Daquan Oliver is helping us celebrate Babson College on the podcast this week. Daquan earned his Bachelor of Science from Babson and leads Jossle, a company that connects college students with brands. This young Co-founder & CEO continues to expand his company’s reach to over 25 cities. I appreciated so many points he made during the interview, including sharing how important processes and procedures are to his and his company’s success. [Please excuse a portion of the interview where the audio quality is not so great…completely my fault. Todd]
Name: Daquan J. Oliver, Co-founder & CEO
Powerful Promise of Value: Jossle dedicates itself towards making college better for students everywhere by offering a variety of opportunities for earning extra income and an online magazine 100% powered by students. In this aim, Jossle is making it easier than ever before for companies to gain initial traction among college students.
Headquartered In: Boston, Massachusetts
Significant Difference Between (Co) Founder & CEO: “…knowing how to focus and dedicate to the most important set of tasks…a focus on processes and procedures…
Blind Spot: “…hunger…ridiculous commitment to work ethic…can be at times a blind spot…creates an eventual cycle for burnout… easy to look at our current progress and feeling that isn’t enough…it can be discouraging at times…it needs to have a balance…”
Favorite Resources for Productivity: Daquan researches and writes his own case studies on successful people and successful companies. He does this so he can learn from them and improve himself as well as his company.
Favorite Resources that helps with the Founder to CEO role shift: The 4-Hour Workweek: Escape 9-5, Live Anywhere, and Join the New Rich (Tim Ferriss), High Existence Blog
Favorite Founders: Richard Branson
His TedX Talk:
Contacts: www.jossle.org, @DaquanOliver (twitter), www.facebook.com/daquan.j.oliver