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Businesses that Care Podcast (formerly Mere Mortals Unite)

Mere Mortals Unite (MMU) and Businesses that Care (BTC) are two distinct series in this podcast. BTC is focused on building a business culture that allows your business to recruit and retain good talent. Our guests share ideas that work, to create a culture of engagement. On previous episodes of MMU we share superpowers that everyone has although they may not have discovered them yet, or forgotten them or given them away. Take them back, increase their use in your life. provides skills and techniques so you can discover your superpowers. The result is an increase in success and joy in your life and the lives of those that surround you. Let’s change the world one person at a time, starting with you!
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Now displaying: April, 2018
Apr 25, 2018

This is one of the most enjoyable interviews I have been a part of.

Larry Sutton started out with a traditional rent to own business.  Once he sold it he took an early retirement to play golf all the time.  After a year, Larry got bored. What he was missing was the interaction with people and watching them grow and growing himself.  

 

He kind of fell into the franchising business.  Currently, RNR Tire Express is experiencing organic growth with 24 franchisees operating over 110 locations.  Each store averages about $1.6 million in sales annually, with the top 20 hitting nearly $2 million. The brand has grown to $130M since beginning to franchise in 2003.


You’ll discover:

 

  • The balance between who you need to be and being open to new ideas
  • The importance of allowing the creation of a beta site for new ideas
  • How to make employees feel like they are working with you and not just for you
  • The best ideas come from the field and not the boardroom
  • To hold people accountable by asking them to bring 3 solutions along with any problem
  • Mistakes are some of the most valuable experiences in life
  • The magic of jointly creating a “stretch” bonus

 

Larry jokes “somebody once told me, if you ever want to be a success, just hire people who are smarter than you, to which he replied, Ma’am, that’s going to be easy, I’m from Oklahoma.”


For more information about RNR Tire Express and Larry Sutton:

RNR Tire Express website
RNR Tire Express on Facebook
Larry Sutton on LinkedIn
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Apr 18, 2018

Dave Farrow is the two-time Guinness Record holder for greatest memory and the CEO of Farrow Communications. To earn the world record, Farrow recalled the exact order of 59 decks of shuffled playing cards using 'The Farrow Memory Method'. This method was originally invented to combat Farrow’s dyslexia and ADHD and is now a unique memory system backed by a double-blind neuroscience study at McGill University.

 

This is a very interesting conversation with a real Brainiac.  Hold on to your seats as you listen.

 

You’ll discover:

 

  • Why you should care about your memories
  • What you can do about forgetfulness due to stress
  • You don’t need math to fight a bear
  • The importance of continuous learning to succeed as an entrepreneur
  • How to have a visual representation of a concept to boost your memory


Interview Links & Other Resources

 

Dave on Facebook

Dave on LInkedIn

Dave on Twitter

The Farrow Memory Method

Brainhackers

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Apr 11, 2018

Gallup, Inc. is a research based, performance-management consulting company.  It was founded in 1935 and has been known for its public opinion polls. Gallup now provides research and strategic consulting focusing on employee engagement, talent management and well-being.  

Today we have the pleasure of talking with Mike Clarke who is one of the many worldwide consultants for Gallup.  

He works with his clients to research their human capital needs and strategically match that with solutions such as the Clifton StrengthsFinder test.


You’ll discover:

 

  • Gallup’s history
  • How does Gallup get their information?
  • Current employee trends
  • Defining disengaged, not engaged and engaged
  • How can Gallup help you? (What’s new?)


For more information about Gallup and Mike Clarke:

Gallup's website

Get your State of the American Workplace Report

Mike at LinkedIn

Gallup on LinkedIn

Gallup on Twitter
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Apr 4, 2018

Andy Molinsky is a professor of organizational behavior and psychology at University in Boston.  He is a frequent contributor to Harvard Business Review, Psychology Today, and Inc Magazine. He has authored two popular business books: Global Dexterity and his new book Reach.

Andy shares his superpower of how to successfully get outside of your comfort zone. 

 

You’ll discover:

 

  • The necessity of being open to new ideas
  • How trust in yourself will enhance your ability do more
  • The importance of getting outside your comfort zone
  • Cultural differences that might inhibit us
  • Why not to give up after the first try


Interview Links & Other Resources

 

Andy's Website

Andy on Facebook

Follow Andy on Twitter

Connect with Andy on LinkedIn

Andy's new book, Reach

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