I firmly believe that when you put people first, good things will happen.

January 26, 2021
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Most entrepreneurs get stuck because they never learn to think like an owner. When you only think as a CEO or manager you always think of the business first. As a result, you become a slave to it. I learned early in my career that my business should serve my life, not run it, and that has made a huge difference in how my career has unfolded.

January 26, 2021
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Part of our strategic plan calls for having fun, and I think that has to be an essential component of work, no matter what you do.

January 26, 2021
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One thing I’ve learned is that a company’s vision has to be kept vivid and be renewed.

January 26, 2021
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I’ll always be an entrepreneur, starting new things, building new companies, but the feeling of freedom, the freedom to choose what you want to do and who you do it for and with, is probably the nicest part of it.

January 26, 2021
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You don’t get any second opportunities with your family. You get second chances in the business, but you don’t realize it while you’re in the middle of putting out all the fires.

January 26, 2021
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I’ve tried to avoid making decisions that I didn’t believe in my gut were the right thing to do – morally, financially, emotionally, or whatever.

January 26, 2021
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I’ve walked away from business that I felt wasn’t right or might hurt me financially and served relationships that had the potential for more harm than good. To a large extent, I think my ability to trust my gut, to instinctively know what is right and good and true, has helped me get to where…

I attribute most of my success to surrounding myself with top-notch people.

January 24, 2021
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I’ve never backed away from making the tough decisions, even when it’s meant going against the grain.

Corporate culture is nothing more than a set of shared beliefs about what the company can be and how the people in it should work together. The hard part is putting together a team that fits your culture.

January 24, 2021
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Building the best means you must give back a lot.

January 24, 2021
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That means you spend a lot of time training. That means you spend a lot of time putting seeds out in the field to grow later. That means you do things for people that don’t get you a dollar today but hopefully will build you a firm tomorrow.