The Currency: [040] Entrepreneurship Through Acquisition with Len Caric

The Currency: [040] Entrepreneurship Through Acquisition with Len Caric

Len Caric is the president and CEO of Uncle Charley’s Sausage Co., as well as an adjunct professor at the Carnegie Mellon University Tepper School of Business. I sat down with Len at his Vandergrift, PA facilities this week and had a great conversation. Listen in as Len shares:

  • his entrepreneurial journey
  • how he acquired Uncle Charley’s Sausage
  • his advice for what not to do on the first day
  • how he’s handled owning a heritage brand
  • and entrepreneurship through acquisition
  • It’s a great conversation full of excellent content. This episode is packed with great advice, interesting experiences, and entertaining anecdotes—make sure to check it out!

    Please visit Uncle Charley’s Sausage Company website to learn more about Len’s company and their excellent product.

    Also, during the conversation we talk about Len’s success in updating the company’s brand and packaging. Here’s an example of the old and new labels:

    comparison of Uncle Charley's Sausage labels, old and new

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    The Currency: [039] On Reading Books

    The Currency: [039] On Reading Books

    In 2019 I committed to reading 12 books—one per month. Listen in to discover what I learned.

    Here’s my 2019 reading list with (Amazon Affiliate) links:

    1. This is Marketing – Seth Godin
    2. The Virtue of Nationalism – Yoram Hazony
    3. The Hero With a Thousand Faces – Joseph Campbell
    4. Bigger Than This – Fabian Geyrhalter
    5. Ready, Fire, Aim – Michael Masterson
    6. Hooked – Nir Eyal
    7. The Writer’s Journey: Mythic Structures for Writers – Christopher Vogler
    8. Writing White Papers – Michael Stelzner
    9. Radical Focus – Christina Wodtke
    10. The Lords of Strategy – Walter Kiechel
    11. The Advantage – Patrick Lencioni
    12. Range – David Epstein

    Also, I mentioned that “How To Read a Book” by Adler and Van Doren. You can get a copy on Amazon.

    Lastly, I said I use Ryan Holiday’s note card system for capturing important ideas from my reading. You can learn about it here by reading Ryan’s article on his system and how it works.


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    The Currency: [038] My One Lesson from 2019

    The Currency: [038] My One Lesson from 2019

    As we wind down the year, I want to share the one thing I learned from this podcast that I think can help you realize your life’s biggest goals.

    A big thank you to all of this year’s guests—without you the show would not have been half as interesting or successful. And, I must say thank you to this audience—you guys rock! I am grateful and humbled by the success of the show and am looking forward to an even better year in 2020.


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    The Currency: [037] The Seeds of Growth with Ken Wasnock of GardenTrends

    The Currency: [037] The Seeds of Growth with Ken Wasnock of GardenTrends

    How do you take a stable company rooted in agriculture for over 100 years and turn it into a growth company?

    According to Ken Wasnock, you focus on the people. Listen in as Ken shares his story and the wonderful work he and his team are doing at Harris Seeds, a GardenTrends company.

    Visit Harris Seeds and GardenTrends to learn more.


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