Columbus, OH ranks as Best City in the World

When Urban Meyer tweeted this article around the same time as signing day, plenty of people perked up! The article, written by our own Daniel the Retailer, was a collection of accolades from the past few years. It was shared over 115,000 times on facebook and viewed 850,000 times (as of this writing) on LinkedIn.

We talk about some other great things going on like:


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And articles from  the Washington Post and from the Dallas News.

After all the Columbus HOOPLA, we talk about SPLIT from M. Night Shyamalan.

Go see it. You will love it.

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Macy’s Twilight Zone – Episode 008


We have a great show for you.

We begin talking about an article I published on LinkedIn regarding the demise of Macy’s. Just under 2000 people have read the article and continue to engage with me with comments and messages regarding the news.

We cover sincerity, and my upcoming book: Make Them Feel Important.

Find a way to engage your customers with sincere interest in them as individuals.

Great example of service from Sunglass Hut.

Karim introduced the idea of showrooming – where consumers identify the product in a brick and mortar store, then they use Amazon or another website to purchase it.

Finding great people related – I referenced the article written by the head of recruiting of LinkedIn. He asks all his job applicants the same question: “What are you most passionate about? Using the whiteboard, explain to me the process of how it works.”

We also mentioned the 100,000 new jobs at Amazon.

This led to a conversation of how Jeff Bezos is the guy everyone wants to grow up to be...

Of course, Conscious Capitalism found its way into the podcast.

We even covered bad service experiences….most movie theaters and SiriusXM. (although I then mentioned a GREAT place to check out a movie – The Drexel).

Moral of the story is: Listen to your customers, pay attention, and do the right thing.

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True Originals – Episode 007

True Originals – in this episode (30 minutes): Adam GrantCasey Neistat, Warby Parker, WagnerColumbus Symphony Orchestra and their Mascot BEE-thoven, Chocolate Rain, and of course James Bond! As a special treat, Adam, our producer, joins the podcast in front of the mic.

Adam Grant and his ted talk about original thinkers. He discusses: Procrastination, Irons in the Fire, Doubt the Idea/Don’t doubt yourself among other things:

Casey Neistat, greatest year of his life:

Also, one of the coolest Casey videos just came out:

Original Chocolate Rain video – 111 million views:

In honor of 007 episode we also picked out favorite James Bond actors. Pierce and Sean were the winners of that poll.

In case you didn’t believe me, here is the photo of Putin and Steven Seagal as Putin signed his passport:

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Franchiseeeee – Episode 006

This episode – the boys are back!

In this episode we talk about the loony origins of the franchise and then we interview SNAP Columbus franschisee Tony Capuano!

photo credit (Hannah Capuano via The Metropreneur)

We ran into Tony while blasting our quads at Snap Fitness Bexley and loved his story and the new space!

here is a link to the origin of franchising story:

We also mentioned:

Claire AnettAunt Flow

Joe DeLossHot Chicken Takeover – Link to the TED talk about loving HR

ECDI – Economic & Community Development Institute

Jim Grote/Jane Grote Abell/Tom Krouse – Donatos

Tanisha RobinsonPrint Syndicate LLC

until next time…

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Drag-trepreneur – Episode 005

YOU BETTER WORK! Yes, the first 30 seconds of this podcast is an excerpt from Rupaul’s Supermodel (You Better Work).

There has been a lot of local and national news around Drag Queens.  We wanted to talk about these performers and how they really embody the pure spirit of entrepreneurship – creating something out of nothing, overcoming obstacles, facing fear and failure, developing a brand, marketing/sales, building an audience, etc.

News stories we covered:

Enjoy the show!


Entreprenerds 004 Crowd-Funding

New this week – we are titling episodes! I know!!

This one is all about crowd-funding. Mostly we talk about indiegogo and kickstarter.

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We bring our conversation about roll: Bicycle Company full circle with an exclusive interview with founder Stuart Hunter.maxresdefault 

In another exclusive, we talk to Daniel the Retailer’s dad, Clay, about his early adopter mindset. He has supported a number of indiegogo and kickstarter campaigns including: Qadrioarm, iTraq, maxpump, case remote air, icloak, sofft, tiko, Plan V, Meater, and Field Skillet.

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One local example we mention is the Quickey from Trident Designsdxf3DD1.tmp

Of course when speaking of Columbus and crowd-funding the conversation turned to potato salad…

Lessons from Stuart’s interview include:

  • He loved Momofuku and its founder, David Chang.
  • Custom is not the same as Personalized. “
  • “[Crowd-funding] is bloody hard work.”
  • “You realize how few unicorns there are!”
  • “We don’t separate our work life and our home life. We just have  ‘our life.'”
  • Reach Stuart at

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Another Podcast! So much cool stuff this time.

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It’s all about purpose! In this episode we have some great quotables like:

“Connect your purpose to everything you do.”

“Purpose needs to be strong enough that you are willing to do it for free.”

“Purpose needs to be audacious and authentic.”

“All anybody really wants is to feel important.” 

It begins with some words of Simon Sinek. See my previous post about Simon and Cpt. Swenson here. The videos are terrific. His book Leaders Eat Last is a must read.

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We reference the great book It’s Not What You Sell, It’s What You Stand For by Roy Spence.


“The least paid person in any organization is often the person who interacts with the customer first. If you intend to have a purpose that communicates with the customers, then you must motivate the person who has the least amount of skin in the game to identify with the purpose and connect it to the customer experience.”

We commented on Whole Foods and their healthy discount. The press is mixed on this as it originally included larger discounts for lower BMI scores as one unit of measure. This was not taken well by some obesity educators and activists. Overall, a better discount for those who can lower their cholesterol and stop smoking sounds like good motivation to us.

The Container Store and Kip Tindell’s idea of “wake” helps us articulate the power of a great leader and the impact of everyone’s role in the company. Check out his remarks on this during a commencement speech at Babson College. 

I had a 5 minute rant about a bad experience (minute 12 to minute 17 if you’d like to skip it).

We mentioned Asterisk Supper Club – so good. Check it out in Westerville.

After mentioning Chipotle’s e coli problems and how Jeni’s expertly handled the listeria discovery, we determined that “the only currency is transparency” in the information age.

The following are the three keys to finding the best talent:

Have Patience, Take Risks, & Look for Passion

We mentioned Stuart Hunter from roll: Bicycle Company again (look for our interview with him on our next show).

Macy’s announces a redesign – and closing 100 stores.

Katz Tires is the best tire shop in town.

And of course we mentioned Jane Grote Abell from Donatos and Hot Chicken Takeover, because we have an #EntreprenerdCrush on them.

All that in just 40 minutes!

Until next time….


(As always, thank you to Adam, The Producer, for making us sound like we know what were doing.)