Monday Sep 18, 2017

Episode 168 - Joe Desena - Spartan Race CEO & Founder

Our special guest is Joe DeSena. Joe is the founder and CEO of Spartan race and has grown the brand to 170 events yearly in 25 countries and over 1 million global participants. He is a New York Times best-selling author of Spartan Up and also hosts the hit podcast Spartan Up. You will learn plenty from Joe DeSena in episode 168 of The Vision Board Podcast. What you will learn in this episode: 7:55 - we welcome Joe DeSena 8:35 - his initial intent with creating The Spartan Race 11:05 - insights into his family dynamic and philosophies 13:25 - what's the definition of a minimalist? 16:28 - a common trait of the successful 18:45 - the key to a dynamic work force 20:05 - hindsight 20/20 21:38 - the "pollination" of his brand and networking 24:38 - the importance of his upbringing regarding his work ethic 27:03 - getting into nature 30:25 - how to learn Mandarin 33:05 - pressures of the Singaporean education system 36:15 - the "grind" Vancouver, BC 39:18 - insights into his fathering style compared to his business savvy 40:05 - advice on adversity 40:30 - what posters were on his childhood wall 41:35 - what would his three best friends say about him? 42:02 - what five people would he invite to dinner? Get your FREE copy of CONVERSATIONS WITH CHAMPIONS, an inspirational quote book of all the guests from the podcast Simply visit //www.thevisionboardpodcast.com/ebook Get in touch with Jonny and Tristan at info@thevisionboardpodcast.com

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