084: Ned Spieker | The Path to Billionaire

If Ned Spieker is a typical billionaire real estate mogul, then the path to success isn’t what you might expect. According to Spieker, it’s not about being an autocrat, but being a servant, not creating a hierarchy, but sharing responsibility, and not about wanting it all, but starting small and working very hard. Serendipity, Spieker admits, plays a big part, but that’s out of our hands regardless. It often takes a little luck to get past seemingly insurmountable obstacles. But in the meantime we have to lay the groundwork that effectively loads the dice in our favor.

Lessons:

  1. When you’re going through difficult episodes they’re crises; but in hindsight they’re blips.
  2. Self esteem is earned; you can’t give it.
  3. Good leaders eat last: when you serve your people and build trust they will work harder and smarter as a result.

Credits:

  • Producer – Marion Abrams, Madmotion, llc.
  • Panel: Joe De Sena, Johnny Waite, Sefra & Col. Tim Nye
  • Audio Post Engineer – Team Podcast
  • Synopsis – Matt Baatz

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