Secret Academy Episode - Jay Samit
About:

Jay Samit is a dynamic entrepreneur, advocate of transformational change in business, and the author of internationally best-selling book "Disrupt You!" He has worked with huge names like Bill Gates and Steve Jobs, helping to spot trends and innovate to better the future. He helped grow companies like Ebay and Linkedin and established breakthrough advances in internet marketing and social networks. Jay took his talents and experience to the next level by motivating others to innovate, embrace change, and make a difference using his book and doing speaking engagements all across the world.

Lesson's in Today's Interview:
  • "Disrupt You!" was initially meant to be a tool to teach others how to build a high tech start up
  • You only need two things to have success in business: insight and perseverance
  • Entrepreneurship is not about selling products; it's about solving problems
  • The number one business that fails in the United States
  • If you don't have a business model or know how to monetize, then it's only a hobby
  • Disruption is about making a change after which the world cannot go back
  • If someone is not open to learning, then he/she will make a horrible entrepreneur
  • True entrepreneurs aren't seeking dollars; they are seeking to create and build something
  • The zombie idea
  • The strategy of refining businesses using data
  • What was the one piece of insight that allowed Apple to be created
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