My favorite question is “By when?” with Dave Munson

Dave Munson of Saddleback Leather Co. spent several years journeying across North America with his dog to create bags and other products made to outlast their owners. Their slogan is: They’ll fight over it when you’re dead. His founding story is one of legend. 

He spent three years living in a $100 a month apartment in Mexico with his dog Blue and founded Saddleback Leather Co. currently has over 250 employees in the US and Mexico, where they have built their own leather factories.

Insights & Inspirations

  • I said, “Lord, would you help this to be the coolest bag ever?” – Dave Munson
  • It’s being thankful for the things that are shaping your character too. – Dave Munson
  • Kindergarten and first grade right now and that’s with an accelerated Christian education. And so it’s easier to mold clay than it is bust bricks. – Dave Munson
  • Your why was big enough. You had why power. – John Marsh
  • We don’t worry about hard work, just meaningless work makes us struggle when we think the work we’re doing it doesn’t matter. – John Marsh
  • The way that you get good at doing videos is by doing videos. – Dave Munson
  • “It doesn’t take much more effort to be the best in the whole world. You just got to plan for it.” – Dave Munson
  • I say love is the most expensive four-letter word you’ve ever found.  – John Marsh
  • Your business will grow as fast, as you make agreements. – Dave Munson
  • “By when,” are my favorite words. In business, my favorite words, “By when.” And then I act like I’m writing it down on a piece of paper. – Dave Munson
  • You’ve got a risk, at least for me, one thing I realized the key to being deceived is you don’t know it. –  John Marsh

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Closing Questions

What have you read that we should read?

Who do you know about doing good work in the world that we should know about?

Where have you been that we should go?