How did Adam Strum take Wine Enthusiast from a company that sold cork screws from his attic to a $100 million per year business?
He says much of the success comes from riding the growth of wine consumption. Even in recessions, the wine industry does well. But if you listen to the interview, I think you’ll see there’s more to it than that. Like the way he…
If you bounce from project to project and have a hard time focusing on just one, listen to this interview with Greg Thomson.
Lack of focus is what kept his previous businesses from reaching their potential. Once he learned how to work with his innate curiosity (not eliminate it, but harness its power), he made Tall Tree Games into a $6+ million hit casual game company.
After his previous business failed, Bhavin Turakhia set out to find a better way to capitalize on the growth of the internet in his country, India.
His vision was to create a company that would help other businesses get online. He wanted to help them register their domain names, host their sites and build their online brands. Today the company he launched, Directi Group, is still in the same business, but does so much more. And Bhavin says it’s worth $300 million.
David Sasson was exhausted from holding down a full-time job while running overstockArt, his online store for discount artwork. Then, in 2009, the bad economy hit his company hard and it was in trouble and he wasn’t sure he could pay his employees. That’s when he did something unexpected.
Have you ever had an idea that you considered revolutionary but the rest of the world was blah about?
Jeffrey Taylor’s big idea came to him at 4:30 AM and he was so moved by it that he rushed to a coffee shop to flesh it out. His idea became Monster.com, the largest job search engine in the world. This is the story of how an entrepreneur can execute on a vision, even when his supporters and other businesspeople just don’t get it.