Who is John D. Jarvis?
“I have never been considered a conventional person and I certainly don’t intend to become one any time soon.”
Some Initial Thoughts; Every human being has a basic instinct: to help each other out. If a hiker gets lost in the mountains, people will coordinate a search. If a train crashes, people will line up to give blood. If an earthquake levels a city, people all over the world will send emergency supplies. This is so fundamentally human that it’s found in every culture without exception. Yes, there are assholes who just don’t care, but they’re massively outnumbered by the people who do.
At some point, everything’s gonna go south on you… everything’s going to go south and you’re going to say, this is it. This is how I end. Now you can either accept that, or you can get to work. That’s all it is. You just begin. You do the math. You solve one problem… and you solve the next one… and then the next. And If you solve enough problems, you overcome.
Welcome to the new corporate website, this is where I share about the people I meet, the books I’m reading, and what I’m learning. I hope that you’ll join the conversation.
Currently, founder of The Jarvis Network and now the voice of Xtreme Weather Radio, one of the largest and most engaged social media channels in the severe weather and meteorological space in the world.
Xtreme Weather’s “Weather Or Not” is a live syndicated radio talk show that is also simulcast online. The call-in talk takes a lighter look at the social aspects of weather and the influencers that make it all too interesting.
“Weather Or Not” features a collection of passionate meteorological thought leaders who are looking to spread their vast wealth of knowledge with those seeking interest in the weather and meteorology communities from the novice weather enthusiast to the most seasoned meteorologist.
Over the course of my career I have accomplished an incredible amount success in business, many ventures at the time seemed very unorthodox. Many of these business ventures / projects continue to have several million users, like Jarvis Entertainment, Summit Entertainment, QZAR, Westlin Underground Bunker, The Wireless Lake Project, LitFiber, Xtreme Weather Podcast, Claire Magazine, My GPS, Extreme Weather, OTC Exchange, and yes even the EBS acquisition. And, I haven’t stopped there. I continue to participate on speculative projects that others believe are impossible or even improbable, not to be detoured, I remain super excited about them.
As part of that, I always said that you could expect me to make “strategic investment in areas that might seem very speculative or even unconventional when compared to current business philosophy.” From the start, I have always striven to do more, and to accomplish important and meaningful things with the resources I have.
I’ve long believed that over time companies tend to get comfortable doing the same thing, just making incremental changes. But in the technology industry, where revolutionary ideas drive the next big growth areas, you need to be a bit uncomfortable to stay relevant.
What I am excited about these days…
My children, Austin and Brittney.
My parents, brother, nieces and nephews.
My property and land development projects.
Working on cutting edge and creative web design.
Getting more ambitious things done.
Taking the long-term view.
Empowering great entrepreneurs and companies to flourish.
Investing at the scale of the opportunities and resources I see.
Improving the transparency and oversight of what I’m doing.
Making myself and the people around me even better through greater focus.
And hopefully… as a result of all this, improving the lives of as many people as I can.
I feel very blessed that I have had the opportunity to connect with so many extraordinary people. Whenever I have the chance, I set aside a few minutes to share what I’m learning here on JohnJarvis.me. I have made it easy for you to connect with me without always having to check back to my site. In the bottom right corner of the site you will see a “red” button that allows you to automatically receive our notifications right to your bowser, join our 17,000+ subscribers and see whats new in my world.