Learn from history's greatest entrepreneurs. Every week I read a biography of an entrepreneur and find ideas you can use in your work. This quote explains why: "There are thousands of years of history in which lots and lots of very smart people worked very hard and ran all types of experiments on how to create new businesses, invent new technology, new ways to manage etc. They ran these experiments throughout their entire lives. At some point, somebody put these lessons down in a book. For very little money and a few hours of time, you can learn from someone’s accumulated experience. There is so much more to learn from the past than we often realize. You could productively spend your time reading experiences of great people who have come before and you learn every time." —Marc Andreessen
#328 Tom Murphy (Buffett's favorite manager)
What I learned from reading The Outsiders: Eight Unconventional CEOs and Their Radically Rational Blueprint for Success by William Thorndike.
#327 Ted Turner
What I learned from reading Ted Turner's Autobiography.
#326 Anna Wintour
What I learned from reading Anna: The Biography by Amy Odell.
#325 Larry Gagosian (Billionaire Art Dealer)
What I learned from reading How Larry Gagosian Reshaped The Art World by Patrick Radden Keefe.
#324 John D. Rockefeller (38 Letters Rockefeller Wrote to His Son)
What I learned from reading The 38 Letters from J.D. Rockefeller to His Son by John D. Rockefeller.
What I learned from reading Bloomberg by Michael Bloomberg.
David’s bagged the entrepreneurial elephant.
The insight one can glean from communication on Founder’s podcast episodes can be returned to over years of time without narrowing one’s paradigm. Please do yourself a favor and invest in his Ask Me Anything verbal cliff notes (because it IS an investment 😏!).
I’ll be attending his next Webster Hall like event (because it IS an investment 😏!).
Mason, J. in Atlanta
As a woman founder of Titan Strategic Communications and The Being Center I am seeking more stories and mentors about WOMEN Founders. It’s tiring to only see men, men, men and it’s deflating to women entrepreneurs.
I was skeptical at first of how much value this would really add (just based on the premise) but this quickly shot up to my most listened podcast. It seems like every episode is a goldmine that’s the rare intersection of both entertaining and applicable.