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Judging Beer, Wine, Spirits – Who? How? & How Profitable?

Jerald O’ Kennard holds what many would call thedream job in the dream company. He and his firm, The Beverage Testing Institute, make a very tidy living sampling and competitively rating hundreds of the best wines, beers, and hard liquors from across the globe. Their clients send their latest vintages, praying for a high quality score and counting on the wise counsel offered by the BTI to help them improve and better sell their product. Host Bart Jackson sits and sips with Jerald as they...


The World’s Best Memory – Lessons To Remember

If you can memorize the order of 59 packs of playing cards in a single sitting, you might, says Guinness World Records, give Dave Farrow a run for his money. Host Bart Jackson brings on this astounding memory phenomenon who has given his own expertise a run for the money by packaging his memory system and selling over 10 million copies. Employing his same method of intense study and mental agility, Dave has innovated an uncannily effective program to help you monetize your own unique skills....


Bart’s Better Business Resolutions for 2019

What would you really like to have happen in your business…life… career in 2019? And more importantly, what changes do you need to make – what seeds do you need to plant now to bear fruit in the upcoming year? Host Bart Jackson helps you reflect back and cast your eyes forward with a series of New Years Resolutions that you may joyfully keep, and are guaranteed to deliver fun and profit within the next 365 days. What do you think? Would this be a good time to discover new llies…take your...


Company Culture – Yours for the Crafting

You can feel it when it’s really good – and you can smell it when it’s not. A company’s culture comprises the way it does business, the way staff and management interact, and more importantly the spirit and values behind those interactions. And wise corporate leaders are finally discovering that they can direct and encourage that organically growing culture. How? Host Bart Jackson gives solid discussion with corp-culture expert Bretton Putter, founding CEO of London-based CultureGene, and...


Elftalk - Santa’s Secret Workshop Motivators Revealed

How can a remote enterprise create inventory all year, then distribute it entirely within one winter’s evening? As the crunch time draws near, how does the jolly old saint and CEO urge his elves on to peak performance, but still mysteriously keep that festive, joyous aura throughout the workshop? What wise counsel does Ms. Claus provide behind the scenes? Just how competitive is it to win a slot pulling Santa’s sleigh? Host Bart Jackson imports Saint Nick’s Chief Executive Elf, CEE Jeanne...


U.S. Worker Safety: Death by Compliance

Thirteen American working people are dying every single day on the job. And internationally renowned occupational safety expert Phil La Duke is mad as hell about it. Host Bart Jackson unleashes the fireball La Duke who slams the blame squarely on lax and hidebound safety inspections, criminally negligent managers, and a deliberate disregard of working conditions by the business community at large. In his An Iconoclasts View of Workers’ Safetyand other writings, La Duke shows how concern...


Getting a Grip On Your Career – Wiser Choices

What Ah-ha moment shifted Madonna out of the audition rut onto stardom’s track? What new perspective help transformed a rank and file missionary into the renowned savior of an African nation? And most important – how can YOU expand and enrich your work life into a fulfilling career journey? Host Bart Jackson lays out a career planning strategy that lifts your vision. He helps you toss away the blinders that confine career to a series of jobs and list of skills. And using stories of several...


Why Most Incentive Programs Fail Miserably

If you are very wise, or very greedy, or both, you want to give your team the very best incentives that encourage each member’s peak performance. Trouble is, that’s a surprisingly tough order. Most traditional reward systems motivate less than 10 percent of the staff. Further, not every individual gets absolutely inspired by the same enticement. CoreCentive sales director Tom Frederick joins host Bart Jackson to discuss the delicate art of designing an incentive program that boosts...


Leadership on the Fly – Effective Messaging

Leadership is an active verb. It is performed in swift succession throughout your daily encounters with all the folks you meet – with those you need to influence. Host Bart Jackson brings on board Chris Westfall, wise counselor to the Global 500 C-suite and current US National Elevator Pitch Champion. In his latest book, Leadership Language, Westfall explains how people want to follow that individual who carries an authentic mission and message that she can express succinctly in all...


Making Your Adequate Presentations Powerful

Isn’t about time people started listening to you? Time you got the influence you deserve and the reactions you require? Presentation coach to President Carter’s cabinet and major C-suiters, Ms. Stephanie Scotti lays out an incisive, masterful strategy that will have you taking command of the podium and speaking effectively. For the last 24 years Stephanie’s Professionally Speaking firm has provided individual and team mentoring for individuals facing the often fearful challenge of presenting...


