#28 - James Benham
James Benham is a bootstrapped serial entrepreneur, corporate innovator, and investor focused on technology that transforms the world’s oldest industries. He is the Co-Founder and CEO of JBKnowledge, a multinational technology and consulting company founded in 2001 that develops industry-leading software for the largest insurance companies across the globe. He is also the Co-Founder of two insurance tech products: SmartCompliance and Terra.
Prior to being focused solely on insurance, James built multiple technology products for the construction industry. His most successful, SmartBid, became the leading construction bidding software for general contractors worldwide, culminating in a multi-million dollar acquisition in 2018. With over 9,500 followers on LinkedIn, James is a sought-after consultant and speaker at the forefront of innovation, technology, sales, and business leadership. He is the host of The InsureTech Geek Podcast and has spoken at over 400 conferences in the last 15 years. His first book, Be Your Own VC: 10 Bootstrapping Principles to Generate Cash and Keep Control, is set to release this fall.
James's first book: Be Your Own VC: 10 Bootstrapping Principles to Generate Cash and Keep Control, is set to release this Fall.
In this episode we talked about the pain vs. control, entrepreneurship, persisting through overwhelming fear, compassionate leadership, the power of checklists, and the discipline and focus it takes to land planes—metaphorically, and literally.
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