What is the largest lesson that you’ve learned on your journey as a business owner that you would share?
Knowing not only the product, but the field as whole means that you become a specialist and people will seek not only your product, but your advice as well.
An example of this is while designing our Tiburon model, we sought the input of 1980 Olympic champion Daniel Nunez who was coaching the national weightlifting team of Panama. Daniel Nunez recommended me to the National Federation and the Panama Olympic committee to train and coach their elite lifters at the 2015 Toronto Games, the 2015 World Weightlifting Championships in Houston, the 2016 Olympic test event in Rio, the Olympic qualifier in Colombia, and hopefully at the Olympic games Rio 2016. In a similar way, I've worked with Nigerian, Colombian, British, and Guatemalan elite athletes. This all started with providing high performance shoes for these teams or lifters.