Foundr Magazine Podcast with Nathan Chan

Thomas Tull didn’t know anything about Hollywood when he started Legendary Pictures. However, he did know how to build a financial model and reach the untapped market of comic book fans. Legendary Pictures has produced films such as The Dark Knight, The Hangover, and 300. Under Thomas' leadership, they became a disruptor in the film industry by focusing on a global distribution strategy. 

 

After selling Legendary in 2016, Thomas started Tulco LLC, a holding company that invests in artificial intelligence and technology solutions. 

 

Listen to Nathan Chan chat with Thomas about: 

  • His origin story as a local laundromat owner
  • Raising half a billion dollars to launch Legendary Pictures
  • Working with directors Christopher Nolan, Zack Synder, and Todd Phillips
  • The portfolio theory of building a sustainable production company
  • The feeling of creating a product that becomes part of the lexicon
  • Behind the sale of Legendary Pictures to Chinese-company Wanda Group
  • His strategy for selecting partners to invest in

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JSHealth is one of the fastest-growing companies in Australia and sells a bottle of vitamins every 20 seconds. But for founder Jessica Sepel, JSHealth’s success is defined by how its products and philosophy change the lives of its customers. 

 

JSHealth began as a health and recipe blog Jessica started at university while studying nutrition. The blog's success led to a book deal, content platform, and ecommerce business. Alongside her husband and CEO, Dean Steingold, Jessica is scaling her brand through vulnerability, honesty, and listening to JSHealth's powerful community. 

 

Listen to Nathan Chan discuss with Jessica and Dean about:

  • How 90% of their staff came from their community
  • Creating the “JSHealthGirls” ambassador program
  • Gaining 17,000 verified reviews on their product pages 
  • Starting a UK office remotely during the pandemic 
  • The pressure on female founders to perform in everything they do
  • How to scale by overcoming challenges
  • And much more...

 

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Running a travel company in the middle of a global pandemic is not something Brian Kidwell would suggest for aspiring entrepreneurs. But Brian and his team were able to endure by trusting their product market fit and member base.

 

Scott’s Cheap Flights started in 2015 when Brian teamed up with his cofounder, Scott Keyes, to build a flight-tracking travel website. What started as a side hustle now has become a technology platform with over 2 million subscribers. 

 

In this interview, Nathan Chan talks with Brian about:

  • How a backpacking trip in Europe inspired him to start a travel company
  • Why he didn’t meet Scott in-person for over a year
  • "Duct taping" the early platform together using WordPress, Zapier, and ActiveCampaign
  • Why hunting down a reporter’s email changed their business
  • How they were able to survive the pandemic without making staffing cuts 
  • The craziest airline deal he’s ever had 
  • And much more...



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After growing up around a failed family business, Verne Harnish was determined to use his experience to help young entrepreneurs succeed. 40 years later, he’s helped startups across the world scale to become multi-million dollar businesses and worked with some of the most famous entrepreneurs of our time. 

 

Verne, known as the "Growth Guy,” founded the world-renowned Entrepreneurs' Organization, co-founded the Growth Institute, and has written 2 books including Scaling Up, Mastering the Rockefeller Habits.

 

Listen to Foundr CEO Nathan Chan discuss with Verne about: 

  • Hosting Steve Jobs’ first public speech after being fired from Apple
  • Why sales is still the best proven way to get to $1 million in revenue
  • The traits of success he’s learned from entrepreneurs like Mark Cuban, Brad Feld, and Nate Blecharczyk 
  • Remembering “the look” of Mark Zuckerberg, Michael Dell, and Steve Jobs
  • Why cofounders scale further faster than single founders 
  • Why every entrepreneur needs to be a little crazy
  • And much more...



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