Question: What is your advice for entrepreneurs?
Richard Branson: I think the most important thing about running a company is to remember all the time what a company is. A company is simply a group of people. And as a leader of people you have to be a great listener and you have to be a great motivator. You have to be very good at praising and looking for the best in people. People are no different from flowers. If you water flowers they flourish, if you praise people they flourish. And that is a critical attribute of a leader.
Question: What has been the most difficult part about running Virgin?
Richard Branson: There is a very thin dividing line between success and failure. Most people who set off in business without financial backing they fail at some times in their lives. I've only just stayed at the right side of that dividing line. For instance, just after... You know we had a record company. I was fed up...
This is old but still very very good
Warren Buffett, chairman of Berkshire Hathaway and Bill Gates, Microsoft founder and CEO, treated business students at the University of Washington to a rare public dialogue.
The funny, philosophical and personal conversation between these two business leaders and unlikely friends focused on the things most important to them. Buffett and Gates share an extraordinary appreciation of the qualities that matter most, in work and in life.
He's an American businessman, investor, self-help author, motivational speaker and radio personality.
He's the founder of the Rich Dad Company.
He has an estimated net worth of $80 million.
He's Robert Kiyosaki and here are his Top 10 Rules for Success.
1. Experience makes you smarter
A fourth-generation Japanese American, Kiyosaki was born and raised in Hilo, Hawaii.
2. The more you give, the more you receive
After graduating from Hilo High School in 1965, Kiyosaki attended the United States Merchant Marine Academy in New York.
3. Change the way you think
After graduating from college in New York, Kiyosaki began his career by taking a job with Standard Oil's tanker office. He resigned after 6 months to join the Marine Corps.
He served in the Marine Corps as a helicopter gunship pilot during the Vietnam War in 1972, where he was awarded the Air Medal.
5. Hard times bring new opportunities
Kiyosaki was honorably discharged from the Marine Corps in June 1974. He then joined Xerox...
1) Jeff Bezos - Amazon - 0:00
2) Steve Jobs - Apple - 0:12
3) Pierre Omidyar - eBay - 0:33
4) Michael Dell - Dell - 0:59
5) Sergey Brin - Google 1:16
6) Biz Stone - Twitter 1:35
7) Gary Vaynerchuk - Wine Library 1:50
8) Daniel Ek - Spotify - 1:58
9) Kevin Rose - Digg, Tiiny - 2:29
10) James Altucher - 'Choose Yourself' - 2:55
11) Robert Greene - 'Mastery' - 3:21
12) Guy Kawasaki - Apple - 3:35
13) Steve Wozniak - Apple - 4:06
14) Mark Cuban - Broadcast - 4:26
15) Sam Altman - Loopt - 5:01
16) Tony Fadell - Nest - 5:12
17) Danae Ringelmann -Indiegogo - 5:26
18) Simon Sinek - 'Start With Why' - 5:46
19) Seth Godin - Marketing guru - 6:25
20) Evan Williams - Blogger, Twitter, Medium - 6:52
21) Reid Hoffman - LinkedIn - 7:13
22) Jack Dorsey - Twitter, Square - 7:45
23) Kevin Systrom - Instagram - 8:08
24) Drew Houston - DropBox - 8:34
25) Brian Chesky - Airbnb - 8:53
26) Peter Thiel - PayPal - 9:04
27) Elon Musk - Tesla, SpaceX - 9:14
28) Alan Schaaf - Imgur - 9:36
29) Chris Sacca -...
Today I want to talk to you about the dumbest mistakes I made my first year as an entrepreneur.
As I was making a list of all of the dumb mistakes I made, I realized that this episode could have lasted six, seven, or even eight hours, but instead of covering all of them, I'll just share the 12 dumbest mistakes I made my first year as an entrepreneur.
#1: I Almost Quit - 0:22
#2: Trying to Become CEO Too Early - 0:49
#3 Trying to Take Advice from Too Many People - 3:16
#4: Not Knowing How to Ask for Advice - 5:22
#5: Forcing Vs. Influencing - 7:08
#6: Living the Dream Too Early - 8:21
#7 Trying to Sell Too Many Products as an Entrepreneur - 9:54
#8 Thinking I Knew it All - 14:01
#9: Partying Too Hard - 16:07
#10: Acting Like a Boss Instead of an Employee - 18:49
#11: Not Having a Schedule - 20:16
#12: Not Knowing the Value of a Business Plan - 20:59
Those were the 12 dumbest mistakes I made -- there were a lot more! Comment at the bottom to let me know the biggest mistakes you've made, and if...
My name is Dean Grycan. I’m the Internet Sales Manager for Cardboard Legends in Van Nuys, California. When I was 13 years old, I rented a small space at the back of a used bookstore and sold hockey cards in Canada. I was making money selling these small pieces of cardboard.
The owner of the store, Mike Sablow, was doing the same thing down here and when I moved down here I partnered with him and we started Cardboard Legends, basically a neighborhood card shop. We had baseball cards, kids would come in and spend their weekly allowance and, that’s how it started. Then, as the industry evolved and sports memorabilia kind of took off, we evolved to sports photographs and baseballs and stuff like that. And it’s really expanded into kind of a worldwide memorabilia business. We’ve seen some absolutely gorgeous cards. I mean, cards signed by, Michael Jordan, LeBron James, Julius Erving, triple signed.
Joe Montana, Troy Aikman, Joe Namath, unbelievable stuff.