“Privilege is only negative if you don't use your privilege to elevate others. That's when it's negative. So for me, I express to people I have a deep privilege and a deep responsibility given my upbringing to give back.” — JeVon McCormick This...
“Privilege is only negative if you don't use your privilege to elevate others. That's when it's negative. So for me, I express to people I have a deep privilege and a deep responsibility given my upbringing to give back.” — JeVon McCormick
This week Sachit (@sachitgupta) chats with JeVon McCormick (@JeVon McCormick), the CEO of Scribe Media, a multi-million dollar publishing company that was recently ranked the #1 Top Company Culture in America by Entrepreneur Magazine. JeVon’s experiences shaped a mindset for modern leadership that now guides his service as the CEO of a massively successful company that’s redefining the world of publishing.
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(03:16) - Why Sachit is grateful for Jevon for writing the Modern Leader
(10:45) - What happened once he reclaimed his own name and went from JT to JeVon
(14:11) - How he built his mindset up after ending up in solitary confinement
(15:46) - His internal talk after being in juvenile prison at the age of 12
(19:13) - Taking what happened to him and turning it into doing good for others
(27:57) - His emotional growth and the impact it had on the business
(35:34) - How Tucker Max helped him recognize he’s a fast learner and how he teaches that to other people
(40:40) - Who helped him reach his greatest potential
(48:43) - How Scribe Media hires people while keeping diversity and representation in mind
(53:03) - The dichotomy of prioritizing people and profit
(56:56) - Culture: recruit and retain vs offer and provide
(58:66) - Culture: work for vs work with
(01:02:57) - How to find a JeVon for your company
(01:11:05) - Three most impactful books
(01:13:14) - Who he’s thankful to
(01:16:59) - What it means to be a conscious creator
(01:17:43) - What he’s most excited for in the next 5-10 years