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132 — Brian Smith

Podcast Summary:

It was a true honor to speak with such an amazing icon. Brian Smith epitomizes the strength, determination, grit, and hard work that comes with being a successful Founding CEO. Brian and his team are largely responsible for bring the iconic sheepskin boots and footwear, UGG, to the United States.

His humility will inspire you and his stories about shifting from Founder to CEO are exceptionally insightful. He talks about:

  • The struggles of maintain control of his company
  • The absolute necessity of listening to his customers
  • The rewards of loyalty
  • The challenges of “letting go” to grow
  • The pitfalls of trusting investors who are only focused on money

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114 — Prem Thomas

Podcast Summary:

Prem Thomas shifted from investment banking to founder and CEO of a fast growing eco-friendly footwear company that is also rooted in history and cool design. His thoughts on how “digging deep” and focusing are key to Founding CEO success.

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055 — Suzanne Solsona

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Suzanne Solsona is having a big impact on outdoor gear for kids. I still can’t believe no one didn’t already create what she and her husband have created. They have really innovated in the kid boot market. She’s also a savvy leader who shares some great tips about the transition from Founder to CEO.

1. Try not to over-extend yourself and your company…measured steps are often helpful.
2. Using LinkedIn to find manufacturers, business partners, and distributors.
3. Find ways to manage stress.
4. Innovate, don’t litigate.

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