Something You Should Know about Entrepreneurship

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

Start A Business In 12 Weeks

November 3, 2015


Interview with Holly Hurd, author of the book Venture Mom: From Idea to Income in Just 12 Weeks




Mike Carruthers:
Technology has made it possible for just about anybody to start a business today.


Holly Hurd:
And you can do it in 12 weeks. I’ve interviewed 200 women who have started a business with no business plan and very little startup capital.


Holly Hurd

The Silo Effect

September 15, 2015


Interview with Gillian Tett, author of the book The Silo Effect: The Peril of Expertise and the Promise of Breaking Down Barriers




Mike Carruthers:
There’s something in our personal and our professional culture today called the silo effect.


Gillian Tett:
Today’s bureaucracies are often so fragmented that the right hand doesn’t know what the left hand is doing. The fundamental problem that comes from that is that bright people do really, really dumb things.

Gillian Tett

Entrepreneurship - Part 2

July 17, 2015


Interview with Jay Samit, author of the book Disrupt You!: Master Personal Transformation, Seize Opportunity, and Thrive in the Era of Endless Innovation




Mike Carruthers:
It seems like everybody wants to be an entrepreneur today - and why not?


Jay Samit:
Entrepreneurs are just problem solvers. You have problems in your life; if your life has a ton of problems you have a wealth of opportunity.


Jay Samit


July 16, 2015


Interview with Jay Samit, author of the book Disrupt You!: Master Personal Transformation, Seize Opportunity, and Thrive in the Era of Endless Innovation




Mike Carruthers:
Could you create the next big business success? It may not be as farfetched as you think.


Jay Samit:
We’re now all walking around with a mobile phone we are one click away from 6 billion people. You only have to be right for a nanosecond to suddenly make huge fortunes.


Jay Samit

Making Ideas A Reality - Part 2

June 16, 2015


Interview with Tina Seelig, author of the book Insight Out: Get Ideas Out of Your Head and Into the World




Mike Carruthers:
If you ever get an idea for a product or service and it seems most of us do your next step is to do something to make it real.


Tina Seelig:
The only way to bring your ideas to life is to get other people involved. Now this is getting other people involved to fund your venture, to join your team, to buy your product - and this requires your ability to inspire other people.


Tina Seelig

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