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Welcome to Directionally Correct, where we talk about recent news stories and how it might effect your business. With a "ripped from the headlines" style, Greg Saltsman and Alicia Hicks discuss the latest issues, information and cutting edge trends and ways your business can benefit.

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Welcome to Directionally Correct, where we talk about recent news stories and how it might effect your business. With a "ripped from the headlines" style, Greg Saltsman and Alicia Hicks discuss the latest issues, information and cutting edge trends and ways your business can benefit.

    Gen Z Entrepreneurs - How they think about business and what you shoud know.

    Gen Z Entrepreneurs - How they think about business and what you shoud know.

    One of the most commented-on topics in the media today is the question of how to work with Millennials. In this podcast, we speak with someone who almost exclusively works with the even younger Generation Z entrepreneurs - Matt Smilor, Director of the Values and Ventures Business Plan Competition at TCU.

    • 24 min
    Will The Coming Downturn Spur MORE Innovation?

    Will The Coming Downturn Spur MORE Innovation?

    Most of our topics on this podcast have been focused on established industries and businesses we've all heard of before. But there's a lot going on right now with small business and entrepreneurship. We're seeing more investment from PE firms and family offices in start-up ventures especially in the medical field. So we thought we'd reach out to an expert in this area. Greg Saltsman talks with Cameron Cushman, Director of Innovation Ecosystems at the University of North Texas Health Science Center.

    • 22 min
    Turnarounds, Bankruptcy & Restructuring with Josh Eppich of Bonds Ellis, LLP

    Turnarounds, Bankruptcy & Restructuring with Josh Eppich of Bonds Ellis, LLP

    We've talked a lot on this podcast about the state of turnarounds in the U.S. right now with our coverage of the Turnaround Management Association and their conferences. We've said it before - an economic downturn is expected in the next 18-24 months. In this episode of Directionally Correct, we get perspective from someone in the turnaround business. Greg Saltsman talks with Josh Eppich, partner at the law firm of Bonds Ellis in Fort Worth, Texas.

    • 18 min
    The True Cost of Turnover and What To Do About It.

    The True Cost of Turnover and What To Do About It.

    Turnover sucks. It's hard on your staff, your customers and your brand. But do you know what the actual dollar cost of a lost employee is? We look at research from the Drucker Institute and talk about our own experience, offering insights on things you can do to lower the high cost of employee turnover in your business.

    • 26 min
    Improving performance: One Metric or Many?

    Improving performance: One Metric or Many?

    Should you align your entire organization to one performance metric? A well known VC firm says "yes". We respectfully disagree. This week on Directionally Correct we discuss the One Metric Dilemma, and how to choose the right metric (or metrics) for your organization.

    • 24 min
    Update: The unfolding and interesting story of CSX Railroad

    Update: The unfolding and interesting story of CSX Railroad

    We revisit the story of CSX Railroad with an update on the company's strategy and how it appears to be going.

    • 25 min

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