Combining Passion And Necessity To Create A Business | Jesse Thomas


Combining Passion And Necessity To Create A Business | Jesse Thomas

We recently hosted a conversation between Jesse Thomas, Co-founder & CEO of Picky Bars, and Chris Guest, Lean Startup Co. Advisor, about the impact of passion, patience and a focus on growth that led to consistent, year-over-year growth for the energy bar company. In the conversation, they discuss: - How Jesse struggled to find balance in his life while working for a VC-funded startup. - How a personal need from Jesse’s athletic training led to the creation of Picky Bars. - The benefits of self-funding and keeping expenses low. And much, much more… Jesse Thomas is the co-founder & CEO of Picky Bars, not to mention a professional triathlete and two-time ironman champion. Born and raised in Bend, Oregon, Thomas excelled in track and field while at Stanford University and later narrowly missed earning a spot on the U.S. Olympic team, largely due to an injury he suffered during steeplechase trials. After he shifted to cycling, Thomas ultimately put a stop to his athletic career when a fall while biking left him with a broken neck. Rather than give up, however, he shifted his focus to the startup world. Email us: Follow Lean Startup Co. @leanstartup
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  • Roober54

    Insightful and timely. Heartfelt words of personal and intuitive wisdom. Matt speaks directly from his heart about life wisdom’s coming from experience and deep thought. I love it. Victoria Mcknight


    Going back trough all the episodes, amazing podcast

    8 months ago·2 likes·

    10:30 --> 20:00 amazing bit

    8 months ago·2 likes·
  • Markus

    Good stuff keep it up


    Great episode loved the thing but the intro was a little long

    8 months ago·7 likes·

    Gold. Jesus Christ. How do you do it?

    8 months ago·1 like·
  • Josh

    This one really hits home


    BEEN WAITING FOR THIS. Thank you Andrew for everything you do. Youre a true hero to society for the research you do and for sharing it with the public.

    8 months ago·3 likes·

    Great episode loved 12:30 the most good interview

    8 months ago·3 likes·

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