20 Burst results for "Tom Shoes"

Designing human-like voice bots for IVR with Einav Itamar

VUX World

06:10 min | 4 d ago

Designing human-like voice bots for IVR with Einav Itamar

"For those who? have. Never. Come across Volk. It is is A. Platform describe as a platform technology enables you to. Automate in coming calls into the in the Houston. conversationally, I. You describe. It. Wa. You're automating. Both incoming and outbound calls using the I. We also providing solutions for Omni Channel. On top of feats, you know many auto companies. The are Chad with companies are trying to into the space of voice. But then the extent that you get these, you know naturally suitable because voice is much more complex than I'm your shed, but we went the other way around I created. A solution that is good for contact center. Now, we're also studying to provide the solution channels and to provide also on me across channels solutions. Across. Messaging Chats websites in-app in many other channels, swell. Rhonda's this because eventually customers today expect to get the best service across the channels to get it also to be consistent and fluent. so you're talking. On about trade-offs, contacts and trade offs, and how you kind of you develop the plow foam to try and counteract some of the. Can you elaborate a little bit on what kind of trade offs? You UTAH. Yeah, sure. So S I mentioned. I. Think Sense. There is such thing as customer service. There is always a trade off between. You know. The company's you know our clients at one to provide. Good. Customer experience, but Dan their cost. For providing customer experience and especially. When there is a your scaly. So as no telecommunication companies and banks as A. Growth in a number of customers, a number of agents, it becomes more and more challenging to keep the level of customer experiences still keep the cost same. Venture. Customers what we experienced when we are calling. Is. Experienced long waiting times. We experienced sometimes inexperienced agents or you know all short agents, we know maybe limited access to internal systems or. Out Maybe. So So. Then on the other hand when companies try to solve skill ability issues and use technologies like. Then again, they get. They throw their customers into amaze rights with the that is not great. Awesome experience, and then sometimes they try to. Come these using. Trying to divert customers the other channels that they're more scalable like email and chat, and so on. That eventually, still customers are still calling and again receipts during co-lead more and more again because if you want something and you now. You still need to call. So it's not one or the other, he needed to provide great customer experience across channels and I think that if chat was where like a trim two or three years ago. Now, it's clear that the voice is as important as jet and you need to provide again a solution across channels and. Make sure that you don't need voice s like. Sumptuous is. Completed to. Jets. It's interesting that you mentioned or what you mentioned earlier makes me think about how a lot of times customer service can actually be a differentiator. Sorts can be a competitive advantage for starting companies. In. The US you've got a handful of companies that are just like really known for good customer service like jet blue, a trader Joe's. Maybe, there is something that you as well. Cain any companies that Spring to mind. You're like, okay. I. Don't mind calling them. I think John Lewis Typically tend to have a pretty good customer service, but another one from the US is Tom's shoes. Of you've had this dog is where some very agents have spent like twenty thirty minutes on the call was among and something. I think any complaints they ended up just giving you a new pair of shoes in insulin, and then there's another one about flower. Flower. Company where? They, they missed delivery to someone's There was an important delivery wasn't birthday with something else and the Mr Delivery, the person foreign open ended up giving them free flowers not announced just free flowers everyone. Constantly after that. For Making one mistake. So it just shows how important is to have customer service because people like me who have nothing to do with it tells stories about. That's going to be really expensive if you're going to be willing to stay on the phone for hours with the human. So I guess Vocal Da da driven customer service help companies close that gap a little bit when it comes to that customer service advantage. I don't think they relate to that. you. You mentioned several companies that could. A similar experience. No. Before costs and for civil ones. Not just automated, but I will make sure that. The customer experience comes first. So this is our ideal customer. So for instance, American Express is also where known. In. you know in in their? Ability and willingness to invest quite a lot. In order to provide great experience. So when we met with them initially, they were very excited about us both from the ventures you need. innovation and business the different business units. So that got us into a place where they invested in as they are one of our. Trusted the Bucknell's and we are Again one example for. For Great Company that believes in US and knows the importance. So great customer experience and not just

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"tom shoes" Discussed on FOMO Sapiens with Patrick J. McGinnis

FOMO Sapiens with Patrick J. McGinnis

05:28 min | 2 months ago

"tom shoes" Discussed on FOMO Sapiens with Patrick J. McGinnis

"You know I think a lot of people have to buy the brand was you created an entirely new way of doing commerce, which is the one four one business model so just to start out? I'd love to hear how you came up with that idea. Was this something that you've been thinking about before? Did it occur to you in that moment Argentina, and and how did you? You sort of end up doing it when people refer to it as a business model, it still makes me chuck a little bit. Because the way that I came up with. It really was as simple as in how I met some nonprofits helping kids get shoes in Argentina. I saw that there was a great need for children to get new shoes. Choose to go to school. As part of their uniform, I discovered this cool opera gotta shoot that no one had ever seen in the United States, and I literally said like it'd be so cool to sell these shoes and every time we sell a pair. Give pair to a kid that needs a pair and the reason why. You know we did it that way. There's just so much easier to keep track of than some. percent goes to profit or percent to charity or this or that which companies identify pass and the thing is. It's hard to imagine now, but we really weren't thinking of Tom's being a business like it wasn't. Even we have a checking account we didn't registered. Does business like a project? That was like this fun project that we were doing I was doing and the had some friends helping me that would just help. Kids get used in we actually it's interesting. 'cause everyone knows us is the one for. For one company that phrase one for one was never even used by US until the third year business, so we just said. Hey, you buy a pair. We give a pair and then people start saying. Oh, it's one for one. Oh, that sounds smart, so we trademarked it and that became a huge. You know obviously part of our brand, but originally through a simple way to keep track of it from accounting perspective and make people you know. Kinda be connected to helping people by being totally transparent. Transparent in giving a pair every time yourself here until when you started out then it sounds like this was your thing by impact. Predominantly Oh yeah hundred percent..

