Episode #6: Bill Courtney: Entrepreneur, Hardwood Exporter, Author, and Oh Yea, Was Part of An Oscar Winning Documentary
I am so excited to present the 6th episode of Export Stories with my guest, Bill Courtney. Bill is one of the leading hardwood exporters in the U.S. and, also, a wonderful storyteller, particularly as it relates to his experiences doing business from one end of the planet to another.
Listening to Bill talk about how he started up his export business is like a mini-master class in how commodity exporting works. We had a great, and sometimes provocative conversation about current markets, which I happily encouraged. For example, issues affecting trade between the U.S. and China hold a position that is front and center in today’s news and affect all of us. It was a natural subject for Bill and I to discuss.
Once you hear the podcast, you will understand why Bill has become a popular inspirational speaker. We touched upon his involvement in the film Undefeated because it was a film that spoke to me.
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I am delighted to present the 5th episode of Export Stories with my guest, Leigh Shockey, CEO & Chairman of Drexel Chemical Company, an innovative agricultural chemical company.
Leigh joined me in the studio and graciously shared stories about what is and has been a fascinating career spent building the international sales and operations for Drexel. Given that they have a broad, global customer base, her stories are as varied as the places where they do business.
Leigh has a marvelous sense of humor, which comes through as she recounts some of her ‘exploits’; and hearing from an experienced female CEO makes for compelling listening. I think you will agree.
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Your Host - Betsy Olim
Betsy is President of Olim International, a U.S. based export management company.