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On Passion and Business, and Possibility by Brian Scudamore

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Why Listen To This?

  • Brian bought a used truck and started 1-800-GOT-JUNK in 1989 as a college dropout. Today, 1-800-GOT-JUNK makes $600 million in revenue, and Brian has also created the parent company 02E Brands which brings in an addition $100 million with its other businesses.

Learnings

  • ‘7 — On passion and business.
    • Brian is passionate about possibility.
    • It’s kinda fun to do the impossible. — Walt Disney.
    • Most people think, if you find your passion, commitment will follow.
      • According to Brian — commit to something and passion will follow.
  • ‘9 — On Possibility
    • There is a wall in their office that says: CAN YOU IMAGINE.
    • There, employees are encouraged to write the vision they wish to see the organization achieve in the near future.
    • Brian started off by writing to be featured in the Oprah Winfrey Show.
      • 14 months later, it happened.
  • ‘36 — It’s easier at $1 Billion in revenue than $1 Million.
    • For an entrepreneur, it gets easier as the organization grows, as it can be delegated
Shreesha S
Shreesha S

Shreesha is a Qualified Certified Management Accountant(CMA) and Certified in Strategy and Competitive Analysis(CSCA).

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