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"tom shoes" Discussed on The School of Greatness with Lewis Howes

The School of Greatness with Lewis Howes

03:12 min | 1 year ago

"tom shoes" Discussed on The School of Greatness with Lewis Howes

"Hold on for your entire life. Wow. Yeah. Seize the day. Be presence last one second Carpe Diem, the more you give the more the more. You give them we live you president. I love those men you talked about your wife a few times throughout this. Can you share the greatest lesson that she has taught you and how important she is in your life? Yeah. It's so interesting because when I'm at my best self is when I'm most connected to her when I'm truly thriving whether it's in business or with our our kids, or with my friends, it's when I'm really really spinning time listening to her and to her in a way that she knows kind of what's best for me. I think that's what her superpower is. She not just me. But other people I think she really can understand, and she has a gut intuition that others don't and she can really understand like when you're in your best place. But I think the thing that she is taught me the most is really goes back to the thing that I still continue to struggle with though is is just. That life is about these very important moments with the relationships you have and and you've got to make time on your calendar to have them in. She is she is so good at saying no to things, and I'm not we want say everything. Yeah. And she is so good at not entering emails and so good at night, injuring text message. I mean, drives people in my life crazy, sometimes they my mom. She's like Heather is not texting me back. And I'm like, she's president. She's present. Yeah. And so I think the thing that I'm really grateful to Heather is she's really helped me slowdown kind of really understand. What's important? What relationships? What would we absolutely have to do verse to saying yes to everything? And sometimes that that's the reason I know that that's so important in my life is it's also the thing I struggle with into things that we argue about and it's like because it is hard to do. But when I do it is when I feel the most connected in the most present. And so, you know, it's it's that and then the. The other thing is is she is. She is a incredible defender of anything that's unjust. You know, she's a huge animal activist. I mean, she would do anything for any animal on the planet. She is the regional phone call and saying someone has to do something about this after the Thousand Oaks led to all this in the ending gun violence. I mean when something is not right. You know, she is not afraid to speak out. Even if it's not politically, correct. Even if it's going to be uncomfortable and a group setting like, she speaks her mind, and that gives me more confidence to speak mine into use my platform to do things that might be outside of my come on. So that's cool. So I was like a powerful woman. Yeah. Very much very much. So why don't acknowledge you for moment for doing the challenging things? I feel like you've been leading the way in your business for a long time. Doing the thing that people have said, this is crazy. You can't give up. You can't give a shoe for selling a shoe. That's too much cost. You know, how to build it for doing the hard thing. Constantly because this right now is not like a popular thing to do with your team with your business until it is. Yeah. But you'd have the vision.

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"tom shoes" Discussed on The School of Greatness with Lewis Howes

The School of Greatness with Lewis Howes

03:13 min | 1 year ago

"tom shoes" Discussed on The School of Greatness with Lewis Howes

"And tag it on your Instagram story, tag you as well. I don't know if you check your in all the time. Yeah. So tag Blake are you at Tom either at Tom's your app Blake Majkowski, Boca, Blake Majkowski, make sure to tag Blake in myself. Let's get this message out there for in wide on ask three final flushing. Okay. Great. This is called the three truths. Oh, cool. Okay. Three truce. So I want you to imagine that it is you get to choose the day that it's your last day on earth. Okay. Okay. It can be five hundred years from now. Okay. You want okay future. Okay. You've achieved everything you want you've grown the businesses helped the entrepreneurs solve human problems. Yes. All the things that you want to do in your lifetime. You've done it. And it's a beautiful moment. But it's your time to go. You gotta go. For whatever reason all the things that you've created in your life your books, your videos, your work, your businesses. They have to go with you. So no one has access to your information. Okay. Okay. But you have to leave behind on a piece of paper three things, you know, to be true. All your experiences in life. Wow. These would be the three truths or three lessons that you would leave behind to the world. And you know, when you get to share three things say are your three truce. Wow, issues question. Well, I think I was start with the phrase is used a lot. But it's been really important to me in my life since I was eighteen I had one of my best friends pass away. When when I was eighteen and I could have been on the plane. It was a plane crash. I could have been on the plane with him. And I wasn't. And I realized that I could never predict when that day would come in. So that I should make the most of every day. And so when I was eighteen s started signing every letter because we didn't have Email back, then carpet diem, seize the day and to this day every Email I ever, right? I sign carpet. Diem every thank you note. I write I signed it Carpe Diem every book I signed on carpet diem because I believe that, you know, the greatest honor week in give to the people who've come and pass before us in the greatest kind of honor, we can give to whatever your spiritual belief in terms of how you've been created is to seize the day is to truly live every day as if it's your last and so. This is the last conversation. I had with someone that gets recorded. I wanna make it the best one in no tonight. When I go home, and I read my son is story. I want to be present to that. Because I'm going to be the best ones. So carpet diem would be my first truth. My second truth was also has been very influential in my life. And it was given to me by great entrepreneurs. Bob deadman, Bob deadman started coming out club Corp. And he was one of the largest donors to SMU the college. I went to and I got to meet him when I started my first business was a laundry business. And and I asked him for a piece of advice and say he was probably in his late seventies, very successful billionaire. And I said I said, so if you give one thing right down your piece of advice calling me, and he wrote down on a piece of paper, the more you give the more you live in that. I think is absolutely true. Like there is nothing that has given me more joy more of a film int-.

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"tom shoes" Discussed on The School of Greatness with Lewis Howes

The School of Greatness with Lewis Howes

03:40 min | 1 year ago

"tom shoes" Discussed on The School of Greatness with Lewis Howes

"And this is like kind of look backing now I'm like I'm so grateful about two years ago. We realized that if we're going to grow our business in kind of did that next grade growth we had to bring on great men's designer, and we need to create like boots and trainers and shoes that guys could wear beyond our regional she that we're known for. And so we actually built this amazing product line for guys in the past two years. The problem is we can never get any guys attention for them to see it. Because most guys just assume like, oh, Tom's what my girlfriend wears. Right. That was the thing or my mom. Yeah. Exactly. Oh, this is a great example of this. That's why they hired Tom Brady to look cool though. Yeah. Well, we couldn't afford to hire Tom Brady. So we had this issue for two years we have now we have great men's product. But we never get enough attention because we don't have a huge marketing budget because we spend so much money on giving. So this happens people who want to end gun violence don't have a gender connection. Right. So now about half of our traffic to the website was guys and half was girls. Cool as of now this last week forty percent of our sales remained fifteen percent of forty. So think of that three times. Cool. Cool. Yeah. So they went there for postcard. And then they sell these boots that are really masculine and waterproof and is freezing cold and snowing in Wyoming right now. And and so one of the things that's interesting to me is in. This is kind the entrepreneur, listen, you can have the right product. But if you don't have the right mechanism to get the right people in front of your product, your businesses to grow. And so what I realize is while our growth has been kind of flatlined the last few years, even though our product has been better than ever the reasons been flying as we didn't have a fight big enough to attract attention and now that we have spending advertising. Now, I'm spending five million dollars in giving. So it's a significant investment in resources. But what that's done is this all these guys to Tom's maybe for the first time, and then they see these boots or they see these sneakers they see these shoes they're like, oh, that's that's actually for me. And then and so I think that what we're going to see if I come. On a year from now, I think we're going to have a much bigger business. And I think we're going to have a business as much more balanced from a gender basis, which makes it a lot more dependable or predictable in the future of pretty cool. So it's been really amazing to me to see how many like lessons we've learned in such a short period of time just by doing the right thing at the end of the day. We took a huge leap of faith, but rich, and it was a very risky for weeks ago. Feels less risky today. It seems like smartest guy. This is my favorite quotes about entrepreneurs. When you're an entrepreneur every day you wake up, and you know, you're either going to be a genius or an idiot, but you'll never be a regular guy or girl trying to get through the day. You'll always remember. Yeah. Never be remembered as like, oh, yeah. They were they they really got through the day like he was all his genius or idiot. And so I've been in idiot, plenty of times in my career genius. Maybe a couple of times. I don't know how this is going to the business long-term because we're getting a lot of awareness now. But what I do know is everyone at Tom's internally has this kind of renewed hope and purpose because they realized that we can use business use our community use technology to have an impact in something that like politicians have had a hard time doing. So. That's what's exciting. That's really cool. Yeah. Seven hundred thousand that's cool as good into a million. Yeah. Let's get it to a million tops dot com right now where you're listening to this take a screen shot on your phone. Yes..

