Month: January 2016

Steve Kroft (Conviron)

The subject of today’s interview leads another great example of an incredibly successful Manitoba business that most of us have never heard of. For 50 years, they have been the world’s largest supplier of controlled environment chambers for agricultural research and production, with over 100 employees spread across 5 continents. As usual, our conversation is all about trying to understand how they got there, and where they’re going.

Mike Fata (Manitoba Harvest)

The interview you’re about to hear is with an entrepreneur that has defied all odds with his business. 17 years ago, he set out to sell a product that no one wanted, and which was barely legal to produce. Last year, he sold the company for $132 million dollars. My goal in the interview is to figure out what happened in those 17 intervening years.