Physician Turned Entrepreneur and His 'Sous Vide' Odyssey - Episode #20, Segment #4

Despite the amazingly long odds, Drs. Michael and Mary Dan Eades took their idea for an at-home version of a professional kitchen appliance from drawing board to the shelves of some of the world's most prestigious department stores and other retailers.

Dr. Michael Eades shares the story of his entrepreneurial odyssey designing and marketing the Sous Vide Supreme with co-hosts David Biondo and Dean Rotbart.  Drs. Eades are self-taught business owners, who have battled to design, manufacture, distribute and market their now-popular appliance, a water oven for at-home use.  

Dr. Eades explains why the appliance is so popular with professional and amateur chefs alike and discusses some of the obstacles he had to overcome along his journey.

B. Unconventional airs each Sunday morning at 8 a.m. (MST).  The program is also streamed over the Internet at www.710KNUS.com. 

Original air date:  March 11, 2012
Photo: Dr. Michael Eades, Sous Vide Supreme 

Photo: (L-R)  Matt Talbot, Joey Alfano and Samantha Holloway

Direct download: 031112_BUnconventional_Segment-4_13_50min.mp3
Category:Entrepreneurs -- posted at: 6:58pm MST

Coolest Startups in America / Remembering Martin Hills - Episode #19, Segment #4

Doreen Block, a startup strategy consulting, entrepreneur and author of The Coolest Startups in America joins co-hosts David Biondo and Dean Rotbart in a conversation about what it takes to be a successful, standout startup business.  In her new book, Doreen identifies 72 of the best, most innovative companies in the United States.

This is part two of a two-part interview.

Also on this segment, B. Unconventional Certified Entrepreneur #1, Homer Hudson Hillis, Jr., pays tribute to his uncle, Martin Hillis, who passed away in February 2012 at age 90.  "Uncle Martin" was a WWII air corps veteran who lived a content life and epitomized the verse, "Godliness with contentment is great gain."

B. Unconventional airs each Sunday morning at 8 a.m. (MST).  The program is also streamed over the Internet at www.710KNUS.com. 

Original air date:  March 4, 2012

Direct download: 030412_BUnconventional_Segment-4_13_50min.mp3
Category:Entrepreneurs -- posted at: 1:54pm MST

The Coolest Startups in America by Doreen Bloch - Episode #19, Segment #3

Doreen Block, a startup strategy consulting, entrepreneur and author of The Coolest Startups in America joins co-hosts David Biondo and Dean Rotbart in a conversation about what it takes to be a successful, standout startup business.  In her new book, Doreen identifies 72 of the best, most innovative companies in the United States.

This is part one of a two-part interview.

B. Unconventional airs each Sunday morning at 8 a.m. (MST).  The program is also streamed over the Internet at www.710KNUS.com. 

Original air date:  March 4, 2012
Photo: Doreen Bloch, Coolest Startups in America

Direct download: 030412_BUnconverntional_Segement-3_10min.mp3
Category:Entrepreneurs -- posted at: 1:38pm MST

Episode #16, Segment #2 - Friends, Partners, Entrepreneurs

Devon Read, Ryan Jordan and Amy Oliveira are the founders of Happy Owl Studio, an innovative maker of stylish and useful accessories for the Apple iPad and iPod.  The threesome not only work together at the office, they're long-time friends.  Reed and Oliveira are engaged.

As Read and Jordan explain on this week's edition of Business Unconventional, very little in their background would forecast the success they've had with their company.  In fact, it was not very long ago that Read, the CEO, was an infantry reservist assigned to the front lines in Iraq.

The path that Read, Jordan and Oliveira have traveled has been neither easy nor conventional. However, their story is a great example of how anyone who dreams big, works smart and commits to success can beat the odds.

This is part two of a two-part interview.

B. Unconventional airs each Sunday morning at 8 a.m. (MST) on 710 KNUS in Denver.  The program, hosted by David Biondo and DeanRotbart, is also streamed over the Internet at www.710KNUS.com. 

Original air date:  February 12, 2012

Photo: Devon Read, CEO, Happy Owl Studio

Direct download: 021212_BUnconventional_Segment-2dbdr_14min.mp3
Category:Entrepreneurs -- posted at: 5:47pm MST

Episode #16, Segment #1 - Friends, Partners, Entrepreneurs

Devon Read, Ryan Jordan and Amy Oliveira are the founders of Happy Owl Studio, an innovative maker of stylish and useful accessories for the Apple iPad and iPod.  The threesome not only work together at the office, they're long-time friends.  Reed and Oliveira are engaged.

As Read and Jordan explain on this week's edition of Business Unconventional, very little in their background would forecast the success they've had with their company.  In fact, it was not very long ago that Read, the CEO, was an infantry reservist assigned to the front lines in Iraq.

The path that Read, Jordan and Oliveira have traveled has been neither easy nor conventional. However, their story is a great example of how anyone who dreams big, works smart and commits to success can beat the odds.

This is part one of a two-part interview.

B. Unconventional airs each Sunday morning at 8 a.m. (MST) on 710 KNUS in Denver.  The program, hosted by David Biondo and DeanRotbart, is also streamed over the Internet at www.710KNUS.com. 

Original air date:  February 12, 2012

Photo: Ryan Jordan (l) and Devon Read

Direct download: 021212_BUnconventional_Segment-1db_9min.mp3
Category:Entrepreneurs -- posted at: 5:27pm MST

Business Unconventional - Episode #7, Segment #3

In the third segment of this week's Business Unconventional business newsmagazine, hosts David Biondo and Dean Rotbart speak with regular contributor Homer Hudson Hillis, Jr. or HHH Enterprises in Abilene, Texas.  Homer discusses the "Making of a Texas Serial Entrepreneur."

B. Unconventional airs each Sunday morning at 8 a.m. (MST) on 710 KNUS in Denver.  It is also streamed over the Internet at www.710KNUS.com. 

Direct download: 121111-BUnconventional-Segment3_10min-db.mp3
Category:Entrepreneurs -- posted at: 3:42pm MST