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"tom shoes" Discussed on The School of Greatness with Lewis Howes

The School of Greatness with Lewis Howes

03:39 min | 1 year ago

"tom shoes" Discussed on The School of Greatness with Lewis Howes

"You're really an entrepreneur and your blood. It's like you need that battle to fight you need to do the impossible. And so when when I pitched this to my internal team, and there was resistance. I'm actually glad there was resistance. If they would've said, yeah. Great idea. I don't think we would have executed as well. But because there were some initial resistance because there was concerned about sales because sculptures concerned about is. This was going to be seen as a political move. And we have a very equally split politically a customer base because of that we executed so intensely and so carefully. And because of that, you know, we've seen this go viral. We've had something seven billion media. Impressions in three weeks. I mean, it's just nice incident me what how sales been through black Friday. Yeah. So so so the great thing is we don't have all of our numbers for wholesale accounts. But all of online numbers have been up in up significant double digits, so not what we were expecting. And there was no shoes to buy was that true or you can go down the page. Well, you could still find shoes down below. Above the whole above the fold. There was only the postcard. Wow. And it's been that way for almost two weeks almost seven hundred thousand as of us getting this probably goes out close to hopefully. Yeah. Yeah. And if you're watching and we're not to a million yet, go to the website, and you could be like the final person. I only go back on Jimmy Fallon when we hit a million. So what do they do they go to Tom dot com? Yeah. Just reading still still it'll still be there Christmas. This is Christmas Eve. We'll still be on the homepage front and center, January definitely through January first. So it'd be right there until congress is back in session it test January fourth God, it'll take what do you do twenty two seconds twenty two seconds. She just type your name and your zip code. And it tells you where to send any click send and then we pay for you pay for the postage and the printing of it does there. Thank you. Thank you. And then the thank you has a button you can click, and it will send all your Twitter Facebook, everyone smart. Yeah. And so it becomes a viral loop. So that's that's what's been so. Yeah. So I mean, it's it's it's worked up about this. I mean, so fired up because it's. Get to be part of a solution. Like, I just hate hearing about experiencing things a pain and suffering in our world knowing that we have as humans the tools and the technology to make it better. And then I also am realizing the macro thing that now is like got me. So fired out is as a brand we're going to look for things going forward that had become politicized. That are not political. They're human because there are more and more things that are dividing us now that used to be not political and to me that is the pain point. I think of identified is there are things, and I don't know what the next thing is going to be. But I know there will be next thing. This is a human issue that whether you're on the right or the left or you're you're from this part of the world, you we all care about the same thing and Thomas gave me a business that brings people together to to make those changes. And so that's where I realizing that's really what Tom's two point zero is about and the interesting thing as you look at like, what's the business impact one? One of the things is just been fascinating to me is I saw this today. So it's fresh in my mind so up until four weeks ago. Eighty five percent of our sales were women and fifteen percent male. Okay. Then that's been pretty much that way since I started. Why is because the original shoo we did was this slip on called the opera. Gotta and it's a more feminine looking shoe. There's still a lot of guys millions of guys have worn it over time. But for the most part it gravitated more towards women. And then because we have a flat like more thin kind of slip on so about two years ago..

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"tom shoes" Discussed on The School of Greatness with Lewis Howes

The School of Greatness with Lewis Howes

03:03 min | 1 year ago

"tom shoes" Discussed on The School of Greatness with Lewis Howes

"I guess it's been happening for a couple of years for all these shootings have been happy schools and clubs and bars and things like that and one happen here in Los Angeles, recently, and what happened to you and your family when when that happened. Yeah. So I mean crazy statistic is in the last three hundred and forty days of the year of the year this year, two thousand eighteen we've had over three hundred mass shootings three hundred hundred what what's considered a mash you more than four people or people are shot or killed killed. I think if or people are killed and hundred of those entered in the United States. Yeah. This illness one a day. No. We do. We just got here about some of these or hear about him will and no, no. It's not small towns. It's actually communities of color. It's inner cities. It's yeah. I mean, this is were gun violence. I mean, you know, actually be like a terrorist. Thing. No eight this is plaguing these communities day in day out. The only ones you do hear about are the are the more, you know, mass shootings at club or synagogue or bar. But so what happened was is many people? We've read about everything you read about what happened parkland. And we read about you know, what happened just a few months. I didn't have to go in a synagogue. And then you read about having a yoga studio, and you somehow kind of get a little bit numb to it. Because it's happening so often, and you almost start to expect that this is the new normal until it happens to Jesus your your community. That's that's the thing. And unfortunate I wished that was not the case. But you know, in my case that was and it is what it is. Yeah. About a month ago, we had a shooting in Thousand Oaks, which is fifteen minutes from my house twelve people were killed and my wife called me in the next morning. I was actually on my way to Tom's back. Uber and I was just catching up on some emails and stuff. And she said, you know, I'm not gonna take our son to school today. And I'm scared, and you know, this happened in synagogue she couple of weeks ago, and I read about a yoga studio, and I just don't know where we're safe anymore because Thousand Oaks is in the news reports said its list is one of the top ten safest cities in America. How and so if it can happen there it can happen anywhere in the ghetto in L A. This is like suburban neighborhood suburban neighborhood north of LA. Yeah. And so my wife is interesting. She said someone has to do something about this. And I said, I agree. I agree. And I said, okay. Well, I'll see you tonight. You know, she was a pretty emotional, and I got off the phone, and, you know, I've I've told the story nephew times, it was it was as if I mean, if whatever your religious beliefs are like it was almost like a divine moment for me where I realized like she was saying rhetorically someone has to do something throwing her hands in the air, but everything in the universe and in my brain said, no. She you like you have a platform you built a business to help people. You've got millions of customers.

