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Out to Lunch with John Norris

My lunch guest is a long-time friend who I first met back in 1982. John Norris has an amazing story of public service and a deep love for the world of sustainable agriculture and sustainable energy. We talk about all of that plus, family, the Obama White House, campaigns and his work with the State Public Policy Group. You're just a click away from listening in as we go Out to Lunch at Trostel's Dish and talk business and politics and more. 

The award winning Insight on Business the News Hour with Michael Libbie is the only weekday, hour-long business podcast in the Midwest. The national, regional and local business news along with long-form business interviews can be heard Monday - Friday starting at 5pm Central. You can subscribe on Google PlayPlayerFMPodbeaniTunesStitcher or TuneIn Radio. And you can catch The Business News Hour Week in Review each Sunday at 2pm on News/Talk 1540 KXEL. The Business News Hour is a production of Insight Advertising, Marketing & Communications. You can follow us on Twitter @IoB_NewsHour. 

Quick Bites with Ro Crosbie

Each week we go Out to Lunch with a business thought leader and talk business and you get to listen in on our conversation. BUT...before we order lunch we do Quick Bites...three questions we ask each of our lunch guests: Favorite and most impactful book, movie and if you were NOT doing what you are doing now...what would you love to do? Quick Bites with Ro Crosbie from Tero International as we go Out to Lunch at the Range Grill + Golf

The award winning Insight on Business the News Hour with Michael Libbie is the only weekday, hour-long business podcast in the Midwest. The national, regional and local business news along with long-form business interviews can be heard Monday - Friday starting at 5pm Central. You can subscribe on Google PlayPlayerFMPodbeaniTunesStitcher or TuneIn Radio. And you can catch The Business News Hour Week in Review each Sunday at 2pm on News/Talk 1540 KXEL. The Business News Hour is a production of Insight Advertising, Marketing & Communications. You can follow us on Twitter @IoB_NewsHour. 

People, Jobs, Housing and More with Mary Bontrager

A couple of weeks ago I heard Mary Bontrager the Executive Vice President of Talent Development for the Greater Des Moines Partnership give a stunning report on the number of jobs that are not being filled in Central Iowa due to the fact we simply don't have the people. And that's not just an Iowa issue but something that is being felt all across the Midwest. So, we know the issue...what steps might we take to fix what may take our economy backward? Click through to listen. 

The award winning Insight on Business the News Hour with Michael Libbie is the only weekday, hour-long business podcast in the Midwest. The national, regional and local business news along with long-form business interviews can be heard Monday - Friday starting at 5pm Central. You can subscribe on Google PlayPlayerFMPodbeaniTunesStitcher or TuneIn Radio. And you can catch The Business News Hour Week in Review each Sunday at 2pm on News/Talk 1540 KXEL. The Business News Hour is a production of Insight Advertising, Marketing & Communications. You can follow us on Twitter @IoB_NewsHour. 

The Business News Headlines 4 April 2019

We're in New York for the New York Press Association Spring Convention...but, we're still workin'.  Today:

  • Wall Street stutters as we wait for a U.S./China trade deal;
  • The Bezos divorce is done..who got..what...we'll tell;
  • The median price of a U.S. home hit a record today;
  • Tesla stock tanked;
  • Motel 6 settled a lawsuit and at it's core was immigration;
  • Target employees to get a raise;
  • What happened and why on Wall Street.

Those stories and our guest for The Interview is Paul Allen. Paul was one of the original founders of Ancestry.com and now is the founder of something called SOAR.com. We'll be talking about strengths...did you know there are 34 of them? How knowing what your strengths are or better yet the strengths of your fellow workers or employees can give you a leg up in business. Strap in it's a great conversation. You can hear that here!

Thanks for listening!

What Is Your Strength - Meet Paul Allen

I knew, because this is what we do, that Paul Allen was one of the founders of Ancestry.com but what I didn't know was how his life has been impacted since becoming involved in the "Strengths Movement". (Didn't know there was such a ting...?) Paul has taken the decades old data about the 34 different strengths that are out there and now works with businesses to help them define hiring profiles. We all have different strengths and, according to Paul, those differences are what can make or break a company. Now his new company SOAR.com helps gather these Strengths Coaches all in one place.This is fascinating stuff...go!

The award winning Insight on Business the News Hour with Michael Libbie is the only weekday, hour-long business podcast in the Midwest. The national, regional and local business news along with long-form business interviews can be heard Monday - Friday starting at 5pm Central. You can subscribe on Google PlayPlayerFMPodbeaniTunesStitcher or TuneIn Radio. And you can catch The Business News Hour Week in Review each Sunday at 2pm on News/Talk 1540 KXEL. The Business News Hour is a production of Insight Advertising, Marketing & Communications. You can follow us on Twitter @IoB_NewsHour. 

