During his 40 years as an entrepreneur and investor Chris Burch has established himself as one of the most influential investors in the world. He is noted for his role in developing hospitality properties and building brands. His interests include renovating underused properties as well as launching and promoting individual brands. His portfolio includes the development of the #1 ranked hotel in the world to his recent interest in prefab luxury homes and a partnership with Ellen DeGeneres.
In a recent interview, he shared some insight into his very successful life. Chris is naturally curious; he often notices how certain products and services can be improved. After being very successful early in life, in the apparel industry, he decided to share his experience and knowledge to help other entrepreneurs who he thought had good ideas. To that end, Chris founded Burch Creative Capital where they provide funding to entrepreneurs hoping to bring their ideas to the world. There is no such thing as a typical day for Chris Burch; he might be in Los Angeles for meetings, flying to the South Pacific to study the possibility of expanding his resort, Nihiwatu, or in New York checking on companies, where he has an interest. For the interview, click ideamensch.com.
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It all starts with the people involved; it takes passionate people to make a project succeed. One project that has peaked his interest is the small house movement. He has launched Cocoon9 to promote this interest, small luxury prefab homes, utilizing floor space and energy efficient. He is also keen on the Millennial traveler that wants adventure as well as culture. Chris is proud of Nihiwatu, a luxury resort located on an island in Indonesian, designed with this traveler in mind.
He goes on to say, his ability to read people has been a big part of his success. Chris learned at an early age to appreciate hard labor; his father hired him out to a construction company to expose him to the basics of building and see what it was like to work hard. Asked if he had ever had a failure, he answered he had thousands of them, the secret is to take full responsibility, analyze the experience, and go forward. Additional article on forbes.com. He advises, always listen, and be willing to take risks if you want to be groundbreaking. For updates on Burch timeline activities, click crunchbase.com.
Chris Burch is an admirer of Ellen DeGeneres; he thinks the way she connects with her audience and her prowess as a businesswoman are brilliant. Because of her ability to leave a trail of thoughts after she has engaged her audience gives her the capacity to design products that will appeal to America. He is a good friend and admirer of real estate developer Steve Ross. He likes the determination and creativity Steve demonstrates in everything he does; no job is too small or too big for Steve Ross. In keeping with his persona, Chris Burch recommends one book, BOLD, by Peter Diamandis.
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