40 episodes

Gear up for a hike like no other and discover the landscape of business, life, and the complex trails that intertwine them.Embark on a journey with host Darren Mass and a new inspirational guest each week as they navigate steep terrain while engaging in thought-provoking conversations that unveil the intricate dance between entrepreneurship and the human spirit.It's an exploration of wisdom, stories, and nature-filled inspiration. Lace up for an adventure where trails and tales intertwine, only on the I Took a Hike Podcast.Interested in being a guest or sponsor? Visit www.itookahike.comFollow our journey here...instagram.com/itookahikepodcast/https://www.tiktok.com/@itookahikehttps://www.linkedin.com/company/i-took-a-hike/_____________________________________________________________________________________ 

I Took a Hike Darren Mass

    • Business
    • 4.8 • 25 Ratings

Gear up for a hike like no other and discover the landscape of business, life, and the complex trails that intertwine them.Embark on a journey with host Darren Mass and a new inspirational guest each week as they navigate steep terrain while engaging in thought-provoking conversations that unveil the intricate dance between entrepreneurship and the human spirit.It's an exploration of wisdom, stories, and nature-filled inspiration. Lace up for an adventure where trails and tales intertwine, only on the I Took a Hike Podcast.Interested in being a guest or sponsor? Visit www.itookahike.comFollow our journey here...instagram.com/itookahikepodcast/https://www.tiktok.com/@itookahikehttps://www.linkedin.com/company/i-took-a-hike/_____________________________________________________________________________________ 

    Daniel Regan - To Hell & Back With Purpose

    Daniel Regan - To Hell & Back With Purpose

    Imagine facing the vicious cycle of addiction, where every day is a fight for survival, overshadowed by the looming threat of relapse or worse. Daniel Regan's gripping narrative details a plunge into the underworld of drugs, from his early days of experimentation to the misery of rock bottom. Our season finale walks you through Daniel's ascent from these depths, guided by the unwavering love of his mother and the birth of Healing Us Centers. It's a testament to the human spirit's capacity for...

    • 1 hr 39 min
    Scott MacGregor - Adversity is a Gift

    Scott MacGregor - Adversity is a Gift

    How often do you pause to ponder the meaning woven into the 'dash between the dates' on a tombstone? Join us and our esteemed guest, Scott MacGregor, as we traverse the profound landscapes of entrepreneurship, personal growth, and the pursuit of a life rich with purpose. Scott, a CEO and author with a penchant for defying the status quo, reveals his philosophy on life's fleeting nature and how a single act of positivity per day can cascade into a tidal wave of change. Our conversation delves ...

    • 1 hr 14 min
    Jim Keyes - A Blockbuster Hike Through Central Park

    Jim Keyes - A Blockbuster Hike Through Central Park

    Ready to take an invigorating hike during the freeze of a winter in Central Park - Alongside the last CEO of Blockbuster Jim Keyes?Our topics include:The Freedom of Education The Climb from Impoverished BeginningsLeading Mega Brand 7-Eleven to Gas Station Sushi?The REAL Story Behind BlockbusterIn this episode, host Darren Mass joined by Jim Keyes, they reflect on humble beginnings to leading major brands, the real story behind Blockbuster's decline, and the importance of education as a p...

    • 54 min
    Rob Basso - The Exit Plan

    Rob Basso - The Exit Plan

    When history major turned business titan Rob Basso wrapped his resume in a sandwich to score job interviews, little did he know it was just the appetizer for an extraordinary entrepreneurial feast. Journey with us as Rob recounts his flavorful tales of launching ventures, the emotional weight of selling them, and the fulfilling yet challenging dance of work-life balance. His candid anecdotes serve up a hearty meal for thought on how unconventional strategies and a dash of creativity can be th...

    • 55 min
    Ben Thompson - Building a Company From a YouTube Audience

    Ben Thompson - Building a Company From a YouTube Audience

    Scaling the rugged terrain of Breakneck Ridge, I found myself in the inspiring company of Ben Thompson, CEO of Treble Health and viral YouTube personality. Our ascent into both the physical and metaphorical high points of life's journey revealed Ben's transformation from audiology doctor to a trailblazing figure in the telehealth landscape. Amidst our climb, Ben shared tales of his family's audiological roots, his own foray into the world of digital entrepreneurship, and the profound impact o...

    • 1 hr 11 min
    Michael Crotty - A Paramount Career Exploration

    Michael Crotty - A Paramount Career Exploration

    Ever wondered how the wilderness of business and the intricacies of life weave together to form a tapestry of experience worth sharing? Join me, Darren Mass, as I walk the path less traveled with Michael Crotty, the former COO and CFO of Paramount Global Premium Group, and unravel the stories that shaped his illustrious career in the media industry. Our conversation is a treasure map of insights, leading through his involvement with iconic brands like Showtime and BET, and uncovering the prof...

    • 1 hr 3 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
25 Ratings

25 Ratings

roslyngig4 ,

I Took a Hike - my new addiction!!

I just listened to Episode 1 of I Took a Hike and I was pleasantly surprised at how entertaining and informative it was to listen to and journey on the hike and life with you and your guest Alan Yung. The banter, stories, vulnerability and lessons discussed along the trail were both eye opening and amusing. I can’t wait to listen to episode 2. Keep on hiking!!

Marc Lawrence

Iladvzd ,

Informative and Inspirational

This one has quickly moved up my list of favorite podcasts. I found myself taking notes on the last episode. And look forward to each week.

Howie the Signman ,

Take a hike

Very entertaining and lots of good thoughts
I can relate as I spent 19 years next to Ben and Kenny at CTI. I know first hand that all of Ben’s comments were true and from the heart.
The part that hit home the most was how Ben described his relationship with Kenny and how he referred to ego. I also feel that ego and envy for that matter are not helpful traits. If I had an ego I probably would have never gone to work at CTI. After three meetings with Ben’s partners and basically being offered the opportunity I was told there was one other “guy” I had to meet-Ben! Eighteen years younger than I the VP of Sales and my future boss. As an experienced and fairly successful Dir of Sales with two national companies how would this relationship work. Well I guess we can say the rest is history
As Ben related his relationship with Kenny we were often referred to as Batman and Robin. In all our time together we really never had a drag down argument and I was always treated with respect which was most appreciated. I truly loved going to work as we had tons of fun and laughs along the way and working with many people far younger than I kept me “forever young” as Dillon would say. It’s over five years since I “went fishing” and I would say we consider ourselves good friend and have shared many great times together with family members as well. I often think of Ben as the little brother I never had!
PS-success? Knowing that with the help of many others in business and of course my wife we were able to and continue to make a good life for our family, and basically have NO WANTS. Lastly I slept well at night as I and CTI with kudos to all the owners did it honestly and with high integrity while many of our competitors lied through their teeth to make a deal.

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