Weekly Show

Anatomy of An Entrepreneur

An episodic talk show that provides valuable information, demonstrating how anyone can become a successful Entrepreneur.
Anatomy of an Entrepreneur is a dynamic interactive talk show that examines the life of an entrepreneur. Every week a different entrepreneur and Cliff engage in discussions about how they’ve reached the pinnacle of success and what makes them tick. Audience participation is key to its success, and the goal of the show is to bring our community together and learn what makes us important to each other.
Episode 61
The journey and work of “Ariel the Urbanist” is truly fascinating. His unique perspective, passion and positive attitude is inspirational. Check out this episode, it will not disappoint. Ariel provides educational and an entertaining alternative approach to tours in cities around the world. As Ariel says, “Learn the history, mysteries and secrets of cities across the world”.
Episode 60
Explorer, curious leader and a constant networker, Rob Hagedorn started his career by caddying for many years at the Garden City Golf Club. Through hard work and dedication, Rob worked his way to Managing Director of Accounts and Partner Solutions, driving business in North America) at by CSM, a global integrated sports and entertainment agency . Let’s get under the hood and find out how this intrapreneur became a BIG success.
Episode 59
Breast lift, tummy tuck, vaginal rejuvenation, and oncoplastic breast reduction. Everything you wanted to know about plastic surgery but were afraid to ask. Guest Meredith Vandegrift discusses her journey as an esteemed recontsructive surgeon. She’ll talk about the do’s, the don’ts, plus challenging questions. The answers you want to know.
Episode 58
Back on “Anatomy of an Entrepreneur”, Chef Alan Gotay of Babalu Cuban Restaurant, discusses building a successful brand, the excitement, the fears and what keeps him going. We discuss the newly expanded Babalu and his upcoming TV show (on the Streamcast Network) “Blind Taste”.
Episode 55
The cost of living is extraordinarily high on Long Island. How do you keep and build a workforce to keep its economy prosperous? Terri Alessi-Miceliand The HIA-LI (the Long Innovation Park of Hauppauge) are working diligently to meet the economic and disruptive challenges Long Island is facing. We discuss this with the Hauppauge Industrial Association, the Suffolk County Industrial Development Agency and James Lima Planning.
Episode 54
Dr. Karl Kapp is an innovator and thought leader in the world of Gamfication. He also happens to be the Director of Interactive Technologies at Bloomsburg University’s Institute of Instructional Technologies. Why is he on “Anatomy of an Entrepreneur”? We told him we get 5 million views… we lied. Dr. Kapp Still appeared and talked all about Gamification in learning and his new book co-authored with Dr. Robin Defelice.
Episode 53
Can you imagine turning your business into a media empire? Well, Corey Winkoff and Mike Winkoff of FLG Lacrosse are. They are taking their successful Lacrosse teams and events business and have built an entire platform exponentially growing their business. We talk, Digital Marketing, building a brand and Lacrosse.
Episode 49
What do Acupuncture and Entrepreneurialism have in common? When you’re acupuncture thought leader, Chris Miranda of NY Chi Studios, it does. Take passion and the desire to help other,. mix it up and you’ve got a true success story. Check out Chris’s journey now!
Episode 48
A former CEO of a Fortune 500, Hollywood movie producer and now behind a new AI startup. What can’t Michael Critelli do? Find out more when we speak with Mike about his accomplishments and his new AI startup.
Episode 45
Not only is Dr. Charles Thompson III a well respected bariatric surgeon, but also a successful businessman. We discussed the in’s and outs on what it takes to become a sought after surgeon running a successful medical practice.
Episode 44
Joe Maddalone of Joe Maddalone Power Strategies believes that business growth can stall when entrepreneurs get overwhelmed handling day to day processes of their businesses. Joe says even the very best entrepreneurs may need help in seeing the big picture. Check out this episode when Joe and I review clips from previous AOE episodes.
Episode 43
Did you know the Long Island Innovation Park at Hauppauge is the second largest industrial park in the nation just behind Silicon Valley? Watch this episode of “Anatomy of an Entrepreneur” when we speak with Hauppauge Industrial Association (HIA) President and CEO Terri Alessi-Miceli. We follow her journey and how she provides an opportunity to business through the many resources offered by the HIA.
Episode 42
From tenderizing his opponents to tenderizing meat, Alan Gotay turned in his boxing gloves for his passion of Cuban Cuisine. In this episode, we speak with Chef Alan about both his passion and amazing Cuban restaurant, Babalu in downtown Huntington Village Long Island. This episode will knock you out!
