Saturday, September 26, 2009

Liveblog: Cameron Herold

Cameron Herold has just taken the stage at GrowthCamp. He's co-founder of Boyd Autobody, and the former COO of 1-800-GOT JUNK? He helped build that Vancouver-based franchisor to $100 million in sales. Cameron was selling newspapers at age 10. And he's one of those guys who used to organize other people to deliver papers; he would collect the money and pocket the tips.

Cameron opened his presentation with a slideshow about how entrepreneurs are changing the world. Business isn't what it used to be, he says. Some companies still try to control what their employees do, eg making sure they work from 9 to 5. Cameron suggests a different approach if you want loyalty and engagement: "You want employees to walk out of the office every day, saying, "That was fun."

An interesting personal note from Cameron: "I don't work on Fridays. And you shouldn't either. I think working is overrated."

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