Robert Pasin: Rethinking Radio Flyer’s Little Red Wagon Without Reinventing the Wheel
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Episode 1 of the Family IN Business Podcast

Reviewers described Radio Flyer as “Americana on four wheels,” but just because it was beloved didn’t mean it would last forever.

Soon after joining his multi-generational family owned business, Robert Pasin learned the company was in trouble. Though the company hadn’t changed, consumer preferences had. How could they gain a competitive advantage without losing everything that made Radio Flyer an iconic part of Americans’ childhood memories?

Learn more about how Radio Flyer keeps its stories rooted yet relevant.

Show notes:

0:00: Iconic doesn’t mean permanent.

9:35: “The game had totally changed and we had completely missed it.”

10:58: “You have no cash.”

12:52: An existential threat and a learning mindset.

23:00: The future will belong to family businesses.

28:00: How do you handle a major disagreement with your CEO father?

33:40: Mining business failures for as many lessons as possible.

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