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Podcast Interview with Dave Sobel

Why it was selected for “CBNation Architects”: It's always exciting to have other podcasters on the show like Dave. He has a show called the “Business of Tech.” It was great to hear how all the awesome things he started were from just wanting to “help people with their technology.” We also talked about how he was ahead of the curve in understanding how important the people part of the human aspect of the business is.

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Dave Sobel Teaser 00:00

You use these technology tools and go all in. Use collaborative white, online whiteboards, use video, use all of those extra bits, and then go the extra mile. I did virtual team meetings. I did virtual happy hours. Why? Because people are people, and if you invest time in them, They will respond to that.

The tech is just the enablement of it. And so, for me, it was all about that you can do all of the things that you do and then you just leverage the tech tools to make it happen.

Intro 00:30

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Do you want to learn effective ways to build relationships, generate sales, and grow your business from successful entrepreneurs, startups, and CEOs. Without listening to a long, long, long interview?

If so, you've come to the right place. Gresham Harkless values your time and is ready to share with you precisely the information you're in search of. This is the I am CEO podcast.

Gresham Harkless 00:57

Hello, hello, hello. This is Gresh from the I am CEO podcast and I appreciate you listening to this episode. And if you've been listening this year, you know that we hit 1600 episodes. We're doing something a little bit different where we're repurposing our favorite episodes around certain categories, topics, or as I like to call them, business pillars that we think are going to be extremely impactful for CEOs, entrepreneurs, business owners, and what I like to call the CB nation architects, who are looking to level up their organizations.

This month is around technology. We're a technology company that does dot, dot, dot. Technology is no longer an afterthought or something that you might do. It's actually a core part of your business and if you're a real estate investor, you're using it. If you're a financial firm, you're using it, cleaning company, author, or speaker, you are using technology, and if you are in any type of business, you are using technology and if you're not, then you're probably gonna be disrupted by this.

So this month we're gonna look into repurposing episodes that are around technology. Whether that be firms or organizations that are actually investing in technology and have that as a core part of their mission and vision of what they're doing or people that just might be using them as CEO hacks and CEO nuggets in ways that you can leverage them. So remember that we're all a technology company that does dot, dot dot or a technology organization that does dot, dot dot. So sit back and enjoy this special episode of the I am CEO podcast.

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Hello, hello, hello. This is Gresh again from the I am CEO Podcast and we have a special guest on the show. We have Dave Sobel of the Business of Tech podcast. Dave, it's awesome to have you on the show.

Dave Sobel 02:24

Oh, it's great to be here. Thanks for having me.

Gresham Harkless 02:26

No problem, Dave. Super excited to have you on and we had a phenomenal podcast. We wanted to drill down a little bit deeper, but before we jump in, I wanted to read a little bit more about Dave so you can hear about all the awesome things that he's doing. And Dave is regarded as a leading expert in the delivery of technology services with broad experience in both technology and business. He owned and operated an IT solution provider and MSP for over a decade, both acquiring other organizations and eventually being acquired.

This firm was a winner of multiple awards, including Kaseya's Cutting Edge and Connect Wise's Best New Idea, as well as being a finalist for Microsoft's Worldwide Partner of the Year in this Small Business Specialist category. After his MSP experience, he has worked for multiple vendors at such companies as Level Platforms, GFI, LogicNow, and SolarWinds, leading community event marketing and product strategies, as well as several M&A activities.

He is the host of “The Business of Tech” Podcast and he is a co-host of “The Killing IT” Podcast. Dave, are you ready to speak again to the I am CEO community?

Dave Sobel 03:26

I totally am. This is exciting. Thanks for having me.

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