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Entrepreneur Weekly

May 6, 2020

When Businessman, Entrepreneur, USAF Combat Veteran, Candidate for Montana CSI, and WildRye Distilling Partner, Troy Downing, heard about the attack on the World Trade Centers after returning from a hunting trip in 2001, he was faced with a decision. Was he to go back to his entrepreneurial life, or step up and put his skills to use in the military? We learn how Troy’s experience in the military turned him into the man he is today, and get a very important business tip: learn to pivot and step up in times of crisis. We also chat with New York Times Best Selling Author & Entrepreneur, Randy Garn, about how he met Troy Downing and what makes him so inspiring. Randy also discusses why making sure your team is in complete alignment is absolutely essential for running a business. Tune in to learn more. 


  • [00:00:00] Where Was Troy Downing on 9/11?
  • [00:05:40] Inspired by Tragedy
  • [00:11:30] Remove Failure as an Option
  • [00:18:21] Pivot in Times of Crisis and Succeed
  • [00:26:59] Troy Downing is a True American Hero
  • [00:33:21] Why Team Alignment is Critical!