Entries by Joe Miller

How to Unleash the Potential of Homeless Youth with Patrick Gusman (Ep. 35)

How to Unleash the Potential of Homeless Youth with Patrick Gusman (Ep. 35)

Patrick Gusman (@Lancieux) is the Chief Operating Officer of Sasha Bruce Youthwork (SBY). Prior to joining SBY, Patrick was the President and Managing Director of the Equal Footing Foundation, and Managing Director of Social Sector Innovations’ Startup Middle School a pilot program that trains and develops a sustainable pipeline of early-stage masters of disruptive technologies from underrepresented backgrounds at the Howard University Middle School of Mathematics and Science (MS)2. Prior…

How to create value, persevere, and building a global career with Natalie Cofield (Ep. 34)

How to create value, persevere, and building a global career with Natalie Cofield (Ep. 34)

Natalie Cofield (@ncofield) has carved a niche for herself as an entrepreneur, advocate, and speaker on all things business and diversity. Her work has spanned continents, communities and corporations and can currently be found impacting lives and bottom-lines at organizations in cities including Austin, New York, DC, LA, Sao Paulo, Johannesburg, Nairobi and beyond. A converted management consultant, economic fellow, and economic development director she is the Immediate Past President of the…

How to Build a Program that Teaches Inmates How to Code with Beverly Parenti (Ep. 33)

How to Build a Program that Teaches Inmates How to Code with Beverly Parenti (Ep. 33)

Beverly Parenti (@thebev) is co-founder and Executive Director of The Last Mile—a nonprofit focused on providing education and training inside prison that can result in gainful employment upon reentry, thereby reducing recidivism and helping redirect spending from prisons to education. Mark Zuckerberg and his wife Priscilla Chan recently visited San Quentin prison to spend time with inmates who are participating in Last Mile’s coding boot camp called Code.7370. On the day of his visit,…

How to Overcome Your Fear of Starting a Business with Yondi Morris-Andrews (Ep. 32)

How to Overcome Your Fear of Starting a Business with Yondi Morris-Andrews (Ep. 32)

Yondi K. Morris-Andrews (@YondiMorris) is a founding partner of Knight, Morris & Reddick Law Group (@KMRLawGroup). She specializes in various practice areas including corporate, entertainment, and real estate transactions. With her corporate clients, Mrs. Morris-Andrews works mostly with start-up companies, offering them advice on how to form as an entity, while drafting and negotiating contracts on the company’s behalf. Morris-Andrews offers creative solutions for her entrepreneur clients,…

How to Stream Your Favorite Shows Without it Counting Against Your Data Cap with John Bergmayer (Ep.31)

How to Stream Your Favorite Shows Without it Counting Against Your Data Cap with John Bergmayer (Ep.31)

John Bergmayer (@bergmayer) is a Senior Staff Attorney at Public Knowledge, specializing in telecommunications, Internet, and intellectual property issues. He advocates for the public interest before courts and policymakers, and works to make sure that all stakeholders–including ordinary citizens, artists, and technological innovators–have a say in shaping emerging digital policies. In this episode we discussed: a brief history of net neutrality, what it means and how we got to where we…

How to Protect Intellectual Property that Boosts Social Justice with Lateef Mtima (Ep. 30)

How to Protect Intellectual Property that Boosts Social Justice with Lateef Mtima (Ep. 30)

Lateef Mtima is a Professor of Law at the Howard University School of Law. After graduating with honors from Amherst College, Professor Mtima received his J.D. degree from Harvard Law School, where he was the co-founder and later editor-in-chief of the Harvard BlackLetter Journal. He is admitted to the New York and Pennsylvania bars and has practiced intellectual property, bankruptcy, and commercial law, including a decade in private practice with the international law firm of Coudert…

The Homework Gap: Why the FCC Should Vote to Extend ‘Lifeline’ to Broadband Internet Services with Susan Walters (Ep. 29)

The Homework Gap: Why the FCC Should Vote to Extend ‘Lifeline’ to Broadband Internet Services with Susan Walters (Ep. 29)

Susan is the Senior Vice President of the California Emergency Technology Fund a non-profit that focuses on closing the digital divide in California. She was previously the Regional Director of Community Relations for Citibank in Greater Southern California. Prior to Citibank she operated a small consulting practice in corporate social responsibility. The work focused on building strategic partnerships between nonprofit organizations and corporations, strategic planning, communications and…

How Music Royalties Work with Lita Rosario (Ep. 28)

How Music Royalties Work with Lita Rosario (Ep. 28)

My guest today is Lita Rosario—one of America’s foremost entertainment lawyers. Lita got her start in the entertainment business as a founder and the VP of Business and Legal Affairs for University Music, producers of multi-platinum recording artists Dru Hill, Sisqo and MYA. Lita has negotiated distribution and publishing agreements with all of the four major record distribution/music publishing companies including Warner Music Group, Sony/RCA; Universal Music Group; EMI/Capital Records as…

How to Overcome Unexpected Obstacles with Ron Busby (Ep. 27)

How to Overcome Unexpected Obstacles with Ron Busby (Ep. 27)

Ron Busby, Sr. is the President and CEO of the U.S. Black Chambers, Inc. and a native of Oakland, CA. He is also a successful business owner with significant experience in the small business arena. Recognized as one of the country’s best CEOs, he grew his first business, USA Super Clean, from $150,000 annual revenue to over $15 million per year. He has received countless awards including the Western Region SBA Small Business Person of the Year in 1996, the Greater Phoenix Chamber Small…

Your Data Protection: How Europe and the U.S. Differ with Ad van Loon (Ep. 26)

Your Data Protection: How Europe and the U.S. Differ with Ad van Loon (Ep. 26)

Ad van Loon (Twitter, LinkedIn) is a communications lawyer based in the Netherlands. In 2008, he created the strategy consulting group X-Media Strategies–where he has advised leading broadcasters including BBC, Deutsche Welle, Euronews, MTV, NHK, NPO, RAI, RTL, SBS, TV5, TVE, and operators of electronic communications networks (KPN, Tele2, UPC, Ziggo) on rights management strategies and on distribution and jurisdiction issues. From 2008-2010, Ad coordinated a joint project of the EU and the…