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New business ideas are being pitched in an unconventional setting that may come as a surprise to some. MBA students are going to jail to help inmates develop business plans.  



Downtown Depot: Bland Cromwell

Oct 14, 2016

In this episode of Downtown Depot, host Austin Meek talks with guest Bland Cromwell. Cromwell is part of the 11th Street Partnership, a group of local entrepreneurs who have been acquiring parcels of land west of I-35. In this episode Cromwell talks about his decades-long experience in real estate and development in Waco. 

There are hundreds of “angel groups” across the U.S. and around the world. What are they looking for when considering where to invest?



New research shows taking short breaks during the work day boosts energy, productivity and job satisfaction. 


More than most disciplines, the world of finance operates using a core of playful language. The industry’s terminology conveys the imagination required to address the financial challenges of daily life.  (*ENCORE)



Sleek, high tech and affordable micro housing in downtown metro areas is poised to disrupt the urban housing market, which hasn't changed in over 150 years. 


Asking "why" can uncover new industries right under your nose, and also be the key to innovation and success.


From the warehouse to the C-suite, seeing all employees as valuable and deserving of respect builds trust, and positively impacts customer service too. For one startup's CEO, investing in the company's employees has lead to ingenious benefits. 



Studies show an employee dealing with stress can decrease customer satisfaction and retention. 

Being your own boss can seem appealing, but is it all it's cracked up to be? 


People who survive, even thrive, in the start-up world, all tend to be “hard-wired” the same. Gritty people have deeply thought out, long-term goals and a “stick-to-it-ive-ness.”



Shawn Achor researches how people can re-wire their brain to be happier. He says there are two things that accelerate the brain toward growth – the perception of progress and seeing the finish line as being close.



There are a number of challenges for women in IT today. Barriers stem from the fact that so few women are in the higher levels of organizations to begin with. In addition, the way work-family balance is viewed is still gender biased.  


How much should you save for a comfortable retirement? Wall Street Journal blogger retirement expert, Bill Reichenstein, gives some pointers. 



We've all been in brainstorming sessions that wound up as a complete waste of time. So, how can those minutes turn into time where you find not just any concept or strategy… but a really great one?