Episode 124: We Have a Mess to Clean Up
Russ and John present Things They Don't Teach in Business School. Includes: BusinessMakers Quote of the Week - wisdom from Albert Einstein; This Week in Business History - help (or not) from the government; Navigating Business Jargon - buzzwords and technospeak (don't try these at home) and Dumbest Moments in Business History - the Golden Arches create a disaster in Japan.
The BusinessMakers interview Barney Gershen, former CEO of Associated Building Services, one of the nation's largest maintenance companies. As a child during the 1950s, Gershen worked to build the family business. Over time, the job became a career. Gershen bought out his mother's ownership and began his personal battle to develop "the best company." When Gershen sold the company in 2004, it had 13,000 employees and operations in 30 states. This is a story of inspiration, determination and lessons learned along the way.
Flashback with the BusinessMakers to an interview with Richard Loomis. The founder, president and CEO of World Energy runs a magazine and broadcast media company dedicated to the exchange of information among various energy companies. As an industry insider, Loomis has an extensive knowledge of energy sources, issues and dilemmas. In this segment, Loomis presents his take on the future of energy. Loomis' full length interview, broadcast in July 2007, is one of BusinessMakers' most thought-provoking ever.
Today's topic: Tools, applications and process tips to help transform information storage and distribution.