Talk Boutique is excited to welcome Daniel Newman to our speaker roster.
Daniel is the author of six Amazon best-selling books, his new book, “Human Machine: The Future of Partnerships with Machines” is now available. Dan is a contributor to some of the worlds largest media outlets, including Forbes, Entrepreneur and The Huffington Post. His Top 10 Digital Transformation Trends for 2020, was recently published in Forbes and he currently ranked #1 in the prestigious ARInsights Power 100 list of Technology Industry Analysts. Dan is considered one of the industry leaders/analysts with the most sustained “buzz” in the industry today.
Get to know Daniel
What’s an accomplishment that you are proudest of?
Personally, my family. I have 3 amazing, smart children and a loving, supportive wife that has given me the runway I need to build all of my businesses. Professionally, I’m proud of the organization I’ve been able to build. With the help of partners, early employees that took risks, and a team of smart advisors, Futurum Research, V3B, and Broadsuite Media groups have grown every year for the past 6 years and has earned the trust, and business of some of the biggest brands on the planet.
Describe a major business or other challenge you experienced throughout your career and how you resolved it. What lessons did you learn in the process?
I had my first daughter, Hailey, when I was 20. Lisa (my wife of 17 years) and I weren’t married yet, I hadn’t finished college and I didn’t really know what I wanted to do. I embraced the challenge and while there were hiccups, starting a family so young put a fire in my belly that has stayed with me for the last 18 years that I have been working helping me to accomplish so many of things I have so far, and put me on a road to where my future will take me.
How did mentors influence your life? What’s one core message you received from your mentors?
My dad was an entrepreneur and a mentor to me. While I didn’t opt to go into the family business, he taught me the importance of deeply understanding your business. There is virtually no part of any of my companies that I couldn’t step in and take over on a moments notice. From billing to operations to sales etc. He instilled that deeply into me and that has stayed with me as the company has grown. It helps earn respect of employees when they know you know how to do the job.
If you had to start over from scratch, knowing what you know now, what would you do differently?
If I could start over, I would listened more when I was younger. I learned later, (not too late) that I needed to speak less and listen more and that would actually drive business and success.
What is the last business book you read?
I just re-read the Seven Habits. It was highly influential early in my career, but I wanted to read it again 13 years later. Lots of nuggets, I didn’t get the first time. Especially around empathy.