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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 75 | Choptank, a digital thought-shop for enthusiastic brands! - Summary: Mike Liddy is the Chief Digital Strategist, Creative Director, and Producer at Choptank. Choptank works with companies ranging in size from Fortune 500 to mid-size, while also doing pro-bono work for causes they’re passionate about. They specialize in creating powerful and memorable digital marketing strategies for their clients. In this interview, Mike takes us
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Episode 74 | CEO of the James Cancer Hospital & Solove Research Institute - Summary: Michael A. Caligiuri, MD, is director of The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center, chief executive officer of Ohio State’s James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute, and holder of the John L. Marakas Nationwide Insurance Enterprise Foundation Chair in Cancer Research. He also is a professor in the Department of Internal Medicine and
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Episode 73 | Growing the largest residential roofing company in the United States - Summary: Steve Weyl is the Founder of ABLE Roof, which he grew to $105M in revenue before exiting the business. Steve’s story is pure entrepreneur from the beginning – He’s a natural visionary in business and has some of the best sales skills you’ll ever hear. In this episode, the takes us through growing ABLE
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Episode 72 | Michael Mapes, CEO of Exal Corporation - Summary: Michael Mapes is the current Chief Executive Officer at Exal Corporation, the global leader in premium aluminum packaging. Before Exal, Michael climbed the ranks of Greif, the global leader in industrial packaging, along with spending sometime as a consultant at McKinsey and Company. Academically, he’s spent time at some of the top schools in
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Episode 71 | Roger Blackwell - Summary: Roger Blackwell has been a keynote speaker in over 3,000 business meetings across six continents – He’s a world-renowned marketing expert, and he’s worked with the likes of some of the most highly respected business leaders in the world, including Les Wexner and Jack Welch. Not to mention, he’s an all-around wealth of knowledge
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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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