Twenty-five years ago, I learned about a product that began to change the course of my health and my life. Shortly thereafter, I also started learning about the company behind that product. At that time, I was a fledgling independent business owner—after spending the first 20+ years of my career as a nurse. I had worked in hospitals, community-based settings, a professional organization and academe; none of which offered me useful guidance as an entrepreneur.
Over the years, I can definitively proclaim that I have learned more about what it means to be an ethically and socially responsible business person from Jay Martin (Founder of the Juice Plus Company) than any other individual. While I have benefitted directly and indirectly from a lot of individuals, Jay continually inspires me to imagine a bigger vision along with an ever-growing servant’s heart—along with taking myself a little less seriously than is my usual wont.
Jay never ceases to amaze me. I just learned about his latest innovative, non-profit leadership initiative: My City Rides. You can read about it in the article below, linked from Inside Memphis Business.