In this episode James Bates, the CEO of AdviNOW Medical, shares his personal journey from his early ambitions as an electrical engineer with a dream of inventing to his current role leading a healthcare-focused startup in Scottsdale, Arizona.
James candidly reflects on the challenges he faced and the value of diving into unknown territories. He emphasizes the importance of fundamental knowledge and problem-solving skills acquired through his electrical engineering background, which allowed him to adapt to different professional settings and challenges. He recounts a particularly challenging period of establishing a new business entity in Japan which demanded an intense work schedule and multifaceted thinking.
Throughout the conversation, James repeatedly underscores the importance of understanding fundamentals, whether in engineering, business, or AI. This understanding, he insists, equips one to be successful in any role or situation.