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I believe each of us seeks significance. To achieve it we must continuously grow and learn and to facilitate this process in myself and in others, I ask questions of business people and experts who can teach what has worked for them or who can reveal best practices. It's done through my FM radio show and podcast called What's Working with Cam Marston. I hope you'll listen.
 
A hidden city called Leviathan lies deep within the dark trenches of the Pacific Ocean. The city is home to a community of immortals that sought to create a utopia over 1,000 years ago. For a millennia, they lived in peace and secrecy, gently influencing world events to aid the advancement of mankind. But a terrible secret has been kept deep within the catacombs of Leviathan that threatens the existence of the immortals, and quite possibly the entire world. One woman named Macallan Orsel, a ...
 
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Based in Los Angeles, Kieron Elliot is national brand ambassador for the Macallan Scotch Whiskey in the US. We discuss the Macallan's strategy for introducing a whiskey typically preferred by older, white, affluent males to the next generation. Kieron tells me their customer is already much more diverse than I'm aware and we sample some of the Maca…
 
You've seen Frank Wood on TV or on the movie screen or on a Broadway stage. He's busy with his craft. And the process he and a cast go through as they take on a new play is the epitome of how to form a high-performing team. It involves listening to fellow cast members (teammates), taking direction from the director (team leader), taking a strong po…
 
Bill-E Stitt impressed us with his bacon when we first met him. Now after sampling his bacon and hearing his story and getting to know the legend that is Bill E Stitt, we can't get enough of him or his product. Seldom do we interact with anything that is the "world's best," but Bill E's bacon is just that.…
 
The overwhelming underperformance of boys in academics has slowly been revealing itself for years and now the data shows the depth of it. The impact ranges from the future of eduction, performance in the workplace, to the competitiveness of the United States. Blair Fisher is an educator and head of school at Mobile's St. Paul's Episcopal School and…
 
South Alabama remains just under the surface of Beverly Jo (BJ) Scott. Born and raised near Mobile, BJ is now famous in Belgium with her face on billboards and on the sides of busses. Her celebrity comes from her remarkable talent as a singer-songwriter, her own radio and TV show, and her "what you see is what you get" approach to coaching singers …
 
Josh Reed has a fantastic story to tell about the birth of Huk Gear, the fishing apparel company he began with his partners not too long ago. They've exploded with success due to ID'ing an underserved market, putting a team together, and letting them do their work. And I can vouch that their gear is fantastic.…
 
John Hoyle leads the Alabama School for Math and Sciences in Mobile. The students there are exceptional - wanting to be pushed and stretched to become the best they can be. The faculty, per John, is the best in the state. The students come from across Alabama and are encouraged to return their eduction to their state by finding work in Alabama when…
 
David Stollmack was worried that his inventory wouldn't move ever again in March and April of last year. Then he started worrying that he couldn't find enough equipment to sell. His business boomed once people realized that quarantine meant lots of at-home TV time. David's years of experience taught him how to manage inventory and how to find and k…
 
Carla Williams wanted to be a country music singer from the beginning. She had to put her dreams on hold to raise four kids and grow a successful business. Now she's back at it and her forthcoming album is a tribute to Karen Carpenter and includes a who's who of the Nashville music scene. This Mobilian is poised for the musical success she's waited…
 
Charles Head has climbed the ranks of Fairmont Hotels to land at the Fairmont Orchid in Hawaii where he leads a big team who delivers exceptional service to the guests. Charles' team - he calls them his "ohana" which roughly translates to "family" - is selected to work at the Fairmont based on their service skills which Charles and his leadership g…
 
Amy Morin's start to fame began as a complete surprise. Her blog post titled Thirteen Things Mentally Strong People Don't Do caught fire. Today she's written multiple books, has podcasts, and is in-demand as a speaker. Why? Her message is needed and her delivery of her message is fantastic. I've met her and watched her work and I know you'll love h…
 
Todd McGehee won't push his faith on you. He's hired by local businesses to visit regularly and if you want to talk, he'll talk, if you want to pray, he'll pray with you. And if you want him to leave you alone, he'll do that, too. Todd sees a great demand for spirituality but people are done with institutions. They want God. They don't want church.…
 
Bill E Stitt begin experimenting with curing his own bacon in college at Ole Miss. It made him plenty of friends - how could it not? Now his bacon is shipped across the country to the nation's most demanding bacon palettes. His process is a closely guarded secret but does involve the meat being serenaded by local musicians. Don't roll your eyes unt…
 
Beth Arroyo Utterback is the general manager of WWOZ in New Orleans. The station is staffed nearly entirely by volunteers, many of whom are in their twentieth year of donating their time weekly. Listeners stream the station from across the globe. How does such a small but mighty station create such a loyal following and what can we learn from them …
 
