This is Episode 69 of the Dr. Finance® Live Podcast hosted by Dr. Anthony M. Criniti IV (aka “Dr. Finance®”). Dr. Criniti interviewed Amilya Antonetti, human behavior expert, serial entrepreneur, speaker, author, and mentor.
Amilya Antonetti is one of the most sought after Human Behavior and Strategic Advisor experts in the world. She has appeared as a regular business and behavior expert on The Oprah Winfrey Show, The Steve Harvey Show, and Dr. Phil. She has built or advised on over $2 Billion in sales for companies and high profile clients such as Steve Harvey, Mike Tyson, Listerine Strips, Sharper Image, Cold Stone Creamery, George Foreman and more.
Amilya’s vision for a healthier relationship between people and companies has earned her global respect and numerous awards. She has been featured in People Magazine, Time, Forbes, Inc., Smart Money, and Entrepreneur and has been named in “The 55 people you must meet” by Jack Canfield.
Today, Amilya is the CEO and Creator of Designing Genius, a powerful training and SaaS platform that changes the paradigm on how companies, opportunities and our greatest asset “THE PEOPLE” come together as we answer the call of the Gig Economy.
Amilya’s on the ground experience in leading more than 53,000 employees from around the globe throughout her career is combined with her ability to drive value throughout companies to increase valuations, facilitate M&A and exit to some of the biggest market makers in the world.
0:00 – 1:33:25 – Podcast welcome and Amilya’s story
1:33:26 – 1:36:51 – Overview of books
1:36:52 – 1:37:30 – What is Designing Genius?
1:37:31 – 1:51:37 – What does it feel like to be on the Oprah Winfrey show?
1:51:38 – 1:54:40 – What does it feel like to work with Steve Harvey?
1:54:41 – 1:58:06 – What does it take to become a highly successful entrepreneur?
1:58:07 – 2:05:31 – Will immigrants in a democratic country outwork everyone else?
2:05:32 – 2:12:28 – How can we improve the education system?
2:12:29 – 2:25:43 – What were some of the biggest struggles that you have overcome in your life?
2:25:44 – 2:28:00 – Your favorite Italian food?
2:28:01 – 2:30:40 – Why is studying human behavior important?
2:30:41 – 2:33:01 – What are the financial benefits for being a great speaker?
2:33:02 – 2:34:36 – Why do you like Clubhouse?
2:34:37 – 2:40:15 – How is leadership for businesses similar to leadership on Clubhouse?
2:40:16 – 2:40:40 – Can 1 book change the world?
2:40:41 – 2:41:18 – What role has networking played in your life?
2:41:19 – 2:44:55 – Is mentoring important? Who are some of your mentors?
2:44:56 – 2:50:27 – What are your favorite financial books? Exit Rich by Sharon Lechter and Michelle Seiler Tucker; Outwitting the Devil; Millionaire Next Door
2:50:28 – 2:53:40 – Do we need money to survive?
2:53:41 – 2:54:37 – Is finance necessary for everyone? Why or why not?
2:54:38 – 2:56:10 – How important is having a purpose in business? What is your purpose?
2:56:11 – 2:56:45 – What would you like to accomplish in the next 10 years or so? Why?
2:56:46 – 2:57:39 – What would you like to be your legacy to this world?
2:57:40 – 3:01:47 – Wrap up thoughts and Outro; Amilya: “Help the people you want more of”
Dr. Anthony M. Criniti IV (aka “Dr. Finance®”) is the world’s leading financial scientist and survivalist. A fifth generation native of Philadelphia, Dr. Criniti is a former finance professor at several universities, a former financial planner, an active investor in diverse marketplaces, an explorer, an international keynote speaker, and has traveled around the world studying various aspects of finance. He is an award winning author of three #1 international best-selling finance books: The Necessity of Finance (2013), The Most Important Lessons in Economics and Finance (2014), and The Survival of the Richest (2016). As a prolific writer, he also frequently contributes articles to Entrepreneur, Medium, and Thrive Global. Dr. Criniti has started a grassroots movement that is changing the way that we think about economics and finance.
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