Episode 475: Pure Passion
Brad Kriser founded his All Natural Pet Products business on true love and passion for his customer base. We can’t do enough for our pets—which is why Kriser’s is part of a $58 billion industry. Laura Max conducts the interview. In our vignettes, Leisa gets career advice from Meg Toups of Blue Sky IT Partners; PKF Texas’ Keith Miceli discusses exports; and Robin interviews Jane Henry, Xcution Inc.
Russ & John are here to remind us that our economic system offers opportunity to anyone willing to work hard and take a chance, and that we are nothing like ANY other business school! Includes: our Quote of the Week—a lofty thought from English philosopher Thomas Hobbes; This Week in Business History includes cool people named DuPont, Alzheimer, Boeing and Westervelt; the Jargon Challenge Round—trendy technospeak you don’t know, but should; and Dumb Moments—consensus politics loses a supporter.
Brad Kriser LOVES his pets. As an entrepreneur, he has followed his heart and his passion—right into a $58 billion industry. Laura Max is at Kriser’s, an all-natural pet supply store, with Brad Kriser, founder and CEO. Kriser opened his first store in Chicago in 2006; he now has 25 locations.
It is all about retention and core values. Robin Tooms discusses internal branding during a merger or an acquisition with Jane Henry, CEO of Xcution Inc., a management consulting firm.
When is failure not really failure? Leisa Holland-Nelson gets extraordinary career advice from Meg Toups, CEO of Blue Sky IT Partners.
PKF Texas’ International Business Adviser Keith Miceli explains how tapping into the global consumer base allows companies to grow their business through exports, especially in Houston.