E173: Pret & Itsu Founder: How I Built TWO Billion Dollar Brands At The Same Time!: Julian Metcalfe

E173: Pret & Itsu Founder: How I Built TWO Billion Dollar Brands At The Same Time!: Julian Metcalfe

By Steven Bartlett

The Diary Of A CEO with Steven Bartlett

Monday, 29 August

Julian Metcalfe is the founder of Pret A Manger and Itsu, and since he’s been a young man has been on a mission to change the way we think about eating out and how we eat. His companies are together worth over $3 billion.

But he’s also been on a mission to prove something to himself after the suicide of his mother and a life threatening car crash when he was still young uprooted his life as he knew it. Like all founders, he chose the long road back to being secure in himself

Julian spews with original thoughts on how to really take a company from zero to $1 billion+, from hiring and firing to knowing when to take the leap to expand your brand. Business is a game of thousands of little decisions, a few really big ones, and a hawks eye for knowing when to pounce. Few people we’ve encountered on the podcast had such a good gut instinct as Julian, nor were so good at articulating exactly how they did it.

Topics:

Early years The affect your parents had on you The importance of transparency Affection & self esteem Was money driving you? what was the "specialness" that made Pret successful How I run my businesses Selling Pret Starting ITSU The hardest day of your career Finding out you had a daughter What are you scared of? Your happiness recipe The last guest question


Itsu:

https://www.itsu.com/


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