Hi there, gang! As this episode publishes, I'm in a plane somewhere above the Pacific Ocean, as I take what I'm pretty sure is my last flight to Asia this year. Two days in Hong Kong, then back to NYC.
But that gives me lots and lots of time to write, and as you know, my best writing and best ideas come to me on airplanes.
Our guest this week had his game-changing idea come to him in the drive-through line at a McDonald's. Yes, seriously!
Brian Scudamore is the Founder & CEO of three franchise companies; an entrepreneur recognized for his passion, vision, and faith in people.
Brian started (and is best known for) his first business, 1-800- GOT-JUNK? in Vancouver, Canada at the age of 18. He went on to revolutionize the junk removal industry. Today, 1-800- GOT-JUNK? has more than 850 trucks on the road throughout 170 locations in the United States, Canada, and Australia.
Accolades include Fortune Small Business’ Best Bosses Award, Globe & Mail’s Top 40 under 40, the International Franchise Association’s Entrepreneur of the Year in 2007, and induction into the Young Presidents Organization in 2014, as well as Collegiate Entrepreneurs' Organization CEO Hall of Fame Lifetime Achievement in 2012. 1-800- GOT-JUNK? is a three-time winner of a prestigious “Best Company To Work For” award in British Columbia.
And yes... As you guessed, Brian is massively, massively ADHD.
Enjoy the interview! It's a good one!