Steep Learning Curve

By · Monday, December 15th, 2008 · Comments Off on Steep Learning Curve

Hello, everyone.  Lorraine here.  After a steep learning curve, we have finally gotten the bones of our website up and running and our first four podcasts available for download from iTunes (linked through our website).  Just go to our Podcast page to make your selection.

Kent and I have both been in the hot seat, interviewing each other (Podcasts #101 and #102).  It you’re new to our site, you might want to listen to these early on to get to know us better.

But more importantly, we’ve had the privilege of interviewing two great guests so far.  The first (Podcast #103) is Marta Vago, Ph.D., an exemplary advisor and business coach to entrepreneurs, executives, professionals, and business-owning families in the USA and abroad.  Marta is based in Santa Monica, California (USA).  She enlightened us with her wisdom about the keys to success for family businesses and business families – two very different things even though most people don’t distinguish between them.  She’s had years of experience working with family businesses on five continents and graciously shared with us knowledge she has gained from those experiences.  It’s a wonderful conversation and one we’re sure you’ll find valuable.

Our second guest (Podcast #104) is Yvonne McLaren, from Auckland, New Zealand.  While Yvonne has had a hugely interesting and varied professional career, she has spent the past eight years building Valentine Addis, a successful venture catalyst firm which assists what she calls “high niche” companies raise private equity capital and develop sound growth strategies.  She also provides venture management services for her client companies.  Yvonne’s professional talents lie in deal procurement, business modeling and sourcing high net worth and seasoned investors.  In 2009, Yvonne will be expanding her business into the UK.  Be sure to listen in to a fun and hugely informative interview.

We have heaps of other great guests lined up – from business owners, to bankers, to musicians, to founders of not-for-profit organizations.  Join our mailing list to get notified each time we release a new podcast.  We’d love to have you as a member of the KANDL community!

Happy listening!

Lorraine

Hello Everyone!

By · Wednesday, November 12th, 2008 · Comments Off on Hello Everyone!

I want to personally thank you for visiting our website.

KANDL stands for Kent AND Lorraine. My name is Kent Barnett. I have a background in information technology and project management. I currently live in Reston, Virginia near Washington DC. My company is Management Outsourcing and our goal is to help organizations with strategic, tactical, and operational IT and business projects.

My colleague, Lorraine Warshaw, is the owner of BusinessNext International which is based in Auckland, New Zealand. Lorraine has an extensive background helping small and large organizations worldwide plan and manage strategically. Her focus is on the business of business and the human side of enterprise.

KANDL’s goals are simple – we want to help everyone illuminate pathways to business success. We will be releasing semi-monthly podcasts that deal with REAL PEOPLE PROVIDING REAL SOLUTIONS TO REAL BUSINESS PROBLEMS.

For our first podcast, I am on the hot seat (and it is quite warm) and Lorraine is our host. I hope you, the listener, find it engaging, informative, and above all fun. I had a great time talking to Lorraine.

Let us know what you think; we look forward to receiving your feedback on the show.

Thanks again for listening!

Kent

Welcome to KANDL

By · Friday, October 10th, 2008 · Comments Off on Welcome to KANDL

Hello everyone!

I want to personally thank you for visiting our website. KANDL stands for Kent AND Lorraine. My name is Kent Barnett. I have a background in information technology and project management. I currently live in Reston, Virginia near Washington DC. My company is Management Outsourcing and our goal is to help organizations with the strategic, tactical, and operational IT and business projects.

My colleague Lorraine Warshaw is the owner of BusinessNext International in Auckland New Zealand. Lorraine has a diverse background helping organizations develop strategic planning and management.