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We interview the founders of America's fastest growing companies.

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We interview the founders of America's fastest growing companies.

    How to Train Your Gut to Make Expert Decisions - Vijay Balasubramaniyan

    How to Train Your Gut to Make Expert Decisions - Vijay Balasubramaniyan

    Another inspiring conversation on the Zero to 5000 Podcast today. We were joined by Vijay Balasubramaniyan, founder and CEO of Pindrop security. Pindrop is based here in Atlanta, Georgia and has quickly grown to 180 employees and raised over 100 million dollars, cementing itself as the industry leader in anti-fraud solutions. We discussed:As a leader, you have to make decisions, not create more optionsTraining your gut is the only way to make decisions that always provide solutionsWhy self-awareness trumps everything in polarizing decisionsTrue leaders are made in the hard timesKeep your heart soft and your spine strongResources mentioned:Difficult Conversations, by Douglas StoneThanks for Listening. Head to Zeroto5000.com to download The Founders Guide to Talent Optimization. A 60-page report unpacking the specific talent practices that translate to peak business results.

    • 1 hr 16 min
    Becoming Legendary with Bert and Richard Sorin

    Becoming Legendary with Bert and Richard Sorin

    Another inspiring conversation on the Zero to 5000 Podcast today. We were joined by our first father / son pair, Bert & Richard Sorin. Richard is the founder of Sorinex, the worlds leading exercise equipment company, and his son Bert now runs the company as CEO.We discussed:The power of strength training that has changed Bert, Drew, and countless other's livesTurning a passion into a business for Richard Sorin, and the value of hard work from the bottom up for Bert.Becoming legendary - leading a life that you can be proud of.Everything you want is on the other side of hardThanks for Listening. Head to Zeroto5000.com to download The Founders Guide to Talent Optimization. A 60-page report unpacking the specific talent practices that translate to peak business results.

    • 1 hr 25 min
    The Definitive Guide to Scaling Your Business - Verne Harnish, Scaling Up

    The Definitive Guide to Scaling Your Business - Verne Harnish, Scaling Up

    If you only listen to one episode from our podcast, make sure it is this one Founders!! We were joined by Verne Harnish, CEO of and Author Scaling Up. Verne is the world-renown scale up thought leader and in this episode he shares his best advice for getting off the ground and leading in times of crisis.  We discussed:Why you must have a marketing meeting every week - completely separate from sales (à la Steve Jobs) How to create your essential list of 25 people that, if reached, will scale your business 100xHow Verne went from idea to global reach in 36 months using this methodWhy you always have to give to people before you can get from themA few must-read books for every leaderHow to truly differentiate with priceDaily huddles and over-communicating in the midst of crisisBooks MentionedRight Away and All at Once - Greg BrennemanGive and Take - Adam GrantHumanocracy - Gary Hamel (Verne's best book of the decade)Antifragile - Nicholas TalebNever Eat Alone - Keith FerrazziScaling Up - Verne Harnish Thanks for Listening. Head to Zeroto5000.com to download The Founders Guide to Talent Optimization. A 60-page report unpacking the specific talent practices that translate to peak business results.

    • 1 hr 24 min
    Special Report: Talent Optimization, Designing a Talent Strategy for Maximum Results

    Special Report: Talent Optimization, Designing a Talent Strategy for Maximum Results

    Today we have a special conversation on talent optimization with our hosts Drew and Jordan. We dissected a few important aspects of The 2020 State of Talent Optimization Report, courtesy of our software partners at the Predictive Index. We've analyzed this report to give you the most valuable 20 minutes you'll spend today because when you have optimized teams, you get business results. While we see this everyday with our business leaders, here is the concrete data from this special report:64% of total company costs are labor costs - which means you're spending the majority of your budget on peopleExecs attribute 72% of their company's value to their employees36% of businesses have a talent strategy, but only 24% could explain it to their employeesTalent optimized companies outperform other companies by 16% in terms of strategic success rates.Thanks for Listening. Head to Zeroto5000.com to download The Founders Guide to Talent Optimization. A 60-page report unpacking the specific talent practices that translate to peak business results.

    • 22 min
    How to Achieve 99% Employee Engagement - Peyton Day, Roam Innovative Workplace

    How to Achieve 99% Employee Engagement - Peyton Day, Roam Innovative Workplace

    Another inspiring conversation on the Zero to 5000 Podcast today. We were joined by Peyton Day, CEO of Roam Innovative Workplace here in Atlanta GA. Day Worked as CEO of Day Hospitality Group before starting Roam to help new founders start, scale, and grow their company in and through the Roam community. We discussed:Why giving employees autonomy increases resultsHow competent leaders welcome all kinds of feedback, good and bad, and then act on itWhat being impatient will do to your business (it's not good)Check out Roam in ATL! meetatroam.com Thanks for Listening. Head to Zeroto5000.com to download The Founders Guide to Talent Optimization. A 60-page report unpacking the specific talent practices that translate to peak business results.

    • 1 hr 9 min
    How to Make 1 + 1 = 3; Owner of GQ’s Best Men’s Store in America - Sid Mashburn

    How to Make 1 + 1 = 3; Owner of GQ’s Best Men’s Store in America - Sid Mashburn

    Another inspiring conversation on the Zero to 5000 Podcast today. We were joined by Sid Mashburn, founder of the widely acclaimed Sid Mashburn clothing store and brand here in Atlanta GA. The Mashburn lines and stores have expanded over to Houston, Dallas, Washington D.C., and LA.  We discussed:Why southern hospitality is the right way to do businessHow one simple gesture made a $15,000 apparel saleHow doing what you love with a passion always beats working harderHow to make employees feel like family and much much more.One of the most enjoyable conversations we've had on the Zero to 5000 podcast. Be sure to visit sidmashburn.com and annmashburn.com for a style upgrade.  Thanks for Listening. Head to zeroto5000.com to download The Founders Guide to Talent Optimization. A 60-page report unpacking the specific talent practices that translate to peak business results.

    • 1 hr 29 min

Customer Reviews

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56 Ratings

56 Ratings

ipromiseimjeffbezos ,

Human and authentic

Drew and Jordan are absolutely studs and getting behind the human that scaled their business. As an entrepreneur I resonate with the mountaintop moments (and the sucky valleys) of growing your own business. Makes me feel understood and inspired.

Unhinderd Rules!! ,

Best Podcast of 2020

Great insights from incredible entrepreneurs. Well done Mitchell & Mcclure!

Macclburn ,

Love these guys!

Always fun listening to people that care of growing other people! Keep up the good work!

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