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The words enthusiastic and charismatic don't come close to capturing the energy Bello Nock gives away. We had breakfast at the Beau Rivage Casino in Biloxi, Mississippi where he was performing - he's now at MGM National Harbor - and later got him on the phone for our interview. He's the perfect mix of "show" + "business". He manages his own troupe …
 
Father's Day is Sunday. I've done some brilliant things on Father's Day and Mother's Day. And I've made some bone-headed mistakes. Transcript: Father’s Day is Sunday. I hope all you fathers have a wonderful, celebratory, appreciation filled day. And I hope that you with fathers still alive offer the same yours. My newly widowed father simply wants …
 
Marty Strong got tired of vapid platitudes about busienss leadership and wrote a book full of simple, actionable ideas called Be Nimble. We talk about what makes SEAL training an incubator for business leadership, how to interview to find a nimble leader, and the deep power of humility in leadership. Thanks to Show Sponsors: E3 Termite and Pest Con…
 
Eunice Mingo is a licensed therapist. I invite her on the show to help me understand the voilence that's escalating everywhere across our country these days. Where is it coming from and what can you and I do to keep people around us from getting so far out of control? We also hear her perspective as an African American after the Buffalo, NY shootin…
 
Scot Hunsaker took over the family business, built it, then sold it to his employees. Along the way he learned how to create and execute a succession plan. He asks business owners, "Could you be the limiting factor to your businesses success?" and told his own successors "I did the best I could, now you make it better." Leadership, empowerment, and…
 
Mike Adams - aka "Cajun Mike" - has grown his company, E3 Termite and Pest Control, by leaps and bounds over the past few years. One reason is he can treat and bond buildings with sprayfoam insulation and I can find no other companies around who will. His focus on service and technlogy is a perfect match. Then I visit with Norman McCrummen and Caro…
 
Cliff Kennedy tells a wonderful story of being stuck in traffic and pulling over to take a break and try a gourmet popsicle. In short order he became CEO of Frios Gourmet Pops with franchises across the country and aggressive plans to get in to making private label product. His bet is paying off. Thanks to show sponsors: E3 Termite and Pest Control…
 
Phillip Faulkner owns Avid Boats in Armory, Mississippi. He's the son of a boat builder and once the family business was sold, Phillip knew he needed to be back in the business as a innovator and decision maker. He's created new tools that shape the aluminum in a unique way, giving the boat the light-weight and low-cost of aluminum with appearance …
 
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.By Cam Marston
 
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. Thanks to Sh…
 
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 g…
 
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 Burken…
 
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 ne…
 
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 …
 
Checking in on past guests: Carla Williams' album is now out and surging in London! 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. Thanks to Show Sponsors: E3 Termite and Pest Control Keith Air Conditioning Bryant Bank Trey Langus - Transwo…
 
Bill Wasden is a partner with law firm Burr Foreman and advises clients on the do's and don'ts of managing and supervising a remote workforce. I share with him stories of abuse from both sides of the contract and we discuss the importance of the hiring agreement and what does / does not classify an employess as a 1099 contractor.…
 
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 a…
 
REPLAY: The "Great Resignation" has not impacted Threaded Fasteners like it has other organziations. Why? Their intentional and methodical cultivation of a culture of service to the customer and, more importantly, to one another. This focus on a culture of service began long ago; it is not a reaction to Covid or low unemployment. It's who they are.…
 
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 …
 
Dr Ramon Rodriguez explains the remarkable new technology that is shaping orthopedics today. He's second generation orthopedist and today practices at the Alabama Orthopaedic Clinic. We discuss custom 3D printing replacement ankles for total ankle replacements and the future of the profession.By Cam Marston
 
Described as Alabama's commercial real estate's futurist, Derek Waltchack of firm Shannon Waltchack, sees what's possible for commerical real estate. Blockchain will be a part of it. Real-time retail customer tracking, too. Hear him paint a compelling and very exciting and picture of what's to come. Derek will also be the keynote speaker at the upc…
 
Edward Dismukes' father and grandfather sold fish, then appliances, then small engine lawn and garden equipment (chainsaws, lawn mowers, weed eaters, and such) in an ever evolving attempt find a toe-hold in a shifting marketplace. Today, Edward works to grow Wilson Dismukes through calculated investments and growth plans. He talks about talent mana…
 
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 updat…
 
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 an…
 
Episode 200!! WooooHoooo!! 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 n…
 
Olivia and Mary Thomas MacKinnon have known since a very young age that they wanted to dance professionally at the highest level their talent would allow. Today they're members of the corps at the New York City Ballet where I chat with them them prior to their nightly holiday performance of the Nutcracker. Born and raised in Mobile, they share thei…
 
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