Bob Bare, the Founder of Best Selling Experts Interviews JW Najarian about Social Media.
Bob and I met at Author 101 in Los Angeles and have kept in touch ever since. Bob has put together a really great site that features interviews of movers and shakers that Bob meets.
Bob will also be hosting a huge conference in Dallas in September so stay tuned for more information on that.
Our apologies. For some reason some of the audio has some bad echo on it… Not sure why. I share some great info here so if you can get past the first part the echo goes away after awhile.
Bob Bare is the author More Power!, founder of BestSellingExperts.com and More Power! University.
A serial entrepreneur, who started his first business in 6th grade, Bob is known for his ability to create, grow and turn around businesses while keeping his vision and values in sight. One of Bob’s recent business successes opened its doors in 2006 with no customer base and achieved yearly revenues of 2.5 million dollars within the first four years, in the middle of the economic downturn of 2008. Bob currently owns 7 businesses.
An Iowa native, Bob lives in Dallas, Texas with Jan, his wife for over 35 years. He is the proud father of 3 children and grandfather of 6. He enjoys giving back to his community through active leadership roles in his local church and as president of Dallas North Rotary.
In an effort to pay it forward, Bob produces and hosts Experts Weekly radio, publishes the BestSelling Experts Weekly newsletter and mentors start-up entrepreneurs.
JW Najarian after leaving the Navy JW got a degree in electronics engineering and worked in the IT industry as a senior network engineer coordinator and IT project manager and formally worked with clients and employers like Gap Banana Republic, 99 cent Only Stores, Sport Chalet, Trader Joes, Medtronic, St. Jude, Daylight Trucking and many others.
Mr. Najarian left engineering in 2006 to start a career in Commercial Real Estate and was employed as a Commercial Real Estate Appraiser’s assistant and later a Commercial Loan Representative where he learned about commercial financing and property underwriting.
JW has become proficient in social networking linking to thousands of connections on various social networking platforms. On LinkedIn alone JW has started two groups that have amassed over 35,000 connections. One group is the Commercial Real Estate Professional Investors Group with over 14,000 members to date and US Veteran which has over 22,000 members. On Twitter JW is connected to over 100,000 targeted connections. JW took the Commercial Real Estate group and started his own social networking website that is now has over 4400 commercial real estate professionals and investors exchanging various services, funding and deals.
JW is also the co-founder of the Commercial Real Estate Distressed Assets Association which is a national organization working to help educate, connect and enable professionals and investors in the disposition, acquisition, valuation and finance of distressed commercial properties and notes.
Mr. Najarian has decided to marry his skills in Networking, Social Media, Marketing, The Internet and Commercial Real Estate to work in the industry creating resources that bring new technologies to the forefront and help further the industry in positive and productive ways.
JW recently started On Purpose Magazine where he interviews authors, speakers, thought leaders and celebrities about inspiring, educational, entertaining and cause related topics and has interviewed over 200 celebrities and well known speakers and authors.
JW believes that adversarial business, where one has to lose so another can win, is an outdated and unsustainable path to success and that we need to build more social business entities that make money while helping others and the planet. It really is all about doing well and still leaving the planet a better place than we found it.