Posts Tagged ‘Capitalism’

Liberating the heroic spirit of business! This week on Your Financial Editor.

Thursday, March 7th, 2013

Excerpt from the Conscious Capitalism Credo:     “We believe that business is good because it creates value, it is ethical because it is based on voluntary exchange, it is noble because it can elevate our existence, and it is heroic because it lifts people out of poverty and creates prosperity…”

Join me this week and find out how “Conscious Capitalism” is alive and well today, and how we can all benefit from continuing on this path.  Saturday morning at 8 on 930 AM WFMD.


About this week’s guest:

ABOUT RAJ SISODIADr. Rajendra (Raj) Sisodia is a professor of marketing at Bentley University. He has authored and co-authored seven books, including Firms of Endearment and Conscious Capitalism. Raj is Co-Chairman, Trustee and and member of the Executive Team of Conscious Capitalism, Inc.

3 big myths are stopping entrepreneurs from restoring a successful U.S. economy? This week on Your Financial Editor.

Wednesday, September 5th, 2012

This week on the show, my guest and I will explore these three myths and how they are creating an ever increasingly hostile environment for small businesses:

  1. It is the government’s duty to provide for the general welfare…FALSE
  2. The growing gap between the rich and the poor proves that capitalism has failed…FALSE
  3. The government has the authority to redistribute wealth through regulations and taxes…FALSE

Don’t miss this myth-busting show – join me Saturday morning at 8 on AM 930 WFMD.

Listen from anywhere by logging onto WFMD and clicking the listen live button – Saturday morning at 8:00 on AM 930 WFMD.

About this week’s guest:

Robert Ringer is a New York Times #1 bestselling author and host of the highly acclaimed Liberty Education Interview Series, which features interviews with top political, economic, and social leaders on the most vital issues of the day.

Ringer has appeared on Fox News, Fox Business, The Tonight Show, Today, The Dennis Miller Show, and Good Morning America, among others, and has been the subject of feature articles in such major publications as Time, Fortune, and The Wall Street Journal.

Even great companies can fail if they forget to look at the BIG picture. This week on Your Financial Editor.

Thursday, April 19th, 2012

How can great companies do everything right – identify real customer needs, deliver excellent innovations, beat their competitors to market – and still fail?  My guest this week is Rod Adner, author of The Wide Lens – join us and find out!  Listen from anywhere by logging onto WFMD and clicking the listen live button – Saturday morning at 8:00.

About this week’s guest:

Ron Adner is Associate Professor of Business Administration at the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College. Prior to joining Tuck, he was the Akzo-Nobel Fellow of Strategic Management and Associate Professor of Strategy and Management at INSEAD, where he served on the faculty for ten years.

Professor Adner’s research and teaching focus on innovation, strategy, and entrepreneurship. His work introduces a new perspective on the relationship between firms, customers, and the broader ‘innovation ecosystems’ in which they interact to create value.

His academic research has been published in Management Science, the Strategic Management Journal, the Rand Journal of Economics, the Academy of Management Review, Advances in Strategic Management, and in edited book chapters. His managerial articles have been published in the Harvard Business Review, the Sloan Management Review, the California Management Review, Forbes, and the Financial Times.

Professor Adner is a speaker, consultant, and executive education instructor to companies around the world. He is an accomplished teacher who has been recognized with INSEAD’s Outstanding Teacher award five times (2000, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005) and, in 2011, with the Tuck School’s inaugural Award for Teaching Excellence for his courses on innovation strategy. His pioneering HBR article “Match Your Innovation Strategy to Your Innovation Ecosystem,” is assigned reading in over 40 global MBA programs.

Professor Adner is a past member of the executive committees of the Business Policy and Strategy division and the Technology and Innovation Management division of the Academy of Management. He is associate editor of Management Science, and has served on the editorial boards of the Academy of Management Review, the Strategic Management Journal, and Strategic Organization.

Professor Adner holds a Ph.D. in Management and an M.A. in Applied Economics from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, as well as master’s and bachelor’s degrees in Mechanical Engineering from the Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art.

