Month: August 2015

Lifelong Learning with Dr. Rachel Winston

Do you have a high school student at home?  Debby and I have a couple, and many conversations focus on future plans.  Today’s Table Top Inventing podcast guest, Dr. Rachel Winston is an expert on the subject of college planning.

050 – More Input with Rachel Winston

How can a math deficiency be a roadblock to your dreams? What does one do with 12 different college degrees? How can a college education prepare you for the new career landscape? With this focus, it should not surprise you that we seek out friends and colleagues such as Dr. Rachel Winston, a math-teacher with a passion to see high school students get into whatever college most fires their imagination. Rachel believes that education should ignite the brain’s excitement for learning. Her passion for students, though, is very practical as anyone could observe by visiting her in the classroom. I hope every student can discover the passion for learning Rachel has found.

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Life Lessons and Innovation with Phil Drake

Have you ever heard the phrase, “Work smarter, not harder”?  What tools come to mind with that phrase? Maybe computers?   Phil Drake, today’s Table Top Inventing Podcast guest, had that thought too as he was looking for ways to automate

049 – Running the Numbers with Phil Drake

How important are failures in the process of success? Just how different is a career in computer science in 1977 from the same degree in 2015? Can small town students find success in the “real world”? Today’s guest is no stranger to innovation. Phil Drake started programming a computer in 1977 when computers still had to be programmed by hand if you wanted them to do anything. You might think that such a forward thinking individual would come from New York City or LA or San Francisco, but this entrepreneur started life on a farm as the son of the local “tax man”. Let’s listen in to the story of a fascinating homegrown businessman.

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Entrepreneurial Spirit with Kirk Bowman

Do you have an entrepreneurial spirit?  Have you wondered how to instill that same spirit in your kids?  If this sounds like you, you’re in the right place with today’s Table Top Inventing podcast guest Kirk Bowman and I.  Pull

048 – The Value of Entrepreneurship with Kirk Bowman

How does a music teacher for a school district create a successful software business? What is the connection between entrepreneurial thinking and great school performance? How can farm work encourage a young man to become an entrepreneur? Listen in for the wide ranging answers in today’s podcast!

Today our guest, Kirk Bowman, is from the great state of Texas, and he and I discuss the effects of entrepreneurial tendencies on his life trajectory. He started his first business as a farm kid selling blackberries and now has a software company and is starting a consulting business focused on helping businesses properly price their products. Join me for a fascinating discussion about how entrepreneurial thinking can shape your world.

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The ultimate quest with Ed Kless

Have you wondered what drives some people to stratospheric success while others slowly fade into mediocrity?  We explore the foundation of these two paths in today’s Table Top Inventing Podcast episode. What is the ultimate quest?  You’ll have to listen

047 – Great Questions with Ed Kless

Is it possible that questions are more powerful than answers? What is the ultimate question? What are the Latin roots of the word “educate”? Today, Ed Kless and I will delve into deep water. Ed is a fellow podcaster. He is a businessman. He is a philosopher. He is a thespian. Let’s find out more about our fascinating guest.

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