Monthly Archives: January 2014

Registration Open for EO/E3 Summit in Cancun/Riviera Maya

EO Mexico City is holding the E3 Summit in Cancun/Riviera Maya March 26 – 29 (add to calendar) at the Hard Rock Hotel in Cancun/Riviera Maya. Registration is now open, and the event is listed on the EO Global events page.

“E3: Experience the Entrepreneurial Power,” organized by EO Mexico City, will bring together 400 entrepreneurs from around the world to interact, share experiences and success stories, discuss the most innovative strategies for growing their companies. Entrepreneurs will learn from keynotes by renowned thought and business leaders and panel discussions on relevant, timely topics.

Speakers at the event are Chris Hughes, co-founder of Facebook; John Mackey, co-founder of Whole Foods; José Hernández, Mexican astronaut; Fernando Fabre, president of Endeavor Global; and Luis Alvaraz, Mexican Ironman.

The cost is $1,500 or $980 for a spouse or companion.


The Vigor Forum Invades New York Stock Exchange

As part of their annual December mini-retreat the Vigor Forum started the day at an indoor crossbow range. Surprisingly no one was injured, but one member did manage to break a bow (per forum confidentiality rules we can’t confirm if it was Ron Greenberg or not).

A limo then whisked the group to New York City for a tour of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE). After going through 10 levels of security and making it to the stock exchange floor, the group learned about the history of the stock exchange. Did you know that pre-technology, 5,000 people were on the floor each day? Today, there are only 900 per day. The highlight was a 45-minute discussion on the floor with Duncan Neiderauer, president of the NYSE. The stock exchange floor ended with another 45 minutes with Mary Ann Bartels, the highest-ranking female at Merrill Lynch (her stock tip – Porsche – no guarantees!). The group ended the NYSE tour with a quick stop at the stock exchange bar for a beer.

No “mini-retreat” is complete without a nightcap, thus a trip to Agave, New York’s world class tequilas bar for a three-hour tasting of some of the rarest and most prestigious tequilas in the world (per confidentiality rules, we cannot confirm or deny that Mike Michalowicz got drunk and sang like a sappy girl, crying “I love you guys” the entire way home)

The great news for everyone else in EO New Jersey is our Merrill Lynch hosts invited other forums to also take the tour. If you are interested in a tour, contact Larry Prager.

Vigor Forum

Pictured from left to right: Larry Prager, Mike Agugliaro, JB Blanchard, Duncan Neiderauer, Joe Spano, Scott Weintraub, RJ Lewis, Mike Michalowicz

Highlighting EO Member Benefits: Part One

This is the first in a four-part series of blog posts highlighting some of the benefits of being a member of the Entrepreneurs’ Organization (EO). You can see all of the benefits in EOAccess under “My Benefits.”

Member-to-Member Exchange

Member Exchange is driven through the Member Exchange website, which allows you to complete a skills profile, update your information regularly, submit and track your requests and respond to other members’ requests. Member Exchange also enables you to access the best in world-class medical care through its relationship with the Healthnetwork Foundation.

If you haven’t updated your profile in the last year, now would be a great time!

NEXT STEPS: Visit EOAccess, go to My Benefits, then Member Exchange, and follow instructions on the screen.

Healthnet Foundation

The Healthnetwork Foundation is a non-profit whose mission is to improve medicine for all by connecting CEOs with leading hospitals and their doctors to provide the best access to world-class care and increase philanthropic funding for medical research.

When faced with a complex medical issue, Healthnetwork offers the certainty of more options from top hospitals, better opportunities to ask questions of noted experts and the comfort of knowing you made the right choice. Every day, Healthnetwork’s medical coordinators assist EO members with:

• Major health issues, such as cancer or heart disease

• Executive health programs

• Pediatric specialists

• Lifelong wellness resources

• Orthopedic referrals

• Mental health/addiction treatment services

NEXT STEPS: Visit EOAccess, go to My Benefits, then Health Foundations, and follow instructions on the screen and/or Healthnetwork links.