The CULTURE goodr Podcast takes you behind the shades of goodr. Get it? Although it may seem like we slam margaritas all day….we don’t. We work really hard on our culture and each week we’ll bring you a topic or guest that will show you how we got here, and how we f****d up so you won’t have to.
FUNGINEERS - F*CKING UP IS OUR WAY OF SUCCESS, NO, BUT REALLY
What do the karaoke jams Mambo Number 5, Closing Time and Stacey’s Mom have in common? Other than them being super catchy, sing at the top of your lungs one hit wonders, not a ton else. When we released our first product ever created, the OG’s, we were hellbent on continuing to innovate our products to be better each time, and sidestep the common “one hit wonder” trap. So, how do we do it ya say? Well, let’s talk to Mountain, our ringleader for the product team, or in goodr speak, the Fungineer Flock.
S03E09: SALES - THE CRUSTACEANS THAT KEEP GOODR GROWNIN'!
Sure, your standard decapod crustaceans aka shrimp get a rep for being tiny, overlooked and inconsequential. Well, we are here to blow your mind people, our sales team, or the storysellers in goodr speak, are anything but that. Actively supporting our ecosystem from the ground up, making sure we have the raddest in-person presence and creating partner connections are just a few of the key functions they conquer with a take-risk attitude.
S03E08: ACTIVATIONS - SNACKING ON THE "GUANO" OF GOODR'S ECOSYSTEM
Ok, maybe that title needs a bit of an explanation. Guano is the excrement of birds and bats that is used as fertilizer to create the ideal microbial environment for growth. The Activations are that guano at goodr. They create the connection and build the hype that stuffs our customers and fans with all the goodr-ness. [Insert poop joke].
S03E07: PROJECT MANAGERS - STAYING SAFE WITH THE "CONTROLLED BURN"IN GOODR'S ECOSYSTEM
The Mother of Dragons is here to BURN EVERYTHING TO THE GROUND. But only if you’re late on your tasks. Hanssie is our Project Manager (read as: Puppet Master) flock leader and she lets us in on the secrets of how her team pulls the strings to make all the things happen at goodr.
PROJECT MANAGERS - STAYING SAFE WITH THE "CONTROLLED BURN"IN GOODR'S ECOSYSTEM
S03E06: HUMAN RESOURCES - FEELING TOASTY WARM IN THE "SUN" OF GOODR'S ECOSYSTEM
It’s the episode you’ve all been waiting for… Everyone’s favorite corporate enforcers and squashers of all fun and laughter. Basically the employee’s version of the principal’s office. HUMAN RESOURCES [insert evil laugh]. But at goodr, we get our chuckles from turning the status quo on its silly little head. Meet Nicole, the flock leader of our “HR” or the Ministry of Culture, who’s team is tasked with supporting individual growth, creating connection and making sure we’re all having fun, all of which bring goodr’s culture to the next level.
S03E05: OPERATIONS - THE LIFE SUSTAINING “WATER” OF GOODR'S ECOSSYSTEM
Get ready to exercise your brain muscles because we’re visited by Aileen, the Profit Prophet at goodr who leads the Operations team AKA the Crystal Ballers. While this episode is jam packed with the emotional rollercoaster that is data analysis, logistics, and inventory at goodr, Aileen keeps us grounded with her motto of sharing complex data in a simple way. Because if you can’t explain something simply, you probably don’t know sh*t.
Applicable for business leaders looking to do better
Skip business school and listen to this pod. Okay, maybe not, but don’t pass it over because you don’t run or wear sunglasses. Lessons from the Goodr culture can be applied to your org.
Rule #1 = Fun = Success = Happiness
So many times, you fall in love with a brand and a style and you’ll love their advertising, and you think “TAKE MY MONEY!!” After you give them copious amounts of your money, you think, “Dang, I wonder who’s actually taking my money and what’s happening to it?”
These guys have absolutely nailed it. Take my money.
Getting the opportunity to hear EXACTLY what happens behind the scene is successful transparency at its finest. Unabashedly enthusiastic to share their philosophy with the world, because corporate America needs to get out the pens and notepads for this one. CEO Carl the Flamingo’s ability to prioritize fun (which is more complicated than it sounds) will keep this “young” company “young” forever. The senior leaderships desire to engage and be transparent and to promote workplace autonomy and make all of these things work has me excited for the booklist I’ve generated here.
That was a lot. Sorry.
Dope Podcast. Lots to learn from this. Goodr, go ahead and keep taking my money. Thanks y’all 🔥🤙🔥🤙😎
From Your Eyes to Your Ears
I’m a huge fan of Goodr sunglasses. I couldn’t resist the chance to hear what happens behind the scenes. The first season was a fascinating look at how a small but mighty company dealt with the COVID crisis is real time. Give it a listen!