February 2012 Archives
Russ and John host the show about the working class, the entrepreneurs, the ones that create the game-changing gadgets that keep our economy dynamic. Yup, someone’s gonna get rich, but don’t tell Washington! Includes: the BusinessMakers Quote of the Week—a little known comment from Mark Twain; This Week in Business History includes great innovation like the Playboy Club, Kmart and compact disk recording technology; the Jargon Challenge Round—trendy technospeak that YOU should know; and Dumb Moments in Business—Dominique Strauss-Kahn offers a shaky defense.
Dana Ostomel thought cash gifts were awkward; she got an idea and bought a URL. In 2007, she lost her job, and when that awkwardness occurred again, she launched her website. Registries are acceptable at department stores, why not a cash registry online for life events? Esther Steinfeld Freedman interviews the founder of DepositAGift.com, a cash registry service. It’s a discussion of taking risk, “putting yourself out there,” and considering whether YOU are an entrepreneur.
Women Mean Business host Leisa Holland-Nelson, president of ContentActive, interviews Laura Gibson, founding partner of law firm Ogden, Gibson, Broocks, Longoria & Hall.
Are you doing business internationally? Want to? Greg Price visits with Keith Miceli to discuss trade agreements and exporting.
Russ and Leisa present the show about the risk-takers, the entrepreneurs, the people who make business happen. Ours is the only NOT your business-as-usual school. Includes: the BusinessMakers Quote of the Week—famous words from Beatle John Lennon; This Week in Business History includes huge moments like the trial of Joan of Arc, the attack on the Alamo and the 1970 American Bandstand debut of the Jackson Five (Michael was 12); and the Jargon Challenge Round—trendy technospeak that YOU should know.
Among other things, BusinessMakers guest serial entrepreneur Ashok Rao has launched five start-ups, produced four movies, and is chairman of the world’s largest entrepreneur organization, TiE Global. His latest startup, Whodini, is an enterprise software company helping to organize co-workers in large companies. Sound wildly complicated? It is!
Greg Price visits with Scott Soles to discuss the energy industry. It’s boom times, but there are challenges too.
Russ and John present the show about the innovators, the disruptors, the people that improve the way things are done. You can’t get our curriculum anywhere else; we shoot from the hip! Includes: the BusinessMakers Quote of the Week—wise words from Indira Gandhi, the late Prime Minister of India; This Week in Business History includes disruptive innovators like Alexander Graham Bell, IBM’s Thomas Watson, Fidel Castro and Salman Rushdie; the Jargon Challenge Round—trendy technospeak that YOU should know; and Dumb Moments in Business—too many to choose just one.
Is it innovative or completely disruptive? Jeff Burke wants to create a platform of real estate search data with greater transparency for the consumer. He would like to set forth a new process for the residential real estate industry. Granted, some of his ideas are pretty controversial… but then, this is NOT his first “disruptor rodeo!” Russ interviews Jeff Burke, founder of NuHabitat.
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