Shawn Askinosie: Generosity and Meaning as the Foundation for Our Work

Too often nowadays, companies and business owners focus on scale and growth at the expense of their happiness and health and their employees’ well-being. Shawn Askinosie has seen that, and he wants to rework the groundwork of how we operate. He believes generosity gives us greater meaning, and peace should drive our business model.

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In 2005, Shawn Askinosie left a successful career as a criminal defense lawyer to start a bean to bar chocolate factory and never looked back. Askinosie Chocolate is a small batch, award winning chocolate factory located in Springfield, Missouri, sourcing 100% of their beans directly from farmers. The only chocolate maker working directly with cocoa farmers on four continents, Shawn travels to regions of Ecuador, the Philippines and Tanzania to source cocoa beans for his chocolate.

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