Episode 380: Changing Horses
Deborah Cannon, CEO of the Houston Zoo, was a retired corporate executive when she decided to return to the workforce—and to a non-profit, no less! Leisa interviews a woman with a great story to tell. And speaking of stories: serial entrepreneur Ashok Rao shares some great “Ashokisms” you need to hear. In our vignettes, Leisa visits with Jessica Givens, founder of All-in-One Academics; Robin chats with David Brady of the Houston Zoo; and Greg Price interviews PKF’s tax guru Frank Landreneau.
Russ and John present the show about the innovators, the capitalists and the captains of industry. We were the first to most fully appreciate these people who make our economy work. We’re monitoring the Economic Ignorance Indicator and it’s not looking good for the home team. Includes: The BusinessMakers Quote of the Week—a political comment from TV newsman Dan Rather; This Week in Business History includes big personalities like traitor Benedict Arnold, rocker Chubby Checker and computer dude Steve Jobs; the Jargon Challenge Round—trendy technospeak that YOU should know; and Dumb Moments—ObamaCare employees have a sweet deal.
Leisa interviews Deborah Cannon, president & CEO of the Houston Zoo. Prior to joining the Zoo in February 2005, Cannon retired from an executive position with Bank of America. The leap from banking and finance to non-profit may sound formidable, but Cannon quickly adjusted to the new revenue model and quickly began to make progress in her new position. But then, finances were only a small part of what she had to learn.
Return guest Ashok Rao has plenty to talk about. He has founded five companies and, among other things, is chairman of the world’s largest entrepreneur organization, TiE Global, and founder & CEO of Whodini. Gather ‘round, kids, one of the foremost serial entrepreneurs EVER joins us to tell of his experiences; we call them “Ashokisms”-- stories and advice YOU need to hear.
Beth Williams founder of TechTrans International, a company with project experience in more than 100 countries that operates in 60 languages, discuss with Russ Capper her "exit strategy".
Host Robin Tooms, VP, brand and interactive strategy for Savage Brands, interviews David Brady, CMO of the Houston Zoo.
Women Mean Business host Leisa Holland-Nelson visits with Jessica Givens, author and founder of All-in-One Academics.
So, you landed some international clients and are operating overseas; now what? Greg Price visits with Frank Landreneau, a director in PKF’s International Tax Practice.