Episode 12: Core Values: What Makes You Unique?

Every organization has implicit values, whether they’re posted on the walls of the office or not. But too often, the stated values are vague aspirations that apply to every organization. Learn how to pinpoint your organization’s values and express them in a way that reflect your unique strategy. Sponsored by: Texas Mutual Insurance CompanyRead More

Ticket to the Limit

If you ask Randy Cohen, founder of the Austin-based ticket broker and online marketplace TicketCity, the letters “CEO” mean something different. For decades, Cohen has referred to himself as TicketCity’s Chief Energizing Officer. Within seconds of meeting him, you see that the moniker fits. In our fast-talking chat, he explains what it means to be […]Read More

Episode 11: Leadership vs. Management

Business thinkers often draw a distinction between the tasks of managing and leading. Joel explains why we often devalue one at the expense of the other and makes a case that the effective CEO must understand and master both. Sponsored by: Texas Mutual Insurance CompanyRead More

Building a Brighter Future for Central Texas Kids

An interview with Richard Tagle, CEO of the Andy Roddick Foundation For 20 years, the Andy Roddick Foundation has worked to give youth in low-income communities across Central Texas access to education and learning opportunities. Richard Tagle was born and raised in Manila and built his career in DC, but he’d only been to Texas […]Read More

Episode 10: Fixing Performance Management

Traditional performance management—ratings, reviews, appraisals, etc.—is broken. The cycles are too long, and the data is often irrelevant. Joel discusses how to optimize performance management, realigning it with the fundamentals of the business. Sponsored by: Texas Mutual Insurance CompanyRead More

Want to Work from Cowboys HQ? Here’s Your Chance.

A Conversation with Jerry Jones Jr. The Dallas Cowboys have the most loyal fans in the NFL. We didn’t just make that up—an Emory University poll from last July proved it. In the 30-plus years since Jerry Jones bought the legendary franchise, he and his family have grown it into the most valuable sports property in the world.  Recently, we had the […]Read More

The Eyes of Texas Are Upon Us

An interview with Chris Del Conte, athletics director at the University of Texas By most accounts, Chris Del Conte has revitalized Longhorn athletics. Since his hire in December 2017 as vice president and athletics director at the University of Texas, he’s not only overseen a record-breaking $219 million in annual revenue—he’s also led the charge […]Read More

Episode 9: The Importance of Great Managers

It’s commonly said that employees don’t leave companies—they leave managers. If managers are that crucial to turnover (not to mention many other make-or-break factors of company performance), how should the CEO assess and improve them? Join us as we discuss strategies for improving overall management competency in the organization. Sponsored by: Texas Mutual Insurance CompanyRead More

7 Quick Questions with Mark Cuban

We don’t need to introduce Mark Cuban, do we? Entrepreneur, investor, author, Texan, Dallas Mavericks owner, Shark Tank star—you know the drill. We threw seven quick questions to Cuban. Let’s see what he had to say. 1. You have the resources to locate anywhere in the world. What keeps you in Texas?The people. The energy. […]Read More

Startup Success: A Startup Fundraising Series

How Much Should We Raise? For most startups, the decision to raise money is made out of necessity. The entrepreneur needs more funding to continue pursuing their dream, whether the money will be used just to survive a while longer or truly shift a gear and move into the next stage of evolution. Other startups […]Read More