Chris Canale | Lessons Learned: How to Move Fast, Make Changes, 
and Make the Best out of COVID-19

July 30, 2020
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July 30, 2020

Chris Canale | Lessons Learned: How to Move Fast, Make Changes, 
and Make the Best out of COVID-19

This episode is a fun and straightforward conversation that goes into this history of 150 years of family business history – what it's like running a start-up company during COVID-19, what it’s like finding enjoyable work, unique and fun personal and family experiences during the pandemic, what it’s like going up against the big players in the Spirits business, and more.

My guest this week is Chris Canale. Chris founded Old Dominick Distillery four years ago, and Old Dominick produced its first batch of whiskey in 2016. This episode is a fun and straightforward conversation that goes into this history of 150 years of family business history – what it's like running a start-up company during COVID-19, what it’s like finding enjoyable work, unique and fun personal and family experiences during the pandemic, what it’s like going up against the big players in the Spirits business, and more.

I hope you enjoy this week’s episode. And as always, if you like the episode, please leave a review and share it with your friends.

  • How to gain perspective during Covid-19 (1:50)
  • How Covid-19 is accelerating change (5:40)
  • This too shall pass (7:12)
  • Getting aggressive (7:25)
  • Silver lining (8:40)
  • Tough times (9:20)
  • What running a distillery looks like (12:36)
  • Self-awareness 15:24
  • Family Business 17:57
  • Finding enjoyable work (20:15)
  • Don’t dwell on mistakes (27:23)
  • Humility (29:28)
  • Authenticity (35:23)
  • Big Players try to eat you alive (35:46)
  • Customer Service (38:22)
  • Growing into new markets (42:40)
  • Planning 12 Months out (48:19)
  • Family experiences during COVID-19 (51:54)

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