In the guest chair:   

Sam A. Williams & Dana Barrett

Sam A. Williams & Dana Barrett

Atlanta Insider, Sam A. Williams joined Dana live in studio today to discuss city growth, civic responsibility and his new book, The CEO as Urban Statesman.

Sam is a former President of the Metro Atlanta Chamber (1997-2013) and Central Atlanta Progress. He is currently the Chairman and CEO of Business City Partnerships and a professor at Georgia State University’s Andrew Young School of Policy Studies.

In the headlines:

  • Sony has canceled the release of The Interview due to threats against moviegoers from their hackers. Dana’s take? She wants to see the film even more now!
  • Mayor Reed and Dana Barrett Show regular, AJ Robinson agree that the announcement of yesterday’s sale of Underground Atlanta is a “big day” for the city.
  • Cuban cigars may be easier to get as diplomatic relations improve between the US and Cuba.
  • Yesterday, we told you about rumors that Mercedes Benz may be looking at Atlanta for their corporate headquarters… today, the rumors contine; Atlanta may be offering $40 to $50 million in tax incentives to lure them here.

Other stuff:

Learn what motivates you, how to work smarter and live better. Join The Dana Barrett Show Business Book Club for a discussion of DRIVE: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us by Daniel Pink on Monday, January 12th at South City Kitchen in Vinings! Get all the details and sign up to attend here: