President of Joe Gibbs Racing | Taking the Lead: Winning Business Principles That Fuel Joe Gibbs Racing?

Show Notes

Dave Alpern, the President Joe Gibbs Racing shares about how to take the lead in the game of business and the winning business principles of Joe Gibbs which have allowed Coach Gibbs to become a Hall of Famer in two sports.

  1. Yes, yes, yes and yes! Thrivetime Nation on today’s show we are interviewing the President of Joe Gibbs Racing, Dave Alpern! Dave, welcome onto the Thrivetime Show, how are you sir?!
  2. I know that you’ve had a ton of success at this point in your career, but I would love to start off at the bottom and the very beginning of your career. What was your life like growing up and where did you grow up?
  3. Dave Alpern, I understand that you went from being an unpaid intern selling T-shirts out of a broom closet to leading an elite professional sports team with more than 500 employees…what did that happen?
  4. How did you first get connected to Joe Gibbs racing?
  5. When did you first figure out what you wanted to do professionally?
  6. Dave Alpern, I would love for you to share how Joe Gibbs Racing went from a startup to the winningest organization in NASCAR history?
  7. When did you first feel like you were truly beginning to gain traction with your career?
  8. Dave, so what first inspired you to write your new book, Taking the Lead: Winning Business Principles That Fuel Joe Gibbs Racing?
  9. Dave, what principles does your book teach business people about how to develop leadership skills, both in life and in business;
  10. Dave, I’d love to take a look behind the curtain and a look under the hood…what makes the two-sport Hall of Famers Joe Gibbs teams so successful?
  11. Dave Alpern, what  does your book teach readers about how to create a winning culture, and stay on mission?
  12. The profits from the sale of this book will be donated to the J.D. Gibbs Legacy Fund, which supports the ministry Young Life. Would you share with us about the mission of this organization and why you’ve chosen to partner with them in this way?
  13. You come across as a very proactive person…so how do you typically organize the first four hours of your and what time do you typically wake up?
  14. What are a few of your daily habits that you believe have allowed you to achieve success?
  15. What advice would you give the younger version of yourself?
  16. Dave Alpern We find that most successful entrepreneurs tend to have idiosyncrasies that are actually their super powers…what idiosyncrasy do you have?
  17. What message or principle that you wish you could teach everyone?
  18. You are super successful, but what do you struggle with the most…what is your weakness…what is your kryptonite? 
  19. What are a couple of books that you believe that all of our listeners should read?
  20. You’ve got the mic, what is one thing that you want to share with the Thrive Nation before you drop the mic?
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