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IBJ Podcast: Why did a hard-core philosopher start a plumbing company?

October 8, 2018
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Jack Hope (IBJ photo/Mason King)

Jack Hope launched his plumbing company to help him pay for his master's degree in philosophy.

But Hope Plumbing was so lucrative that soon after he graduated, Jack was making as much as might as a tenured college professor. So he stuck with plumbing. Today, that small startup has grown into a company with more than 40 employees and revenue projected to top $6 million this year.

But that doesn't mean Jack has left philosophy behind. Host Mason King asks him just how philosophy plays into his management style and about he approaches recruiting and retaining plumbers, the biggest challenge in his business.

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