The Starving Artist

Friday, February 3rd, 2012
The announcement this week that Facebook is going to become a publicly traded company has brought to light some interesting stories. You have the normal “spotlight”attention on the owner, which in this case is a 27 year-old named Mark Zuckerberg who will be worth $28 billion, give or take. Sure that will make him one of the richest people in the United States, heck the world for that matter.

But what about David Choe? Have you ever heard that name? He’s a graffiti artist. A guy who has had run-ins with the law and other rough spots during his life. So how did this particular artist accomplish all of his financial planning,”investment planning, wealth planning, legacy planning and philanthropy in one fell swope? Dumb luck, tha’s how. In 2005 Mr. Choe  was asked by the President of Facebook to paint murals on the walls of the company’s offices. Choe was given a choice 1. Take thousands of dollars in cash or 2. Take some stock of the privately held company. Well, he took the stock (even though he thought what the company did was “ridiculous and pointless”).

David Choe working on one of his murals

So, when Facebook goes public this spring, David Choe’s stock is estimated to be worth $200,000,000. That’s right, two-hundred-million-dollars!

Gaffiti painting….might not be such an eye-sore after all.

What can the Mafia teach the legitimate businessman? This week on Your Financial Editor.

Friday, June 3rd, 2011

 This week on Your Financial Editor, a real-life former mobster joins me to reveal business lessons from the longest-running and one of the most successful corporations in history – the Mafia!  Don’t miss this fascinating insight into everyday business practices that can help your business thrive! 

Join us this Saturday morning at 8am on AM 930 WFMD, or listen from your pc by logging onto WFMD’s website and click the listen live button.

About this week’s guest:

Louis Ferrante, author of the book, Mob Rules: What the Mafia Can Teach the Legitimate Businessman, is a former associate of the Gambino family.  During his Mafia days, Mr. Ferrante relied on his instincts to pull off some of the biggest heists in U.S. history.  By the age of tweny-one, he had netted millions of dollars for his employers.  His natural talent for management led Mafia bosses to rely on him.

After being arrested and serving an eight and a half year prison sentence, Mr. Ferrante went straight, and is now sharing fascinating accounts of his time in one of the best-run and oldest businesses.


Friday, May 13th, 2011

President Harry Truman said “There is nothing new in the world except the history y0u do not know“.  Socialism, Communism, Marxism, Leninism…you get the picture.  All of these society structures are failed. 

It’s not worth debating.  These forms of government were tried and they didn’t work, close that book.  But now, some radical leftists and elitists are trying to say that the financial crisis proves that capitalism is wrong, and that we should take America down one of those old, failed concepts.

I say American capitalism (just like the U.S. legal system), is far from perfect, but it’s the best in the world.  If our politicians can ever paste enough popsicle sticks to give them a backbone, then capitalism, along with great leadership, will take this country and its citizens where we want and need to go…the top!

See this article about business confidence.

Recap for businesses – Maryland’s General Assembly 2011

Wednesday, April 20th, 2011

Kathy Snyder, President of the Maryland Chamber of Commerce, joins me this week to give an overview of this year’s Maryland General Assembly Session.  The chamber took positions on 132 of the 2, 370 bills and resolutions that were in session.  We’ll talk about what was passed and it will affect businesses!

Join us this Saturday morning at 8am on AM 930 WFMD, or listen from your pc by logging onto WFMD and click the listen live button.

About this week’s guest:

Kathy Snyder has served as a chamber executive for nearly 24 years, including 11 1/2 years as President and CEO of the Maryland State Chamber of Commerce.  She was named Chamber Executive of the Year in May 2007 by the Maryland Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives.

Prior to her service at the Maryland Chamber, Kathy was President/CEO of the Alexandria, Va Chamber and has also held executive positions at the Prince George’s County Chamber as well as working for the MD public school system. 

