Jun 10, 2019
In this episode of the Millionaire Mindcast, we have an epic interview with Ross Buhrdorf, who shares all the actions and beliefs they’ve applied to flip up a startup company into a multi-billion dollar travel industry.
Get ready as we dive in on today’s conversation!
Ross Buhrdorf is a serial entrepreneur, CEO at ZenBusiness, which democratizes entrepreneurship by making it easy to create, maintain and manage an LLC or other corporate entity. He is responsible for building both the team and the technology platform that ultimately created and defined the concept of the “short-term rental” and “vacation rental by owner” market.
In his more than 30 years as a technology leader, entrepreneur and corporate executive, Ross helps transform the way consumers interact with technology. Also, CTO of the year in 2011 and founding chief technical officer for HomeAway (NASDAQ: AWAY) which he helped grow the company from a startup to its current position as a $3B global leader in the travel industry.
Also, a member of the Board of Directors for American National Bank (where he is helping them through a digital transformation and security upgrade).
He is passionate about the consumer Internet, security, mobile technology and how to apply innovation to build better products and a better world.
At an early age, Ross was exposed on entrepreneurship. He is a risk taker, who believes that the best way to startup is to get out from your own comfort zone. It’s just how managing the risks and being not afraid to fail and to continue the journey. However, Ross had failed startups but preferred to learn more from the failures in many cases. He knows that everything isn’t going to be what he expected. But handling the situations wisely, setting a standard culture, finding the best actions, tools, and resources will help give more to the world. It is everyone’s responsibility whatever selections they’ve made but making sure that you’re getting the right perspective.
Moreover, he believes that everything starts with the team and neighborhood. It doesn’t need the right information but the right people. Ross trusted everyone’s talent and capabilities. The team must have a common set of goals and culture, passion, and believed that you can do it. It empowers to come up something that is legendary and beyond to what expected. Action and consistency lead to the rewards if it’s good or bad it depends on whatever actions you’re taking. But don’t forget to take extreme ownership and accountability in whatever actions or situations you’re in.
Lastly, Ross emphasized that at the end of the day it’s not about the money or wealth but it’s all about the freedom that money can give, and the control you have with your destiny!
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