Keith Roberts talks about key failures that have driven him to success.

Keith Roberts has been running an interactive agency in Denver for 16 years and been a part of Denver’s creative community for many years before that. In this talk Keith talks about the key failures that have driven his career, and how failure has played a vital role in the lives of others as well.

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Keith Roberts has always been an unorthodox thinker. He started Zenman out of his living room in 1998 as a way to drive more business as a photographer. What happened over the course of the next 15 years, nobody including Keith could have predicted. He graduated from the Brooks Institute of Photography in 1995 with a degree in Industrial Scientific Photography and a minor in Undersea Photography. Keith’s approach to both photography and design directly reflect his personal “Zen” philosophy that mirrors the Golden Rule; treat your clients as you would want to be treated and success will follow. His clients are his friends and his employees are his family, both literally and figuratively. Josh Roberts (Keith’s brother) and Tom Horak (Keith’s best friend) were Zenman’s first two employees, and both remain part of the Zenman family to this day. Since the living room days, Zenman has expanded dramatically, helping over 400 clients in 15 years. Keith’s passion for the arts and his community is tantamount to his business, as is apparent from his work with local non-profit organizations. Anyone who has had a chance to sit down with Keith can speak to his professionalism and his character, and he will be the first to admit that he is constantly working to improve upon both. This attitude is responsible for much of Zenman’s success, and one of the primary reasons the company continues to flourish and grow.

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