Gary Pinkerton talks with Jack McGuinness, former airborne ranger with the US Army’s 10th Mountain Division and co-founder of Relationship Impact, about how being a first responder or serviceman gives you the skills you need to run a business. Jack explains what he did when he got out of the service and how he worked his way into the business he’s running now. Plus he throws in some very sound business advice for those who are used to the structure of military.

Key Takeaways:

[2:04] Jack’s first business experience after he left the service

[5:36] How Jack’s company has changed recently

[9:38] Most companies haven’t figured out they need rigorous procedures

[14:26] The skills being a first responder instills in you are extremely valuable to companies

[17:42] It’s important to have a defined company culture so that people can understand what to do when situations arise

[20:44] Don’t assume that structure will be there, don’t be frustrated when it’s not, and don’t assume that putting in the same structure as the military will work


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