The February 15th, 2017 edition of Ideamensch features an interview with Arthur Becker, Managing Member of Madison Partners, LLC. Becker has experienced success in several different business sectors. He is probably most known for his real estate and Bio Tech ventures. However, he has experienced success in digital media, the fashion industry and technology consulting. The interview primarily features Becker’s methodology on taking a business venture from just an idea to a fruitful enterprise.
The interview reveals Arthur Becker’s strategic business philosophy from the start. The article begins with a quote where Becker emphasizes the importance of recruiting talent and being able to communicate your vision to the talent. He states, ” talent is the key to success: identifying the talent and persuading talented people to your vision.” He then emphasizes the importance of getting out of the way. Becker believes his talent is having the ability to organize and coordinate the work of experts.
Becker then discusses on NY Times his business habits that makes him a productive entrepreneur. He believes the biggest challenge is to balance the passion with critical thinking. He believes the passion for a venture should be encouraged but a successful manager will keep the enterprise on track through adjustments. He emphasizes using critical thinking to adjust the vision, strategy and the talent.
Becker states that he has failed numerous times in the past. He believes he has been able to avoid any recent or future failures through his choice of management. He states that his ability to evaluate and assist in the development of management has been key to his success.
Arthur Becker has a long history of success to back up his methodology. At present he is the CEO and chairman of Zinio LLC. He has been instrumental in making Zinio the world’s largest digital newsstand. He has also been the CEO of NaviSite. He led that technology company from 2003 to 2010. In that time period he made sure the networking operating centers and sales offices were more efficient and effective. Arthur Becker earned his bachelor’s degree from Bennington College.