“I’ve always believed meditation is one of the strongest business tools that a that a founder or an entrepreneur or manager can use.”
-Mitch Presnick, Global Entrepreneur
Bump In The Road:
Mitch Presnick on East Meets West
An American Entrepreneur Goes to China
At the age of 14 Mitch told his uncle that he wanted to go to China. This Brooklyn born teenager’s statement became his path to a business life that would challenge and change many Chinese business perceptions.
After a stint with Anheuser-Busch, Inc. in China, Mitch became the founder of Super 8 Hotels and grew it to over 1,000 locations throughout the country. The route to growing an economy motel chain in China was full of bumps in the road, but Mitch cajoled, bargained, and made it all happen. That is a story in and of itself, one that we explore in the podcast.
His entrepreneurial perspective took Mitch on many unexpected adventures. Today Mitch is a fellow at Harvard University where he advocates pragmatism in U.S./China relationships. Part of his relationship with Chinese culture extends to an exploration of Daoism, Confucian philosophy and Tibetan Buddhism. And meditation has had a profound impact on his view of life. Mitch notes that:
“Until you meditate, you don’t really understand that you can observe your thoughts. “
And that opens a path into a greater life changing consciousness.
This is an amazing conversation. Please join us.
Mitch Presnick: From Brooklyn to Beijing