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The Open Boardroom

Sep 2, 2016

The use of CADD software has perhaps become so ubiquitous that we underestimate its potential for innovation. James Mauler of Cadnetics has spent decades working with the software, and he predicts a new future for the industry. The potential for AutoCad to influence the design of a new building or space is well...


Jul 21, 2016

The restaurant business is hard. It's a fast-paced high-stakes industry, and running a restaurant means keeping a grip on a dozen different variables--employees, product, customer experience, marketing, and so on. When Tom opened the first Mad Mex, he knew that he was making a gamble he could win. Today, some 14 Mad...


Jul 7, 2016

Important: This is the first episode of my new partnership with the Observer Reporter Newspaper, and it's also the first time I did a Skype interview for the show, so please excuse the shift in quality while we sort out the learning curve. This episode was an act of selfishness on my part. I read the book Console Wars,...


Jun 23, 2016

In addition to his work as Athletic Director of Blackhawk High School, Jack Fullen also serves as the president for WPIAL (Western Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic League). Over the course of his career, Fullen has seen the business of high school sports evolve alongside a changing landscape in education. In...


Jun 9, 2016

In the world of politics, the tendency on the general public's part is to focus on high-profile presidential elections, and every facet of government below that fades into the background. Local government, even though it might not receive the same level of attention, can have a profound impact on communities and...