Good Idea- Monday Morning Memoir 11/10/2008
A self-proclaimed “serial entrepreneur,” CEO Lorne Zalesin successfully launched five startup companies from the ground level up.
Under Zalesin’s leadership, MyInsuranceExpert.com was formed in November 2006. To date, the company has grown to more than 30 employees and is currently available in nine states. By the end of 2009, MyInsuranceExpert.com will employ 150 people and will be available in 40 states, possibly more.
Zalesin earned a Bachelor of Arts and a Master’s in Business Administration from The University of Michigan.
He is also a graduate of the William Davidson Institute and Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s (MIT) “Birthing of Giants,” an elite educational program focused on successful leadership practices and unique growth strategies for entrepreneurs.
Most recently, Zalesin served as CEO of Bloomfield Hills, MI-based residential builder Bruce Building Company from 2004-2007.
Zalesin is a licensed residential builder licensed residential real estate broker, and is licensed in life insurance and health insurance. He also is the Chairman of the University of Michigan Hillel Board of Trustees.
When you’re running a business you never have a minute to just think. “Focus time” helps to just unwind those thoughts and get in touch with the answers. Once a week I turn off the office phone, my cell phone, close the door and place an appoitnment in my calander called “focus time”. I try to only do one task and complete that task 100%. Put on some music, relax and think through an issue. Take some notes and layout a plan of action. This type of “off” switch really helps to get through those tough decisions or tasks.