David Radlo: How To Successfully Ride The Emotional Highs & Lows Of Being An Entrepreneur
Don’t run out of runway and keep your investors and debt providers apprised along the way, so there is no shock when you must call them. Don’t bother them during holiday time, as they have better things to do than deal with your unpreparedness!
Being a founder, entrepreneur, or a business owner can have many exciting and thrilling moments. But it is also punctuated with periods of doubt, slump, and anxiety. So how does one successfully and healthily ride the highs and lows of entrepreneurship? In this series, called “How To Successfully Ride The Emotional Highs & Lows Of Being An Entrepreneur” we are talking to successful entrepreneurs who can share stories from their experience. I had the pleasure of interviewing David Radlo.
David Radlo is an internationally-recognized leader in growth leadership and sustainable innovation, a disruptive entrepreneur, operating partner and CEO. He has a track record for explosive acceleration, which led to blockbuster category creation, triple-digit growth and envisioning synergistic partnerships, alliances, and M&A targets. He has served on nine boards and has been a trusted board advisor to venture and private equity firms, Fortune 500 executives, family offices, and nonprofits. He is also a best-selling author of The Principles of Cartel Disruption, ForbesBooks podcaster of Sustainable Leadership and Disruptive Growth and an International Fortune 500 speaker.
Thank you so much for joining us in this interview series! Before we dive in, our readers would love to “get to know you” a bit better. Can you tell us a bit about your “backstory” and how you got started?
After a rewarding educational experience at Tufts University, where I had an equally rewarding experience as a football player, I had a five-year career in public service and political advocacy and worked with the US Congress and Massachusetts General Court. I subsequently ran a strong race for state representative, receiving 39 percent of the vote and an endorsement from Vice President George H.W. Bush. I worked for Bush in his 1988…