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From a business sense, Howard Schultz, CEO of Starbucks, has done a phenomenal job creating a great brand and connecting with consumers. - Rob Moehring, CEO, Washington Shoe Co. Playing high school football in Phoenix. Joe Ouaknine, CEO, Titan Industries Playing ice hockey on outdoor rinks in -20 degrees and the Montreal Canadiens winning four consecutive Stanley Cups. - Orphaned at 3 and later crippled by diphtheria, he learned to walk again, fled his foster home and took night classes to earn an engineering degree.
20 YEARS OF... (((((( SOUND BITES )))))) THE MUSINGS, MUSES AND MEMORIES OF LEADING EXECUTIVES A genie, and I would ask him to bring back the shoe business to what it was 10 years ago. I will pay him I grew up in the Bronx, whatever he wants. Watching the Gold NY, and I’ll always Tony Robbins. –Joe Ouaknine, CEO, Cup hydroplane races remember the guy who Condoleezza Rice. He would get people in Seattle. rode down our block on Her leadership Titan Industries motivated. –Rob Moehring, CEO, a horse-drawn Playing ice hockey abilities would be a –Michael Greenberg, Washington Shoe Co. vegetable cart yelling terriﬁc asset. on outdoor rinks president, Skechers Bill Clinton. at the top of his lungs in -20 degrees and –Fred King, marketing director, Lucchese I think he‘d what he was selling the Montreal get us in a few that day. Canadiens winning doors. He’s a –Angel Martinez, CEO, four consecutive closer. Deckers Outdoor Stanley Cups. –Angel Martinez, Playing high school –Edward Kanner, CEO, CEO, Deckers football in Phoenix. Kanner Corp. Outdoor Football was my ticket to an education at Brigham Young. I was the ﬁrst one Going to soccer Bob Dylan. in my family to go to matches with my The Dalai Lama. I have some Oprah. She’d be college and I went through dad on Sundays to Lemonade stands We could create questions I a great rep–no one ﬁve knee surgeries in watch the pro team in the small New world peace through need answered ever says no to her. three years just to hang he managed in England town better ﬂip-ﬂops. from him. –Michael Katz, onto my scholarship and ﬁn- Casablanca, Morocco. of Hamilton, MA. –Jeff Kelley, founder, –Adam Tucker, CEO, Matisse ish school. –Greg Tunney, –Joe Ouaknine, CEO, –Amanda Cabot, Sanuk CEO, Me Too CEO, R.G. Barry Corp. Titan Industries CEO, Dansko DREAM HIRES HOMETOWN MEMORIES It would be fun to work with Julia Roberts every day. From a business sense, Howard Colin Powell. Schultz, CEO of Saturday mornings His understand- Bill Belichick, Starbucks, has I’d take the train to ing of different head coach of New done a Winter Park ski I’m a Brooklyn boy, cultures would be England Patriots. phenomenal job resort near Golden, so I grew up playing an asset. –Andrew He has a great creating a great CO. My parents stickball and going to Raggatt, CEO, Emu work ethic and he’s brand and Spending the entire would drop me off Dimola’s for egg creams. Australia a great leader. connecting with day in Huntington with a bunch of If you don’t know –Danny Schwartz, consumers. Beach, CA, with no other kids and say, what stickball is you president, Schwartz –Gary Schoenfeld, sunscreen, a peeling ‘Now make sure ain’t from Brooklyn, & Benjamin CEO, Vans nose and bleached- you catch the a
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