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Hotel CEO Roger Bloss Finds Soccer Friends in Mumbai Walk

Kids playing soccer in Goa, India
Children playing soccer in India. Photo by Officina del Sorriso 3

In the spirit of the holiday season, Blue MauMau is publishing a story that Roger Bloss of Vantage Hotels told us in an exclusive interview during his company’s annual conference in Las Vegas a year ago.

2:30 minutes (1.2 MB)

GM's Mary Barra Says She's Always Been Evaluated on Results

Bloomberg's Adam Johnson reports on the the appointment of Mary Barra as GM CEO. (Source: Bloomberg)

Art Levitt Interviews Popeyes' Cheryl Bachelder

Cheryl BachelderArthur Levitt, former chairman of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and now senior advisor to private equity firm The Carlyle Group, interviews AFC Enterprises' chief executive officer Cheryl Bachelder to find out how she leads.

Q&A: Who Do Franchisees Appreciate? BrightStar's Shelly Sun

BrightStar's CEO Shelly Sun speaks to members of the Int'l Franchise Association, 2010
Sun speaks at a 2010 International Franchise Association Conference

CHICAGO—Shelly Sun, CEO and co-founder of BrightStar Care, spoke with Blue MauMau at the end of 2012 about the managing of a chain of now 258 healthcare agencies that sprawl from California to New York, 36 states in all. She started franchising the concept in 2005.

Noodles CEO Kevin Reddy Talks IPO

On June 28, Noodles & Company (NDLS) launched its initial public offering and its stock prices have been sizzling.

Against the Odds: How a State Law Protecting Franchisees Was Written and Passed

Ohio attorney Stanley M Dub
Ohio franchise attorney Stanley M Dub

Attorney Stanley M. Dub of Ohio speaks with Blue MauMau on the difficulty that franchisees have in revising state laws to be more favorable to their needs. He should know. Stan was the key draftsman of Ohio's recently revised Business Opportunity Law that launched important new protections for franchise owners.

5:55 minutes (2.71 MB)

Wall Street Lawyer on the Power of Introverts

Susan Cain addresses a TED audience

In franchising firms across America, there is an argument that typically roars back and forth. "We need extroverted salespeople as owners who can make this franchise concept succeed," argues the franchise development executive.

When the Bedroom Gets Into the Boardroom

Sexual misconduct has hit the halls of leadership with a vengence this week. News has broken that franchisor Waffle House's CEO is alleged to have demanded sexual acts of his aide. The now former CIA head General David Patraeus is embroiled in a sexual affair with his married biographer.

Two Men Boldly Measures Franchisee Profits

Wichita franchisee Garrett Peterman (front) at work. Photo/Two Men

LANSING, Mich. — Randy Shacka takes time to talk with Blue MauMau about an extraordinary area where his company stands out. Franchisor Two Men and a Truck measures performance not only of its own franchising company, but also almost everything at the franchise level, including their bottom line. That puts his firm in a rarified area that few franchising firms can emulate.