David Hauser ~ Founder of GrassHopper.com

~ Current Series ~

100 Interviews with 100 Major Influencers

 

On the mic today we are joined by an individual who sold the company he and his partner built for $170 Million. David Hauser is a serial entrepreneur who has founded or co-founded multiple companies over the years, making his largest exit from Grasshopper.com. David and his partner are 100% focused on building companies that focus on rapid growth, and delayed gratification for themselves. This is how they took Grasshopper to $1 Million in year one, scaling it to $30 Million annual revenue then selling it after 12 years for the amount mentioned earlier for $170 Million. 

 

David not only co-founded Grasshopper he also started Chargify that was invested into by Mark Cuban himself half a million dollars over a short three email exchange. David founded ReturnPath, SuperFat, invested in Intercom, Unbounce, Broove, The Hustle and 50+ more companies.  He is also a founding member of National Entrepreneurs’ Day, and has been featured in Inc. Magazine’s 30 Under 30!

 

 02:27  Who is David Hauser?

     11:11  Starting a Company His Second Year in College

     14:23  Making $1 Million While Still in College

     23:47  A Growth Business vs. A Lifestyle Business

     28:25  Making the Decision to Sell for $170 Million

     37:09  Remote Teams vs. Teams in an Office

     39:47  Letting Go of Team Members that Get You to $5 Million But Can’t Get    You to $10 Million

     43:44  Why Happiness & Freedom Don’t Come With Massive Amounts of Money

     51:58  Valuing Experience Over Things

     54:02  Importance of Catching People Doing Good Things

     56:58  How You Do One Things is How You Do Everything

     58:20  Work Hard Be Nice

01:05:36  Life Changing Books 

01:10:45  Where to Find David 

 

Contact Info:

https://www.davidhauser.com/

 

Website: https://www.thebusinessmethod.com/david-hauser

Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-business-method-podcast/id1069958541?mt=2

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Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/2q8Q9t78sCL6kNkWlnV1Po

 

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Ep.479 ~ The Former CEO of Chipotle, Growing it to a $23 Billion Company ~ Monty Moran

November 18, 2020

Monty Moran ~ Author of Love is Free, Guac is Extra

~ Current Series ~

100 Interviews with 100 Major Influencers

 

Today on the podcast, we have the former CEO of everyone’s favorite Mexican grill, Chipotle.  Monty Moran was the co-CEO of Chipotle, growing their valuation from a few million to $23 billion over his decade with the company. They went from 8 restaurants to 2,000 globally, from a few hundred employees to over 75,000. His whole philosophy of leadership is centered around love. Truly hearing, seeing, and understanding the people around him, and working to make each of the 75,000 Chipotle employees better and happier every day.

 

Today, the day of this recording Oct. 20th, 2020 is the release of Monty’s book ‘Love is Free. Guac is Extra.: How Vulnerability, Empowerment, and Curiosity Built an Unstoppable Team’. During his time with Chipotle Monty met one-on-one with somewhere around the number of 20,000 Chipotle employees making this a foundation to understand what his employees were going through, and used this strategy to build a culture that took Chipotle from a regional burrito chain to a global superstar. Today, Monty shares behind the scenes of Chipotle, the decision making processes they used, how he managed priorities, and the incredible culture that allowed for this rapid growth!

   02:20  Who is Monty Moran?

   05:21  From Law to Chipotle

   09:06  Building an Awesome Culture

   20:27  Building Empowered Teams

   38:24  Leadership Needs to Care

   43:27  The Importance of Being Vulnerable

   54:06  Strategies for Rapid Retail Growth

   58:04  Monty on Being a Top Performer

1:10:17  Where to Find Monty

 

Contact Info:

http://loveisfree.com/

 

 

Website: https://www.thebusinessmethod.com/monty-moran

Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-business-method-podcast/id1069958541?mt=2

Google Podcasts: https://podcasts.google.com/?feed=aHR0cHM6Ly90aGVidXNpbmVzc21ldGhvZC5wb2RiZWFuLmNvbS9mZWVkLnhtbA%3D%3D

Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/2q8Q9t78sCL6kNkWlnV1Po

 

Ep.478 ~ He’s 24 & Went From $3k to $20 Million in 1 Year ~ Kevin Zhang

November 4, 2020

Kevin Zhang ~ CEO of Kreator eCommerce

~ Current Series ~
100 Interviews with 100 Major Influencers

 

Kevin is a 24-year-old serial eCommerce entrepreneur who has successfully built multiple 7-figure brands and is the CEO of Kreator eCommerce, a global business that features over 60 team members with facilities in 3 countries.

 

Starting with only $3K saved from a summer job, Kevin became a self-made millionaire at the age of 23, only one year after graduating college.  Although Kevin is young in terms of age, his traditional approach to business basics has helped him to achieve acclaim within the eCommerce community for building a $20+M business in his first year as an entrepreneur.  He is highly sought after as both an investor and strategic advisor for organizations focused on eCommerce and has helped these organizations strengthen their digital strategy, ranging from a luxury fashion brand frequented by A-list celebrities to a 9-figure gaming company.

 

Kevin is the son of Chinese immigrants who came to America in pursuit of the American Dream, Kevin has a passion for elevating those around him and views eCommerce as a means of extending opportunity to driven, hardworking individuals from all backgrounds. Aside from his own ventures, Kevin is also active in the world of entrepreneurship education. He also focuses his time on Generation E – a movement he founded to provide high quality, free eCommerce education for all. He has a vision for inspiring and empowering one million new entrepreneurs. 

 

    02:15 Who is Kevin Zhang?

    05:19 Hitting $20 Million in 1 Year

    15:15 Choosing Entrepreneurship Over Corporate Success

    18:35 Kevin on His Business Model

    30:05 Using Outsourcing & Automation For Scalability

    44:31 Kevin on Productivity

 1:01:30 Where To Find Kevin

 

Contact Info:

 

Website: https://www.kevinzhang.com/hey

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/kevinzhangofficial/

 

 

Website: https://www.thebusinessmethod.com/kevin-zhang

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