Ep. 43 – Cleveland Indians President, Brian Barren

Ep. 43 – Cleveland Indians President, Brian Barren

Brian Barren is the President of the Cleveland Indians, and he is our guest today.

Brian joined the Indians in January of 2014 as Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing. Prior to his time with the Indians, Barren spent 24 years at Procter & Gamble. During his tenure, he had the opportunity to lead multi-functional business teams across P&G’s billion-dollar brands like Wal-Mart and Kroger. Since joining the Cleveland Indians, he has been a catalyst for strong growth and sustainability for the brand.

The Cleveland Indians are an American professional baseball team based in Cleveland, Ohio. The Indians compete in Major League Baseball as a member club of the American League Central Division. Since their establishment as a major league franchise in 1901, the Indians have won two World Series championships: in 1920 and 1948, along with 10 Central Division titles and six American League pennants.

In This Conversation We Discuss:

  • How to identify efficient work processes
  • The importance of codifying everything
  • Fast cycle decision making
  • Why public accountability works

Interesting Highlights:

  • How baseball teams operate as small businesses
  • Myths about Generation Y
  • Inviting diversity of experience in the workplace


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