Gunnar Lovelace on Creating a Thriving Company Culture
One of the hardest things for any entrepreneur to figure out (after how to make money) is building a healthy, focused, powerful company culture.
It's easier said than done, especially in today's world of outsourcing, teams that live across the country from each other, virtual assistants, etc.
However, I've seen, time and again, that when a company knows how to make money AND gets their culture right, they're pretty much guaranteed to succeed. One without the other doesn't last long.
To drill down into the magic of doing this, I invited my good friend Gunnar Lovelace onto The School of Greatness.
You've probably heard me mention Gunnar's super successful company, Thrive Market, on the podcast for weeks.
That's because they're a sponsor of the show (and I love their products!).
But I didn't bring Gunnar on to talk just about how he built an incredibly successful company in the saturated market of health food from 10 to 400 employees in a year.
I wanted to know how he's created such a powerful culture and brought people together who support and live the ideals that formed Thrive.
Gunnar is about as real as they get, so there are few better people to explain this.
It is my pleasure to introduce you to the mind and heart behind Thrive Market in Episode 284 with Gunnar Lovelace.
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"Learn as ferociously as possible."
Some questions I ask:
What was your biggest fear growing up?
How do you attract, nurture, and empower talent at your company?
How does Thrive Market compare to Whole Foods, Trader Joes, or a local health food store?
What do you see happening in the future with Thrive?
How are you handling your internal emotions with this massive growth and responsibility?
How did you come up with the values that are the core of your company?
In This Episode, You Will Learn:
Why knowing less can be a benefit to an entrepreneur in the start up phase
How Thrive Market grew from 10 employees to 400 employees in 1 year
Thrive Market is the fastest growing ecommerce company in Los Angeles
Why they spend $50K a month on providing great, healthy lunch options for their employees in house
How buying quality food from conscious businesses helps heal the healthcare crisis in the U.S.
Plus much more...
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Music Credit: Retrofunkish by SANDR
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I want to know what business idea you've been waiting on that you're now going to jump into after listening to Gunnar. Leave a comment!
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