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"During my time participating in Junto and subsequently, I’ve been reminded that I’m more often the student than the teacher, even with decades of business experience."

What is your superpower? 

Identifying people with a combination of incredible intellectual capacity, plus emotional intelligence, and a hard work ethic.

What is your most memorable Junto moment?

Rather than a specific moment, I’d say the realization that other entrepreneurs are facing the same identical problems that we are, and through active learning, it’s the best way to overcome our challenges and obstacles.

What is your strength when it comes to emotional intelligence? 

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Identifying other people with a high level of emotional intelligence to work with.

What are 1-2 leadership virtues you've observed or learned in your career?  

The importance of emotional intelligence, and acting as a servant leader: being of service to everyone else.

How would you describe your areas of expertise based on industry, market, and/or function?

My area of expertise is with creating commercialization strategies and plans for innovative new products or services, and that really spans across multiple industries and markets.

What is one book, blog, or podcast you recommend widely?

For a blog, I’d say Both Sides of the Table. For books, I’d recommend anything by Steve Blank.

What have you learned about yourself through participating in Junto?

That old saying, that in every moment you can be both the teacher and the student, rings true. During my time participating in Junto and subsequently, I’ve been reminded that I’m more often the student than the teacher, even with decades of business experience.

 

Finish the following sentence, "In my experience, ______________."

The cream always rises to the top.

What's something that's not on your LinkedIn profile that you wish was? 

My career sometimes feels like the equivalent of Forrest Gump, in that I’ve been able to be in the room or part of some pretty interesting developments in the world of business in several different industries.