Take that Big Risk with Frank O’Connell

UPDATED: January 30, 2024
PUBLISHED: October 21, 2022
Take that Big Risk with Frank O'Connell

Our greatest breakthroughs often lie on the other side of risk. Author and former president of Reebok Brands and HBO Video Frank O’Connell joins Brilliant Thoughts host Tristan Ahumada to share the importance of putting yourself in uncomfortable positions, being bold and taking risks. O’Connell also discusses his own strategic moves throughout his career and how you can maximize yourself to live life to the fullest.

Risks are central not just to O’Connell’s career, but those of others as well. The title of his book, Jump First, Think Fast, comes from O’Connell’s belief that you cannot grow in life or in business unless you are willing to take risks. Those same risks—and the agility to make plans and strategic shifts quickly—have propelled him to where he is today. O’Connell and Ahumada continue on to discuss the importance of understanding your consumers, the benefits of college and O’Connell’s process when taking on a new company. 

Brilliant Thoughts with Tristan Ahumada is no longer releasing new episodes on the SUCCESS Podcast Network, but you can still listen to the full conversation below.

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Tristan Ahumada is the People Editor for SUCCESS, operates Lab Coat Agents as its CEO, consults Fortune 500 companies, runs a successful Real Estate team in California, expansion teams in the U.S. (in different brokerages), owner in one Brokerage, currently sits on different boards for tech companies, and is also an international speaker. His love for technology and systems pushes him to test and use the latest products for growth for all businesses around the world including Real Estate Agents/Brokers. Tristan is from Southern California where he currently lives with his wife and two kids.