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The story of Bob Heil - Legends

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Part One

Bob Heil tells us how he went from being an organ player in the Fox Theatre in St. Louis to being sound man to the stars. He tells the story of rebuilding an old PA that the Fox had thrown out and then renting it to touring acts that came through town...acts like Janis Joplin and Jimi Hendrix. Then he talks about being asked to bring his giant custom PA on the road with a band and how that was the start of his lifelong friendship with Joe Walsh.

Part Two

Part Three

Part Four

Part Five

In this episode, Bob Heil gives his advice to other inventors just starting out. He recommends getting feedback as to whether it's a viable product and making sure that the end user is happy. He highly encourages having a one on one relationship with clients. He also shares lessons learned from owning a rapidly growing company. He also talks about meeting his wife and how she saved and helped build his business.

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