Bob Pritchett- Fire Someone Today: Entrepreneurial Lessons from the Frontline
“Fire Someone Today: Entrepreneurial Lessons from the Frontline”
Bob Pritchett will share his experiences growing a high-tech company including business truths and lies—and the biggest lie of all. He will talk about some of the tough questions such as when someone in a company needs to be fired. Bob will review the various personality types in a company from a slacker to a whiner and what to do about it. He’ll talk about the lessons he’s learned and how to distinguish between truth and lies.
Bob Pritchett, President/CEO, Logos Bible Software, Bellingham, WA - Bob Pritchett is the founder and CEO of the world’s largest maker of Bible software, with 250 employees and sales of $35 million. He has been programming computers since he was eight years old. As a freshman in high-school he founded a software company and developed and marketed programming tools used world-wide. He left high-school a year early to attend Drexel University in Philadelphia, where he majored in Computer Science. After a second internship at Microsoft Corporation he left Drexel early to accept a position as one of Microsoft's youngest program managers. In 1992 Bob co-founded Logos Research Systems, Inc. and serves as President/CEO. Bob speaks regularly at industry conferences and to academic groups on entrepreneurship, electronic publishing and digital libraries. Logos has nine editions, starting at $149.95. The software shows the original Hebrew or Greek in which the text was written, audio on how to pronounce words, and access to maps and photos of historical sites. While pastors value the product, two-thirds of users are individuals looking to use it for their own account. He is a 2005 winner of the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year award, and was included in thePuget Sound Business Journal's “40 Under 40”. Bob lives with his wife Audra and two teenage children (Jacob & Kathleen) in Bellingham, WA. Bob's first book, Fire Someone Today, And Other Surprising Tactics for Making Your Business a Success, was released in April, 2006. He blogs at the Logos Blog, BobPritchett.com, and http://www.twitter.com/BobPritchett.