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Walton Productions presents: Be EPIC The Podcast featuring Dr. Matt Waller. In each episode you will hear from guests that will inspire you to be epic. As experts in their field, they will emphasize strategy, leadership, and entrepreneurship. This programming will highlight innovation and cutting-edge information that will leave you wanting more. Be sure to connect with Matt Waller on LinkedIn to join the conversation, access show notes and discover fantastic bonus content.

Walton Productions Be EPIC Podcast Walton Productions Be EPIC Podcast

    • Education
    • 4.6, 11 Ratings

Walton Productions presents: Be EPIC The Podcast featuring Dr. Matt Waller. In each episode you will hear from guests that will inspire you to be epic. As experts in their field, they will emphasize strategy, leadership, and entrepreneurship. This programming will highlight innovation and cutting-edge information that will leave you wanting more. Be sure to connect with Matt Waller on LinkedIn to join the conversation, access show notes and discover fantastic bonus content.

    Brian Shaw discusses his start in the real estate industry and gives EPIC advice to current students

    Brian Shaw discusses his start in the real estate industry and gives EPIC advice to current students

    Brian Shaw is the CEO and Principal of Cushman & Wakefield | Sage Partners in Rogers, AR. Brian first became interested in studying real estate in high school, and chose to study industrial engineering. However, Brian decided to study in the Sam M. Walton College of Business in pursuit of the strategic business side of real estate. He then went on to earn his MBA at the University of Denver with a focus in real estate and construction management. Brian discusses working in an ever-changing industry, his vision for the Pinnacle area in Rogers, and provides EPIC advice to current Walton College students.

    • 18 min
    Pu Liu discusses the Master of Science in Finance degree and the importance of financial literacy

    Pu Liu discusses the Master of Science in Finance degree and the importance of financial literacy

    Dr. Pu Liu is a professor of finance and chairman of the department of finance at the Sam M. Walton College of Business. Liu recognized the importance of a Master of Science in Finance program after seeing the need to address the challenges of a digital economy driven by technology and innovation. In this program, students learn essential financial skills and gain the expertise to excel in their careers.

    • 19 min
    Reynie Rutledge discusses the challenges faced in banking and owning an expanding community bank

    Reynie Rutledge discusses the challenges faced in banking and owning an expanding community bank

    Reynie Rutledge is the President and CEO of First Security Bancorp, a bank that began in Searcy, AR, and now has locations throughout the state. Reynie is a recent inductee into the Arkansas Business Hall of fame. After graduating with a degree in industrial engineering, he returned to get an MBA from the Walton College of Business.

    • 16 min
    Terry Esper explains his experience with racism in academia and how to be an anti-racist

    Terry Esper explains his experience with racism in academia and how to be an anti-racist

    Terry Esper is an Associate Professor of Logistics in the Department of Marketing and Logistics at the Fisher College of Business at The Ohio State University. Dr. Esper was previously the Oren Harris Endowed Chair of Logistics and associate professor of supply chain management at the Sam M. Walton College of Business. During his time at the University of Arkansas, Terry was the executive director of the Walton College’s supply chain management research center. He has also taught supply chain management at the University of Tennesee. His research in the area of last-mile logistics has brought to light the racial injustices experienced by Black delivery drivers. As a Black man in supply chain management, Terry has a unique experience and sheds light on what can be done about the racial injustices in America.

    • 26 min
    Gerald Alley discusses what led to his induction into the Arkansas Business Hall of Fame

    Gerald Alley discusses what led to his induction into the Arkansas Business Hall of Fame

    Gerald Alley is the founder and CEO of Con-Real, LP, a diverse company providing construction, real estate, program management, and technology and innovation services to clients and is one of the nation’s largest minority-owned businesses. He was recently inducted into the Arkansas Business Hall of Fame. Prior to the business college becoming the Sam M. Walton College of Business, Gerald was challenged by his mother to broaden his horizons, leave his home town of Pine Bluff, and study in Fayetteville. In this episode, Gerald talks about his time at the University, and the lessons he learned that helped him achieve success.

    • 22 min
    Brian Fugate discusses the creation of the new Master's of Science in Supply Chain Management

    Brian Fugate discusses the creation of the new Master's of Science in Supply Chain Management

    Brian Fugate is a professor, Oren Harris Chair in transportation, and chair of the Department of Supply Chain Management at the Sam M. Walton College of Business. His innovation in this area led to the creation of the Masters of Science in Supply Chain Management program. This program will equip students with the knowledge and expertise to excel in their careers and bring a unique perspective to their companies.

    • 19 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
11 Ratings

11 Ratings

ess004 ,

One of my favorite podcasts

Perfect podcast for alumni wanting to stay involved with their Alma Mater! Dean Waller is a great interviewer with quality insights derived from industry experience. The guests are top notch too.

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this guy has one of the most annoying voices

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