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Recorded July 8, 2019 at G-Unit Studios in Rhode Island!

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  • Matt Alderman
    CEO at Security Weekly, Strategic Advisor, and Wizard of Entrepreneurship
  • Paul Asadoorian
    Embedded device security researcher, security podcaster, and CEO of Active Countermeasures .

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    Interview: Mark Brown, ANSI

    Mark Brown
    is the Senior Director of Standards Connect at ANSI.
    Mark Brown has been connecting companies big and small with standards for nearly 25 years. Mark Began at the American National Standards Institute, a nonprofit known as ANSI, in 2006 as director of standards subscriptions. ANSI brought Mark on staff to develop a subscription-based model for access to standards. Licensing standards in this fashion proved popular, and the subscription model has seen tremendous growth. Mark is now known as the senior director of Standards Connect, which is ANSI’s standards-management solution for subscriptions. Prior to joining ANSI, Mark worked at a for-profit company that some companies choose as their standards source. At the start of his career, Mark was in Silicon Valley doing product development and product marketing. Mark holds graduate and undergraduate degrees in business administration from California State University, Long Beach.

    Segment Topic:
    Standards Connect, ANSI's subscription-based model for access to standards

    Segment Description:
    ANSI is a nonprofit that supports U.S. voluntary standards and conformity assessment and protects the integrity of these processes. One way in which ANSI helps to enhance the global competitiveness of US businesses and quality of life, is to provide access to standards for companies worldwide. Some companies find Standards Connect, a subscription-based platform for standards management, to be their best solution to search, access, collaborate, and manage the standards they need.

    Segment Resources:
    The page ANSI includes a video that summarizes Standards Connect features and benefits, and includes a free trial.

    Leadership Articles

    • Science + Ben Franklin = Life Lessons - Benjamin Franklin has radically changed the world and was one of the most productive, world-changing humans to ever live. What were his secrets:
      • Challenge Yourself Intellectually?
      • Help Yourself By Helping Others
      • Choose Your Friends Wisely
      • Schedule your day
      • Start Today
    • How To Brand Yourself As A Leader At Your Company - Not sure how to shift your leadership brand so it showcases your strengths and tells people you can run the show? Begin by adopting strategies that amplify your existing personal brand, including:
      • Explore your voice.
      • Upskill yourself—and your tribe.
      • Spotlight your expertise.
      • Request feedback.
    • A Lesson In Leadership - Put your team’s concerns ahead of yours, and by so doing, demonstrate that you're a leader worth following.
    • Break Out of Your Standard Patterns of Thinking - Push yourself to be more creative by trying out new approaches to challenges.
    • How to Start a Speech: The Best (and Worst) Speech Openers - Never Start a Presentation with… 1) Anything technical!, 2) , Your nervousness or 3)A lackluster or non-believable nicety. I also recommend not starting by introducing yourself. Your bio is either in the program or will be ready by someone as they introduce you. Instead, Start a Presentation with... 1) A story, 2) A BIG idea, or 3) A quirky on-liner.
    • Microsoft leads SaaS market, but others grab a slice - Microsoft owns about 17% of the enterprise software as a service market, with a 34% year-over-year growth.

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