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What Chess Can Teach Us About Being Prepared For The Unexpected Featuring Evan Rabin

Evan Rabin was born and raised in New York. After working in Corporate America, doing enterprise sales at Oracle and Rapid 7, he formed Premier Chess in September 2017. Premier Chess currently runs programs in 80+ schools and companies including the law firm Kramer Levin. He is a US Chess National Master.

We discuss:

  • What it means to be analytical in sales [02:09]
  • Why entrepreneurs don’t make good fits as employees [06:09]
  • The most important prerequisite to run a chess company [07:56]
  • What made Evan start the sales company first [11:22]
  • Learning business and life lessons through chess [13:24]
  • The speed we need to go through an unexpected situation [15:35]
  • Why players should not let a domino effect happen [18:13]
  • How to use unexpected situations to your advantage [19:41]

Learn more about Evan at

About the author, David Shriner-Cahn

Host of the podcasts Smashing the Plateau and Going Solo, David guides solopreneurs selling knowledge and creativity to build profitability and sustainability in their businesses.

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