- Posted by Action Catalyst
- On October 4, 2022
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- advocacy, Business, Down syndrome, entrepreneur, fashion, leadership, overcome adversity, success
John and Mark X. Cronin, entrepreneurs, advocates for Down Syndrome, and co-founders of the largest sock store on the planet, John’s Crazy Socks, explain the 5 essential pillars of business, the joys and the challenges of working as a father and son team, a small problem they ran into with opening a food truck, making friends with Washington elite, and the importance of uplifting differently-abled employees.
About John and Mark:
John and Mark X. Cronin are the father-son team out to change the world through socks. John Cronin is a young man with Down syndrome who teamed with his father, Mark X. Cronin, to bootstrap their way to a multi-million-dollar social enterprise with a mission to spread happiness. They built John’s Crazy Socks into the World’s Largest Sock Store. More than half their colleagues have a differing ability and every day, John and Mark work to show what people with differing abilities can accomplish.
John and Mark have been named EY Entrepreneurs of the Year and Father Thomas Hartman
Humanitarians of the Year. They are two time TEDx Speakers and the host of The Spreading Happiness Podcast. John and Mark have testified twice before the U.S. Congress and spoken at the United Nations. They are members of the Speakers Bureaus for the U.S. State Department and the Society of Human Resource Management.
John and Mark have wowed corporate conferences from Microsoft to IBM to Bank of America to LinkedIn and many more. They have addressed non-profit organizations including the Special Olympics, Best Buddies, the National Down Syndrome Society and more. They have spoken at colleges and universities ranging from Rutgers to Vanderbilt to Holy Cross to BYU to the University of Houston and more, and have been featured on the CBS Evening News, Good Morning America, Fox and Friends, The Today Show, CNBC, the BBC, the CBN, the Martha MacCallum Show and many more, as well as in Money Magazine, the NY Post, and Newsday.
Learn more at JohnsCrazySocks.com.
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