McManus’s experience includes more than 20 years as a serial social and business entrepreneur. An innovator in entrepreneurial development, placemaking and cultivating emerging leadership, Josh’s work focuses on solving problems in post-industrial American cities. His work began in Chattanooga where he helped transform the city from a 18/5 city to a 24/7 city. He also helped build companies and community projects in Cincinnati, Akron, and Detroit. In Detroit, Josh served as the Chief Operating Officer at Rock Ventures, the organization that serves and connects entrepreneur and Quicken Loans Founder and Chairman and majority owner of the Cleveland Cavaliers Dan Gilbert’s Family of more than 100 companies, as well as his investments, real estate purchases and community activities. An avid reader, BBQ pit master, and prolific beard grower, McManus is currently focusing on how to fuse his time in the C-suite in the for-profit sector with his time working in social services to help companies build “for-purpose” organizations. In this episode, John and Josh cover an array of topics but some of the highlights include entrepreneurial farm leagues, personal learning and production systems, competitive advantages for attracting major employers to cities and even some insights into city-building learned from working security detail at Bonnaroo.