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Episode 388: Money and Power

Episode 388 originally broadcast on November 10, 2012

Think you understand Africa? Robert Scharar, president of FCA Corp. has invested in Africa for 20 years and you may be surprised to hear what he has to say. Then, we’ll visit Dr. Don Sadoway, Professor of Materials Chemistry at MIT—and a potential game-changer in the power industry. In our vignettes, Leisa interviews Barbara Duganier of Accenture, Robin interviews David Brady, CMO of the Houston Zoo, and Russ delves deeper into Microsoft Dynamics’ NAV with PKF’s Greg Price.

School of Business 11/10/2012

Russ and John present the show that champions those who make it all happen. It’s the entrepreneurs and the innovators who create the jobs that make taxpayers. WE LOVE THESE PEOPLE!! Includes: The BusinessMakers Quote of the Week— a clever truism from American journalist George Will; This Week in Business History includes such innovation as life preservers made of cork, the safety razor, and Route 66; and the Jargon Challenge Round—trendy technospeak that YOU should know.

Robert Scharar - FCA Corp.

Think you understand Africa? Well, it is a huge continent and, no, you probably don’t. But Robert Scharar does and you may be shocked to hear what he has to say. Scharar, president of FCA Corp., has been investing in Africa for 20 years and has a completely different perspective than what we hear from the mainstream press. FCA manages Commonwealth Funds, a financial planning and investment advisory firm that manages funds invested in Africa.

Dr. Don Sadoway - Professor of Materials Chemistry at MIT

Would Thomas Edison call him a liar?! Dr. Don Sadoway wants to bring to market a liquid metal battery that could solve many of the integration problems of grid-level power storage and newer forms of power. We’re talking about the ability to store wind power and solar on the grid—it’s a potentially game-changing battery. (Hint: the issue is not capacity; it’s cost!) Russ interviews Dr. Don Sadoway, Professor of Materials Chemistry at MIT.

Brandonomics from Savage - David Brady

Zoo Boo is a Halloween hit. Now there’s Zoo Lights to kick off our Holiday season. Robin Tooms interviews David Brady, CMO of the Houston Zoo.

Women Mean Business - Barbara Dunganier

It’s all about people, process and technology. Leisa Holland-Nelson interviews Barbara Duganier, Sr. Executive and Head of North American Finance Business Services for Accenture.

PKF Texas: The Entrepreneur’s Playbook® - Greg Price

They call it “The Human Experience” because it’s a complete human capital upgrade. Russ continues his discussion with PKF’s Greg Price on Microsoft Dynamics’ NAV Software.

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