FUBU's Daymond John on Approaching Celebrities
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.
The Business of Being John Elway
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.
How Family Support System Helps Entrepreneur Grow - Phil McKenzie
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,.
How Parents Support Entrepreneur in Highs and Lows
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.
How Family Encouragement Helps Entrepreneur Grow - Mike Germano
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.
How an Entrepreneur Transitions from Founder to Manager
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.
30 Year Old Entrepreneur Mike Germano on Family Planning Goals
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.
Fabian Pfortmuller on What It Means to Be a Social Entrepreneur
In Chapter 14 of 18 in his 2013 Capture Your Flag interview, entrepreneur and community builder Fabian Pfortmüller answers "How Do You Define Social Entrepreneurship?" Pfortmüller 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
Successful Entrepreneur Behaviors
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.
How Corporate Experience Impacts Entrepreneur Choices
In Chapter 16 of 19 in his 2012 Capture Your Flag interview, Boxee co-founder and head of product Idan Cohen finds the corporate experience especially useful after his startup grows to nearly 50 employees. He learns about what motivates different employees who come in at different stages of the company's growth. This is Idan Cohen's Year 1 CYF interview. Cohen is co-founder and head of product at Boxee Inc, an online video software company.
How to Advise Entrepreneurs
What it means to "go independent" has changed over the years. Plus, here's how advisers can effectively use technology. And, here's how advisers need to speak with some entrepreneurs. WSJ Wealth Adviser's Veronica Dagher reports.
Life Lessons From the Entrepreneur's Experience
In Chapter 4 of 13 in his 2012 Capture Your Flag interview, crowdfunding entrepreneur and IndieGoGo CEO Slava Rubin shares the transferability from work to personal life of handling challenging experiences. He notes what he has learned about receiving feedback and improving his listening and communication skills. Slava Rubin returns to CYF for his Year 3 interview. As CEO and Co-Founder, Rubin has helped transform cause and project fundraising by establishing his company IndieGoGo.
Wadhwa: Best Startup Founders Have Loyal Employees
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.