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Steven Clarke offered his step-father some help when he returned home for vacation one Christmas. In a little time, he was running the business. He started by applying some business fundamentals to the company’s processes and then building orders. Today their clients include the US Corps of Engineers, the US Navy, and police, fire, and natural resources departments all over the country.
Located on Royal Street in New Orlean’s historic French Quarter, M.S. Rau Antiques sells everything from priceless gems to meteorites to cave bear skeletons to original Picassos. Bill Rau’s workday has him moving among some of the world’s most precious items but this self-described merchant has been taught to collect, admire, but most importantly, to sell these items.
Greer Myers and his team envisioned better methods for palliative care. They combed through enormous amounts of data, interviewed palliative care patients and families, and set up a plan to refine the process. Their hunches paid off. His team’s company, Turn Key Health, revealed opportunities to make the end of life process easier and cheaper on all parties involved. So they announced their findings and put their company up for sale and, viola, it was a snapped up. From beginning to end in five short and very busy years – just like they had planned.
When Sid Sexton first described his method of directing employment paths for his people, I knew what I was hearing was simple genius. I’ve since quoted and used some of his job descriptions as slides in my presentations across the country. If your challenge is motivating and retaining people what you’ll hear here works.
Where does luggage that is truly lost end up? Well, after the airlines have settled with the owner and if the luggage is eventually located, it goes to the Unclaimed Baggage Center in Scottsboro, Alabama. It is opened, unpacked, and the contents is put out for sale in a 50,000 square foot store where you can find everything from watches, cameras, jewelry, and vintage T-shirts. The bargains are amazing and people come from hundreds of miles to shop here.
Is there a better metaphor for teamwork than rowing an eight-person rowing shell? Where every rower’s movement must be attuned to every other rower’s movement? Dan Lyons runs Team Concepts out of Philadelphia using rowing shells to teach teamwork. Nearly every famous business school on the East Coast engages Dan for his teaching. His insights deserve attention.
If you’re a wing shooter, this is will fascinate you. Covid has eliminated air travel to the world-famous Tuku Lodge in the Salta province of Argentina. As a result, the bird population has exploded. Farmers are calling Cristian asking him how soon he can bring the hunters back; the birds (doves and pigeons mostly) eating 25 to 30% of the crops. Cristian tells us how he’s managed, how he’s kept his team working, and he begs us to come help his farmers when the travel restrictions are lifted.
REPLAY – Jill is the CBS network’s money expert. During the Covid crisis, she’s been busy talking about the economy. Our interview was a little while back. Still pertinent content.
Patty Vanderpool – Implementing policies as a result of the Covid threatened workplace. How to do it. What policies should enforce. How to enforce them.