Innovative (and Wireless!) Entrepreneurism
Episode 504 | Broadcast: January 31, 2015
In an industry woefully behind the times (and let’s face it: phone lines are going away), Featured Guest Russell Vail has co-founded a “connections company.” Russ interviews the co-founder of ipDatatel, HBJ’s top Fast Tech 50 winner. In our vignettes: PKF’s Andy Ray introduces an idea exercise; Leisa hosts Integrate’s Allie Danziger; and Robin Tooms visits with Sara Heald, Air Alliance Houston.
School of Business
Russ & John present the show that features business success stories and business makers. We encourage the risk takers, and we LOVE entrepreneurs. It’s in our American genes! Includes This Week in Business History and the Jargon Challenge Round.
Russell Vail has co-founded an internet- and WiFi-based telecommunications and security firm, a “connections company,” in the process taking steps to update a dying industry. ipDatatel was founded in 2007 and recently won the Houston Business Journal’s “Fast Tech 50” for rapid growth.
BusinessMakers Thought Leaders
Andy Ray, a Principal on PKF Texas’ EAS team, walks through the “King for a Day” exercise. Using “We could ____, if we ____” statements with your team can help generate ideas to improve your business.
Russell Vail has co-founded an internet- and WiFi-based telecommunications and security firm, a “connections” company. Vail’s devices allow users to update alarm systems, wireless browsers, thermostats and other interactive technology with no additional wiring or hardware changes.
V.J. founded The Articulate Professional in 1993 believing that effective communicators are also more effective in their jobs. He states his premise well.