Daymond John, founder of the FUBU clothing line and a serial entrepreneur who stars on the hit TV show “Shark Tank”, talks to the WSJ’s Lee Hawkins about his early years, and how he persuaded celebrities to wear his FUBU-branded clothing.
Stan Lee, the legendary former president and chairman of Marvel Comics and Founder, Chairman and Chief Creative Officer of Pow! Entertainment, talks to the WSJ's Lee Hawkins about what it takes for young writers to be successful in the comic book industry.
In Chapter 6 of 13 in his 2013 Capture Your Flag interview, technology entrepreneur Idan Cohen answers "In What Ways Did Your Responsibilities Change in the Six Years of Growing Your Startup?" When he and his two co-founders started Boxee, they needed to team up and do everything. As the startup grows, the founders keep the vision and hire more professional and talented employees to execute on that vision. Idan Cohen is a technology entrepreneur and product management leader at Samsung.
NFL legend, sports broadcaster and Denver Broncos executive John Elway talks to Lee Hawkins about how he turned his successful NFL career into a long-lasting brand for himself and the various business ventures he's become involved in since leaving the NFL.
In Chapter 1 of 18 in his 2013 Capture Your Flag interview, entrepreneur Phil McKenzie answers "Where Has Your Family Been Most Supportive in Your Career Development?" He finds support in his family's encouragement and how it has helped him stay positive. Being reassured by his parents provides a stress outlet that helps him fight through the entrepreneurial struggle. Philip L. McKenzie is the Founder and Global Curator of Influencer Conference,.
In Chapter 6 of 19 in her 2012 Capture Your Flag interview, female entrepreneur Hattie Grace Elliot answers "Where Has Your Family Been Most Supportive in Your Career Development?" Elliot notes how her parents have supported her by celebrating the highs of her entrepreneur journey and also being there for her during hard times. The experience seeing her parents find joy and pride raising a family makes Elliot realize how much she wants kids. Hattie Grace Elliot is the founder of The Grace List.
In Chapter 13 of 17, entrepreneur and Moo founder Richard Moross shares lessons learned about his sociological and behavioral development while building his business over a six-year period. Moross highlights the transition from an instinctual, energetic, passionate role as founder to a more composed, relaxed and calculated role as manager. The transformation plays a huge role in Moross' personal and professional development and complements an his increasingly refined communications skills.
In Chapter 3 of 20 in his 2013 Capture Your Flag interview, Carrot Creative social media agency CEO Mike Germano answers "Where Has Your Family Been Most Supportive in Your Career Development?" Germano notes how his parents have never made him feel held back. By being encouraged to freely pursue his own path and receiving constant support through the journey, Germano is able to more fully embrace his entrepreneurial career path. Mike Germano is co-founder and CEO of Carrot Creative in Brooklyn.
In Chapter 20 of 20 in his 2013 Capture Your Flag interview, Carrot Creative social media agency CEO Mike Germano answers "What Steps Are You Taking to Do What is Best For Your Family and Your Future?" Germano talks about the work he is doing to be a more attentive husband and to take better care of his own health. He notes how this will become increasingly important as he and his wife have children and start a family. Germano is co-founder and CEO of the social media agency Carrot Creative.
In Chapter 15 of 19 in her 2012 Capture Your Flag interview, female entrepreneur Hattie Grace Elliot answers "How Do You Balance Experimentation and Commitment in the Projects That You Pursue?" Elliot notes that to be a successful entrepreneur one must be stubborn - almost delusional - yet open-minded enough to be flexible and try out new options or let old ones go at the right time. Hattie Grace Elliot is the founder and CEO of The Grace List, a social networking company.
In Chapter 14 of 18 in his 2013 Capture Your Flag interview, entrepreneur and community builder Fabian Pfortmuller answers "How Do You Define Social Entrepreneurship?" Pfortmuller sees a social entrepreneur as one who builds an organization that tries to optimize positive impact by using the traditional means a business structure provides. He shares how his own work at Holstee relates to this definition and the balance he tries to find between making financial ends meet and creating that impact.
Entrepreneur Vivek Wadhwa says one of the best things he ever did was treat his employees “like family”. They returned his kindness with loyalty when things got tough. His wife even bought Christmas gifts for their children, he says.