20 Things Military Veteran Entrepreneurs Know About Risk That You Can Use Every Day


20 Things Military Veteran Entrepreneurs Know About Risk That You Can Use Every Day

“My military background taught me how to create a successful team by surrounding myself with smart people. It’s important to know your strengths and weaknesses and to put people around you who have shared values and who can do the things you’re not good at. I don’t want to be the weakest link in the chain!

“I would add that being part of a team is to expect to learn from everybody. I was 21 years old and had just graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy. I was sent to my first squadron as a division officer. In that role, I was in charge of leading 10 people who were 10 to 15 years older than me and who knew a lot more than I did. I walked in and said if you want me to lead you, you’ll have to train me — I’m here to learn from all of you, and they welcomed me in and taught me a lot.” — Jo McCabe, owner of Mr. Handyman of Northern Virginia, Navy veteran



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