Business/Economics

Advancing Entrepreneurship in the Mature Organization -...

Dave Anderson, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, American Family Insurance Group

Chairman and chief executive officer of the American Family group of companies, Dave Anderson explains how entrepreneurialism plays a part in his work with the organization.

Entrepreneurialism in Society: Fair Indigo - Ep. 204

Rob Behnke, Co-Founder, Fair Indigo

Robert Behnke is the co-founder and vice president of merchandising with Fair Indigo. He tells about his experiences opening the business, what he has learned, an what he has planned for the future.

Biofuels Sustainability: A Biogeochemical Challenge - Ep....

Phil Robertson, Professor, W.K. Kellogg Biological Station, Michigan State University

He talks about the different facets to the economic, environmental, and social sustainability of cropping systems as well as food security. He addresses the doubt some are having about the reliability of biofuels and focuses a lot on biogeochemistry.

We Conserve - Ep. 116

Faramarz Vakili, Associate Director of UW-Madison Physcial Plant

Faramarz Vakili sheds light on the energy consumption of UW-Madison's facilities and explains the plans for reducing expenses. As standards and expectations in crease, so does the cost of electricity and water. Listen to the statistics about energy spending and what the future holds for lowering the overall costs.

How to Succeed in College and Life – Ep. 649

Dave Anderson, founder of Famous Dave’s Restaurants, shares his secrets for success using his life’s story to share valuable insight and life lessons. Passion and enthusiasm are the keys to a successful life and career.

How Universities Became Economic Engines

Elizabeth Popp Berman, an assistant professor in the Department of Sociology at the State University at Albany, SUNY and Sheila Slaughter, the McBee Professor at the Institute of Higher Education at the University of Georgia discuss, from an historical perspective, the scientific research branch of the university and its role in the economy.

How to Be the Next Michael Feldman – Ep. 721

Michael Feldman, the host of “Whad'Ya Know” from Wisconsin Public Radio, talks about what lead him to his weekly radio program. He discusses innovation, risk-taking and his successful twenty-five years with the program.

Legal Implications of Starting a Business – Ep.701

Troy Vosseller, a clinical instructor at the UW-Law School, discusses the mission of the UW Law & Entrepreneurship Clinic. Their goal is to provide assistance for first time entrepreneurs, people that don't really know how to navigate the process, navigate the waters.

The Student Entrepreneur: Founding Sconnie Nation – Ep. 700

Troy Vosseller, founder of Sconnie Nation, discusses how he and his partner came up with the concept behind the company, and how they made the leap into starting a company while they were students at UW-Madison. Vosseller talks about partnerships they made and reflects on the future.

Entrepreneurial Thinking and the Arts – Ep. 697

Jennifer Uphoff Gray, the artistic director of Forward Theater Company, discusses the intersection between an artist endeavor and entrepreneurship. Gray talks about the mission statement of the organization and the financial and artistic goals set at the inception of the Forward Theater Company in 2009.

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