Bill Yeargin

Innovation: A bipartisan no-brainer

By Bill Yeargin Many people don’t realize how close the pandemic and related supply chain issues have come to both shutting down the U.S. economy and putting our national security at significant risk. And the risk was largely related to semiconductor chips. 92% of semiconductor chips are made outside the U.S., and these chips are in almost everything. According to ...

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Mentorship: Investing in future success

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By Bill Yeargin My retirement is not imminent, but I cannot help but be focused on the future success of our company, even for the time after I am gone. One of the best things I can do for our organization is prepare the next generation of our company’s leaders for the day when they will be in charge. I ...

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The Luxury Tax Myth

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By Bill Yeargin Luxury taxes, on items such as boats that politicians see as a “luxury,” are traps that don’t impact the rich but have a huge negative impact on people who can least afford it. They are the quintessential example of unintended consequences; history has demonstrated this unequivocally.  Politicians, many of whom I believe are well-intentioned, see luxury taxes ...

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12 “Must-reads” for Leaders

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By Bill Yeargin Reading dozens of books a year is typical for me, and while not all of them are business-oriented, many are. Apparently, this is not unusual, as a Fast Company survey of CEOs found that the typical CEO reads 60 books a year. As President Harry S. Truman said, “Not all readers are leaders, but all leaders are ...

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What’s next?

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By Bill Yeargin After three decades in the boating industry, it takes a lot for me to be surprised. Good times, bad times, and pretty much everything in between has happened, but the past 18 months have been unlike anything our industry has experienced. We shut down 90% of our industry’s manufacturing plants in the spring of 2020 while wrestling ...

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A Culture Success Story

Bill Yeargin and Paul Singer

By Bill Yeargin If you look up Culture Warrior in the dictionary, next to it you will see a picture of Paul Singer. Paul is the president of Centurion and Supreme Boats and has led an incredible transformation of his company. Centurion and Supreme are both boating brands with esteemed histories. Centurion has been an innovator for decades and was ...

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Open Letter to President Biden

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By Bill Yeargin Dear President Biden, You have a tough job and get a lot of advice. I hope you don’t mind me sharing some thoughts: COVID-19 – I know this is your Administration’s top priority, but I want to encourage you to do all you can to get the vaccines distributed. We are all ready to get back to ...

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Expect the Unexpected

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By Bill Yeargin Despite many of us having an inclination toward hindsight bias, which is believing we saw things coming when we actually didn’t, I haven’t spoken to one person who claims to have predicted the events of 2020. We have lived through a pandemic, social unrest, an economy that is struggling and a crazy election; as I have often ...

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Boating and the environment

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By Bill Yeargin Labor Day afternoon I received an email from the White House inviting me to join President Trump and other leaders the next day for an event regarding Florida’s environment. Florida’s environment has always been important to me and the event was at one of our state’s most special sites, the Jupiter Lighthouse, so I quickly accepted. During ...

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Busting the creativity myth

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By Bill Yeargin This blog, without hyperbole, could change your life. First, imagine what your life would be like if you were more creative. Would life be more fun? Would people find you more interesting? Would you do better in your job? Make more money? Would you have a more positive impact on the world? I’ll bet the answer to ...

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