Today I’m speaking with Dave Best. We had a fascinating conversation about a wide variety of topics related to the outdoor biz, his athletic career, how his love for sports set the stage for his recruiting and coaching business and much more.
Dave operates The Best Group out of Missoula Montana. In 11 years of recruiting he has witnessed first hand a variety of employment cycles.
Dave grew up in Dodge City, NE
Went on to University of Nebraska studying outdoor recreation
First exposure to the outdoors
Camping, fishing on family vacations
spent his youth in and around the Black Hills climbing and camping
Things we talked about
Outdoor Recreation degrees
University of Nebraska
Cal Poly Pomona
Dave says he is either very routing or very spontaneous, no in between
sample a lot of different things and activities to find out where your passion is. Then relentlessly pursue that passion. Build a strong skillset, say no to things that aren’t in line with your passion and stay focused.
anything by Malcom Gladwell
Push ups in the Prayer Room by Norm Schriever
South of Normal by Norm Schriever
A good life wasted by Dave Ames
Best Outdoor Gear purchase under $100
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