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"tom shoes" Discussed on The School of Greatness with Lewis Howes

The School of Greatness with Lewis Howes

03:42 min | 1 year ago

"tom shoes" Discussed on The School of Greatness with Lewis Howes

"And you know, who knows what's going to happen with the economy, and that capital is not going to be there. But the worst thing is time because you could spend another so much capital available now to mediocre companies, and mediocre ideas. That is not so much about losing capital. That's going to happen. But I mean, venture capitalists are big boys and big girls, they expect that to happen. But what worse is the loss of time. And so if you're if you're peak time to start something in your kind of mid twenties to mid thirties before you have a family and all these other things, and you can just go focus, and you waste that time on something. That's just kind of a mediocre idea. And you never get any sales launch. Yeah. You don't do it because you have so much capital? You can just keep you can keep trying pervert. Oh, my we always say, we always say don't let progress not perfection in some of the best things. I think that came out of the last bust was the minimum viable product really trying to get launched doesn't have to be perfect tried to get revenue try to get customers. So I think the biggest thing that I worry about with the state of entrepreneurship now is just as there's just there's just too much capital. Yeah. I've never taken raise money from anything. I've always kind of like just also shown eight years, gray and just reinvested the money back. Yeah. Building the team and everything and I always get like friends who are raising money. No, raise a few million here. And there some of them works out. Someone went doesn't go start. A new thing is my money. And I'm like, I don't know if I could live with. Exactly if it didn't work out pay these people back now, it's because you can just be like didn't work out. I'm gonna get to know. Sorry. We took your money. Yeah. We're going to try something else. Yeah. For me that it's more of like the time is not a big deal for me. It's like letting people down that believed in me. And then I said sorry, I can't pay you back. Yeah. What I'm going to try something else to make money here. I've got nothing to worry about like it was nothing's on my back because you knew the risks. It's great that you had that perspective is very rare. And that's unfortunately, I think part of the reason that's rare is our media meeting. Our financial media. You know has done a horrible job of celebrating money raising not making money, right? This person's raise this and then seven years later, they still done any. I'm not even going to say the names of companies that like have like eclipse, Tom sometimes in the media like love, and I'm like, but they'd make no money zero. Like, they're we've raised a ton of money. And I was like, you know, like. Isn't the purpose? Last time I checked if you start a business to make money and make it sooner than later. You get this like false belief around yourself like all the presses talking about and look what people six people invest in us. We got all these precedents. But then three months later, no one talks about you. And you still haven't launched anything for a year. And I just feel like that's it's so enticing though, because you can have a a nice background or degree. Yeah. And like resume and have a great pitch deck. Yeah. And have two or three like key people on your team and say, we've got this next big idea, give us five million bucks. And then live off that for a few years, and none of to execute anything. Yeah. No. That's like it's not gonna last longer. So if you're an entrepreneur watching this, and you've got some money. I would I would try to get something launched try to get some revenue quick as I think we're, unfortunately, we're headed and direction where there's going to be some challenge tough. Now, you took kind of a back seat the last few. Years you sold half of it. You said you were in and out of the office like a couple of days a month. I'm assuming someone else was running. Yes. Someone else's running up. But you're still like the face. I get the ambassador chairman and. Something happened recently..

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"tom shoes" Discussed on The School of Greatness with Lewis Howes

The School of Greatness with Lewis Howes

02:33 min | 1 year ago

"tom shoes" Discussed on The School of Greatness with Lewis Howes

"But my chief of staff is there or the head of marketing whatever's there, and so I think the biggest thing is just really trying to remove yourself from meeting. Because that office and takes the most time only I can do this. Right. So this is what I need to be sitting. My time is communicating in meeting with people who have audiences of engaged people that are going to be activated. I need to spend less time saying yes to meetings, and that's and that's good. Because I don't really be me. So, but it's so hard when you have people who really have great ideas in great opportunities for partnership, not just as a yes. And the next thing, you know, you have no time when your calendar, I always tried to create the list of all the things I'm doing right now all the things that I don't need to be doing that. I am doing. Yeah. And the things that only I can do. Yeah. And the third parts so critic and try to just focus on. Okay. We'll hear two other lists that things I'm doing and things I don't need to be doing. But someone else can do like when we gotta start pushing that over as fast as possible. So I can focus more on that one list of key things. Doing the interviews or doing the phone calls. The new introduction. Or the lunch meetings. Whatever made to be. Yeah. You can only I can do. I think that everything is eliminating whenever you hear the word should. And you're okay. I'll be very that's something you probably shouldn't do. So whenever you say. I should do this. It's actually your guilt or your way that you've been programmed to think you have to do something that you really don't have to do. So I found myself whenever I catch myself. You know, I should go to that tonight. Why should be in that meeting that I actually know that's a trigger up? No, actually, you should be. Because if the reason you're going is because you had this kind of guilt that you should be there. It's probably is probably not absolutely necessary. Interesting. Yeah. What do you think entrepreneurs struggle with the most right now with all the social media out there and all the different opportunities and building a team and hiring and managing people. What do you think is the biggest challenge for them all of them? Yeah. I think that right now, we're in a very unique time where there is a lot of capital to a lot of crappy ideas. There's a lot of. Your capital gain thrown at entrepreneurs that that really don't have real businesses. And so I think the hard thing for onto preneurs right now is and I worry about enterpreneurs wasting five years of their life. You chasing some that. Really? There's not a purpose for just because they can access the capital, and then they're going to look back..

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"tom shoes" Discussed on The School of Greatness with Lewis Howes

The School of Greatness with Lewis Howes

03:43 min | 1 year ago

"tom shoes" Discussed on The School of Greatness with Lewis Howes

"So we didn't have to pay for shipping, which is one of the most important things cost things, and we were able to use the materials local materials to our crane jobs for satisfying a ton of critics, and we're more cost efficient and getting the shoes to the people didn't even the most. So the critics were actually in that one little case it helped now there was a lot of other criticisms that probably weren't helpful. But in that case, would I learned was if you just immediately kind of fight opposition with opposition. Then you miss the ability to really understand what an adversary or someone is coming at because if you understand them enough, then you could potentially use it your power. And so what I realized was people were not critiquing us because they didn't appreciate are giving model it sounded like they didn't for sheet it, but what they really were saying was a company of your scale should be. More responsible with supply chain in if you can you should create more economic stimulation. So you know, we we've had some failures to try to do a factory in Haiti. And it was that was the first factory. We did outside of our traditional supply chain. And then everyone celebrated in prison Clinton talked about how great it was. And it was all this stuff. Two years later, we had to shut it down, and it was super painful because what we realized is we were trying to do something to answer the critics, but we weren't really thinking about what was good for the business. So then we went to India. And we said, okay. India actually has some really great factories that by working with them, we can create more jobs in these communities that desperately need them, and it can be sustainable. And now we make school shoes for kids in India leather school shoes, and it's been great for the business and greet for the impact. So it's just it's one of the things that you kind of have to take the criticism, and you have to look at it, you know, with a curious west at beginner's mind, but you also always have to have in the back of your mind that it has to. Be sustainable from a business perspective. It can be a restoring critic. Yeah. But it's got to be smart. And that's that's interesting though. What would you say the biggest challenge you face personally right now in your life? And right now, my schedule I just on the way here, but wife, and I just got into it. I mean, it was not pretty I mean, I have two kids of a four year old and a one year old. We split our time between Wyoming and Los Angeles. I know we're going to get to it. But literally I went from kind of semi retired chairman of Tom's maybe come into the office couple times a month to now I've been like working like I'm back in the startup days. And this is kind of throwing my family through a tailspin. So so my biggest my biggest challenge right now is I'm so passionate about this new campaign that we're working on with TOMS, and I think its potential impact on American history. But at the same time, none of my family needs have changed and my wife's like, okay, like who's taking your son to snowboard lessons. Like when was the last time you got? Your daughter was the last time we had a date night. You know, why you wanna play again? So I think with a lot of people who are entrepreneurs you love what they do. One of the biggest challenges managing your time. Because it's it's every every thing that is an opportunity to move your mission forward is is something you want to anyways. Yes time. Yeah. So how'd you manage it? All then. So so what I'm trying to think about now. Because in a habit is is really just a great book called essentially on if you. Yeah. So I think that books great. I'm really kind of trying to go back to that book right now in start each week with okay? What are the things that only? I can do like literally like there might be the most amazing person that wants to meet with us on this new campaign, and we're working on. But they absolutely have to have me in the room or could they get ninety percent of what we can get done if I'm not there..

