Episode 436: A View from the Grand Canion
One of the greatest entrepreneurs ever, Rod Canion, discusses his new book, “Open,” written about the founding of Compaq and its new portable computer. In our vignettes, Leisa visits with Rania Mankarious, Crime Stoppers of Houston; Robin interviews Brian Anderson of FlexSteel Pipeline Technologies; and Karen Love talks with Jeff Applegate, GHMA.
Russ and John present the show about the innovators who create products and services that make our lives better. Houston, we have a problem and it’s really sad. Includes: our Quote of the Week—humor from American journalist Franklin P. Jones; This Week in Business History includes the epic personalities of Columbus (way back, folks, we go way back), Thomas Edison and Capt Chuck Yeager; and the Jargon Challenge Round—trendy technospeak you should know.
Compaq Computer Corp. was a phenomenal success almost from the day it was founded, and Compaq co-founder Rod Canion is considered one of the greatest entrepreneurs EVER. Today, three decades later and with “portable computers” as common as “portable phones,” he’s telling the behind-the-scenes story of the early days, when even the smallest decisions took on huge importance in an industry that didn’t yet exist. Russ visits with Rod Canion, the author of “Open: How Compaq Ended IBM’s PC Domination and Helped Invent Modern Computing.”
What can you do about low brand awareness? Robin Tooms gets specific with Brian Anderson, vice president of strategy and marketing at FlexSteel Pipeline Technologies.
She got where she is because of her “can-do” attitude. Leisa Holland-Nelson interviews Rania Mankarious, executive director of Crime Stoppers of Houston.
Karen Love talks with Jeff Applegate, chairman of Greater Houston Manufacturing Association, about the manufacturers and service providers who are a fit for the GHMA.