Question 13 // Why Should I Give A Damn About Vinegar & Vulnerability? (feat. Scott Dillon)

Scott Dillon is the owner of a cocktail company called The Twisted Shrub. After a chance meeting in passing, I instantly knew I had to learn more about his story and after reaching out, he was kind enough to sit down with me over drinks. How did He go from a secure job at General Mills to starting his own cocktail company? Why does he think that the most legit people view vulnerability as a sign of confidence? And what are these ‘Shrubs’ he’s basing his entire business on?

In this episode we talk about:
-What are “Shrubs” and how did Scott Discover them
-The beauty of craft-beverages forcing you to be in the moment
-Scott’s history with General Mills and how the recession changed his life path
-The importance of honest friendships (you need people to call you on your shit)  
-The danger of binary career thinking (thinking you either choose to have a fun career and not have it be smart financially or you have a borring career that gives you financial security)
-The greatest skill Scott learned from his time at General Mills (LISTENING & LEADERSHIP)
-Leadership Advice
-The importance of vaulnerability and NOT the fake it till you make it mentality
-The importance of ‘Winning’ and bringing a competitive spirit in anything you do (Scott explains why)
-Colin Powell’s '40/70 Rule'
-Vulnerability and being willing to ask questions when you don’t know is the ultamate sign of confidence (Scott explains why and talks about Questions. "If you don’t ask, you don’t care.”)

Recording Location: Parlour, Downtown Minneapolis
Drinks: Seasonal Smash & Parlour Old Fashioned 

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To learn more about Scott and his company, The Twisted Shrub, visit them online at:

Massive thank you to Parlour, located in downtown Minneapolis, for inspiring Scott at one of their classes and providing a spot in the cities that you can always trust for a great cocktail and burger. If you’d like to look into taking one of their classes, visit them online at


I’m so thankful that I don’t have to deal with sponsors. 

Otherwise, I would have to tell you to visit Guinness’ website HERE Otherwise, I’d be inclined to tell you that Guinness Draft (with it’s distinctive dark amber body and rich creamy head) is possibly God’s greatest gift to mankind and is the sole reason I’m thankful for being alive after it’s birth in 1759.

I’d also have to recommend that you to hire Narrate Films for your next video/film/music-video/photo booth/wedding photography/any photography needs and to visit their website HERE. Hell… they took the photos for this podcast and they turned out pretty bad ass if you ask me. 

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