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Bauer Business Focus: Michael Holthouse

Posted on · This Sunday is Lemonade Day, a nationwide event designed to teach children how to run a business. Lemonade Day is creation of Michael Holthouse, founder of IT services firm Paranet and the non-profit Prepared 4 Life. Holthouse joins Andrew Schneider on this week's "Bauer Business Focus" to discuss Lemonade Day and his work in training the next generation of entrepreneurs.

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Bauer Business Focus: Michael Ahearne

Posted on · The National Collegiate Sales Competition may lack the high profile of the Final Four, but for would-be salespeople, it has all the career-making potential of the NCAA tournament. The University of Houston Bauer College of Business team took first place at this year’s sales competition. Michael Ahearne heads the school’s Sales Excellence Institute. He joins Andrew Schneider on this week’s “Bauer Business Focus” to discuss the competition, as well as how sports can translate to a career in sales.  

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Bauer Business Focus: Jeff Reeter

Posted on · According to the Centers for Disease Control, the average U.S. life expectancy at birth has reached a record 78 years and continues to rise. That's leading to explosive growth in the use of health care services for the elderly, as well as in their costs. Jeff Reeter is managing partner of the Houston office of the Texas Financial Group, part of the Northwestern Mutual network. He joins Andrew Schneider on this week's "Bauer Business Focus" to discuss the challenges of long-term care.

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Bauer Business Focus: Shinichiro Akiba

Posted on · Monday marks one month since a massive earthquake and tsunami struck Japan, triggering the worst nuclear accident since Chernobyl. Shinichiro Akiba is president of Toshiba International Corporation, as well as of the Japan Business Association of Houston. He joins Andrew Schneider on this week's "Bauer Business Focus" to discuss how Houston's Japanese business community is dealing with these disasters.

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Bauer Business Focus: Ian Powell

Posted on · Houston has weathered the drop off in new home construction better than much of the country, but it hasn't been immune. Ian Powell — president of the Houston chapter of the American Institute of Architects and a partner with architecture firm PBK — joins Andrew Schneider on this week's "Bauer Business Focus" to discuss how tough economic conditions are affecting his industry.

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Bauer Business Focus: Walter Ulrich

Posted on · Last year, Forbes Magazine singled out the Houston Technology Center as one of ten technology incubators that are changing the world. Walter Ulrich, president and CEO of the center, joins Andrew Schneider on this week's "Bauer Business Focus" to talk about the center's efforts to transform Houston into a hub of high technology

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Bauer Business Focus: Latha Ramchand

Posted on · Civil wars and nuclear disasters on the other side of the world have an instant effect on companies right here in Houston. Latha Ramchand, Interim Dean of the University of Houston's Bauer College of Business, joins Andrew Schneider on this week's "Bauer Business Focus" to talk about risk management, as well as about her vision for the school.

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Bauer Business Focus: Kevin Simon & Glenn Cordúa

Posted on · The last few years have shown plenty of industries once thought recession-proof are anything but. Alcohol may be one of the few exceptions. Professors Kevin Simon and Glenn Cordúa of the University of Houston's Conrad N. Hilton College of Hotel and Restaurant Management join Andrew Schneider on this week's "Bauer Business Focus" to talk about alcohol and the industry behind it.

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Bauer Business Focus: Partha Krishnamurthy

Posted on · Government investigators recently issued a report, stating that onboard electronics played no role in the runaway acceleration of several Toyota cars and SUVs. That still left other potential problems, such as gas pedals getting tangled in floor mats. Last week, the company recalled another 2 million vehicles, pushing the total number of recalls to 10 million. Partha Krishnamurthy of the Bauer College of Business joins Andrew Schneider on this week's "Bauer Business Focus" to talk about how publicity over the recalls has affected the company and its brand.

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Bauer Business Focus: Jim Hawkins

Posted on · The Credit CARD Act of 2009 was meant to block aggressive marketing of credit cards to college students. That's not what's happening, according to a study by Professor Jim Hawkins of the University of Houston Law Center. Hawkins joins Andrew Schneider on this week's "Bauer Business Focus."

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Bauer Business Focus: Janine Iannarelli

Posted on · In the wake of the financial meltdown, the private jet became a stand in for luxury and waste. But the money a business traveler saves by flying coach may be small change compared to contracts lost because of travel delays. Janine Iannarelli — founder and president of Houston-based Par Avion Limited — joins Andrew Schneider on this week's "Bauer Business Focus" to discuss how business aviation can be a cost saver.

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Bauer Business Focus: Jackie Kacen

Posted on · If you go to the grocery store and don't have a list in hand of precisely what you want to buy, chances are you may wind up spending more than you intended. Jackie Kacen — Clinical Professor of Marketing at the Bauer College of Business — joins Andrew Schneider on this week's "Bauer Business Focus" to discuss her research on impulse buying.

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Bauer Business Focus: Victor Wayhan

Posted on · Supply chains incorporate every step in business from gathering raw materials to the checkout counter. But they're rarely the first specialty that leaps to mind for prospective MBAs. Victor Wayhan — a professor at the Bauer College of Business — joins Andrew Schneider on this week's "Bauer Business Focus" to discuss what's involved in shaping the next generation of supply chain managers.

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Bauer Business Focus: Marty Durbin

Posted on · It's been more than three months since the Obama administration lifted the ban on deepwater drilling it imposed in the wake of the Gulf of Mexico oil spill. As yet, there have been no new drilling permits issued. Marty Durbin — executive vice president of the American Petroleum Institute — joins Andrew Schneider on this week's "Bauer Business Focus" to discuss how the delay is affecting the oil industry.