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We're on a mission. We're going to find and uncover the smartest, most successful entrepreneurs on the planet. Explore their highs, their lows and how they ultimately mastered the game. I'm Martyn Cook and I'm excited to welcome you to the Smarter Destiny Podcast. I'm grateful for you and your time,… read more

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#14 - Alex Brown

 

Alex Brown show notes

  • 00:30 - Introducing Alex Brown
  • 04:30 - When would you place your origins as an entrepreneur? - AB: I come from an entrepreneur family…
  • 07:55 - What was your college degree on? - AB: It was in business, ironically
  • 10:20 - What happened after college and how did you meet Chris? - AB: We were introduced by someone in common. 
  • 11:26 - About Chris’s skills on crowdfunding
  • 16:20 - What are the pillars of success when crowdfunding? - AB: “When you have something that is not real yet, you must create confidence in the people so they support your idea”
  • 20:05 - Do you still believe in pre launching products? - AB: “If I did that today I’d invest time into building the brand before launching the campaign”
  • 22:35 - Name the most important drivers behind that pre launch - AB: First analize what resonates with the audience, then make a great video with that information.
  • 24:20 - About The Dollar Beard Club
  • 35:20 - AB: “Being young and naive in the world of business we didn’t realize the importance of encouraging consumption”
  • 38:20 - Any mistakes you’ve made and learnt from? 
  • 41:33 - What brands have you learnt a lot from?
  • 51:30 - What are you doing with your time now that you exited your position on the Beard Club? 
  • 01:01:16 - QUICK FIRE QUESTIONS
  • Any unusual drinking or eating habits? - Intermittent fasten.
  • What do you think people eat a lot and shouldn't? - Processed food.
  • How do you get yourself into a state of flow? - Fasten, meditation and stretching before the gym. Also doing fun stuff.
  • What silly thing people should do more of? - Make people laugh.
  • What habit or opinion you have that people tend to disagree with? - Wanting to be liked by everyone.
  • What nontraditional lesson would you give at school? - Mindfulness.
  • What book had the biggest impact on your life? - “The power of now” by Eckhart Tolle. “Never lose a customer again” by Joey Coleman. “This is marketing” by Seth Godin.
  • What do you do to get inspired? - Outside. Getting around with high level people.
  • What’s the best advice ever given to you? - My father “Really take care of your customers and focus on relationships”
  • Would you rather fight one horse sized duck or one hundred duck sized horses? - One hundred small horses
  • How would you convince someone to do something good that they didn’t want to do? - Empathising and seeing why this is important. If that doesn’t work, physically force them to do it with my hundred tiny horse army.
  • What makes you happiest? - Relationships, people. And playing music.
  • Any ask or requests from the audience? - Be mindful with your business.

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