This is Episode 31 of the Dr. Finance Live Podcast hosted by Dr. Anthony M. Criniti IV (aka “Dr. Finance®”). Dr. Criniti interviewed Ivan Misner, expert networker, founder of the world’s largest business networking organization (BNI), and multiple New York Times bestselling author.
Dr. Ivan Misner is the Founder & Chief Visionary Officer of BNI, the world’s largest business networking organization. Founded in 1985, the organization now has over 10,100 chapters throughout every populated continent of the world. Last year alone, BNI generated 11.5 million referrals resulting in more than $16.2 billion dollars worth of business for its members.
Dr. Misner’s Ph.D. is a New York Times bestselling author who has written 26 books including one of his latest books – Who’s in Your Room? He is also a columnist for Entrepreneur.com and has been a university professor as well as a member of the Board of Trustees for the University of La Verne.
Called the “Father of Modern Networking” by both Forbes and CNN, Dr. Misner is considered to be one of the world’s leading experts on business networking and has been a keynote speaker for major corporations and associations throughout the world. He has been featured in the L.A. Times, Wall Street Journal, and New York Times, as well as numerous TV and radio shows including CNN, the BBC, and The Today Show on NBC.
0:00 – 23:05 – Podcast welcome and Ivan’s story
23:06 – 34:11 – What is BNI (Business Networking International)?; Kodak, Sears, Blockbuster; learning to adapt to change
34:12 – 42:28 – How does it feel to have started the largest business network in the world?; About BNI meetings; Referrals
42:29 – 45:31 – What is network marketing?
45:32 – 59:01 – What is the future of networking (particularly in regards to your friend Richard Branson and space)?
59:02 – 1:01:01 – Why don’t they teach networking in academia?
1:01:02 – 1:02:35 – How important is culture for a company?
1:02:36 – 1:03:55 – What is a leader?
1:03:56 – 1:11:44 – Can you have a great group without a great leader?
1:11:45 – 1:16:07 – Do you see any correlation between the success of certain clubs on Clubhouse over others and that of successful businesses and their inferior competitors?
1:16:08 – 1:17:22 – How do you succeed as a master networker?
1:17:23 – 1:21:59 – What is the general conclusion for most fake people who have socially engineered their way to the top of their field? What effect could it have on their reputation if their true identity is discovered?
1:22:00 – 1:23:36 – Should people fake it until they make it?
1:23:37 – 1:27:50 – What role has martial arts played in making you successful?
1:27:51 – 1:28:20 – Can 1 book change the world? Maxwell Maltz: Psycho-Cybernetics (audio); precursor to The Secret
1:28:21 – 1:29:37 – What role has networking played in your life?
1:29:38 – 1:31:42 – Is mentoring important? Who are some of your mentors?
1:31:43 – 1:32:56 – What are your favorite financial books? Dave Ramsey’s books; Rich Dad Poor Dad
1:32:57 – 1:34:44 – Do we need money to survive?
1:34:45 – 1:36:10 – Is finance necessary for everyone? Why or why not?
1:36:11 – 1:36:53 – How important is having a purpose in business? What is your purpose?
1:36:54 – 1:38:03 – What would you like to accomplish in the next 10 years or so? Why?
1:38:04 – 1:39:06 – What would you like to be your legacy to this world?
1:39:07 – 1:41:32 – Wrap up thoughts and Outro
Dr. Anthony M. Criniti IV (aka “Dr. Finance®”) is the world’s leading financial scientist and survivalist. A fifth generation native of Philadelphia, Dr. Criniti is a former finance professor at several universities, a former financial planner, an active investor in diverse marketplaces, an explorer, an international keynote speaker, and has traveled around the world studying various aspects of finance. He is an award winning author of three #1 international best-selling finance books: The Necessity of Finance (2013), The Most Important Lessons in Economics and Finance (2014), and The Survival of the Richest (2016). As a prolific writer, he also frequently contributes articles to Entrepreneur, Medium, and Thrive Global. Dr. Criniti has started a grassroots movement that is changing the way that we think about economics and finance.
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