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Ecommerce strategy, news commentary, and leadership inspiration for the post-2020 online economy. Rick Wilson, C.E.O. of Miva Inc., leads a freewheeling bi-monthly discussion with ecommerce professionals from every corner of the business. From SMB to enterprise, entrepreneurial startup to 100,000 SKU manufacturer-brand... Rick and guests explore the core concepts which drive success for all sellers.

Dragonproof Ecommerce Rick Wilson

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Ecommerce strategy, news commentary, and leadership inspiration for the post-2020 online economy. Rick Wilson, C.E.O. of Miva Inc., leads a freewheeling bi-monthly discussion with ecommerce professionals from every corner of the business. From SMB to enterprise, entrepreneurial startup to 100,000 SKU manufacturer-brand... Rick and guests explore the core concepts which drive success for all sellers.

    Work Culture in 2021 - Chaos or Competitive Advantage?

    Work Culture in 2021 - Chaos or Competitive Advantage?

    The dust has somewhat settled after the U.S. business community’s dramatic shift to remote work last year, and for now, it is clear that the changes have stuck. In this episode, Rick Wilson connects the concept of healthy internal work culture to the viability of that business in a constantly changing external world. Part 4 of his series exploring principle-driven business strategies for the modern entrepreneur.

    • 10 min
    Why Principled Passion Drives Every Successful Business

    Why Principled Passion Drives Every Successful Business

    The silver bullet of ecommerce strategy is simple: Figure out what problem you’re solving, and then make sure you have people to solve it for. The trick, as Rick Wilson argues on this episode of the Dragonproof Pod, is to have personal, principled passion for both. Whether you are trailblazing new products or refining existing projects, your choices must be dictated by more than market research. 3rd in a series of “Dragonproof Principles” for entrepreneurs.

    • 21 min
    The Noble Entrepreneur - What it takes to create a business

    The Noble Entrepreneur - What it takes to create a business

    The nature of entrepreneurship in the digital era is a story of nonstop change. Industry legends and business modalities from just a few years ago are already dated, as the currency of the online economy has moved from logistics to attention to influence. Yet there are core principles which transcend the trends of the day for any true entrepreneur. Rick Wilson describes what it takes to successfully launch a business and shepherd it through inevitable ups and downs on the way to sustainable success.

    • 20 min
    The War on Entrepreneurship - Finding opportunity in a world of dragons

    The War on Entrepreneurship - Finding opportunity in a world of dragons

    Rick Wilson’s 2019 book “Dragonproof” broke down the inner workings of ecommerce for online sellers who found themselves facing an unbeatable foe in Amazon. Now, Rick is launching a new book project which transforms lessons from the first 20 years of ecommerce into core principles for successful business, leadership, and personal happiness. This audio episode workshops one of the key themes of the book - the rapidly changing nature of entrepreneurship and the strategic opportunities which always follo

    • 19 min
    The 2021 Labor Crisis - A Competitive Advantage for Online Businesses?

    The 2021 Labor Crisis - A Competitive Advantage for Online Businesses?

    Excess jobs plus stagnant worker participation means a labor crisis for 2021 businesses. For many workers, the Covid era has been a gut check on which jobs are worth risks and pay - and the ecommerce industry is ready to offer an alternative. Rick Wilson explores why remote, digital, flexible jobs connected to online selling are the new frontier for the labor market.

    • 14 min
    Summer Camp For Billionaires

    Summer Camp For Billionaires

    Last week, 300+ leaders of business gathered in Sun Valley, Idaho for an annual summit where handshake deals set the agenda for all U.S. businesses. Rick Wilson unpacks the 3 key issues being talked about, and how these matters will affect entrepreneurship at every level. Amid the oversized wealth and power at the event, there are inherent blind spots which will benefit small businesses by allowing new disruptions to arise.

    • 12 min

Customer Reviews

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8 Ratings

8 Ratings

ColderICE ,

Rick is a Ecom Yoda

This show is full or wisdom and understanding that can ONLY come from experience. Having a background from the early days of Ecommerce while keeping up to date and current is the best combination to possess.

Rick is a wealth of knowledge and industry maven, its great to listen and learn with Dragonproof podcast…This ROCKS!

Aaron&Laura ,

Great Conversational Tone

Really good conversation on e-commerce. Enjoyed the conversations on different company examples. A must listen if you are interested in the e-commerce platform and some of the theories around successes and failures.

Jakeobs ,

Extremely interesting and informative

I’ve known Rick Wilson for 40 years this year (he and I grew up together in the OC) and even way back then, he had a head for business unlike anybody that I’ve ever known. And although I don’t know very much about e-commerce, I enjoy listening to Rick discuss it on his podcast. Highly recommended.

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