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Peter Strople
One of his "can't buy moments" was for an executive at IBM who later asked Peter if he would like to be intern for him. This offer was based on the assumption that with his many connections and relationships Peter would open many doors - and that's exactly what happened.
Doors of opportunity opened for Peter as well when he was hired at GRiD, based on his successful efforts at IBM. From there he moved on to Dell where he rose to become a director. He was there during the tech heydays of the early 1990s - when the stock continued to split and many an individual's net worth skyrocketed. He observed that money changes people - and that a lot of money changes people a lot. Disillusioned, he moved on for a brief stint as President of a Canadian company. He then founded Zero2 Holdings. Suffice it to say he was living the business man's version of a rock star life. And then another major change occurred in his life.
In 2003 he suffered a massive heart attack - actually dying on the table and being brought back by doctors who said they had no idea how he survived. It was at that point Peter became a man on a mission. He realized life was not guaranteed and he could die at any moment. He became determined to never pass on an opportunity to acknowledge his genuine affection for anyone or anything. "You're important to me! - "I appreciate you! - "I love you! - would never again go unsaid.
His approach to business was also put on an accelerated schedule. Peter has created a philosophy which he calls Instant Change - seeking to achieve significant impact in hours versus months. He has always acknowledged that he is never the smartest person in the room - although his business acumen is self-evident. He listens, discerns the best course of action and then determines who in his massive network is most likely to bring the right solution to bear. He then immediately makes a phone call to that person. Not only do they answer right away, they invariably bring the appropriate resources to bear.
Peter thrives on connecting people. His skill at assessing needs and talents and matching them to others in his network is almost uncanny. It is common practice when calling a new connection to state "I'm calling to tell you that Peter loves you. Boom. The door is open, the connection begins and magic often happens. You see, Peter believes that not only is there a place in business and the world to embrace love - there is an urgency to do so because the chance may never come again.
In 2008 he began a group called Friends of Peter - FOP - whose purpose is to bring business and community leaders together to effect "Instant Change" as it relates to the critical business and social needs of a community or country.
He is an ardent fighter against the abuse of children and has created programs and groups for that purpose. He will go to virtually any length to help those in need. Peter believes in teaching them how to fish vs merely feeding them. He helps them not by handing out money - rather he helps them stabilize, shows them how to find their purpose and teaches them how to create their own success. He and his wife Kelly have taken families 'close to the edge' into their own home - returning the care and help he received as a child. He continues to create those special "can't-buy moments" which overwhelm the recipient(s) and fill Peter with tremendous happiness.
What branding lesson do we learn from Peter?
You can be as much a fearless brand as is Peter Strople - the most connected man in America.
Peter Strople, CEO Zero 2, ..., 23 Aug 2011 [cached]
Peter Strople, CEO Zero 2, Business Week's "Most connected man in America"
Peter is the CEO/ Founder of Zero2 Holdings, an Austin, Texas based business strategy and investment firm. In 2008 he created "Friends of Peter" to help focus the leaders in any community on how to address the social needs in a very short time. Through his "Instant Change Mornings" significant education and awareness can be given to focus on any issue. He has been called one of the world's "Great Rainmakers," the "Most Connected Man in America," and one of the "Most Influential People in the World. Mr. Strople is a former Director of Dell Computers (1993-96) where he played a key role in getting Dell back into the portable computer space.
VentureAdvisers - Merging Minds, Money and Management, 18 May 2013 [cached]
Peter Strople, Chairman Zero2 Companies and Zero2 Holdings
K4C Group Leadership, 20 Nov 2008 [cached]
Peter StropleVenture PartnerChairman & CEOZero 2 Companies
Fitch Fuel Catalyst: About Our Company - Key People, 6 Jan 2007 [cached]
Peter Strople, Advisory Board Member
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