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On a mission trip providing medical care, Dr Robert Lightfoot felt a stirring inside that he couldn’t deny and returned to Mobile, Alabama with the intent to provide healthcare to a marginalized community that needed it the most. In 2019 it totaled nearly 20,000 patient encounters and nearly $40M in free medication. Since Covid, he and his team have been in ever greater demand, continuing to serve his community and being obedient to a higher calling.
Hansel Harlan was reading newspaper stories of the devastation caused by an invasive species of water rodent about the same time his dog became allergic to the store-bought dog food. Harlan put one and one together and with help from his marketing genius sister, Marsh Dog Pet Treats was born.
Started by his uncle, John Grado now runs the family business that manufactures some of the industry’s highest performing headphones, ear buds, and phonograph cartridges. They’ve never advertised, relying only on word of mouth and professional reviews to tell their story. Each item is hand made in the same Brooklyn facility where the company originated. Wood as a component of headphones? Yep. All stringed instrument’s sounds are enhanced by the wood they’re made from. Why not headphones? Brilliant idea. Brilliant sound.
Bruce’s new book offers insight from the hundreds of surveys he’s conducted on the workplace. His conclusions are drawn from conversations with workplace leaders across the country. And he easily and comfortably relays the attributes one needs to become a go-to person in their workplace.
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.