George and Carrie Mock generously spend an hour or so with Pete, thinking aloud about the challenges of governing a family business, the work-life balance that accompanies that, the insights about the Company and industry that led to the decision to find Fuchs, and a few glimpses of what might be in the next chapter.
Gary Wilt and Pete have an entertaining and rapid-fire 45 minutes in Chattanooga talking about how Gary and his brother Terry’s journey resulted in the recapitalization of TAG Manufacturing, Inc. by CenterRock Capital Partners, LP.
Thatcher Wine grew up in an entrepreneurial household (upstairs from the business in fact). He tried a stint in a large consulting firm before he got fired (just kidding, before he was “called”) and became a founding entrepreneur in the tech sector of a startup that didn’t gain traction. Paid the tuition on that education, then moved to Boulder and slowly, the idea for Juniper Books began to germinate.
At The Annual Bigelow Forum in September 2019 we experienced a…well let’s just say… an energetic group discussion among and between four seasoned, successful high performing Entrepreneur Owner-Managers (EOMs). Friends/Clients learning, growing and generously sharing their experiences with their EOM peers.
Find out what David's passions are, his thoughts on what is (and what is your) "unlearning" as we think about cognitive biases that negatively affect Owner- Manager good decision making. We also discuss why, as a senior professor, he lives in an undergraduate residence hall, and what his professional life may look like ten years from now.
Here’s a live interview we recorded in Santa Monica in July that will blow away any worries or apprehensions you have about the Millennial Generation—or venture capital— or Millennials in venture capital.
This interview with Mark Taylor of Reading Plus is extremely engaging and relatable for any high performing EOM. HE openly explains what caused his “idealistic awakening” and realization that he wanted to fully own the leadership role of the business (which became a turning point for the company) before he could position it for its ultimate long term sustainable impact on the lives of millions of children—and positive impact on all the other stakeholders as well.
In this podcast I have an eye-opening conversation with Todd McAlister, PhD, the CEO of Fountain Therapeutics discussing the reality of stem cell therapy, some regenerative promise, and why it makes sense to keep our expectations realistic.
Why would someone—anyone—first acquire a fledgling business in their 30’s, invest 20 years building it into one of the most successful firms in its industry, choose the best fit next majority investor in a successful capital gain transaction, then retire from the business and join the public sector as a civil servant...only to acquire the business back again nine years later?
George Antoniadis always knew he’d be an entrepreneur. In this private, one on one interview with Pete Worrell, he describes how he took his “flying club” concept to what is now one of the top fractional aircraft ownership companies in the world.
Cam Brensinger just might be the embodiment of the phrase often uttered to job seekers, “do what you love, and you’ll never work a day in your life.”
Join Pete and Meryl Levin from the Mills Fall Charter School as they talk about the path to entrepreneurship, activism, unique abilities and kryptonite in this hour-long, candid interview which took place in the storage room (really!) on the school's campus in Manchester, NH.
John Ready talks about how his teenage years lobstering with his brother grew into a meaningful company to his family and to Premium Brands who acquired Ready Seafood in 2018.
Howard Brodsky speaks to us about building CCA Global, co-ops, people who inspired and motivated him and lessons learned along the way.
A discussion about the entrepreneurs varied journey after a capital gain transaction at the 2018 Bigelow Forum.
Our featured speaker at this year's Bigelow Forum was Steven Pinker, the Harvard psychologist, linguist, and popular science author. Most…
This one-on-one long-form interview is with Mike Trigilio, the former owner of Associated Home Care which was acquired by Amedisys…
Jay Jacobs' life is a journey, filled with successes and failures. Listen to hear the lessons he's learned and unlearned along the way.
Paul LeBlanc is the motivational force behind an incredible growth and stabilization of SNHU. This conversation covers not just his background but also thoughts on being a high-profile leader in higher education and what lies ahead for him.
Allison is the co-founder of VT Creamery. In this unscripted conversation, you'll hear her answers to what it was about her personal background that inspired her to start a goat cheese company? What are some memorable failures? And other questions that she candidly answers.
Find out what Peter’s 30 laws are, his thoughts on what is (and what is your) massively transformative purpose, the squeaky wheel gets replaced and the creation of X Prize Foundation.
Angela Duckworth, best known for her book Grit, joins us for a wide-ranging conversation. We talked through who Angela considers to be thought leaders for her, her best habits personally, what nouns she uses as self-desciptors and more. Listen here for the full conversation.
The Golden Age for mergers and acquisitions hasn't passed us by. What is the private market for M+A? What is the most significant reason most acquisitions fail? Why is it important to prepare for a capital gain someday? Pete has some thoughts on these ideas.