A couple of years I was CEO of a company called Software Automation, a leading robotics company in the apparel industry. But here’s the thing. I wasn’t an expert in robotics or apparel. So why was I in an industry I knew virtually nothing about? Because I’m sort of an expert… at becoming an expert.

The company had raised $3.5 million dollars, and I needed to get up to speed on the supply chain. The good news is that I know a lot about supply chains. But not because of a degree, or my history as an entrepreneur or because it’s generally fascinating. I’m an expert, because I know how to break down how companies operate in order to be successful. Read more…