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YEC Members Launch Books, Expand Companies and More

YEC members have had a busy few months inspiring others through spoken word, writing and conferences. And they haven't gone unrecognized for their work. Below, we highlight seven members and their big news.

Shane Snow Launches Book, Dream Teams 

Shane Snow, New York City-based technology journalist and founder of Contently, recently launched his new book Dream Teams: Working Together Without Falling Apart with a special afterward by Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg and his author friend Adam Grant. The book was born out of Snow's leadership work at Contently. You can preorder a copy on Amazon.

Sama Jashnani gives TedX Talk

Sama Jashnani, CEO of mobile app DownToDash, recently gave a TedX talk on "Lessons Every Founder Can Learn From On Their Journey to Success." You can view the full video here. DownToDash connects people based on what they are down to do, whether it's working out, playing sports, viewing movies or traveling.

Killer Infographics Named One of Inc.'s Best Workplaces

YEC member Amy Balliett of Killer Infographics announced that the company was included on the Inc. 5000 list for the second year in a row and was named one of Inc.'s Best Workplaces in 2017. Balliett spoke at SXSW on "The New Age of Story: Marketing for a Visual World" for the second year in a row. Her talk, which you can check out here, covered everything from VR/AR to bite-sized video storytelling.

Globe Runner Awarded Bronze and Silver Addy Awards

Eric McGehearty, CEO of Globe Runner, a top-performing, full-service digital marketing, recently announced that his agency was awarded Bronze and Silver Addy Awards at Dallas's 2018 American Advertising Awards. Both awards were for a packaging campaign developed by their creative team for one of their longtime client's new product line. To learn more about the event and the work that was recognized, view their latest blog post.

Liam Martin Announces Running Remote Conference 2018

Liam Martin, co-founder of TimeDoctor.com and Staff.com, recently announced the Running Remote Conference 2018 happening June 23-24 in Bali, Indonesia. Get next-level tips on managing remote teams. Speakers include the co-founder and CEO of Buffer and the founder of FlexJobs and Remote.co. For a discount to the conference in beautiful Ubud Bali, and more information, click here: https://runningremote.com/

Spectrum Designs Foundation Announces New Location

Patrick Bardsley, CEO of Spectrum Designs Foundation, announced the opening of a new location in Port Washington, New York. Spectrum Designs Foundation is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization that is one of the fastest growing apparel decorating businesses of its kind, It offers a full line of customized products for corporations, organizations, municipalities, private parties and community members using screen printing, embroidery and state-of-the-art digital printing.

Kevin Hong Releases Book, The Outlier Approach

Kevin Hong, co-founder of Dealflicks, recently released a book, The Outlier Approach: How to Triumph in Your Career as a NonconformistIt is already an Amazon bestseller and the ebook can be purchased for just 99 cents. You can also order the paperback version here. In the book, Hong interviews some heavy hitters, including Kevin Johnson, CEO of Udemy, and actor Randall Park. Check out the book trailer for more information.

These are just a handful of YEC members’ recent exciting achievements. Read about what other members are working on here. Have news of your own to share with the community? Submit your accomplishments to our team.