The D.C. Central Kitchen with Mike Curtin

There is so much packed into this conversation that make sooooo much sense. Meet Mike Curtin the CEO of the D.C. Central Kitchen an inspired 30 year old food program that is more, way more, than food.  You'll hear us talk about how Mike got into the food world and then we launch into defining "Social Enterprise" and how "Food will not end hunger but training will". My thanks to the Des Moines Area MPO for allowing us the time to interview Mike before his speech. You've really got to listen to this....it's really inspired stuff!

The award winning Insight on Business the News Hour with Michael Libbie is the only weekday, hour-long business podcast in the Midwest. The national, regional and local business news along with long-form business interviews can be heard Monday - Friday starting at 5pm Central. You can subscribe on Google PlayPlayerFMPodbeaniTunesStitcher or TuneIn Radio. And you can catch The Business News Hour Week in Review each Sunday at 2pm on News/Talk 1540 KXEL. The Business News Hour is a production of Insight Advertising, Marketing & Communications. You can follow us on Twitter @IoB_NewsHour.

Finding News Paths to Success with Karen Albritton

Recently Karen Albritton a partner with the Newport Board Group spoke to the American Marketing Association - Iowa Chapter about business growth. About the things that stand in the way of finding new pathways to success. It happens at businesses large and small. Here we take a deep dive into why that happens and what can be done to "right the ship".  Karen Albritton a click away... 

The award winning Insight on Business the News Hour with Michael Libbie is the only weekday, hour-long business podcast in the Midwest. The national, regional and local business news along with long-form business interviews can be heard Monday - Friday starting at 5pm Central. You can subscribe on Google PlayPlayerFMPodbeaniTunesStitcher or TuneIn Radio. And you can catch The Business News Hour Week in Review each Sunday at 2pm on News/Talk 1540 KXEL. The Business News Hour is a production of Insight Advertising, Marketing & Communications. You can follow us on Twitter @IoB_NewsHour.

Effective Communication Starts With Listening…

Our topic today is effective communication and it all starts by being an "active listener". Wayne Bruns of Tero International and I chat about tips you can use everyday to improve your skills at not only listening but also encouraging conversation and discussion at work or at home. I think you'll enjoy what you'll be "actively" listening to.... 

The award winning Insight on Business the News Hour with Michael Libbie is the only weekday, hour-long business podcast in the Midwest. The national, regional and local business news along with long-form business interviews can be heard Monday - Friday starting at 5pm Central. You can subscribe on Google PlayPlayerFMPodbeaniTunesStitcher or TuneIn Radio. And you can catch The Business News Hour Week in Review each Sunday at 2pm on News/Talk 1540 KXEL. The Business News Hour is a production of Insight Advertising, Marketing & Communications. You can follow us on Twitter @IoB_NewsHour.

Becoming an Effective Communicator with Carlos Alvarez

Becoming an effective communicator doesn't always come naturally. But, once you master the techniques your efforts at communicating ideas, direction and purpose there's a positive impact on your career and personal life. In this segment I'll visit with Carlos Alvarez a Senior Training Consultant with Tero International. Carlos has, for years, taught something called "Impact - Speak Your Way to Success" and we'll talk about who takes the course and why. Plus Carlos will offer some tips to help you better understand effective communication.

The award winning Insight on Business the News Hour with Michael Libbie is the only weekday, hour-long business podcast in the Midwest. The national, regional and local business news along with long-form business interviews can be heard Monday - Friday starting at 5pm Central. You can subscribe on Google PlayPlayerFMPodbeaniTunesStitcher or TuneIn Radio. And you can catch The Business News Hour Week in Review each Sunday at 2pm on News/Talk 1540 KXEL. The Business News Hour is a production of Insight Advertising, Marketing & Communications. You can follow us on Twitter @IoB_NewsHour.

The Economic Climate of Iowa with Georgia VanGundy

We welcome back Georgia VanGundy the CEO of the Iowa Business Council a group made up of the 23 largest employers in the state. Today the IBC released their Competitive Dashboard that measures how Iowa competes nationally in five areas of concern:

  • Economic Growth
  • Education & Workforce
  • Governance
  • Health & Wellness
  • Demographics & Diversity

We look at each area, discuss what is working and what needs work. How does Iowa rank when looking at the economic factors here?  Click through to learn more. 

The award winning Insight on Business the News Hour with Michael Libbie is the only weekday, hour-long business podcast in the Midwest. The national, regional and local business news along with long-form business interviews can be heard Monday - Friday starting at 5pm Central. You can subscribe on Google PlayPlayerFMPodbeaniTunesStitcher or TuneIn Radio. And you can catch The Business News Hour Week in Review each Sunday at 2pm on News/Talk 1540 KXEL. The Business News Hour is a production of Insight Advertising, Marketing & Communications. You can follow us on Twitter @IoB_NewsHour.