Roberto Garcia was at the movies watching Iron Man 2 and witnessed a son and father being escorted out of the theater because the son was whisper translating the movie to his father. This was the genesis of Listo Movie App. Along the way this level-headed and smart CEO learned some very important lessons about the journey from Founder to CEO and candidly shares them on the podcast.
1. Keeping your ideas “close to your chest” is not really helpful to you or your idea.
2. There is a lot of value in bootstrapping.
3. Being a frugal CEO has many advantages…even when it comes to parking fees.
4. It’s ok to be a maverick and just take action, but it is also important to have a plan.
Name: Roberto Garcia, Co-founder & CEO
Company: Listo Movie App
Powerful Promise of Value: LISTO is a smartphone app that plays a movie’s soundtrack in an alternate language and synchronizes the track perfectly with the movie’s visuals.
Headquartered In: Saint Louis, Missouri
Blind Spot: Being your own boss means it’s really on you. “Trying to find the balance between “being on” and “pauses” is Roberto’s challenge.
Favorite Resources for Productivity: Mornings are sacred to him. He wakes up early, exercises, spends time with his family, and devotes his first hours of his day to the most productive things…not email.
Favorite Resources that helps with the Founder to CEO role shift: Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap…And Others Don’t (Jim Collins)
Favorite Founders: Those who ask questions.
Contacts: www.listo-movieapp.com, www.facebook.com/listomovieapp, Twitter: @listomovieapp