Speaker Bob DAVIDS


Bob Davids is a provocative American entrepreneur and visionary who has launched six successful companies over the course of a storied career. Mr. Davids’ business successes include building Radica Games, the third most profitable toy maker in the world; launching Sea Smoke, his world-class vineyard located in Central California. Since its inception, Sea Smoke has been named one of the 100 best vineyards in the world by Wine Spectator; and his latest venture, “Villa Keliki,” a luxurious 8,000 square meter resort located on the breathtaking island of Bali.

Bob Davids has concluded that leadership is the scarcest resource in the world today. Because egos get involved, most people in top positions believe that they are superior, and they believe they need something better than those they serve. Ego, economic assets, titles, status, and the like prevent the people at the top from subordinating themselves to the people they lead. Mr. Davids approach is simple, “if you want to lead someone, you need to get behind them.  A leader should subordinate himself/herself to ‘the lowest person on the totem pole.’ Micromanagement is to be avoided at all costs.  It’s impossible to manage people, you can only lead people.”

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CEO, Sea Smoke Cellars
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Sea Smoke Cellars
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