Chris Rothstein is the CEO and co-founder of Groove, a sales engagement platform. Prior to Groove, Chris built, scaled and managed enterprise sales teams at Google. He now helps bring modern technology to the world of sales so everyone from sales ops to sales directors can spend more time providing value to their customers and their companies.
Entrepreneurial Role Models:
When business started difficulties overcame:
“Getting the right skill set and feeling comfortable with it and that was I felt like to be successful in the tech, building a software company you need to learn to software to a reasonable level and learn sales to a reasonable level and I already had a sales background but I needed to teach myself to be a better engineer so that I could understand that level of the business really really well”…[Listen for More]
“Straight roads don’t make great drivers”
Recommended Online Resources:
- Quora – is a question-and-answer site where questions are asked, answered, edited, and organized by its community of users. Its publisher, Quora Inc., is based in Mountain View, California.
Best Advice to Other Entrepreneurs:
“Plan for it to take longer and you got to find a way to stick with it because everyone comes in assuming hey I’m going to do this, I’m going to launch and it’s going to be a success, the starting part is not hard, it’s the sticking with it until you see some momentum and not giving up early enough and I think that’s the part that is hard being mentally prepared that you’re probably going to have to just kind f struggle for quite some time”…[Listen for More]
More About Chris Rothstein:
Neil’s Quote at the Beginning:
“What are you trying to do – one of the easiest to ask and most difficult to answer of questions.” Robert K. Greenleaf
Other Quotes From the Chat with Chris Rothstein:
- “There are so many interesting problems to solve”
- “Everything does take longer than you’d expect”