Lessons from the Founder of Five GuysJune 22, 2017
I’m a big believer in podcasts. I listen to them pretty much whenever I’m in the car alone. Even on a quick errand, listening to a few minutes of a good podcast is a great use of the downtime. One of my favorites is called “How I Built This” by NPR. Recently the host interviewed Jerry Murrell, the founder of Five Guys. I think it’s really interesting for both business owners and non-business owners alike.
My favorite line from the entire interview is when Mr. Murrell is asked what he does for a living. His response: “I sell hamburgers.” Love it.
A few of my takeaways:
- Don’t take yourself or what you’re doing too seriously.
- Focus on making a great product and people will pay for it.
- Employees and team members excel when you let them do work that interests them.
- Sometimes there are many failures the precede success.
You can listen to the interview below. Hope you enjoy the episode as much as I did!