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CEO Insights is a production of Pepperdine University that spotlights the life and contributions of prominent business leaders. In this episode, CEO Insights features Ed Hogan, who founded Pleasant Holidays with his wife, Lynn, and grew the business to approximately $500 million annually. Hogan discusses how he got started in the travel industry, what it means to have “conspicuosity,” and his secrets to success. Since selling Pleasant Holidays, LLC, to the Auto Club of Southern California, he stays busy serving as Chairman of the non-profit Hogan Family Foundation, Pleasant Travel Service, Pleasant Aircraft Leasing, Royal Lahaina Development Company, and Royal Lahaina and Royal Kona resorts. Following his philosophy of “Courage, Compassion and Commitment,” Hogan continues to be a well-known figure in the travel industry, as the companies he founded continue to grow.