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Former commodities trader Ben Lipson has taken Fantasy Sports to the next level. Lipson has created a marketplace, a virtual stock exchange using virtual money, for predicting game performance of players and outcome of events. Don’t like your Texans? Sell them and pick up the Patriots! Like an economic stock exchange, one can often predict results by participant (investor) behavior as odds change in real time during the game. There is a competitive aspect to the site, with actual prize money for various games. And wait until you hear Lipson’s advertising model.
It’s exciting times at Microsoft. Windows 8 offers a new user interface, has touch screen capabilities and serves as Microsoft’s debut in the computer hardware sales category. Other applications, such as Office 2013, are being released as well. Russ interviews Henry Goodrow, global technology specialist for Microsoft. Goodrow demos features, tips and shortcuts of the new system.
It has been a great year full of great marketing advice. This week Robin Tooms reviews a couple of great moments from Lisa Gordon Yunus, Director of Brand at Waste Management and Mark Rudkin, Executive Director of Marketing at the Jones School, at Rice University.
How do you follow a meteoric rise to success? Leisa Holland-Nelson interviews Sarah Groen, co-founder and director of SURGE Accelerator, a mentor-driven start-up and discusses about future plans with Sarah..
The recent Fast Tech 50 conference focused primarily on energy-related companies. Greg Price debriefs PKF tax director Gary Voth, a conference participant.
Former commodities trader Ben Lipson has taken Fantasy Sports to the next level. Russ interviews the founder of Sports Tradex, an online sports marketplace. Then, we’ll visit with Henry Goodrow about the exciting goings-on at Microsoft. In our vignettes, Leisa interviews Sarah Groen of SURGE Accelerator; Robin visits with two of our favorites; and Greg Price debriefs PKF tax director Gary Voth.
Russ and John present the show that champions the make-it-happen entrepreneurs. We’re all about the people who bring innovation to our lives and who help our economy grow. And today’s show is about innovation. Includes: The BusinessMakers Quote of the Week—clever words from the great Mark Twain; This Week in Business History includes the landing of the Pilgrims at Plymouth Rock (we go way back, folks!), Mark Twain patents elastic suspenders and the USSR was formed; the Jargon Challenge Round—trendy technospeak that YOU should know AND JOHN DOES TOO (yay!); and Dumb Moments—Michigan teachers pull a sick-in.
What if you could fill up your car for less than $1.00? And what if you could do that at home? Jean Durdin owns and operates the massive Parkway Family car dealerships; Parkway Chevrolet reports $100 million in sales annually. In 2009, Parkway began converting vehicles to natural gas. Today Parkway NGV leads the industry in conversions. It’s a game-changer and Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) will probably change our lives over the near future. Jean is right on the leading edge of that revolution. This is an interview EVERYONE should hear.
He grew up on a South Texas ranch, so he knew the value of hard work. Today he’s president of Choice Energy Services, a broker/consultant of electricity to commercial-industrial clients. The deregulation of energy brought with it additional and more complicated choices. Choice considers options and negotiates price with energy providers. Russ interviews Bubba Levy, president of Choice Energy Services.
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