I’m convinced that entrepreneurs are different than regular working people. They see opportunities and jump in, overcoming the risks and setbacks. The dynamic duo of Harry Dubke and Perry Griffith spotted something in the short-term housing market nearby to universities. This niche of the real estate business was never figured out by the giant multi-tenant companies. But Harry and Perry figured it out very quickly, and now they’re poised for a great run.
I love it when entrepreneurs are at the right place and the right time. My next guest found just that with the convergence of a massive rise in “solopreneurs” and a grossly underserved market of people who still don’t know how to use social media.
Rolan Reichel of Arrow found a massive and underserved market. He and his team invented precisely the right software to help this group gain new clients. This could become a huge new market.
What would it take to keep you in the front of your business sector? For Denis Huré it was his commitment to continuous innovation. But that’s not all. He also had a brilliant path to get where he is now: The number 1 digital entertainment rewards platform in the world. That path began in marketing and widened to include becoming an expert in technology. The combination of the two would give Denis a huge advantage over his competition.
Confidence is rarely lacking in disruptive leaders. Doug Standley of niolabs is no exception. In his years leading teams at Deloitte, he was nicknamed “the scud missile” due to his sharp honesty. During the years from 2004 to 2013, companies were spending tons of money on technologies based on a model of supply economics, not demand economics. In those years, Doug saved a lot of money and created a lot of wealth for a lot of very large companies.