Nicholas Bayerle Billion Dollar Body

Nicholas Bayerle, CEO of Billion Dollar Body, Creating Purposeful Men – Episode 53

Nicholas Bayerle is the founder and CEO of The Billion Dollar Body, an organization that helps businessmen achieve health and wealth.  Nicholas is also the author of a new book called The Modern Day Businessman – subtitle “Success Without Sacrifice”, the host of the BDB Podcast and the leader of the Billion Dollar Brotherhood Facebook Group.  …

Adam Berger, Angel Investor Charged Up on Creativity – Episode 39.75

Adam Berger, the National VP of Sales for Doering Fleet Management a corporate vehicle lease and fleet management company headquartered in Brookfield, WI.  He’s also an early stage & angel investor and a Board Member at Brightstar Wisconsin, a non-profit venture capital firm and an expert in electric and autonomous vehicles.   Adam grew up in the…

Monica Zhang, Questions from an Aspiring Global Entrepreneur – Episode 33

Monica Zhang is a highschool senior at Brookfield Academy.  Monica is an international student whose home is in Shanghai, China.   In a bit of a role reversal, Monica asked if she could interview Mike about entrepreneurship for her International Freedom Seminar project.  Her goal for the project is to write a case study for global entrepreneurism based on…

Dan Einhorn, What Venture Capitalists Expect From You – Episode 18

Dan Einhorn is a Principal and Founder of Capital Midwest Fund, where he focuses on providing growth capital to early stage technology focused companies.  Dan went to Cornell University, graduating from its School of Hotel Administration, thinking that running country clubs would be a great career – and an opportunity to play a lot of golf.  When that dream…

Katrina Cravy, A CEO, Coaching Executives to Shine – Episode 16

Katrina Cravy is an entrepreneur and the CEO of her own firm, Katrinacravy.com, where she specializes in helping C suite executives sharpen their communication message and presence.  She’s also a keynote speaker on topics like “Taking Your Brand to the Bank” and “Emergency Crisis Communication.” Katrina Cravy is an Emmy award winning reporter and talk show host as…

Joe Skotarzak, Part 2, Making A Unique Business – Episode 14

This is part 2 of our conversation with Joe Skotarzak. Joe began his career at Peterson Consulting (now Navigant Consulting ) before becoming a partner in River Run Computers for 20 years because “opportunity knocked.”  If you missed part 1, you can get caught up by listening to Episode 13. Picking up where we left off, Joe…

Joe Skotarzak, Sailing Ahead on the Next Beat – Episode 13

Joe Skotarzak began his career at Peterson Consulting (now Navigant Consulting ) before becoming a partner in River Run Computers for 20 years because “opportunity knocked.”  River Run is an IT Managed Services Provider that Joe and his best friend, Paul Riedl, bought and built into a “big boy company,” navigating & overcoming many industry, cash flow and differentiation…

Welcome and What To Expect – Episode 1

How'd It Happen is an interview-based podcast hosted by me, Mike Malatesta, that explore the stories, the beliefs, the actions, and experiences of my guests, all of whom have achieved a high level of success in their lives. I like to define success as the value a person creates for others in the world. My…

My Lack Of Curiosity Cost Me Millions

I like to think lots of things about myself, but being curious is something I think I really am.  I like to explore the unknown, ask about and understand what appears to be known, learn what’s possible. 'They’ say we’re born curious (I can’t remember what I was like when I was born, so I’ll take…