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Donald Gulbrandsen States Great Leadership Moments Come When You Can Openly Discuss Failures

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Donald Gulbrandsen

  • Founder, Gulbrandsen Chemicals
  • male
  • Caucasian
  • 1961 (Age: 60 years old)
  • Donald Gulbrandsen - Interview - Entrepreneurship
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Donald Gulbrandsen is the founder of Gulbrandsen Technologies and Gulbrandsen Chemicals. Gulbrandsen Technologies manufactures water treatment products, intermediates and electronic etchants. Gulbrandsen Chemicals manufacturers chemical intermediates, fine chemicals and catalysts used in the process industry.

Donald Gulbrandsen is a graduate of Cornell University.

Well I have a lot of failures and I think it's valuable to talk about them. I think I try to share them, you know, when they happen. I think it's a great leadership moment when you have a failure and you can share it. I think it gives permission for other people to be honest about it and you know...(Full transcript available to logged in subscribers.).

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Video 1 of 26 Donald Gulbrandsen Discusses Background and Founding of Gulbrandsen Chemicals
  • Donald Gulbrandsen - Interview - Entrepreneurship
  • 2/19/2007
  • Donald Gulbrandsen
  • 2 min. 2 sec.
Video 2 of 26 Donald Gulbrandsen Discusses Expansion To India and Separation of Company To Two Business Units
  • Donald Gulbrandsen - Interview - Entrepreneurship
  • 2/19/2007
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  • 3 min. 24 sec.
Video 3 of 26 Donald Gulbrandsen States Engineers Have Excellent Problem Solving Skills But Sometimes Get Lost In The Details
  • Donald Gulbrandsen - Interview - Entrepreneurship
  • 2/19/2007
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  • 2 min. 37 sec.
Video 4 of 26 Donald Gulbrandsen Shares Experience Starting A Business Directly Out of College
  • Donald Gulbrandsen - Interview - Entrepreneurship
  • 2/19/2007
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  • 2 min. 7 sec.
Video 5 of 26 Donald Gulbrandsen States Advantage of Being a Young Entrepreneur Is a Different Risk Profile
  • Donald Gulbrandsen - Interview - Entrepreneurship
  • 2/19/2007
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  • 2 min. 55 sec.
Video 6 of 26 Donald Gulbrandsen States Importance of Formalizing Business Relationships
  • Donald Gulbrandsen - Interview - Entrepreneurship
  • 2/19/2007
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  • 1 min. 26 sec.
Video 7 of 26 Donald Gulbrandsen States Relationships In Family Businesses Require Specific Consideration
  • Donald Gulbrandsen - Interview - Entrepreneurship
  • 2/19/2007
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  • 0 min. 47 sec.
Video 8 of 26 Donald Gulbrandsen States Importance of Becoming Comfortable With the Emotionally Uncomfortable Aspects of Business
  • Donald Gulbrandsen - Interview - Entrepreneurship
  • 2/19/2007
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  • 3 min. 6 sec.
Video 9 of 26 Donald Gulbrandsen Shares Thoughts on Dealing With Fear
  • Donald Gulbrandsen - Interview - Entrepreneurship
  • 2/19/2007
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  • 1 min. 35 sec.
Video 10 of 26 Donald Gulbrandsen Shares Example Where Moment of Crisis Led To Competitive Advantage
  • Donald Gulbrandsen - Interview - Entrepreneurship
  • 2/19/2007
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  • 3 min. 3 sec.
Video 11 of 26 Donald Gulbrandsen Discusses Challenge of Learning How To Delegate
  • Donald Gulbrandsen - Interview - Entrepreneurship
  • 2/19/2007
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  • 1 min. 27 sec.
Video 12 of 26 Donald Gulbrandsen States If You Never Delegate, You Can Never Move On To More Important Things
  • Donald Gulbrandsen - Interview - Entrepreneurship
  • 2/19/2007
  • Donald Gulbrandsen
  • 4 min. 14 sec.
Video 13 of 26 Donald Gulbrandsen States Your Strength Can Be Your Biggest Weakness
  • Donald Gulbrandsen - Interview - Entrepreneurship
  • 2/19/2007
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  • 1 min. 4 sec.
Video 14 of 26 Donald Gulbrandsen Discusses Importance of Understanding People and Cultural Differences
  • Donald Gulbrandsen - Interview - Entrepreneurship
  • 2/19/2007
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  • 3 min. 43 sec.
Video 15 of 26 Donald Gulbrandsen Discusses Advantage of Being An Early Mover In India
  • Donald Gulbrandsen - Interview - Entrepreneurship
  • 2/19/2007
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  • 1 min. 39 sec.
Video 16 of 26 Donald Gulbrandsen Discusses Future of Indian Operations
  • Donald Gulbrandsen - Interview - Entrepreneurship
  • 2/19/2007
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  • 2 min. 2 sec.
Video 17 of 26 Donald Gulbrandsen States Importance of Being Open-Minded So You Can React To Unknowns
  • Donald Gulbrandsen - Interview - Entrepreneurship
  • 2/19/2007
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  • 1 min. 52 sec.
Video 18 of 26 Donald Gulbrandsen States Watching People Make and Recover From Mistakes Is A Valuable Management Tool
  • Donald Gulbrandsen - Interview - Entrepreneurship
  • 2/19/2007
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  • 2 min. 20 sec.
Video 19 of 26 Donald Gulbrandsen States Great Leadership Moments Come When You Can Openly Discuss Failures
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  • 2/19/2007
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Video 20 of 26 Donald Gulbrandsen States Mistakes Can Also Occur When You Don't Take Advantage Of New Opportunities
  • Donald Gulbrandsen - Interview - Entrepreneurship
  • 2/19/2007
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  • 3 min. 2 sec.
Video 21 of 26 Donald Gulbrandsen States Importance of Developing Product That Customers Want
  • Donald Gulbrandsen - Interview - Entrepreneurship
  • 2/19/2007
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  • 2 min. 57 sec.
Video 22 of 26 Donald Gulbrandsen States Hazardous Waste Regulations Led To Opportunities In Chemical Business
  • Donald Gulbrandsen - Interview - Entrepreneurship
  • 2/19/2007
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  • 3 min. 2 sec.
Video 23 of 26 Donald Gulbrandsen States Opportunities Lie In Getting Rid Of Other People's Pain
  • Donald Gulbrandsen - Interview - Entrepreneurship
  • 2/19/2007
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  • 1 min. 24 sec.
Video 24 of 26 Donald Gulbrandsen States Mortality Keeps Him Awake At Night
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Video 25 of 26 Donald Gulbrandsen Discusses Love of Learning
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  • 2/19/2007
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Video 26 of 26 Donald Gulbrandsen Discusses Challenges Presented By Competitors
  • Donald Gulbrandsen - Interview - Entrepreneurship
  • 2/19/2007
  • Donald Gulbrandsen
  • 1 min. 35 sec.

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