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Core careers: Robert Schmidt, CEO, Katin

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Today, we hear from Robert Schmidt, the CEO of Katin. Katin has been around since 1959 and has a store in Huntington Beach. The brand began making a fresh push about five years ago after being dormant due to a prior licensing arrangement.

Robert talks about the importance of education, not relying on outside financial resources and how he prepares his staff for meetings.

What were you like as a child and teenager? Did you know what you wanted to be when you grew up?

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Core careers: Eric Thomas, RVCA VP of Sales

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In our next installment of Core Careers, Eric Thomas, vice president of sales at RVCA, tells us how he got started in the industry, why the person with the gold makes the rules and why he likes to "geek out" on sales data.

What were you like as a child and teenager? Did you know what you wanted to be when you grew up?

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Core Careers: Dave Gilovich, Surfline EVP and editorial director

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Today, Dave Gilovich shares the best advice he's ever received, why he sets aside time each day to plan for the future and how Surfline has helped redefine surf journalism.

What is the biggest challenge at work at the moment? How are you handling it?

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