Q. 25 years, 20 countries, 2,900 employees and a client list that includes four out of the Fortune Five. What an amazing journey. As a wildly successful entrepreneur, what advice would you give to those who are just starting their entrepreneurial journey?
A. If I was an entrepreneur reading this today, I would have asked, “What do I wish, I knew 25 years ago?” And the answer is: Knowing the most important relationship that I have…and it is the relationship you have with yourself. When you figure that piece out, everything else becomes a lot easier in terms of the foundation, building a company, getting employees, finding customers etc.
One of the things that I found out about myself is that one of my big drivers was ego and ego forced me to make a lot of mistakes. Let me give you an example: In the 90s, we were growing very rapidly and my board of advisors advised me to groom a second tier of leadership. I believe I am a legend in my own mind, so being a legend in my ow...
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