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Is Luck Even a Thing in Business?| Ep. #971
In episode #971, we discuss if luck is even a thing. Tune in to hear if success is just a matter of good luck. We have committed to throwing a FREE Marketing School Live Event in Los Angeles, once Marketing School reaches 1M downloads in a 30 day period. Take action: Rate, review, subscribe, and SHARE. Check the progress here! TIME-STAMPED SHOW NOTES: [00:27] Todayâ€™s Topic: Is Luck Even a Thing in Business? [00:35] Neil met Guy Kawasaki and he said he would invest in luck over anything else. [01:10] Jim Collins wrote a post about the â€œReturn on Luckâ€. [01:35] Being white and upper class was a benefit to the founder of Microsoft. [02:00] However, there are many people who grew up that way, so why are there so few people like Bill Gates? [02:20] Luck is great, but you have to work hard to capitalize on it. [02:45] Eric grew up in a middle-class family, but has had a good deal of success. [03:05] There is something to be said for hard work and execution, because you canâ€™t pick luck. [03:30] Eric found his partner at Clickflow through a stroke of luck (by chance). [04:20] Donâ€™t worry about luck, it will just happen. [04:28] Thatâ€™s itâ€™s for today! [04:31] We hit our goal of 1 Million downloads! So, we will be throwing a free event in Los Angeles this June. Check out this website if you would like to attend. Remember: we are capping the event at 500 people, so sign up now, if youâ€™re interested! Leave some feedback: What should we talk about next? Please let us know in the comments below. Did you enjoy this episode? If so, please leave a short review. Connect with us: NeilPatel.com Quick Sprout Growth Everywhere Single Grain Twitter @neilpatel Twitter @ericosiu
Aired 4 months ago 47:36
Second Acts: How Does a Tech Exec Become a Philanthropist?
In a special five-episode mini-season of Working, we talk with people who have had â€œsecond acts,â€ that is people who made a dramatic career pivot at some point in their working lives.Patty Stonesifer was running a computer-book publisher in Indianapolis when Microsoft recruited her to run its publishing division. In 10 years at the company, she rose to senior vice president of the Interactive Media Divisionâ€”where one of the sites she launched was Slate. (Stonesifer is now married to the magazineâ€™s founding editor, Michael Kinsley.) When she left the tech giant, Bill Gates recruited her to lead what became the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. After a decade there, she left to become the president and CEO of Marthaâ€™s Table, a Washington, D.C., nonprofit. She has also served as chair of the Smithsonian Institution Board of Regents, was appointed by President Barack Obama to lead the White House Council for Community Solutions, and is the lead director of the corporate board of Amazon.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aired 5 months ago 30:17
1.10 The Starving Time
During the winter of 1609-1610, the Jamestown colony is going to hit its low mark. During that winter, food shortages would become such a serious problem that nearly two-thirds of the settlers are going to die. Stories of cannibalismÂ emerge from that winter, and eventually, it would lead to theÂ temporary abandonment of the colony. This episode is going to look at the traditional story of that winter, examine if that telling is accurate, and finally, look at the long term effects of the starving time. Plus, if you check this weeks episode out, you'll hear John Smith make an uncomfortable joke about cannibalism.