"If you are the CEO of a company, consumers are your boss." Eduardo Delgado, founder of Agrantica
Current job position and company…
Co-Founder and Manager at Agrantica.
Who you admire?
All those people who work hard for their objectives in life being honest with others and with themselves, being brave to get over any obstacle, learning day by day without surrender despite failures and most important, without forgetting who they are and where they come from. If I had to choose just one person I admire I would choose my wife, Verónica.
What is the best piece of advice anyone has ever given you?
At work, “everybody has a boss, even if you are the CEO of a company consumers are your boss, and you have to fuck up. The faster you accept it, the better things will go.”
In life, “you can’t control everything and you must be ready to face things you don’t like. Don’t try to go too fast, don’t want things right now cause if you don’t get them you will get frustrated. Just enjoy the way and value what you have and what is really important in your life”.
Which was the most courageous decision you have ever made in your life?
Set up a business without any experience during probably the worst economic crisis in history: Miss Lola, Spanish extra virgin olive oil.
A key book:
It can seem silly but, “The monk who sold his Ferrari”. It helped me in a difficult moment in my life.
What do you value most in a company?
Having clear targets, being asked for your opinion and being trusted by your bosses. I value when you feel you are not just following orders, instead you are part of group of committed people and you are paid for what you think.
What do you think is a required quality for a leader...
To be trustworthy, to know which are his or her own strengths and weaknesses and to hold pressure.
If you were on a desert island and you could only bring 3 things with you. What would you choose and why?
Food and drinks to survive, a motorboat to leave whenever I wanted, and a device with internet connection, everything else is on google.
What do you have different from the others?
I’m the only person in the world who is me.
In your opinion, which is the most significative invention in the history?
I would say the Internet. The way it has just changed how we work, how we connect each other or how information is transmitted is amazing, and everything in such a short time.
Which is the last song you have heard or remember?
The Rapture – How deep is your love.
What would you prefer forgetting at home: your wallet or your cellphone? Why?
Cellphone. I used to live without it and nothing happened.
Tell us about once you really screw up at work... Explain it.
I told my boss she was stupid because I though what she wanted me to do was really wasting my time and efforts (and then, someone gave me the advice referred on question #4)
What chief would you like to nominate to follow the chain on this Naked Chief Test?
I would like to nominate Andrés Puszyn, from Mapa Spontex.