July 19, 2023   

5 Big Questions:  Flipping the Switch

We catch up with the co-authors of 'Flipping the Switch' and learn how they founded, grew and sold Green Creative during the LED Revolution

 

Cole Zucker is an Entrepreneur and Co-Author of "Flipping the Switch: How We Started and Scaled a Global Lighting Brand", and the Co-founder of Green Creative.

Guillaume Vidal is an Entrepreneur and Co-Author of "Flipping the Switch: How We Started and Scaled a Global Lighting Brand", and the Co-founder of Green Creative.

 

BOOK COVER Flipping the switch cover.jpgTopics we explore:

  1. A “Lesson Learned” from the book is "Half the Battle is Being Seen" in the context of distributors.  Tell us more about that. (0:57)

  2. The book describes Green Creative going from $2 million in sales in 2013 to $8 million the next year and then $24 million in 2015.  How did Green Creative grow so fast and how were you able to scale your operations so quickly without making overpromised commitments to customers? (4:25)

  3. We ask Cole about living on $4 burritos, while sleeping in a $600/month former crack house in San Francisco 10-12 years ago.  (7:57)

  4. What was the process that led to Green Creative being sold to private equity in 2017?  (11:39)

  5. We ask Cole about his most recent social media experiment in which he posted on LinkedIn every day for a year.  (14:57)

  6. BONUS QUESTION:  After founding a company together and then writing a book together will we see any more big projects from the team of Cole & Guillaume?  (17:28)

 

 

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