Episode 76: Learnings Moving from a Custom-Built Platform to a Leading Ecommerce Vendor, with Matt Curry from Graham & Green
Re:platform - Ecommerce CX and Technology Podcast
In our 76th episode, we're joined by Matt Curry, who is the former Head of Ecommerce at Love Honey and now the Ecommerce Manager at Graham & Green. We ask Matt a host of questions focused on how he's found the shift from working with a custom-built platform in his previous role to working with Magento Commerce at Graham & Green.
Kilogram and Jamia from the You Better Not Lie Podcast, return with a dope new Episode: 29 "HIT THE HIGHWAY" featuring Matt Curry up and coming rapper from Bridgeton N.J. The team also discuss the break up of the Joe Buddens' Podcast, Drama with the late and great Kobe Bryant's family, The Uber driver that was killed by a band of teenage girls, and MEMPHIS RAPPER BLACK YOUNGSTA JAILED IN DALLAS FOR BEING CAUGHT WITH 4 GUNZ.
LA Comedian and weed delivery driver Matt Curry joins me for this Sunday Durant and Rave. We talk jump starts, sketches and mustaches. We here at SH have also finally secured a way to help ensure we can stay open when this all blows over. So if you enjoy these podcasts, Savage Henry Magazine or the Savage Henry Comedy Club or just want to help the performing arts survive this, please consider donating. Even $1 will help. Thanks: Venmo: @Savage-Henry Savage Henry GoFundMe Thanks!
Episode 37: Cloud-native enterprise architecture, with Matt Curry & Andrew Clay Shafer
Software Defined Interviews
Let’s finally get to the punchline on this “cloud-native enterprise architect” quest. Here, Matt Curry, Andrew Clay Shafer, and I discuss the things that would motivate such a role and try to chart out what functions the cloud-native EA would serve. This still doesn’t answer the question perfectly, but it does point towards good why’s and even some how’s. We do alright at trying to pull it all together. Rough Outline Business “outcomes.” “So what is it you’d say you do here?” Marketing and sales for tech decision making - getting budget, etc. The EA Strawperson - biz/IT alignment, governance, proscribing stacks Risk-modeling and procurement costs get better EA as the ROI whisperer. SRE book discussions, Pivotal Conversations #58 (Andrew and Coté). The technology, and what’s new? AWS RDS as an (almost) end-to-end example. So, EA’s jobs to this point: business stuff… versus defining the platform and tech choices (e.g., “use this pagination library or die!”). But: product people do the business stuff… you prescribe one platform/PaaS… and then most teams now choose their own stuff above the platform. And doesn’t microservices do the rest…? Cloud-native EA’s probably spend a lot more attention to process, like SRE-thinking… reducing duplication of services… someone has to have a global, big picture view of everything. Being a change agent: boot-strapping to this DevOps/cloud-native/blah blah The ultimate goal: the business wants to evolve quickly, try new things to try to grow and defend itself quicker; the IT must work, or, at least, be resilient; I don’t want to pay a lot for this muffler; making it easy to do the right thing.# Background Past discussions on cloud-native EA: Pivotal Conversations #72 and Coté Show #36. Some rough notes on research. Books: Enterprise Architecture as Strategy and Continuous Architecture.
Episode 291: Be prepared to be busy, with Matt Curry.
