Leadership Series provides insights into business success

In their own words, business leaders in Northern Colorado and the Boulder Valley are sharing the secrets of their success.

It’s all in the BizWest Leadership Series, a collection of videos on BizWest.com that can be found on the homepage of the site. The first three of a continuing series of videos feature Curt Richardson of Otterbox, Richard Bisson of Waterpik, and Rob Graves of Noosa Yoghurt. All three have fascinating stories to tell about how they achieved success.

Curt Richardson, for example, talks about systems. “Systems run the business, but people run the systems,” he says. That was a big discovery for him that resulted in the growth of Otterbox. Richardson’s video will also explain why he has a model of the Titanic in his office.

Waterpik’s Richard Bisson, like Richardson, talks about finding out what consumers want and providing it. “You learn by doing. You learn every day by making something happen. If you pause, that’s when you’re eaten alive,” he said.

And Rob Graves, the fourth generation of his family to operate his dairy farm, focuses “on quality, not through-put.”

BizWest.com readers soon will have access to the next three in the Leadership Series. Those video interviews will feature Lou DellaCava of LJD Enterprises, Adrian Tuck of Tendril Networks Inc. and Frank Day of Concept Restaurants Inc.