Episode 382: Passion Reigns
We visit with three-time mayor of Houston Bill White who is bullish on American energy and natural gas. And you gotta hear about the earth-friendly water purification process patented by MIOX Corp.; we’ll talk to CEO Craig Beckman. In our vignettes, Leisa gets extraordinary advice from Jacqueline Northcut of BioHouston; Robin catches up with Rice University’s Mark Rudkin and Greg Price visits with PKF’s Mark Scimemi.
Russ and John present the show about the make-it-happen entrepreneurs who build companies, create taxpayers, expand our economy and make business happen. You have a better shot at succeeding here than anywhere else. You CAN build it! Includes: The BusinessMakers Quote of the Week—a depressing comment from Cuban intellectual Jose Marti; This Week in Business History includes great beginnings like young Thomas Edison’s first factory, MacDonald’s Corp. small-time entrepreneur Ray Kroc, and Earl Tupper, the founder of Tupperware; and the Jargon Challenge Round—trendy technospeak that YOU should know, but John doesn’t.
Russ visits with the president and CEO of Albuquerque-based MIOX Corp. MIOX manufactures on-site water disinfectant generators and has patented a process that treats water using only salt, water and energy. This process holds great promise as we seek safer processes that decrease transportation of dangerous chemicals and eliminate toxic storage and disposal of containers. MIOX has installations in U.S. communities nationwide and more than 30 countries.
Attorney Bill White served three terms as mayor of Houston, is a former U.S. Deputy Secretary of Energy, and is now chairman of financial advisory firm Lazard Houston. It’s an exciting time for the energy industry and Bill White is right in the middle of it. White offers personal, heartfelt advice to all entrepreneurs, newbies and interested parties.
Host Robin Tooms catches up with Mark Rudkin, executive director of marketing for Rice University’s Jones School of Business. Mark explains the new MBA DNA program at Rice University.
Women Mean Business host Leisa Holland-Nelson gets extraordinary advice from Jacqueline Northcut, CEO of BioHouston Inc. Jacqueline has some great advice for a young professional woman.
What are the risks of applying for the credits and benefits of the Texas Enterprise Zone Program? Greg Price discusses the details with Mark Scimemi, PKF’s director of state and local tax.