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Michael Libbie
Des Moines, Iowa
My profession is advertising, marketing and social media for business while my hobby is politics and religion.
Interests: writing, public speaking, photography, creative design, rodeo, movies, politics, religion
Recent Activity
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The business news headlines from bank stocks to the GDP of China to Prime Day to Amazon Workers walking out to the environmental impact of speedy delivery. Plus Laura Kinnard is in to talk about business education and events.... Continue reading
Posted 6 hours ago at Insight on Business
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Sunday Morning Coffee is served with ICE a bit of ACA, some impressive fund raising numbers and congratulations on your 8.6% raise. You done good... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at SundayMorningCoffee
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The end of another busy week on Wall Street, we've got the Big Mac Index, diamonds, retail woes, bad bosses, health, booze and travel. Plus it's Fun Friday with Jeff Pitts and Trevor Babcock from Cityview Magazine...enjoy. Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Insight on Business
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If you are into politics and issues that directly impact Iowans AARP-Iowa is launching an unprecedented event to highlight where 20 presidential candidates stand as they hold events in five Iowa cities. Here's Brad Anderson with the details... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Insight on Business
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The Dow hit a record and we'll share why. Also some drug pricing news, another retail chain bites the dust, Dollar General wants more of your money, manufacturing in America and more. Plus a major political event takes place starting Monday: 5 Cities, 6 Days and 20 Candidates. Click here for more. Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Insight on Business
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He says he can spot tax return errors in under 60 seconds and they often, even small, can cost small businesses and owners big headaches. Bruce Schmiedlin, CPA talks about it here... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Insight on Business
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The NRA had good news, sort of, for it's membership. That story leads today's business news headlines and then we dive into health care, technology, China, Walmart, American Airlines and the president and his Social Media Summit. Also tax talk with Bruce Schmiedlin, CPA. Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Insight on Business
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A conversation with presidential candidate John Delaney about four issues and we start with his stance on health care... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Insight on Business
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The business news headlines: M&A News, Politics/Business, Twitter/Trump, Drugs/Courts, Economy/Threats and presidential candidate John Delaney answers four questions... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Insight on Business
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If I handed you something valuable but you didn't understand the value...you might toss it aside. Let's talk about Twitter and Business.... Continue reading
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Wall Street had a lousy day today as investors fretted about no rate cut message. Amazon back in the news, the tech ties to China, this bank admits is's about profits. States are literally falling apart and employees pay money to avoid co-workers. Plus Laura Kinnard on events, marketing, retail and more. Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Insight on Business
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I know...it's NOON and Sunday Morning Coffee is just out. My fault...must get up earlier on Sunday! Inside loads of political thoughts on some of the stories you've seen or some you may have missed all laced with my commentary. Why? It's what I get to do on Sunday Morning...errr...afternoon. Continue reading
Posted Jul 7, 2019 at SundayMorningCoffee
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We've got a bunch of Must Do events in the DSMUSA Metro this weekend into next week. Here with his top picks is Jeff Pitts from Cityview Magazine... Continue reading
Posted Jul 6, 2019 at Insight on Business
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The business news headlines: Why Wall Street went south today, the BEST food chain in America, social media is "appalling", dog treats making people sick and Jeff Pitts from Cityview Magazine with our look at Stuff to DO.. Continue reading
Posted Jul 5, 2019 at Insight on Business
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Independence Day in America and we are fortunate for our freedoms.. Here I speak with several women who are trying to make their case for freedom in Sudan. Years of struggle, a deposed president, a military coup and people being killed...daily.They want you to know. Continue reading
Posted Jul 4, 2019 at Insight on Business
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The business news headlines include some car talk, that flag t-shirt that is illegal and what freedom means to people from Sudan...GO! Continue reading
Posted Jul 3, 2019 at Insight on Business
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Many owners and managers fall into the "employee entitlement" trap. Here we talk about motivating employees and really thinking about how to insure productivity with Ro Crosbie of Tero International. Continue reading
Posted Jul 3, 2019 at Insight on Business
Even shoes...and politics. Today we'll look at a lagging Wall Street and why, low fuel prices brings back gas guzzling vehicles. The surprising place that is selling billions in clothing. Americans are flocking to Canada...to save their lives. Those stories and more and for the Interview Ro Crosbie from Tero International talks about employee incentives and avoiding entitlement. Continue reading
Posted Jul 2, 2019 at Insight on Business
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It's a wide ranging conversation with Laura Kinnard about speeding in Windsor Heights, road-diets, food diets, social media, business blogging and more. Lots of turf covered here. Continue reading
Posted Jul 2, 2019 at Insight on Business
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Wall Street gained today, Millennials are doing what their grandparents did, top franchises and those in trouble. Facing an industry turnover rate of %117 percent this company does something novel. Also, Laura Kinnard on business blogging, road diets and more. Continue reading
Posted Jul 1, 2019 at Insight on Business
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You think it's HOT outside...wait until you open up Sunday Morning Coffee. OUCH...be careful! Continue reading
Posted Jun 30, 2019 at SundayMorningCoffee
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Friday, FUN-DAY with Jeff Pitts and Trevor Babcock talking up Stuff to Do in the #DSMUSA Metro this weekend into next week.... Continue reading
Posted Jun 28, 2019 at Insight on Business
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The business news headlines include the Bell Hotel story, more tax breaks on the way, warning labels on Tweets, consumer spending numbers (you doing your part?) and more. Plus, Jeff Pitts and Trevor Babcock with Stuff to DO from Des Moines Cityview Magazine. Continue reading
Posted Jun 28, 2019 at Insight on Business
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Eleven months ago we sat down with the congressman who represents Silicon Valley, Ro Khanna. What he had to say then is still relevant today. The issues are in front of us all.... Continue reading
Posted Jun 28, 2019 at Insight on Business
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The business news headlines revolve around the economy, retail closings, the markets, international trade, Americans worried about the future, your cellphone battery and a French restaurant calls it quits in a tiny Iowa community. Plus a conversation with Congressman Ro Khanna.... Continue reading
Posted Jun 27, 2019 at Insight on Business