Episode 471: Lemonade Day Houston
Seems it gets bigger and better every year. The BusinessMakers chat with John Walker, CEO of EnerVest and winner of the Lemonade Day Entrepreneurial Excellence Award; and seven-year-old Yash Semlani, youth recipient of the Entrepreneurial Excellence Award. In our vignettes, Leisa is at the EcoBoost Challenge with Ford’s Samantha Hoyt; PKF’s Byron Hebert has a Tool Time Update; and Robin talks branding with Jane Henry of Xcution Inc.
Russ and John host the show about the people who pay taxes, the very people who build companies and operate businesses. We think the tax payers should get a medal! Includes: our Quote of the Week— a comment from the edge by American novelist Kurt Vonnegut; This Week in Business History includes the first baby buggy, the charter of the Central Intelligence Agency, and Forrest Gump breaks the Watergate Scandal; and the Jargon Challenge Round—trendy technospeak you don’t know, but should.
He’s seven years old and well on his way to being a successful entrepreneur. Yash Semlani didn’t reach his initial goal of $1 million, but he did raise $3000, part of which will be donated to Texas Children’s Hospital. This was Yash’s second year to participate. He says he did well last year, but just didn’t “go the extra mile.” Russ interviews the first youth recipient of the Lemonade Day Houston Entrepreneurial Excellence Award.
Russ is at the Lemonade Day Entrepreneurial Excellence Awards with John Walker, founder and CEO of EnerVest, an investor-operator of petroleum and gas wells. Walker believes in the importance of civic and humanitarian causes and has received recognition for his efforts.
How do you relate core values to branding and what’s the point? Robin Tooms asks Jane Henry, CEO of Xcution Inc., a management consulting firm.
Today’s extraordinary woman is “the hub for the brand.” Leisa Holland-Nelson is at the Ford EcoBoost Challenge with Samantha Hoyt, Brand Manager for the Ford Fusion.
Byron Hebert, CPA, CTP, demonstrates how a Failure Mode Effect Analysis can help businesses identify risk, then reduce it.