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"tom shoes" Discussed on The School of Greatness with Lewis Howes

The School of Greatness with Lewis Howes

04:31 min | 1 year ago

"tom shoes" Discussed on The School of Greatness with Lewis Howes

"But that's one of our sponsors. I can't go out about any more. Yes. Now was not literally just looking at today 'cause I'm supposed to pick out some outfits, and I was like this looks really good. It's absolutely great. Yeah. So that's a perfect example. And everything I think is an example of an organization while they're not doing one for one. They've been inspired by Tom's to say, okay. Our mission is to have a radically transparent supply chain to provide quality apparel at a price. That is that the cuts out the middleman, very similar Worby Parker. And so everyone's agree example, where they're not giving any back. We're taking that money. Yeah. More transparent. And so I think so dance your question. That's what modern business has to. Do. You have to have a purpose bigger than just making money. If you're purposes just to sell a widget make money, I think it's very hard to attract and retain young custom. Yeah. Unless you're like a software that just has the best solution for sure I think attack you can get away with it. I think you know, social media and get away with it probably anything that is highly addictive coffee. Bag. But if it's something where there's a choice of multiple brands and all things are equal. I think what you'll find is. That customers would rather support an organization that has a social purpose and empower story behind the numbers, right? How easy is it to create a social impact business? Well, I think it's one of the things that's harder is is you have a cost structure there's different than a traditional business. Now. The only way it financially can make sense is if the cost it takes to either have a different supply chain or the costs it takes to do giving us that cost is not decined his at cost, but as an investment in your marketing customer loyalty marketing, actually, so is because how many shoes giveaway let's ten million a year ten million and how much does that cost? Yes. So that's costing you know almost say ten to. It's fifty fifty to seventy million dollars a year. Also on giving away products. So as opposed to running like advertising marketing, totally, but what you find is that because you're doing this, and it was more in the early days than it is now is it is connecting people to in a way your brand advertising Cam by that's the difference. I think it's like, it's really hard. Now, some brands can get away with certain types of aspirational advertising. Think Nike's you could exam that we're just part of the culture like, you know, it's like they create ads really make you feel a certain way about the brand which causes you to purchase. It tell you a great stories most brands, if you wanna have that level of intimacy in connection with your customer is got gotta be deeper than the surface level about retiring. And that's where I think giving is is really a unique opportunity or I say giving meeting also something like the supply chain of transparency to ever lane giving back to you. It's gotta be interesting. If you were. Starting a business today and you were starting from scratch. Yeah. What type of business would you create that wasn't Tom working on like an entrepreneur starting from scratch. Would you know, what industry would it be in? Yeah. What give back would it have a component or transparency would it have? And why would you do that? So I've thought about this, and I have too many things going on didn't pass. Maybe someone will take to build something. Great. Yeah. But I really think in the clean energy space. And then one of the biggest issues of our time is going to be climate change. It already is. And I think that there's more technology today in every day. It's like microprocessors like solar wind like this stuff is getting more and more forcible, and there's all different types of incentives to get into these businesses. And I think what's happened is the incumbent as these big power companies. And so it has every like every check box for me of what is great entrepreneurial opportunity. It's got the big guys are slow. Oh, and fat and happy. There's a new technology. That is rapidly getting better. It is what young people really care about it because this environment they need this earth. They need to keep for a while. I was starting from scratch. I think there's so many opportunities in the clean energy space. Entrepreneurs of all different sizes can.

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"tom shoes" Discussed on The School of Greatness with Lewis Howes

The School of Greatness with Lewis Howes

01:57 min | 1 year ago

"tom shoes" Discussed on The School of Greatness with Lewis Howes

"And T commercial. Yeah. A bunch of them commercial promoting which also helps sell shoes during this. When other people talking about your story of the story. But yeah, how do you? Stay inspired for that long. Well, it's been hard. I mean, part of what his inspired me a lot in the last say four to five years as I say going from being the athlete to the coach. I was like the store athlete for say. The first six or seven years was Tom Brady. That's nice call. I'll take that. I'll take that call them it. But, but then I the only way to stay inspired was to move more into a coach role and not just a coach for people at Tom's about four years ago. I decided to sell half the business, and the reason I did that is because we built it to the size. We'd kind of plateau we're trying to grow more international retail things that I didn't really know a lot about and I was lonely. I had no board of directors. You know, like, no no partners in every time. We wrote like a thirty million dollar check. It was like my personal checking camp. Well, we wanna place a big order tried to do some new stores. I mean, literally it was like the equivalent of running a personal check every single time. And so I ended up bringing a partner wrestle fifty percent of the business. We brought in a great CEO amazing guy from Starbucks Jim mulling who was there with Howard for many years and building Starbucks great servant leader. And that allowed me a through having less. Pressure day to to be running everything. But also a huge liquidity event allowed me to start investing in other social entrepreneurs. So a big part of with inspired me the past four years has not just been like kind of being the spiritual guide of Tom's. But really helping other nonprofits get started other. Social entrepreneurs get started and really seeing them thrive. There's this great organization. I always love talking about because it's one of my very first investments called art lifting. And is this really smart young entrepreneur from Boston?.

