He Coaches Executives, He Lives in The Flathead Valley of Montana
He coaches senior level executives, both in the private sector and in government. He's been an adviser to top companies, and travelled the world. He also served as one of just a handful of people who sat on Newt Gingrich's "brain trust" after Gingrich and the Republicans took over the US House of Representatives in the 1990's.
Morrie Schechtman has been living in Montana's Flathead Valley now for nearly three decades, and joined us Tuesday morning on the radio.
First, a little background: I had a great Saturday morning in the Flathead Valley last month. I started the week at the Montana Electric Cooperatives Association convention in Great Falls. Then, we did our radio show LIVE from the Montana Equipment Dealers Association convention in Whitefish. Friday was a LIVE show from Columbia Falls, and then Saturday night I was the emcee for the Lincoln Reagan Trump Dinner in Kalispell.
So I decided to have a nice relaxing Saturday morning ahead of the event. I hit the gym in Kalispell, and then I figured I would swing over to the one and only Sykes Diner in Kalispell for breakfast.
Sykes is THE place to be. The diner was packed. Ladeine Thompson was playing the piano. Over in the corner, her husband Ray Thompson- the founder of Semitool- sat with a group of guys having breakfast and coffee.
I said hello to Ray, and Ray told me that I had to get his friend Morrie on the radio show. He said Morrie has incredible insight on business and current events. Ray was, of course, spot on. We had a great chat with Morrie.
Here's some of the questions we covered:
How did our country get in such an awful mess?
What's wrong with the way that most companies are recruiting and assessing job candidates?
Now that Montana has been discovered (again), how are the new move-ins going to change our culture?
Why is college the worst thing you can do after finishing high school?
And here's the full audio of our chat with Morrie Schechtman on our "Montana Talks with Aaron Flint" statewide radio show:
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