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What's Working Special Edition - 06 11 20 - Live Broadcast

What's Working with Cam Marston

Release Date: 06/14/2020

My 18yo Son Shares His Generation's View of Work and Leadership. Plus a High Schooler's Review of Taylor Swift show art My 18yo Son Shares His Generation's View of Work and Leadership. Plus a High Schooler's Review of Taylor Swift

What's Working with Cam Marston

Meet my son Spencer. A tradition of What's Working is to interview my children upon their high school graduation. He's off to the University of Alabama in the fall. We discuss what skills he predicts will be needed in the job market, his prediction of the impact of AI on tomorrow's workplace and where he hopes to land in the work world. You might hear me choke up a bit when telling him how proud his mother and I are of him. Also in this show is Emma Gage's review of Taylor Swift. Emma, an incoming high shool junior, is a "Swifty" and travelled to Houston with her father to see the show. Her...

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A Family Cake Recipe. A High School Class Trip. A Fundraiser. Now April McClung's Pound Cakes are in Sam's. show art A Family Cake Recipe. A High School Class Trip. A Fundraiser. Now April McClung's Pound Cakes are in Sam's.

What's Working with Cam Marston

April McClung's sons had a chance to travel abroad as high school students. April needed money to make it happen. A decison was made to use a family member's old pound cake recipe to sell them at farmer's markets. Today those cakes are sold at Sams and have been shipped across the country. Meet April, hear her amazing story, and become inspired by a woman who thought she had it all figured out until this cake recipe became a central part of her faith-driven life.  Show Sponsors: Find my book, What Works, at - highlighting the 10 best business ideas I learned from the first 200...

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ESG is Here. It's in the Background of Nearly Every Product You Touch. Kai Gray's Consultancy Helps Companies Ready Themselves For It. show art ESG is Here. It's in the Background of Nearly Every Product You Touch. Kai Gray's Consultancy Helps Companies Ready Themselves For It.

What's Working with Cam Marston

ESG is not something "out there" or only discussed in political environments. ESG is here and is shaping the way businesses interact with each other and with customers.  and his parters run They work with businesses to improve their ESG scores, thereby enabling them to compete for business with some of the nation's defense contractors, major manufactorers, building contractors and such. Kai predicts ESG will become a filter through which the next generation invests money and even buys product at the grocery store.  Show Sponsors:  

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Heikki Malinen is CEO of Outokumpu. $10B in Revenue and 10k Employees. He's an Influencer in World Business. show art Heikki Malinen is CEO of Outokumpu. $10B in Revenue and 10k Employees. He's an Influencer in World Business.

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I met at a conference in Point Clear, Alabama for his company, . His presentation showed a grasp of world events like none I'd seen before. He travels nearly non-stop, visiting the company's stainless steel plants across the world. The war in Ukraine has impacted his company's ability to get the affordable electricity he needs to power his plants in Europe. Workforce issues are a challenge to his facilities across Europe and the US. His challenges are familiar to listeners of What's Working, but the scale is much different. You'll find in Heikki, as is so often the case, a remarkable grasp of...

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Domenick D'Andrea Coaxes a Reluctant Middle Age-Man (Me!) to Dig in on Social Media to Generate Leads show art Domenick D'Andrea Coaxes a Reluctant Middle Age-Man (Me!) to Dig in on Social Media to Generate Leads

What's Working with Cam Marston

I've long been suspcious that social media can do anything for me. For kids today, yes. For me, a middle aged guy? Hardly. and I met at a conference and he assured me that if I learn how and when to post and what subject matters people want to see, it will generate profitable business leads. I commit to try it, postng primarily to LinkedIn, to see what will happen. And Domenick says it can't exclusively be business stuff, it has to be personal, too, like me zipping my suitcase and leaving the hotel room with a very short commentary. Seems crazy. Domenick is convinced. I commit to giving it a...

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Matt Barber and I Discuss the Future of Orthopedics as Technology Continues its March show art Matt Barber and I Discuss the Future of Orthopedics as Technology Continues its March

What's Working with Cam Marston

loves his work as a orthopedic surgeon. It's a combination of of skills that hits his sweet spot, including the advances in technology which peak his intersts. In the studio with me, Dr Barber has a sample of a knee made from a 3D printer of a patient's scan including the slight imperfections caused by the patient's age and wear and tear. Dr Barber and I discuss how technology continues to shape the profession, how people like him stay sharp and how you and I can talk to an orthopedist to determine if they're on top of their game or not. It's a thought provoking conversation that I...

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Ernesto Perez-Carrillo is the Patriarch of the Celebrated EP Carrillo Cigar Company. And a Stud. show art Ernesto Perez-Carrillo is the Patriarch of the Celebrated EP Carrillo Cigar Company. And a Stud.

What's Working with Cam Marston

magazine loves cigars. And they should. The cigars are fantastic. The patriarch of the company is . He's third generation in the business after his (thankfully) failed attempt to become a jazz drummer in New York City as a much younger man. Today he leads the company as they develop new product, supervise the growth of a variety of tobaccos in Central America, train rollers, and market across the world. - both brilliant - are also in the business and he's grooming them to lead. This year they're on track to make four million cigars. We talk family business, hurricanes, the youth market, and...

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Customer Service Still Matters. A Lot. Pam Denham and I Discuss. show art Customer Service Still Matters. A Lot. Pam Denham and I Discuss.

What's Working with Cam Marston

Customer service still matters, though we don't hear about it today like we used to. We know customers are increasingly disappointed in the service they receive. They have no problems blowing up social media when they get treated poorly. But customer service training and eduction is woefully lacking. And cheap, online customer service training...stinks. has trained customer service for years. She and I talk about what's missing today and she offers some simple tips for taking service skills into your company.  Find my book, What Works, . Show Sponsors:

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Scot Hunsaker Returns to the Show with a Message: Don't wait too long... show art Scot Hunsaker Returns to the Show with a Message: Don't wait too long...

What's Working with Cam Marston

was on the show last year talking about how to prepare employees to take over once the CEO decided to leave. He has a recipe for the process which we discussed in a very engaging conversation. Scot and his wife then boarded his boat and began a slow ride up the east coast, around Nova Scotia, and down the St Lawrence river. His boat is now in storage near Chicago. He and his wife then flew to New Zealand and then Australia for a six week trip. From Australia, Scott called. "Cam," he said, "there's something I need to tell your listeners that I'm learning from this trip. They need to not wait...

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Sean Sullivan and I Discuss the Stroke that Nearly Took Me Out March 21st show art Sean Sullivan and I Discuss the Stroke that Nearly Took Me Out March 21st

What's Working with Cam Marston

Bonus Episode: On 3/21/23, about 8:35am, I suffered a stroke in the right side of my brain. The quick actions of those around me plus the Stroke Code team at USA Hospital in Mobile saved me. This podcast is the recording of the radio broadcast with FMTalk 106.5 Midday Mobile show host (and friend) Sean Sullivan as I recount the story.  Take a listen - some things to learn here that my save you or someone else some day. 

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