I don’t regret anything about my past.
This is the incredible story of J.T. McCormick, a man who was raised in the slums of Dayton, Ohio, by a black pimp drug dealing father and a white orphan mother, worked his way from being the lowest paid employee of a software company to becoming the CEO of that company. During his time there he helped build the business to a multi-million dollar company that is consistently ranked as one of the best places to work in the state of Texas.
J.T. is currently the CEO and President of Scribe Media, a publishing company that helps individuals from diverse backgrounds write, publish and market their books, allowing them to tell their story. Scribe has worked with the likes of David Goggins as well as members of the Nobel Peace Prize Committee. They were also ranked as having the number one Company Culture in America by Entrepreneur Magazine.
His book I Got There: How a Mixed-Race Kid Overcame Poverty, Racism and Abuse to Achieve the American Dream, tells the heartbreaking and inspiring story of his fight to succeed despite the tremendous odds that were stacked against him.
In addition to his job as CEO at Scribe Media, J.T. has used his story as a way to mentor young men and women in the juvenile justice system and those in lower income communities.
A few really interesting links to the content mentioned in this episode:
- Scribe Media’s “Culture Bible” (opens in Google Docs)
- Scribe’s About Pages that includes each team member’s favorite book
To learn more about J.T.’s company, please visit www.scribemedia.com.