On the Right Foot: Ron Talks With John Stollenwerk, Longtime CEO of Allen Edmonds

Episode #1,068 |

Guests: Jerry Bowyer, Salman Khan, John Stollenwerk

His company has set the industry standard for high-end footwear, and along the way, stayed true to American manufacturing while others in his arena have taken their manufacturing capabilities overseas. John Stollenwerk, the longtime President and CEO of Allen Edmonds, talks with “The American Entrepreneur” Ron Morris about his story, and his philosophies when it comes to manufacturing processes and “building American”. And Ron’s favorite “Talk Buddy”, Jerry Bowyer, checks in to offer his take on the economy, and the value of a traditional college education in 21st century America. Jerry will be joined by Salman Khan of the Khan Institute, who will discuss his radical education concept - free online education for all.

Show Segments

Ron’s Rant, Plus TAE Callers Sound Off!
Ron’s Rant, Plus TAE Callers Sound Off!

“The American Entrepreneur” Ron Morris engages in an hour of open talk with the American Entrepreneur Radio audience, as he talks with TAE callers and listeners about a number of issues, from investment opportunities to the keys to business and entrepreneurial success.

Free Education.  (No, Really.)  Ron and Jerry Bowyer Talk With Pioneeering Educator Sal Khan
Free Education. (No, Really.) Ron and Jerry Bowyer Talk With Pioneeering Educator Sal Khan

Guests: Jerry Bowyer, Salman Khan

“The American Entrepreneur” Ron Morris talks with Salman Khan, the California entrepreneur who is revolutionizing the way that “traditional” education is conducted, as he offers “free education for all” via a series of over 2,000 (and counting) self-made YouTube videos, each representing a different educational lesson. Plus, economist and “talk buddy” Jerry Bowyer, himself a proponent of myriad educational choice, joins the conversation.

A Conversation With Longtime Allen Edmonds President John Stollenwerk
A Conversation With Longtime Allen Edmonds President John Stollenwerk

Guests: John Stollenwerk

“The American Entrepreneur” Ron Morris talks with John Stollenwerk, the longtime former President and CEO of high-end shoe manufacturer Allen Edmonds, about the shoe business, and John’s mission to ensure that manufacturing operations for Allen Edmonds remained in the United States, at a time when manufacturing was rapidly migrating overseas.

Ron’s Reflection: Being At 1960 World Weries Game 7
Ron’s Reflection: Being At 1960 World Weries Game 7

On the (day after the) 50th Anniversary of Bill Mazeroski’s home run that gave the 1960 Pittsburgh Pirates the World Series title that year, “The American Entrepreneur” Ron Morris reflects on that time, and his experiences of actually attending that historic event.

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