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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Scott Tindle is fresh off a trip to the Middle East and Egypt with the US State Department to represent the US's interest in web 3.0 technology. Johnny Gwin adds to the conversation with his deep understanding of the technology and I try to keep quiet or risk total embarrassment and I do a poor job.
Hurricane Ivan wiped out Beatrice, Alabama's Monroe Meats but a small team of investors brought it back. Their flagship product is Monroe Sausage and it is fantastic. Hear managing partner David Steele tell the story of the company and of today's surging growth. And, heck, go find some and try it for yourself - you'll be happy you did.
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Solar technology continues to advance. More energy can be gained from a solar panel than ever before. And the panel's are lasting longer than ever. Sam Yates sees huge opportunity in Alabama because of abundant sunshine and the fact that the state lags behind neighboring states in deploying solar technology. And lags by a LOT. Hear Sam's plan for growing his company and find out why Alabama is so far behind. Foreshadowing: ...
This week my favorite economist in all the land returns to address the status of the world today. Tulane's Peter Ricchiuti makes predictions for inflation, addresses rumors I've heard about corporate bankruptcies, and addresses what the government's huge infusion of cash post Covid may do to us. He also updates us on his MBA program call The Burkenroad Reports.
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Farmers from Mississippi, Georgia, and Alabama bring their peanuts to Atmore, Alabama and sell them to Coastal Growers, LLC run by Dirk Lindsey. Dirk's been in the peanut industry for a long time, traveling the world consulting on growing, harvesting, and shelling peanuts. He now makes his home in Alabama (his final stop, he says) to oversee the new facility in Atmore. The farmers also have ownership in the facility, keeping th...
Tony McCarron is Public Safety Recruiter for the City of Mobile. Formerly in the Air Force and a firefighter, Tony took on the job of Public Safety recruiter for the City of Mobile the Monday after he retired from his job as firefighter the previous Friday. Passionate about public service, Tony discusses the difficulties of the jobs and how he has learned to "sell" the job to the next generation - lessons for any business o...
Bert Scarbrough says the price of hardwood remains high and some of it is due to Putin.
Bill-E Stitt has never seen such high demand for his Bill-E's Bacon.
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Susan Whitfield is director of HR at the Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville. Rocket scientists are in demand these days, and NASA competes with Elon Musk, Jeff Bezos, and Richard Branson for them. Learn how a government agency successfully competes with the private sector to attract and retain this cherished talent.
One of life's most difficult transitions is from the purpose driven world of work to the often ambiguous and aimless world of retirement. David Topus of Revision Retirement has created a service to help retirees find a way through this difficult transition. He has listed nineteen different ways to find purpose in retirement along with consultants and guides to help with the process if needed. With 10,000 Baby Boomers retiring d...
Baldwin County's Christina Woerner McInnins has made the once cumbersome process of collecting and diagnosing soil samples for the DIY homeowner simple and easy through her innovative product SoilKit. Lowe's Home Improvement stores loved the idea and the product is now carried by Lowe's nationwide. After sitting down with her for the interview, my gut tells me this first product is only the beginning for this remarkably...
When the Alabama economy was soaring in February of 2020, the state's unemployment rate was very low. Today, though the pandemic and government assistance, it's nearly as low as it was then. What are employers who desperately need workers doing to find people? Where are the workers? Alabama Secretary of Labor Fitzgerald Washington gives us an update and discusses what employers can do. He'll be a panelist at an upcoming...
Threaded Fastener's culture is a retention tool. Billy Duren is the company president and Chief Motivational Officer. When asked about the company, Billy spends more time describing the culture than the products. Hear how the former company leaders chose an ESOP for the company as they retired and how Billy works to perpetuate the culture day-in and day-out.
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Stephen Fitzgerald gave up an enviable career to pursue a passion that began with him building the mountain / gravel bike he always wanted but couldn't find. That passion led to him making bikes for others. Word got out. People showed up. His customers became advocates and followers and his company, per one customer, is now an ethos. That's powerful. Learn what that means and how to make it happen...
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Hosted by Laura Beil (Dr. Death, Bad Batch), Sympathy Pains is a six-part series from Neon Hum Media and iHeartRadio. For 20 years, Sarah Delashmit told people around her that she had cancer, muscular dystrophy, and other illnesses. She used a wheelchair and posted selfies from a hospital bed. She told friends and coworkers she was trapped in abusive relationships, or that she was the mother of children who had died. It was all a con. Sympathy was both her great need and her powerful weapon. But unlike most scams, she didn’t want people’s money. She was after something far more valuable.