May 21, 2019
In this episode I talk with entrepreneur, Ian Thompson, about the more subtle aspects of running a business. Less tactical + slightly more esoteric, we talk about how to grow a business around depth, meaning + the needs of your community instead of the bottom line. We talk about some of the most important, down-to-earth + least sexy sides of running a successful business: screwing up, speedy problem-solving and fast recovery times when shit hits the fan emotionally.
Ian Thompson is a former advertising and marketing executive from the UK and Hong Kong. He has worked with clients like British Airways, Dr. Scholl’s and Hong Kong Telecom. He set up his own advertising firm in 1995 in Vancouver until he decided to leave his downtown office and join his wife Jini in her health business – when her readers demanded an online health store in 2002. Ian has since expanded that one health store to the UK, Australia and Canada, selling over 350 products into 80 different countries worldwide. Ian – aka Coach Tommo… aka the Cheeky Brit – loves to inspire and encourage entrepreneurs to become the full business! His passion is football (aka soccer) – coaching, playing, watching and training.
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