90 episodes

The Mays MasterCast is the flagship podcast of Mays Business School at Texas A&M University. We share insights into how business and business school works, while sharing our culture and lives with listeners. Our guests include current students, professors, alumni, and friends of the university who have distinguished themselves in the business world. In every episode, our hope is to find counter-intuitive insight, vulnerability, and humor. Our goal is to be the world’s premier business school podcast.

Mays MasterCast Ben Wiggins & Mays Business School

    • Business
    • 5.0, 52 Ratings

The Mays MasterCast is the flagship podcast of Mays Business School at Texas A&M University. We share insights into how business and business school works, while sharing our culture and lives with listeners. Our guests include current students, professors, alumni, and friends of the university who have distinguished themselves in the business world. In every episode, our hope is to find counter-intuitive insight, vulnerability, and humor. Our goal is to be the world’s premier business school podcast.

    Micro-Gravity, Low Earth Orbit, and the Continual Free-Fall w/ Stephanie Murphy

    Micro-Gravity, Low Earth Orbit, and the Continual Free-Fall w/ Stephanie Murphy

    On today’s show, we welcome a familiar face, Ms. Stephanie Murphy! Stephanie talks on the "out-of-this-world" business she owns, sending Aggie rings into space, and the probable future of Space Tourism. Ms. Murphy currently serves as the Executive Chair of the Board for MEI Technologies and founded Alpha Space Test and Research Alliance. MEIT is a woman-owned small business that provides innovative technology services and solutions in the Space Access, Engineering, Modeling and Simulation, and IT/Cyber industries. Additionally, she is a member of the NASA Johnson Space Center Joint Leadership Team and serves on the Board of AM Biotechnologies and the Bay Area Houston Economic Partnership. Ms. Murphy holds her business degree AND Executive Master of Business Administration from Texas A&M University. We hope you enjoy the episode!
    TIMESTAMPS:
    (4:05) Family Dynamics
    (8:30) Engineering and Business
    (13:57) Road to Mays
    (16:07) MEI Technology’s Mission
    (37:34) Milestones in Science
    (37:59) Challenges in Space
    (39:42) Managing Technical Projects
    (42:24) Entrepreneurship Tips
    (45:02) Rapid Fire

    • 58 min
    Bitcoin, Traffic Volume, and the Black Circle of the Camera w/ Victoria Fernandez

    Bitcoin, Traffic Volume, and the Black Circle of the Camera w/ Victoria Fernandez

    On today’s show, we have Ms. Victoria Fernandez. Some of you may recognize her from her frequent appearances on CNBC, Bloomberg, and other shows! Ms. Fernandez currently serves as the Chief Market Strategist for Crossmark Global Investments. Before joining Crossmark Global, she spent 18 years at Fayez Sarofim & Company where she worked her way from Associate to Municipal Portfolio Manager and to Head Trader for the Fixed Income division. Ms. Fernandez earned her BA from Rice University and an MBA from Mays Business School here at Texas A&M University. She works with several philanthropic organizations in the Houston community where she resides with her children and family.
    TIMESTAMPS:
    (7:15) Road to Mays 
    (13:46) Crossmark Global: Investment Company 
    (16:50) Discussion about the Market
    (24:15) Best Career Moment
    (25:39) Speaking on TV
    (33:43) Local Nonprofits and Literacy Efforts
    https://literacystrong.com
    (37:27) The Value of a CFA and MBA
    (39:41) Rapid Fire

    • 59 min
    The Career Jungle Gym and Racing to the Cereal w/ Andrea Mayes

    The Career Jungle Gym and Racing to the Cereal w/ Andrea Mayes

    On today’s show – we have Ms. Andrea Mayes. Ms. Mayes is currently a Consultant for Sterling, which is a business consultancy that helps mobilize nonprofit organizations and the people behind them. Before joining Sterling in 2017, she served as a Consultant at Kinder Morgan, working on pipeline integrity. Her experience also includes a 3-year stint in education as Teach for America teacher in Houston ISD. Ms. Mayes is a graduate of our Professional MBA program in the Class of 2016.
    We appreciate Andrea coming on and urge you to check out Andrea and her team over at sterlingnonprofits.com!
    TIMESTAMPS: 
    (3:33) Road to Mays
    (6:30) Team Building Questions
    (10:22) How has quarantine affected you?
    (14:06) Teach for America, Make a Wish Foundation, and the Woods Project 
    (19:55) Career Jungle Gym
    (24:24) Message to Mothers
    (27:07) Vietnam International Trip
    (33:25) What motivated you to get an MBA?
    (35:26) Nonprofit Consulting
    (37:37) Rapid Fire