Episode 41
Enamored at the age of 12 by Julia Child, Victor McNulty found his passion for food. His culinary career started by washing dishes at the South Hampton Inn and his journey took him all the way to Campus President for The Culinary Academy of Long Island. Now Chef Victor is on a new journey as he helps everyone find their passion for cooking in the Cooks Studio. Join us as we talk and make sushi in our studio.
Episode 40
Do you know that person who genuinely enjoys making good things better? Well, if you don’t, you will. “Anatomy of an Entrepreneur” interviews guest, Michael LaVilla. He has spent over 35 years creating successful programs, methods and operational efficiencies in a variety of industries and organizations strategizing and executing the most efficient business processes throughout the world.
Episode 39
Larry Lipicoli has an uncanny ability to place himself in someone else’s shoes, literally! Larry’s first job was repairing shoes in his father’s show store. It was his dad’s who set an example of always trying to do better which followed Larry throughout his career. Watch as we speak with Larry Lipicoli and find out how he journeyed from shoes to becoming superintendent of some very prestigious school systems.
Episode 38
Did you know that by the year 2022 82% of ALL internet traffic will be video? True Story. Find out how important live video is to your marketing deck. Host Cliff Sobel breaks it down and shows you” How to Grow Your Business Through The Power of Live Streaming”
Episode 37
Coffee is music to Chris Vetter’s ears, especially when this punk musician learned all about coffee during concert tours He visited a new coffee shop wherever he went. But it was a concert tour in Central America when his passion became overwhelming and Chris turned into a coffee entrepreneur. Find out how Chris got through the grind on this episode of “Anatomy of an Entrepreneur”.
Episode 36
Jim Matthews decided at an early age he wanted to be president. While he didn’t up running our country, he did become a Suffolk county judge. Join us when Jim describes his journey.
Episode 35
In this episode the tables are turned on Cliff Sobel, Founder of The Streamcast Network. Cliff discusses with Paul Richards and Tess Protesto, hosts of the
StreamGeeks live show (and the glue of live streaming at PTZ Optics) his journey to live streaming. Cliff , Paul and Tess also discuss the importance and necessity of live streams to grow any business.
Episode 34
When you’re an entrepreneur, just say yes and figure it out later. That’s what Laura Vorreyer did and she became a dog walker to the Rich and famous of Hollywood. She’s also invented products for the pet care industry and is now an accomplished author of “The Pet Sitter’s Tale”. The best part is, she started as a makeup artist.
Episode 33
I’ve met the president of Binghamton University, Harvey Stenger several times. I wondered if I would feel intimidated by a man of this stature. I can honestly say no, He’s a regular guy and so easy to speak with. Our conversation talks about how Harvey rose to President at one of the most distinguished University in the U.S. BTW, He has a starring credit in “The Rewrite” starring Hugh Grant and Marissa Tomei:)
Episode 32
You know em’, you love em’ you can’t live without em’. They’re baaaaack! The humble and lovable Diane Palma and Maria Misko of the amazing creative design firm, Digho Arts. It’s our one year anniversary show of “Anatomy of an Entrepreneur”! We’ll focus on their journey and ours since they were our first guests 1 year ago.
Episode 31
With Offices in Huntington and Manhattan, Barry Lites is uniquely qualified to be a guest on “Anatomy of an Entrepreneur”. He not only understands the law but he sets a fine example for his Community, Huntington NY. Barry’s key to his success is creating a strong relationship and commitment to helping his clients and the community as a whole.
Episode 30
Quack, Quack! Have you heard of the Ducks? They are Long Island’s own minoe league baseball team. “Anatomy of an Entrepreneur is fortunate enough to have their President, Michael Pfaff as a guest. Not only has Michael helped make this team a household name on the Island, but he has earned the prestigious 40 Under 40 title by The Long Island Business News.
Episode 29
Sport teams rejoice! These two young bucks and the founders of X Factor Meals, Matt Riss and Mark Ciaburri are disrupting the food industry and helping athletes play their best through healthy eating! Watch our conversation with these two rising stars in the food catering industry.
Episode 28
From delivering pizza at Dominos to growing a family business from 1 location to 38, Ed Santalone is President of Atlantic Irrigation and a leader in the irrigation industry. He is now President of the Irrigation Association and contributes his time to many worthy causes. Check out why Ed believes happy employees will help him grow Atlantic.
