1 hour listen
North Attleboro, Massachusetts
Hey, did you ever notice that some private enterprises successfully transition through evolutions and revolutions in their leadership management, and even ownership? Some end up with terrific new majority owners, the entrepreneur owner-managers moving gracefully into the next interesting and rewarding chapter of their lives, surrounded by friends, their positive legacy assured, their independence powered by the fortune just realized. While others, well, others' outcomes can look different than that. Is it merely luck or is it more than luck?
We think it's more than luck. For over 30 years, I've had the fun of meeting with thousands of seasoned, successful entrepreneur owner-managers, and working closely with hundreds of them. In this podcast, I interview some of the most high-performing, successful entrepreneur owner-managers for both the for profit and the not-for-profit sectors.
On the latest episode of the Positive Enterprise Podcast, I had the fun of interviewing Jason and Amy Case. Founded by Jason Case in 2009 and headquartered in southern Massachusetts, Case Facilities Management Solutions has grown rapidly to become a leading tech-enabled service provider for snow and ice management, landscaping, sweeping, and janitorial services for over 10,000 customer sites. Case FMS utilizes a proprietary technology platform and a hybrid service delivery model to provide services for the healthcare, financial services, supermarket chain, convenience store, transportation and retail industries.
This podcast was recorded on February 8th, 2022, in the home of Jason and Amy Case. I had the fun of interviewing them together as we talked about the founding of their company, and the founding of their relationship and their family, all of which was widely watched since together they were the winners of the 23rd season of CBS’ “The Amazing Race.”
So, let's listen and learn from these real-life stories of Jason and Amy Case. Maybe we'll even see a little of ourselves in this interview. Hope you enjoy it.
Listen to the interview here:
What I am Reading / Listening to
When the Stars Go Dark (2021)
By Paula McLain
The protagonist Anna Hart is an experienced detective in San Francisco whose experiences have challenged her faith in human nature, and depleted her physically and emotionally. After heartbreak hits her personal life, Anna seeks out the northern village of Mendocino to grieve and to rest. Having lived there as a child with her foster parents, she finds energy from being back in those familiar surroundings. Yet the day she arrives, she learns that a local teenage girl has gone missing.
The crime feels frighteningly reminiscent of a formative chapter in Anna’s teen years, when the as yet unsolved abduction of a young girl frightened Mendocino and changed the community. As her past and present collide, Anna begins to feel that she has been chosen for this moment. The most difficult lessons of her life have given her insight into how victims come into contact with violent predators. She becomes obsessed with saving the missing girl. Like us, the characters are flawed, broken, defensive, belligerent, tragic, comic, and human in every way. I felt a lot of empathy for most of them, even the ones I didn't like.
This is the second book I've read from Paula McLain. The first one was the exquisitely written The Paris Wife. This one is a completely different genre, but the writing is also masterful.
Entrepreneur Owner-Manager Quote
“Thank you for all that you did and helping change my life. I could not be happier. In many ways, my life is just beginning at age 52.”