1. Chapman asks Bruce Linton who he is, where does he draw his motivation from, and what is he up to next. Tony Chapman and iContact Productions 39:16

Great leaders are rare, but those who identify and define a new sector are often rarified. For example, Edison with Electricity, Ford in Automotive, Mary Kay with Beauty, Oprah with media, Jobs with consumer electronics, and Bezos with e-commerce made their unique mark but shared common traits. They have vision, curiosity, instinct, and they pursue their dreams with passion and persuasion. One of these individuals is Bruce Linton, the Founder and former CEO of Canopy Growth.

Bruce witnesses how some countries were legalizing medical cannabis, and he listened carefully to the whispers of others who were looking at legalizing recreational marijuana. He determined that if this were to happen, it would be the opportunity of his lifetime and for Canada.

His vision was to build, from scratch, the dominant global player in this space. To do so, Bruce Linton had to attract the capital and talent that could fuel his ambitions. His challenge to both was that cannabis had a stigma, whispers are not a guarantee, and in the USA, it is a Schedule 3 narcotic, with all the legal and banking implications that carry with it.

We all know what Bruce Linton accomplished but what this episode of Chatter that Matter we focus on the individual, his mindset, his ability to make mission-critical decisions and to lead a company and a sector.

We also learn the value he places on purpose and culture over profit, and why he embraces versus fears the path less trampled.

And for anyone investing in this space, we also learn what Bruce is up to next.

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Tony Chapman hosts the popular radio show and podcast "Chatter that Matters." Each week, Tony shares a story of someone who has overcome circumstances to chase their dreams and change their world and ours for the better. Tony's guests have included Nobel Peace Prize Nominees, Time Magazine's Hero of the Planet, National Geographic Explorer of the Year, Grammy, Emmy and Tony Award Winners, Gold Medalists, NY Times Best Selling Authors, Leaders from all Walks of Life, Warriors for Humanity and people you have never heard of, but their stories need to be shared.

Chatter that Matters is ranked by Listen Notes in the top 1% of most popular podcasts worldwide and enjoys a 5-star rating on Spotify and 4.8 out of 5 on Apple.

Chapman has been inducted into the Marketing Hall of Legends and the Canadian Advertising and PR Hall of Fame, cementing his status as a true industry icon. He has also inspired audiences worldwide, having spoken in China, Brazil, Poland, Scotland, Spain, the United Kingdom, Mexico, and North America.

As he says at the end of every podcast - It's Tony Chapman, Let's Chat Soon.