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Shark Tank, Leadership and Saving the World with Ugly Food – Evan Lutz of Hungry Harvest

Evan Lutz, CEO and Co-Founder of Hungry Harvest, always dreamt of becoming a social entrepreneur and changing the food system.

His company has already reduced 4 million pounds of food from going to the landfill, and it has provided access to more than 500,000 pounds of produce through reduced-cost markets and donations to people in need.

Listen in as he discusses the future of food technology and the importance of stakeholders in your business.

Shark Tank, Leadership and Saving the World with Ugly Food – Evan Lutz of Hungry Harvest

Time stamped show notes:

[0:39] Introduction to Evan Lutz and Hungry Harvest

[4:50] Where he sees the future of technology going with produce

[7:28] How we would redesign food production if we could

[9:46] Journey to reach where he is now

[13:18] Conscious Capitalism – Milton Friedman

[14:06] 5 Stakeholders – buyers, suppliers, community, employees, and shareholders

[14:43] Profit is not a goal; it’s a byproduct of creating great value for stakeholders.

[33:14] Great businesses are not built on the shoulders of accomplishments. They’re built on the shoulders of learning from mistakes and failure.

[34:24] Takeaways from his organization’s growth

Three key points:

  1. 5 Stakeholders – buyers, suppliers, community, employees, and shareholders
  2. Profit is not a goal; it’s a byproduct of creating great value for stakeholders.
  3. Great businesses are not built on the shoulders of accomplishments. They’re built on the shoulders of learning from mistakes and failure.

Resources mentioned:

Ford Pinto Case – https://users.wfu.edu/palmitar/Law&Valuation/Papers/1999/Leggett-pinto.html  

The Kitchen Community – https://thekitchencommunity.org

Headspace – App (meditation)

Imperfect Produce – https://www.imperfectproduce.com/

Last question:

Help spread the word about what produce is, and what it is supposed to look like and taste like.

Use EvanLutz to sign up at www.hungryharvest.net.

Contact him: [email protected] dot net

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