Coaching Features Interviews Leadership

The Business of College Athletics: A Conversation with Conference USA

When Judy MacLeod became the third commissioner of Conference USA in 2015, her appointment was historic: She is the first and only female commissioner of a Football Bowl Subdivision athletics conference. She came to the Dallas-headquartered conference in 2005 after 15 years at the University of Tulsa, including 10 as athletics director. We talked to […]Read More

Features Interviews Leadership

The Bodyguard: A Conversation with Mike Ramirez, Personal Protection Expert

In 2020, personal and diplomatic security protection isn’t just for heads of state. Increasingly, businesspeople are enlisting the help and services of professionals like Mike Ramirez, who provide personal and executive security protection in dangerous situations and places, whether at a conference abroad or in a warzone. We asked Ramirez to tell us about his […]Read More

Entrepreneurship Featured: Side Interviews

Listen to Tilman!

In his recent book Shut Up and Listen!, Tilman Fertitta lays out hard-hitting business advice like only the Billion Dollar Buyer could. In addition to starring in his own CNBC reality show, Tilman is a Houston native, “the richest restaurateur in the world” according to Forbes, and sole owner of Fertitta Entertainment, which owns Landry’s, […]Read More


Episode 14: Is CEO Pay Out of Control?

It’s a complex topic, and one often oversimplified by the media. What is the current state of CEO compensation? Is it something we should be concerned with? How does it differ across company size, pay type, and so forth? We discuss all that and more. Sponsored by: Texas Mutual Insurance CompanyRead More

Features Innovation

Building the Esports Skyscraper

Jason Lake, CEO and founder of Complexity Gaming, on the exponential growth and sky-high future of competitive video gaming Think esports is just a bunch of kids playing video games? Think again. In 2020, competitive video gaming a billion-dollar industry, and Jason Lake of Complexity Gaming is in the vanguard. Complexity, founded in 2003, was […]Read More