Nathan Kontny

CTO, Rockstar Coders

Free Business Speaker in Chicago

  • Why are some people so much luckier than others?

    TOPIC CATEGORY: Motivational

    Some people seem to have all the luck and others of us struggle to find opportunities. We'll explore the life of James Garner, who, without any acting experience and a hatred of talking in front of people, landed a well connected Hollywood agent to jumpstart his career. Was he just lucky?

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  • How we improved our landing page conversion rate by 500%

    TOPIC CATEGORY: Business

    We'll tear down a landing page and walk through many of the changes made to drastically improve our conversion rate to new leads. None of these things are difficult to accomplish, but in our haste we often neglect to make simple improvements to our websites that would have significant effects.

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  • Now that I’ve created something, how do I spread it?

    TOPIC CATEGORY: Business

    Vaguely remember something about the “discovery of electricity?” A guy flew a kite in a storm, lightning struck, traveled down the string of the kite to a key…When the key was touched, out came a jolt of electricity giving a non-lethal shock to its famous victim. Who was that famous scientist? Jacques de Romas. Wait, that’s not right. Wasn’t it Benjamin Franklin? MORE >

    We'll explore why Benjamin Franklin's name is much more familiar to us and what it teaches us about marketing our own products and services.
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  • Why are some people so good at persisting?

    TOPIC CATEGORY: Motivational

    Few people know the story of Momofuku Ando. From multiple bankruptcies to multiple stays in prisons that included torture and starvation, Ando persisted to finally invent instant ramen noodles, a company now worth 7 Billion dollars. Persistence is clearly important, but is it just something we're born with? Or, is there something deeper to help us become better at sticking with the trials in our way? MORE >

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