Episode 86 | Why A Great Team Beats a Great Idea Every Time

Part 2 with Cross Campus CEO Ronen Olshansky

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Is it better to bet on a company with a great idea but with a team of B-level players, or one stacked with A-level talent working on an average idea?

It’s a question that early-stage investors have debated for decades, but for this week’s guest there’s no question about it – a great team beats a great idea, every time.

That’s according to Ronen Olshansky, the visionary CEO behind Cross Campus, a Los Angeles based on-demand workspace and business event venue that provides peak office experiences to a community of creative professionals.

Now if that name sounds a bit familiar, that’s because Ronen is our first ever repeat guest on the Awesome Office show. After getting to know his story during our first interview (which we highly recommend listening to first), we knew we had barely scratched the surface with this insightful entrepreneur.

In this interview, co-host Sean Spear digs deep with Ronen to learn more about the philosophies that underlie his life and business. We learn some fascinating info, including an update on the Cross Campus business, Ronen’s take on leadership and fundraising, the industries that are poised to go mainstream in the next 5-10 years, and why right now Los Angeles is the best place in the world to do business.  

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