We’re having a party! John’s Crazy Socks will celebrate its 5th Anniversary and we’re inviting all our friends, neighbors and supporters to celebrate. We’re holding an Anniversary Open House Party and Pop Up Shop on Saturday, December 11.
The best TED Talks challenge conventional thinking and move us to look at the world in a new way. John and Mark X. Cronin, the father-son team behind John’s Crazy Socks, rose to that challenge in their TEDx Talk entitled, Differently Abled People Want to Help Us. Their TEDx Talk offered a simple yet powerful idea: people with differing abilities are not waiting for our help as much as they are waiting to help us.
John Cronin, co-founder of John’s Crazy Socks, is a Special Olympic athlete who loves the Special Olympics. In starting his business, he pledged to give back to the Special Olympics. John and John’s Crazy Socks has now raised $106,557 for the Special Olympics and today they held an event to celebrate.
How can we create happy customers if we don’t have happy employees?
John and Mark X. Cronin, co-founders ofJohn’s Crazy Socks, addressed that question when speaking at the Gratitude in the Workplace Conference sponsored by the New York Chapter of theSociety of Human Resource Management (SHRM).The father and son team answered two basic questions: what makes a happy employee? And why does it matter? And they shared their 5 pillars on creating a happy work environment.
As part of that love for the Special Olympics, John’s Crazy Socks is helping sponsor the Brookhaven Polar Plunge. John will lead a team of his colleagues into the Long Island Sound and do the plunge for the Special Olympics. They will be freezing for a reason.
Liza Laurino-Siegal, a doctoral student at St. John’s University has published her dissertation which examined employers working with people with disabilities. She focused her research on two Long Island based companies: John’s Crazy Socks and Spectrum Design. The study documents the benefits of employing people with differing abilities.