All posts by Todd Uterstaedt

362 — Shawn Askinosie

Podcast Summary

I think you may want to listen to this interview…twice.

Shawn is incredible. He is one of the deepest thinking Founders I think I may have interviewed in 5 years.

Why?

He discusses something that many of us Founders struggle with…the tension between reaching the aspirational elements of entrepreneurship and the realities of the moment.

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Name: Shawn Askinosie

Company:
Askinosie Chocolate

Headquartered In: Springfield, Missouri

Shawn’s Book: Meaningful Work: A Quest to Do Great Business, Find Your Calling, and Feed Your Soul

Shawn’s TEDxOklahomaCity Talk: 

Powerful Promise of Value: Askinosie Chocolate is a bean to bar chocolate maker in Springfield, Missouri that endeavors to make the best tasting direct trade chocolate while working with farmers and students.

Contact: Website, Shawn on LinkedIn

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10 Top Founders Reveal Their Secrets to Scaling Up

Did you know that fewer than 25% of Founding CEOs have led their companies to initial public offerings?

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361 — Obi Omile Jr.

Podcast Summary

The relationship between the barber and the barber’s client is very important. No one understands that more than Obi and his co-founder.

They started “The Cut” in 2016 and have seen incredible growth.

That growth has come with the need to grow as a leader.

For Obi, delegating certain things has been a challenge. Listen as he describes what has been the hardest thing for him to give up as he transitions from Founder to CEO.

 

Name: Obi Omile Jr

Company:
The Cut

Headquartered In: Washington DC

Powerful Promise of Value: The Cut helps barbers control how their clients book recurring appointments.

Contact: The Cut App, The Cut In Instagram, The Cut On Facebook, The Cut on Twitter, Obi on LinkedIn

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10 Top Founders Reveal Their Secrets to Scaling Up

Did you know that fewer than 25% of Founding CEOs have led their companies to initial public offerings?

Download the PDF today!

You’ll also receive our ezine full of podcast updates and tips and tricks from Todd.

360 — Carl Daikeler

Podcast Summary

If you are looking for an example of a hardworking Founder & CEO, look no further than Carl Daikeler.

Carl has been leading his company for 21 years and has the failures and success…more of them…to show for it.

In this interview, Carl details what makes Beachbody unique, how he and his team successfully navigated Covid-19…and a surprisingly revealing admission about him and the future of the company.

You’ll want to listen to this to the very end.

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Name: Carl Daikeler

Company:
Beachbody

Headquartered In: Los Angeles, California

Powerful Promise of Value: Beachbody Offers A Wide Range Of Fitness Programs To Help You Get In The Best Shape Of Your Life!

Contact: Carl on Twitter, Carl on Facebook, Carl on Instagram, Beachbody website

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10 Top Founders Reveal Their Secrets to Scaling Up

Did you know that fewer than 25% of Founding CEOs have led their companies to initial public offerings?

Download the PDF today!

You’ll also receive our ezine full of podcast updates and tips and tricks from Todd.

359 — Robert Rosenberg

Podcast Summary

I grew up in Connecticut and LOVED when we were able to get Dunkin Donuts’ Munchkins® Donut Hole Treats. So, many years later having the opportunity to interview Robert Rosenberg, the CEO of Dunkin Donuts for over 30 years, THAT was a REAL treat.

Bob and spoke about his new book, “Around the Corner to Around the World: A Dozen Lessons I Learned Running Dunkin Donuts.” I really enjoyed his book because Bob is quite candid and vulnerable about not only the successes but ALSO his personal mistakes and failings.

What got in his way, early on? Hubris. Bob talks at length about how hubris temporarily impacted him AND the company…and how he recovered from it.

Let Bob and I know what you think of his book.

 

Name: Robert “Bob” Rosenberg

Company:
Dunkin Donuts (now known as Dunkin’)

Headquartered In: Canton, Massachusetts

Bob’s New Book: Click HERE

 

Powerful Promise of Value: Dunkin’ is a market leader in sales of hot, decaffeinated and flavored coffee, iced coffee, bagels, donuts and muffins. Dunkin’ has more than 11,300 Dunkin’ restaurants worldwide – that’s over 8,500 restaurants in 41 states across the U.S.A. and over 3,200 international restaurants across 36 countries.

Contact: Bob on LinkedIn, Buy Bob’s Book HERE

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10 Top Founders Reveal Their Secrets to Scaling Up

Did you know that fewer than 25% of Founding CEOs have led their companies to initial public offerings?

Download the PDF today!

You’ll also receive our ezine full of podcast updates and tips and tricks from Todd.