#8 Carey Smith of Big Ass Fans: Lessons Learned Building a $500M Business
“I think humor is incredibly important, and I think it’s important even in industrial sales—and people don’t make enough use of it.” — Carey Smith
- What Carey learned from his first business venture (which actually flopped).
- The evolution of Big Ass Fans, how the company got its name and why it worked.
- The importance of creating a company culture that puts both employees and customers first.
- Why it’s not enough to just have an idea or even a solution when starting a business.
This is an empowering conversation packed with advice for entrepreneurs and business owners — and it proves nice guys can, in fact, finish first.
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