Rusty Shaw was headed to dental school when his father approached him about becoming an oil jobber in his fledgling company in 1970. With little more than faith in the company’s potential, Rusty grew a fuel distribution business into a successful convenience store chain and real estate empire. Listen as Rusty explains what his “dash” is, and how important it is to succeed in life and business.
Rusty Shaw credits his parents for teaching him the value of hard work and giving him a great deal of freedom to make decisions and experience their outcomes, good or bad, which served him well in learning how to run a business. Rusty is married to Peggy, and he has enjoyed helping his nieces and nephews complete their education. Giving and contributing to his community is very important to him, and he enjoys donating to his hometown of Stillwater, OK, and Oklahoma State University, where he is the 47th all-time giver.
Bigger Than Business is the show where you’ll discover real-world stories of business owners living their purpose. You’ll encounter men and women all over the world who draw strength from understanding why they do what they do and how they remain true to that purpose through the ups and downs every business owner will face.