I wanted to build businesses from the time I was little.
What I’ve learned is that the most troublesome people don’t tell you 100% of the story, and keep some facts to themselves. They just don’t give you the full picture, and that’s very worrisome to me.
I grew up in a household that revered building businesses. It wasn’t thinking about leadership; it was more about building something. To build something, you ultimately have to lead.
Businesses need to define what they need so training providers can offer up the right training.
After I got my law degree and business degree, I went to work for my family, and I spent two years at Hyatt doing a training program. I was really interested in real estate – one reason was that nobody in my family was doing that. I was looking for a place where I could be successful doing something that was my own.
I tend to be a person who starts with the presumption that I should trust you until you abuse the privilege, and then our relationship is forever changed. That’s a very big line, and chances are it’s not going to work if it’s crossed. I warn people that this is how I’m going to deal with it.
I grew up in the motel business, and it evolved into hotels.