In this episode, we speak with Frits van Paasschen, former CEO of Coors Brewing Company and Starwood Hotels and Resorts, about his experience as a business tycoon throughout various industries. His book, Disruptors’ Feast, gives insight into the knowledge he gained from over a decade of being a CEO and global executive for companies like Nike and Disney. Navigating the uncertain waters from industry to industry showed him that change is inevitable, and oftentimes it can be abrupt and unsettling. However, he believes that true progress is made when we use the accelerated pace of change and work to understand the patterns of disruption.
“For some people, it’s ambition or status or money. In all candor, I think in my case, more than anything else, it was curiosity and this element of adrenaline about, can I do this?”