Monthly Archives: May 2020

How covid affects radio…and gambling – LOB 117

The #1 place for listening to the radio is in the car. The #2 place is at work. But when nobody’s driving…and people are working from home…what happens to the radio stations?

Plus, Las Vegas has been closed. The Strip is empty. Zero action at the tables and slots in the casinos. Same with the restaurants inside. They can’t even do takeout.

The Language of Business looks at how social distancing and working from home has affected the radio business. And the challenges reopening will mean for the gaming industry. Host Greg Stoller talks with Charlie Sislen, Partner at Research Director Inc.. They’re the experts on interpreting Nielsen Ratings. And with gaming expert Mike Dreitzer, President of Gaming Arts in Las Vegas.

Greg Stoller

Charlie Sislen

Mike Dreitzer

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How to crush an elevator pitch during covid – LOB 116

Chris Sale delivers a first pitch strike

A pitcher wants to start the game with a first pitch strike. A first pitch in business – an elevator pitch – has been no different. But now…it is different. The Language of Business looks at how covid-19 has affected first pitches.

Host Greg Stoller talks with Debi Kleiman, Executive Director of the Arthur M. Blank Center for Entrepreneurship at Babson College about her new book, First Pitch, that can help you crush it.

Host Greg Stoller

Debi Kleiman, First Pitch

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Kill Covid-19 at home with game-changing EPA approved sanitizers – LOB 115

“You can spray it on a baby’s pacifier and put it right back in the baby’s mouth. It’s that safe!” – Force of Nature

Cleaning and disinfecting are on everyone’s mind these days. The Language of Business looks at two EPA approved game-changing products you can use at home to disinfect and kill Covid-19 bacteria safely.

Host Greg Stoller hears about Force of Nature Chief Marketing Officer Melissa Lush and CEO Sandy Posa. Then we learn about sanitizing your handbag inside and out from Sue Fuller, Founder and CEO of The Oliver Thomas.

Host Greg Stoller

Melissa Lush, CMO, Force of Nature

Sandy Posa, CEO, Force of Nature

Sue Fuller, Co-Founder of The Oliver Thomas


MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference – LOB 114

Your game tickets are worthless. There are no games to watch. The entire sports world is on hold…but that doesn’t mean no one is talking about it. The Language of Business goes to the MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference in Boston to meet three teams on the Startup Competition. And one of them winds up a winner!

Host Greg Stoller talks with Jonathan Day, CEO and Founder of Uncaged Sports, an app that can improve your batting stance and swing and your pitching mechanics; Laila Zemrani, CEO of Fitnesity, developers of at-home health diagnostics and checkups; Quinton Porter, former Quarterback at Boston College and US Manager of Pico-Get Personal, an international company that can turn an anonymous fan into a P-1 customer; Jason Rehhaut, MIT MBA candidate and Co-lead Organizer of the Co-Lead Organizer of the MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference.

Greg Stoller, Host

Jonathan Day, CEO, Uncaged Sports

Laila Zemrani, CEO Fitnescity

Quinton Porter, US Manager, Pico-Get Personal

Jason Rehhaut, Co-lead for SSAC

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Restaurant job posting app about to be overwhelmed? – LOB 113

Tony Liu has an award-winning app called JobGet that specializes in jobs in the retail and restaurant space. In the last 6 months he won $100,000 from MassChallenge and $250,000 in the MIT Inclusive Innovation Competition. But the retail and restaurants have been hammered by Covid-19 closings.

The Language of Business first met with Tony at the MassChallenge 2019 Cohort kickoff in July, then again after his two awards last fall. Now Host Greg Stoller revisits Tony (via Zoom for social distancing) to learn how his recruitment app has been affected.

Host Greg Stoller

Tony Liu, Co-Founder of JobGet