Eric Miller, CEO, Entrepreneur, Director speaks with us why it's important "To learn your tools", "Never to understate the importance of a network", why we should "Know our own bias" and more. Hosted by Diana White
About Eric Miller
Eric is a co-owner of Tempe-based PADT, Inc., a provider of tools and services to companies that design and manufacture physical products.
He holds a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from UC Berkeley and started his career focusing on applying Computer-Aided Engineering to turbine engine components. As a co-founder of PADT in 1994, Eric also pursued IT, graphic design, 3D printing, database programming, HR, and small business management. Eric is often called upon to write and speak on simulation, design, and 3D printing. He is also steeply involved with the startup community and the high-tech sector. Eric hosts the podcast All Things ANSYS.
He is currently Chair of the Arizona Technology Council Board of Directors, a member of the Arizona Technology Investors' screening committee, and serves on several advisory boards. Eric also serves as an Entrepreneur in Residence at the Arizona Commerce Authority and mentors through multiple startup incubators including Chandler Innovations and The CleanTech Open. He regularly contributes to the Phoenix Business Journal with articles about technology, small business, and the Arizona ecosystem.
Eric also moonlights as a freelance writer. He enjoys traveling, writing, history, cooking, and learning about new things.
Lesson 1. Communication is so important and drives everything. 03:28 Lesson 2. Never understate the importance of a strong network 06:11 Lesson 3. What you learned in Kindergarten works. 09:09 Lesson 4. People and situations change over time. 11:54 Lesson 5. Know your own bias. 15:10 Lesson 6. Feelings should guide you, not constrain you. 18:26 Lesson 7. Be able to do, or at least understand, your employee’s job 20:57 Lesson 8. Letting people go is good for their co-workers, for them, and for your company. 23:53 Lesson 9. Take the time to learn your tools. 27:45 Lesson 10. Understand the real and perceived value 30:41
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