Finding Success in Failure has been a personal journey of a book, and I am proud to be producing it as an audiobook. Today’s podcast gives you a free sample from the audiobook which will be available on Amazon, Audible and Apple.
Dr Sean Wise, author of the new book Startup Opportunities: Know When to Quit Your Day Job, professor of entrepreneurship and innovation for the Ryerson University Entrepreneurship Program, producer of the Canadian entrepreneurship show The Naked Entrepreneur TV and consultant for Dragons’ Den (like the Shark Tank) is an expert at entrepreneurship and we are […]
Espree is very honest about her fears of asking for money in this show and we discuss ways to manage and conquer that fear. In the pre-show, Lucas and Eliot discuss Tony Robbins and wonder if he has any fears before his big talks. Tony Robbins just interviewed some of the worlds top money managers […]
Some founders seem to be able to handle the ups and downs of running startups easier than others. What’s their secret? In a word: perspective. Founders who have been around the block know the difference between things that they need to worry about and things they don’t. They also have strategies to manage their own […]
How do you come up with great startup ideas? It is often excruciatingly hard. It is a time of self-doubt and introspection, and often you are concerned that people aren’t giving you honest or constructive feedback. The truth is, unless you have had practice, your idea probably does suck and people really aren’t giving you honest […]
Have you heard of the one where you throw an entrepreneur off a 50 story building? His investor checks in with him at every floor to see how things are going. “49th floor, everything’s great … 48th floor, great view … 47th floor, gaining great speed … 46th floor, couldn’t be better …” There is […]
This week I am excerpting a chapter from The Craftsman Founder Manifesto. Fear There is a siren’s song inside all founders that can lead you into the rocky cliffs of depression. It’s an inner voice that frequently says mean and terrible things. It’s an inner bully. You might think: “You are too stupid to start […]
Being a startup founder is hard enough, but making common mistakes can often lead to total disaster. Here are some common things to look out for: Stop drinking your own kool-aid. – If you are not brutally honest with yourself, you can’t make informed decisions that will truly improve your company. You will hide behind excuses […]