Could the CEO of Best Buy Start That Company Today?
America needs more entrepreneurs like Brad Anderson—the former CEO of Best Buy. Against all odds, he took a failing business and made it a success by focusing on the customer. Over the last 10 years, he's been a personal mentor to PragerU CEO Marissa Streit. Listen in on this conversation about entrepreneurship, management philosophy, and the challenges of running a business.
00:00 - Welcome to Real Talk
00:30 - Brad's Background
04:50 - Turning Best Buy Around
07:40 - Lesson #1: "Innovators Run against the Herd"
09:47 - Lesson #2: "To Communicate Well, First Be Misundertstood"
11:38 - Lesson #3: "Leaders Need to Work the Floor"
14:20 - Effective Leadership
18:27 - Working with Steve Jobs
23:43 - Growing from Mediocrity
26:20 - Capturing What Makes You Extraordinary
27:54 - Meaning vs. Money
31:10 - Could Best Buy Be Built Today?
32:40 - Learning Theology through Business
35:10 - Anchoring Leadership in Faith
40:26 - Advice to Entrepreneurs