Reaching Your Peak – Staying on the Summit

Remember those too-brief times when you operated at your absolute peak performance? The right decisions, words, solutions just seem to come. Remember feeling exhilarated and surprising yourself with your own level of production? And then it seemed to fade. Well, hitting these peaks is no mystery, nor matter of luck, insists Dr. George Watts, psychologist, Board Chair of Top Line Talent, and veteran business coach to global 500 C-suiters. Host Bart Jackson invites Dr. Watts on to lay out...


Whistleblowing – How It Works, Why We Need It

Who are the most popular fraud targets? The U.S. and state governments. Why? Governments cannot possibly police each of their millions of transactions. But beware you Medicare false claimers, overcharging defense contractors, sales tax skimmers, and bill-padding construction contractors. An explosively growing army of honest employees await to blow the whistle on those illegally slicing your tax dollars into their own pockets. Host Bart Jackson invites noted qui tam (whistleblowing)...


How Ultra Tech Keeps on Top of the World

If your job is to make and sell seemingly magic thin films, four-atoms thick, that keeps computer chips and solar cells literally lightning fast, where in the world do you find the latest innovation? And when you do, how do you profitably take advantage? Host Bart Jackson brings on a CEO for whom these are daily questions. Paul Burlingame, head of Air Liquide Advanced Materials is constantly inventing new ways to work better within the traditional semi-conductor bastions, like Japan and...


Workplace Harrassment: No Myths – Just Facts

Where does your free speech end and workplace harassment step in? Can my company make humor - and romance – a punishable crime? To answer these dicey legalities and to sweep away the miasma of harassment law misunderstanding, host Bart Jackson brings on the cogent counsel of veteran state and federal employment law attorney, Marc Garbar. Delivering some uncommon sense to this sensitive set of statutes, Marc lays out what does and does not legally qualify as harassment, what preventative...


A Gathering of Eagles– from MBA to Peer Grouping

There is nothing cookie-cutter about being an executive – no template, no recipe gives you the prowess you need to inspire people, design profitable tasks, and keep your firm growing. Your most effective way to learn the ropes comes from talking with your peers – veterans who have faced and are currently solving challenges akin to yours. Host Bart Jackson brings on the man who is the master at engineering beneficial peer groups, James Millar, CEO of Skybridge Associates and author of...


What’s So Funny About Business?

Get set to laugh, chortle, snicker, and jeer. Host and noted Quips Meister Bart Jackson rolls out the tomfoolery with a full episode of business quips. Firing off one joke after another, along with some insightful afterthoughts, Bart points his rapier half-wit and begins poking much fun and a few pointed holes in the pomposities and foibles of those in business. Bosses – CEO’s – Wage Slaves - Investors – Board Members – everyone comes under the gun and in for the fun. Isn’t it jolly well...


Our Food: How We Feed Ourselves and Our Planet

By popular demand, fresh from last week’s episode, Host Bart Jackson brings back America’s greatest food expert – Mr. Brian Todd, President of the Food Institute. This show, Brian looks beyond America’s current food obsession and focuses his nearly four decades of research and insight on the industry that brings it to our table. How does the cross-global supply chain transform once-seasonal delicacies into year-round staples? Are we capable of feeding our 7.6 billion population now? Can we...


Old, Stand-alone Firms Topple – Here’s What’s Next

Ralph Welborn insists that a business revolution is underway that will make the old, stand-alone firm profitably passé. Instead of grinding out the stuff that a company makes best, forward thinking businesses are now seeking out major problems, actively collaborating with other firms to build solutions, add value, and grow exponentially. Host Bart Jackson invites globally-noted business strategist Welborn to explain how firms are morphing into cooperative ecosystems which unlock greater...


Our Food: Culture, Business, and the Second Helping

Undeniably, Americans have become food-obsessed. Celebrated chef Anthony Bourdain dies and the nation goes into mourning. Food guru Rachael Ray’s popularity rivals any star in Hollywood. Everyone watches the food-preparation channel and then goes out to eat. Why? How? What’s happening in our culture and the food industry? Host Bart Jackson invites this country’s top food expert, Mr. Brian Todd, CEO of the Food Institute delve into this food phenomenon. Brian brings his nearly four decades of...


Taking The Hard Break – Save Life & Career

America’s business people are killing themselves and destroying their businesses with misplaced workaholism. The national obsession with long work hours, and the myth that 24/7 work focus is the sure key to success are keeping us from the very goals we are shooting for. Host Bart Jackson is joined by financial wizard Aaron Edelheit who personally has driven himself through the grinding mill of work fanaticism, and has come out the other side with a vital and sensible solution: The Hard...