January 28, 2020
Bryan Miller looks a little different than he did when his dad Larry asked him to manage the Miller Motorsports Speedway years ago. Bryan recognized, and appreciated, the great sacrifices his parents made to bring the Larry H. Miller Enterprises (Utah Jazz) into fruition here in Salt Lake City, but he also came to realize that he doesn't have to make the same sacrifices in order for him to make his unique contributions. Bryan now serves as a personal coach, a board member of the LHM Companies and Executive Director of Culture in the family biz. As he and his family know full well, it's hard to make money, but it may be even harder to give it away.
I'm grateful to corporate gratitude expert Kristin Petrucci for introducing us and sharing her message. I think it resonated with Bryan. I know it did with me!
January 21, 2020
Salt Lake County Counselwoman Aimee Winder Newton is running for Governor of Utah. Aimee and I discussed Utah history, public lands, education, mental health, real-estate development, the 2nd Amendment and a few other miscellaneous items. Aimee also shares some personal details about her family life and what is motivating her to seek political office. Thank you Aimee for sharing your great insights and compassion for the people of Utah. Keep fighting the good fight! Check out aimeeforgovernor.com to learn how you can support her campaign.
Lindsey Petersen, Director of Operations at The Tyler Robinson Foundation, joined me for the second hour and explained how Imagine Dragons is helping families impacted by pediatric cancer. Thanks for sharing as much as you could Lindsey! I'm looking forward to hearing about what Imagine Dragons has up its sleeve for 2020.
January 14, 2020
James William Peppe shaped up as a "New World Man" who wants to run a big machine - the United States of America. James is a moderate/conservative Texas business/family man who believes he has what it takes to bring our country together, so he's seeking the 2020 Republican Party nomination. James and I discussed a broad range of issues including our divisive political climate, immigration, Presidential character, ethics, the ability to compromise and preserving our public lands. James also explained his college ties to Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh, as I selectively dropped Rush song references throughout in honor of the great philosopher, Neil Peart.
Good luck in the "limelight" Pep and thanks for sharing your insights! As a liberal NY'er (or am I a conservative Utah'n?), I think you may be 1/2 right!
R.I.P. Professor Peart.
January 7, 2020
Mo Evans started “bucking the system” at a young age, and continues to do so today. In 2001 Mo left college, declared for the NBA draft and hosted a party on draft night, which seemed reasonable considering he was projected to go between 15th and 25th in the first round. But things didn’t go as projected when his name wasn’t called that night. That didn’t stop Mo from working his way into a one-year deal with the Minnesota Timberwolves, dominating in Europe for a couple of years and then returning to the NBA for a decade. Mo served as Vice-President of the NBA Players’ Association and explains his role in the 2011 lock-out, as well as the “business” of (NBA) basketball.
Thank you Andy Kriegh for the introduction. Best of luck with The Beautiful Lives Foundation and your hoop dreams!