July 2009 Archives
Russ and John present the not-your-business-as-usual school that has reached the critical stage of educational exceptionalism. (What do we do with this information?!) Includes: BusinessMakers Quote of the Week—words of wisdom from American journalist Abbott Joseph Liebling; This Week in Business History includes several firsts, including the first U.S. patent, the first intercollegiate billiards match and the first hamburger; Navigating Business Jargon—acronyms, technospeak and trendy new stuff; and Dumbest Moments in Business History—will the next “bubble” be renewable energy?
Russ flashes back to his interview with the CEO of Spring Medical Systems, a company founded by physicians and technology professionals, that provides electronic support to the medical community. Spring Medical Systems’ flagship product, SpringCharts EHR (Electronic Health Records), digitizes medical records to help physicians to better manage their clinical and administrative tasks. Smyth’s company is well positioned to benefit from Stimulus money earmarked for modernizing the medical industry.
Russ visits with Rick Slemaker, publisher of Medicine Magazine, a publication of the Houston Medical Center; and Randy Paris, a concerned citizen. Slemaker and Paris believe that the American people are not getting the full story about the “healthcare crisis,” that citizen involvement and discussion are the best responses to those who wish to disrupt the U.S. healthcare system. Paris encourages concerned citizens to visit www.joinpatientsfirst.com for more information.
It’s important to know which structure you need when protecting your intellectual property. Greg Price discusses the differences between patents, trademarks, copyrights and other forms of protection.
Russ and John present the real world show for make-it-happen entrepreneurs, the gallant knights who will rescue our down economy. Includes: BusinessMakers Quote of the Week—cool words from Albert Einstein; This Week in Business History includes the Great Fire of Rome, Napoleon, DuPont and Jan & Dean; Navigating Business Jargon—acronyms, technospeak and trendy new stuff; and Dumbest Moments in Business History—a homeless man in New York City runs up a HUGE hospital bill.
Russ flashes back to his interview last year with Nancy Floyd, the founder and managing director of San Francisco venture capital firm Nth Power. Floyd, a pioneer in the "green" movement, remembers her involvement over the last 15 years with clean energy technology start-ups.
Sindicatum Carbon Capital brings together expertise in clean energy project development, finance and technology. London-based SCC facilitates the growth of companies focused on reducing carbon emissions by developing and overseeing greenhouse gas reduction and clean energy projects. The company’s technology group works to lower the risk of certain technologies to the point that it can affect environmental change. "Carbon neutral" is the buzzword of the day. Russ visits with Susan Wood, CEO of SCC Americas; and Rob Toker, business development director of Sindicatum Carbon Technology.
Want to survive the next big layoff? One way to make yourself indispensable is to improve your action learning. Dr Don Minnick offers tips to help you increase your security in the workplace and multiply your options.
When times are tight, a good way to maximize your marketing budget is to sponsor events that are key to branding your business. Greg Price tells you how.
Russ and John present the show for the innovators and the business-builders who make our economy run. Includes: BusinessMakers Quote of the Week—anonymous but thought-provoking words from one of our favorite sources: “Unknown;” This Week in Business History includes such notables as Julius Caesar, Orville Redenbacher, Continental Airlines and H. Ross Perot; Navigating Business Jargon—acronyms, technospeak and trendy new stuff; and Dumbest Moments in Business History—rich people are polluting our planet.
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