John Jacobs, Co-founder & Chief Creative Optimist at apparel and accessories company Life is Good®, has a positive mindset that strengthens his brand and inspires people all over the country. On this episode of Business Class: Office Hours, John takes us on his journey from selling shirts on the streets of Boston in the ‘90s to building a $150 million business, fueled by courage, gratitude, simplicity, and openness. By staying firmly grounded in its values, forging a strong sense of community, and giving back to help kids, Life is Good proves that brands can have a real impact beyond their products.
In this episode Nathan brings on Tampa Bay comedian John Jacobs. John has been seen on MTV and has opened for some of the hottest names in comedy right now including Doug Stanhope, Anthony Jeselnik, Andrew Schulz, Godfrey, and many more. He is also the Head of the Tampa News Force which is often referred to as being "the cornerstone of local journalism." John is one of the most prominent comedians in Tampa Bay, and we are very lucky to have him for episode 69! Support the show
05 - Building Generational Bridges w/ special guest: John Jacobs
Joining us for a phenomenal discussion about millennial ministers as generational bridge builders is a very special guest and dear friend, John Jacobs. As a leader in higher education, doctoral student, elder in his local church, husband, and father, John has an incredibly practical and insightful perspective on leadership. Join us in this special episode for some great laughs and a very informative discussion!Welcome to the GloverChat Podcast- A Show about faith, family, and fun stuff! Join us each episode for uplifting and encouraging content.Subscribe and follow us on all your favorite podcast providers or check us out online at www.gloverchat.com
Former Executive VP & CMO of Nasdaq talks shop! John Jacobs | Dangerously Good with Jay Sikand #23
Dangerously Good with Jay Sikand
John Jacobs served as the Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer of Nasdaq. He launched the Nasdaq-100 Index Tracking Stock (QQQ), one of the most successful financial products in stock market history. He has more than 30 years of business success and expertise in working with institutional investors, IPOs, and top public companies around the world. In today’s episode, some of the things we talked about were: how he rose to become Executive Vice President of Nasdaq, how he launched one of the most successful financial products in stock market history, importance of companies choosing the right board members, advice on starting a business, and much more! Dangerously Good with Jay Sikand is a long-form podcast where Jay explores dangerously good topics and ideas! This show is about learning new things and sharing that journey with the world! Expanding the minds and imaginations of those who want to partake. Expect new episodes and clips every Tuesday! Watch the podcast on the Dangerously Good YouTube channel (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KtlbgGgxu04) & For CLIPS of the podcast, subscribe to the Dangerously Good Clips Youtube channel! (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UChmDAQzfpNdmEi10lqBReuQ) Chapters: 0:00 - Intro 1:04 - Brief intro about the Nasdaq 2:55 - Will the Nasdaq replace the S&P 500 as the best representation of the US economy? 5:57 - How will fintech startups & upcoming tech affect stock indices 9:18 - How will big banks adapt to new tech & the younger generation 11:01 - What attracted so many young investors to Robinhood? 13:30 - Is having many young investors flood the market good? 14:29 - John’s advice for where to start their financial literacy journey 16:10 - John’s journey from college to working at Nasdaq 20:14 - John on choosing between a job, a career, or a calling! 25:14 - John’s thoughts about MBA programs 28:44 - John’s journey from an entry-level position to executive vice president at Nasdaq 33:37 - As a company grows, how to handle the management 35:08 - Where did John’s drive to continually improve come from? 36:25 - What John suggests to learn that will be beneficial 10 years from now 40:02 - Work-life balance & Work-From-Home longevity 43:26 - John’s thoughts on strategic locations for work 46:18 - Strategy for bringing overseas jobs back to the US 47:58 - The school of thought for long-term thinking vs. short-term thinking 49:42 - When is it a good idea to IPO 51:46 - The bull market 53:24 - John talks about launching one of the most successful financial products in stock market history! 1:03:21 - Recruiting & delegating 1:05:57 - Project management philosophy *See first YouTube link (under show notes) for the rest of the chapters. Unable to post the rest here, because of max text limit.* About Jay Sikand: He is a podcaster, actor, tech nerd, and lover of life that explores ideas from entertainment, technology, philosophy, politics, health, fitness to whatever else is intriguing. He has conversations with friends and people of strong morals, ambitions, and intelligence within their fields. Anyone who wants to journey through enlightening conversions that contain dangerously good information should tune in!--- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/appSupport this podcast: https://anchor.fm/jay-sikand/support
John Jacobs is the Chief Information Officer of JE Dunn Construction, leads all Information Technology efforts and oversees integration of national operational processes. He continues to oversee the development of applications focused on operational and field efficiency, including mobile applications, intranet and internet portals, and database reporting tools. One of John’s main tasks is to drive technology efforts in the field to improve efficiency for all building partners. Discussion Background of John Jacobs. What does the CIO in a large construction company do? How do you get job sites connected? The real-time job site. Getting back to specialized technology. Barriers to construction technology adoption. What has COVID changed? Lightning round questions. Links https://twitter.com/JohnJacobsJED https://www.linkedin.com/in/johnjacobsjedunn/ https://www.jedunn.com/ https://www.linkedin.com/company/je-dunn-construction/ Note: JE Dunn is an investor in Homebase.
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