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Matthew Rosenberg

February 8, 2018

Growing with Purpose Podcast: Matthew Rosenberg

Today on the Growing with Purpose podcast, Paul Spiegelman interviews Matthew Rosenberg, CEO & Founder of M-Rad Design Studio. In just five years, Matthew has made impressive strides in implementing his vision of reconceptualizing the architecture industry. As he worked to build an innovative, people-focused company, he's taken big risks and learned valuable lessons along the way, from a team overhaul early in the business to learning which clients are — and are not  — a good fit. Through it all, Matthew has prioritized investing in his team and positively contributing to the architectural industry. 

This episode, Matthew engages in a transparent, authentic conversation about the evolution of his unique business. Tune into Matthew's story here.

Show Notes 

On the Growing with Purpose podcast, Matthew Rosenberg shares his business and leadership story.

[4:50] Working to Rebuild the Broken Architecture Industry

[11:45] Early Leadership: Organizing 'Pit Parties' in High School

[19:41] Lessons on Kindness and Hard Work from Supportive Parents

[22:20] Getting Rid of the Team and Starting Over

[26:18] Creating the Glue to Hold a New Team Together

[30:26] A Transparent Culture of Feedback

[32:35] The Most Important Characteristic of a Leader: Persistence

Selected Links from the Episode

Inspiring Leaders: Thomas Jefferson

Books that Influenced Matthew's Leadership Style: The Founder's Dilemmas: Anticipating and Avoiding the Pitfalls That Can Sink a Startup by Noah Wasserman

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About Matthew Rosenberg

Matthew was born and raised in Saskatoon, Canada spent nine years studying architecture and environmental design. Matthew left Saskatoon in 2000 to study and work across 24 cities and 14 countries, studying Environmental Design and Architecture through various programs. He holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Studio Art (University of Saskatchewan), a Bachelor of Environmental Design in Architecture (Dalhousie University), and a Masters of Architecture (SCI-Arc) which he received alongside a Selected Thesis Award. He has also studied architecture at McGill University in Montreal and the Louvre in Paris. In 2012 he was ready to bring his architectural influence back to the West and headed straight for Los Angeles to launch M-Rad and start implementing his vision of reconceptualizing the industry of Architecture. Matthew is currently the acting design principal and owner of M-Rad and resides in Los Angeles, California where he celebrates the fact that he can climb a mountain, run on a beach, and explore the thriving urban culture in a single day.