Yesterday we brought you Eric Keiles, Chief Marketing Officer at Square 2 Marketing. Eric has a passion for helping companies put themselves in the right position for their industry. (If you missed Eric, go back and listen here.)
Eric, like just about any other business professional, has gotten a great deal of help along the way. Here’s who he turns to for thought leadership and direction.
The Entrepreneur’s Organization Network is my de facto board of directors. I rely on it for crowdsourced tips and insights. It helps me propel my business further, thanks to the power of a global think tank.
Vistage is another service that lets me interact with my peers and learn from people who have more experience than I do. I firmly believe everyone could use an honest broker to help them iron out the tough choices. Vistage is my broker.
3. Seth Godin
Seth Godin needs no introduction. The man is a whiz when it comes to marketing. He leads the industry in innovative thought and setting trends with strategy. His work continues to influence my own.
Verne is one of the best for strategic planning. His easy-to-understand blueprints make long-term decisions seem like manageable bite-sized pieces. I credit much of my success to Verne’s nuanced ideas about running (and growing) companies.
Barrett is a serial entrepreneur and a powerful inspirational speaker. His tenacity makes me love what I do even more, especially since his approach prizes gratitude in the face of hard work. We go on journeys alone, but grit isn’t everything.