20_The Foundation of the Southwest Airlines Culture with Tony Brigmon
Hosted by Quint Studer with special guest Tony Brigmon
About Tony Brigmon:
Tony Brigmon is a party animal. He’s been known to stay up well past nine o’clock, drinking root beer and telling G-rated jokes. Sure, the neighbors complain, but that doesn’t stop him. Because Tony is serious about having fun. Serious fun, with serious results.
As a result of his questionable spelling skills, Tony learned at an early age that his name spelled backward is “YNOT.” As in, “YNOT take a closer look at his book?” Or “YNOT smile when you should be crying?”
As the former Ambassador of FUN™ for the highly successful Southwest Airlines, Tony was one of the 1st to pioneer the positive culture movement in corporate America. “Fun” was the power of “positivity” that helped catapult a small carrier into a force that changed the airline industry.
Today, Tony is a popular conference speaker and emcee — teaching audiences how to have more fun, get more done, and bring out the best in everyone.
Former CEO of Southwest Airlines Howard Putnam says: “Tony has a gift for looking at life in a fun way and capturing life lessons in a manner that ‘sticks’ – making them easy to recall and use.” Tony’s friends say that no one should have so much fun while sober. Tony’s wife said she has had about all the cheerfulness she can stand.
“Fun” transformed this author’s work and life. YNOT discover how the serious power of fun can transform the next 30 seconds of your day or 30 years of your life?