The Journey of the Entrepreneur: Ramen Noodles to 4 Star Hotels

Chris Brogan talks about projects that have failed and identifies the learning points.  Another key point to note for entrepreneurs is to try your idea, ask a ton of questions and then execute.  Don’t start things in a vacuum.

AJ and Chris also talk about risk when starting your new project and Chris offers some very useful tips, especially when a family is involved.

You can watch the interview with Chris on youtube here.  You can also catch part 1 of our interview with Chris here and part 2 here.

Become a Sociologist

In part two of our interview with Chris Brogan we talk about becoming a sociologist. We need keep design with humans in mind. Chris gives some examples of people you should follow that are great sociologists.

You can watch part two with Chris on youtube.  You can also catch part 1 of our interview with Chris here.

Give Your Ideas Handles

We stopped of in Massachusetts to speak with Chris Brogan.  In part 1 of our interview, AJ went back five years to look at December 12th posts (the day we interviewed him) and talked with Chris about these.  Chris talks about the importance of growing and building your community.

AJ also asks Chris about thinking about your blog readers time, something he mentioned in a Dec 12, 2007 post.  Chris talks about focusing on making your content bite size and how that affects the reader.

You can watch this interview with Chris on youtube.

Tweak your Passion into a Project

In part two of our interview with Saya Hillman she talks about her revenue strategy starting out.  She talks about identifying the goals on her list and tweaking them.  Saya identifies Dance Experiment as one of her goals that she had to tweak to make possible.  She gathered 16 people that she knew but none of them knew each other.  The criteria was that they didn’t know each other, couldn’t dance and were scared to perform in front of people.  She hired a choreographer, rented out a dance studio and practiced with the crew for three months.  There was such a good response that they performed two shows after the first one was sold out.  This is a perfect example of taking an idea and tweaking it into a working project.

Saya offers her advice for aspiring entrepreneurs and people who want to leave their traditional job and start working on something they are passionate about.

You can watch the interview on youtube. If you missed part 1 with Saya you watch it here.

What’s your Side Hustle?

Willie talks about his side hustle and how he has transitioned out of his job at Accenture to his personal career, just under a year ago.  He offers some great advice for young entrepreneurs.

You can watch the interview with Willie on youtube.