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The H Spot

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The H Spot is a peek behind that curtain of successful people in various professions for a discussion about what makes people successful, what makes them happy, and what are their lives really like day-to-day.

The H Spot is a peek behind that curtain of successful people in various professions for a discussion about what makes people successful, what makes them happy, and what are their lives really like day-to-day.

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United States

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The H Spot is a peek behind that curtain of successful people in various professions for a discussion about what makes people successful, what makes them happy, and what are their lives really like day-to-day.

Language:

English

Contact:

800-758-0372


Episodes

Progress has been made in diversifying boards, but how about our every day life?

2/24/2021
Boards are making a lot of progress. Dave’s guest, Abby Adlerman attributes this to recent California laws: SB-826, SB-AB979 known as the Women in the Boardroom and Diversifying Boards laws. Details here Thinking about board and executive succession plans, if the CEO was hit by a bus, who would be in line? CEOs are spending more time thinking about the impact of this and putting forth their wishes, grooming them so several would be good candidates, rather than not having any choices....

Duration:00:25:38

Tips for Boards to Stay Ahead of Risks, Mandates, and Trends

2/17/2021
Dave's guest is Abby Adlerman, Founder of Boardspan. Traditionally, people think, especially with a public company about taking care of the shareholder, but it's always been broader. The constituency's always been more than the shareholder. And thankfully just in the last couple of years, corporate America has woken up to acknowledge and recognize the responsibility for boards to go way beyond just this year. Listen to this episode if you need a board, have considered serving on a board, or...

Duration:00:30:23

Linking Surviving Survivor and Ice Cream

2/10/2021
Even if you think of a business as a game - in theory - numbers, strategy, that doesn't mean it's fun. Neal Gottlieb was part of Survivor Season 36. As you learn in this episode of The H Spot, what led to Three Twins Ice Cream, and then, sadly, to its demise. Listen to some behind the scenes stories from being on the show Survivor. You'll also hear about the aftermath of that letdown later, the excitement of building another adventure from scratch, and then being open to the next adventure...

Duration:00:46:26

Staying Laser Focused to Earn Your Spot on the Shelf

2/3/2021
People think because they have a recipe for a sauce that everyone raves about that's enough to pour your life savings into the launch. Dave's guest is Patrick Ford, Vice President of Ford's Gourmet Foods. Patrick attributes the success of their family business to some guiding principles that came from his grandfather, "...being from the produce side, we have a saying, 'The further you get away from cash, the worst your deal get.' Because when my great-grandfather and grandfather used to buy...

Duration:00:33:57

Is four year college sometimes killing an ant with a baseball bat?

1/26/2021
Listen to why Bob Marcucci's dad told him to be whatever you want to be, but don't be a fireman. Service was ingrained in him. The path he took was following his militant passion about public education. He whistfully wonders what would the world be like if everybody chose to come together and send their kids and spend their time and their resources into the public schools? That's what keeps him motivated. His concern and what he sees with standardized testing is this, "They publish our test...

Duration:00:28:21

End of a War, Women and Urinals, PETA, and Firm Principles

1/21/2021
Dave continues the conversation with his dad, famous attorney Philip Hirschkop. They cover his favorite case about opening the University of Virginia to women. They continue on a path through ending the Vietnam War, PETA, and Philip's firm principles being tested. Philip also gives us insights into practicing law. It isn't all about trials and corporate wrong-doings, and he admits, all lawyers aren't always amazing – some are just average people who are not sure what else to do with their...

Duration:00:24:11

Mike Burgmaier: From Children’s Advocacy to Natural Products Investment Banking

1/14/2021
Too many long water cooler conversations. I just wanted to get sh*t done." Dave's guest, Mike Burgmaier was given significant responsibility at a young age to lead a lot of projects, and learned how to bring people together. He found that at non-profits, you can be given work to do when organizations lack resources and can't pay much; he found they focused on trying to find younger talented people and then “put them to the fire” and see where they can go. Later at business school, he found...

Duration:00:37:44

Pancakes, Green Berets, and Civil Rights

1/8/2021
This is the first part of an in-depth interview with Civil Rights hero, veteran, activist, advocate, and my dad, Philip Hirschkop. Some of what we covered in this episode include:

Duration:00:35:49

What is The H Spot? Find out in January.

12/7/2020
The H Spot is a peek behind that curtain with successful people in various professions and a discussion about what makes people successful, what makes them happy and what are their lives really like day to day. Are successful people really that different from unsuccessful one? Are successful people any happier? What are their challenges? Which of the actions that they take make the difference? Are they born with a success jean, lucky, more motivated, harder working, etc.? Join host Dave...

Duration:00:05:11