Episode 449: A Classic Entrepreneur
Our December 2010 interview with George Zimmer, the founder and CEO of the Men’s Wearhouse, is still one of our best. Russ revisits the man he calls “the Chuck Norris of men’s apparel.” In our vignettes, Leisa interviews Dr. Marie Goradia of Pratham Houston; PKF’s Frank Landreneau introduces the upcoming International Business Forum; Robin visits with Troy Pike of Parker School Uniforms; and Laura Max explains The Light Files.
Russ and John host the show that champions entrepreneurism. Happy New Year—we are still here! Includes: our Quote of the Week—a comment from our favorite British statesman Winston Churchill; This Week in Business History includes Frisbee-catching dogs, Super Bowl III and Broadway Joe Namath, and Wikipedia; and the Jargon Challenge Round—trendy technospeak you should know.
In December 2010, we interviewed the founder and CEO of the Men’s Wearhouse, still at the helm after more than 35 years. Although he is not longer CEO of the company, his interview is still one of our best. He is the quintessential entrepreneur who lived the great adventure that left him with some great stories to tell. Russ revisits the man he calls “the Chuck Norris of men’s apparel.” It’s a great story.
Laura Max introduces, explains, and answer the many questions she gets asked about The Light Files. Plus find out her inspiration for starting it all.
Robin Tooms discusses brands and acquisitions along with how to maintain the brand equity after an acquisition with Troy Pike, CEO, Parker School Uniforms.
How do you get to be the largest non-profit in the world? Leisa Holland-Nelson interviews Dr. Marie Goradia, president of Pratham Houston, a non-profit originally founded to address illiteracy in India.
Do you have your tickets for the International Business Forum being held February 5, 2014? Russ gets details from Frank Landreneau, a director in PKF’s International Tax Practice.