Episode 377: Overachieving Entrepreneurs!
The BusinessMakers interview Flip Flippen, founder of organizational development firm The Flippen Group; and Brian Adams, CEO of Rumber Materials, a manufacturer of recycled rubber lumber products. In our vignettes, Greg Price visits with Mark Scimemi, PKF’s SALT tax specialist; and Leisa Holland-Nelson interviews Kathie Edwards of Westpark Communications.
Russ and John present the show that features the make-it-happen entrepreneurs, the ones who DID build it. And they built our economy too. We are taking on the “economic ignorance” in our country. Includes: The BusinessMakers Quote of the Week—a quote from French composer Hector Berlioz; This Week in Business History includes significant firsts like the first patent for the steamboat (waay back, folks!), the first oil strike in Pennsylvania and the first “last” concert by the Beatles; and the Jargon Challenge Round—trendy technospeak that YOU should know and John usually doesn’t.
The Flippen Group provides organizational development and leadership training to the corporate, sports, education and government sectors. The Flippen Group has run behavioral data, determined the risk factors and developed programs for radically diverse groups. Its largest division, education, has trained more than 55,000 teachers and administrators nationwide. Founder and Chairman Flip Flippen, who calls himself a “serial social entrepreneur,” is also the author of the New York Times Best Seller The Flip Side. So many variables—how does he do it?!
Russ visits with the CEO of Rumber Materials, a manufacturer of lumber products produced from a composite material made out of recycled tire rubber and plastics. Adams has founded start-ups and has acquired up-and-running companies as well. This makes him uniquely qualified to tell us: “What is the difference between heading a start-up and an acquisition?”
Women Mean Business host Leisa Holland-Nelson, president of ContentActive, interviews Kathie Edwards, president & CEO of Westpark Communications.
Greg Price visits with Mark Scimemi, PKF’s SALT tax specialist, to discuss his recent relocation assignment for Fluor Corp. in Ft. Bend County.