Episode 472: A Legendary Entrepreneur
One of the greatest entrepreneurs ever is, today, one of the greatest mentors ever. Russ hosts the co-founder and CEO of Compaq Computers. In this interview, Rod Canion relives the early days of “portable computers” with a live audience of college students. In our vignettes, Leisa interviews author Sushana Castle; PKF hosts Consul General Andrew Millar; and Robin visits with Ralph Vasami, Universal Weather and Aviation.
Russ is at the MIT Enterprise Forum to interview the founder of the most successful startup EVER. Rod Canion’s Compaq Computer Corp. grossed more in its first year than eBay, Microsoft, Google and Facebook COMBINED. His goal was to create a portable computer and, once he resolved all the issues of being a startup with an unheard-of product, well, he never looked back. Of course, that led to more compatibility issues with Microsoft and IBM—it’s a fascinating story. One of the greatest entrepreneurs ever is, today, one of the greatest mentors ever; in this interview, Canion relives the early days with a live audience of college students.
A group of doctors are saying we can heal ourselves by rethinking what we eat. Wow! Leisa Holland-Nelson interviews Sushana Castle, author of Rethink Food.
What happens when your company image goes stale? It’s time to rebrand. Robin Tooms visits with Ralph Vasami, president and CEO of Universal Weather and Aviation.
Russ follows up on Coffee with the Consuls, sponsored by PKF Texas and hosted by the Greater Houston Partnership. Great Britain’s Consul General Andrew Millar talks energy, economy and the long-standing relationship between the U.S. and the U.K.