26 episodes

The Harbert College of Business Podcast offers insights for advancing careers and lives. The podcasts feature Harbert’s alumni, faculty, industry experts and proven thought leaders who bring perspectives from a broad base of business experience. You’ll hear from entrepreneurs and high-level executives who share what they have learned while building successful careers.

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The Harbert College of Business Podcast offers insights for advancing careers and lives. The podcasts feature Harbert’s alumni, faculty, industry experts and proven thought leaders who bring perspectives from a broad base of business experience. You’ll hear from entrepreneurs and high-level executives who share what they have learned while building successful careers.

    Listen to your gut: Bo Patel

    Listen to your gut: Bo Patel

    That college degree is just the start of your learning, says Bo Patel, principal at Axion US and a 1998 Harbert graduate. It’s an ongoing process in the business world. And that process won’t be “lollipops and unicorns” all the time, he says. There’ll be fear and failure along the way, but it’s important to keep that in perspective: “Fear is a great motivator. It can stop you, but it also can keep you going because you don’t want to fail.”

    • 37 min
    ‘Nothing beats boots on the ground’: Meghan Michel

    ‘Nothing beats boots on the ground’: Meghan Michel

    Meghan Michel, a real estate manager for Whataburger, says algorithms and other forms of technology are helpful, but there’s no substitute for seeing a property firsthand. In this podcast, she discusses the complex business of finding and acquiring commercial restaurant property. Michel is a 2016 graduate of Harbert’s Master of Real Estate Development program and co-chair of the MRED Alumni Council.

    • 22 min
    Managing music makers’ money: Kella Farris

    Managing music makers’ money: Kella Farris

    Kella Farris, who has a degree in finance and an MBA from Harbert,  sees the creative and the financial sides of the music business. In this podcast, she discusses how her company helps recording artists and songwriters deal with the business side of music as their streams of creativity lead to streams of income.

    • 27 min
    ‘Chief Fun Monster’ gets serious results: Scott Flynn

    ‘Chief Fun Monster’ gets serious results: Scott Flynn

    As chief commercial officer of Play Monster Group, Scott Flynn has serious responsibilities, but he also enjoys his title of Chief Fun Monster at the toy company. The 1985 Harbert management graduate discusses the intersection of sales and marketing and the healthy development that toys can provide for children.

    • 27 min
    Moving from music to beer: Nick Purdy

    Moving from music to beer: Nick Purdy

    Before founding the craft brewer Wild Heaven Beer, Nick Purdy was founding publisher of Paste, a music magazine nominated four times for a National Magazine Award. The 1993 Harbert marketing graduate made his move into the craft beer business and has seen the industry grow significantly, despite the competition from major national brewers. It’s a long-term business model that requires investors to be patient.

    • 30 min
    Making a big impact with small margins: Andy Garlington

    Making a big impact with small margins: Andy Garlington

    The data-driven approach Andy Garlington followed in the for-profit sector still applies in his new job as CFO of Centerstone, a not-for-profit behavioral health care system. Because “what gets measured gets done,” he said, it’s important to consider data even in a not-for-profit organization that uses its revenue to sustain and further its mission rather than to generate profits paid to individuals. Garlington holds dual bachelor’s degrees in accounting and finance from Harbert. 

    • 27 min

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9 Ratings

caden dyess ,

Hey uncle curry

I love your podcast and I miss you

JJBagoose ,

Great guests and great insight

War Eagle!! I love the interviews that this podcast has had and will have in the future. So great to hear business leaders in the Auburn alumni sphere talk about what they do, how they operate in the business world, and advice for up and coming business leaders of tomorrow.

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