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Episode 99- Guy Raz on The Unexpected Paths to Success from the World’s Most Inspiring Entrepreneurs

September 17, 2020 • Book Club
Guy Raz

Guy Raz has interviewed more than 6,000 people from Bill Gates to Mark Cuban to Taylor Swift. Described by The New York Times as “one of the most popular podcasters in history,” Guy is the co-creator of How I Built ThisTED Radio Hour and the NPR kids podcast Wow In The World with a combined audience of more than 19 million listeners each month. His new book, How I Built Thisshares the behind-the-scenes stories of the world’s most inspiring entrepreneurs and the companies they built. On this episode, we talk about how to have more meaningful conversations, the biggest myths of entrepreneurship, and why every business is ultimately a story.

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Show Notes

  • How Guy first started his career in journalism as an intern at NPR (2:03)
  • What he learned as a war correspondent covering the wars in Iraq, Afghanistan, and Macedonia (4:42)
  • The three keys to meaningful conversations: curiosity, empathy and listening (9:37)
  • The most memorable interviews he’s ever done (14:27)
  • Entrepreneurs are risk takers and other myths of entrepreneurship (18:38)
  • The common threads of successful people (19:58)
  • How the most successful entrepreneurs have welcomed rejection (21:08)
  • Every business is a story- and that story drives connection (26:17)
  • Every business is a series of problems to be solved (29:16)
  • The difference between “dangerous” and “scary” (35:00)
  • The art of the pivot (37:47)

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