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Founder and CEO of Falkon Ventures Kyle Ballarta, uses biology as a model to help design an improved, sustainable entrepreneurial ecosystem. Ballarta says you can have both purpose and profits, resulting in a win-win for everyone involved – the entrepreneur, the investor and the community. 

 


 

Business of Health Care: Nurse as Most Trusted

Aug 11, 2017
Michael Hagerty

When it comes to honesty and ethics, year-after-year Americans say they trust nurses more than any other profession according to Gallup's annual survey. 


How to a company can use its buying power to prompt good habits in corporate communities.


Business of Health Care: Patient Engagement

Aug 4, 2017
Michael Hagerty

An engaged patient is an informed health care consumer who consistently does what needs to be done to gain the greatest benefit from available health resources. 


 According to economics professor Van Pham, research on changes in the U.S. retail industry shows a dual phenomenon is occurring. Retail chains are "super sizing.”


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Business of Health Care: Advanced Care Directives

Jul 28, 2017
Michael Hagerty

Advance care plans attempt to take the guesswork out of figuring out a patient"s wishes and values about end-of-life care while they are still of sound mine. 


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Former Chairman of the Board at Deloitte LLP, Sharon Allen says taking time off to be with one's family is not only good for the employee, but for the employer too.  (*ENCORE)


On this edition of the Central Texas Leadership Series, Nan Holmes interviews Executive Director and Chief Operating Officer of the Texas Farm Bureau, Si Cook.  


Learn the signposts of successful entrepreneurs to see opportunities when others don't.

This week Nan Holmes hosts a conversation with Charles Walter, director of the Mayborn Museum.


James Roberts researches self-control and how our love of material possessions and money has an impact on our happiness. Research shows that compulsive buying has increased by at least 10 percent in just the last few years. (*ENCORE)


Central Texas Leadership Series: Susan Bolton

Jul 7, 2017

In this episode:  Susan Bolton, Executive Director of the Ronald McDonald House in Temple. Hosting the conversation is Nan Holmes.


According to new research, workplace incivility can stretch far beyond company walls. Assistant professor of management Merideth Ferguson says the cumulative effect of workplace stress can become viral.

 


Michael Hagerty

Value over volume and quality over quantity.


There are five important P's to remember when facing difficult decisions.


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