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Mike SimonsenMike Simonsen is the Co-founder and CEO of Altos Research, a real estate analytics firm founded in 2006. Altos provides real estate brokers and agents, financial institutions, investors, and builders with real-time data and insight into the US housing market. Mike has 15 years of experience in software development, marketing of enterprise applications, and security products. In developing the Altos product offerings, he combined his expertise in analytical systems development with a personal interest in the real estate market. He is on the Board of Directors at the Entrepreneurs’ Organization San Francisco chapter, where he served as President during the pandemic.

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Here’s a glimpse of what you’ll learn:

  • Mike Simonsen talks about his leadership role as President of the Entrepreneurs’ Organization (EO) San Francisco during the pandemic
  • How did the pandemic impact the way webinars and Zoom meetings can move businesses forward?
  • Mike explains how real estate trends align with a hybrid workforce
  • Why the EO is a great place to learn structure, techniques, and content for entrepreneurs who want to scale their businesses
  • Mike details the characteristics and qualifications of a high-performance forum and how collaborative placement works
  • How to control and generate happiness, raise your serotonin levels, and how positive emotions impact the world around you

In this episode…

As an entrepreneur, solving conflicts and navigating unaligned values among your people come with the territory. So, where should you go to discover tools for personal development and advanced learning to help you through these kinds of issues? Where can you turn to establish deep connections with people around the globe to develop your leadership skills?

Mike Simonsen’s drive and passion have guided others at a leadership level to strengthen their businesses. He advocates for “hacking happiness.” What does that mean? He practices bringing joy, purposefulness, and the essence of happiness to his business and his Entrepreneurs’ Organization (EO) chapter. Under his leadership, Mike counseled his EO chapter by delivering high-performance forums, structure, and resources to take businesses to the next level, even through some very trying times.

In this episode, host John Corcoran sits down with Mike Simonsen, Co-founder and CEO of Altos Research, to discuss how entrepreneurs can cultivate personal development. Mike talks about mitigating difficult times during the pandemic, why collaborative placement is essential for selecting new Entrepreneurs’ Organization members, and “hacking happiness” to control your experience.

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EO San Francisco

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