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Seth Godin's Startup School: Episode 3

I have been offline for most of the past week because my hard drive died for the second time this year.  I just got my computer back today, and I am excited to start posting my story again.   In this post, I am going to continue my notes on Seth Godin’s Startup School.  However, I am no longer going to merely post my notes, but I am going to apply his advice to my business.  I would recommend listening to these podcasts because they really get you thinking about your business idea, and the things you must do to be successful.   Episode 3 - Creating a Sales Funnel and Creating Scarcity One of Seth’s most powerful moments in...

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New Podcast and Seth Godin's Startup School Episode 2

My third podcast episode is live!  In this episode, I interview the very busy and inspiring, Lindsay Hadley.  She is not only the founder and CEO of Hadley Consulting, but also somehow found time to Co-Found Time Machine, which is an app that allows you to support charity campaigns for your favorite causes.  Lindsay is extremely passionate about making the world a better place and has helped various non-profits raise money through music festivals.  Lindsay has organized music festivals in Australia, New York, and Utah.  You can find this new podcast here  Please share this podcast with your friends and colleagues! In regards to my workday yesterday, I spent a lot of the day researching and emailing additional individuals...

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Seth Godin's Startup School

I recently found Seth Godin's Startup School podcast series.  This podcast series has incredible information for anyone who has considered starting a business.  The podcast series is fifteen episodes.  I am going to post my notes from each episode over the next couple of weeks.  Below is my summary of Episode 1 - Freelancer or Entrepreneur.  Episode 1 - Freelancer or Entrepreneur As a contractor/freelancer, you work for yourself, and you only make money when you work.  In contrast, if you are an entrepreneur, you work for yourself, but you also have the potential to start a business that makes money while you sleep.  The job of an entrepreneur is to build a system that can scale.  You must have discipline to...

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Creative Collaborative - Jonathan Johnson

Last night I attended Creative Collaborative.  I had a really fun time catching up with friends, such as, Stately Type, Old Home Love, and Stephanie Hock Art.  I also met Phil Jackson, this really cool artist, not the basketball coach.   Tonight Jonathan E. Johnson III spoke.  He is the’s chairman and he is also running for Utah Governor.  His presentation covered some problems that Overstock solved in getting to 1.5 billion in revenue.  As a fellow recovering attorney, it was exciting to see another individual who has been able to exit the legal world and have a successful career.  My notes from his presentation are below: When You Can Solve Problems for Two Groups of People You have...

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Podcast Launch

I am really excited to finally have my podcast uploaded on iTunes!  You can find my podcast, Entrepreneur Stories, here.  Just getting my podcast up on iTunes took a lot of time, and I am still waiting on Stitcher to approve my podcast.  Currently, there are two episodes that are uploaded.   In the first episode, I interview Nate Quigley, the CEO and Co-Founder of Chatbooks.  Nate’s entrepreneurial journey started as a teenager doing “dirty, sweaty jobs” with his buddies during the summer, such as mowing lawns, sealing driveways, and cleaning up garbage.  Since his teenage years, Nate has gone on to be a part of two separate startups that have since been acquired.  Now, he is in midst of...

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