Bob Jones has found his calling. His mission. And it all focuses around service. That rings true in his words and his actions and is one of the many reasons his bank, United Bank based in Atmore, Alabama, is thriving. You're going to like him because is mission to serve is both transparent and authentic.…
 
A lively chat with State Farm Agent Allison Horner reveals that the way most consumers think about insurance needs a refresh, and she's just the one to do it. An advocate of taking care of what matters most with her customers, she'll gives us the questions to ask to determine if we have our priorities set correctly. You'll enjoy this conversation.…
 
Friend of What's Working Brent Barkin sits down in the studio to catch us up on Shoe Station's moves since the pandemic hit just over one year ago. Brent's role as CEO of a retail company with twenty-one locations in five states gives him insight into fashion trends, logistics, retail trends, hiring and retention trends, and others. His insight is …
 
Para este episódio o convidado só poderia ser alguém que trabalha em product innovation, Paulo Dimas foi a escolha óbvia, Vice-Presidente de Inovação de Produto da Unbabel, contribuindo na missão de criar uma camada universal de tradução através da combinação de IA com uma comunidade global de tradutores humanos. Tendo-se juntado à Unbabel quando e…
 
Thom Shea asks what is the single thing that prevents people from being the best versions of themselves. Their answer, by a landslide, is drama. Drama in the workplace. Drama in the home. Drama with their kids and with their spouse. So Thom coaches them to deal with drama so their best version of themselves will be available to the world. Thom was …
 
Amy Morin, in a time of great difficulty, jotted down a list of mental attributes that she, as a counselor, knew she should avoid. That list became a blog post and that blog post went viral. Today she's written four books on the topic of mental strength, is in demand as a speaker, and her podcasts are a sensation. We talk about how you need to groo…
 
Josh Reed had a hunch that fishermen wanted high-dollar performance clothing and they wanted access to it year around, not only in the summer. Frustrated with his employer's dismissive reply, Josh gathered partners and backers and they began Huk Performance Fishing Apparel. Since then they've added Nomad Outdoor Performance Clothes for hunters and …
 
Over thirty percent of all whiskey is consumed by the Millennials. Bob Angus runs Standard Proof Whiskey in Nashville and is gaining customers in this coveted consumer group by developing craft rye whiskeys with innovative expressions designed to catch their attention. I've tried a couple and they're GOOD. We get him to tell his story and explain h…
 
Brian Harris run Harris Properties in Gulf Shores. He rents homes to the vacation market as well as buys and sells vacation homes all in the Gulf Shores, Alabama area. When Covid hit the cancellations flooded in. Brian found ways to not only continue, but found innovative ways to keeps his contractors in revenue. Then the phones rang again - this t…
 
Ipe (pronounced "EEE-pay") is known for its weight and density. It sinks. Used as waterfront decking, it survives the storms. Southern pine - the most popular decking material - floats, its buoyancy pulling it upward in a flood, tearing it from its attachments. Ipe suffers none of this, explaining the post hurricane footage showing scores of docks …
 
Thom Shea asks his clients and his audiences what is the single thing that prevents them from being the best versions of themselves. Their answer, by a landslide, is drama. Drama in the workplace. Drama in the home. Drama with their kids and with their spouse. So Thom coaches them to deal with drama so their best version of themselves will be avail…
 
O primeiro convidado de 2021, é o Tiago Boldt Sousa, doutorado em Engenharia de Informática pela FEUP - Faculdade de Engenharia do Porto, com especialização em arquitecturas de computação em nuvem, onde também lecciona desde 2012. Na indústria, Tiago tem construído produtos para marketing digital desde 2011. Ele foi o primeiro engenheiro da ShiftFo…
 
Adam Heisler uses technology to teach his students how to hit a baseball. The term "launch angle" is taboo in certain circles, but Adam stands behind the technology, the research supporting it and, most importantly, his student's improved at bats. He talks about how he's gone against the headwinds of tradition in a city with deep, deep baseball roo…
 
Louise McCown and Cliff Kennedy are 2021 Forty Under Forty Winners from Mobile Bay Monthly's annual tribute. Both lead impressive organizations and, at a young age, have impressive resumés. We talk about the lessons they'd give their younger selves and what those of us over fifty should know about the under forty leader.…
 
Um episódio atipico, praticamente de acesso aos bastidores. Foi neste momento informal que outra vez solitários, o Roberto e o Martinho fizeram uma análise retrospetiva do que foi o Product on the Rocks em 2020. Destacando alguns episódios e particularmente a evolução e decisões que foram acontecendo. Foi de tal forma singular que nem houve interva…
 
