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Predicting The Turn w/ Dave Knox

A weekly Business, Marketing and Entrepreneur podcast featuring Dave Knox
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Stuck in an unfulfilling job on Wall Street, Ashley Thompson was looking for something more.  She found that inspiration in the most unlikely of places with ready to eat oats.  Starting in farmer’s markets, Thompson started MUSH to make it easi
Over nearly three decades, Ben Fischman has been one of retail’s pioneering entrepreneurs.  In college he started the baseball cap retailer Lids and then followed that with e-commerce retailer Rue La La.  In his latest venture, Launch, Fischman
Launched two years ago, Ergatta offers an alternative to instructor-led fitness with what the company calls game-based workouts.  As Ergatta looks to broaden the awareness of the company and their at-home rower, they are launching their first b
Over the last several years, Anheuser-Busch has been undergoing a mindset change as they put the consumer at the center of their innovation efforts. Leading this change is Dafne Hefner, Vice President of Insights and Strategy for Anheuser-Busch
With the backing of Mike Tyson and Georges St- Pierre, FightCamp has serious street cred in the at-home connected fitness world. And while FightCamp can take a punch from the likes of Tyson and GSP, the company is on a mission to show people of
With the rise of COVID has come a rise in people rediscoveringthe outdoors.  But that has also comewith mosquitoes rediscovering them. Enter Murphy’s Naturals, veteran owned and family run business that letsyou enjoy life outdoors with their na
In the crowded water bottle market, HydroJug stands out by giving consumers exactly what they are looking for. Instead of fancy colors or an abundance of features, HydroJug created a simple, 73 ounce water jug made for people who just need a lo
When it was launched in 2016, Theragun was a revolutionary product that created a new category. Since that time, the company has broadened their reach and rebranded as Therabody in 2020 in recognition of that bigger mission. I sat down with Ben
As a child, Debbie Wei Mullin was surrounded by the influences of her Vietnamese heritage. As she began her entrepreneurial journey later in life, she turned to that heritage to launch Copper Cow Coffee, a direct-to-consumer Vietnamese Coffee t
When Steven and Brittany Yeng came up with the idea of Skrewball, many of the people they talked with scoffed at the idea of a peanut butter whiskey. Fast forward to today and Skrewball has become of the fastest growing liquor brands in history
Twenty years ago, Carla Schneider was a special ed teacher and new mom looking for a solution to help her newborn son stop crying.  That need led her to sew her son’s favorite stuffed animals to his pacifiers, giving birth to the global househo
Growing up in the Netherlands, Rip Pruisken’s favorite treat was the stroopwafel, a near universal treat in the country. But while he was attending Brown University, he found that it was largely unknown in the US. Pruisken set out to change t
When you ask Josh Tetrick, co-founder and CEO of Eat Just, his view on the future of food, he points to what he believes is inevitable change.  But he starts the comparison by pointing to other change that one point people dismissed.  Few belie
For Brett Berish, CEO and co-founder of Sovereign Brands, building industry challenging brands is in his blood. The company he co-founded, Sovereign Brands, is a family-owned, family-run wine and spirits company dedicated to the creation and d
Started in 2017, Ro is a health care technology company building a patient-centric healthcare system. The pandemic gave rise to a remarkable time of growth for the company, marked by the rise of telehealth and multiple acquisitions by the busin
For over two decades, Pappy Van Winkle Bourbon has been one of the most sought-after brands in the world. It is a business built upon a family heritage in the bourbon industry that goes back to Julian “Pappy” Van Winkle opening the famed Stitze
Harry’s, Inc. known as one of the pioneer brands in the direct-to-consumer space and today a family of brands including Harry’s, Flamingo, Cat Person and Headquarters, is on a mission to create things people like more. As the company charts its
When Steven Szaronos and Rishi Prabhu were in Business School, they decided they’d rather launch their own business than go work for someone else. After realizing their initial startup wasn’t playing to their strengths as founders, the two laun
When Upper Deck was started in the late 1980’s, they brought first-of-its-kind innovation to the sports trading card industry. Over thirty years later, the company continues to push the envelope as the industry experiences a new surge. I sat do
Peanut butter is found in nearly every kitchen pantry. But with its high fat content and inherent “messiness”, this staple was missing the trend of people searching for healthier alternatives and higher protein. That is until the invention of p
On any given day in the US, 50% of adults drink at least one glass of soda. And despite soda’s heritage as a product sold in pharmacies, today it is best known as a sugar-laden beverage linked to weight-gain and obesity. David Lester and Ben Go
When Michael Browning started Urban Air, the business was a trampoline park for kids like many others in the industry. But with a background in data science and analytics, Browning was able to see the opportunity to create a more innovative mod
Aamir Baig, founder and CEO of Article has a simple philosophy for building a business. In his eyes, a business is not a business unless it has a profit formula that comes with it. That approach to business has allowed Aamir and his co-founders
In June 2020, Zena Arnold took on a new role at Kimberly-Clark as its Chief Digital and Marketing Officer. Despite the difficulty of making this change during the middle of COVID-19, Arnold believes the lessons of the pandemic have shown compan
Very few brands can find themselves at home on the shelves of both Ace Hardware and Ulta.  But Duke Cannon isn’t your typical brand.  Launched nearly 10 years ago, Duke Cannon is proudly unpolished.  The approach has led the company to be one o
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