David M. R. Covey has been CEO & Co-Founder of SMCOV since October 2010. He is a serial entrepreneur, author, and father of seven who left the corporate world to start his own business.
Covey, who is the son of Dr Steven Covey (Author of “The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People”) was previously the Co-Chief Operating Officer of the FranklinCovey Company. Other positions he held at FranklinCovey include: General Manager & Senior Vice President, US Sales & Delivery, President of FranklinCovey International, President of FranklinCovey Japan and Managing Director of FranklinCovey Australia.
David was also employed at Procter & Gamble and American Express before joining his father’s company and eventually starting his own ventures. Covey earned his undergraduate degree from Brigham Young University and his MBA from Harvard University.
In this episode he shares key advice from his life and experience about the ups and downs of entrepreneurship.
You will want to get a copy of his new book “Trap Tales: The 7 Hidden Obstacles to Success”—In this book, authors David M. R. Covey and Stephan M. Mardyks train you in the art of Trapology. You’ll meet Alex and Victoria, who have fallen into traps you’re sure to recognize. As you read their stories, you’ll learn about the seven most common traps in life and work, and how even the smartest and seemingly most accomplished people find themselves stuck and unable to see their way out. Traps are masters of disguise, but there are telltale signs that give them away every time. If you discover that you’re actually trapped right now, consider this book your lifeline?the lessons contained in Trap Tales will teach you how to escape these traps and how to sidestep them in the future.