What's Working with Cam Marston

What's Working with Cam Marston

Interviewing guests to better understand the trends shaping their workplace, workforce, and marketplace with the hopes that something they say will make each of us a little bit better at whatever it is we do.

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June 10, 2024 44 mins

Tenaska has created a method for capturing the greenhouse gasses emited from industrial sites and pushing it through pipelines to a hub where it is injected 10,000 feet under ground. The diposal site must have a top layer of impermeable rock and the CO2 ultimately turns into an inert stone. The process requires a significant investment and Tenaska (the biggest privately held company you've never heard of) has what it takes. Tenaska...

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For years Scott McKain has led audiences and his consulting clients how to become distinct and different in a crowded marketplace. His approach is simple yet most companies won't do it - what are the extra things you can do to remain memorable to customers and how can you incorporate them into your business? Most people will claim their expertise is all they need to secure business, not the small, additional customer service items....

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Burnie Juneau can walk into a business and tell if it is franchisable. He's gained a sense of how easy it will be based on his years of experience. His approach to the owner is "are you interested in growing quickly." The company he works for, Franchise Marketing Systems, does all the paperwork, files the trademark documents, and readies the business owner for growth. FMS then goes on to help sell the franchises, too, marketing the...

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Col. John Kilpatrick saves veteran lives. He offers a system for doing it, with key roles filled by other veterans. "Unless you're a veteran," he told me, "you'll never know what we've gone through and no one will listen to you." His agency, Vets Recover, is the first of its type he knows about in the country. From vets in despair on the edge of suicide to ones struggling with years of addiction to ones suffering from the traumas t...

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Last time on the show Dr Robert Pearl gave a general overview of the impact he predicts AI with have with medicine. I asked him to return to the show on the release of his new book, ChatGPT MD, now availble on Amazon. Dr Pearl gives a wonderful example of someone injured in a ski accident and when they entered details about their accident and the resulting pains, ChatGPT correctly diagnosed the injury and the needed surgey. It's n...

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Dan Sigmond has seen a great deal in his time with the FBI. He and I discuss his pursuit of financail fraud the the crooks who commit it. Some the crooks are idiots, Sigmond says. Some, however, are brilliant. Sigmond tells us what to look for, how to defend ourselves, and the most common mistakes businesses make.

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Lauren Fernandez - Full Course - can spot a restuarant that's destined to make it. Her years of experience in the industry as an owner / operator and as a promoter has given her the insight. Today she works with owners of small restuarant concepts to get them launched big and fast by helping the owners make smart growth decisions and avoid the pittfalls that she knows can ruin a promising concept. Once the restaurant has its footin...

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Chris Lawrence has focused on the human capital space helping organizations identify, build, financially assess, implement, and manage outsourced recruiting and consulting solutions. His perspective gives a good view of today's workplace and workforce needs. We discuss how the workforce needs have evolved since the Great Recession and what he predicts going forward. Notably, Chris explains why there is a greatly reduced demand for ...

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Shadrick Toodle hand-made t-shirts to wear to support his kids' sports teams. Other parents wanted them, too. Today he's selling promotional clothing for teams across his hometown area and well beyond. His presence at events is a big deal. Kids and parents want photos with him. He's a celebrity. And it all transfers into more and more and more sales of his gear, from football parents wearing shits for their kids to cheerleader gear...

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March 25, 2024 44 mins

Tony Tejas stumbled on his salsa recipe one night making something quick for a friend. Today Tony's Tejas Salsa can be found across the southeast. Tony is working on vegan soups and stews, too. His goal is to simply make the world a better place and his food products are how he's doing it - healthy food, fresh ingredients, no preservatives. He's a man on a mission and he wants us all to come along with him.

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Adam Sealey is the principal at Baldwin Prepatory Academy where he oversees the training and development of high school students and readying them to enter straight into the workplace. With enthusiastic support from corportate sponsors, Adam and Eric West - Career Technical Education Coordinator - are on the forefront of developing the skills employers are asking for. We discuss how the next generation of employees is looking for t...

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I met Jill Schlesinger at a conference years ago. We chatted back stage and got along. On my next trip to New York City she took me around the CBS Studios and and introduced me to some of the national personalities you would recognize on TV. She was interested, kind, nice, and generous when she didn't need to be. Her path to journalism is non-tradiitonal. She started as a financial planner and has landed with a national TV slot, tw...

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When we last checked in with David Morris, president of QB Country, he was busy training his "bread and butter" client - middle and high school quarterbacks. Now in eleven cities, he's now taken many of those young QBs into the college and pro levels and they're staying close. Any any given moment in the offseason, David is training quarterbacks whose names you'd know and who are on the field on Saturdays and Sundays in the fall. H...

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After a degree from LSU in landscape design, Catherine Arensberg wondered if that career was her calling. She evaluated her options, tried a few things, then doubled down on the parts of landscape designe she enjoyed the most. At the same time she developed a social media profile and grew it relentlesly. Today she's as busy as she wants to be with her high-end clients and has an online following eagerly awaiting her next post. 

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The NFL attracts elite athletes. Chancellor Moody and Timaje Porter think they have what it takes. Timaje is preparing for NFL Day where scouts will look him over. Chancellor is preparing to join a college football team where he expects his skills to shine. They both have lots of support in their corner, they're doing the work to ready themselves for the tests they'll soon get, and their attitudes point to success. And, for what it...

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Nick Bloom is an economist at Stanford. He began studing work from home trends long before they became a thing with Covid. Nick gives me the final word on whether work from home is profitable for companies, how it impacts creativity, and what most organizations are doing now that employees are insisting on a work from home environment. He also shares that NOT commuting to work saves a ton of time for all workers and an addiitonal ...

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Amy Morin made a name for herself with a blog that caught fire followed by a Ted Talk that caught fire. In both instances she wrote and spoke about what mentally strong people DON'T do. Avoid these pitfalls, she says, and you'll deal with life's inevitable adversity much better. In today's show I ask her to apply this mental framework to work, business, customers, and employees and she offers fantasitc advice.

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When huge chemical containers are cleaned at chemical plants, what happens to the left over hazardous sludge? What's done with the excess from some cosmetic overruns? What about those piles of tires we used to see stacked up behind old tire shops?  Ted Reese is president and CEO of Cadence Environmental Energy. His company destroys wastes that contain energy value by feeding it into long rotary kilns at cement plants that operate ...

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Are electric car batteries an environmental disaster like some would have you think? Or are they God's gift to planet earth as others would have you think? I speak with Maria Caballero, President of E-Mobility, a division of TERREPOWER and John Boyer, President of TERREPOWER, a division of BBB Industries. TERREPOWER takes used EV batteries and remanufacture them for resale. The execs say that, yes, there is an environmental cost to...

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Aaron Beam says it was his boss' drive for weath that put pressure on him to fudge the numbers. Aaron admits he liked the wealth that Healthsouth had generated for him, too. But that moment in his boss' office when things got heated about missing the quarterly numbers, Aaron says he should have said No. His inaction in that moment has shaped his life since. 

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