Matt Curry was diagnosed at an early age with Attention Deficit Disorder (A.D.D.) and suffered with the typical symptoms: hyperactivity, trouble with finishing tasks and staying focused, being disruptive, not following the rules, being impulsive, etc. Matt has gone on to become a highly successful entrepreneur and automotive industry expert with more than 30 years' experience. From his first job changing tires at age 15 to his current accomplishments as a best-selling author and consultant, Matt is a visionary whose achievements have been recognized across the business world. Matt started his flagship company, Curry’s Auto Service, in 1997 with one shop and grew the company to 10 locations. When he sold his business, Curry’s had annual revenues of almost $20 million and had won numerous awards. Secret – timesaving technique Matt believes in the "two-minute meeting" -- reinforce your company's policies every day. ONWARD! Daily habit that contributes to success Manage by walking around -- Matt believes you need to talk to every employee -- you can't just talk to the managers. Could have ruined your business – but now – an invaluable learning experience Matt got cocky and thought everything he touched turned to gold -- and Matt tells the whole story here. Most critical skill you think business owners need to master to be successful "Problem-solving -- you have to get through the static and solve the problem." Most influential lesson learned from a mentor "Be prepared to be busy." Final Round – “Breaking Down the Recipe for Success” What strategy would you recommend new business owners focus on to best ensure success? Wake up early, get there early, and work your butt off Begin at the beginning Have set of rigorous, written policies and procedures How best to connect with Matt: Facebook: www.facebook.com/matthybrid1 Website: www.adashofcurry.com Book: "The A.D.D Entrepreneur"
052 Matt Curry | How to Sell Your Business For Eight Figures
Same Side Selling Podcast
If you're like most entrepreneurs your goal is to build your business, and one day sell it for a handsome profit. Our guest on today's show has done just that, and he's here to talk about it! Matt Curry and his wife built Curry's Automotive into an auto repair shop empire before selling it for $16.5 million a few years ago.On today's edition of Grow My Revenue, Matt shares what it took to build that empire, what regrets he had after selling it and his one piece of advice if you want to sell your business for an eight-figure sum in the future.Listen to this episode and discover:* How long was Matt required to stick around after selling the business?* Who to talk to when you really want to know how your business is running.* What his Richmond shop taught him, and can teach you too.* How he and his spouse have successfully worked together for over 20 years.* Does he see his Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) as an obstacle or a benefit?* And so much more!Episode OverviewWhen Matt and his wife started their business he was 28 years old and had $103,000 worth of debt on 13 different cards. Their first shop was in a terrible industrial park.Their goal was to build 10 stores and have the best auto repair shop in the world.And that's exactly what they did! Over a period of 16 years they had 10 different locations which serviced 60,000 cars a year and turned $20 million in sales. They employed 152 people and their company was voted the best auto repair shop in North America by Motor Age Magazine and Inc. 5000 3 years in a row.On today's episode, Matt explains how they created their growth so successfully, as well as how his ADD is an asset and not an obstacle.The key to running and maintaining so many successful locations and generating ever-growing revenue was simple: policies and procedures for everything. Every aspect of the business was outlined, written out and followed by every single employee.From how a customer was greeted when they entered any of the 10 locations to the test drives done on every car, every aspect of the business had a policy and procedure in place that was followed by all employees. These rigorous policies allowed the business to run with or without Matt, which meant the business was scalable.On today's episode of Grow My Revenue, he shares more about his book and some of the success his coaching clients have had and why he's so passionate about helping others today. We dig into his perspective on his ADD diagnosis and how that has helped him as an entrepreneur, rather than hurt him. This is one powerful and insightful show you won't want to miss!Discover more at http://www.ianaltman.com/business-cast/
Matt Curry Author of The A.D.D Entrepreneur | How Can We Harness Our Superpowers?
The Dating Advisory Board
Matt Curry discusses how we can harness our superpowers and become better individuals both personally and professionally. Find The Dating Advisory Board here: Website: http://www.thedatingadvisoryboard.comYouTube: https://goo.gl/MC1jjtInstagram: http://instagram.com/thedatingadvisoryFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/thedatingadvisoryboard/Snapchat: jenhecht1Twitter: https://twitter.com/JenHecht1Google+: The Dating Advisory BoardMatt's Bio:Matt is a highly successful entrepreneur and automotive industry expert with more than 30 years’ experience. From his first job changing tires at age 15 to his current accomplishments as a best-selling author and consultant, Matt is a visionary whose achievements are recognized across the business world. Matt started his flagship company, Curry’s Auto Service, in 1997 with one shop and grew the company to 10 locations. When he sold his business, Curry’s had annual revenues of almost $20 million and had won numerous awards. Matt is the founder of The Hybrid Shop, and they provide the highest quality maintenance, service, and repair experience for hybrid and electric vehicle owners delivered by their international dealer network that was built upon expert knowledge, experience, and a commitment to continuous training.www.thehybridshop.comMatt wrote the book The A.D.D Entrepreneur. Here is one of Matt’s quotes regarding his book: “I’ve channeled my A.D.D. onto a positive track and used it to build businesses that have not only made a lot of money but have also made a lot of money for other people and made their lives better. And that’s what this book is all about: how my off -the-wall A.D.D. tendencies inspired me to create and execute a set of proven principles for growing a successful business.” You can view his website here: www.adashofcurry.comYou can purchase his book on Amazon here: https://goo.gl/NozHLN