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Key Idea: Ping Golf is striving for perfection.

Hattie introduces us to John Solheim,  .  He told her that when famous golfers used a Ping putter on television, it immediately branded Ping  because at that time, the putter looked so different from all others.   Also, go to the case study guide and transcript of this episode of the show.

Think about it

What about the current situation in which you find yourself needs improvement? What really bothers you? What irritates you enough that you are willing to spend weeks, hours, months or years to change?
Starting a business by launching a new product is nearly impossible. You have to love the idea and enjoy the pain of doing something no one has ever done before. You can look for paths to follow or mentors to guide you, but so often you will find yourself very alone.

Clip from: Karsten Solheim - Ping Golf: The Complete Episode

The complete episode

Around the world:  We go inside the businesses of people who are loved by their community and  they are respected within their industry.
Meet John Solheim.   Though his father started the business, John was right there with him working in the garage for eight years before they finally went to market!  Their invention was the Ping putter.

Meet others:

Meet the Wahoo's Fish Tacos guys.   A miracle team.

Meet the folks who gave The Enterprise Network its roots.

Meet Marc Katz, the unofficial Mayor of Austin, Texas.  Marc tells us that he copies the best practices of the companies he admires and this led him to the insight, "You only get to keep what you give away."

Ping Golf of Karsten Manufacturing

John Solheim, Chairman & CEO

2201 West Desert Cove
Phoenix, AZ 85029

Visit our web site:

Office: 6026875000

Business Classification:

Year Founded: 1959

Ping Golf is striving for perfection.

Please read the transcript from within each segment of this episode of the show.

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