Arnon Dror is a great inspiration of mine when it comes to business and since the days when I worked for his company here in Portland, Oregon and beyond, he has always been a wonderful mentor and a great role model. There are many attributes and characteristics which he has that inspire me but by far the greatest of them all has been his longevity. Arnon has been in business both here in Portland and beyond for almost 30 years during which time he has served with industry giants like Xerox where he was VP, he has launched companies and he has contributed to the success of many others. Anyone entering into the business world should aim for a long and successful career, and here is how Arnon Dror has done it.
Something which Arnon has always believed in is community within the business world and this has certainly contributed to the length of time that he has been successful. Many think that altruism is the best bet in business but Arnon has showed over the years that building stable and strong relationships across the business landscape is really the best way to go. Arnon has been helped greatly by these relationships and he has repaid that favor by doing the same for others, earning him a great deal of respect along the way. Indeed when I launched my own business here in Portland, Arnon played a key role in trafficking contacts and customers my way.
Something which Arnon Dror has always lived by is the mantra ‘innovate or die’ this is a vitally important mindset to have and it is undoubtedly what has helped him to achieve so many successful years in business. The business world is constantly moving and changing and to be a successful you must understand how to move with it, or get ahead of the curve. Not only has Arnon managed to achieve exactly that, he has also constantly tried to reinvent himself and strive for perfection. Many in business can become complacent with their skills but in the case of Arnon, he has always tried to become a better businessman and a more successful one as a result.
Arnon has the perfect set of core business skills which have not only helped him to work in a number of different industries and sectors, but which have also helped him to maintain his success over such a long period of time. Arnon is a natural-born businessman and he has combined his natural flair with hard work and self assessment which is how he has always ensured that success came his way. For anyone who wishes to spend a long time in business, these core skills are essential and so too is the work ethic which you adopt.
These are 3 of the keys to the long career which Arnon has managed to achieve so far, and he still has a lot of road left to run.