Why Zappos’ CEO Lives in a Trailer, and 13 Other Things You Don’t Know About Him
I have always admired people who don’t let money go to their heads and continue living normal lives even after they have achieve great wealth. Tony Hsieh is one of them. Not only that but he gets involved with the community, in his case Las Vegas, to help make it a better place.
Tony reminds us all that there’s far more to life than personal aggrandizement.
By the way, he has a new book out on management. It’s titled Holocracy and is now on my reading list.
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So How are Marcus’s Growth Strategies Panning Out?
In this ninth, and I assume penultimate episode, of the third season, Marcus revisits three businesses from the first two seasons to let us know how they are doing.
Sweet Pete’s Candy
I was very impressed, as I am sure you were, with the rapid growth of Sweet Pete’s Candy. Pete and Allison are the kind of honest and hardworking people you really want to see do well in business.
Marcus Lemonis Develops a Growth Strategy for The Lano Company
The Lano Company is a Kansas City, Missouri based business launched ten years ago by Miranda when she developed a lanolin lip balm. Since then she and her business partner husband Layne have expanded the product line dramatically and grown the top line to $2.4 million as of 2014.
Let’s look at the situation using the 3Ps.
Showtime will have a 12 part series about a shady hedge fund billionaire. It stars Damian Lewis and Paul Giamatti and looks like it will be worth checking out. The only problem is that it airs sometime in early 2016.
“Billions” is a bold, contemporary drama that melds the worlds of ultra-wealth, influence and corruption as personified in two highly ambitious opposing figures: hard-charging, blue-blooded, politically connected U.S. Attorney Chuck Rhoades (Giamatti) and brilliant, calculating, blue-collar billionaire hedge fund king, Bobby “Axe” Axelrod (Lewis). Set amongst the Machiavellian machinations of New York City power politics and finance, “Billions” weaves a complex, intricate narrative featuring a high-stakes game of predator-versus-prey. Maggie Siff, Malin Akerman, Toby Leonard Moore, David Costabile and Condola Rashad also star. The pilot was directed by acclaimed director Neil Burger (The Illusionist, Divergent), who also serves as an executive producer.
Marcus Lemonis and Precise Graphix
Precise Graphix is a Manaus, Pennsylvania company doing graphics and millwork for business clients. It’s owned by two brothers, Keith and Dean, who have been running it for 12 years.