17 episodes

Built to Outlast explores the journeys and companies of business builders, with a focus on traditional small to mid-sized business niches in America and the strategies which allow those businesses and builders to endure and flourish. We progress from a surface level of understanding to a deeper level in order to provide knowledge, insight, and learnings that are shared amongst our community. Our episodes focus on personal motivations, journeys, and growth, as well as key drivers of the business model(s), value chain positioning, moat and sources of enduring returns on capital.

Our goal is to build content, tools and a community that supports and empowers what we believe is the backbone of America: business builders and doers, on their journey.

Built to Outlast Jory Caulkins

    • Business
    • 5.0 • 13 Ratings

Built to Outlast explores the journeys and companies of business builders, with a focus on traditional small to mid-sized business niches in America and the strategies which allow those businesses and builders to endure and flourish. We progress from a surface level of understanding to a deeper level in order to provide knowledge, insight, and learnings that are shared amongst our community. Our episodes focus on personal motivations, journeys, and growth, as well as key drivers of the business model(s), value chain positioning, moat and sources of enduring returns on capital.

Our goal is to build content, tools and a community that supports and empowers what we believe is the backbone of America: business builders and doers, on their journey.

    John Marsh – Beauty in broken things

    John Marsh – Beauty in broken things

    John is the co-founder of The Marsh Collective, which stewards over $1.5B of real estate in 12 small American towns. John shares the ups and downs of his journey as an entrepreneur from a young age, and discusses many beautiful learnings he has distilled along the way. We trace the widely ranging professional and personal endeavors through peaks and valleys, and hope as the bridge between them. 
     
    Leave something for BTO community: Measure, manage and multiply. Your daily routine is extremely powerful in determine your journey, the path you are on, and where you are headed.
     
    Ask something of BTO community: If what John is building resonates with you or someone you know, they always need capable people to build with them! Reach out at https://www.marshcollective.com .

    • 58 min
    Sumit Rai – From Ninja Stars to Cancer Cures

    Sumit Rai – From Ninja Stars to Cancer Cures

    Sumit is the Founder and CEO of Cancer Check Labs, a biotechnology company using patented filtration technology to revolutionize cancer screening and outcomes. After 14 years of development, Cancer Check Labs recently launched a novel and potentially revolutionary early detection service. We discussed Sumit’s childhood and early business endeavors, the breadth and depth of his early professional experiences, and the loss of his younger sister to cancer, which ultimately has led to a lifelong mission.
     
    Leave something for BTO community: Focus on the “why” and always remember your purpose in doing something. This will help you endure the inevitable ups and downs along the way.
     
    Ask something of BTO community: Spread the word about www.cancerchecklabs.com and get tested.

    • 1 hr
    Matt Wheeler – Doing loops and helping recruits

    Matt Wheeler – Doing loops and helping recruits

    Matt is a co-founder of SportRecruits, a technology platform focused on empowering student-athletes to pursue their dreams. Matt shares his journey from lemonade stand organizer to dedicated caddy to college athlete to technology founder. We discuss how hard work, a willingness to take a path less traveled, and an ability to perceive setbacks as positives can lead to building a wonderful business and life.  
     
    Leave something for BTO community: Don’t feel compelled to raise capital if it isn’t the right fit for you or your business. Small Giants traces the stories of a number of businesses which had wonderful outcomes but did not require a ton of capital to become a large success. 
     
    Ask something of BTO community: If you know a student-athlete or club team who could benefit from a tool to support their college recruiting efforts, please don’t hesitate to reach out at https://sportsrecruits.com/ 

    • 58 min
    Carl Ferenbach – From parachutes to private equity, the beautiful seasons of life

    Carl Ferenbach – From parachutes to private equity, the beautiful seasons of life

    Carl is a co-founder of the well-known private equity firm Berkshire Partners, which currently has over $16B in assets under management. Additionally, Carl is a co-founder of the High Meadows Foundation with his wife Judy, and was the Chairman of the Environmental Defense Fund. Carl shares his journey from watching his father work in the family textiles business, which made parachutes during WWII, to building two organizations from infancy into powerhouses, all with an eye towards collaboration and a commitment to core values.
     
     
    Leave something for BTO community: Collaboration, and the humility to enable it, has been a key to his success and something that is powerful in aligning teams to achieve success.  
    Ask something of BTO community: Climate is a significant issue, but will take collaboration and collective action. To make meaningful continued progress, we need to be empathetic to alternatives views and work together towards a solution.

    • 59 min
    Tom Lehman – From paper routes to HVAC parts, oh, the places you’ll go!

    Tom Lehman – From paper routes to HVAC parts, oh, the places you’ll go!

    Tom is the CEO of Surplus City, a leading supplier of HVAC equipment and replacement parts at great prices. Tom shares his journey growing up with young parents in a hardworking household, and how the sacrifice and courage he witnessed from them has served as a foundation for his life. We discuss the peaks, valleys and learnings from his wide ranging set of experiences from caddy to microbiologist to brewmaster to R&D chemist to CEO. 
     
     
    Leave something for BTO community: Reading Oh, The Places You’ll Go by Dr. Zeus as an adult can provide a wonderful reminder that life will have inevitable ups and downs, but the one thing you can control is your approach and response.
    Ask something of BTO community: We are always looking for good people. If you have technical experience in the HVAC space and are looking for an opportunity, please reach out to us through BTO or directly at info@surpluscityliquidators.com!

    • 1 hr 7 min
    Matt Dalio – Endless exploration and the dominoes of life

    Matt Dalio – Endless exploration and the dominoes of life

    Matt is the Founder of Endless, a technology business focused on using technology to build a more empowered generation of children throughout the world. Matt shares his journey growing up immersed in a wide range of communities, cultures and settings and how that has impacted his thirst for endless exploration and impact on the lives of people around him. We spend time discussing a year he spent living with a Chinese family, and how that and a few other key dominoes have led him to building Endless.
     
    Leave something for BTO community: (i) “Love what you do” because when things are inevitably challenging, you need something to fuel your grit, and (ii) journaling can be a very powerful tool for leading an intentional day and life (book recommendation: The Artist’s Way)  
     
    Ask something of BTO community: (i) if you have kids, join Endless’ game-making community, and (ii) spread the word about what Endless is building!

    • 1 hr 5 min

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