10 Insights to Own Your Future | Paul B. Brown

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A former writer and editor of Business Week, Financial World, Forbes, and Inc., Brown is the author or co-author of more than a dozen books, including Sweat Equity: What it really takes to best small companies in America (with Geoffrey N. Smith) and The Map of Innovation (with Kevin O'Connor.)

Paul also conceived and wrote Creating a Winner: The real secrets of successful marketing which was the winner of the American Film Institute's award for best business program.

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10 Insights to Own Your Future | Paul B. Brown

  1. 1. Powered by insights from Paul B. Brown
  2. 2. This presentation consists of highlights from the interview with Moe Abdou, founder & host of 33voices®.
  3. 3. Paul B. Brown A former writer and editor of Business Week, Financial World, Forbes, and Inc., Brown is the author or co-author of more than a dozen books, including Sweat Equity: What it really takes to best small companies in America (with Geoffrey N. Smith) and The Map of Innovation (with Kevin O’Connor.) Paul also conceived and wrote Creating a Winner: The real secrets of successful market- ing which was the winner of the American Film Institute’s award for best business program. @FromPaulBBrown
  4. 4. 1 If Autonomy, Mastery and Purpose is what fuels your motivation, then taking control of your future is the only way you’ll get ahead in modern society.
  5. 5. 2 Got an idea that’s inspiring you? Think like an entrepreneur and:
  6. 6. 2 Got an idea that’s inspiring you? Think like an entrepreneur and: Act - by taking a small step
  7. 7. 2 Got an idea that’s inspiring you? Think like an entrepreneur and: Build - an MVP (Minimum Viable Product) prototype
  8. 8. 2 Got an idea that’s inspiring you? Think like an entrepreneur and: Learn - by talking to your customers
  9. 9. 2 Got an idea that’s inspiring you? Think like an entrepreneur and: Repeat - by taking a smarter next step
  10. 10. 3 Before acting on your next idea, ask these four questions:
  11. 11. 3 Before acting on your next idea, ask these four questions: If it’s feasible, is it within the realm of reality?
  12. 12. 3 Before acting on your next idea, ask these four questions: Can I do it, is it feasible for me?
  13. 13. 3 Before acting on your next idea, ask these four questions: Is it worth doing? Is there a market for it?
  14. 14. 3 Before acting on your next idea, ask these four questions: Do I want to do it?
  15. 15. 4 Next time fear grabs a hold of you, remember this from Lao Tzu: There’s no illusion greater than fear.
  16. 16. 5 When enrolling your initial customers, opt not to sell them your idea, and be deliberate to help them co-create it with you.
  17. 17. 5 When enrolling your initial customers, opt not to sell them your idea, and be deliberate to help them co-create it with you.
  18. 18. 6 Don’t be fooled into thinking that you’re smarter than your customer. They’re your most useful source of information. Engage and reward them.
  19. 19. 7 Successful entrepreneurs are great risk managers. they minimize it by taking small steps, not huge leaps.
  20. 20. 8 Your network is your net worth. Try never to be the smartest person in the room; and if you are, find a different room.
  21. 21. 9 Business builders simplify their lives by not separating their personal from their business to-do list; they manage just one.
  22. 22. 10 “Until you make the effort to get to know someone or something, you don’t know anything.” - Ben Horowitz
  23. 23. What do you do when you don’t know what to do? REALLY REFLECT...
  24. 24. Connect WITH US! Tell us what you think Chase@33voices.com

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