We want to introduce you to our fearless founder, Darryl Bosa. Besides launching CMPNY, one of his proudest moments might surprise you.
We sat down with Darryl to find out more about him. Check out the interview below.
1. What are some little known skills you have? Any secret hidden talents?
I am a budding hockey player, I can speak and write in Mandarin, and have the Chartered Financial Analyst designation.
2. What is one accomplishment you are most proud of, in your career and in your personal life?
In my career, I moved to China, without speaking Mandarin, and operated a real estate consulting group, I like to call it my Chinese MBA. While in China, I picked up some of the language, made great connections, and learned a lot about the culture. In my personal life, I participated in a 250 km run through the Gobi Desert, over 6 days. food and clothing on my back.
3. Everyone talks about the five year or 10 year plan. Regardless of timeline, what is a major goal you are working to achieve right now?
To create a successful brand for CMPNY that gives our members the opportunity to create their own impactful experiences.
4. Who inspires you and why?
My family members. They are all so successful in the fields they have chosen while also maintaining meaningful personal lives. Its something to aspire to.
5. How did you get started in your career? Is the career you’re in now the one you expected to be in?
I started my career working on the job sites of my family business. I was born into an entrepreneurial family so in a way my career chose me. I tried hard to pick a different life but didn’t enjoy the investment banking lifestyle in London, so came right back to entrepreneurship.
6. What’s one big mistake you made in your career, and what did you learn from it?
I have made a lot of BIG mistakes. For me it is knowing when to hang on to a vision and when to let it go. I have participated in opportunities when the writing was on the wall (that it wasn’t going to work) and I chose not to see it. I let my ego lead when my head was telling me otherwise. These mistakes really hit home when they cost you financially.
7. What’s one lesson you learned from a coworker that has stuck with you?
Remove worries and concerns for events that have not taken place yet. Worrying only takes up energy that should be directed in a positive way. When we have concern for something that has not happened yet, we tend to make that situation play out, exactly as we had feared.
8. They say you learn best by teaching something to someone else. What’s the last thing you taught someone?
To have clear goals and objectives for what you want to achieve. too often we have a general idea of where we want to go, however we may not be willing to dive into the details of that dream. It’s in the details that we get our exact destination. No clear destination will lead to no clear arrival.
9. Let’s talk about office culture. What’s something interesting that takes place at your office? Has this helped with how you feel about your work or your productivity?
Our open workspace allows for easy interactions. As we can get stuck behind our computers, we often forget to come up for air. With an open workspace, its easier to have brief interactions that can keep you fresh and energized and also lead to potentially exciting things.
10. What is a change you have made in your work place, either for the whole office or for you personally, that has helped you achieve your goals?
I began tracking how I spend the hours in my day. This takes some getting use to and can be quite cumbersome however we quickly realize that you DO have enough hours in the day to do everything you want. You also get to see where you waste time, which surprisingly happens a lot, even to those that think they are ultra productive.
If you see Darryl around the space, take a moment to chat.