A similar sentiment was echoed by Matt Radicelli, founder/owner of Rock the House Entertainment Group, Inc. He said one of the takeaways he learned from the Goldman Sachs program is that: “Anybody that can be your competitor, can be your partner.” This new line of thinking forced in him a change in thinking and he ended up acquiring his biggest competitor.
“Instead of worrying about watching my back for this guy who is gaining on me, I said, ‘Let’s work together. One plus one equals three,’” Radicelli said.
Elisabeth Sapell, founder/owner of All City Candy, said the experience of sitting in a room with like-minded professionals, such as is the case with the Goldman Sachs program, is inordinately valuable.
“It’s so easy to get caught up in the minutiae,” she said. “You forget to look forward.”
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