This Week's Show Schedule
Monday - February 01, 2016
Farai Chideya joins Jim Blasingame to reveal some of the changes in the 21st century workplace, why they’ve happened, the disruptions they’ve caused, and what has to be done to deal with these disruptions.
Farai Chideya joins Jim Blasingame to reveal a work/personality matrix that will help you hire better qualified people, and help them seek jobs that fit them more.
Rick Newman joins Jim Blasingame to talk about how things are changing that might cause Iowa to lose it’s relevance as the first state to report presidential election results.
Rick Newman joins Jim Blasingame to talk about how certain candidates would be bad for the private equity funds that are holding on to a special tax break.
Rick Newman joins Jim Blasingame to report on how the economy is changing and how it’s impacting hiring, investment and consumer spending.
Greg Sullivan joins Jim Blasingame to reveal why small businesses have to protect themselves more than ever before from ransomware and other cyber-assaults that are moving down market.
Greg Sullivan joins Jim Blasingame to reveal the power of cloud computing as the future for computing, storage and cyber-security.
John Dini joins Jim Blasingame to use the seven deadly sin metaphor to reveal why Lust causes business owners to fail to focus on the direction that is best for them, instead of chasing every new shiny object.
John Dini joins Jim Blasingame to use the metaphor of Gluttony to reveal why failing to delegate will hold your business back from being what it could be.
John Dini joins Jim Blasingame to reveal that every business has CEO tasks and why the business owner has to fulfill those jobs by firing themselves from things they don’t have to do and promoting themselves to things only they can do.
Tuesday - February 02, 2016
Kita Szpak joins Jim Blasingame to talk about why having fun in the workplace can contribute to engagement, good attitudes, attendance and productivity.
Kita Szpak joins Jim Blasingame to talk about the management practice of recognizing the human nature of wanting to feel good about themselves and their surroundings.
Jaynie Smith joins Jim Blasingame to report on research that shows most small businesses don’t know what customers expect from them.
Jaynie Smith joins Jim Blasingame to talk about factors that customers value more than price and how to discover what they are.
Jaynie Smith joins Jim Blasingame to talk about why with the resources available to small businesses, and their proximity to customers, small business have an advantage over big companies.
AmyK Hutchens joins Jim Blasingame to explain how to be more proactive in taking responsibility for the success of conversations, especially in business.
AmyK Hutchens joins Jim Blasingame to reveal how to put your best foot forward in a conversation instead of putting it in your mouth.
Bill Brandt joins Jim Blasingame to report on a recent compromise that will keep Social Security funded for several more years.
Bill Brandt joins Jim Blasingame to report on the results of the Iowa caucuses and what they mean for the front-runners of both parties.
Bill Brandt joins Jim Blasingame to report on how Puerto Rico got into financial trouble and whether it will have to declare bankruptcy.
Wednesday - February 03, 2016
Jim Blasingame talks about the challenges small businesses have when a disaster happens, like a fire, flood or storm, and how to prepare so you don’t go out of business.
Robert Grede joins Jim Blasingame to put social media in perspective with the other five major marketing disciplines.
Robert Grede joins Jim Blasingame to reveal the six major marketing disciplines and how to balance the way you use them in a strategy.
Robert Grede joins Jim Blasingame to reveal that the best point of execution for your marketing strategy is based on who your customers are and how they want to be contacted.
JoAnna Brandi joins Jim Blasingame to celebrate her 26th year in business by offering some insights to other entrepreneurs.
JoAnna Brandi joins Jim Blasingame to offer insights she’s learned from starting and operating a small business for over a quarter century.
Michael Saltsman joins Jim Blasingame to report on how much damage the minimum wage has been for workers and business alike, especially those it purported to help.
Michael Saltsman joins Jim Blasingame to reveal the myths and fallacies of a minimum wage imposed by government fiat, including how it actually hurts low wage earners.
Michael Saltsman joins Jim Blasingame to report on the political football called minimum wage and how the Democrats will use it as a cynical wedge issue against Republicans.
Thursday - February 04, 2016
Jeff Zbar joins Jim Blasingame to report on his experience in trying to collect payment from a customer, and the steps he took in the legal system to get a judgment and ultimately, his money.
Jeff Zbar joins Jim Blasingame to report on web-based capability, like rawshorts.com, that helps you upload, edit and produce short videos.
Leslie Grossman joins Jim Blasingame to reveal some of the key steps to take to manage stress, including identifying and eliminating things you can’t control.
Leslie Grossman joins Jim Blasingame to reveal that learning how to be comfortable with being uncomfortable is one of the best ways to deal with and manage stress.
Leslie Grossman joins Jim Blasingame to reveal that burnout is not unlike a form of depression, what it looks like and how to deal with it, and possibly eliminate it.
Jim Blasingame identifies the difference between managing change historically and the current requirement that you lead change to keep from getting run over.
Scott Steinberg joins Jim Blasingame to reveal the “FEAR” model that has four steps to take if you want to lead change, including focus, engage, assess and react.
Gerald Celente joins Jim Blasingame to reveal why the presidential election process has turned into something that looks like a reality television show.
Gerald Celente joins Jim Blasingame to explain why he thinks the U.S. is in the middle of the next – maybe last – great war, and it’s more that just because of terrorism.
Gerald Celente joins Jim Blasingame to reveal what he thinks has to be done to return the U.S. to the conditions and principles that made it the greatest nation in history.
Friday - February 05, 2016
Avik Roy joins Jim Blasingame to report on the condition of Obamacare and the impact it has had on the marketplace and the economy, including how few people have really benefited from it.
Avik Roy joins Jim Blasingame to report on the current presidential campaigning and why there isn’t more debate on how to reform health care, and a post-Obamacare environment.
Barbara Friedberg joins Jim Blasingame to report that the current stock market condition is likely just the typical correction that is part of the economic cycle, rather than some systemic crisis like 2008.
Barbara Friedberg joins Jim Blasingame to recommend that the small investor should consider investing in Index Funds, rather than trying to pick stocks.
Barbara Friedberg joins Jim Blasingame to talk about the contrived ways corporate America has driven earnings for the past six years and how they will handle this task in the New Year.
Tom Borg joins Jim Blasingame to talk about the relationship of communication and profit in your organization and the part that trust plays in that dynamic.
Tom Borg joins Jim Blasingame to reveal four critical questions employees will ask, out loud or to themselves, of the management, especially the CEO.
Bruce Piasecki joins Jim Blasingame to report on how capitalism has been practiced and why it must morph from speculative to a form that considers all elements of the world around it, not just short-term profit.
Bruce Piasecki joins Jim Blasingame to report on six areas of expertise that will define global corporations’ activity if capitalism is to become more relevant to all stakeholders, not just the short-term goals of investors.
Bruce Piasecki joins Jim Blasingame to report on how corporations are focusing on social issues more, but will they really pay attention to humans, including employees, Main Street vendors and communities?