It was simple. All his life Panda has been taught the basic principles of how to be a good person. His father had impressed upon him the valuable rule of never telling a lie. So when Panda started his own company it seemed like a pretty basic rule – don’t lie to customers or your employees. From day one of running the business, Panda made it clear that there was to be no lying. If his business made a mistake they would apologize and take responsibility for it. It a customer had questions about what his products were made of he would be absolutely up front about it. In the long run being truthful would save him a lot of trouble down the road.
Gresham “Gresh” W. Harkless Jr. is the founder of CBNation and Blue 16 Media. CBNation is a Business to Business (B2B) Brand focusing on increasing the business success rate by providing visibility and resources for CEOs, entrepreneurs and business owners. CBNation consists of blogs (CEOBlogNation.com), podcasts (CEOPodcasts.com) and videos (CBNation.tv). Blue 16 Media is a digital marketing agency providing digital marketing services including web design & SEO to small to medium-sized businesses and organizations. Central to his marketing philosophy is that You Are a Media Company: Developing a Marketing Strategy to Connect with Your Target and Reach Your Goals. Gresham is proud a graduate of Howard University & Georgetown University. He also is a graduate of the 2020 Leadership Center for Excellence Young Professionals Program ’16 and recognized by the Alexandria Virginia Chamber of Commerce’s 40 Under 40.