“I will not create a business enterprise and a professional legacy for myself at the cost of the legacy I build inside the walls of my house.”
Robert Thompson, CEO, Punch Bowl Social
Punch Bowl Social is a restaurant concept phenomenon. Robert Thompson, its founder and CEO, is one of those successful entrepreneurs who looks like he’s got it made – but what a story. Robert left home at 16 to fend for himself and had a roller coaster of successes and failures before forming Punch Bowl Social. We talk about his story, what makes some restaurant concepts work when others fail, and what sustains a concept compared to those with short lives. Then we switch gears to talk about capitalism, family and teaching the most important lessons to our sons.