Big data has been at the center of conversation is business, politics, and marketing for the last few years. We are in a time in history in which we have more data than ever before. Data is great, but what do we do to fully understand it and use it to the benefit of building our dreams, ideas, and businesses? Jim Caruso is the co-founder and CEO of Apollo Program where they have set out to allow their customers to understand their customers better through the use of data.
What holds us back from reaching the possibilities of our dreams and ideas? Many people blame funding, not knowing where to start, fear, or getting the breakthrough opportunity.
There are things that you know, things you know you don't know, and things you don't know that you don't know. As an entrepreneur how do you navigate the icebergs that could derail your ideas, dreams, startups, or business? Todd and Kim Saxton set out to answer that very question by using their experience as entrepreneurs and academics. This led them to write 'The Titanic Effect' to help entrepreneurs successfully avoid the mistakes that most startup founders make.
What does true success look like as an entrepreneur? We must first redefine success and entrepreneurship to be able to find true entrepreneurial success. Anik Singal was able to find success early but it took economic collapse to find passion and purpose.
So you went to college, you owe thousands in student loans, and now you can't find a job in the competitive job market. What do you do next? Why not think outside the box and do something different? MC Miller and his team is on a mission to help others think outside the normal solution by placing them in well paying jobs throughout Asia. This could be a short term or long term placement. By thinking outside the traditional or normal way of living he has helped many find the true freedom they in their own lives.
Chad Frey is at the bleeding edge of the Maker Movement. Chad shares how entrepreneurs and makers are changing education through S.T.E.M. and S.T.E.A.M. By bringing the maker movement directly into schools we are able to shape the next generation of innovators and influencers to think outside the box and bring new solutions to the problems they face.
In today's episode Chad and I also discuss education, co-working, makerspaces, diversity, the social responsibility of entrepreneurs, the importance of the arts, a maker manifesto, finding the right vocation, having informed conversations, and much more.
In this episode I breakaway from our normal interview style and share some of my thoughts about being a dreamer, worldview, taking risk, passion, and the origins of jumbleThink. I also share some resources that I love and recommend. Links to resources are on the episode page.
In this episode I talk to Kïrsten Blake the creator and founder of Chapter Be, writer, and podcaster. She discusses new chapters of life, the importance of collaboration & community, overcoming fear, and current trends in education. Her stories will encourage you to explore what could be and chase your dreams.