    • 1 hr 1 min
    The Dog Doc's Calling and Stepping Outside the Lines w/ Mike Mark, DVM

    The Dog Doc's Calling and Stepping Outside the Lines w/ Mike Mark, DVM

    Please welcome the Owner of Pet Vet Hospitals, Dr. Mike Mark! Dr. Mark was predestined to work with animals at a very young age, leaned into the familial veterinary practice, and later became the "Dog Doc." After many years in the business, Mike brought together many organizations and revolutionized the pet industry to a more sustainable and profitable profession. Mike and Ben dive into some tough truths about the industry and find many silver linings to the practice of caregiving. From fixing beloved pets to flying high in the sky, we hope you enjoy this week's episode with Dr. Mike Mark! 
    We encourage you to learn more about Mike and his team at: https://www.petvethospitals.com/
    (4:08) Good Morning
    (6:37) Career Journey
    (13:04) Veterinarians and Business
    (23:33) Growing Pet Industry
    (34:31) Challenges Faced by Veterinarians
    (51:51) Dr. Mark’s Legacy
    (58:57) Rapid Fire
    (65:25) Vet Business Insights
    (72:05) Suicide Rates and Euthanization

    • 1 hr 19 min
    George Floyd, Social Dominance Theory, and Deep Work w/ Anjuan & Aneika Simmons

    George Floyd, Social Dominance Theory, and Deep Work w/ Anjuan & Aneika Simmons

    Please welcome widely regarded public speakers and A&M alumni, Anjuan and Aneika Simmons! In light of recent events, today's show features many conversations about race and the Black Experience. Dr. Simmons shares some of her research on Social Dominance Theory, Creative Performance, and Organizational Justice. And Mr. Simmons shares how all can mitigate burnout and conquer stress even with the current pandemic at play. We hope you all are staying safe and appreciate your support.
    We encourage you all to check out some of Aneika's and Anjuan's work at https://anjuansimmons.com/talks/managing-the-burnout-burndown/
    And give them shout and follow on twitter @anjuan & @aneika 

    • 1 hr 36 min
    Injecting Super Serum, Thrown Off the Coaster & the Tech Revolution Aftereffects w/ Eric L. Dunavant

    Injecting Super Serum, Thrown Off the Coaster & the Tech Revolution Aftereffects w/ Eric L. Dunavant

    Please welcome Author and President of Paradiem, Eric L. Dunavant '95! Eric talks about getting thrown off the roller coaster in business, changing the equation with generosity, and course-correcting why inheritance and assistance can help future generations. Eric also shares stories about helping families through the difficult conversations surrounding inheritance. Key tips down the road, goals that bring unity or the unexpected ones. We appreciate Eric coming on to the show and hope you enjoy the episode!
    We urge you to check out Eric's book: What if We've Been Doing It All Wrong?: Rethinking the Heart of Ownership (https://amzn.to/3gBlsb8)

    • 1 hr 10 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
52 Ratings

52 Ratings

a.fares. ,

Amazing guests

Extremely relatable yet inspirational. Great listen

Robbie Parr '99 ,

The perfect podcast for hungry minds.

Brilliantly conceived and executed, every episode brings compelling insight. The discussions are thoughtfully specific to topic yet elegantly balanced so that the listener can grow as a student, an entrepreneur, and as a human being.

Authoritative and thought provoking as TED, as inquisitive and thorough as Malcolm Gladwell, it adds a passion and heart that results in some of the most honest and vulnerable discussions I’ve ever heard.

WLPeel ,

It’s Truly aMAYSing

Every Monday morning I look forward to starting my week listening to the Mays MasterCast. It’s inspiring, refreshing and often thought provoking - a “slice of life” infused with humor and humanity. I highly recommend it!

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