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"tom shoes" Discussed on The School of Greatness with Lewis Howes

The School of Greatness with Lewis Howes

02:34 min | 1 year ago

"tom shoes" Discussed on The School of Greatness with Lewis Howes

"Every year get new shoes. So our mission is great. But we haven't had that like astronomical growth again. Because so many people have immolated it is like, okay, I like your shoes, but I'm not I have no need to go onto Twitter or Facebook, or Snapchat, or whatever and tell them I friends about. Shoes. It actually weird like it'd be weird. If you were like, guess what? I got Tom shoes today, and they help give a child need. All your father's like. Yeah. Like, I knew this started. Right. So, unfortunately, our success in the number of kids that we've helped around the world. Well, it's been incredibly gratifying it hasn't until recently had like another big story to tell. And so so that's what's been like any business. You have to kind of Ninni become more focused on the fashion trends and getting the styles. Right. And we built a great men's business over the last couple years, but that doesn't happen overnight. Do you think a business can thrive off of one story after ten years? I think you can maintain. So I guess thriving is is all relative right leg, tearing me to give the same amount of I think you can maintain that base. We've maintained basically a half a billion dollar business a little bit less than that over the past four or five years because we had that base and they're buying the shoes because they're connected to the mission. They respect Tom's of the brand. They liked the style like the quality the quality all of that. But in order to have another level of growth, I think you need to engage. Age your customers in a new story or something that they feel that when they move it makes a difference. That's that's been something that you can never predict when that's going to happen or how that's going to happen. But I think when you looked at like, I mean, Apple's a great example of that. If you look at the different peaks and valleys of apple over a forty year period of time. You know, Patagonia is a great example. Now like, I mean, they had a huge rush with the original Patagonian the late eighties. I mean, I don't know if you had when your kid, but everyone I knew had one, and then they kind of came down quite a bit, and they plateaued and then the last five years they've they've really grown again. So I think it's vans is a great example in the footwear space where in the seventies became the hottest thing, then they almost went bankrupt. And now they're four billion dollar businesses Razia. So wow. Yeah. And how you state inspired by the same story. Yeah. You've had every press covers or as possible. Yes. Doug as in every commercial for the first four. Or five years. Yeah. I remember seeing like a chase Bank commercial one AT.

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"tom shoes" Discussed on The School of Greatness with Lewis Howes

The School of Greatness with Lewis Howes

03:37 min | 1 year ago

"tom shoes" Discussed on The School of Greatness with Lewis Howes

"Welcome everyone in the school Britain's podcast. We have the legendary Blake Mike Hosking. The house can see him doing. That's a nice introduction. You don't watch my life would say I walk into the kitchen, and we we have like, I don't know probably a couple hundred mutual friends, probably in this kind of sure I think every single book here as a book, I've read, and I know the author I was with your Instagram page recently. And I saw Jesse it's doing video for you. And we were talking about Scott Harrison, so many mutual friends who are entrepreneurs probably Adam brand you problem. Now, guys, there's a lot of people been on your lot of people have recommended having you on your some glad you're finally glad to be here. You are well known for creating Tom shoes, which has been kind of like the gold standard for how to run a business with social good behind it thing. And everyone uses you as an example, they're like on the Tom shoes of like sunglasses. Tom shoes of this new talking oil? Yeah. So everyone is kind of doing this you buy one, and we give one model, right? What was your original inspiration for for doing that? And did you think it would actually last twelve years? There's and grow or is it like, maybe we'll make it pass a few years. And then. Yeah, I mean, literally, we it wasn't even a business when we launched it, we call it the Thomas project, it was, you know, and we're so interesting is that there's been so many people that have emulated this one for one model, but we didn't really think about like we were creating a model. We just went to keep track of it the easiest way to keep track of this. Because you know, I was traveling in South America, specifically Argentina, I saw all these kids in the streets. The street kids kind of sniffing glue kind of you know, really going through tough times, and none of them had shoes on and I asked this woman one day, as you know, why are these kids not in school? And she said, well, one of the reasons are not in school is they have to have a school uniform to go to school and part of that uniform is a pair of shoes and black bear, she's actually and they can't afford it. And so their families can't afford the uniform and the shoes then that go to school school patient, all kinds of bad stuff. And so when I think back to that moment with the. Idea. I had was so simple. Like, I basically went and volunteered with this organization for the day who had gone and gotten donated shoes. So they went to wealthy families in Buenos iris collected these like slightly used there weren't even new shoes but use use they took him to the kids before the school year, and that was their donation, and I went and volunteered and donated shoes and got the joy of seeing kids get shoes and that night, I came home. And I was talking to my buddy who was appointed teacher of all things as the Leho. And I said Leho said this really did today was amazing. I felt so good like I felt like so full of spirit, and he said, yeah. But what's going to happen when they need their neck species? And it was like I would from like ten to like five. Oh, like, I don't know. Maybe we didn't actually do something. Good today. Maybe we just like prolonged future problem. And that's when I had the ideas like, you know, I've never been in charity. I've never been in philanthropy. But I'm entrepeneurship start a few businesses. And what if you could start a business? Where every time you sold a pair of shoes you would give away. And then that way, it's really easy for the customer understand. It's really easy to keep track of. It's not like oh five percent or ten percent or thirty percent of your sales. Go to this nonprofit. And then how much actually gets to the kids? It was like, okay. Like you buy a pair. We give a pair that simple. We'll call it one for one. And that was it. And it was just like, you know, I mean at the time I mean, I was kind of running another company and online education company that I started this is like a side project. We didn't have like a business plan..

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"tom shoes" Discussed on The School of Greatness with Lewis Howes

The School of Greatness with Lewis Howes

01:35 min | 1 year ago

"tom shoes" Discussed on The School of Greatness with Lewis Howes

"Follow. I hope you're having a wonderful holiday season as we're wrapping up the end of the year. And I'm going to be sharing some of my end of year. Lessen some of the biggest lessons I've learned from this year. And it's it's been a lot trust me, especially a lot happening towards the end of the year. But I'm excited about this interview with Blake because he has done some incredible things for business and charity and making the world a better place. He's done it all these combined it in a powerful way. And if you don't know who Blake my cost is if you've never heard of Tom shoes, he is the founder and chief shoe giver of TOMS and the person behind the idea of one for one which is a business model that helps a person in need with every product purchased. You've probably seen this you probably. Bought Tom shoes you've probably bought. From this model from another company because many companies and brands have taken this model in implemented themselves where you buy a product, and they give that product of someone in need as well. It's a very popular model right now in this simple idea has grown into a global movement. Toms shoes has provided almost ninety million pairs of shoes to children's since two thousand and six and in this interview, we talk about the benefits of having a business that gives back how to deal with negative backlash with empathy. So how to deal with the backlash when you try to do good in the world. But people make you wrong for still the power of storytelling for your business. And how your business.

