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On the Brink with Andi Simon

Jul 31, 2017

Bob Roitblat's passion is helping business owners succeed. This fervor, combined with years of practical experience, is what makes Bob such an outstanding mentor to his clients, showing them how to develop a goal-focused mentality and the competitive skills they need to achieve long-term success. In addition, Bob helps mold them into great leaders whom people admire and follow.

In this episode, Bob Roitblat and I discuss:

  • How to use experiences to support crazy hobbies
  • High Probability or Low Probability advance
    • Adapt to eventualities
  • Strategy
    • Adjust as you go along
    • Be able to say no as well as say yes to some things
  • Ideas
    • Innovation
    • Asking for ideas is a low probability of success because there is no target
    • Find the finish line first
      • What results are the customers looking for?
      • What are we looking for as a company?
      • Determine an end goal
  • Try to see things with fresh eyes
    • Go to a tradeshow of an industry you aren’t a part of so that you can see things from a different perspective
  • Why doesn't ideas turn into innovations
    • They may not serve a real need
    • People want solutions
    • Create a demand for the product
  • Patience and persistence are key
  • What are people trying to create and what will they actually buy?
  • Start with insight before you ask for ideas
  • Observation is important
  • As a leader give the people the tools they need and get out of the way
    • Let people fail
    • Turn their failure into success

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