by David Pohlman – I was just a 14-year-old boy. It was another warm Dublin, California summer day and my hands were getting black with grease in the bike shop where I worked.
I raced BMX bikes and the shop owner had asked my parents if it would be okay to offer me a job, since I spent more time in his shop than home or school.
Having had a successful business career in corporate America before opening Dublin Cyclery, Chuck Tyler saw something in me I did not yet see in myself.
As a teenager, I simply saw the short-term benefits, like earning movie ticket money, but the lessons I learned from him about leadership were invaluable and endure to this day.