Episode 27
At the age of 21 Mark Eaton, was an auto mechanic with no talent for basketball. In a few short years, using his teamwork principles, Mark became an intrinsic player for the Utah Jazz. In addition, he became the NBA’s “Defensive Player” of the Year-twice and also earned a spot on the All-Star team while breaking the NBA record for most blocked shots in a single season. This episode examines how Mark utilized his skills in basketball as a successful entrepreneur, motivational speaker, author and restauranteur.
Episode 26
Bennigans, T.G.I. Friday’s, Hard Rock Cafe, The New York Yankees, Joe’s Crab Shack, Now the COO of City Winery, David Miller is a ROCK STAR in the Restaurant Business. watch this fascinating discussion when we interview David about his journey in the restaurant biz and how his story will inspire you to be the next restaurant titan.
Episode 25
Hi-jacking his high school network, James Taliento learned a valuable lesson and turned a negative into a positive. He is the founder and CEO of Cursive Security, a provider of intelligence-driven cybersecurity services. With a background rooted in offensive security, James offers unique insight in his approach to evaluating organizations and honing their defensive strategy. Watch this engaging interview and follow James’s journey.
Episode 24
Comfortable in is own skin, David Berkowitz doesn’t seem to get uncomfortable. For a guy named David Berkowitz to name his own marketing consultation firm “Serial Marketer”, is either crazy or a genius. His accomplishments are too long to list and he makes many of us jealous. Watch as David and I talk about his passion, perseverance on his entrepreneurial journey.
Episode 23
HARRY CHAPIN “, Father, Musician, Humanitarian, and Entrepreneur. Wait What?! Yup and we’ll prove it. Watch this conversation with Harry’s children Josh and Jason Chapin They channel Harry and discuss his great deeds for others using the entrepreneurial spirit.
Episode 22
Pitney Bowes Former CEO Mike Critelli lets no grass grow under his feet. With varied interests like becoming intimately involved in start-ups to executive producing a feature movie, Check out this episode and learn how Mike continues to stay involved and relevant.
Episode 21
Kim Adragna is not your run of the mill podcaster. She is an international award winning On-Air personality for Grindhouse Radio. Her show has a listenership of 3.5 – 4 million listeners every week on iHeartRadio, Google Play, Spotify and is top 20 comedic podcasts on iTunes. If a show like that doesn’t keep you busy, how about Kim’s voice-over talents that have been Check out how Kim’s persevering and winning attitude breeds success!
Episode 20
He’s Baaaaaaak! 3x Guinness Book World Record Holder and Pirelli World Challenge champion, Johan Schwartz will be back in our studio LIVE! This time we took a deeper dive into his entrepreneurial spirit and adventures.
Episode 19
What a resume! She’s interviewed presidents, business magnates, prisoners, and celebrities. Plus, she’s won 9 Emmy Awards, and in addition, she was named Correspondent of the Year by New York’s Police Detectives and received a similar honor from New York’s Firefighters. Join host Cliff Sobel of an “Anatomy of an Entrepreneur” when has a conversation with news anchor and journalist Jane Hanson about her illustrious career.
Episode 18
What do you get when you mix BEER with an ENTREPRENEUR? That’s right, a Beertrepreneur. And it takes a BIG set of cajones to leave your fancy finance career to start a microbrewery from Scratch. Check out our conversation with Six Harbors Brewing Company’s founder, Mark Heweutter and find out how he shares his vision passion and perseverance.
Episode 17
Believe it or not, there are lots of commonalities between Lacrosse and Entrepreneurialism. Join us for our conversation with Cory Winkoff as he discusses how the “love of the game” is more similar than you might think. We’ll also divulge our plans for FLG’s new show on the Streamcast Network, “Beyond The Game”, starring founders Corey and Mike Winkoff.
Episode 16
Lee Certilman, Chairman of the Greater New York Automobile Dealer Association and Principal of Nardy Honda is is a no nonsense, levelheaded successful entrepreneur. He took a neglected family business and turned it into one of the largest Honda Dealers on Long Island.
Episode 15
After his career went awry and the responsibility of a family to raise, Tom Sinclair followed his passion and started a live streaming business. Now he is one of the most respected experts in the industry. Tom’s Career has not only recovered, but his live streaming business is thriving. Tom says he’s retired because he loves what he does. Join us for conversation to see how Tom achieved success.
