How I Got Hired

107. Frank O'Connell: Learn how to Jump First with the former President at Reebok & HBO

January 31, 2023 Sonal Bahl
How I Got Hired
107. Frank O'Connell: Learn how to Jump First with the former President at Reebok & HBO
Show Notes

My guest today is Frank O’Connell, who has had a long and illustrious career being CEO and President at some very well-known companies like Reebok, FOX Video Games, HBO Video, Gibson Greetings so many more. 
Frank has moved 25 times to new roles, across diverse industries and is now a well-known mentor to young professionals and a big proponent of taking risks to build successful careers and businesses. In fact, Frank has written a whole book on this theme: Jump First, Think Fast. In this conversation, Frank and I talk about the following:

- We cover Frank's long and illustrious career since 1966 and highlights the most memorable role of his career, at Indian Motorcycles, and how helped the company that had been out of business for 40+ years

- After working across multiple industries — from baked goods to sporting apparel to video games, Frank talks about what helped him to adapt and innovate at each company 

- Putting on the hat of CEO Frank, Frank shares the top 2-3 traits he repeatedly looked for, when recruiting his inner circle

Learn more about Frank O'Connell:
https://www.linkedin.com/in/jumpfirstfrank/
Order Frank's new book Jump First Think Fast: https://jumpfirstthinkfast.com/
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