Innovation & Culture | Paul Gustavson


What is true innovation?  How does culture and innovation go together?  How can you make innovation sustainable?  Paul Gustavson is a leader in innovation and will give us insights on how to answer those questions.  Paul also shares how hope is the starting point of your journey forward.  His story will inspire you to stop looking for the right time to start your business and instead make today the day to start.

On today's episode Paul and I discuss innovation, culture, the power of perseverance,  finding the 'right' time to start a business, the power of vision and mission and purpose, how to leverage fear, millennial leadership, faith, and much more.

Paul Gustavson is a cofounder of SimVentions, and a founding partner of the John Maxwell Team. SimVentions, is located in Fredericksburg, Virginia, and has been recognized as one of Virginia’s Best Places to Work, and recently named by Inc. Magazine as one of “The 50 Best Places to Work in 2016”. As the Chief Technology Officer (CTO), Paul leads in identifying and contributing to the company’s capability and influencing the strategic vision. 

He is a connector and pioneer focused on innovative and relevant ideas that can make an impact. He has also written for numerous journals and several technical books, presents and speaks at conferences domestically and internationally. Paul and his wife live in Virginia.

Interview Segments - This is where you can find each section of the interview.

Intro / About Paul: 1:15 minutes
Interview: 9:52 minutes
Rapid Rire Questions: 47:45 minutes

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