Taking Joy In Other People’s Success - Josh Linkner - Entrepreneur Intel - Episode # 11

This week’s featured guest is someone who has successfully launched and exited 5 tech companies. He’s a 4x New York Times Best Selling Author, and recipient of the United States Presidential Champion of Change Award. Welcome to the show, Co-Founder of Muditā Venture Partners, Platypus Labs, and ImpactEleven, Josh Linkner!

Josh joins Host Wes Mathews talks about his journey of entrepreneurship and his philosophy of 'finding a way'. Josh shares his venture into venture capital, his experiences as an author, and how his jazz guitar skills made him a better entrepreneur. 

  • Entrepreneurs have the ability to make things possible despite challenges by finding a way and showcasing ingenuity and resolve. The key is to navigate obstacles with determination and agency to overcome adversities and succeed in various industries.
  • In starting a new venture, consider embracing unconventional ideas and strategies that differentiate you from the competition. Identify untapped opportunities like digital promotions that others may be overlooking to stand out in the market.
  • As an entrepreneur, it's important to diversify your investments and not have all your net worth tied up in a single business to reduce risk. Taking some profits off the table can provide financial security while continuing to build and grow your business
  • Knowing when to transition from being innovative on the fly to organized and structured in leadership is crucial as a company grows. It's essential to recognize when your skills and approach need to adapt to the changing needs of your organization.
  • Entrepreneurs should focus on solving a significant problem in a novel way rather than just falling in love with an idea. Seeking to be unique in addressing a specific problem can attract early-stage investors and set businesses apart from the competition.
  • It’s important to challenge conventional approaches when facing challenges or opportunities. Embracing the idea of doing the complete opposite of what's been done before can lead to success.
  • For entrepreneurs, true fulfillment comes from creating impact, solving tough problems, and fulfilling one's potential rather than just seeking leisure and relaxation. Entrepreneurs are wired to constantly innovate and contribute.

Quote of the Show:
  • “Instead of being cutthroat, what if we did it and we were supportive and we prioritized generosity and kindness and compassion.” - Josh Linkner


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