In the guest chair:
Today marked a new era as The Dana Barrett Show is now airing live on biz 1190 from 9-11 am, extending to two hours. Don Barden, regular contributor and author of The Perfect Plan, joined Dana in studio to talk ethics and the recent Volkswagen emissions scandal. During the second hour, Dana took a look at the little white lie and uncovered how millennials are being too honest in the workplace.
In the headlines:
- TomorrowWorld turned into a big wet soggy mess this weekend with some attendees getting stranded or turned away and Sunday’s ticket holders being told not to come. Oops.
- The owner of Antico Pizza, who was accused of cheating workers out of pay for years and threatening them if they cooperated with a federal investigation into his business conduct has agreed to pay 60 employees a total of $329,445 for violating their wage rights under the Fair Labor Standards Act.
- The training facility for our new MLS team, Atlanta United could still land in Cobb. The Dekalb deal is moving forward, but just in case, there’s a backup deal in Cobb.
- Wanna get into the movie biz? Open Rivers Film Academy – based at Pinewood Atlanta Studios in Fayetteville, GA is launching a job training platform for Georgia’s film industry called “FanFare: The P.A. Project,” according to digitaljournal.com.
- And just as VW illustrates that there are “bad players” in the marketplace, local developer Jim Cumming has illustrated that there are “good players” out there too. He just donated an entire building in downtown Atlanta to the Cristo Rey Atlanta Jesuit High School.
Join us Monday, October 19th for the next meeting of Dana Barrett Show Business Book Club! We’re learning about the history of the digital revolution in this month’s selection: THE INNOVATORS by Walter Isaacson. We will meet at American Food and Beverage in Buckhead. Get all the details and sign up to attend here: http://www.meetup.com/DBShow/.
For other events and appearances, check out Dana’s event calendar: http://danabarrett.com/events/.