November 18, 2021
Why Direct Communication Matters with Dan MacArthur
Episode #94
This week, host Aaron Witt (with co-host Alex Horton) chatted with Dan MacArthur about why Berg still does small residential projects, why the leadership team at Berg works so well together, and the importance of being direct.
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November 15, 2021
Help The Thorns in Your Side To Succeed
Episode #93.5
On this Monday edition of Dirt Talk, Aaron and Alex talk about professional wrestling before discussing questions about project managers, helping people who are a pain in your a$$ to succeed, and why leadership is a skill to be learned and re-learned. They also felt a huge blast from a job-site next door that was kind of crazy.
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November 11, 2021
Doing Iron Differently with Bryan Peters
Episode #93
Bryan Peters made a pit stop in Nashville on his way to Indiana to pick up a trailer (a good example of the nature of the equipment market) and was gracious enough to sit down with Dirt Talk hosts Aaron Witt and Alex Horton. The guys talked all kinds of iron, the Dirt World "scene" in Texas, and why the internet is more important than ever for EVERY industry.
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November 8, 2021
Leading Folks with More Experience Than You
Episode #92.5
On this week's episode of Dirt Talk: Monday Edition, hosts Aaron and Alex talk podcasts, Dozers with rippers vs. without rippers, and the most recent repair update on the BuildWitt Skid Steer. Then, the guys discuss a few listener-submitted questions about Aaron's favorite podcasts and how to best communicate with and lead older/more experienced employees.
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November 4, 2021
Fearless Learning with Laurie SantaLucia
Episode #92
This week, hosts Aaron Witt and Alex Horton chat with Laurie SantaLucia about the kinds of learning and understanding it takes to work in the Dirt World, why it's important to be transparent and open with the people that we work with in the Dirt World before we expect them to be open with us, and what she's learned so far that is just effin' cool.
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November 1, 2021
Figuring Out Ways to Train People
Episode #91.5
This week, Aaron addresses previous comments he has made about "cheating" in college (way more nuanced than you think). Later, he and Alex consider the approach of hiring retirees of the Dirt World to help train new people and then discuss the importance of continuing to develop yourself, especially in a leadership position.
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October 28, 2021
Having a Mission with Jordan Hillstrom
Episode #91
In this week's episode, hosts Aaron and Alex chat with Jordan Hillstrom about his time with the Rangers, why it's so important to treat people as people, and how by truly caring for people, we all can impact the Dirt World.
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October 25, 2021
Flex Your Brain Muscles and Read a Book
Episode #90.5
This week on the Dirt Talk podcast, Aaron and Alex talk about being on a rocket ship. They then discuss how to start getting into reading books and the challenges contractors face (and will face) if a large infrastructure bill gets approved by Congress.
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October 21, 2021
Putting Money Back in the Ground with Johnathan More
Episode #90
Aaron and Johnathan get into the nitty-gritty of acquiring land in order to start drilling, why there are so many mining companies in Canada, and what the land development process looks like to start a mine.
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