8 04, 2020

David vs Goliath Story – Why You Need to Change the Rules as a Startup Founder Underdog – 054

2020-04-14T10:23:19+00:00

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_B--nIrv7zQ David vs Goliath Story - Why You Need to Change the Rules as a Startup Founder. The world has been turned upside down for business and we are probably never going back to the normal because of COVID-19. That is why, as an entrepreneur, you need to change the rules of the game and approach this situation in the same way that David faced Goliath by using an unconventional strategy to face and defeat the giant. In this [...]

David vs Goliath Story – Why You Need to Change the Rules as a Startup Founder Underdog – 0542020-04-14T10:23:19+00:00
1 04, 2020

Controlling the Narrative as a Startup Founder During Crisis – 053

2020-04-14T10:39:25+00:00

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QIbbRmox9fI Controlling the narrative as a startup founder in times of crisis is imperative if you want to make sure and manage the perception of how audiences see you. Whether your make a presentation to a potential investor, trying to close a sales deal, or pitching a reporter a press idea, you have to go into each opportunity with a mindset that you have the ability to manage that initial perception and have them seeing you as you want [...]

Controlling the Narrative as a Startup Founder During Crisis – 0532020-04-14T10:39:25+00:00
11 09, 2019

Why You Need to Review & Edit Your Story Before Others See It – 029

2019-11-11T23:49:09+00:00

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yxCsUyVvQi0 It's incredibly rare that your first draft of anything is stellar. And your story is no different. That is why it's imperative that you review and revise (basically self-edit) your story before showing it to someone else. In this video share the primary reasons why you need to do this and how it can make your story more effective. And I'll explain why a powerful quote from the famous writer Stephen Koch can help you edit your own [...]

Why You Need to Review & Edit Your Story Before Others See It – 0292019-11-11T23:49:09+00:00
20 03, 2019

3 Things to Focus Your Story On When Making a Positive Impact on Society – EP – 007

2019-10-22T09:47:22+00:00

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BKoIR9dj_sc 3 takeaways gleaned from the panel I moderated at SXSW this year called "How Your Founder's Story Can Positively Impact The World" with Amy Perez, Founder & CEO of Primal Pit Paste, and Shawn Nelson, Founder & CEO of Lovesac, at the SDG Media Zone. Think all heart, living a good one, and going binary. Thank you to sponsors SAP & PVBLIC Foundation for giving us a platform to support the United Nations 17 Sustainability Development Goals with [...]

3 Things to Focus Your Story On When Making a Positive Impact on Society – EP – 0072019-10-22T09:47:22+00:00
6 03, 2019

Stories Influence Emotions. Emotions Influence Decisions. Hence, Founders-Tell Stories-EP-006

2019-10-01T02:44:18+00:00

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mLvdLYWW4UQ “When dealing with people, remember you are not dealing with creatures of logic, but creatures of emotion.” ~ Dale Carnegie As entrepreneurs, we talk about our business all the time because we need things. We need people to buy something from us. To Invest in our deal. To write about our startup. To take a meeting. To come work for us. Sharing a compelling story with your audience is one of the most effective methods to influence and [...]

Stories Influence Emotions. Emotions Influence Decisions. Hence, Founders-Tell Stories-EP-0062019-10-01T02:44:18+00:00
10 01, 2019

Your Story is Your Most Valuable Asset as a Founder – 5 Reasons Why-001

2019-09-19T21:50:35+00:00

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=la9pk5uQUGE   “No one has your story and that is your power.” ~ Me :-) I’m probably not the first to say this, but I’m going to put it quotes so it looks like I did. Entrepreneurship is hard. Really hard. It can be one of the most challenging things that you ever do. The odds are stacked against you (9 out of 10 businesses fail in the first 5 years). But there is one thing that you have control [...]

Your Story is Your Most Valuable Asset as a Founder – 5 Reasons Why-0012019-09-19T21:50:35+00:00
24 04, 2018

Getting to ‘Aha’ – Jen Groover and The ‘Aha Moment’ That Led to the Butler Bag

2018-08-30T19:10:15+00:00

Learning How to Get to Your Story by Sharing Your Story. Jen Groover at the UN Foundations Global Accelerator event We often hear about how an entrepreneur’s ‘aha moment’ led to an incredible breakthrough which launched a successful business. What we rarely hear is the backstory of what led to that moment... the mental and developmental preparation that took place which enables an ‘aha’ to happen. This post is about Jen Groover, founder of the Butler Bag (a multi-million [...]

Getting to ‘Aha’ – Jen Groover and The ‘Aha Moment’ That Led to the Butler Bag2018-08-30T19:10:15+00:00
15 03, 2018

Simplicity – Why It Matters and How To Make it Part of Your Story: Drew Houston And The Founding Of Dropbox

2018-08-30T19:10:36+00:00

How Drew Houston used the story of forgetting his thumb drive on a 4-hour bus ride as a catalyst for creating Dropbox, a cloud-based storage solution now used by 400M people. Headphones and laptop in hand, Drew Houston stepped on a bus in Boston fully prepared to start cranking out a ton of work.

Simplicity – Why It Matters and How To Make it Part of Your Story: Drew Houston And The Founding Of Dropbox2018-08-30T19:10:36+00:00
1 03, 2016

Turning a Personal Disaster Into a Story That Disrupted An Entire Industry: Carley Roney and The Knot

2017-05-04T21:18:12+00:00

How Carley Roney turned her disastrous wedding experience into a narrative that became the foundation for a $130M global brand. In 1996, Carley Roney, her husband David Liu, and two friends from film school, were sitting in a café trying to think of ways they could capitalize on this new thing called the Internet.

Turning a Personal Disaster Into a Story That Disrupted An Entire Industry: Carley Roney and The Knot2017-05-04T21:18:12+00:00
15 02, 2016

Why Authenticity Needs to Permeate Your Story: The Story of Scott Harrison, Founder of Charity: Water

2017-05-04T21:20:00+00:00

Scott Harrison left his NYC party lifestyle to change the world with water. Now his organization, Charity: Water, has raised over $95 million for 17,000 projects in 24 countries. After a conservative Christian childhood, Scott Harrison started to rebel. At age 18, he grew out his hair, moved to New York City, joined a band, and started drinking and smoking weed.

Why Authenticity Needs to Permeate Your Story: The Story of Scott Harrison, Founder of Charity: Water2017-05-04T21:20:00+00:00
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