Ron Gruner - Author of We The Presidents | How American Presidents Shaped the Last Century
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➡️ About The Guest
An accomplished entrepreneur, Ron Gruner has been a pioneer in the commercialization of corporate transparency for over twenty years.
Ron founded Shareholder.com in 1991 - and effectively invented the industry of online investor relations. Shareholder.com was purchased by The Nasdaq StockMarket in 2006 where it became the keystone for Nasdaq's Corporate Services Group.
Today, Shareholder.com continues to be the core of Nasdaq Corporate Services' revenues. Over 1,500 companies directly depend on the innovative products and services created by Ron and his team at Shareholder.com.
Prior to Shareholder.com, Ron served as Chief Executive Officer of Alliant Computer Systems, a supercomputer company that he co-founded in 1982. Alliant was quickly successful, going public in December 1986, with a market capitalization of nearly $500 million.
Prior to Alliant, Ron worked for thirteen years at Data General where he designed many successful computers including the Nova 1200 and Eclipse Series.
Ron currently is a founder and Chief Executive Officer of Sky Analytics, a legal services firm.
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➡️ Talking Points
00:00 - Intro
04:06 - Ron Gruner's Origin Story.
06:30 - Why did Ron write this book?
09:52 - Why do we always repeat the same mistakes?
11:31 - How do we write a better future?
14:30 - Is a two-party system the only solution?
15:58 - The importance of economics in history.
21:32 - Protecting & supporting
25:20 - Milton Friedman's influence & impact.
27:14 - Modern monetary theory and income equality.
29:58 - Modern monetary theory and national debt.
31:15 - The future economic state of the US.
35:05 - American Presidents.
37:08 - The most controversial American President.
39:40 - The most hated American President.
44:06 - The most overrated American President.
48:52 - Will Trump run again?
49:49 - Lessons from Ron Gruner’s book.
51:23 - Where Do People Connect With Ron Gruner?
52:34 - What Was The Biggest Challenge Of Ron Gruner’s Life And How Did He Overcome It?
54:23 - Ron Gruner’s mentor.
55:47 - Ron Gruner's book or podcast recommendation.
57:13 - What Would Ron Gruner tell his 20-year-old self?
58:03 - What does success mean to Run Gruner?
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