Founders

Founders

A podcast about history's greatest entrepreneurs.

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    Setting The Table: The Transforming Power of Hospitality in Business by Danny Meyer

    :30 This is not a typical business book

    4:00 Why don't you just do what you've been thinking about doing your whole life?

    8:00 How Danny learned from other founders on what to do and what to avoid

    18:00 The smartest business decision I ever made

    20:00 Optionality as a nonnegotiable

    23:30 Inadequate focus on core product

    27:00 The founding of Shake Shack is an example of this great quote from Jeff Bezos: "We know from our past experiences that big things start small. The biggest oak starts from an acorn. If you want to do anything new you’ve got to be willing to let that acorn grow into a little sapling and finally into a small tree and maybe one day it will be a big business on its own."

    38:00 Advice from Stanley Marcus (Neiman Marcus): "The road to success is paved with mistakes well handled."

    Buy the book! Setting The Table: The Transforming Power of Hospitality in Business by Danny Meyer :30 This is not a typical business book

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    Becoming Steve Jobs: The Evolution of a Reckless Upstart into a Visionary Leader

    0:30 Learning from great company-builders

    5:00 Steve Jobs verbal mastery

    10:00 The failed negotiations between NeXT and IBM

    18:00 "But how can he be a turnaround expert when he eats his lunch alone in his office, with food served to him on china that looks like it came from Versailles?"

    22:00 "You can't go to the library and find a book titled The Business Model for Animation. The reason you can't is because there's only one company [Disney] that's ever done it well, and they were not interested in telling the world how lucrative it was."

    29:00 Bill Gates on Steve's simplicity

    33:00 Steve Jobs on being an artist

    34:00 Apple pays half billion dollars to rehire Steve Jobs

    38:00 "The company is one of the most amazing inventions of humans, this abstract construct that is incredibly powerful."

    42:00 Unlocking secrets

    45:00 Who gives a fuck about the channel?

    52:00 "It's not about how fast you do something, it's about doing your level best."

    55:00 Deep Restlessness

    59:00 "Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven't found it yet, keep looking. Don't settle."

    1:08:00 Bill Gates on the negotiations between Pixar and Disney

    1:12:00 Buy Becoming Steve Jobs: The Evolution of a Reckless Upstart into a Visionary Leader

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    Let My People Go Surfing: The Education of a Reluctant Businessman

    1:00 If you want to understand the entrepreneur study the juvenile delinquent

    4:00 Being an 80 percenter

    12:30 Why are you in business?

    24:00 How you do one thing is how you do all things

    27:30 Innovation vs Invention

    32:00 Ideas should come from as close to the source as possible

    34:00 Nonfiction marketing

    37:30 Quality as a financial strategy/ no exit strategy / natural growth

    44:00 Management by absence / decentralization / evolution as opportunity

    57:00 The way toward mastery of any endeavor is to work toward simplicity

    59:00 How you can support Founders:

    Get a free audiobook by going to http://audibletrial.com/founders

    Buy Let My People Go Surfing: The Education of a Reluctant Businessman by Yvon Chouinard http://amzn.to/2CqUf6H

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    The Everything Store: Jeff Bezos and The Age of Amazon

    :02 The Philosopher CEO

    9:00 Jeff Bezos in his 20s and the idea for Amazon

    21:00 Jeff Bezos’ regret minimization framework

    32:10 Customers not competitors

    40:00 Bezos on work life harmony

    43:00 There will be no John Sculley at Amazon

    46:30 Focus on the customer and frugality

    51:30 The founder of Costco gives Jeff Bezos advice

    59:05 “If you’re not good, Jeff will chew you up and spit you out. And if you’re good, he will jump on your back and ride you into the ground.”

    1:02:30 Jeff’s counterintuitive point on communication: “Communication is a sign of dysfunction.”

    1:08:15 A different approach to meetings/ working backwards from the press release

    1:13:00 No room for gatekeepers in the digital age

    1:15:01 An email from the first CFO of Amazon

    1:22:30 How you can support Founders: Get a free audiobook by going to http://audibletrial.com/founders Read The Everything Store: Jeff Bezos and The Age of Amazon by Brad Stone http://amzn.to/2zUMXGf Get key insights from 2200+ bestselling nonfiction books, transformed into powerful packs you can read or listen to in just 15 minutes by using Blinkist. Get 20% off by going to http://www.blinkist.com/founders

    1:26:00 Upcoming books: The First Tycoon: The Epic Life of Cornelius Vanderbilt, Let My People Go Surfing: The Education of a Reluctant Businessman, Becoming Steve Jobs: The Evolution of a Reckless Upstart into a Visionary Leader

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    Leonardo da Vinci

    Read Leonardo da Vinci by Walter Isaacson http://amzn.to/2ztH834

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    Preview of A Truck Full of Money: Coding, Mania, Love, Genius, The Life of an American Entrepreneur

    Read A Truck Full of Money: Coding, Mania, Love, Genius, The Life of an American Entrepreneur by Tracy Kidder http://amzn.to/2hXZJNy

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    The Intel Trinity: How Robert Noyce, Gordon Moore, and Andy Grove Built the World's Most Important Company

    Read The Intel Trinity: How Robert Noyce, Gordon Moore, and Andy Grove Built the World's Most Important Company by Michael S. Malone http://amzn.to/2ztC2DI

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    Steve Jobs

    Read Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson http://amzn.to/2zvvgO4

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    The Patriarch: The Remarkable Life and Turbulent Times of Joseph P. Kennedy

    Read The Patriarch: The Remarkable Life and Turbulent Times of Joseph P. Kennedy by David Nasaw http://amzn.to/2AaOueP

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