How Manufacturers Should Leverage Economic Intelligence with Alan Beaulieu

As generations retire and millennials take up the baton, this week’s guest knows business is in safe hands. But how can the new generations of manufacturers best leverage economics to succeed in business? 

We are delighted to be joined by Alan Beaulieu, President and Principal of ITR Economics, at the A3 Business Forum in Orlando, FL. 

In this short episode, Alan discusses how he makes economics so riveting, explains why millennials are so crucial to business, and gives top tips on true leadership. 

Plus, he tells us who the unsung heroes of business are and why he sets out to make a difference in the world every day. 

Alan just makes economics so fascinating – this is a must-listen. 


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3 Quick Things from this Episode

  1. Your business needs millennials to survive 
  2. Leadership isn’t just about taking charge 
  3. The people you don’t hear about are often the heroes of the economy 

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Tweetable Quotes

  • “It makes me feel really good about life when we can make a difference in the world.” 
  • “My generation is retiring in record numbers, and you’re left with millennials. Those are the smartest people in the room.” 
  • “A leader without integrity is just the CEO or boss, not a real leader.”  

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What We Discuss with Alan

  • Why millennials must be taken seriously 
  • What Alan thinks business leaders miss 
  • Why leadership is not all about taking charge 
  • The most fulfilling parts of Alan’s career 
  • Alan’s views on how leaders should act 
  • Alan on the heroes of the economy 
  • Alan’s clear mission and goals 
  • Making a difference in the world every day

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