CFD 412 – Growing A Business Into A Global Powerhouse

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.

Steven L. Blue 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. Steven is a published author of four books, including American Manufacturing 2.0: What Went Wrong and How to Make it Right, and his current best-seller, Mastering the Art of Success.

Podcast Highlights

  • Who is Steven L. Blue?

Steven’s vast experience, in the corporate arena, provided valuable 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, and the planet is poised to tell you that you are going to be wrong. In the end, you must believe in yourself.

  • The Source Of Courage

Without belief, you cannot 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

Do not make a bet that puts you at risk of losing your company.

  • Starting Out

Find the most complicated issue, and attempt to solve it. You will spend as much time trying to solve the issue, 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 cannot 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: Mastering the Art of Success; American Manufacturing 2.0: What Went Wrong and How to Make it Right; Burnarounds: Unlocking the Double Digit Profit Code; The $10 Million Dollar Employee: When Your Most Toxic Liability Meets Your Most Important Customer, Steven L. Blue

  • Steven’s Takeaway

Do a firework and you will discover that perceived limitations are self-imposed.  


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