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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 58 | Buy Local Buy Ohio: The Story of Traxler Printing - Summary: On this episode of Conquering Columbus we sat down with Zachary Traxler, CEO and Founder of Traxler Printing LLC. Zach walks us through his journey, from his upbringing in Athens, Ohio, to struggling with addiction in High School, and wrapping up with how he built Traxler Printing on the mantra of Buy Local Buy
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Episode 57 | Built to Lead - Summary: Chet Scott and his team at Built to Lead are leadership and development coaches for some of the most influential leaders across the city of Columbus and abroad. In this episode, Chet takes us through his path to creating Built to Lead, which involved a long stint at Columbus founded CompuServe, how to find
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Episode 56 | Crazy Richard’s Peanut Butter Company - Summary: Ever wonder what it’s like to take over a family business with no business experience? Have you ever been curious about the path that the peanuts in your peanut butter take before they make it into your kitchen? (hint: it’s way more technical than you’ll ever guess) What about what it’s like running a
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Episode 55 | The Shotgun Approach to Creating a Business - Summary: Mike Lanese is a former Ohio State football player under direct coaching of Jim Tressel, a graduate from the University of Oxford, a Navy Veteran, a member of the Army Reserves, and a serial tech-entrepreneur here in Columbus, Ohio. In this episode we cover it all with Mike, with a heavy focus on his
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Episode 54 | Building a company people will love and a product that changes lives, through constant iteration. - Summary: Joe Anstine is the Co-Founder & CEO of PriorAuthNow, a company dedicated to changing the fragmented and broken process of prior authorizations in the personal healthcare space (and single-handedly putting the fax machine industry out of business). With no previous experience or background in healthcare, Joe has grown himself into an expert in the
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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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