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The Carnival Of Business Growth Strategies - Featuring Guest Tiffani Bova

Amazing Business Radio with Shep Hyken

05:58 min | 2 years ago

The Carnival Of Business Growth Strategies - Featuring Guest Tiffani Bova

"To amazing business radio with bestselling author and customer service and business experts ship Pikine Chappel talk with some of the smartest thinkers and business to help make you more successful in your professional and personal life. This is amazing business radio with chef, hiking. Hello, everybody Shep hike in here. Another episode of amazing business radio. In this time we have an amazing guest. I always say that, but this time I mean it. She's truly amazing Hernandez, Tiffany Bova, and she is not only a great person. She's a an a mate outlet her tell you what she does it Salesforce, but really her book growth IQ which comes out August fourteenth available everywhere you'd think it would be available. It is an outstanding book and it's so much more than just customer service, inexperienced, but let's get Tiffany on here. Let's let's talk about what she does and I could tell you, is that when you look back at her bio, her bio is, I don't know like a three and a half pages want well, not really three and a half paragraphs long, but it's filled with well, I could go on and on, but that would just be reading it. So Tiffany, welcome to amazing business radio. I tell us who you are and then let's talk about your new book growth. IQ gay. Get smarter about the choices that will make or break your business, loved the title. And by the way, Tiffany before you start talking? Not only do I love the title. I love the book because as I looked through the aesthetic appeal of the book and it's a nice regular hard bound book looking at it from the outside, but there's some really cool find sin images and cartoon kind of things that you have in there. It's just a great book. So welcome to amazing business radio. Well, thank you for having me to this amazing show. Well, we're gonna friend, we'll thank you. Thank you. Last time I saw you, we're talking about your new book. It was in New York City right expense ago, and I think you have left to go talk to your agent about things. And here we are six, seven months later, the books getting ready to come out just around the corner here and gosh, am I excited so quickly? Dons some background on who Tiffany is in your Gartner experience and your Salesforce experience and lots of great things. Oh, yeah, here's I always like to just frame it up this way. So first thing I'd say is everything I learned about business aren't. It's carnival which that's a whole conversation. Carnival second. Yup. The carnival the the second thing I say is I call myself a recovering seller because I used to be a quote of burying sales reps or the individual, and then managing teams, and then larger teams and bigger teams, and then eventually managing marketing as well and customer service and call centers. And I did that for about twelve or thirteen years. And then I spent a decade at Gartner as an analyst and research fellow covering the transformation of sales and as well, the impact of customer experience in the way companies to grow and go to market and how and where they use partnerships and third party channels to to take their products to market. So that was a an amazing decade of just getting my hands journey and learning a ton around just the mechanics of big company and small companies try. To grow. And now I've been with Salesforce for a little shy, three years two and a half, and knowing the global growth and innovation evangelist here, and I get the amazing opportunity to travel around the world talking to our customers as well as on customers about what what they see in the market and how they're really trying to use technology to be much more engaging with with ultimate their existing base as well as net new customers. I love the word evangelist because I know one of your counterparts over there. You know the the evangelist follow after who's good friend of ours. So anyway, cool. Title, global growth and innovation evangelists. Are I wanna go back to the carnival. Tell me about the carnival. I knew that we'd get you. I knew that would get you. So I, I would say this I was born and raised in Hawaii, which is also kind of random. But we, we had this sort of roaming carnival that we go around the islands to raise money for schools or it was like a fifty state fair. And you know, it happened maybe a dozen or eighteen times throughout the year, and it had been going on third generation from the early nineteen hundreds. And then I started working with the family. They were kinda like my second family, their daughter was my best friend, and so I started working in high school for them in the outdoor games at carnival. So like you know the darts to hit the balloons to win the black light posters or the rings on the Pepsi bottles, or you know everything around winning teddy bears and all that kind of stuff. Aren't you gotta tell on any further? They rigged. Well, no. Okay. So you were in an honest carnival.

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Alex Wirley explains the secrets of health and entrepreneurship

Business Rockstars

02:02 min | 2 years ago

Alex Wirley explains the secrets of health and entrepreneurship

"Business rockstars i'm alex wirley welcome to the show joining me right now the ceo and founder of a care hawaiian volcanic water ryan and men's thanks for being here so if you could start off by giving us an overview of your entrepreneurial journey i know that you started this business pretty much right out of college so really what was the catalyst restarting it just so we relaunched graduated early with my cofounder to launch a full time when we were about twenty one and so you know we it actually was originally an entrepreneurial entrepreneurial project we are in the undergrad program at usc specifically there's an entrepreneur program and it's called the loyd gripes center entrepreneurial studies so i had actually started working on this concept when i was a freshman so went through feasibility classes is spend classes and eventually thought that we had kind of a resonating lifestyle brand that could actually create some really positive disruptive industry change in terms of our environmentally packaging environmental packaging our social message i give back component so our goal is really to create a carbon neutral fiji needs tom shoes so tell us a little bit more about the brand and how it's disruptive how do so i mean our our platform is based on live healthy lives sustainably live ethically so it starts with the water itself which is kind of important so it is actually filtered through about fourteen thousand feet of poor spokane rock through the modelo volcano on the big island and that unique filtration process enriches it with these trace minerals mates it naturally alkaline electrolyte rich daily recommended intake of silica really good for your hair your skin your nails and has a really smooth mouth feel so starts with water but then the sustainability part is we were the first major premium water brand one of the beverages actually in the country to use one hundred percent our pet so what that is is our bottles are actually post consumer recycled bottles so we basically have a ninety five percent smaller carbon footprint than ever bottle that you see out there and then we all set the entirety of our logistics through originally forestation programs our facility runs off thirty three percent minimum blind energy and then the last component which is super significant is for every leader that you buy we donate a week's five clean water to people in need in malawi africa and we also donate an extra two percent of revenue towards local nonprofits in hawaii fostering education conservation so the lot the paints a good picture to start with so since you're an entrepreneur how would you define entrepreneur and really specifically what it takes to be successful entrepreneur nursing and definitely stresses you out but it it it's all worth it to the i haven't right now i have a huge conviction in my company and the brand that we built but you know we we have a lot more to do and you know when when you're growing so fast you know that comes with it a new set of complexities in terms of you know you know needing the right amount of cash making sure you have the right systems operating programs and so you know these are all things that keep me up at night right now so exciting to deal with all of because there are a lot of highs and lows is an entrepreneur so i think it comes down to have you really good personal life because if you really if you have a really stressful work life you have a lot of things going on at home you know that just gonna mentally you're just going to be exhausted so for me it's making sure that i am spending enough time with my girlfriend my family my dog my friends cutting off so like saturdays are always mind sunday's usually work like half days but you know that's really the recipe symbolic maintaining the balance xactly so a lot of entrepreneurs they transitioned from working a nine to five to being an entrepreneur and that's a really scary transition year in a unique position because you really starting college i think that there are a lot of benefits to going in a very competitive industry very naive you know i like if i had any industry experience in beverage i'm actually not sure i would have i'm not sure if i would have started why because it would have seemed like there were so many barriers to entry and i would have talked to so many people that would have told me you're crazy and you know i think having an idea that i knew as disruptive that i was doing enough focus studies in enough feasability where i felt like we could change the industry and kind of holding onto that and then secretly things out as they come obviously we made tons of mistakes but it got to a point where we realize we did have something and we could do it and i don't think we would have ever been able to get that far if i had had some experience prior because i was coming in with just so much energy ignorance is bliss and ignorance is a lot of naievety my advice would be to put together an amazing advisory board people that have done it before not just people that have experienced with big beverage the very successful companies that are doing tens of millions of dollars hundreds of millions of dollars but people that have donna from the from the getgo you know so we can talk about the honest gee guys you can talk about all of the coconut water guys that started from scratch from nothing and grew the brands to become multi in one hundred million billion dollar brands because they've actually been through every single stage not just the later stage and so you know we eventually put an advisory board together but it wasn't until about two three years in where it was one that was super super relevant doing john lennon and he's also an investor he's been amazing his his advice has always been i talk to him every day and he's always helped me stay really positive but another thing you know one of his best quotes is just the little bit dark but higher slow on fire fast that's about it all the time i'm here so that's like you know i mean i wish i had really dove in and early on and started researching investing into techniques like top grading and things like that he really helped me figure that on and so basically it minimizes the possibility of you hiring a b or a c player and maximizes the probability of you hiring a player and you know the problem is a lot of entrepreneurs thing is someone that it's one and they don't realize the hiring the wrong person is actually gonna cost them five to ten times that person's salary if they're not the right person and so we have to get back to okay let's have like a goto business structure and protocol for hiring and that's going to enable us to have a bad ass team what's going to push a sport a lot quicker but it's the best and worst part about working for yourself best part is a flexible schedule for sure and being able to kind of pick the projects that i can help and work on and really spearhead and kind of having my own level of autonomy the worst is that you feel like you have the weight and the responsibility of all your employees your team investors your friends and family in this case originally brought in a lot of friends and family and your and your partners when you're making tough decisions which you often have to do you research you go with your gut deep talk it out what's kind of your decision making process having context but there's a lot of times when you're in a really fast run company that just really don't have time to sit and wait around like a lot of other people would like depending on the personality types and so nine times at a time when i trust my gut students in the right direction but but we're gonna take a quick break when we come back we're going to talk more about building business we are the biggest entrepreneur platform on the planet this business rockstars

