CEO Insights recap: Jeni's CEO John Lowe talks basketball, secrets to success

Erin G. Edwards

A sold out crowd attended the October edition of the Columbus Chamber's CEO Insights forum this morning at Dawson. (Columbus CEO is a proud presenting sponsor, fyi.) The big draw? Ice cream. Or more specifically John Lowe, CEO of Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams. In case you missed it, Jeni's growth from small business to mid-size manufacturer was the subject of our cover story this month and Lowe's leadership has certainly contributed to that growth.

You can look for our extendedQ&A with Lowe in this Sunday'sColumbus Dispatch.Meanwhile, here are some of our favorite CEO Insights from Lowe:

Too often people think the magic of @jenisicecreams is the initial idea. But it's in the small decisions, says @JohnatJenis #CCCeoinsights

- Columbus CEO (@columbusceomag) October 1, 2014

"The nice thing and the worst thing about ice cream is even the crappy stuff is pretty good," says @JohnatJenis #CCCEOInsights

- Columbus CEO (@columbusceomag) October 1, 2014

We mess up all the time, but I believe in active learning, says @JohnatJenis #CCCEOInsights

- Columbus CEO (@columbusceomag) October 1, 2014

Jeni is the best there ever will be; ice cream's Michael Jordan, with apologies to Lebron, @JohnatJenis, a Chicago native #ccceoinsights

- Mary Yost (@ceo_editor) October 1, 2014

Competitiveness and fear of failure motivates @JohnatJenis on a daily basis, 'I don't want to swing and miss,' @JohnatJenis #CCCEOInsights

- Mary Yost (@ceo_editor) October 1, 2014

#CEO John Lowe believes @shortnorth is most 'valuable strip of real estate in a 5-state region." #CCCEOInsights

- Kitty McConnell (@KittyMcConnell) October 1, 2014

I want my kids to have a work ethic, to want to battle to experience success, says @JohnatJenis #CCCEOInsights

- Columbus CEO (@columbusceomag) October 1, 2014

To learn more about the December CEO Insights event, visit the Columbus Chamber here.