August 2008 Archives
Russ and John present the "we teach; you profit" school for those who make life better for all of us. Includes: BusinessMakers Quote of the Week - pithy observation from author Ayn Rand; This Week in Business History offers such intriguing tropics as the Stars & Stripes, the death of an Irish scientist, the founding of eBay, and Geronimo; Navigating Business Jargon - buzzwords and technospeak that should first be practiced; and Dumbest Moments in Business History - the Sheraton Denver tries to Go Green" for the Democratic convention.
Flashback with The BusinessMakers to October 2007 and a visit with Barney Gershen, former CEO of Associated Building Services, one of the nation's largest maintenance companies. When he sold the company in 2004, Gershen had built up the family business to 13,000 employees and operations in 35 states. In this segment, Gershen remembers the early days and presents a story of pushing against the odds - when failure was not an option.
Russ interviews Bill Kurtis, well known TV journalist/anchorman turned cattle rancher. Kurtis founded Tallgrass Beef Co. in 2005 and today is raising grass fed cattle on his 10,000 acre ranch in Kansas. His cattle are raised without hormones or antibiotics to produce beef that is lower in fat and higher in omega-3. Kurtis is a great interview, a high profile and inspiring entrepreneur!
Bill Kurtis, founder of Tallgrass Beef Co., recounts some of the experiences that he has come across in his journalism career. Through stories from Vietnam including reuniting families to tracking the origins of illegal narcotics, Bill has seen it all and shares the details for us.
Greg Price considers the advantages of succession planning.
Russ and John present the show for those who take life to a whole new level; we'll help you "learn more for less." Includes: BusinessMakers Quote of the Week - an interesting observation from comedian Jonathan Winters; This Week in Business History presents explosive moments from our collective past such as the eruption of Mt Vesuvius, the War of 1812, zippers and parachutes, and various artists who burst onto the music scene; Navigating Business Jargon - buzzwords and technospeak with disclaimers; and Dumbest Moments in Business History - NBC tries to air condition Beijing.
Heida Thurlow had her first taste of entrepreneurism in the late 1970s when she started importing cookware to the U.S. As a serious cook, she knew what she wanted but couldn't find it; as an engineer, she decided to make it herself. Today, Thurlow holds 27 design and utility patents from the U.S. and Germany for cookware design and innovation. Flashback with The BusinessMakers to July 2007 and a visit with Heida Thurlow, founder and president of Chantal Corp.
Russ interviews Jennifer Nguyen, one of the most tenacious women ever. When she was unable to find reliable care for her daughter, she launched an Internet-based company that provides childcare, eldercare, butlers and certified nursing assistants. Today, she is considering various options to grow her company. This is a classic "entrepreneurial adventure" that highlights the value of "seeing a need and doing it yourself."
Greg Price gives tips to help you get control of your spreadsheets.
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