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Join Susan Sly and Jeffrey Hayzlett, Founder of C-Suite Network, on Raw and Real Entrepreneurship for a dynamic conversation on entrepreneurial success. Jeffrey was the CMO of Kodak before leaving to launch his global media empire. A serial entrepreneur, best-selling author, innovator, and well-known media personality, Jeffrey has literally written the book on how to create results.

In this episode, Jeffrey shares practical insights on the difference between achievers and those who fail to gain traction. Jeffrey shares his tips on getting into action, maintaining tenacity, and overcoming obstacles in entrepreneurship.

Susan and Jeffrey discuss Kodak’s failure to adapt and how this trap can affect any entrepreneur.

The conversation touches on the timely topic of AI’s impact and the pressing need for ethical guidelines, providing forward-looking perspectives on technology.

Susan adds personal stories of resilience and growth, advocating for authenticity and vulnerability in leadership.

Tune in for a captivating dialogue on entrepreneurship, innovation, AI, and personal growth.


Topics Covered In This Episode:

  • Entrepreneurship with Jeffrey Hayzlett, focusing on the difference between achievers and talkers.
  • Tenacity, values, and navigating corporate challenges.
  • Kodak’s failure to adapt to digital technology and its impact on the company’s success.
  • Entrepreneurship, innovation, and adapting to change.
  • Turning challenges into opportunities and achieving success through determination and hard work.
  • AI’s potential impact and the need for guidelines to prevent misuse.
  • AI, trust, and leadership in the C-suite.


About Jeffrey

Jeffrey Hayzlett is a renowned global business celebrity, best-selling author of four business books, including “The Hero Factor,” and Chairman of C-Suite Network. He hosts primetime TV shows like “C-Suite with Jeffrey Hayzlett” and “Executive Perspectives” and his business podcast “All Business” on C-Suite Radio. Hayzlett is a top keynote speaker and expert cited in major publications like Forbes and SUCCESS, and he has appeared on networks like Bloomberg and MSNBC. He’s known for his strategic leadership, marketing expertise, and mentorship in the C-Suite.

Connect with Jeffrey

LinkedIn @hayzlett
X @JeffreyHayzlett
C-Suite Network


About Susan Sly
Susan Sly is the maven behind Raw and Real Entrepreneurship. An award-winning AI entrepreneur and MIT Sloan alumna, Susan has carved out a niche at the forefront of the AI revolution, earning accolades as a top AI innovator in 2023 and a key figure in real-time AI advancements for 2024. With a storied career that blends rigorous academic insight with astute market strategies, Susan has emerged as a formidable founder, a discerning angel investor, sought after speaker, and a venerated voice in the business world. Her insights have graced platforms from CNN to CNBC and been quoted in leading publications like Forbes and MarketWatch. At the helm of the Raw and Real Entrepreneurship podcast, Susan delivers unvarnished wisdom and strategies, empowering aspiring entrepreneurs and seasoned business veterans alike to navigate the challenges of the entrepreneurial landscape with confidence. Dive deep into the essence of success with Susan Sly, and redefine your entrepreneurial journey.

Connect With Susan

X @Susanslylive
LinkedInĀ @susansly

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Author Susan Sly

Susan Sly is considered a thought leader in AI, award winning entrepreneur, keynote speaker, best-selling author, and tech investor. Susan has been featured on CNN, CNBC, Fox, Lifetime, ABC Family, and quoted in Forbes Online, Marketwatch, Yahoo Finance, and more. She is the mother of four and has been working in human potential for over two decades.

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