Episode 371: Our Amazing Lives
The BusinessMakers catch up with Bennett Greenspan and his incredible work with FamilyTreeDNA. And Leisa Holland-Nelson visits with Cris Daskevich about the new Texas Children’s Pavilion for Women. In our vignettes, Greg Price interviews PKF’s Frank Landreneau and Leisa Holland-Nelson interviews Jacqueline Northcut of BioHouston Inc.
Russ and John present the show that features the REAL job creators who keep our economy running. These are the people who work all night to make it happen. Includes: the BusinessMakers Quote of the Week—an ominous comment from the report of the National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility; This Week in Business History includes the birth of DuPont, Alzheimer’s Disease and chimps gone wild; the Jargon Challenge Round—trendy technospeak that YOU should know but should not use regularly; and Dumb Moments in Business—Maryland’s “Bill Stabilization Law” may not be such a good thing.
Genealogist/entrepreneur Bennett Greenspan makes a return visit to our show. Since its founding in April 2000, FamilyTreeDNA has tested and added to its database more than 600,000 people. FamilyTreeDNA uses molecular biology to prove genetic relationships between two people. And, with the number of adoptions in America increasing at rapid rates, the company now offers a new test to find genetic relations among a different set of chromosomes that even proves half relations (half siblings, etc). It’s a global business and Greenspan could not have launched his business at a better time.
The nationally-acclaimed Texas Children’s Hospital has expanded into obstetrical and gynecological care with the completion of its new hospital. Leisa Holland-Nelson visits with Cris Daskevich, senior vice president of Texas Children’s Hospital.
Women Mean Business host Leisa Holland-Nelson, president of ContentActive, interviews Jacqueline Northcut, president and CEO of BioHouston Inc.
Is your firm considering international expansion as a growth strategy? Greg Price interviews Frank Landreneau about international tax and compliance issues.