What time do you wake up?
I wake up every morning at 6:45am on the dot and go to bed anytime between 1am and 5am. I must admit if it’s nearer five, I don’t get up until maybe 8am… That’s a rough one.
What’s the most important lesson you’ve learnt in business?
To be honest – both with yourself, and with other people.
What qualities do you look for in your staff?
I always look for that entrepreneurial spirit. If you’re growing a business, you need people who feel the same way and want to take a degree of ownership of the place. The most important thing is employees take it as personally as you do.
What does success mean to you today?
Getting kisses from my daughters in the morning.
And what do you want your legacy to be?
When people talk about David Grutman, I want people to say he didn’t just care about his business but he cared a lot about his city, too. I’ll happily tell anyone who’s willing to listen that Miami is one of the greatest cities in the world.
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