238 | Josh Campbell | How To Launch Cutting-Edge Businesses and Exploit The First-Mover Advantage

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In this day and age, is it even possible to launch greenfield projects that allow you to exploit the first-mover advantage?

On today’s show, we interview the incredibly successful serial entrepreneur Josh Campbell who shares with us his wisdom on exploration, product differentiation, and taking the path less trodden.

We start this show with Josh revealing some of the biggest lessons that he learned from his Student Works stint. A soup to nuts experience for him, Josh shares how Student Works laid a firm foundation for an extremely successful career.

Upon graduation, Josh first decided to try his luck in the world of finance. But he soon realized that he was more interested in people development and tangible creations.

So, what followed was an extremely successful stint at Starbucks where he overlooked construction and facility management. In this segment of the show, Josh gives us an insider peeks and reveals what makes Starbucks such a unique and special place.

After 5 years of working at Starbucks, Josh ran into the owners of Saje Natural Wellness, and he was blown away by their business model.

The ability to make “sales per square feet higher than Apple” had Josh stoked, and he transitioned into his new role as VP, Retail.

Learn how Josh and his team managed to raise profitability and get an exit in 18-months flat!

Currently, Josh is at the helm of two extremely innovative businesses.

His first business, Dosist is a health and wellness company providing cannabis-based solutions. And his second business, Health Improvement manufactures protein power from…you will never guess it…organic crickets.

Enjoy!

What You Will Learn In This Show

  • How to fail cheap, and pivot quickly
  • How to take a commoditized product and create an experience around it
  • Dispelling some common misconceptions surrounding cannabis-based solutions
  • And so much more…

Resources

Student Works

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