Something You Should Know about Entrepreneurship

Business Success

July 19, 2016


Interview with Christopher Lochhead, author of the book Play Bigger




Mike Carruthers:
Businesses that succeed often do so by creating entire new categories of business.


Christopher Lochhead:

Sara Blakely who’s the founder of Spanx; she didn’t say this is underwear 2.0 she said it’s a new category called shapewear.

Christopher Lochhead

Starting A Successful New Business

May 17, 2016


Interview with Michael Glauser, author of the book Main Street Entrepreneur




 Mike Carruthers:
Staring your own business sounds like a great idea but what kind of business should you start?


Michael Glauser:
You really have to create a product or a service that is missing or that you can do better than someone else. And you have to willing to put in the time and the energy and that carries you through the difficult times that you will for sure face.

Michael Glauser

Elements Of Innovation

April 21, 2016


Interview with Hal Gregersen, co-author of the book The Innovator's DNA: Mastering the Five Skills of Disruptive Innovators




Mike Carruthers:
One way to discover how great innovators create their ideas is to ask them.


Hal Gregersen:
So we met with people like Jeff Bezos at Amazon and asked how did he get this great idea that turned into a company called Amazon.

Hal Gregersen

Taking Risks

February 29, 2016


Interview with Kayt Sukel, author of the book The Art of Risk: The New Science of Courage, Caution, and Chance




Mike Carruthers:
We tend to look at risk taking in an extreme way.


Kayt Sukel:
It’s either this is a very good thing that’s going to bring us money and prestige and power and the girl. Or it’s this bad thing that’s going to kill us off or have us live penny less and alone.

Kayt Sukel

What It Takes To Be An Entrepreneur

February 12, 2016


Interview with Peter Sheahan, author of the book Making It Happen: Turning Good Ideas Into Great Results




Mike Carruthers:
Not to burst your entrepreneurial bubble but if you have a great idea for the next big thing just remember…


Peter Sheahan:
The world doesn’t need any new ideas there’s plenty of ideas out there. The real value is created with the person that does have the business smarts to execute on it.


Peter Sheahan

Do's & Don'ts Of Entrepreneurship

January 27, 2016


Interview with John Bradberry, author of the book 6 Secrets to Startup Success: How to Turn Your Entrepreneurial Passion into a Thriving Business




Mike Carruthers:
In order to be a successful entrepreneur the conventional wisdom is you have to have passion for your idea.


John Bradberry:
And what I’ve found Mike is that passion, as important as it is to getting a business off the ground, is also the very thing that can lead new founders astray.

John Bradberry

How To Be More Innovative

December 28, 2015


Interview with Patrick J. Howie, author of the book The Evolution of Revolutions: How We Create, Shape, and React to Change




Mike Carruthers:
If you really want your new ideas to be succeed it's important to understand the 3 phases of innovation.


Patrick J. Howie:
The 1st stage is sort of the natural phase of resistance; every innovation no matter how sort of compelling it is (especially to the innovator) is going to see resistance.


Patrick J. Howie

Characteristics Of Success

December 18, 2015


Interview with Robert Jordan, author of the book How They Did It: Billion Dollar Insights from the Heart of America




Mike Carruthers:
When you look at very successful business people you find that all of them have risked and failed on their way to success.


Robert Jordan:
And that sounds obvious but some of them pointed out most of us tend to avoid failure - and none of these people avoided failure.

Robert Jordan

Is Passion Necessary For Success?

December 1, 2015


Interview with Scott A. Shane, author of the book The Illusions of Entrepreneurship: The Costly Myths That Entrepreneurs, Investors, and Policy Makers Live By




Mike Carruthers:
Passion - it's often described as a necessary trait of an entrepreneur.


Scott A Shane:
Having some passion will certainly help but passion doesn't make the difference between being successful and not being successful. I'll give you an example of this…

Scott A. Shane

How To Come Up With Great Ideas

November 18, 2015


Interview with Steven Johnson, author of the book Where Good Ideas Come From: The Natural History of Innovation




Mike Carruthers:
Where do great ideas come from? There’s a tendency to believe they just pop into people’s heads, however…


Steven Johnson:
Those kinds of sudden moments of illumination are actually, almost never really happen.


Steven Johnson

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