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Placing Bets (wsg Chris Ball) – EP 134

PLACING BETS | Chris Ball, a multi-time CEO and serial entrepreneur, joins host Gregg Garrett to discuss how bravery is often enabled by having the right perspective. Of course, Chris speaks about his Top 3, including his competitor turned business partner who helped him to scale, his father who set a platform from a young age, and his COO and life partner who supports and pushes him. And you have to hear what he has to say about comparing his time as a professional poker player to being a business leader.

About Chris Ball

A Michigan State University graduate, Chris is an eCommerce Retail Aficionado, Serial Entrepreneur, Investor, and Gambler.  Chris has spent the last decade chasing his dreams, taking chances, and seeking life lessons to make himself a better business leader, and more importantly, a better person.  Chris is the owner of Ball Equipment, which has been family-owned and operated since 1944.  Currently, Chris’ main focus is BW Retail Solutions, of which he is the Co-Founder and CEO. As a full-service data management, marketing, and logistics provider, BW Retail has quickly become a leader in the Outdoor Power and Powersports Equipment eCommerce industry.  BW specializes in on Omni-Channel solutions for both external and internal brands, while also managing the sale and fulfillment of over 1 Million consumer transactions annually.

Show Highlights

During this episode:

Culture of the Business [1:31]

Business Models in the Insurance Industry Example [3:13]

Introduction of Guest and Portfolio of Investments [5:00]

Chris’s Explanation of His Business Journey [7:45]

The “Top Three”

His competitor turned business partner [9:26]

His COO [22:40]

His life partner [29:00]

His father [33:50]

You have to hear this…

Poker Lessons Translated to Business [39:00]

Managing the Supply Chain [48:05]

NFTs vs. the Physical Product Business [51:40]

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