Interviews By Interviewer: "Michael Chen, Phd"
Russ and John present the show about the people who build businesses and create REAL jobs. These are the jobs that make the economy grow. It’s the private sector that matters! Includes: The BusinessMakers Quote of the Week—a humorous thought from the former Gov. George Wallace; This Week in Business History includes the founding of the Wrigley Co. in Chicago, the founding of Apple Computers and the founding of Mosaic (which ultimately became Netscape); and the Jargon Challenge Round—trendy technospeak that YOU should know.
Michael Cordua was a student at Texas A&M in 1979 when his home country of Nicaragua began its communist revolution. It just wasn’t a good time to return home, so Michael stayed in the U.S. He had very little food service experience when he opened his first restaurant. Twenty-five years later, the company runs seven restaurants, four different concepts. Russ interviews the founder and executive chef of Cordua Restaurants.
We’re seeing more women in upper management positions lately… aren’t we? PKF’s Karen Love discusses women in business with Susan McEldoon, president and general manager of KHOU-TV.
Michael Cordua was a student at Texas A&M in 1979 when his home country of Nicaragua became embroiled in a communist revolution. It just wasn’t a good time to return home, so Michael became the founder and executive chef of Cordua Restaurants. In our vignettes, Leisa interviews Nicole Vogel, publisher of Houstonia Magazine; Robin discusses Brooke Shields with Janet Gurwitch, a board member of La-Z-Boy Inc.; and Karen Love discusses women in business with Susan McEldoon of KHOU.
Russ and John present the show about the artists and athletes of our economy, the ones who stick to it until it’s done. These are the risk-takers with the stamina to fight the headwinds. WE SALUTE YOU! Includes: The BusinessMakers Quote of the Week—pithy commentary from American artist Andy Warhol; This Week in Business History includes the founding of Venice in the year 421 (we go way back, folks!), Patrick Henry asks for “Liberty or death!” and lots of communist/fascist/Nazi events happened; and the Jargon Challenge Round—trendy technospeak that YOU should know.
WHO launches a paid, print publication in this, the age of digital media? Nicole Vogel, that’s who! This isn’t the first magazine she’s produced, either. And, yes, as one might expect, there’s a great story behind the launch of each of her new careers. Leisa Holland-Nelson interviews Nicole Vogel, founder and president of SagaCity Media and publisher of its newest publication, Houstonia Magazine.
Interviewer: Russ Capper | Guest: | Episode: 407 | Date: March 23, 2013
What pushes a potential entrepreneur over the edge? We share defining moments with three of our favorite entrepreneurs. Chloe Dao, Project Runway winner, fashion designer and women’s apparel retailer was trying hard to deny her passion and be a “good daughter” when she saw a movie that changed her life. Bennett Greenspan loved genealogy, and when he was unable to prove a suspected lineage connection with a long-dead relative, well, he took things into his own hands. Former NFL player Gerome Sapp read a magazine that told him what he needed to do.
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