Street Smarts Over Book Smarts with Andrew McNeil

In Rockstars Rocking Podcast by Ryan Miller

This episode of the #RockstarsRocking podcast features my rockstar friend, Andrew McNeil, Principal at Arrow Benefits Group and Founder of BenefitsTV, out of the San Francisco Bay area.

I first met Andrew at one of the largest employee benefits industry conferences in Las Vegas, Nevada. The conference is hosted annually by EBA (Employee Benefit Adviser) magazine and there, Andrew was taking center stage to receive the 2019 Employee Benefit Adviser of the Year award.

Andrew is a huge advocate for making other businesses great by helping companies attract and retain like-minded individuals through establishing a unique corporate culture and other benefit programs. He believes that companies that focus primarily on creating and maintaining a unique culture will drive quality applicants to them as well as retain quality employees. This, in turn, will help push the company’s vision and mission forward to be viewed positively in the community and be known as a marquee place to work.

In this week’s episode, we jump into how Andrew got started in the employee benefits world after realizing that becoming a police officer just wasn’t the fit for him that he initially thought it’d be. From there we unpack why he decided going to college wasn’t for him, and how these days, with YouTube and ‘Masterclasses’ held everywhere for free or near free, he believes he made a very smart decision.

So, it’s about that time to grab your favorite ice-cold beverage, click that play button, and tune in to this week’s edition of the #RockstarsRocking podcast.

Episode Highlights:

  • Almost becoming a police officer
  • Purposely trying to fail the policy academy entrance exam
  • His decision to not go to college
  • How not attending college, both helped and hindered him
  • Is a college degree really considered a ‘must,’ to succeed in business and in life?
  • Founding ‘BenefitsTV’
  • Working on an episode of “To Catch A Predator”

So, I only have one question for you…? 

Are you ready to rock…?!

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