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“Inventing a Better Mousetrap: It’s all in
Perspective”

Worthington Renaissance Hotel
Fort Worth, Texas
1//12/13 11am-12p...
I’m here today to take you on an evolutionary journey of what’s
really possible by thinking big…and starting small. It’s a...
The odds of success:
•
•
•
•

1 in 50 ideas becomes a business
1 in 20 that are funded see an initial public offering (IPO...
So, what is it that helps us stay focused on success?

Let’s talk about the intangible side of what it takes for an
invent...
3 lessons I’ve learned about ‘perspective’
for entrepreneurial success
• You are capable of more than you might think.
• Y...
You are capable of more than you might think
• Research shows that if you think you are
lucky, you will be [Happiness Hypo...
You must know where you fit

• Finding out where one ‘fits in’ can be the
most difficult questions in life aside from
how ...
You must know when to say no
• Saying ‘no’ can be more critical to success than saying ‘yes.’
• Research shows that the mo...
Today I operate my business by building on these three lessons
I’ve learned over time. I hope they’re a benefit to you too...
Connect with Me

@kariwblock
KariWarbergBlock
www.earth-kind.com

#USASBE2014
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Inventing a Better Mousetrap: It’s All in Perspective

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Entrepreneur Kari Block shares the 3 lessons she's learned about ‘perspective’ for entrepreneurial success.

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Inventing a Better Mousetrap: It’s All in Perspective

  1. 1. “Inventing a Better Mousetrap: It’s all in Perspective” Worthington Renaissance Hotel Fort Worth, Texas 1//12/13 11am-12pm
  2. 2. I’m here today to take you on an evolutionary journey of what’s really possible by thinking big…and starting small. It’s all in the perspective! -Albert Einstein @kariwblock #USASBE2014
  3. 3. The odds of success: • • • • 1 in 50 ideas becomes a business 1 in 20 that are funded see an initial public offering (IPO) 1 in 20 that are public achieve 1 billion in revenue. 30 companies reach 1 billion in revenues each year (10 yr. avg) [Standard & Poors Compustat, blueprint analysis: Blueprint to a Billion; David G. Thomson] @kariwblock #USASBE2014
  4. 4. So, what is it that helps us stay focused on success? Let’s talk about the intangible side of what it takes for an inventor to successfully bring a product or service idea to market, turn it into a category leader, and—from that—build a sustainable company that continues to financially outperform others. @kariwblock #USASBE2014
  5. 5. 3 lessons I’ve learned about ‘perspective’ for entrepreneurial success • You are capable of more than you might think. • You must know where you fit. • You must know when to say no. @kariwblock #USASBE2014
  6. 6. You are capable of more than you might think • Research shows that if you think you are lucky, you will be [Happiness Hypothesis] • When one continually questions ‘what’s possible’, anything's possible! “Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing it is stupid.” - Albert Einstein @kariwblock #USASBE2014
  7. 7. You must know where you fit • Finding out where one ‘fits in’ can be the most difficult questions in life aside from how do I get there? • In business, it’s finding your niche, and pushing forward with all the energy and resources you’ve got. @kariwblock #USASBE2014
  8. 8. You must know when to say no • Saying ‘no’ can be more critical to success than saying ‘yes.’ • Research shows that the most financially successful people spend time doing only the two things they do best • Knowing when to say ‘no’ becomes easy with the right framework @kariwblock #USASBE2014
  9. 9. Today I operate my business by building on these three lessons I’ve learned over time. I hope they’re a benefit to you too! • You are capable of more than you might think. • You must know where you fit. • You must know when to say no. @kariwblock #USASBE2014
  10. 10. Connect with Me @kariwblock KariWarbergBlock www.earth-kind.com #USASBE2014

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