Most termite companies want nothing to do with protecting buildings with spray foam insulation - termites go undetected under the foam, leaving the termite companies on the hook for the damages. Enter Mike Adams and E3 Termite and Pest Control and his custom solution to treating spray foam insulated buildings. His product has entered a market despe…
 
Devin Marks has a recipe for delivering the spoken word powerfully. Story. Conflict. Resolution. Vulnerability. Empathy. Simplicity. Who new there was a method? Devin discovered the method and now teaches experts worldwide how to organize their message in such a way that audiences will NEVER forget what they heard.…
 
Covid forced Jeff Butler to change how he brought his furniture finds to market which began a banner year for Jeff and his team. He's focused today on building his business to scale larger and larger and the top lesson he's learned: sharing the pie will yield bigger results than keeping most of it for himself.…
 
Convidado: Inês Liberato - https://twitter.com/InezLiberato - Head of Product Innovation @Tax Systems Após criar o seu próprio negócio de design de bolos, moveu-se para Londres para descobrir o caminho profissional. Quase se estabeleceu como Gestora de Operações e Recursos Humanos mas a curiosidade levou-a para a tecnologia. Há já 2/3 empresas que …
 
Easy to get excited about recording a radio show when the guest starts pulling out corks before we're even seated at our mics. Jim Cox is no stranger to teaching the neophyte to the most sophisticated palette how to enjoy wine. We discuss wine trends, his story, and how during Covid he and his team went through some reinvention that lead to one of …
 
Suzanne learned her business by doing it at all levels. Moving to Mobile, she saw an opportunity to provide models and actors for productions along the Gulf Coast. As the popularity of this region as a filming destination increased and Netflix and the like began their own productions, she got busy and remains so today. Learn what it takes to find a…
 
Convidado: Celso Martinho - https://twitter.com/celso - Director Of Engineering @Cloudflare e Founder da Sapo e Brightpixel Para quem não conhece o longo percurso do Celso, destacamos dois grandes projetos: ser co-fundador e CTO do (Serviço de Apontadores Portugues Online) mais conhecido por - Sapo, e em 2015 fundar e ser CEO da BrightPixel um estú…
 
Andy MacDonald owns Picker's Paradise in Stockton, Alabama. Musicians from all around know of the store and the jam sessions that occur there. Has Corona shut him down? Not at all. Aspiring musicians, with time on their hands, have shown up to get lessons, upgrade their skills, and get new guitars (when Andy can find them - inventory nationwide is …
 
Attorney Knox Boteler knows how to protect the little guy when he's bought a defective product and can't get the major corporate manufacturer to take responsibility. Document everything, save receipts, and when all else fails, post to social media. Knox takes us through how the world of consumer protections are changing and, most importantly, what …
 
Convidado: Tiago Pedras - https://twitter.com/tiagopedras - Senior UX Designer @Ginetta e Founder da The New Digital School Altamente especializado em Design e User Experience, tanto a nível empresarial como académico. O Tiago tocou também recentemente na área de Product Management. Abordou assim neste episódio precisamente a interseção entre estas…
 
On a mission trip providing medical care, Dr Robert Lightfoot felt a stirring inside that he couldn't deny and returned to Mobile, Alabama with the intent to provide healthcare to a marginalized community that needed it the most. In 2019 it totaled nearly 20,000 patient encounters and nearly $40M in free medication. Since Covid, he and his team hav…
 
Hansel Harlan was reading newspaper stories of the devastation caused by an invasive species of water rodent about the same time his dog became allergic to the store-bought dog food. Harlan put one and one together and with help from his marketing genius sister, Marsh Dog Pet Treats was born.By Cam Marston
 
Started by his uncle, John Grado now runs the family business that manufactures some of the industry's highest performing headphones, ear buds, and phonograph cartridges. They've never advertised, relying only on word of mouth and professional reviews to tell their story. Each item is hand made in the same Brooklyn facility where the company origin…
 
Bruce's new book offers insight from the hundreds of surveys he's conducted on the workplace. His conclusions are drawn from conversations with workplace leaders across the country. And he easily and comfortably relays the attributes one needs to become a go-to person in their workplace.By Cam Marston
 
Convidado: André Carvalheira - https://twitter.com/carvalheira1 - Product Manager @Onfido O André, engenheiro biomédico que co-fundou a Findster e agora assume o chapéu de Product Manager na Onfido optou por trazer um assunto crucial ao sucesso de equipas. Através da criação de contexto partilhado é possível aumentar o alinhamento e a tomada de dec…
 
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