Jan. 10, 2023

42. Happy Team, Happy Life - Building for the Long Term

42. Happy Team, Happy Life - Building for the Long Term

Starting in banking that shifted to software development with MercuryWorks, Chris Karlo brings 20 years of entrepreneurial experience to this conversation with host Jim Barnish. They discuss how to make business and customer partnerships work well, why a happy team produces high quality products, and how to survive this and the next recession.

3 Key Takeaways

  • A business partnership is like a marriage - you need to be in lockstep with your partners on the same vision and end goal. 
  • As an entrepreneur you have to find balance between your business, your relationships, and yourself. Try to keep at least two of them in sync, but you run into problems when you let the third drift for too long.
  • Employee sentiment is a top priority; everything else in a business flows out from employees' perceptions of the job and work they’re doing. 


Chris Karlo's LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/chriskarlo/

MercuryWorks website: https://www.mercuryworks.com/

The Obstacle is the Way by Ryan Holiday: https://a.co/d/ijZzLOm


Chris has over two decades of experience in business, strategy and technology consulting with companies across a host of industries. He is currently an equity Partner at MercuryWorks, a leading digital application and professional services firm obsessed with the development of custom software, mobile, and data driven solutions.  Chris has proven experience leading complex software development teams; bringing a combination of business and technical acumen to client project needs.  During his career Chris has worked with companies to develop new growth strategies and redesign core operational & business processes.

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