This past year, Kathy was named one of the Baltimore Business Journal’s Power 20 and The Gazette’s Maryland Business Champions. She also won the Brava Award from Smart CEO Magazine in Baltimore.  She was presented the Outstanding CEO Award by the Greater Prince George’s Business Roundtable in May 2009, and is a member of the Maryland Daily Record’s Circle of Excellence, having been named one of the state’s Top 100 Women in 2001, 2003 and 2006.  She was appointed to the Business Advisory Council of Governor’s Economic Development Commission’s in November 2009.

Kathy is one of only 500 chamber executives throughout the country to have earned her CCE (certified chamber executive) designation.  

Kathy is a lifelong Marylander and holds an undergraduate degree in journalism from the University of Maryland – College Park.  She earned a master’s degree in public relations from The American University in Washington, D.C.  She has three grown children and two grandchildren.

Can the public sector work with a private sector commitment to excellence and innovation? This week on Your Financial Editor.

Tuesday, March 8th, 2011

Create  a “culture of no-ego” in your organization.  Find out how to transform your organization’s culture and achieve revolutionary results.  Join Chris and his guest Mark Aesch this week on Your Financial Editor.

Join us this this Saturday morning at 8am on AM 930 WFMD, or listen from anywhere on your pc by logging onto and clicking the listen live button.

About this week’s guest:

Mark Aesch, author of Driving Excellence,  is CEO of Rochester Genesee Regional Transportation Authority (RGRTA).  As a recognized thought leader on public management, Aesch has contributed his thinking to the New York Times and other national media outlets, chaired a United States study mission overseas, and is an active member of the Young Presidents’ Organization (YPO), an international organization comprised of influential CEOs under the age of 50.

Power – why do some people have it, and some people don’t? This week on Your Financial Editor!

Wednesday, September 15th, 2010

Power…some people dream about it , others achieve it on a grand scale and some gain it and then lose it in a big way.  Join Chris this week as he and his guest, Professor Jeffrey Pfeffer of Stanford University’s Graduate School of Business, discuss how power is successfully built, managed and sustained within organizations.  Professor Pfeffer has written a book, Power, based on decades of insight, observation and research that will be an essential manual and new standard in the field of leadership and management.

Join us this this Saturday morning at 8am on AM 930 WFMD, or listen from anywhere on your pc by logging onto and clicking the listen live button.

About the Author:

Jeffrey Pfeffer is the Thomas D. Dee II Professor of Organizational Behavior at the Graduate School of Business, Stanford University, where he has taught since 1979.  He is the author or coauthor of thirteen books, and has also held visiting professorships at the Harvard Business School, London Business School, IESE Business School in Spain, and other institutions.

The science behind exceptional management of your company – this week on Your Financial Editor

Thursday, July 22nd, 2010

Using the findings from brain scans, cognitive experiments, and behavioral studies, this week’s guest and Chris Murray will talk about our new understanding of how our minds work, and how to apply that knowledge to management of your business.  Charles Jacobs, the author of Management Rewired, will take us on a journey from the first glimmers of conscious thinking in our ancestors to the groundbreaking discoveries of the twenty-first century.  

Join us this this Saturday morning at 8am on AM 930 WFMD, or listen from your pc by logging onto and clicking the listen live button.

About this week’s author:

Charles S. Jacobs is founder and managing partner of 180 Partners, and the author of Management Rewired: Why Feedback Doesn’t Work and Other Surprising Lessons from the Latest Brain Science. For over two decades, he has helped the leadership of corporations around the world improve the performance of their businesses. He numbers among his clients fifty of the Fortune 100, and has worked in Europe, Asia, South America, and the U.S.

His unique approach enables managers to use our new understanding of the brain to comprehensively rethink their businesses, creating more robust competitive strategies and the performance-oriented organizations needed to implement them. His work provides the key to overcome the number one obstacle to meaningful improvement in business performance—the rapid and effective management of change.

His writing has appeared in numerous business publications and he is sought after for print and broadcast interviews. His seminars and speeches offer an overview of the stunning discoveries of brain science and the direct, practical application of those discoveries to management. He completed his B.A., M.A., and PhD work at the University of Michigan.