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"tom shoes" Discussed on Remso Republic

Remso Republic

01:40 min | 2 years ago

"tom shoes" Discussed on Remso Republic

"Economic destruction of africa tom shoes i think they're you know hell honors purely satanic but i mean it was just i'm watching that and i felt like my brain cells dying instantly and i did listen realistic to the episode you about net neutrality you went in farther linked most people so folks definitely go check out the electric liberty land episodes nets trial but but but anyway you give a lot of great examples i don't disagree with anything but i could summit down to this in save a lot of time what was life like before twenty fourteen barack obama to that we didn't have this argument and if you really wanna paints a villain the biggest villain is netflix because netflix takes up like almost a third of the frigging world's band with right now at net flicks in all the internet providers rely can netflix we need you pay more so rather rather that just pay for the extra space that netflix was don't have to take what did they do they turned into crony capitalists and they said we're gonna go go ahead and get involved with the fcc and the obama administration and we're gonna make sure that everyone is just a screwed as us because we're greedy that's cronyism in uh this whole thing could be turned from you know internet freedom and everything else just outright cronyism because things were good before that and everyone's just like oh terminator two judgment day like six million people are gonna die because of this it's completely ridiculous and then twenty million people got dive from the gop tax cuts it's like what was life like before this happened because there's grant assumption that net neutrality was always there and people are so ignorant on the topic.

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"tom shoes" Discussed on WJR 760

WJR 760

01:40 min | 2 years ago

"tom shoes" Discussed on WJR 760

"The kinda goes you know why should do your good dogooding stuff on the side yeah and focus on your business a you get profit it'll be ah you know is it has has hasn't been a stretch and carry a want you jump in here because i know you probably in general support this cutting by i surely dare you do but now you heard is not profitable yet we have say bottles it does take time but i'm just going to say tom's shoes dean attempts youth well sure they gave away what did i pair of shoes you get up and they give a pair way but his generation sorry the millennial generation is all about giving back so if you want to attract that younger market from a business standpoint you need to have something that you're doing that is a good give back tigthening i think what you're doing is amazing in don't give up thank you cannot give app is one of the most important things i think condemning me as a question about tom to roll into this tom shoes you used use that example you ever seen a pair i actually owned several pair of shoes amazing yes well i was gonna say i have to and i say the shoes are really cool but the shoes aren't it's not about this she note the case of tom shoes what you're really telling you what your moved by the shoes are good raised story it's the right is this story it right your dollar when you as a consumer so that does fit uh you bought those shoes and you became aware why do you think you became aware tom shoes because what they were doing because what they were doing and what they're doing specifically as by the pursues and they give away a pair of someone who doesn't have a pair of shoes right that's wonderful their marketing but you gotta me that so that worked him are you david are you putting the the two things together that way to drive your business you're right tom shoes did we are as an example by the.

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"tom shoes" Discussed on WJR 760

WJR 760

02:05 min | 2 years ago

"tom shoes" Discussed on WJR 760

"Feel good give back tigthening i think what you're doing is amazing and don't give up thank him not give up is one of the most important things i think do me as a special tom shoes to this roland this tom shoes you used use that example if you ever seen a pair i actually owned several pair of shoes amazing yes well i was going to say i have two and i say the shoes are really cool but the shoes are it's not about this you know the case of tom shoes what you're really telling you what your moved by the shoes are good raised story is the right is this story right your dollar when you as a consumer so that does fit uh you bought those shoes and you became aware why do you think you became aware tom shoes because what they were doing because what they were doing and what they're doing specifically as by the pair of shoes and they give away a pair of someone who doesn't have a pair of shoes right now wonderful for their marketing but you got me that so that work in are you david are you putting the the two things together that way to drive your business you're right tom shoes did we are as an example by the we are in for us it's it's we don't jess rely on the cause we're not like trying to sell something we believe we make amazing product that is comfortable that is beautifully design we take positive messaging lots of when you get into sort of clause related products sort of the the quality of the product decreases because the focuses more so on what the give back is right we feel like we can do both extremely well um and we can take positive messages and make them stylish and make them fashionable and make them all without distraction all get without is it can you i'm trying to go even further first of all i want to make sure that that's not distracting from the four prophet objective of your business is a show about business early you gotta be in it for profit you got to make a profit or otherwise go do something has gone up to go be a nonprofit so you gotta make sure doesn't distract but more than that like toms can you make it work for you you know can you drive your business as a result can you market the message somehow tear advantage even more than.

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