286 | Dave Lamont | Growing from 0 to $300M in Revenue

In this episode of The Greatness Machine, Darius sits down with Dave to talk about the importance of mastering business fundamentals, the power of mentorship, and the continuous pursuit of knowledge. They will also discuss Dave’s book, Crank It!: A Playbook for Succeeding in Business and Life, where readers will find actionable steps and resources to help them succeed professionally and personally. 

In this episode, Dave and I talked about:

  • Dave talks about his background and passion for automotive
  • Acquiring Renfrew Chrysler and thriving through the 2008 economic challenges
  • The importance of being a management-driven rather than market-driven
  • The evolving landscape of the automotive industry 
  • The value of continuous learning and growth at any age
  • Dave discusses his book “Crank It!” and the inspiration behind it
  • Dave shares the challenges of having a learning disability in his youth
  • And other topics…

Meet Dave:

Dave Lamont is the CEO of Renfrew Business Group and the president of Renfrew Chrysler, Nissan Lloydminster, and Royalty RV. With a deep-rooted passion for creating opportunities and building successful teams, Dave’s career began as a district manager and flourished as he embraced challenges and took risks. He studied business administration at the University of Montana, where he also played for the Griz Hockey team. Currently residing in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, Dave is dedicated to sharing his knowledge and experiences through his work and writing.

Meet Darius: 

Darius is your host of The Greatness Machine. Darius is a mad scientist, high-growth CEO, serial entrepreneur, author, conscious capitalist, speaker, and entertainer. Darius is on a quest to create 1,000,000 Core Value Driven Organization by 2030. He is calling this “The Core Value Revolution.” Darius is an alumni of the Birthing of Giants Entrepreneurial Program at MIT and Stagen Integral Leadership Program. Darius’s accolades include being ranked #9 Top Rated CEO in America on Glassdoor, has won numerous Stevie Awards, and has founded and grown organizations that have been ranked #40 in the Inc. 500 and were ranked #3 Best Places to Work By the San Francisco Business Time. He is all about the P’s: Passion, Pizza, Puzzles, and, especially, Pink Unicorns. His book, The Core Value Equation, is an Amazon #1 Best Seller and is available at www.thecorevalueequation.com.

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