Talk with Ted - A Show About Nothing
Episode 68 - Earl Foote, Another Guitar Player!

Episode 68 - Earl Foote, Another Guitar Player!

March 31, 2020

I spent the first hour discussing the coronavirus, of course, as well as mental health, vacations and Charles Ponzi's scheme to cash in on "postal reply coupons" - tens of millions of them.

Nexus IT CEO Earl Foote joined me for the second hour and explained what his company is doing to keep us all connected.  Earl described how the "Nexus IT team is interacting with and serving clients, and dreaming up and providing reliable, progressive, business-changing IT solutions to each of them." He provided useful information about electronic security, computer viruses and malware. He also explained why you might be at risk for logging onto the internet at Starbucks, how to protect yourself at the gas pump and why integrity matters in the computer security business. Lastly, he promoted his band, 90 Proof, and his on-line guitar instructor, Corky. 

Aw shucks, I just remembered O'Shuck's was closed . . . but Earl will be there when it opens back up.

Episode 67 - Buybacks and Bailouts!

Episode 67 - Buybacks and Bailouts!

March 29, 2020

I talk about our current circumstances, civil liberties, stock buybacks and corporate America's latest request(s) to be "bailed" out. 

Maybe we should let the market decide what those assets are worth. 

Just sayin'.

Episode 66 - Kimball Kjar and Chris Latham, Utah Warriors!

Episode 66 - Kimball Kjar and Chris Latham, Utah Warriors!

March 17, 2020

Utah Warriors General Manager Kimball Kjar and Head Coach Chris Latham explain the circumstances surrounding the development of Major League Rugby (MLR) here in Salt Lake City.

Kimball explained the unique dynamics of the "single entity" business structure, which encourages colloborative competition, and how the league, staff, players and stakeholders are getting by, which isn't that much different than the rest of us. Day to day, that is.

Coach explained his path to stardom, taught us a few things about the game and explained how Wikipedia isn't always accurate. 

This show was cool because it (seemed like it) took only 90 minutes, was filled with non-stop action, and only had a ten minute break at half-time.

We hope to see the Warriors back in action soon!


Episode 65 - A Gardner, an Alpaca Farmer and Ian!

Episode 65 - A Gardner, an Alpaca Farmer and Ian!

March 10, 2020

Today’s show went like clockwork.

Michele Evans dialed in from her cabin in Montana and spoke about self-sustenance. Michele is the CEO at Garden Project where she produces the diet for 2 people for one year on the smallest amount of land possible. She provides a springboard to mastering your health, wealth and happiness.

Scott Paul, CEO at Wooly, and Ian Sagstetter, Head of Marketing Strategy at Graphite Systems, joined me for the second hour and explained themselves, so to speak. (They each seemed to have a lot of explaining to do.)

I explained why I’d like to “spring-forward” permanently.

Good times!

Photo credit: Trevor Bobyk

Episode 64 - “The Bryan Horn Experience”

Episode 64 - “The Bryan Horn Experience”

March 3, 2020

Bryan Horn joined me and spoke "mildly" about his experiences leading up to a turning point in his life, and "proudly" about his accomplishments since that time. After borrowing student loans to pay for college and law school, Bryan decided that the law business wasn't his business. So, he went into another business (banking), only to discover that it too was just the same old business. He's written a book entitled The Customer Service Revolution and is now offering his services to help you keep your business in business.

Raymond Opheikens joined me for the first hour and spoke "loudly" about smashing guitars, . . . and "humbly" about putting them back together again. Ray is the Repair Department Manager (fancy name for Luthier) at Guitar Czar and frontman for "Roll the Bones" a Salt Lake City "Rush" cover band (THAT HASN"T PLAYED IN 2 YEARS FOR CRYING OUT LOUD) who's considering getting the band back together.


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