Cool Companies: This Dinosaur Modeller Grew Even When Museums Closed
Reconnecting with the passion that inspired you to start your business is sometimes enough to get you back on the path towards greater company growth and to help you make the choices that will take your business to new heights you never even thought possible. In Matt Fair’s case, as General Manager of Research Casting International, his passion for creativity, for making things, and for science have all manifested in an amazing career that has taken him all over the world.
The Company Growth Podcast Tells the Stories of Cool Companies
And How to Replicate Their Success
To rediscover the drive that led you to your current position, sometimes all you need to do is listen to another leader’s story of company growth. That’s one of the beliefs behind the Company Growth Podcast.
In the Research Casting International episode of the Company Growth Podcast, Matt tells the story of his business’s unique market: Research Casting International makes replicas and models of animal life and geological models for museums and theme parks. This means that the employees of Research Casting get to spend most of their days building dinosaurs or travelling the world to make casts of real fossils. Matt is living the dream of so many young, aspiring paleontologists, and he’s also turned that dream into a thriving business and one of those cool companies that have such a unique business model.
If you’re struggling to recover the passion that led you to your current business, try using Matt’s story to think about your own business ideas. Your ideas might not include building life-size dinosaur models, but chances are you can find an equivalent in your own life. How can you bring some of the magic back to your business? How can you inspire your team with a career they’ll love? These can be tough questions, but listening to the Research Casting International episode of the Company Growth Podcast will provide advice and inspiration.
In the Research Casting Episode of the Company Growth Podcast, Learn:
- What Matt considers the hardest task he’s ever had to do as a general manager,
- What Research Casting did to diversify and continue growing both during the Great Recession and the COVID-19 pandemic,
- What the employees of Research Casting love most about their unique line of work (and how you can use their example to inspire your own employees), and
- Much more!
Check out the Company Growth Podcast: “If You Need a Life-Size Dinosaur Model, Talk to Matt Fair” streaming now on your favourite podcast platform!
To browse more episodes by topic, visit the Company Growth Podcast webpage.
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