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Episode 463: The Best and the Brightest

Episode 463 originally broadcast on April 19, 2014

It’s that time again! Always a listener favorite, the Rice Business Plan Contest is the world’s largest and richest competition of its kind. Russ and Brad Burke open the 2014 Elevator Pitch competition. In our vignettes, Leisa chats with Elizabeth Killinger, NRG Texas Retail and Reliant; Karen visits with PKF’s Scott Soles; Robin interviews Steven Ward, FMC Technologies.; and Laura Max visits with Rabbi Scott Hausman-Weiss of Congregation Shma Koleinu.

School of Business 4/19/2014

Russ and John host the show that champions entrepreneurship. This is serious business! Includes: our Quote of the Week—in honor of Earth Day, a vanity slap from American author Michael Crichton; This Week in Business History includes a variety of game changers like Eastman Kodak, mechanical pin setters for bowling and Mosaic 1.0; the Jargon Challenge Round—trendy technospeak you should know; and Dumb Moments—a discussion of global warming (or the lack thereof).

23 Global Warming & Climate Change Stories All Americans Should Read Before Earth Day from The Independent Journal.

The Light Files - Rabbi Scott

Making tough choices: film school or rabbi? Laura Max visits with Rabbi Scott Hausman-Weiss, spiritual leader of Congregation Shma Koleinu.

Brad Burke - Rice Alliance

It’s that time again! Russ co-hosts the opening of the Elevator Pitch competition with Brad Burke, managing director of the Rice Alliance for Technology & Entrepreneurship. The Elevator Pitch competition is now in its 14th year, with 42 teams from around the world competing for cash and prizes totaling more than $1.6 million. The Rice Alliance, founded in 2000, is a nationally-recognized initiative that supports the launch of startup technology companies. Its Business Plan Competition is the world’s largest and richest of its kind.

Brandonomics from Savage - Steven Ward

Case study: Destination Zero. Robin Tooms discusses internal branding programs with Steven Ward, corporate director of HSE for FMC Technologies.

Women Mean Business - Elizabeth Killinger

This week’s extraordinary woman did not expect to head an energy retailer. Leisa Holland-Nelson chats with Elizabeth Killinger, president, NRG Texas Retail and Reliant.

PKF Texas: The Entrepreneur’s Playbook® - Scott Soles

What risks are you facing? PKF audit director and CPA Scott Soles is back to discuss with Karen Love how Enterprise Risk Management can support your business.

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