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USP: 46 | The Story of John’s Crazy Socks : An Inspiring Father-Son Duo


#046 – In the US, the unemployment rate for persons with disabilities is double the national average. And for people like John, who has down syndrome, fewer than one out of five people are employed after finishing school. But did that stop John? Nope!

Here, Mark and John Cronin share the story behind how their father-and-son business tandem made John's Crazy Socks the world's largest sock store and how they made it even easier for customers to fall in love with their socks.

IN THIS EPISODE YOU WILL LEARN:

·         Mark Cronin – your origin story is your DNA

·         Why people love John's Crazy Socks

·         When you do things with conviction, everybody gets involved!

·         The difference between optimism and confidence

·         Drive your mission, and it will drive the brand…

CHECK OUT MARK & JOHN CRONIN:

John's Crazy Socks is a father-son venture inspired by co-founder John Lee Cronin, a young man with Down syndrome. John's affinity for crazy socks, paired with his love of making people smile, made our mission clear: we want to spread happiness.


 GUEST'S WEBSITE:

https://johnscrazysocks.com/


 THE SPREADING HAPPINESS PODCAST WITH JOHN AND MARK:

https://johnscrazysocks.com/pages/podcast

 

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Mark and John Cronin

Co-founders of John's Crazy Socks

John’s Crazy Socks is a father-son venture inspired by co-founder John Lee Cronin, a young man with Down syndrome. John’s affinity for crazy socks paired with his love of making people smile made our mission clear: we want to spread happiness.

We have a social mission and a retail mission, and they are indivisible. We want to show what is possible when you give someone a chance. Every day, we demonstrate what people with intellectual disabilities can do. And we believe in giving back: we donate 5 percent of our earnings to the Special Olympics as they’ve played a vital role in John’s development. We continue to expand our charity partners by offering and creating socks with specific “awareness” themes, such as our Autism Awareness Socks and Down Syndrome Awareness Socks.

We match our social mission with a commitment to be a great sock store. We have socks you can love with the widest array of fun, unique and beautifully designed socks that let you express your passion and personality. And we deliver those socks with fast, personal service. We provide same-day shipping and every package includes a hand-written thank you note from John and some candy.

We love what we do. We hope you love our socks and that your experience with John’s Crazy Socks brings you happiness.

John Lee Cronin and Mark X. Cronin