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Nov 09, 2015, 13:14 ET from ProfNet

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  • The Secret Ingredient Behind the Success of Today's Top CEOs
  • Austin Provides Tremendous Opportunity for Investors


  • Reporter – The Marietta Times (OH)
  • Political Reporter – Cape Cod Times (MA)
  • Newsperson/Desk Editor – Associated Press (GA)


  • How to Build Relationships Through Storytelling
  • 12 Communications Lessons From Monopoly
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The Secret Ingredient Behind the Success of Today's Top CEOs
Jan Jones
Jan Jones Worldwide
"For generations, the world's most successful executives have managed to accomplish so much through the skillful use of one secret weapon -- their executive assistant, operating behind the scenes as a seamless extension of the executive, whom the executive has learned to treat as a business partner and confidant."
Jones, a former top executive assistant herself, knows the role from both sides -- that of the assistant and that of the executive. She is president of Jan Jones Worldwide, a speakers bureau that evolved out of her experience as assistant to personal development icon Tony Robbins and 10 years as exclusive representative for small business guru Michael Gerber. She is the author of " The CEO's Secret Weapon: How Great Leaders and Their Assistants Maximize Productivity and Effectiveness," which features interviews with global business leaders including Richard Branson, Donald Trump, Steve Forbes, Mitt Romney and John Chambers, and management gurus Marshall Goldsmith, Ken Blanchard and Simon Sinek, among others.
Contact: Mark Goldman,

Austin Provides Tremendous Opportunity for Investors
David Altounian
Assistant Professor of Entrepreneurship
St. Edward's University
"While we have a healthy and growing capital investment network in Austin, it is not as over-developed as other metros. This, coupled with the fact that our startups are currently funded at lower levels than competition in larger markets, provides a tremendous opportunity for investors to get in early and establish a presence in Austin."
Altounian's expertise lies in new venture creation and entrepreneurship. He is a partner at Capital Factory, an Austin-based technology incubator, and former chairman and founder of Motion Computing, based in Austin. Motion Computing is one of the leading providers of specialized mobile solutions and durable tablet computers for businesses. He is available to discuss a new study from the Munday School of Business at St. Edward's University that compares Austin to other startup boomtowns and provides the most detailed look yet at the city's venture capital and startup ecosystems.
Contact: Meghan Butler,



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