Inspired by host Jesse Tyler's visit to Web Industries' Ownership Day in October, 2022, Jesse calls upon his 15+ yrs experience at 100% ESOP Hypertherm, and conversations with guests on the Owner to Owner Podcast to reflect on what ownership means to him.
Beyond his personal experience, he quotes Studs Terkel and JFK to frame the discussion.
Jesse discusses themes familiar to his podcast listeners, including continuous improvement, and how saying "no" is necessary but sometimes difficult to say in employee-owned companies. He also discusses IBM's Employee Experience Index Around the Globe which identified five core components: belonging, purpose, achievement, happiness, and vigor.
Jesse also answers the same questions he poses to his podcast guests, what ownership means to him and what three words he uses to describe employee ownership.
In 1962, President John F. Kennedy visited NASA for the first time. During his tour of the facility, he met a janitor who was carrying a broom down the hallway. The President then casually asked the janitor what he did for NASA, and the janitor replied, “I’m helping put a man on the moon.”