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What is Conquering Columbus?

Conquering Columbus is a brand and podcast connecting you to the people that are having an impact on the growth of our great city. Across all industries, we interview guests who have made a difference and helped put Columbus on the map. We are growing a lot as we learn from them, and now you can too by subscribing on your favorite podcast app, signing up for our email list, and sharing with all of your friends!


Recent Podcasts:

Episode 102 | 104.9 The River - Summary: Bill is the Chief Sales Officer at 104.9 the River, a licensed radio station serving central Ohio as well as Chillicothe and Newark. Bill has over 20 years of experience in Radio Sales, he’s a graduate of Wizard of Ads Academy, a Certified Radio Marketing Consultant (CRMC, a Certified Digital Marketing Consultant (CDMC), and
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Episode 101 | Uprising Capital - Summary: Fred and Katie are the co-founders of Uprising Capital, a social impact investment firm that brings together market needs, passionate people, investment capital, management expertise, an extensive network, and technology to achieve economic gains and social good. Fred has a wide range of experience in the investment world, having participated in over $27 billion
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Episode 100 | Building a Four-Billion Dollar Company From the Ground Up! - Summary: Pete is the founder of CheckFree, which started as an online bill payment company and grew into the largest online banking, payment processing, and business analytics company in the world before selling to Fiserv for $4.4 Billion in 2007. Pete started CheckFree from his grandmother’s basement in 1981, and CheckFree helped put Columbus on
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Episode 99 | roll: Bicycle Company - Summary: Born in Edinboro, Scotland, Stuart Hunter eventually found his way to Columbus, Ohio where he founded the company roll: Bicycle Company. Sparked from a poor experience trying to find a bike for himself, Stuart set out to develop a more user-centric bicycle-buying experience, built on the skills that he gained from years of consumer
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Episode 98 | The Columbus Partnership - Summary: Alex Fischer is the President and CEO of the Columbus Partnership, a civic organization of Columbus, Ohio’s top business leaders formed in 2002 to improve the economic and cultural base of central Ohio. He has served on numerous for-profit boards, and is currently serving as Chairman for Nationwide Children’s Hospital amongst other board positions.
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Recent Blog Posts:

The meaning of “Live Uncomfortably” - tldr; Live Uncomfortably – Get uncomfortable, push yourself there every day. By doing so you’ll see growth in unimaginable ways. See action plan. Conquering Columbus has adopted the phrase “Live Uncomfortably” after our initial launch, but we haven’t taken the time to explain it’s meaning. Let’s shed some light on these two beautiful words, and
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Why we created Conquering Columbus - Why we Love Columbus Mike here to tell you all why Josh and I love the city of Columbus, and how this podcast got its start. Columbus is an amazing city, and while there are many things that make it extraordinary, one reason stands out to us – The people that call this city home.
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What we learned from James Lawrence - Mike and I got the opportunity to interview James Lawrence, the “Iron-Cowboy”, last night. If you don’t know who James is, click here and give him a read – He’s an amazing individual. I’d give more background on him here but I’m in a hurry writing this and I want to be sure to get out
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