How Jim Estill’s business went Zero to $2 Billion

Jim EstillAuthor (Time Leadership) and Blogger(CEO Blog-Time Leadership), and CEO and President of Danby, The Leader in Refrigeration and Specialty Appliances based out of my home town of Guelph, Ontario, Canada, has been in the local news a lot lately for his generous funding (personal donation of over one million dollars) and efforts to help over 50 Syrian refugee families settle in Guelph.

But what some may not realize is that Jim started a computer business EMJ Data Systems and later Synnex which he took from 0 – 2 billion dollars.

I have had the pleasure to meeting, connectng and being mentored by Jim on several occasions (as well as following his career from Guelph to New York and back to Guelph).

He shares several of his secrets and insights in this efficient and effective (just like Jim) Ted Talk.

If you own a business, run a business or even work in a business, and want to learn at the feet of one of the masters, it will be well worth the time investment.

Yogi Berra : Mini Biography of a Legand

May 12, 1925 – September 22, 2015

Malcolm Gladwell: Disadvantages Can Improve Your Chance of Success

Disadvantages Can Improve Your Chance of Success from the book “David and Goliath” by one of my favorite authors Malcolm Gladwell

Motivational Quote: Failure

Failure is only fertilizer for future success.” – Rick Pitino, Legendary Basketball Coach, Author

Motivational Quote: World Series Champions

“The willingness to be unselfish and play the game the right way… that is why we are champions.”  – Joe Girardi, Manager of the World Champion New York Yankees

New York Yankees 2009 World Series Champs

2009 World Series Champion New York Yankees

Motivational Quote: Battling

This quote is for my friend Todd Stevens who is a long time Philadelphia Phillies fan.

“The game isn’t over till it’s over.” -Yogi Berra, New York Yankee Baseball Legend

Yogi Berra

Yankee legend Yogi Berra