Episode 14
Do you know what your New York State Assemblyman does for you? Do you know how his/her decisions can affect your everyday life? Well, Michael Marcantonio has his own ideas and he wants to be State Assemblyman for the 12th District in Suffolk County New York. Whether you agree or disagree, he’s got a fire in his belly which he thinks will positively change our lives. Watch this latest episode and hear what he had to say.
Episode 13
You may think of New York Cares as only providing winter coats to the homeless, but they’re way more! Check out our conversation with Executive Director, Gary Bagley. We discussed how New York Cares inspires entrepreneurialism and helps those who volunteer just as much as those in need.
Episode 12
Do you think if you contracted rheumatic fever as a child and were paralyzed from the waist down, it may change your outlook on life? What if a few years later you were diagnosed with a brain tumor and after your surgery you contracted meningitis? Our next guest has and it did. Meet Lori Kelleher. In the face of severe adversity, she has repeatedly demonstrated a “never quit” attitude and has become a business powerhouse with her own line of organic haircare products.
Episode 11
Can you imagine at age seven telling your parents, “Play numbers 4 and 5 in the 6th” at a horse race and being absolutely correct? Well, our Guest, Gary Joseph, renowned psychic did. He is passionate about helping others which is part of his secret sauce. Checkout this riveting interview and see how Gary has built a thriving business that has over 1000 clients and a 2 year waiting list!
Episode 10
Can you imagine your voice booming around the sound system of Madison Square Garden or Citi Field? Our last guest has. Charles “Chuck” Lott tells us how he went from cheerleading to the voice of Madison Square Garden.
Episode 9
The first McDonald’s opened in the Soviet Union during January of 1990. Shortly thereafter, our guest, Robert Langer opened up the first Joint Venture American Law office in Moscow. Check out his unique career path, his rise to success and how he’s guided numerous companies achieve their goals!
Episode 8
Have you ever wondered what it would be like to drive sideways for 232 miles? Well our guest and race driver, Johan Schwartz did and achieved a world record 3 times! Check out this entertaining and informative episode and find out how this Pirelli World Challenge champion reached his goal. Catch our drift? 🙂
Episode 7
When is a win a win? When you’re working with Cory and Mike Winkoff of FLG Lacrosse. Using lacrosse as a vehicle, they help kids become self sufficient independently minded young adults. Watch the journey For their Love of The Game!
Episode 6
From banker to baker, mix it up with founder Seth Raphaeli of Studmuffin Desserts. Find out what it takes to successfully sell his mouth watering baked goods in the most respected retail brands. And join us Thursdays on The Streamcast Network Facebook page at 11:30 am for upcoming adventures of Anatomy of an Entrepreneur!
Episode 5
28 year old wunderkind Rob Pepi, co-founder of Goodpep Digital Marketing was our guest on Anatomy of an Entrepreneur. We got underneath the hood with this articulate young entrepreneur and found out how he and his partner Spencer Goodrich have and continue to achieve success. Watch Anatomy of an Entrepreneur on Thursdays at 11:30 am on The Streamcast Network Facebook page. And remember nomofomo!
Episode 4
Hip, groovy, quirky and sheik. See what makes founder Dominique Maciejka so successful with her stores Paper Doll Vintage and Paper Doll Curiosity. You’ll feel like someone transported you back to Haight Ashbury!
Episode 3
Who sells surfboards during snow storms? NALU Dry Goods does. Watch episode 3 of Anatomy of an Entrepreneur and find out how founder, Marie Fischer went from growing up in beautiful Hawaii, to owning and operating two dry goods stores on Long Island. It’s not easy when your a raising a family and building your own swimsuit brand.
Episode 2
John’s Crazy Socks is a fascinating story of a father son team starting with an idea and building a dream into a reality. In their first year, they sold $2,000,000 in socks. If that doesn’t peak your interest, here’s the twist. John has down syndrome and has defied all odds in working with his dad to build this dynamic business. Watch our second episode and be inspired by their journey!
Episode 1
In our premiere episode Cliff has an informal conversation with the founders of Digho Arts, Maria Misko and Diane Palma. They discuss their backgrounds, challenges and what drove them to build a successful design and branding agency. The fun heats up when they are served a home cooked meal from Northport’s own Tim’s Shipwreck Diner. Maria, Diane and Cliff continue discussing what it takes to be a successful entrepreneur while honestly critiquing Tim’s culinary delights.

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