An entrepreneur isn’t an entrepreneur no matter how many businesses they try to build or how many startups they have a hand in. Entrepreneurs are built, too, and it’s a step too often skipped.
Today’s guest, Ash Maurya, founder of LeanStack, knows all about entrepreneurship. He also knows from personal experience what happens when you don’t build that skillset first. He’ll also be the first to tell you that the tools available to help you become a better entrepreneur aren’t readily available, especially when it comes to ideas and business plans. Discover:
If you’re interested in a simple, flexible way to build a business, or how to know when you’ve got an idea worth pursuing, you don’t want to miss this episode.
At 4:00 – How to write a book using the lean startup method, and make yourself a thought leader in the process.
At 8:00 – Ash describes how his lean startup method goes a step further than its predecessors, and how it simplifies the process.
At 12:30 – Ash explains why the LeanCanvas method is something anyone can do; you don’t have to be a software designer like he is to use it.
At 17:00 – There’s lean startups, running lean, and now, Ash has a new book called Scaling Lean. Find out what that means for growing businesses.
At 21:00 – Ash explains why his passion lies in lean startups, and how he strives to build entrepreneurs instead of businesses.
Stop. Take a breath. What are you grateful for, right now? What brings you happiness?
Can’t think of anything more meaningful than ‘my family,’ or ‘I’m alive?’
You’re not trying hard enough, according to UJ Ramdas, co-creator of the Five Minute Journal phenomenon. You’ve probably already heard of the Five Minute Journal. But you might not have heard or considered how you can take the happiness and gratitude you cultivate in the journal and apply it to productivity and successful businesses. Discover:
Want to create the kind of happiness that scales? Don’t miss this episode of Business Reimagined.
At 4:00 – UJ talks about what he calls the ‘toothbrush for your mind,’ and explains how to live a happier and more engaged life.
At 9:00 – UJ turns the tables on Danny, asking several piercing questions about Danny’s life and happiness.
At 15:00 – Danny and UJ discuss different ways people use the 5 Minute Journal, including discussing it with loved ones and logging emotions, to supercharge the effectiveness.
At 21:00 – UJ explains the new product his company has produced, aimed at aligning values and business to heighten productivity, and make it scale with happiness.
At 25:00 – UJ reveals how happiness doesn’t scale with money, and he shares his thoughts on how it DOES scale.
Ever been to McDonald’s? What if I told you there were masters of customer experience? You’d probably laugh me through those golden arches. But Joey Coleman, today’s guest on Business Reimagined, believes they’re doing something very right.
Only one thing, though: their French fries. Admit it. You’ve at least heard about people’s obsession with the fried feast of potatoes.
It’s not about the customer service you receive. It’s about the experience you have at McDonald’s that sets it apart from the rest. So how can you take this strategy and apply it to the real world of getting customers and keeping them? Joey Coleman discusses:
If you want to create a customer experience your competitors and peers can’t touch, then you don’t want to miss this episode with Joey Coleman.
At 5:00 – Joey explains in three minutes what the first 100 days process is and how to get customer relationships right.
At 10:00 – A lot of businesses drop the ball, and Joey talks about the most common mistakes they make.
At 13:00 – Joey explains how the phases he described work in practice and process for many types of businesses.
At 18:00 – Joey addresses how to provide enough support to the variety of customers you will have without being too detailed for some, and not giving enough to others.
At 20:00 – Some customers buy, but never USE the product, which means less good reviews for a business owner. Joey explains the unusual way he encourages customers to use the product after the sale.
I’m sure you’ve heard of the shoe company, Zappos, and their amazing workplace culture. They have a popcorn machine in the lobby. Does that mean you should get a popcorn machine, too?
Is creating culture really that simple?
Yes and no, according to the man who helped Zappos pioneer their corporate culture training, Robert Richman. Today, he talks about what makes a great company culture, not JUST for existing companies, but those that are a single person scaling up. Discover:
Whether you’re an established entrepreneur or one who’s about to start scaling, culture is something you need to latch onto now. Don’t miss this episode!
At 7:00 – Culture is about way more than a notebook of tactics, and Robert talks about ‘game changers’ as simple as a popcorn machine and as sweeping as company meetings.
At 12:00 – Robert gives 2 tips for instant change in your company, even (and especially) if you’re a solopreneur.
At 14:00 – Danny and Robert address the issue of firing people who seem hard to replace, and the benefit of getting rid of what doesn’t work at a company, even people.
At 16:00 – Robert calls out managers who are habitually late for meetings, and explains how that kills culture in a company.
At 22:00 – Robert goes into detail about how new entrepreneurs can and should create culture from day one, and why it can be a challenge for distributed companies.
Entrepreneurs come in all shapes and sizes. You’ve got those who were born to it and others who had incredible mentors. The stars seemed to align for them. Then there are some who have to fight and hustle for every bit of ground they gain. It feels like no one cares about their dreams or passions, and no one is there to help or guide them.
Are YOU a ‘foster child’ of the entrepreneurial world?
Today’s guest, Anthony Trucks, was a REAL foster child, and he defied the statistics. Not only did he become a NFL football player, but he also went on to become a successful entrepreneur. He teaches other people to ‘trust their hustle,’ and how to get through the loneliness and hardships they face when stepping into the entrepreneurial ring. Discover:
If you’ve ever felt alone in the entrepreneurial world, maybe even abused by people who were supposed to help you, you need to hear this episode. Anthony brings an amazing perspective to people with big dreams who may not have all the ‘right resources’ to accomplish them.