#53. Do What Makes You Smile, Even if it Sounds Like a Stupid Ass Idea with Chris Joyce (founder of Gusher)

The Playhard Podcast

Apr 28 2023 • 43 mins

At 6 years old, a young Chris Joyce sold seeds door to door, which he got from a Spiderman comic book.

Fast forward to today, he’s founded 24 companies across:

  • Health

  • High tech

  • Manufacturing

  • Consumer goods

His products have sold in 11,000 stores globally and his tech product users are in 148 countries!

We discuss how to start a company from scratch, patterns he’s noticed from failed startup founders, the importance of culture and performance-based equity, and more.

If you want to hear a formula for starting and running a company, check out this episode!

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Show Notes:

(09:00) - Building a mission-focused team

(11:00) - A shortcut to sizing up founders

(29:30) - Common patterns that lead to failures in startups

(32:45) - How would you start a company from scratch, right now?

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Links:

* gusher.co

* https://www.linkedin.com/in/dealrules/

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