CFD 412 - Growing A Business Into A Global Powerhouse

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This episode goes into what it really takes to succeed in business and why you need to think big if you want to win big.

Steve is President and CEO of Miller Ingenuity, a global supplier of high technology systems that protect assets, preserve the environment, and save lives. He is an internationally recognized business transformation expert whose keynote speeches have shown many c-suite executives how to maximize their company's Innovational Potential™ and double or even quadruple their company’s growth. Steve is a published author of four books, including American Manufacturing 2.0: What Went Wrong and How to Make it Right and his latest Mastering the Art of Success, now a best seller.

Podcast Highlights

  • Who is Steven Blue?

Steven’s experience in a turnaround were where he learned important lessons about cash and strict operational control.

You don’t need a lot of people to have a dysfunctional toxic environment, Steven worked in such an environment and learned that a culture by design is a much better option.

  • Payroll Or Paying The Light Bill

Do the analysis, your gut won’t be able to tell you what to do until you make enough mistakes to know the best option. Once you have the experience, pay attention to your intuition.

  • You Cannot Win The Hand Unless You Place The Bet

You are going to be wrong about half the time, the planet is poised to tell you you’re going to be wrong. In the end, you have to believe in yourself.

  • The Source Of Courage

Without belief, you can’t have courage. You will be wrong until you are proven right.

  • Entrepreneurs On The Global Stage

Don’t wait for your competition to act, prepare now for the future.

  • How Entrepreneurs Learn To Place A Proper Bet

Don’t ever make a bet that you can lose the whole company over.

  • Starting Out

Find the most complicated issue you can and attempt to solve that, you’re going to spend as much time trying to solve that as you would on something easy. Start small but go for the huge upside.

If you chase small things, your thinking will be small, your planning will be small, and your results will be small.

  • Warning Signs

You can’t have smart manufacturing if you have a dumb workforce. If you build the people, the people build your business.

  • Building A Culture Of Values

Reference: American Manufacturing 2.0: What Went Wrong and How to Make it Right, Steven Blue

Mastering the Art of Success, Steven Blue

  • Steven’s Takeaway

Go do a firework and find out that the limitations that you believe you have are self imposed.


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