Within every leader, there is a treasure of fascinating stories just waiting to be shared. Each week, Jason Randall, a working CEO with a passion for building exceptional teams, has candid conversations with executives from great organizations of all sizes about the human side of leadership…complete with the triumphs, setbacks, and lessons learned that make business life so interesting. For those who are leading a small-to-midsized business: if you’re looking for fresh, honest, and occasionally funny insights about how to build a remarkable company while keeping your sanity, this is the podcast for you. Up in Your Business with Jason Randall, from Forbes Books.
Episode 12 | Part Two: Jim McKelvey
In the conclusion of Jason's discussion with Jim McKelvey, the co-founder of Square and author of The Innovation Stack: Building an Unbeatable Business One Crazy Idea at a Time, Jim talks about the differences between an entrepreneur and a business person and why he thinks audacity is a great substitute for tenacity.
Episode 12 | Part One: Jim McKelvey
This week, Jason is joined by Jim McKelvey, the co-founder of Square and author of The Innovation Stack: Building an Unbeatable Business One Crazy Idea at a Time. In part one, Jim shares how a glassblowing instructor transformed the economics of small business and how Square survived a showdown with Amazon.
Episode 11: Paul Smiley
Jason welcomes Paul Smiley to the podcast. Paul is the Founder and President of Sonoran Technology and Professional Services, an award-winning company that provides services, training, and technical solutions for federal and state agencies. He's a retired Air Force Lieutenant Colonel with over 1,900 flying hours and a combat veteran of Operation Desert Storm. Paul shares how his military experience prepared him for business, why organizations struggle with getting their culture right, and the importance of diversity of thought.
Episode 10 | Part Two: Lindsay Jurist-Rosner
In the conclusion of Jason's conversation with Lindsay Jurist-Rosner, the co-founder & CEO of Wellthy, Lindsay shares the long-term benefits of her business school education and how her own leadership outlook has changed since starting the company.
Episode 10 | Part One: Lindsay Jurist-Rosner
This week, Jason welcomes Lindsay Jurist-Rosner, the co-founder & CEO of Wellthy, to the podcast. The pandemic opened our eyes to many systemic issues, and one of those was the current state of caregiving in America. But there’s one company that is taking that issue head-on. Wellthy is a caregiving support service for families with complex, chronic, and ongoing care needs. In part one, Lindsay talks about the inspiration for the creation of her company and how social entrepreneurs can connect a compelling mission to a compelling financial return.
Episode 09 | Part Two: Henry Ma
Jason wraps up his chat with Henry Ma, the CEO of Ricoma, a powerhouse within the embroidery industry. In part two, Henry talks about taking over the company two months before the pandemic, Ricoma's exponential growth in 2020, and the importance of listening to your customers.
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I have thoroughly enjoyed all of the episodes I’ve listen to so far. It is incredibly informative to hear leaders talk about the story of their business and how they personally addressed circumstances and issues. This is definitely something I will be listening to during my drives and when I have free time. Thank you and keep up the great content!