Monthly Archives: April 2018

Global commerce with a local twist – LOB 015



Why are so many people in China buying houses in the US…and paying cash? An immigrant from the Czech Republic came to America as an Au Pair and wound up becoming a lawyer and investor. Where would she invest today? A software program from Singapore can help kids learn to play a musical instrument…and stick with it. Plus, the first company in Palestine to do business with the US…and with Israel. ¬†Commerce stories from across the globe .Greg Stoller talks with Titus Wong of V&E Real Estate; Marie Hladikova, Export Control Director at Boston University; Titus Young of Ingenio, Singapore; Ziad Anabtawi of the Anabtawi Group, Palestine.


No guarantees. Get the right people on the bus, in the right seat, who know when to get off the bus. – LOB 014



There are no guarantees in business. You have to get the right people on the bus, and sitting in the right seat. You have to know when to get off the bus. You have to know how to research and market your product and recognize when it’s not working. You have to know when to get out. The Language of Business looks at hiring, marketing, transitioning, knowing when it’s time to leave and running a business when it’s your name on the door.

Host Greg Stoller talks with Mike Dreitzer, President of Ainsworth Game Technology; Bonnie Fendrock , Life Sciences Advisor at Red Sky Partners; Chuck Stravin, CEO of Mesa Home Products; Andrew Weiner, Owner of Catering by Andrew.


You’re talking, but do they know what you’re saying? – LOB 013



Effective communication is always crucial – especially in business. In Episode 13 of The Language of Business host Greg Stoller talks with three experts in effective business communication; Melanie Calzetti-Spahr, specialist in listening skills; Bill Kenney, CEO of Test My Pitch; Marjorie Whittaker of The Whittaker Group, specialist in accent modification.


Networking: you’d better do it to get your business going – LOB 012



Network, network, network. Everyone will tell you, when you’re starting a business, you absolutely have to network. Greg Stoller talks with three networkers with different expertise: Juliette Mayers, CEO of Inspiration Zone; Steve Snyder of Gesmer Updegrove, LLP: Diane Darling, one of the original networkers featured in the Wall Street Journal; Henry Mitteleman, self-described un-networker and author of “Unstuck for Good.”