and it was there that his English teacher gave him the name ‘Nelson.’ His involvement in politics started when the National Party, which supported the apartheid policy of racial segregation, won the elections. Mandela joined the African National Congress party and began actively campaigning against the National Party’s…

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Muhammad Ali Record GOAT The Greatest of All-Time

Three-time World Heavyweight Champion Muhammad Ali is considered one of the world’s greatest boxers. His professional record of 56 wins and five losses is unprecedented. After retirement, he traveled the world as an ambassador of peace and championed social causes like ending poverty and discrimination. A Short Biography Muhammad Ali was born “Cassius Clay” on January 17th, 1942 in Louisville, Kentucky. At age 12, Cassius was discovered by a boxing coach. He trained under various coaches as an amateur boxer and had a fantastic record of 100 wins to 5 losses. He became a professional boxer after winning the Summer Olympics gold medal in 1960. He took the name Muhammad…

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Kyle is the CEO of Complete SEO, a full-service digital marketing refinery and SEO agency with offices in Denver, CO and Austin, TX. Additionally, he’s also the co-founder of ClinicVitamins.com, a national, online vitamin dispensary dealing exclusively in professional-grade health supplements. A writer by interest and academic training, Kyle has been published on hundreds of industry-leading small business, marketing, and search engine optimization blogs. As a child, what did you want to be when you grew up? In what ways does that relate to what you do now? Something related to animals or agriculture. My grandparents used to raise cattle on a 1,200 acre ranch, sustainably harvest the timer, and…

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Walt Disney Bio, Leadership, and Quotes Walt Disney was the co-founder of Walt Disney Productions, one of the most influential motion picture production companies in the world. He was also the creator of the world-famous Disneyland, which attracts over 15 million visitors a year. A Short Biography Born on December 5th, 1901, Walt Disney was the fourth son of Elias and Flora Disney. He developed a love for drawing at a very young age when he was paid to draw a neighbor’s horse. In high school, he was the cartoonist for the school newspaper. He dropped out of high school at 16 and joined the Army where he was an…

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Colin Powel

Military leader Colin Powell rose from humble beginnings in New York City’s impoverished South Bronx. Raised by immigrant Jamaican parents, he went to public schools and attended City College of New York (CCNY), where he joined the Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC). There he began a military career that ultimately led to his appointment as chainnan of the Joint Chiefs of Staff under mo presidents, George H.W Bush and Bill Clinton. Of course, he became secretary of state. Whether you are a corporate manager, a small-business owner or a PTA president, the “Powell Principles” can help you to achieve excellence. State Your Mission in a Few Words In the military,…

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His career spans blue chip institutions like BlueCross BlueShield and Peoplesoft (now Oracle), but in 2000, Matt Wingerd set out on a new path of his own. Taking the lessons he learned in big business and applying them to his independent venture, Marketing Affiliates LLC, has been a 18 year (so far) labor of love, not without its own lessons. Matt shares some of the insights from his expansive career with us today, including the most important leadership quality you need to cultivate for business success. As a child, what did you want to be when you grew up? In what ways does that relate to what you do now?…

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Ron Halversen – The Web Development Consultant Your Business Needs To Get To The Next Level – Clarity Ventures, Inc. Self-appointed leaders in the tech space are a dime a dozen. Nothing turns off the interest in a room more than some tech grandstanding how great they are. We get it, you’re smart, your name is associated with phenomenal projects, and you want everyone to know. And then there are others that just do. In my travels and meetings with various companies, I about the up-and-comers, those to listen to, those to hire, those who are trusted. And a name kept coming up over and over. In different cities. In…

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Who Was The Supreme Commander of the Allied Forces? Dwight D. Eisenhower was the World War II Supreme Commander of the Allied Forces in Europe who commanded the Allied Forces in the invasion against the Nazis. It was his superb leadership, planning and commanding ability that contributed to Allied success in World War II. He was also the 34th President of the United States, serving two terms of office from 1953 to 1961. Now you know who was the supreme commander of the allied forces. A Short Biography Dwight D Eisenhower was born in Texas on October 14th, 1890. He was the third of seven sons in the family. At…

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