Thu, 20 November 2014
Todays guest, joining us on the Join Up Dots podcast interview is an entrepreneur from New York with a difference.
Mr Scott Wiener is businessman, entrepreneur and a connoisseur of something that most of us order, make, and then simply shove into our mouths as quickly as we can.
Yes, he is an expert on the integral food source known as Pizza.
Growing up in New York City, it was very hard not to at least every now and again, end up holding a dangling piece of melted cheese and pepperoni above your mouth, whilst reaching for the next piece eagerly.
And our guest loved pizza more than most...and that was it.
He didn't feel that his life and certainly his jobsearch to find his perfect career would be linked with this Italian favourite, he just liked eating it.
But upon leaving familiar territory for college at Syracuse University, he began to realize that the way pizza was made in other areas was very much different to what he was used to.
What made the slices that he was eating at college so very different to the ones he had grown up eating?
Touring the country with rock bands throughout those college years provided perfect opportunities for research.
But yet still, he was on a path that was common place....get a job, lose a job, get another job and feel uninspired all the time.
Yep, we have all been there.
But it was in that moment of searching for the thing that made him come alive as a departure from his life, whenever possible he gathered some friends for pizza day-trips.
Four people in a car eating a slice at each stop until stomachs were full.
It was fun, enjoyable and he could share the knowledge that he had built up about this cheesy delight.
The only problem was that his car wasn’t big enough to fit everyone who wanted to go, so he rented a bus for a massive birthday party and invited 26 friends and family members for a day of pizza adventuring.
Six months later, he used that very model to launch Scottês Pizza Tours.
And now nearly six years later, 1,500 tours, over 25,000 tour guests later, and an entry into the Guinness Book Of World Records he can lay back with a full stomach and say yes I am where I should be in life.
So does he ever have days when he thinks "I can't face another slice of this stuff ever again?"
And does he now have the recipe for the worlds most perfect pizza that he can share with us all?
Well lets find out, as we bring onto the show, to start joining up dots on the Steve Jobs inspired podcast, with the one and only entrepreneur and food expert Mr Scott Wiener.