Episode 447: It’s an Energy Revolution!
Is natural gas taking the lead? The BusinessMakers ask Dr. William Epling, Associate Professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at the University of Houston, and president of the Greater Houston Natural Gas Vehicle Alliance. In our vignettes, Leisa gets career advice from Ludmila Golavine of MasterWord Services; Russ visits with PKF’s Matt Powalski; Robin discusses branding with two experts; and Laura Max interviews Jerry Lasco, The Tasting Room.
Russ and John host the show that holds the record for the most entrepreneur interviews. NOBODY talks free enterprise and capitalism the way WE do! Includes: our Quote of the Week—words of procrastination from American General George S. Patton; This Week in Business History includes the discovery—not invention—of dry cleaning (hear the story right here, folks!), the invention of the bowling ball in 1862 and the birth of Monopoly, a real estate game; the Jargon Challenge Round—trendy technospeak you should know; and Dumb Moments—John unloads on stooopid people.
We’re in the middle of an energy revolution—and not just oil. Natural gas is only going to get cheaper and some major players are getting into the game. Russ interviews Dr. William Epling, Associate Professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at the University of Houston, and president of the Greater Houston Natural Gas Vehicle Alliance, a group formed to promote greater awareness of the potential for natural gas powered vehicles.
When life gives you lemons… follow a dream! Laura Max visits with Jerry Lasco, founder of The Tasting Room, Max’s Wine Dive and Boiler House.
Does your brand connect with your employees? Robin Tooms discusses internal branding opportunities with Brian Anderson, vice president of strategy and marketing at FlexSteel Pipeline Technologies; and Monica Silva, team lead of internal communications at Phillips 66.
Ludmila Golavine has been extraordinarily successful. Leisa Holland-Nelson gets career advice from the founder and president of MasterWord Services.
What is your year-end tax planning policy? (You DO have one?!) Russ asks Matt Powalski, a tax associate at PKF Texas.