The WTF Philosophy in Business | Brian Scudamore 016

A company is only as strong as its people, who also have their own weaknesses. How far in your business journey are you willing to fail with your people in order to scale? Brian Scudamore shares the lessons he’s learned from 30 years of business.

“A company is all about people, finding the right people, and treating them right.” – Brian Scudamore

Industry Pioneer

The WTF Philosophy in Business | Brian Scudamore 016Brian is a serial entrepreneur and author. He started his business at the age of 19 and pioneered the professional junk removal industry.

Now, he has grown his business to accommodate three more home-service brands. He is an ardent believer in the power of dreams, risk-taking, and learning from mistakes.

Willing to Fail in Business

Brian is not your ordinary entrepreneur. Five years into the business, he fired all of his 11 employees. He learned his biggest lesson in leadership that day.

“You got to have the right people and you’ve got to treat them right.” – Brian Scudamore

The Importance of Core Values

Brian also realized the importance of having core values. So, he gathered his staff members and worked on defining those values together.

“We hire the right people and bring them to O2E brands based on attitude, we train people based on skill, but it’s the values that bind us and hold us together.” – Brian Scudamore

Values are what binds people in a company. To Brian and his team, these values are passion, integrity, professionalism, and empathy. The same values help to make clear-cut decisions that keep a company on the right track.

Download and listen to The WTF Philosophy in Business to learn more. Remember to let Brian know you heard about him on Culture Eats Strategy with Jaime Jay!

Connect through the links below:

Website – O2E Brands

Twitter @brianscudamore

Facebook @bscudamore

Instagram @brianscudamore

Book – WTF?! (Willing to Fail)

Brian’s Recommended Book: Jim Collins, Good to Great

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Jaime Jay

About Jaime Jay

Meet Jaime Jay – a man who wears many hats, and wears them all admirably. He's a master connector, an entrepreneur extraordinaire, and a published author who knows how to get things done.

Before he found his way to the business world, Jaime served his country as a brave paratrooper in the U.S. Army. But that's just the beginning of his many accomplishments.

He's the founder of the renowned Bottleneck Distant Assistant Services firm, and his book "Quit Repeating Yourself" has become a must-read for entrepreneurs everywhere.

When he's not busy building his empire, you can find him on his beloved Harley Davidson, cruising through the countryside and taking in the invigorating effects of Uitwaaien – a Dutch practice that involves facing the wind to boost health and relieve stress.

He enjoys spending his free time outside building stuff with his wife, Nikita the dog and their two kittens (for now at least) Tommy and Tater.

He is ‘over-the-moon’ happily married to his wonderful wife Sara, his amazing daughter, Jessica, who is serving our country as a United States Army soldier. Jaime and Sara are the proud grand parents of two beautiful little girls.

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