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7 Questions with Jason Baudendistel
7 Questions with Jason Baudendistel

Name: Jason Baudendistel

Current title: CEO

Current organisation: Broth Investing

Serial entrepreneur and Amazon bestselling author who co founded three software companies including one that received a million dollar buyout offer. Finally he used his passion for numbers to found Broth Investing.

7 Questions with Jason Baudendistel

1. What have you found most challenging as a leader of a small or medium enterprise?

Managing limited resources and juggling them to try to fuel growth.

2. How did you become a leader of an SME? Can you please briefly tell the story?

I grew up in extreme poverty, served in the military then came home to discover opportunities where more limited for veterans than they should be. I started my first company because I didn't want to settle for nine dollars an hour or minimum wage. I knew I was worth more. Eventually after several projects entrepreneurship became part of my DNA.

3. How do you structure your work days from waking up to going to sleep?

I have breakfast and morning caffeine then check emails and voice messages. SEO work, content creation and my day wraps up with more seo work and content creation.

4. What's the most recent significant leadership lesson you've learned?

Your employees need to feel appreciated and valued.

5. What's one book that has had a profound impact on your leadership so far? Can you please briefly tell the story of how that book impacted your leadership?

The Snowball Warren Buffett, showed me the importance of consistent effort and only doing what you are passionate about.

6. How do you build leadership capacity in an SME?

Help your employees grow into future leaders by supporting their development.

7. What is one meaningful story that comes to mind from your time as a leader of an SME so far?

The day I had to pick myself back up after getting defrauded and going bankrupt. It took some time to come to terms that I couldn't control everything and not everything goes according to plan.