How a 3D Design Company Became a Market Leader

John McEleney, former CEO of SolidWorks, discusses how the 3D design company became a market leader. He reviews how it is easy to start a company but hard to build a business, offering an instructive view of the approaches he took that led to his success and the company’s ultimate acquisition by Dassault Systems. Learn about concepts employed by John, such as:

  • Events forcing actions
  • The perfect is the enemy of the good
  • The importance of hiring and creating the right culture
  • Taking incremental steps and his 1-5-0-3 rule

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