Sputnik’s Grandchild: The New Rocket of Science and Technology Post COVID-19

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Barbara Weaver Smith, The Large Account Sales Expert with guest, Ray Weaver

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This program is part of The Whale Hunters Expert Series, featuring interviews with experts on business development and enterprise sales. Today’s episode is geared to CEOs, sales and marketing leaders and other executives of small and midsize companies, especially tech companies and marketing companies. My guest today is Ray Weaver, the new CEO of The Whale Hunters. Ray is a business veteran, leader and entrepreneur with 25 years of broad experience in technology, e-commerce, consulting, retail, entertainment and education. He co-founded Muse Paintbar and grew it to 30 stores along the east coast, and more recently founded Skeleton Key, an escape room concept. Ray spent five years on the marketing faculty at the Harvard Business School—and before that was a technology marketing exec at Akamai, did a stint at Intel, and was a consultant at Deloitte. Ray will be talking about his upcoming book, Sputnik’s Grandchild™, which explores the emerging explosion in science and technology brought on by the pandemic and offers you a framework to explore the forces, phases, and trends that will impact your business and markets. Additionally, it suggests how these issues will influence sales and marketing strategy and customer conversations. You will learn: 1. Why this pandemic is the modern Sputnik 2. 3 forces creating economic changes 3. 3 phases of the post-pandemic economy 4. 5 trends that will impact your business 5, How to reframe your business to survive, evolve, and thrive post COVID-19

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