13 episodes

This is a show in which you will meet surprising business people. The nun from Corpus Christi who founded the top microlender in the country. The black man who grew up in Jim Crow Mississippi who - to his surprise - took over the chairmanship of the nation’s 2nd largest bank following the 2008 crisis. A 17 year-old girl in Round Rock Texas who has cracked the code of 2 different social media platforms, on the way to building her multi-million dollar business, a business which she runs in between studying as a junior in high school and going to band practice. A San Antonio restaurateur whose roots go back to the earliest days of settling the Panhandle of Texas, and whose favorite days are when his restaurant is empty.

This is also a show in which you will hear about the complexities of business - business not about announcing the latest earnings, and certainly not the latest product pitches. But I mean the complexity of business as a calling, as a life-project. Business as a way to make a living, yes, but also where failure might be - and often is - just around the corner. Business as a project that makes us ask ourselves. What is success? And also, what do I still not know?

No Hill For A Climber Texas Public Radio

    • Business
    • 5.0 • 21 Ratings

This is a show in which you will meet surprising business people. The nun from Corpus Christi who founded the top microlender in the country. The black man who grew up in Jim Crow Mississippi who - to his surprise - took over the chairmanship of the nation’s 2nd largest bank following the 2008 crisis. A 17 year-old girl in Round Rock Texas who has cracked the code of 2 different social media platforms, on the way to building her multi-million dollar business, a business which she runs in between studying as a junior in high school and going to band practice. A San Antonio restaurateur whose roots go back to the earliest days of settling the Panhandle of Texas, and whose favorite days are when his restaurant is empty.

This is also a show in which you will hear about the complexities of business - business not about announcing the latest earnings, and certainly not the latest product pitches. But I mean the complexity of business as a calling, as a life-project. Business as a way to make a living, yes, but also where failure might be - and often is - just around the corner. Business as a project that makes us ask ourselves. What is success? And also, what do I still not know?

    The Slow Food Zealot

    The Slow Food Zealot

    Inspired over the decades by the farm-to-table movement of Alice Waters’ Chez Panisse and Michael Pollan’s Omnivore’s Dilemma, Dorsey Barger has pursued her businesses as a zealot. Barger’s East Side Cafe in Austin, TX, and now urban farm are part of her mission to improve the way we eat, and the way we grow food.

    • 19 min
    From Hobby to Obsession to Business

    From Hobby to Obsession to Business

    When Vera Deckard's obsession for brewing began to overwhelm their modest house, her husband Brent suggested they go pro. They set out to create a German-style brewpub that could serve as a third space, a neighborhood meeting place for friends and families. Success, to them, means delighting customers and attracting employees who want to run their own brewpub some day.

    • 28 min
    Her Religious Mission Became A Financial Mission

    Her Religious Mission Became A Financial Mission

    Janie Barrera founded one of the largest and most successful non-profit business microlenders in the country. Her journey to that founding has roots in her youth in Corpus Christi, Texas, and by no means was Barrera’s a typical path to starting a finance company.

    • 18 min
    A Restaurateur's Journey to Overcome His Fears

    A Restaurateur's Journey to Overcome His Fears

    Tirso Sigg took a leap of faith coming to the United States from Mexico and taking a job at Disney World for which he wasn't quite qualified. Thanks to a little luck and a lot of ingenuity, he now owns a restaurant business and went on a personal journey to overcome his fear of the unknown.

    • 24 min
    Breaking Taboos In Sex And Religion

    Breaking Taboos In Sex And Religion

    Younger Melissa Jones would never have believed, as a teen growing up in good standing with the Church of Latter Day Saints, what older Melissa Jones now does. Her Sexology Institute in downtown San Antonio grew directly from her experience within the Mormon Church, but eventually led her very far from her childhood roots in Provo, Utah.

    • 22 min
    An Unlikely Bank Chairman At The Worst Time

    An Unlikely Bank Chairman At The Worst Time

    Walter Massey’s journey from Jim Crow Mississippi to a doctorate in physics and the heights of academic leadership were just the first act in the screenplay of his life.

    • 21 min

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