John A. Kuhn

John A. Kuhn has decades of successful corporate, entrepreneurial, and academic experience. John worked as a sales and marketing executive at the 3M company and as Chief Operating Officer at a publishing division of Meredith Corporation, a publicly traded diversified media company and publisher of titles such as Time, Fortune, Sports Illustrated and People magazines. Additionally he was cofounder and president of the American Park Network, the largest publisher of national and state park magazines in the United States and also was the founder and CEO of Buenos Aires Metropolis, a city-lifestyle magazine in Buenos Aires, Argentina. 

A former high school business teacher, he currently is a university guest business lecturer and has a consulting firm, Street Smart Advisory Group, with Mark Mullins, his good friend and coauthor.

John resides in Delray Beach, Florida and Thailand.


"Straight Talk! The only book that shows what it really takes to succeed in business. One of the most honest books I've read."

Michael Kenny, Founder (subsidiary of Priceline)


Mark Mullins

Mark has years of successful corporate executive experience and is a serial entrepreneur with a long history of accomplishments. He is an innovative business builder with over thirty five years of startups and corporations. Mark was an executive and partner of the American Park Network (APN) with John.  Additionally, Mark was founder of Mountain Sports Publishing in Aspen, Colorado, publishing visitor guides for ski resorts and official publications for World Cup Skiing. He also served as an executive for Zoom Systems in San Francisco. Mark is actively consulting, university guest lecturing, executive coaching, and writing. He resides in Truckee, CA