Brad has 50 years combined experience in retailing, corporate training, publishing, and software development. He has worked in large and small companies, started two of his own businesses, worked as a senior executive in two other startups. He is currently the Publisher of the Fairfield Weekly an online newspaper serving the people of Fairfield, Iowa and Jefferson County. He is also the CEO of Groundbreaking Press.
Brad has had at least seven distinct careers in five different industries:
Retailing: sales, store management, buyer, merchandise manager
Brad is a practitioner/scholar, using the skills and knowledge he has learned, to amass a remarkable record of accomplishment over the past 30 years. In addition to the numerous training programs he developed as founder of three major corporate training departments( Mervyn's, Atari, Activision), he has given workshops and seminars on leadership and negotiation internationally, produced more than 50 videos, 12 audio books, over 100 consumer and business software products, and he's edited an(d published over 70 books. He is the inventor of Computer Card Solitaire, the producer of Shanghai, and was involved in the licensing of Tetris.
Brad's amazing ability to complete projects on time and on budget, plus his creative management style, caught the attention of Tom Peters (In Search of Excellence), who then featured Brad in his book, Liberation Management.
Brad is an expert in many critical areas of business from customer service to the management of technology. He is an international speaker, presenting talks and seminar/workshops in a broad spectrum of subjects including, team building, and effective leadership, creativity, negotiation, project management, the management of technology, and storytelling as a change agent.
As an author Brad has written 15 books, LUCKY THAT WAY - Stories of Seizing the Moment While Creating the Games Millions Play, GET THINGS DONE - Ten Secrets of Creating and Leading Exceptional Teams, GET THINGS DONE: SECOND EDITION - Twelve Secrets of Creating and Leading Exceptional Teams, ONE SHOVEL FULL - Telling Stories to Change Beliefs, Attitudes, and Perceptions, WHY PUBLISH? - Making the Right Choices for Your Book, MY THINKING CAP - Solutions for Global Crisis, GET OUT OF THE WAY! - You'll never manage your way to great leadership, WHY DOES ANYBODY BELIEVE IN GOD? - An Essay on Creation, and FINDING YOUR WORK - A Maverick's Strategy for Job Search and Career Change, THE SKY'S THE LIMIT - How to Effectively Market Yourself, DEFENDING TRUMP - The Case for Voting Republican. And, his Humanity's Future three-book series: SKY IA FALLING THEORIES - With a Focus on Anthropogenic Global Warming, SOCIETY'S IMAGE OF THE FUTURE AND SOCIOECONOMIC HEALTH - We create our reality, VENTURING BEYOND EARTH - The Need for Exo-Terra Sustainable CultureThese three books will all be published this year. And two booklets: PUBLISH! and MAHARISHI MAHESH YOGIi AND CONSERVATIVE THOUGHT.
He is also working on, A SURPRISING LIFE - Stories from My Journey, which will be released this summer.
Brad holds a Master's Degree in Futuristics. His speech, "Earthward Implications of Cosmic Migration," was given at the American Astronautical Society's proceedings in honor of the tenth anniversary of Apollo 11's landing on the moon. He has been a featured speaker on radio programs throughout the United States on future trends in our society, focusing on unusual developments in medicine and virtual reality, humanity's move into space, and extinction-level events.
Groundbreaking Press is an author-services book publishing company dedicated to helping authors get their books into publication. In addition to working with individual authors, they also work with corporate clients that want to take advantage of their ability to produce high quality books at an extremely reasonable price.
Brad is very interested in the space program and has written essays on the subject. In addition, he has provided, free of charge, some of his favorite space pictures to anyone and everyone interested: Space Pictures & Screen Savers
Brad and his wife, Barbara Foley, live in the exceptional, small, college town of Fairfield, Iowa. Even with his hectic schedule, Brad finds time to pursue his varied interests and hobbies.
Speaker, author, and much more ...
All content, except space images, copyright Brad Fregger. Space photos courtesy of NASA.