In January 2009 Ric Elias was aboard the flight that crash-landed in the Hudson River. The experience changed his approach to life and leadership at Red Ventures, the tech firm he co-founded.
A plane crash gave Ric Elias the push he need to re-prioritize and give up control of Red Ventures, the sales technology firm he co-founded.
Ever since his near-death experience, Ric Elias takes more risks, chooses happiness over righteousness, and spends more time with his kids.
Rather than keep striving for another future goal, Red Ventures' co-founder Ric Elias is vocal about recognizing how fortunate he and his teammates are right now.
Ric Elias answers questions about Flight 1549, which crashed into the Hudson River, and the impact it had on his leadership.
HIGHLIGHTS A "Perfect" Near Death Experience2:18
WHY NOT 3 Things Ric Elias Does Differently Now8:36
CHALLENGE These Are the Good Ol' Days7:06
Q&A What Was It Like When You Realized You Were Not Going to Die?15:22